Miriam Jung @ Motto Berlin. 20.01.2017

Posted in events on January 17th, 2017

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Miriam Jung @ Motto Berlin. 20.01.2017
from 6pm

Looking At by Miriam Jung
(edition of 200, softcover, 64 pages, printed in Berlin, Germany December 2016)

In summer 2016 I posted an advertisement on craigslist looking for ‘attractive casual men that are comfortable being naked and looked at for an art project: one on one photo session, b/w on film, no make-up or props, definitely no porn.’ Practically all of the replies were driven by a serious interest in joining the project and I met with 7 candidates for an introduction meeting before setting up a date for the session. All sessions were held under the same condition in a daylight studio with me and the model and an analogue camera using a 50mm lens only.

The sessions gave me room to study the male body and to train my view, to explore my own gaze as an ongoing process actually, and to find my own way of representing it in the picture. Nothing about it is a natural action and it initially evoked questions of power relations and social conditioning.

The book Looking At now gathers a picture selection of 5 photo sessions.

Agenda 2017 LET’S GO/ HUR SMART ÄR DU. Erik Steinbrecher. Rakete.co

Posted in Artist Book on January 14th, 2017
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Agenda 2017 LET’S GO/
HUR SMART ÄR DU

The artist’s first handy publication this year consists an international business agenda, a magazine and an airport cosmetic bag.
This work has a light and decorative look. It includes pictures and illustrations from the press news showing portraits of celebrities, actors, artists and politicians.

Published by rakete.co

book, brochure and bag
48+20 pages
First Edition 100 copies
€18

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Harvard Design Magazine #43. Jennifer Sigler, Leah Whitman-Salkin (Eds). Harvard.

Posted in art, design, distribution, magazines, Wholesale on January 12th, 2017
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The more stuff we accumulate, the more space we need to store it all. Vast portions of the landscape are claimed and governed by spaces of storage, their maintenance, and the goods that move through them—or remain buried within them indefinitely.
This issue of Harvard Design Magazine investigates and unpacks the contents, containers, and systems of storage that organize our world.
Storage is the aggregation and containment of the material and immaterial stuff of culture; but also the safeguarding—or hoarding—of energy and tools for some imagined future purpose. How does all this stuff mask or overcompensate for economic and ecological bankruptcy? Is storage about greed or need? Storage, perhaps, is everything we can live without but insist on living with.
“Shelf Life” explores what’s inside the box (shed, tank, urn, vault, crypt, crate, case, pot, bag, vat, morgue, safe, bin, archive, warehouse, cabinet, cellar, cemetery, depository, locker, freezer, landfill, library). Even as we attempt to reduce and recycle, the stuff that we dispose of also needs to be stored. Where do we put it? Our planet is now a saturated receptacle. This warehouse is full, and we’re all inside it.

Edited by Jennifer Sigler & Leah Whitman-Salkin.
Published by Harvard
Language: English
Pages: 199
Size: 30.5 x 22 cm
Weight: 810 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 074470577119

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Ecocore #5. Alessandro Bava (Ed).

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, Wholesale on January 11th, 2017
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Issue V
The Issue of Narcissism

Narcissus is pretty. Narcissus doesn’t love you.
ECOCORE exploits Narcissus as the symbol of the modern subject. Our imagination of the subject is made intricate by new perspectives on identity, the virtual, transcendence and how our aesthetic embodiment relates to capitalism. What are we as subjects and why is this question so often explored as a discourse of the body? What is our ‘nature’, and how do we get to it? How do we commune with the external as if it weren’t hostile? How do we cultivate an environment we want to participate in? Our psychic/social ecology meets with the environmental in haemorrhage of inner to outer.
Narcissism is pathologised as a personality disorder/a phenomenon/a force that affects our precarious relation to the other. Our tech-driven, screen-gazing society enables a solipsistic narcissism, to the extent that we can identify it as typical of our cultural mood, our pixelated age. Narcissism is easily read as a destructive impulse towards extinguishing otherness, but is also identified as a traumatised and debilitated loving in which the only happy love can be the contained self-love by which all libidinal investment belongs to the ego.
Your mouth is the only part of yourself that you can kiss in the mirror.

Featuring: Gabriele Beveridge, Martin Soto Climent, Patrizio di Massimo, Buck Ellison, DeSe Escobar, Seth Fluker, Isa Genzken, Rochelle Goldberg, Ethan James Green, Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, Richard Hawkins, Lukas Hofmann, Lars TCF Holdhus / TCF Tea, Adrian Manuel Huber, Benjamin Ahmed Huseby, Emily Jones, Marie Karlberg, Veit Laurent Kurz, Paul Levack, Stefanos Mandrake, Marco Pio Mucci, Josip Novosel, Lisa Radon, Stefan Schwartzman, Ser Brandon Castro Serpas, SSTMRT, Anthony Symonds, Frances Stark, Thomas Tait, Anna Uddenberg, Francesco Vezzoli, Tore Wallert, Phillip Zach, Jamie Sterns, Eli Pitegoff, Michele d’Aurizio, Fabrizio Ballabio, Boris Groys, Kristin Dombek.

