Composition No.1-10 and the derivatives, 2001-2016. Buku Akiyama. Rondade.

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, editions, Japan, Motto Berlin store, photography on December 5th, 2017
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Installations and arrangements by Buku Akiyama.
Photographs by Buku Akiyama, Kiyotoshi Takashima, Masahito Yamamoto.
English translation by Yuki Okumura with Linda Dennis.

Texts by Koichi Munakata, Koki Tanaka, Lei Yamabe, Tami Yanagisawa, Tohru Horiguchi.

Design by Shin Akiyama /edition.nord.
Edited printed and bound by Buku Akiyama.

“Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989 – 2017” extended version of 6 / second edition of 100.

 

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PERIOD Zine Issue #4

Posted in magazines, Motto Books, photography on November 21st, 2017
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PERIOD. is a zine by Lena Modigh hat unapologetically focuses on the contemporary female narrative by female-only contributors.

For the fourth issue of our journal, we decided to go where relatively so few women have gone before – SPACE. Space is defined as being 100 kilometres or 60 miles above the surface of the Earth, and about 550 people have been there. Of those, 57 have been women.

We thought we were going to be getting a lot of landscapes and interiors from our contributors but as you can see, the majority of these female responses were about people: inner space or the space between us maybe? And no one did outer space, the big universe, we emailed NASA, but they never got back 😉

Contributors include Martha Cooper, Kate Monro, Erna Klewall, Lena Modigh, Yasmine Ganley, Lara Minerva, Jessica Buie, Erin Sanders-McDonagh, Matilde Søes Rasmussen, Perdita Fenn & Julia Cody.

 

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And Yet My Mask is Powerful. Basel Abbas, Ruanne Abou-Rahme. Printed Matter Inc..

Posted in art, Artist Book, Motto Berlin store, photography on November 8th, 2017
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“First the air is blue and then / it is bluer and then green and then / black I am blacking out and yet / my mask is powerful / It pumps my blood with power”

And Yet My Mask is Powerful emerges from an exhibition by multimedia artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, held at Carroll / Fletcher in London in 2016. Carrying on from their earlier project The Incidental Insurgents (2012-2015), the artists address the apocalyptic logic of perpetual crisis that characterizes the contemporary moment. The project takes its title from Adrienne Rich’s poem “Diving Into the Wreck,” and like that of the poem, its mise-en-scène is a field of wreckage. Here, the artists visit destroyed villages in occupied Palestine, documenting groups of Palestinian youths wearing copies of Neolithic masks. These masks, some of the oldest in the world, were originally found in the West Bank and are now stored in private Israeli collections; they have been copied and 3D-printed by the artists from online exhibition photographs.

The book uses computer screenshots of images framed in software windows, layering them across the pages along with scans and typographic interventions. The work suggests a sense of collapse and return, but one oriented toward futurity, reworking the Arab world’s apocalyptic imaginary into another, parallel, unrealized time.

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Paris is in Asia. Jacopo Benassi. bruno.

Posted in Motto Berlin store, photography on October 4th, 2017
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“… This book is a testament against the immaculately quaffed cunts who live their lives on social media networks hoping to score big points because they manipulated the perfect lie via filters and apps, that ape artifice and exaggeration. It is a much needed example of the down and dirty, the all to real, the in your face – fuck you – to false standards of an unattainable beauty that is based on bullshit and deceit that dominates Western culture and acts as just another consumer con, preaching conformity and product placement as it tries desperately to erase the individual.” — Lydia Lunch

Risograph + slipcase silk-screen printed
500 copies (Numbered)

 

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Walk Like an Egyptian. Giovanna Silva. Motto Books.

Posted in Motto Books, photography, travel on August 25th, 2017
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Walk Like an Egyptian
Author: Giovanna Silva
Publisher: Motto Books
Language: English

With a text by Olaf Nicolai

 

 

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Capital Records Shit Toots. Parker Ito. RRose & Christophe Daviet-Théry.

Posted in photography on August 21st, 2017
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Parker Ito’s multi-media work often suggests the movement between the real and the virtual, and between photography and painting. Along with operating a prolific studio, Ito also focuses on the way images and artworks circulate online. In 2016, he created a series of works in which he repaints photographs of flowers, a classic subject in the history of painting. Some are based on found images, others on photographs Ito took himself; all combine materials that give it a tactile quality—at once rough and polished—that may, or may not, translate in documentation.

 

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Merman. Alberto García del Castillo. Shelter Press.

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, photography, Wholesale, writing on July 19th, 2017
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A queer travelogue of a boating voyage on Belgium’s inland waterways with merman and singer Steev Lemercier in the company of Chanel and Dolce, who are a cat and a dog, during the first months of their friendship with the author.

 

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Supplement – Exclusion Zones / Susanne Kriemann & Eva Wilson @ Motto Berlin 18.07.2017

Posted in art, Motto Berlin event, photography, zines on July 15th, 2017
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Supplement 2 – Exclusion Zones

Susanne Kriemann & Eva Wilson

Published by Fillip

From 7pm

In conjunction with the release of Exclusion Zones, join artist Susanne Kriemann and writer Eva Wilson at Motto Berlin on Tuesday, July 18 at 7 pm for drinks and an informal discussion in the courtyard.

Exclusion Zones, the second issue in Fillip’s Supplement series, unpacks Susanne Kriemann’s photographic investigation of uraninite (or pitchblende), a radioactive, uranium-rich mineral found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (where it was mined for the Manhattan Project), Canada (in the Athabasca Basin and Great Bear Lake), and throughout Europe. Kriemann’s work focuses on the impact on the land surrounding uraninite mines operated by the now defunct mining company SDAG Wismut in the Ore Mountains of the former GDR. In Kriemann’s work, radioactive pigments drawn from wild plants growing near the vast sludge ponds at the decommissioned mine become raw photographic material: toxic, volatile, and beautiful.

Documented through Kriemann’s photographs, archival images, and a new text by Eva Wilson, Exclusion Zones charts an economic-geologic-cosmic nexus that speaks to the diverse impacts of industrial resource extraction and environmental remediation.

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FLYKTSTRATEGIER. Rune Andersson. Moon space Books.

Posted in Artist Book, drawing, photography, travel, Wholesale on July 10th, 2017
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An artist book by Rune Andersson that explores potential strategies of escaping civilization,oppressors and/or reality.

Print: Offset and Risograph
Edition of 400

 

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This is the Same Ocean #6. Samuel Davison (Ed).

Posted in distribution, magazines, photography, Wholesale on July 5th, 2017
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Now in its sixth year, This is the Same Ocean returns to present new work from some of the world’s most intriguing contemporary photographers. Featuring a cover image by Foam Talent Heikki Kaski, issue 6 features the work of Tine Bek, Shannon May Powell, Lola Paprocka and Victoria Zschommler, alongside Kaski and editor Samuel J Davison.

€22.00

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