Reasons to Be Cheerful. Chloë Delanghe. WIELS & Motto Books

Posted in 2016, Artist Book, distribution, photography, writing on April 2nd, 2016
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Reasons to Be Cheerful by Chloë Delanghe deals with the problematic of portraiture and the supposed weight of image making. The book is a fragmented portrait of the artist’s mother Sally Kovacsik. The first chapter, composed of portraits made by Sally’s husband Geert Delanghe, shows her just before and after childbirth. The second chapter, on the contrary, juxtaposes family portraits with objects, rooms, letters and notes. Each image of the book functions as contained gestures, seeking both remoteness and closeness. Moreover, photographs of Welsh castles repeat this conflicting movement. Reasons to be Cheerful is a disorientation of images, a fragmented portrait.

Editor: Chloë Delanghe
Graphic Designer: Dylan Van Elewyck
Photography: Chloë Delanghe and Geert Delanghe
Text: Sally Gabrielle Kovacsik
Published by WIELS, Brussels and Motto Books, Lausanne/Berlin

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One Helluva Hole (English). Jérémie Gindre. Motto Books

Posted in Artist Book, Chert, Motto Books, writing on February 23rd, 2016
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The novella “One Helluva Hole” by Jérémie Gindre is one of the outcomes of a residency that artist Jérémie Gindre undertook in 2011, at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva, where he studied the effects of brain damage in Neuroscience. Focusing on the emotional side of experiences and how this affects human behaviour and society, this short fictional writing describes the vicissitudes of Bill Ronson, whose life changed dramatically after a terrible accident that perforated his brain

It is this inexplicable mix of feelings, together with the occasion of an extra day – extra chance – in the year, that gave motion to the exhibition, where different artists present works somehow connected with the idea of emotions, experiences, sensitivity and personal perceptions.

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Mousse #52. Edoardo Bonaspetti (ed.)

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, writing on February 15th, 2016
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IN THE AVANT-FOYER: ON DECADENCE AND DE-FACEMENT
by Sabrina Tarasoff
MARC CAMILLE CHAIMOWICZ
At the Tip of my Fingers
by Eva Fabbris
THE RECOGNITIONS
by Than Hussein Clark and Charlie Billingham
THE IMPERMANENT COLLECTION
by Jennifer Allen and Giaco Schiesser
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING AN INFLUENCE
by Jens Hoffmann, Sanya Kantarovsky, Ryan Gander, Jac Leirner, Camille Henrot, Cheyney Thompson, Rayyane Tabet, Liz Magor
SUNSET DÉCOR
by Magalí Arriola
LOTHAR BAUMGARTEN
The Political Discourse of the Time
by Jesús Fuenmayor
THE PUBLIC LIFE OF THE IMAGINATION
by João Ribas
ROBERT GROSVENOR
Hypervolume in Hyperspace
by Hans Ulrich Obrist
FORGET ABOUT THE MIDDLE CLASS
by Chus Martínez
CEAL FLOYER
The Pros and the Cons
by Christian Jankowski
NEVINE MAHMOUD
Playtime
by Andrew Berardini
HENNING FEHR AND PHILIPP RÜHR
No Script
by Niels Olsen and Fredi Fischli
[A TAXONOMY OF NON-SENSE]
by Domenick Ammirati
JESSI REAVES
An Ideological Revision of Furniture Design
by Josephine Graf
LUCAS ARRUDA
A Utopian Balance between Light and Shadow
by Kiki Mazzucchelli
ANA VAZ
Discovering the World
by Filipa Ramos
LIS RHODDES AND AURA SATZ
Seeing is Never Believing
by Agniesszka Gratza
A STUDY IN PETULANCE
by Michael Turner

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Alienation. Ana Gzirishvili. გაუცხოება. ანა გზირიშვილი

Posted in Artist Book, drawing, writing on February 13th, 2016
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Language: Georgian, English

Artist book
edition of 50

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Panorama (The Right of View), Istanbul 2010. Amt _ project (ed.) Sputnik Editions

Posted in books, distribution, exhibitions, writing on January 30th, 2016
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A panorama of the city, a public platform, a dysfunctional lookout, blocking the actual view but confronting the viewer with textual observations of the city and the condition of the view in Istanbul, „Panorama (The Right of View)“ was a traveling attraction and an architectonic sculpture. After standing in Kadiköy, on the Asian shore from october-december 2010, looking across the Bosporus onto the city, it was moved to Eminönü for the spring of 2011, into the middle of the city, on the shore of the Golden Horn, next to the Galata bridge, the Spice Bazaar and the New Mosque.
The publication documents the project and presents the full length of the panorama’s text panel in a 3,5 meter printed leporello.