 

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Nihil Ad Rem. GX Jupitter-Larsen. Hesse Press.

Posted in art, distribution, performance, Wholesale on January 5th, 2017
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GX Jupitter-Larsen is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. In Nihil Ad Rem, his well-known performance art group The Haters is extensively documented from its inception to the present. From tearing paper in 1979, to blowing up hillsides in 1986, to amplifying erosion during the 1990s and 00s, to recent paintings, Jupitter-Larsen’s work celebrates entropy and his own self-created lexicon of units of measurement.

Pages: 64
Size: 16,5 x 23 cm
Weight: 240 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9780990635185

€25.00

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INCA Press @ Motto Berlin. January 10th, 2017

Posted in events on January 5th, 2017
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INCA Press @ Motto Berlin
Tuesday, January 10th 7-9pm
(reading and discussion)

Please join us Tuesday, January 10th 7-9pm for the Berlin launch of the first three titles from INCA Press including “To Make a Public: Temporary Art Review 2011-16,” “Forms of Education: Couldn’t Get a Sense of It” and “Free as in Free…” published on the occasion of the 11th Gwangju Biennial. This reading and discussion will focus on contemporary challenges of teaching art within academic institutions, alternative education models, and the role of artists’ publications in times of social and political crisis with Irena Boric of INCA Press, Sarrita Hunn of Temporary Art Review, and Ferdiansyah Thajib of KUNCI Cultural Studies Center, Yogyakarta.

Institute for New Connotative Action (INCA) Press is based in Seattle, WA and Maribor, Slovenia.
Editors: Aeron Bergman, Alejandra Salinas, Irena Borić
Distributed by Motto Berlin

BOOKS:
To Make a Public: Temporary Art Review 2011-2016
A selected anthology of the first five years of online publication Temporary Art Review with contributions from Shannon Stratton, Steven Cottingham, Plug Projects, Good Weather, Transformazium, Kareem Reid, Anya Ventura, Matthew Fluharty (Art of the Rural), Cameron Shaw and Amanda Brinkman (Pelican Bomb), Taylor Renee and Jessica Lynne (ARTS.BLACK), contemptorary, Ryan Wong, Rianna Jade Parker, Rozsa Zita Farkas, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Gretchen Coombs, ACRE, The Black Artists Retreat, Signal Fire, Lauren Frances Adams with Occupy Museums, Mary Coyne, Sam Gould, Abigail Satinsky, Anthony Romero, Sarrita Hunn with Jonas Staal and many others.
Editors: Sarrita Hunn and James McAnally
Design: Haynes Riley

Free as in Free…
Published on the occasion of the 11th Gwangju Biennial.
In collaboration with Publication Studio.
Don Mee Choi, Daisuke Kosugi & Ina Hagen, Cia Rinne, Talena Lashelle Queen, OEI, Klara Glosova, Rae Armantrout, Aeron Bergman & Alejandra Salinas, Mikko Kuorinki, manuel arturo abreu, Matthew Offenbacher, Jacob Wren, US English, Hami Bahadori, Justen Waterhouse.

Forms of Education: Couldn’t Get a Sense of It
Gregory Sholette, Eunsong Kim, Pablo Helguera, Duba Sambolec, MFA noMFA, Shelly Asquith, Roee Rosen, Aurora Harris, Ted Heibert, Mohamed Ali Fadlabi, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Marjetica Potrč, Escuela de Garaje, Vancouver Institute for Social Research, Judy Chicago, Bisan Abu-Eisheh, Diego Bruno, Clare Butcher, Chus Martinez, Sezgin Boynik, Audun Mortensen, Aeron Bergman & Alejandra Salinas, Irena Boric, Sondra Perry & Nicole Maloof, Robert Paul Wolff, Chris Kraus, Martha Rosler, Tadej Pogačar, and Walid Raad.
Editors: Aeron Bergman, Alejandra Salinas, Irena Borić
Design: Rafaela Dražić

GUESTS:
Irena Borić is independent curator, based in Maribor, Slovenia. She often works within a group of curators and/or artists. Current collaborative projects are Shame on You! and net.cube. Recent exhibitions include: Pipe Dream (Vienna, 2015), Dreamers (Zagreb, 2016), net.cube: The Day My Internet Art Payed Off! (Velika Gorica, 2016) and Glass Ceilings (Maribor, 2016).

Sarrita Hunn is co-founder and editor of Temporary Art Review, a online platform for contemporary art criticism that focuses on alternative spaces and critical exchange among disparate art communities. Her own often collaborative practice focuses on the culturally, socially, and politically transformative potential of artist-centered activity.

