PART 01 SONG MOUNTAIN AREA THE CENTRE DIRECTION. Fanny Zaman. a.pass

Posted in art, Artist Book, books on December 6th, 2022
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PART 01 SONG MOUNTAIN AREA THE CENTRE DIRECTION (book and DVD) presents a portrait of a mountain. The mountain is situated in the Chinese district Dengfeng in the center of Henan province. The mountain is holy and the area “energetic” and famous for its martial arts tradition.
The mountain base is inhabited and the surrounding area is mainly a mining district. This combination of activities, this coalition of dust and bodies, is it coincidental, collateral or merely a minor detail in the eternal realms of Chinese cosmology? THE CENTRE DIRECTION is a critical portrait of a mountain at the crossroad of rumors, facts and choreography.

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Ali Cherri: Earth, Fire, Water. Éditions Dilecta

Posted in art, Artist Book, drawing, sculpture on December 5th, 2022
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This publication is the first monograph by Ali Cherri. Through an introduction by the artist, four essays and an interview, this book reveals the political, aesthetic and dreamlike dimensions of a work that the artist has been developing for over fifteen years.

Born in Beirut, Ali Cherri lives and works between Beirut and Paris. He belongs to this generation of Lebanese artists born during the civil war whose work has been strongly affected by this context of instability.

Texts by Ali Cherri, Aaron Cezar, Tarek El-Ariss, Nicole Brenez, Hannah Feldman, Roxana Azimi.

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Potpuri No. 01

Posted in art, magazines on December 4th, 2022
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Gazeta 01, 09/22

“Potpuri” is a collaborative publication of Termokiss Community Center (Prishtina, Kosovo) and the Master in Transdisciplinarity of the Zurich University of the Arts (Switzerland) which is published as a printed magazine and a website (www.termokissresearch.club).

Project Team: Argnes Ahmeti, Thassiannira Araujo Sousa, Bujar Aruqaj, Ardita Avdija, Rozafa Basha, Caroline Baur, Anna Bertram, Frederic Bron, Lea Burkhalter, Mara Djukaric, Njomza Dragusha, Fisnik Eger, Niştiman Erdede, Hannah Essler, Nicole Frei, Christian Gieben, Sofia Hachemi, Ervina Halili, Etrit Hasler, Valentin Hehl, Adelina Ismaili, Tinka Kelmendi, Diona Kusari, Ludwig Lederer, Nora Longatti, Roxani Marty Pavlaki, Kushtrim Memeti, Elisa Pezza, Merlin Pohl, Era Qena, Jan Reimann, Marcel Rickli , Basil Rogger, Tosca Salihu, Jehisson Santacruz Giraldo, Shpat Shkodra, Tobias Stumpp, Endrit Tasholli, Paula Thomaka, Arian Vula, Judith Weidmann, Wiebke Wiesner.

Contributors: Thassiannira Araujo Sousa, Ardita Avdija, Frederick Bron, Njomza Dragusha, Fisnik Eger, Niştiman Erdede, Hannah Essler, Fabian Gutscher, Emanuel Haab, Adelina Ismaili, Tinka Kelmendi, Nikola Koruga, Diona Kusari, Nora Longatti, Roxani Marty Pavlaki, Elisa Pezza, Era Qena, Marcel Rickli, Shpat Shkodra, Endrit Tasholli, Arian Vula, Judith Weidmann.

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STATE SEIGE. Blerta Hoçia. Pararoja

Posted in Artist Book, photography, politics, zines on December 3rd, 2022
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Blerta Hoçia reflects on the consequences of the pandemic in Albania, from the quarantine of the population to the state of siege, where as a result basic human rights were significantly reduced. Her adultery tells the story of one night, that of May 17, 2020, the demolition of the National Theater and police violence against citizens, artists and activists.

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Department of Artificial Butterflies. Giorgos Gerontides. KEDA*PRESS

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, ecology, science on December 2nd, 2022
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The Department of Artificial Butterflies (DoAB) is a part of a larger project that aims to create a Museum of UnNatural History. The Museum will advance its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human contemporary cultures, the natural world as we reproduce it and ecology through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.

