SIGNS FICTION. RUTH WOLF-REHFELDT. Chert Galerie & Motto Books

Posted in Artist Book, Chert, distribution, exhibition catalogue, Motto Books on June 15th, 2016
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SIGNS FICTION

This book aims to collect and present a comprehensive overview of the work of Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt. It is the result of a long and intense immersion into her archive, and intends to establish the importance of this unique artist – who did not have much recognition in the past – not only to the present day, but also to the precise political context and time to which she and her work belong.

The book presents her typewritings series, all produced between the early 1970s (some of the earliest works are dated 1972) and 1989.
Mail Art was her way to be in contact with the world outside the GDR, otherwise impossible to reach. After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Reunification, the artist stopped producing any art: She felt her involvement was no longer “needed”.

At the beginning of 2015 we started to archive Ruth Wolf- Rehfeldt’s work, discovering little by little an enormous and fascinating body of work, composed by more classic poetry, simple typewriting texts, visual poetry, concrete poetry, and abstraction.
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Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt was born in Wurzen, saxony, in 1932.
In 1950 she moved to Berlin, where she still lives today. In 1954 she met the artist Robert Rehfeldt, who she married a year later. She was employed by the exhibitions department at the Academy of Arts, and spent her spare time making drawings. A few years later she started to develop what would become her typical typewriter graphics, and became an active participant in the international Mail art movement. She stopped making art after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

 

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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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David Horvitz. Mood Disorder book launch @ Randy’s Donuts Parking Lot. Los Angeles. 17.10.2015

Posted in Chert, events, food, poetry on October 15th, 2015

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DAVID HORVITZ. MOOD DISORDER BOOK LAUNCH
AT 11:59 PM.
IN RANDY’S DONUTS PARKING LOT, LOS ANGELES.

Xiu Xiu will have a gong to whisper into.*

Ed Steck will call in from Tampa Bay, FL and read poems over speaker phone.**

Michael Smoler will be telepathically reading poems from a donut store in London simultaneously with the launch.

Books will be sold for $15 us cash out of the trunk of my mom’s car. No receipts will be given.

* Xiu Xiu will buy dounuts for the first 21 people who whisper into the gong.

** Unless he falls asleep.

Mood Disorder documents the propagation of a photograph of David Horvitz across the internet. The image—a self portrait of the artist with his head in his hands, ocean waves crashing in the background—was initially uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons, and placed on various Wikipedia pages. From there, the image began to circulate, appearing on over a hundred websites as a “stock” photo to illustrate articles on a wide range of mental health and wellness issues.

David Horvitz: Mood Disorder
With a text by Ed Steck. Co-published by Chert and Motto Books, Berlin. Designed by The Future.

35 × 25 cm
72 Pages, Staple bound
ISBN: 978-1-927354-23-0
First Edition (2015)
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Cosmophagy. Zora Mann & Julie Church. Motto Books & Chert

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, Chert, distribution, exhibition catalogue, painting on September 30th, 2015
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Catalogue, Zora Mann interview with Julie Church.

This catalogue follows a project proposal presented in Paris, Fiac- Lafayette, in 2015.

The presentation comprises a curtain made out of recycled flip flops that are found littered on beaches and in waterways of Kenya. Flip flops are one of the largest marine pollutants on the Indian Ocean beaches, nowadays there are several artisans in Kenya working on a recycling project of these materials, which started in late nineties initiated by marine conservationist Julie Church.

Zora Mann (Amershan, 1979), lives and works in Berlin. She studied art at Villa Arson in Nice. She grew up between Africa, USA and Germany.

Julie Church (Kenya) a marine conservationist, founder and director of Ocean Sole – the Flipflop Recycling Company, lives and works in Kenya. She studied environmental sciences at the University of Cape Town, and adopted these skills to the marine environment namely in Kenya, Tanzania and Indonesia. She is passionate about the Ocean and creating opportunities for a better world through art and trade.

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Felicia Atkinson / Shelter Press @ Motto Berlin. 04.07.2015

Posted in Chert, events on July 2nd, 2015

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Felicia Atkinson / Shelter Press @ Motto Berlin. 04.07.2015
performance 8pm (sharp)

Felicia’s sound performance derives from her LP ‘A Readymade Ceremony’ and her book ‘Improvising Sculpture As Delayed Fictions by Felicia Atkinson’, both published by Shelter Press

On the same evening, Chert opens

Ceramics & Graphite

Artists: Laura Aldridge, Felicia Atkinson, Peppi Bottrop, Lucy Coggle, Tommaso Corvi-Mora, Emilie Ding, Jérémie Gindre, Emma Hart, Hannah James, Klara Kayser, Marthe Krüger, Bevis Martin and Charlie Youle, Lucie Mičíková, Diogo Pimentão, Vanessa Safavi, Erik Steinbrecher, Ignacio Uriarte, J. Parker Valentine, Renata Ward

Fraustellungen: Exercises in Self Sabotage. Kasia Fudakowski. Chert & Motto Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, Chert, distribution, Motto Books, Paul Haworth, performance on June 10th, 2015
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Fraustellungen is a non-collaborative publication by the artist Kasia Fudakowski and gallerist Jennifer Chert. This two-sided leporello presents the artist’s four exhibitions from her Fraustellungen series: Enthusiastinnen (2012), Pessimistinnen (2013), Stoikerinnen (2014) and finally Sexistinnen to be presented at Art Basel Statements 2015. Each side is designed respectively by artist and gallerist, demonstrating two opposing aesthetic approaches to the work, the tug of war of forced collaboration, and reinforces the blatant destructive nature of self-sabotage.

