Motto Pop-Up Bookshop @ Wendy’s Subway, Brooklyn, 19-28.02.16 + Talk with Where’s Lucy Hunter & R. Lyon / Artwork by Kayla Guthrie, 21.02.16

Posted in Events, Exhibitions, Stores on February 16th, 2016
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Motto is pleased to present a pop-up bookstore at Wendy’s Subway, a non-profit library and workspace located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The store will be open Feb 19-28, 12-7 p.m., with a talk by Where’s Lucy Hunter & R. Lyon / Artwork by Kayla Guthrie at 7 p.m. on Sunday 21.02.16. This pop-up is the first in a series of curated libraries, shops, and collections displayed in the storefront of Wendy’s Subway’s new Bushwick location.

Where is a think tank and publishing platform headquartered in a shipping container in Brooklyn, NY. It is co-produced by historian Lucy Hunter and artist R.Lyon, who use the think tank as an opportunity to research information theory through experiments with the exhibition format. They publish their findings in book-length on-demand publications. For their talk at Wendy’s Subway, Hunter and Lyon will discuss, among other things: libraries, completeness, empire, and the past. Refreshments will be on hand to lighten the load. The talk will begin promptly at 8pm.

Kayla Guthrie will display a page from her most recent artist book, Sunsets Working (in collaboration with Nathan Antolik, calligraphy, and published by Bodega, New York) in the window. Kayla Guthrie is an artist working in writing, sound, and visual mediums. Her EP Blue was released in 2015 by Mixed Media Recordings. She has performed at Greene Naftali, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Massimo de Carlo (London), and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She is the curator of Intra Phenom, a New York-based performance series presenting the work of female artists in live and durational genres.

Wendy’s Subway
*New Location*
379 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Motto IMA opening. 11.10.2014.

Posted in Events, Motto IMA, Stores on October 9th, 2014
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Motto IMA opening. 11.10.2014.

Please join us for the opening of Motto IMA, hosted within the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.

Motto IMA is a specialist book shop within the institution, functioning as a platform for discourse around publishing within an expanded field of art and design. The selection is carefully curated by Motto and IMA staff. In collaboration with the IMA and separately, the bookstore will host talks, readings, book launches, and features projects and events organised by artists or other art professionals. The premises has been designed by Berlin based Studio Miessen.

This collaborative initiative builds on the IMA’s rich history of publishing catalogues, monographs, and academic writing, often in partnerships with others. The IMA currently publish three to four books a year, as well as smaller exhibition-based publications and artists editions.

The bookshop’s opening will accompany the opening of two new shows: Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance Art Works 1969–1980 and Sarah Browne: Hand to Mouth.

Saturday 11th October, 17.00 – 22.00.

Institute of Modern Art
Ground Floor, Judith Wright Centre
420 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley
Brisbane QLD 4006

Motto @ X Marks the Bökship. 7-10.11.2013.

Posted in Events, poetry, Stores, writing on November 4th, 2013
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Thursday 7th November

Motto presents: TLTRPReß @ X Marks the Bökship.

Inc. Publication launch of The Significance Of The Photographic Image In A Filmic Context by Paulius Petraitis, accompanied by a presentation by the author.

Motto will present TLTRPreß titles, as well as a range of selected publications from various publishers.

18 – 21h

Motto @ X Marks the Bökship is a temporary, accommodated bookstore project which is open daily from 11am, 7th – 10th November 2013.

X Marks the Bökship
210 / Unit 3 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9NQ

Motto presents ‘Making Worlds’ book launch and temporary store @ IMA, Brisbane. 15.08.2013.

Posted in Events, graphic design, literature, magazines, Motto Melbourne event, Stores, writing on August 8th, 2013
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Motto presents MAKING WORLDS: Publication launch & temporary store

Making Worlds: Art and Science Fiction is a collection of new texts by artists, curators, art historians and writers who are self-confessed science fiction fans. The linking point is the idea of science fiction as a platform for the building of alternate art histories. This collection is concerned with the ways in which science fiction might be performed, materialised or enacted within a contemporary context. Published by Surpllus.

Motto will also present a temporary bookshop within the IMA during the event, offering a selection of books, magazines, artists’ publications and editions.

Thursday 15th August, from 6pm

Institute of Modern Art
Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
420 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley
Brisbane QLD 4006

Bruno Opening. Venice. 01.06.2013

Posted in Stores on May 26th, 2013


South #2

Posted in magazines, Motto Berlin store, photography, politics, Stores, writing on January 17th, 2013
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SOUTH as a State of Mind grew up fast to become a bi-annual contemporary arts and culture magazine published by Epomenos Stathmos (Greece) and Phileleftheros Publishers (Cyprus) and distributed internationally. People from different -literal or metaphorical- Souths are renegotiating the southern attitude, partly to define it and partly to invent it. Possessed by a spirit of absurd authority, we are trying to contaminate the prevailing culture with ideas that derive from southern mythologies, such as the perfect climate, easy living, chaos and the dramatic temperament, to name but a few. Each 160-page issue includes a thematic section and columns inspired and named after key traits of southern life. Through our twisted – and southern – attitude, expressed through critical essays, artist projects, interviews and features, we would like to give form to the concept of the South as a state of mind rather than a set of fixed places on the map. Opening up an unexpected dialogue among neighbourhoods, cities, regions and approaches, SOUTH as a State of Mind is both a magazine and a meeting point for shared intensities.

This issue features: ARCADIA, Juergen Teller, Anafi, Martin Kippenberger, Temenos, and others

Author: Marina Fokidis (ed.)
Language: English
Pages: 160
Size: 23 x 32 cm

Price: €10.00
Buy it

Motto Melbourne is moving!

Posted in Events, Motto Melbourne event, Stores on December 6th, 2012

Motto Melbourne is moving!

After a wonderful six months at our current space, Motto Melbourne will be relocating to a shop front space at the Magic Johnston complex on Johnston Street, Collingwood in January.

We will remain at our current space on Keele Street until December 15th, when we will close up for the holidays. We will reopen at our new address below, from mid January.

Motto Melbourne
27-29 Johnston Street
Collingwood, Melbourne
VIC 3066

Thanks to everyone for a great six months and we look forward to some exciting projects next year in our new space!



New bookstore opening: San Serriffe, Amsterdam, 22.9.2011

Posted in Events, Stores on September 21st, 2011

New bookstore in Amsterdam!
Opening: 22th September, 5–10 pm

San Serriffe will be open weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 12–8 pm.

San Serriffe
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 240

b store, London

Posted in Stores on April 22nd, 2011

Motto is proud to support b store, London.

Book Of Days. Niigata. Japan

Posted in Stores on April 20th, 2011

Motto is proud to support Book Of Days, in Niigata, Japan.