William Eggleston – Los Alamos. Thomas Weski (Ed.). Scalo

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue, Motto@MarkthalleIX event, photography on September 24th, 2015
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Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Museet for Samtidkunst – The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek; Albertina, Vienna; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas.


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Christian Aschman. The Space in Between. Théophile’s Papers

Posted in architecture, distribution, photography on September 22nd, 2015
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Camera Austria #131. Reinhard Braun (Ed.)

Posted in art, magazines, photography on September 11th, 2015
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Shannon Ebner
Morgan Fisher
Jan Groover
Hans Hansen
Louis Ducos du Hauron
Judith Hopf
Horst P. Horst
Barbara Kasten
David Lieske
Dirk von Lowtzow
Maren Lübbke-Tidow
Henrik Olesen
Arthur Ou
Josephine Pryde
Sabine Reitmaier
Michael Schmidt
Hendrik Schwantes
Sylvia Sleigh
Lucie Stahl
Herbert Tobias
Christopher Williams


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Happy Purim. Estelle Hanania. Shelter Press.

Posted in art, books, distribution, photography on September 8th, 2015
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September 2015 marks the release of Happy Purim, a new monograph dedicated to the work of paris-based photographer Estelle Hanania. Happy Purim gathers 42 images documenting 3 years of photographs taken between 2011 and 2014 during the Purim holiday in the neighbourhood of Stamford Hill, London.
Kids wearing home made costums incarnating a wide range of human vernacular history and reality (from the pizza to the clown). Standing in the street they are revealing some cultural fantasies as well as the familiar invisible backgrounds of their neighborhood: a simple tree, a part of a brick wall, a locked door or a pavement.

While the content of this book could appear a bit softer compare to her previous series, costums, masks, parade and most of Hanania’s recurring subject are fully vivid here. To quote french rabbi Delphine Horvilleur, who signs a text at the end of the book : « Purim has the reputation of being a holiday for children. It is children, besides, that constitute the very matter of these photos even if the truth, in my opinion, is that Purim is an adult holiday. Children, in a way, act like a veil, like the “masks” – in all senses of the word – disguising the holiday, making it up in order to hide the complex questions it raises. The fundamental issue of Purim is the question of appearance and of internal reality. On this day, we read a text called the Megillah of Esther, whose content should practically be censured for underage persons. »

Estelle Hanania lives and works in Paris. Happy Purim is her fifth collaboration with Shelter Press, following Attila Csihar, Broken Mirror & Metamorphosis of the Tree (2010), Dondoro (2011), Glacial Jubilé (2013), and more recently Eternelle Idole (2015), a collaboration with Stephen O’Malley and Gisèle Vienne published last month.


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Visvaldas Morkevičius – Public Secrets @ Motto Berlin. 08.09.2015

Posted in books, events, photography on September 2nd, 2015


Visvaldas Morkevičius – Public Secrets @ Motto Berlin. 08.09.2015
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Visvaldas Morkevičius’ photo book project Public Secrets can be seen as a visual anthropological essay, inquiring on the possibility of voyeurism on self-proclaimed objects of gaze. The book compiles individuals and their bodies that incidentally demand to be looked at, and documents environments and settings that provide the scenography for these staged disclosures.
City patterns, nightlife shots and semi-private spaces are taken into the coming back and forth query, varying in physical and intimate distances. This conceptual camera movement results in pictures of queer places and behaviours, somehow too familiar for a viewer to be identified as ‘secrets’. Precisely the forwardness is uncanny in this book, the voluntary elimination of private, secret and counter, or intelligibly devised disguises that no longer hide, but expose.

Visvaldas Morkevičius (b. 1990, lives and works in Vilnius) is a Lithuanian photographer and media artist whose work situates itself in between fashion, documentary and artistic fields. His minimalistic visual regard holds interest in subcultural scenes, bodily identities and urban lifestyles.

Mode Intersit Express. Alexander Jackson Wyatt. Back Bone Books.

Posted in Artist Book, photography on August 29th, 2015
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The project began with a large collection of images from Alexander Jackson Wyatt (artist) that were taken during his pit stops while travelling. The selection carves new paths out of well explored routes and to highlight the island that the individual becomes during times of transit.

Alexander met with Back Bone Books (Claudia de la Torre (editor) and Maxime Gambus (graphic designer) in the summer of 2014 in Berlin- and brought the idea of giving this material a tangible form. After a long ride, a limited edition of 100 were published by Back Bone Books in the Spring of 2015.

All copies are Hand-numbered and signed.


