ALWAYS MINIMALIST [PAINTER]. Erik Steinbrecher, Alexis Zavialoff. Motto Books.

Posted in books, distribution, Motto Books, photography on October 24th, 2014


. Erik Steinbrecher, Alexis Zavialoff. Motto Books.

This book has been published for Erik Steinbrecher’s exhibitiom HALO ERIK at the Kunsthaus Baselland 19.9 – 16.11.2014

Pages: 64
Size: 21 x 29.5 cm
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524037

First Edition 500 copies

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Special Edition 100 copies, includes 7 inch vinyl

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Catalogue. Amie Siegel. Inventory Press.

Posted in books, design, distribution on October 24th, 2014
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Catalogue. Amie Siegel. Inventory Press.

Catalogue suggests an artist’s exhibition catalogue, but is rather a chronological compilation of auction catalogues presenting the sales of the mid-century furniture designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh, India, featured in Amie Siegel’s multi-element film installation Provenance (2013). An aside, an addendum, an index, the publication ends with the Christie’s London catalogue page from the 2013 auction of Provenance itself in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Sale, which completes the economic circuit of the project.

American artist Amie Siegel’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York MoMA/PS1, NY; Hayward Gallery, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Walker Art Center, MN; CCA Wattis, San Francisco; Kunstmuseum Stuttgart; Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Cannes Film Festival and Berlin Film festival among many others. She has been a fellow of the DAAD Berliner-Künstlerprogramm, Guggenheim Foundation, and the recipient of a Sundance Institute Film Fund award.

Size: 25.5 cm x 33 cm
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-941753-03-3

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Francesco Arena – Works 2004-2014. cura.books

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 Francesco Arena – Works 2004-2014. cura. books.

This book is published after the solo exhibitions held at De Vleeshal, Middelburg (April 17 – June 13, 2010) and FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims (February 1 – April 21, 2013)

Texts: Marcella Beccaria, Lorenzo Benedetti, Florence Derieux and Ara H. Merjian
Graphic Design: Andrea Baccin, Walter Santomauro

Edition of 1.000 copies

175 pages
24.5 x 34 cm
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Behnam Sadighi @ Delfina Foundation, London 24.10.2014

Posted in events on October 20th, 2014


Delfina Foundation in collaboration with MOP CAP 2013 hosts a publication launch


24 October 2014

Delfina Foundation
29/31 Catherine Place
London SW1E 6DY

With text contributions in English and Farsi by Behnam Sadighi, an essay by Doreen Mende, and a conversation with Hamid Severi (on Skype). The graphic concept was conceived by Laure Giletti. The print edition is published by Motto Books.

A special edition of THE REMINDER will be available at the launch.

The publication is part of THE REMINDER project by Behnam Sadighi, conceived in the frame of the fellowship programme MOP CAP 2013 with an exhibition at The Showroom from September 8 – 13, 2014 and a residency Delfina Foundation in London.

THE REMINDER is an attempt towards another look at the Facebook profile pictures of Iran’s youth. These pictures, usually taken as snapshots, seem to conceal the represented person as well as all of the elements that characterise them. What does a photograph tell us about the user’s proposal of a social space, articulated through a profile image, and what may it hide to protect its portrayed author? What does a photograph loose in the midst of the unaccountability of photographs in a social media platform? To explore these questions, Sadighi reconstructed eight of these profile portraits while meeting those portrayed in person at the locations where the pictures were taken. With investigative commitment, he includes the surrounding details in each photo in order to reproduce them in a large-scale with the help of a 4 × 5 view camera. This project, like a clue in an adventure, proposes the greater question of how to reconnect to our transformed identity within today’s digital age, and how not to reveal it. Because, here the revelation is like a reminder of loss.

32 pages + cover print
Edited by Doreen Mende
Design by Laure Giletti
Published by Motto Books
ISBN 978-2-940524-29-7

Funded by MOP Foundation

e industrial. Jean-Michel Wicker. Motto Books / Donlon Books.

