Burden of Freedom. Emina Djukić

Posted in art, distribution, photography on April 19th, 2014
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Burden of Freedom. Emina Djukić

In her most recent work Emina Djukić presents a photo story containing autobiographical reflections on seeking her own path in life and her own place under the sun. The core of the project is actually an artist book that shall be read and interpreted in number of ways. It is a story about making everyday decisions but also, occasionally, groundbreaking decisions. It is about cycles, about the infinite multitude of possibilities available in a modern society and the resulting disorientation of an individual who often needs (at least) a loose framework of values to obtain a certain measure of desired freedom. It is about searching for order in chaos.

This visual narrative combines diverse genres, techniques and styles while triggering unexpected connections between particular photographs upon closer inspection, whenever an attempt to decode or interpret them is made. The depicted motifs can thus be read as metaphors and symbols. It is precisely this transformation that offers a central strategy for assembling fragments into an entirety. This is indeed a method that enables the translation of the inside (invisible) to the outside (visible) experience. Although the basic storyline envisages a linear reading, however, as any photographic book it also allows leaping, returning and respectively non-linear reading but at the same time the viewer or reader of the photographs also seeks and creates her/his own personal stories.

Language: English
Size: 15 x 23 cm
Binding: Hardcover

Price: €30.00
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WELCOME 2 KANADA. Alex Turgeon. Opening 26.04.2014 @ Motto Berlin

Posted in events, Motto Berlin event on April 19th, 2014
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Alex Turgeon. ‘WELCOME 2 KANADA’

“Don’t expect a turkey dog here”

Exhibition + Reading + Book Launch
26.04.2014
from 7pm
reading @ 8pm

 

You Are Here: Art After the Internet. Omar Kholeif (Ed.). Cornerhouse / SPACE.

Posted in art, books, writing on April 17th, 2014
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You Are Here: Art After the Internet. Omar Kholeif (Ed.). Cornerhouse / Space.

You Are Here: Art After the Internet is the first major publication to critically explore both the effects and affects that the Internet has had on contemporary artistic practices.

Responding to an era that has increasingly chosen to dub itself as ‘post-internet’, this collective text traces a potted narrative exploring the relationship of the Internet to art practices from the early millennium to the present day.

The book positions itself as a provocation on the current state of cultural production, relying on first-person accounts from artists, writers and curators as the primary source material.

The book raises urgent questions about how we negotiate the formal, aesthetic and conceptual relationship of art and its effects after the ubiquitous rise of the Internet.

Published by Cornerhouse and SPACE.

D €22.00

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The Shelf Journal #3. Morgane Rebulard (Ed.). Shelf-Publishing.

Posted in books, design, graphic design, Journals, magazines, typography on April 17th, 2014
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The Shelf Journal #3. Morgane Rebulard (Ed.). Shelf-Publishing.

A journal of Publishing design, cult of the shelf.
2014, France
Text in French / English

€20.00

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Doing Fashion Paper #4. Institute of Fashion Design Basel, Academy of Art and Design.

Posted in distribution, fashion, Journals on April 17th, 2014

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Doing Fashion Paper #4. Institute of Fashion Design Basel, Academy of Art and Design.

Published as a limited edition, this year’s DOING FASHION PAPER already marks the fourth issue and is entitled AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DOING FASHION DETOURS.

Following EXPERIMENT, BODYPERCEPTION/STAGING OF THE BODY, and THE COLOUR OF DOING FASHION this year’s issue newly seeks exchange through its up-to-date insights into the INSTITUTE OF FASHION DESIGN BASEL, ACADEMY OF ART AND DESIGN’s latest happenings – the completion of projects, study excursion and workshops.

Price: €19.00

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Pages Deux. Julien J. Bismuth. Motto Books.

Posted in books, distribution, writing on April 12th, 2014
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Pages Deux. Julien J. Bismuth. Motto Books.

Publié à l’occasion de expositions Le signe singe au Centre d’art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson à Noisiel, France et L’image dans le tapis aux Ateliers des Arques, les Arques, France.

Language: French
ISBN: 978-2-940524-15-0

Price: €10.00

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Il pleut by Guillaume Apollinaire. Natalie Czech. Motto Books.

Posted in books, distribution, poetry, writing on April 12th, 2014
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Il pleut by Guillaume Apollinaire. Natalie Czech. Motto Books.

For the series “Il pleut by Guillaume Apollinaire” Natalie Czech invited eight writers – Vanessa Desclaux, Mara Genschel, April Elizabeth Lamm, Ashkan Sepahvand, Oliver Tepel, Jacques Roubaud, Amilcar Packer, and Vincenzo Latronico – to each write a text that contains the same calligram by the French poet, Guillaume Apollinaire (1880 – 1918). Each text is written in the mother tongue of each author (French, German, English, Portugese, Italian). The texts were precisely composed around the calligram, so as to embed it in their very fabric, and thus dissolve its iconicity. Natalie Czech presents these texts as photographs of book pages and re-presents the calligram by marking its component words in the photographs with acrylic paint.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition L’image dans le tapis aux Atelier des Arques, Les Arques, France.

ISBN: 978-2-940524-20-4

Price: €8.00

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Motto Melbourne Autumn Sale! 25% to 50% off all stock! 12 – 13.04.2014.

Posted in books, events, magazines, Motto Melbourne event on April 12th, 2014
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Motto Melbourne Autumn Sale! 25%-50% off all stock!

Books, Magazine’s, Artist’s Publications and Editions.

Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th April 2014.

Motto Melbourne / Magic Johnston
27 – 29 Johnston Street
Collingwood, Melbourne
VIC 3066

The White Review #10. Benjamin Eastham, Jacques Testard (Eds.)

Posted in art, distribution, magazines on April 10th, 2014

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Editorial

Geronimo by Benedict Andrews (Fiction)

Camille Henrot (Interview)

Poems by Wesley Rothman, Vidyan Ravinthiran, Mark Prince and Laura Elliott (Poetry)

Vern Blosum, Phantom by William E. Jones (Essay)

Jacques Rancière (Interview)

Resistance by Chris Kraus (Fiction)

Self-portrait with de Chirico and Other Works by Joshua Abelow (Art)

Mr Franklin D. Huff by Nicola Barker (Fiction)

Lydia Davis (Interview)

Positions by Isabelle Wenzel (Art)

Urgency and Patience by Jean-Philippe Toussaint (tr. Edward Gauvin) (Essay)

Poems by Najwan Darwish (tr. Sousan Hammad and Andrew Nance) (Poetry)

What Can an Art Magazine Be? by Orit Gat (Essay)

Miriam by Greg Baxter (Fiction)

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Cover art: Parlour Ape Patterns No. 4 (2013) by Christian Newby

Author: Benjamin Eastham, Jacques Testard (Eds.)
Publisher: The White Review
Language: English
Pages: 176
Size: 17 x 24 cm

Price: €15.95
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Seeking comfort in an uncomfortable chair – Ricerca della comodità in una poltrona scomoda (Poster). Bruno Munari. CNEAI.

Posted in poster on April 9th, 2014
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Bruno Munari, Ricerca della comodità in una poltrona scomoda (Seeking comfort in an uncomfortable chair), 1944. © Bruno Munari. All rights reserved to Maurizio Corraini s.r.l.

Author: Bruno Munari
Publisher: CNEAI
Size: 76 x 50 cm

Price: €12.00
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