Every Copy of S,M,L,XL I’ve Ever Seen. Lieven Lahaye. Atoll K.

Posted in art, Motto Berlin store, writing on September 19th, 2017
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‘An essay about every copy of S,M,L,XL I’ve ever seen, featuring plastic foil salesmen, first jobs, the letter ‘K’, books, bookshelves and details of where a family’s passports are hidden. ‘Every copy of S,M,L,XL I’ve ever seen’ is published as a series of bumper stickers, each one depicting the spine of a different S,M,L,XL edition.’

The publication is part of “Catalog”, an ongoing series of publications about cataloging, written by Lieven Lahaye and designed by Ott Metusala. This is issue #8. Previous issues have dealt with vertical organization (with a strong preference for ‘the stack’, as opposed to ‘the pile’) , functional rocks in Amsterdam, desperate measures (by way of the metric system), etc.

The making of this publication is supported by the AFK (Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst)

 

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Works on Paper. Minna Henriksson. Rab-Rab Press.

Posted in art, Artist Book, drawing, Motto Berlin store on September 14th, 2017
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Minna Henriksson’s artist book Works on Paper is a graphic story with forty linocuts on the political history of paper industry in Finland. The book has two chapters; one of which focuses on the role of the paper industrialist’s support of the right-wing movements in Finland, and the other on controversial paper trade with the South African apartheid regime, and the boycott initiated by the worker’s unions. Designed by New Collectivism, the book is printed in the edition of 300.

 

€25.00

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Harun Farocki: Etwas wird sichtbar Document Material. Tom Holert (ed.). Harun Farocki Institut & Motto Books.

Posted in art, Artist Book, film, Motto Berlin store, writing on September 8th, 2017
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A hybrid attempt at coming to terms with a particular amnesia of the West German left in the late 1970s/early 1980s, Harun Farocki’s 1982 feature film BEFORE YOUR EYES – VIETNAM combines ideas about the distant, image-guided participation in the war in Vietnam with speculations on Vietnam as a laboratory of advanced modes of capitalist production, whilst reflecting intensely on the dyad of love and work.
This publication assembles selected material produced in 1982 to promote the film and make it accessible discursively. It includes the facsimile of a promotional leafleat that provided not only factual information but also directions for reading, a selection of unseen photos from the set and from a tiny piece of film (excavated in the archives of the Harun Farocki Institut), documenting a performative trailer put on an improvised stage by Farocki and actor Ronny Tanner during the Berlin Film Festival in 1982. The brochure is introduced by a commentary penned by the Harun Farocki Institut.

Harun Farockis spielfilmlanger Film ETWAS WIRD SICHTBAR von 1982 ist der hybride Versuch, mit dem in den späten 1970er/frühen 1980er Jahren spürbar schwindenden Gedächtnis der westdeutschen Linken umzugehen. Der Film verbindet Überlegungen zur bildgeleiteten Teilnahme am Krieg in Vietnam aus der geografischen Distanz mit Spekulationen über Vietnam als einem Forschungslabor für neue Methoden kapitalistischer Produktionsweise, während er gleichermaßen kontinuierlich über das Verhältnis von Liebe und Arbeit reflektiert.

Die Publikation versammelt ausgewählte Materialien, die 1982 entstanden sind, um den Film zu bewerben und ihn zudem diskursiv zugänglich zu machen. Sie enthält das Faksimile einer Werbebroschüre, die nicht nur Fotos oder Besetzungsliste, sondern auch Lektürehinweise und ein Interview (das Farocki mit sich selbst geführt hat) bereitstellte, sowie eine Reihe von bislang kaum bekannten Fotos vom Dreh und einer performativen Werbeaktion, die Farocki während der Berlinale 1982 gemeinsam mit dem Schauspieler Ronny Tanner zur Aufführung brachte (und die in einem kurzen Film, der 2016 im Archiv des Harun Farocki Instituts aufgetaucht ist, dokumentiert wurde). Das Heft wird eingeleitet durch einen Kommentar des Harun Farocki Instituts.

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The Complete Plays – Guy de Cointet. Hugues Decointet, François Piron, Marilou Thiébault (eds.). Paraguay Press.

Posted in art, Artist Book, Motto Berlin store, theatre on September 4th, 2017
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The Complete Plays – Guy de Cointet

First publication to gathers all theatrical works by artist Guy de Cointet, written between 1973 and 1983. 25 plays, published with an explanatory apparatus and numerous documents from the de Cointet Estate at the Centre Pompidou’s Kandinsky Library.
This publication constitutes the first complete publication of de Cointet’s theatrical plays—both in the original language and in translation. Richly illustrated, the book showcases documents relating to the design and the staging of these works: notebooks, drawings, photographs, posters, and invitation cards, coming from the archives of Guy de Cointet Estate at the Centre Pompidou’s Kandinsky Library. The Complete Plays also features comments, interviews, and work notes, to help contextualize and analyze the artist’s theatrical plays.

De Cointet is recognized as one of the major figures in the Conceptual art movement that emerged in Los Angeles in the 1970s, having strongly influenced a number of prominent artists working in southern California today, including Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley, for whom both drawing and performance figure significantly in their artistic practices.

Edited by Hugues Decointet, François Piron, Marilou Thiébault.

Graphic design: Laure Giletti & Gregory Dapra.