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, Motto Books on October 20th, 2014
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e industrial. Jean-Michel Wicker. Motto Books / Donlon Books.

However satisfying writing is – that mix of discipline and intuition, which leaves you in command, even when what appears on the page has emerged from regions beyond your control – it is a poor substitute for the joy and the agony of love. e industrial, Jean-Michel Wicker’s first solo exhibition in the UK, is a meditation on human-machine reconfigurations, inflation and desire.

Since the early 1990s, Wicker’s work has had an all-encompassing approach to production, spanning publishing, typography, performance and gardening. Extending a nod of appreciation to Italian Situationist Giuseppe Pinot-Gallizio and his approach to mass-production and collapse, the exhibition at Cubitt pushes this legacy into Wicker’s own symbolic registers. A total work spanning a 70-metre scroll, a newly realised publication and smoke.

Published by Motto Books and Donlon Books.
108 pages
17.5 x 10.7 cm

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Alexander Wolff. Kunsthalle Lingen. Motto Books.

Posted in art, distribution, exhibition catalogue, Motto Books on October 16th, 2014
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 Alexander Wolff at Kunsthalle Lingen. Motto Books.

Published on the ocassion of the exhibition Alexander Wolff 5 September – 26 October 2014 at Kunsthalle Lingen. Series of paintings were exhibited in various locations in the prison JVA Lingen, which is the main prison of Niedersachsen, that finds itself right opposite of the Kunsthalle.

46 pages
21 x 28 cm

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WILD FLOWERS OF PALESTINE. American Colony Jerusalem. Arno Auer, Ingo Mittelstaedt. Ourpress

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WILD FLOWERS OF PALESTINE. American Colony Jerusalem. Arno Auer, Ingo Mittelstaedt. Ourpress

The American Colony was an independent, utopian, Christian Colony formed by religious pilgrims who emigrated to Jerusalem from the United States and Sweden in 1981. The history of the Colony is intimately linked to the photography collection it spawned.

2 colour stencil print
40 pages
25.5 x 17 cm

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‘buch 3b de 10′. Kristen Mueller @ Motto Berlin. 17.10.2014

Posted in Artist Book, events, exhibitions on October 16th, 2014
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‘buch 3b de 10′. Kristen Mueller @ Motto Berlin.
Opening on 17.10.2014, from 7pm

‘buch 3b de 10′ is the tenth in a series of books based on Dieter Roth’s ‘bok 3b’, a collection of comic book pages in which numerous holes were die cut before the pages were re-bound. Using Roth’s book was as a template, holes were hand-cut into a selection of papers found in Berlin, pulled from books on German history, nature, film stars and cooking, as well as newspapers, comic books, advertisements, etc. ‘buch 3b de 10′, made for the vitrines lining Motto’s courtyard, consists of 56 double-page spreads which together form an entire ’3b’ buch.

Lessons in Posing Subjects. Robert Heinecken. WIELS. Triangle Books.

Posted in Artist Book, exhibition catalogue, photography on October 14th, 2014
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 Lessons in Posing Subjects. Robert Heinecken. WIELS. Triangles Books.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same title, this book presents the series Lessons in Posing Subjects which Robert Heinecken created in 1981-1982 and reproduced here in its entirety for the first time.
Playing with the reality effect inherent to instant photographs, Heinecken re-contextualizes in this series images found in mail order catalogues, which he juxtaposes with ironic texts.
At once seductive and full of humour, his ‘lessons’ are no less provocative, bearing witness to the commitment of this controversial artist, who considered his approach a form of ‘guerrilla’ artistic practice.

56 pages
34 x 25 cm

€ 35.00
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Mousse #45. Edoardo Bonaspetti (Ed.)

Posted in art, distribution, magazines on October 10th, 2014
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Mousse #45. Edoardo Bonaspetti (Ed.). Mousse Magazine.
Language: English / Italian
Price: €9.00

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