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Topology in Bed . Chi Tsai Ni. Nos:books

Posted in art, Artist Book, photography, sculpture on August 27th, 2015
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This is a collection of the temporary sculptures by Chi Tsai Ni. Ni re-arranges and sets them again according to his memory, when our photographer shoots them. Ni’s daughter edits the book, accompanied by Ni’s preliminary sketches.

Chi Tsai ni’s original works were gone. They only exist in the memory of his family members. As his daughter recalls, around 1989-1999, when returning home from school, she would find those sculptures lying in her parents’ bedroom. They came in weird shapes, and the shapes never repeated.

Ni’s wife does not participate in any discussion.

When re-making the sculpture series, Ni recalls the younger days when traveling with his friends, they lodged, by mistake, in a love motel. There on the bed was a pile of blanket-mountain giving a hint of sex. Ni’s own sculptures showed much the same sexy fantasies. They acted as a sign or investigation to his wife, while Ni’s daughter was still little.

During the shooting, as Ni folds the blankets, in his mind he always had a perfect projection of the outcome, giving rise to the impossible forms of such ordinary objects. The photographer and our team are absorbed in the blankets like we are getting psychedelic, haunted by the desire that the blankets generate.

Artist: Chi Tsai Ni – Photographer: Etang Chen – Editor: Son Ni

First published 2015 – Limited 500 copies, numbered – published by nos:books, Taipei, Taiwan


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USA 1972. Mario Bellini. Humboldt Books

Posted in architecture, art, photography on August 11th, 2015
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In June 1972, Mario Bellini arrived in New York to take part in ‘Italy, the New Domestic Landscape’, the MoMA exhibition where he was to present his ‘Kar-a-sutra’, the very first MPV, a revolutionary space-mobile. Once the show was over, Bellini set off on a journey-cum-enquiry into the American way of living. He was accompanied by Francesco Binfaré, Davide Mosconi and a ‘safe- conduct’ issued by the MoMA which was to open many doors: those of Andy Warhol’s studio in New York, of Hugh Hefner’s Mansion in Chicago, and of Beverly Hills villas occupied by hippies. Bellini plotted his itinerary day by day, moving among the Mormons of Salt Lake City, the utopia of Arcosanti, and villages of mobile homes along the roads of the Midwest. His Hasselblad was to record the dreams and hopes of an unexpected America, one which perhaps no longer exists.

Mario Bellini is internationally renowned as an architect and designer. He has received the Compasso d’Oro eight times, and other prestigious architecture awards including the Medaglia d’oro awarded by the President of the Italian Republic for his contribution to furthering design and architecture in the world (2004). He was the editor of the magazine “Domus” from 1985 to 1991. 25 of his works belong to the permanent design collection of the New York MoMA, which dedicated a personal retrospective to him in 1987. The manifold buildings he has designed include the Portello Trade Fair district in Milan, the Villa Erba Exhibition Centre in Cernobbio (Como), the Tokyo Design Centre in Japan, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, the headquarters of the Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, the Verona Forum complex, the City History Museum in Bologna, the Department of Islamic Art at the Louvre in Paris, and the new Milan Convention Centre, the largest in Europe. He has various projects at the design stage, which include the “New Eco-City” of Zhenjiang in China and a large Residential, Cultural and Sports Complex in Qatar.


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Things I lost. 脳神経衰弱 のうしんけいすいじゃく

Posted in Artist Book, photography on August 1st, 2015
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Things I lost is a photography book by Chien-Wen Lin

Chien-Wen Lin was born in 1987 Taipei, Taiwan.
He graduated from Shih Chien University Department Communications of Design.
He is a Taipei based photographer, specialized in fashion photography and has continued to document
his daily life in photos.” Things I Lost” is his first published book. It’s an experimental project which collected photos taken during his trip to Europe in 2011.

Photographer | Chien-Wen Lin
Editor | Pei-Yu Shen
Publisher | 脳神経衰弱 のうしんけいすいじゃく
96 pages
Black and White prints
Adhesive Binding
Book Cover as Poster

Video here


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Window Seat. Jennilee Marigomen. New Documents

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, photography on July 16th, 2015
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Window Seat presents a sequence of images by Vancouver photographer Jennilee Marigomen taken in sleepy beach towns in Mexico. Through a series of simple and beautiful gestures, the project both acknowledges the metaphor of photography-as-window and consciously resists reading the world metaphorically. Rather, the photographs show the benefit of careful attention to the overlooked and often ephemeral beauty in our everyday surroundings—suggesting that the world is made up of neglected sites imbedded in the everyday, which a keen sensibility can animate, arrange, and make deeply compelling for the viewer.

With an essay by Nich McElroy.


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