The “DoAB” aims to research animal issues in contemporary art in relation to John Berger’s text “Why look at animals” which examines some of the most important concepts in social theory and philosophy such as the action of the gaze, the relationships between humans and animals in society as well as the objectification of the animal and the distancing of the human from the animal.

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Stillness. Markus Ziegler.

Posted in architecture, Artist Book, editions, photography on November 29th, 2022
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First edition of 100, 2022
Numbered and signed by the author

Markus Ziegler was born in Heidelberg in 1981 and is both of German and Mexican background. He graduated from photography school in London in 2003 where he pursued his interest in architecture through the camera. He currently lives in the mountains of Southern California with his family.

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JA. Danny Sommerfeld.

Posted in Artist Book, photography on November 28th, 2022
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Into the wild.
Frank ocean blond 
Requiem for a dream.
Dschungel buch.
Tomaten käse brot. 
Frag mich einfach 
hallodannysommerfeld@gmail.com
Salad days MacD
Helgeee S.
Stefaaaan M
Skate!
Alle/s
❤️

Edition of 3

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4.12 from 5 pm: Opening of 9 WINDOWS « STATE OF THE ART » by Mike Hentz @ Motto Berlin

Posted in art, Artist Book, editions, events, exhibitions, Motto Berlin event, Motto Berlin store on November 28th, 2022
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Dear friends,

Please join us for the opening of

9 WINDOWS
« STATE OF THE ART »
by Mike Hentz

Presentation of WORKS 8 publication, OSTINANKA silkscreen edition, a lecture performance, and concert by Mike Hentz and Misha Ognianer.

Sunday 4 December
from 5 pm


MOTTO BERLIN
Skalitzer Str. 68 (im Hinterhof)
10997 Berlin

Exhibition
5.12.22 – 28.1.23

Symbionts. Caroline A. Jones, Natalie Bell and Selby Nimrod (Eds.). The MIT Press

Posted in books, politics, writing on November 26th, 2022
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Essays, conversations, selected texts, and a rich collection of thought-provoking artworks celebrate a revolution in bio art. Expertly designed by Omnivore and printed on special papers, including chlorophyll cover and crush citrus and crush cocoa pages.

The texts and artworks in Symbionts provoke a necessary conversation about our species and its relation to the planet. Are we merely “mammalian weeds,” as evolutionary biologist Lynn Margulis put it? Or are we partners in producing and maintaining the biosphere, as she also suggested? Symbionts reflects on a recent revolution in bio art that departs from the late-1990s code-oriented experiments to embrace entanglement and symbiosis (“with-living”). Combining documentation of contemporary artworks with texts by leading thinkers, Symbionts, which accompanies an exhibition at MIT List Visual Arts Center, offers an expansive view of humanity’s place on the planet.

Color reproductions document works by international artists that respond to the revelation that planetary microbes construct and maintain our biosphere. A central essay by coeditor Caroline Jones sets their work in the context of larger discussions around symbiosis; additional essays, an edited roundtable discussion, and selected excerpts follow. Contributors explore, among other things, the resilient ecological knowledge of indigenous scholars and artists, and “biofiction,” a term coined by Jones to describe the work of such theoretical biologists as Jacob von Uexküll as well as the witty parafictions of artist Anicka Yi. A playful glossary puts scientific terms in conversation with cultural ones.

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Λ (Lambda). Micol Assaël. NERO

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, drawing on November 25th, 2022
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Λ (Lambda) is an artist book by Micol Assaël which collects a series of 72 drawings made by the artist starting in 2011 as a reflection on light.

The work well exemplifies Assaël’s interest in natural phenomena and in their unpredictability which often makes it impossible for the artist to control the work. The drawings “describe” biomorphic figures inscribed within circles, and are based on the attempt to define a blot of color despite its constant modification over time. Unlike previous series of drawings, Λ (Lambda) is made with orange enamel and blue ink.

The drawings, conceived to be charged with light, have been exposed to direct, very intense sources of illumination. The title Λ (Lambda) alludes to the symbol used in physics for the wavelength of light.

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