Stoikerinnen. Kasia Fudakowski. Apparent Extent

Posted in art, Motto Berlin event, Motto Berlin store, Paul Haworth, performance on September 1st, 2014
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Stoikerinnen. Kasia Fudakowski. 

This record is part of the exhibition ‘Stoikerinnen\’ by Kasia Fudakowski, June 14 – September 19, 2014 at Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, curated by Anna Sabrina Schmid.

Music sampled with kind permission from ‘Don’t Split Valley and Hill’ by Tobias Levin and Volker Zander. Recorded at Electric Avenue Studio, Westwerk e. V., Hamburg, 2014. Published by Apparent Extent and Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof. All rights reserved.

Featuring Alexander Brenchley, Dorothy Feaver, Christopher Fillipini, Kasia Fudakowski, Sam de Groot, Paul Haworth, William Kherbek, Helen Marten, Ayumi Rahn, Anna Sabrina Schmid and Anna Szaflars


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Bookstores from Tokyo @ Motto Berlin. 22.03.14 – 05.04.14.

Posted in books, Japan, magazines, Motto Berlin store on March 28th, 2014
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Bookstores from Tokyo

Motto Berlin presents the small fair ‘BOOKSTORES from TOKYO’ for two weeks; a project which introduces new & old Japanese books selected by five independent bookstores in Tokyo:

Archipelago Books

Book Apart

Book Storage

Nostos Books

Snow Shoveling

Accompanying the publications is a collection of unique stationery products made in Japan.

The project is conceived and curated by Jun Harada.

jean-michel wicker : the making of the making of wiwi ckercker gaygay househouse 77 @ Motto Berlin.

Posted in exhibitions, Motto Berlin store on November 9th, 2013


drawer-vitrine on display @ Motto Berlin

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Lisa Oppenheim & argobooks @ Motto Berlin. 11.04.2013

Posted in books, events, Motto Berlin store on April 8th, 2013


Lisa Oppenheim & Argobooks @ Motto Berlin. 11.04.2013

Motto and Argo Books are presenting the artist book “Billowing” by Lisa Oppenheim, which was published in conjunction with her solo exhibition at Kunstverein Göttingen (January 11 – February 24, 2013). The publication is the first of an artist book series designed for Kunstverein Göttingen by jungundwenig.

Lisa Oppenheim will discuss the project and recent work in conversation with Ana Teixeira Pinto at 7pm

Judith Raum. disestablish. Verlag der Universität der Kunste Berlin

Posted in art, Motto Berlin store on February 28th, 2013


Judith Raum disestablish

Publication documenting Judith Raum’s solo exhibition at Pavillon, Lucca, Italy, May-September 2012.

During the Middle Ages in Europe, the city of Lucca in Tuscany was the most important center for the silk industry. Textile companies from Lucca were among the largest corporations in the region. Most of the family-owned companies were active both in the textile sector and in international banking activities. At the same time, it was in the Tuscany region that workers’ revolts took place, who, for the first time in world history, managed to have their demands documented in written form. Raum’s works analyze the close relationship between textile production and banking business and between the texture of fabric and political thinking, adopting imagery and gestures of the time to look for moments of how emancipation takes form.

Judith Raum (*1977) is a visual artist living in Berlin. In her work, she investigates qualities of subject-object relationship through painting, objects, performing, writing and interviewing. See also:

Publication, 2012
Pages: 24
Size: 42 x 29 cm
Language: English
Publisher: Verlag der Universität der Künste Berlin, December 2012
Text: Paolo Emilio Antognoli Viti
Design: HIT

D 14.00€
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Kippenberger & Friends. Josephine von Perfall. Distanz Verlag

Posted in art, Motto Berlin store on February 22nd, 2013


The interview book „Kippenberger & Friends“ comes closer to uncovering Kippenberger the myth, through 25 conversations with artists, curators, gallerists, and friends who contributed approx. 55 documentary photographs from their personal archives, published for the first time. They give us their view on someone who left a lasting impression on them, in descriptions that are contemplative, funny, critical, and also self-ironic. The extremely personal memories bring to life not only Kippenberger himself; they also create a dense picture of the cultural life in a Germany which, torn between the sensationalist Springer press and student revolts, the hedonistic consumer culture of yuppies and the provocative rebellion of the punk scene, still had to become convinced of the maxims of its own actions.

