Behnam Sadighi @ Delfina Foundation, London 24.10.2014

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

BEHNAM SADIGHI
THE REMINDER

24 October 2014
5–7PM

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.

THE REMINDER
BEHNAM SADIGHI
32 pages + cover print
English/Farsi
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.

The e industrial publication by Jean-Michel Wicker has been realised in collaboration with Motto Books and Donlon Books.
108 pages
17.5 x 10.7 cm

€10.00
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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

€10.00
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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

€10.00
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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.

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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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SO SO TIRED. Joe Silveira. Colour Code Printing

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SO SO TIRED. Joe Silveira. Colour Code Printing

Joe Silveira takes photos of architectural surface ornamentation with his iPhone… migrating these photos from social media to risograph iterations, the book rattles the moment of democratization, of capturing and sharing what one sees, with the gorgeous and strange relief of a finality in finding that opportunity.

62 pages
20.3 x 25.5 cm

€ 23.00
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Traversals. Anna-Sophie Springer / K. Verlag | Press

Posted in art, books, distribution, writing on October 10th, 2014
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Traversals.  Anna-Sophie Springer / K.Verlag Press

TRAVERSALS is based on a series of conceptual interviews with Dora Garcia, Chris Kraus, Mark von Schlegell, Charles Stankievech, and Jacob Wren originally produced for an installation in an art gallery. As a re-issue of these texts the forthcoming publication continues K.’s interest in the book-as-exhibition. Each invited contributor has found a unique way to explore the hybrid spaces between genres and art forms, and the discussions focus especially on the role and relationship between visual art and writing. While the interview process was rather formalised––with one set of five identical questions posed to each person in the first round, and then five individual questions asked in a second round in response to the first five answers––the texts themselves delight through a personal tone and a great openness for both idiosyncratic trajectories and unexpected trasversals between the five different chapters.

The material was originally produced for the piece TRAVERSALS (With Ladder) shown in the exhibition 5x5Castelló2011 at Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló, Castelló, Spain (8 July – 18 September 2011).

On the occasion of 5×5 the interviews were pinned to the wall in a grid while a sliding library ladder allowed for a playfully embodied reading experience. The spatialised format revealed the parallels in the conversations as well as their differences – particularly as the conversations evolve.

€ 16.00

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SKYLINE IS THE BY-LINEZZ by Karl Holmqvist / Motto Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, Motto Books on October 10th, 2014
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SKYLINE IS THE BY-LINEZZ by Karl Holmqvist / Motto Books

18 pages
17 x 24.5 cm
Edition of 800

€25.00
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