Texts by Jacob Fabricius and Paul Haworth.

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Verlag Lutz Wohlrab at MOTTO Berlin. 10.01.2015

Posted in books, Chert, events, Motto Berlin event, Motto Berlin store on January 5th, 2015

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Verlag Lutz Wohlrab at MOTTO Berlin. 10.01.2015
from 6pm

Despite being illegal in the DDR when formed, Lutz Wohlrab have been publishing titles since the mid-1980s. In 2009, the release of the Robert Rehfeldt book was a significant point for the publishing house. Considered the most important German Mail Aritst, Robert Rehfeldt was central in connecting the East and the West from his East Berlin home. The book celebrates his life and work up to his death in 1993. Along with books, Lutz Wohlrab publish editions and films that focus on Mail Artists, including Oskar Manigk, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, HR Fricker, Klaus Staeck, Martin Berhardt, Endre Tót, John Held Jr., Carl Chew and many others. Of particular note is the 2012 edition celebrating 50 Years of Mail Art.

Lutz Wohlrab ist seit Mitte der 1980er Jahre verlegerisch tätig, damals noch illegal in der DDR. Mit dem Buch über Robert Rehfeldt von 2009 intensivierte er diese Arbeit. Robert Rehfeldt erhob den Briefverkehr zur Kunst und war Schaltstelle zwischen Künstlern in Ost und West. Von Ost-Berlin aus wurde er der wichtigste deutsche Mail Artist. Das Buch würdigt Leben und Werk des 1993 Verstorbenen. Lutz Wohlrab gibt neben Büchern auch Editionen und Filme heraus, die sich auf Künstler der Mail Art konzentrieren. Dazu gehören Oskar Manigk, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, H.R. Fricker, Klaus Staeck, Martin Bernhardt, Endre Tót, John Held jr., Carl Chew und viele andere. Besonders hervorzuheben ist das Assembling zum Jubiläum “50 Years of Correspondence/Mail Art” von 2012.

10.01.2015 at 7pm at MOTTO Berlin in conjunction with the openings of HOME ARCHIVES: Paulo Bruscky & Robert Rehfeldt’s Mail Art Exchanges from East Berlin to South America and SIGNS FICTION, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt at Chert Gallery.

Zora Mann’s Magical Coloring Book. Chert Berlin, Motto Books

Posted in art, Chert, distribution, drawing on December 7th, 2014
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Zora Mann’s Magical Coloring Book
. Zora Mann. Chert Berlin, Motto Books.

Printed on Bio Top paper by ourpress, in Berlin
Cover: Linoprint, printed at Druckwerkstatt im Kulturwerk des BBK Berlin, on Finnish Holzpappe
1st Edition, 220 copies
Plus 30 special editions, colored, signed and numbered

Published by Chert & Motto, Berlin December 2014

http://www.zoramann.org/
http://www.chert-berlin.com/
http://www.mottobooks.com/

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80€ (Special Edition)
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Dream Home Experience. Kasia Fudakowski. Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Motto Books.

Posted in books, Chert, distribution, exhibition catalogue, Motto Books on December 4th, 2014
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Dream Home Experience. Kasia Fudakowski. Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Motto Books.

Catalogue of the homonymous exhibition at Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, curated by Annett Reckert
Editor: Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Annett Reckert
Design: Santiago da Silva
with texts by Annett Reckert, Anna Sabrina Schmid, Anna Szaflarski

Language: English
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-944683-06-5
Edition: 500

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Zora Mann’s Magical Coloring Book. 07.12. + 14.12.2014

Posted in Chert, events on December 3rd, 2014

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Zora Mann´s
Magical Coloring Book

On
Sunday, December 7th, starting at 12 am until 5 pm
@ Kinderbauernhof auf dem Görlitzer Park
Wiener Str. 59, 10999 Berlin
&
Sunday, December 14th, at 3pm:
@ Motto table at Friends with Books
www.friendswithbooks.org

This large format coloring book, fresh from the printer, presents 23 illustrations by Zora Mann.
The book has a handmade lino print double cover and is also avaliable with a special edition color cover.

Printed on Bio Top paper by ourpress, in Berlin

Cover: Linoprint, printed at Druckwerkstatt im Kulturwerk des BBK Berlin, on Finnish Holzpappe
1st Edition, 220 copies

Plus 30 special editions, colored, signed and numbered

Published by Chert & Motto, Berlin December 2014

isbn 978-2-940524-30-3
www.chert-berlin.com
www.mottobooks.com
www.zoramann.org