Interviews with: Roland Augustine, gallerist, New York; Lukas Baumewerd, architect; Klaus vom Bruch, artist; Werner Büttner, artist; Gisela Capitain, gallerist, Cologne/Berlin; Zdenek Felix, curator; Max Hetzler, gallerist, Berlin; Carmen Knoebel/Brigitta Rohrbach, former innkeepers Ratinger Hof, Düsseldorf; Kasper König, museum director; Jutta Koether, artist; Christian Ludwig Attersee, artist; Helmut Middendorf, artist; Albert Oehlen, artist; Peter Pakesch, museum director; Friedrich Petzel, gallerist, New York/Berlin; Martin Prinzhorn, linguist; Achim Schächtele, former co-owner S.O.36, Berlin; Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen, rector New Design University, St. Pölten; Elfie Semotan, photographer and wife; Claudia Skoda, fashion designer; Helene Winer, gallerist, New York; Johannes Wohnseifer, artist; Michel Würthle, owner Paris Bar, Berlin; Bernd Zimmer, artist; Heimo Zobernig, artist

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Anarchic Rehearsal & Sessions 72. Willy Roggeman Jazz Lab. het balanseer.

Posted in Motto @ Wiels, Motto Berlin store, music on February 4th, 2013
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Anarchic Rehearsal & Sessions 72. Willy Roggeman Solo and Willy Roggeman Jazz Lab. het balanseer.

Sessions 72 is a historical document, full of exuberance, humor and mistakes. The release of these recordings makes it possible to compare this ‘action music’ with the characteristics of the recent solo album Anarchic Rehearsal. Forty Years of existential knotting and signs of wear on the human carcass have past between the euphoric group achievement and the recent solo idiosyncrasies.
A solo recording on saxophone, like Anarchic Rehearsal, is always what the French call ingrat, because the dialectics in structure and active processes are assigned to one monodic instrument. But it also invites the listener to explore the spherical qualities of music that usually aren’t distinguishable in a performance by a more conventional group of musicians.

Sessions 72 – WR Jazz Lab 3 & 4-Unit was recorded August 30 and September 1972 and released 12 December 2012. Comes on 180 grs vinyl. Edition of 200 copies. Includes download coupon. Published by het balanseer.

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Anarchic Rehearsal – Willy Roggeman Solo was recorded on September 8, 2011 and released 12 December 2012. Comes on 180 grs vinyl. Edition of 200 copies. Includes download coupon. Published by het balanseer.

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4,492,040 (1969-74). Lucy R. Lippard. New Documents

Posted in art, distribution, Motto Berlin store, writing on January 25th, 2013
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4,492,040 (1969-74). Lucy R. Lippard. New Documents

Between 1969 and 1974, the influential curator Lucy Lippard (born 1937) curated four decisive Conceptual art exhibitions, and in doing so reinvented the exhibition catalogue. 4,492,040 is a facsimile reprint of the extremely scarce and hugely important catalogues produced for those exhibitions: 557,087 (the Seattle Art Museum), 955,000 (the Vancouver Art Gallery), 7,500 (the California Institute of Art) and 2,972,453 (the Centro de Arte y Comunicación). Titled after the populations of the cities in which the shows were held, each catalogue was an envelope of loose note cards containing statements, documentation and conceptual works by each artist, to be rearranged, filed or discarded at will. If Lippard described Conceptual art as the dematerialization of the art object, these catalogues effectively announced the dematerialization of the art exhibition. (One reviewer claimed Lippard had been the artist, and that her medium had been other artists.) 4,492,040 includes such iconic figures as Vito Acconci, Carl Andre, Siah Armajani, Terry Atkinson, John Baldessari, Michael Baldwin, Robert Barry, Rick Barthelme, Daniel Buren, Rosemarie Castoro, Hanne Darboven, Walter de Maria, Jan Dibbets, Christos Dikeakos, Eleanor Antin, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Eva Hesse, Douglas Huebler, On Kawara, Edward Kienholz Sol LeWitt, Roelof Louw, Duane Lundon, Bruce McLean, Robert Morris, N.E. Thing Co., Bruce Nauman, Adrian Piper, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Robert Smithson, Jeff Wall and Lawrence Weiner.

Author: Lucy R. Lippard (curator) & Jeff Khonsary (Ed.)
Publisher: New Documents
Language: English
Pages: 460 individual cards
Size: 10.5 x 15 cm

Price: €25.00

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South #2

Posted in art, distribution, 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
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UBER ALLES, Erik Steinbrecher, Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Posted in art, Motto Berlin store, photography, poster on January 17th, 2013

This artist’s book is a collection of eleven items including booklets, photography, posters by Erik Steinbrecher. This publication accompanies the artist’s exhibiton at the Kunstbibliothek in Berlin from 8 November 2012 to 17 February 2013. The show presents books, prints and other artworks from 1995 to 2012.

The titles of the items included in the bag UBER ALLES are:

1 Paar Schuhe/ pair of shoes
Astra Turbo
Knacki Knacki
Wie am Schnürli
Free Poster ( Ei/ egg)

Author: Erik Steinbrecher
Publisher: Erik Steinbrecher, Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin,
Language: English
Size: 30.5 x 24 cm
Binding: Softcover

Price: €35.00
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