About author: Andreas Fogarasi (born 1977 in Vienna), studied architecture and fine arts in Vienna and Paris, lives in Vienna. His work has been exhibited widely, including Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; GfZK Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich; Grazer Kunstverein; Mücsarnok Budapest; Kunstverein Düsseldorf; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; MSU, Zagreb; Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna; Lombard-Freid Projects, New York; Ludwig Forum, Aachen; Palais de Toyko, Paris and at the 52nd Biennale di Venezia 2007, where he was awarded the Golden Lion for best national participation. In his works, Fogarasi uses forms of display that are reminiscent of minimalism and conceptual art to explore questions of space and representation. Located between documentary and sculptural practice he critically ana- lyses the aestheticization and economization of urban space and the role of architecture and culture in con- temporary society. Incorporating video, sculpture and installation in wide-sweeping discursive webs, Fogarasi deals with fault lines in historiography, imagineering and cultural identities. Solo exhibitions (selection): GfzK. Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig; Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich (2014); Galerie Cortex Athletico, Paris (2013); Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto; Trafó, Budapest (2012); Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; CAAC, Sevilla (2011); Ludwig Forum, Aachen; Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna (2010); MAK, Vienna; Ernst Museum, Budapest; Lombard Freid- Projects, New York (2008). Group exhibitions (selection): Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; New Museum, New York (2014), Grazer Kunstverein, Graz; CAC, Vilni- us (2011); MSU, Zagreb; Mücsarnok, Budapest (2010); 52th Biennale di Venezia; Kunstverein für die Rhein- lande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf; European Kunsthalle, Cologne (2007); MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles (2006); Palais de Toyko, Paris (2003); Manifesta 4, Frankfurt / Main (2002).

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Gagarin #31. Wilfried Huet (Ed.). GAGA vzw

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, writing on January 29th, 2016
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GAGARIN
31 / 2015

with original texts by
Christina Iglesias
Shreyas Karle
Peter Buggenhout
Nikolaus Gansterer
Diego Tonus
Olafur Eliasson
Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook
Ben Kinmont

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DNA Semantics. Gregor Mobius (ed.)

Posted in books, distribution, drawing, writing on January 23rd, 2016
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The “DNA Semantics” is a book about an interpretation of DNA/RNA as visual structures with specific formal properties and relationships. Instead of existing alphabet representation U, C, A, G and T, all the
bases are expressed as five discrete values of the gray-scale: T=white, G= light gray, A= gray, C= dark gray and U= black. Arranged in 3×4 matrices DNA strands as linear structures consisting of alphabet letters are converted in 2D images with distinct visual properties. In this representation we could learn more about DNA/RNA, not only as biological(functional) structures but also as a specific language that
can be expressed visually.

First edition. 2015

Gregor Mobius is a theoretician of languages that are expressed visually. His early work was in the field of Graph Theory developing an algorithm for visual representation of all planar and regular graphs. As a Fulbright scholar he received master of Science in Visual Studies at MIT with the paper “Discrete Visual Structure – Elements of Visual Grammar” (1984). A few years later, based on his thesis paper, Mobius proposed a specific representation of DNA and RNA that converts linear alphabet DNA structure into a 2D image. This work was presented to the public at the exhibition Gene(sis) that traveled through some West Coast universities: Washington University(2002), University of California, Berkeley (2003) and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2004). It is now for the first time presented in a comprehensive way in the book “DNA Semantics”.

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In Darkness. A Collaboration by Brothers Kevin & Kristian Henson. Hardworking, Goodlooking. The Office of Culture & Design

Posted in art, critique, graphic design, history, illustration, lifestyle, newsprint, photography, printmaking, writing on December 23rd, 2015
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An Archive of International crust punk music, Filipino anarchist zines, Black and white punk aesthetics, anti-system philosophies, A descent into illness, a discourse on recovery

Published by Hardworking, Goodlooking

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Artist Jokes / Abusive Names for Artists / WHAT TO DO. Ingeborg Scheffers. BASBOEK Publishers

Posted in writing on December 12th, 2015
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Artist Jokes / Kunstenaarsmoppen

A fluorescent yellow book in two languages, Dutch and English, with 34 terrible jokes about artists. For example: ‘What do all great artists have in common? They’re all dead.’ The book design is by Ingeborg Scheffers.

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Abusive Names for Artists / Het Scheldwoordenboek voor

Many Dutch find artists irritating. They seem to live off of welfare, do whatever they like, and can even, sometimes, get rich in the process! As a result, there are as many abusive nicknames for artists as there are artistic forms of expression. From this endless landscape, here is a small selection. The book is based on the collection ‘swear words for artists’ from Dutch artist PJ Roggeband.

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WHAT TO DO / WAT TE DOEN

When I tell people that I am an artist with a part-time job, they often give me unsolicited advice on how to make money with art. For years I collected these quotes and eventually made the book WHAT TO DO/WAT TE DOEN. Page 23: ‘Make contact with gay people. They don’t have children, lots of money and a refined taste.’ The book design is by Ingeborg Scheffers. Winner of the Sheffield International Artist Book Prize 2013 and the Fundacio Banc Sabadell, Arts Libris, Barcelona 2014.

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Mousse #51. Edoardo Bonaspetti (Ed.)

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, writing on December 11th, 2015
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Mousse 51 is a photo issue dedicated to exhibitions from 1985 to 1995, the last ten years or so before exhibitions went online, and possibly, before the exhibition view became a requisite genre.

Up to twenty years ago, galleries and museum, art magazines and schools had no websites; viewing a show would mean, quite simply, visiting it. A great number of seminal shows—from small but consequential artists’ debuts in private galleries, to the innovative biennial iterations in new territories and continents, to thematic and now historicized institutional exhibitions—were richly studied, avidly discussed, but poorly photographed, if at all.

This issue is an album of recommendations, for which we are very grateful to all the writers, artists, curators, dealers, and friends who accepted to share with us their favorite shows. We couldn’t find pictures for all of them, but many are here.
Thank you!

Includes:

- The Artist as Curator, issue #10

 

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