French version also available.

 

 

€39.00

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Gardener’s Digest – IssYew. Leslie Bauer, Richard Ess (Eds.). Bauer Verlag.

Posted in art, Artist Book, Motto Berlin store, writing on September 2nd, 2017
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The writings found in this anthology for landscape and garden design amateurs relate to the image of the yew tree as an instant hideout.

 

€12.00

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Things Keep Their Secrets. Emily Wardill. Bergen Kunsthall & Motto Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, Motto Books, Wholesale on August 30th, 2017
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Published on the occasion of Emily Wardill’s exhibition “Matt Black and Rat” at Bergen Kunsthall.

Featuring production stills and images from the exhibition, this book also includes new texts by philosopher Michael Marder, critic and writer Kirsty Bell, and a conversation between Martin Clark and Emily Wardill.

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Gay Areas Telephone Directory. Matt Connors (Ed.) Pre-Echo.

Posted in art, books on August 28th, 2017
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Gay Area Telephone Directory is an artefact from another age. It is an exact facsimile of an American telephone directory published in December 1983 by Gay International Inc. and targeted at a queer population. The phonebook is a now-obsolete format, but before mobile phones and the internet every household had one by the landline. This queer directory featured listings and advertisements for businesses friendly towards or catering to lesbian and gay men at a time when such visibility was a rare and possibly dangerous thing. 1983 was a watershed year for LGBTQ people. The first HIV/AIDS cases were reported barely two years before, marking the beginning of the health crisis that would go on to kill more than half a million (primarily LGBTQ) people within the next ten years. In addition to serving as a portrait of a community and its culture at a crucial stage of development, Gay Areas Telephone Directory stands as a time capsule of lost generation(s) felled by AIDS.

Originally published in 1983 by Gay International Inc. Facsimile edition

Slipcase design by Joe Gilmore

 

€42.00

 

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Natalia LL. Consumer Art and Beyond. Agata Jakubowska (Ed). CSW Zamek Ujazdowski.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, exhibition catalogue, Wholesale on August 22nd, 2017
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Natalia LL. Consumer Art and Beyond
Edited by Agata Jakubowski
Published by CSW Zamek Ujazdowski

Language: English
Pages: 182
Size: 16 x 22.5 cm
Weight: 380 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9788365240262

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Now more than ever. Marije de Wit. WIELS & Motto Books.

Posted in art, books, distribution on August 9th, 2017
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Following Marije de Wit’s work that shows her contemplative attitude towards sculpture, presentation, image, representation, abstraction, meaning and value, the works in There is so much thinking to be done keep introspecting their own status. The works are things just as much as they are interfaces in between things and thinking about what they are. Sculptural and painterly motifs that are self-invented, taken from ancient art and from the realms of advertisement, ask out loud whether they’re doodles, ornament or image.

As some works are shaped by trackable gestures – meaning that both what is shown and how it is made are equally on display – these works ask at what moment we decide when images are images. In line with De Wit’s belief that constantly refreshing our outlook is the most helpful thing to do, the works are placed in dense groups. This way they are put to work to hold each other in their active situation of perpetual contemplation.

€ 9.50

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Shellpunk / Jürgen Kleft @ Motto Berlin 08.08.2017

Posted in art, Motto Berlin event on August 5th, 2017
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Shellpunk
Tuesday 8th August 2017
From 7pm
Motto Berlin

 

 

 

 

In the beginning was the tent. Wandering like a nomad, on the steady quest for the oases of the mind, Jürgen Kleft has battled his way through woods, steppes and frozen wastelands, has scaled vertiginous mountain tops and swum through wild rivers, crossed turbid fords, discovered the jungle and finally came to squeeze outdoor fashion in the tight corset of urbanity. Newly released, Shellpunk is the first collection of this daredevil’s adventures.

Based in Vienna, the devoted student of nature Jürgen Kleft explores the secrets of equipment and planning, of improvisation and bricolage. Since five years he enquires into the ludic set between definition and value, between use and material of the mere object. In the face of a life-threatening August sun, he now dares the descent into the Berlin asphalt jungle.

„In the end, all creation is playing, and every game holds something creative – no matter how you put it, the productive element always prevails. This is why we renounce seriousness and irony, but have decided to rush forward following our spirit of discovery and our thirst for knowledge. Nothing is linear anymore!“

Published by Textem, the monograph takes you on a comprehensive tour through Kleft’s oeuvre; its title, Shellpunk, is programmatic. „In the course of our research we became aware of a very special gure, a phenotype. The book is about a maverick, a Gaulish village, a pure robustus – or as we call him, the Shellpunk. Neither has he ever read Being and Time, nor did he follow the advices of any lifestyle guidebooks. And, most of the time, he would prefer not to.“ Akin to the Shellpunk’s predilection for new, wild situations, Jürgen Kleft acts on his sculptures: they may still be sculptures, but in the first place they are equipment for exhibitions. As occupying is an emancipatory act, his artworks bear clear signs of use.

 

The very generous contributions from Ondrej Cikan, Nina Gross, Raphael Dillhof, Katharina Schaar, Philip Waldner, Fransa Routin und Nikolaus Maria Kohlberger permeate and enrich the artist’s work. With his mystic tracks, David Peschka bestows a sonic aura of wildness and wilderness on the world of Jürgen Kleft.

 €24.00