Ferdiansyah Thajib is a member of KUNCI Cultural Studies Center, Yogyakarta. He is currently a Phd Candidate at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin. His life work is situated in the intersections of theory and praxis, with specific research interests on queer modes of endurance and forms of affective entanglement in everyday life.

E.R.O.S. Issue 8. Sami Jallili (ed). EROS Press.

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, Wholesale, writing on January 4th, 2017
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Issue 8 – Self/Love

Sally O’Reilly, Daniella Valz Gen, Victor Burgin, Olivier Richon, Joseph Noonan-Ganley, Tim Etchells, Adrian Paci, Philippa Snow, Lara Konrad, Hannah Regel, Naomi Segal, Alice Hattrick, Sophie Calle, Megan Nolan, Alex Cecchetti, Anthony Auerbach, Oisín Byrne, Patrick Coyle, Isobel Wohl, Marine Hugonnier & Michael Newman, Adrian Rifkin, Jessica Worden, Ann-Marie James, Tai Shani, Francesco Pedraglio and Lauren De Sa Naylor.

Edited by Sami Jallili.
Published by EROS Press

Size: 18.7 x 12.7 cm
Weight: 348 g
Binding: Softcover

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Atlas Soccer. Marco Mazzoni. Bruno.

Posted in art, collage, distribution, Wholesale on January 2nd, 2017
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Atlas soccer is part of atlas, a collection of images taken from newspapers and gathered from 1990 to 2010 and later filed by subject. The material, exclusively in paper format, was found by chance and collected without a particular reason other than the compulsive attraction to the photographic image. It was only later, in the filing process, that it has found its current form, a sort of map of the author’s obsessions.
Atlas soccer is different from other, more uniform, collections in that inside the soccer world there are an infinite series of sub-categories that can be traced back to the actions and gestures taking place on the 90 minutes of the match. This chain of gestures opens to wider reflections on performance and production. Every gesture goes beyond its primary nature of spontaneous action and into the hybrid territory of representation. Soccer players, modern heroes relentlessly followed by camera lenses, give vent to their narration in a chain of poses that find their outlet in the image itself, displaying forms dripping with erotism and involuntary history of art. The match becomes synonym with the world; its gestures being its subjective variant.

 

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Shifter 23: Withdrawn: A Discourse. Thom Donovan, Sreshta Rit Premnath (Eds). Shifter Magazine.

Posted in art, magazines, photography, writing on December 20th, 2016
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A book of metadiscourse, Withdrawn: A Discourse consists of 50 letters composed by Thom Donovan to the proper names of living personages which appear in his currently unpublished second book of poems, Withdrawn. In response to his letters and copies of Withdrawn in manuscript, thirty-two addressees offer images, letters, drawings, poems, essays, dream journal entries, art works, documents, and manifestos. Withdrawn: a Discourse also includes Donovan’s correspondence for the project; an essay regarding the “authorless” book; as well as a review of Withdrawn by poet and translator, Ian Dreiblatt.

Other contributors include: Adam Pendleton, Not an Alternative, Ben Kinmont, Bhanu Kapil, Brandon Brown, Brian Holmes, Brian Whitener, Bruce Andrews, CA Conrad, Charles Bernstein, Chase Granoff, Claire Pentecost, cris cheek, David Buuck, Dodie Bellamy, Jordan Scott, Eléna Rivera, Etel Adnan, Fred Moten, Fred Tomaselli, Gregory Sholette, Jennifer Scappettone, Kathy Westwater, Mary Austin Speaker, Melissa Buzzeo, Rigo 23, Rob Halpern, Robert Kocik, Sanford Biggers, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Stephen Collis, and Tyrone Williams.

Edited by Thom Donovan & Sreshta Rit Premnath

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Berlin, Zürich, Zürich, Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, London. Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff. Humboldt Books

Posted in distribution, photography, Wholesale on December 19th, 2016
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Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff’s book collects black and white photographs taken at apartment viewings in Berlin, London and Zürich in 2015, and exhibited at Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi in Berlin the same year. The images render a landscape of apartments, mostly empty, punctuated by potential buyers or renters projecting their own possible futures onto the spaces. The photographs blend into each other as if one building, aggregating material treatments, fixtures, flooring, and faucets in their extraordinary specificity; or as if one city, seen from the inside as a picture of a private public sphere. The book includes a new text by writer Pablo Larios elaborating on the staging of personal environments and the relationship between figure and ground in Henkel and Pitegoff’s work.

Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff (b. 1988/1987, US) are artists who work together in Berlin. From 2013 until 2015 they ran New Theater in Berlin, a theater and performance space where they produced amateur plays with writers, musicians and visual artists. Their work has been shown at the 9th Berlin Biennale, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin; Witte de With, Rotterdam; the Galerie für Zeitgennössische Kunst, Leipzig; the Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; the Kunsthalle Bern,; and the Whitney Museum, New York.

 €28.00