Jimmy Robert: Draw the Line. The Power Plant @ Motto Berlin. 24.11.2014

Posted in art, events on November 24th, 2014
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Jimmy Robert: Draw the Line

Lecture / performance with Jacob Korczynski
Presented by The Power Plant
Monday November 24th
start 7pm

The Exhibitionist 10. Jens Hoffmann (Ed.)

Posted in art, distribution, magazines on November 19th, 2014
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The Exhibitionist 10

Jens Hoffmann, Julian Myers-Szupinska, and Lumi Tan

A half-century after the emergence of the curator in the contemporary sense, and 27 years after the founding of the first study of curatorship at École du Magasin in Grenoble, France, misgivings remain about the curatorial role. On the one hand, curators are faulted for being mere facilitators and cultural managers whose intrusion into the essential components of exhibition making—art, artists, publics, and counterpublics—is unnecessary, even unwelcome. (Our cover depicts Cindy Sherman at Artists Space in the 1970s, posing cheerfully as this sort of worker bee.) On the other, curators are accused of usurping artists’ rightful share of self-determination and interjecting a distracting performance of their own authorship into the happy and transparent relationship between art and people. These complaints cast curators as megalomaniacs or middlemen, lackeys or celebrities, exhibition makers or exhibitionists. Taken together, these anti-curatorial postures produce an odd double picture of a figure that in one gesture arrogates and abolishes their own position.

Language: English
Pages: 83
Size: 18.7 X 26 CM
Price: €10.00

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Petunia #6

Posted in art, distribution, photography, writing on November 15th, 2014
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Petunia #6

 

(Known as the “perversion vs resistance issue”)

with contributions by Marie Angeletti, Tenzing Barshee, Anna-Sophie Berger, Buenos Tiempos International, Jana Euler, Jeanne Graff, Adriana Lara, Kate Newby, Linda Nochlin & Julia Trotta, Emilie Pitoiset, Myles Starr, Susana Vargas-Cervantes and Alexandra Zuckermann.

Design : Ramaya Tegegne

Language: English, French
Pages: 79
Size: 20 X 30 cm

Price: 5.00

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Joe Hamilton: Hyper Geography book launch and screening @ Motto IMA. 13.11.2014.

Posted in art, Artist Book, Motto IMA, video, writing on November 11th, 2014
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Joe Hamilton: Hyper Geography book launch and screening @ Motto IMA. 13.11.2014.

Motto and IMA is pleased to present the Australian launch of Joe Hamilton’s artist book, Hyper Geography, published by Jean Boîte Éditions, 2014. The publication, a four meter long unfoldable leporello, includes a previously unpublished essay by Nicolas Thély – Landscapes Without Roots: In Search of the Foundations of an Interconnected World.

The launch will be accompanied by a looped projection of selected works by the artist.

Thursday 13th November, 6pm start.

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

 

PIN-UP 17. Felix Burrichter (Ed.)

Posted in architecture, art, distribution, graphic design, illustration, magazines, photography, writing on November 10th, 2014
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PIN-UP 17. Felix Burrichter (Ed.)

 

PIN–UP 17 Fall Winter 2014/15 The Post-Normal Issue

Featuring: Mario Botta Sou Fujimoto Kelly Wearstler Kulapat Yantrasast Carla Juaçaba Wolfgang Tillmans + a 50-Page Norway Special and a Mies Crown Hall Prize supplement with projects by Herzog & de Meuron, Steven Holl, Rafael Iglesia, OMA, Smiljan Radic, Alvaro Siza, and Cristian Undurraga.

 

Language: English

€20.00

 

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The Reminder. Behnam Sadighi. Motto Books

Posted in art, distribution, exhibitions, Motto Books, photography, writing on November 7th, 2014
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The Reminder. Behnam Sadighi. Motto Books

This publication is part of the project The Reminder by Behnam Sadighi, conceived in the frame of the fellowship programme MOP CAP 2013 with an exhibition at The Showroom from September 8 – 13, 2014 and the residency programme Delfina Foundation in London.

From December 2013 to October 2014 Behnam Sadighi worked closely with curator and theorist Doreen Mende to develop his The Reminder project for the MOP CAP 2013 Winner’s Exhibition. Prior to the exhibition Behnam undertook a three-month residency at the Delfina Foundation. As part of the Prize a series of events including an exhibition, a panel discussion and a book launch formed Behnam Saidghi’s fellowship during his stay in London.

Sadighi’s work is founded in documentary photography. He develops his ideas through the phenomena of his surroundings caused by socio-political and cultural issues. The experiences that have the most powerful effects on Iranian lifestyle and relationships,  particularly in urban environments. These changes in phenomena and self, play an integral role in reflecting his personal interpretation of life and living.

The Reminder is an attempt towards an-other look at the Facebook profile pictures of Iran’s youth. Through a reconstruction of the portraits their authorship is lost in the midst of their innumerability. These pictures, usually taken as snapshots, seem to conceal the represented person as well as all of the elements that characterise them. Does such loss of the authorship and privation of representation occur because of the countlessness of the photographs, or is it because their viewers are skimming through them so quickly? Is it caused by a desire in making and/or representing a different sort of being in a matter of seconds? Or, it is such way of doing, a remembrance of an existence that shares the untold and the hidden in a corner of time?

(Each publication includes one poster from a series of eight.)

Language: English / Farsi

Size: 20 x 27.5 cm

ISBN: 9782940524297

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POV paper issue 1. La Fête du Slip, sexualities festival

Posted in art, distribution, film, illustration, Journals, photography, writing on November 7th, 2014
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POV paper issue 1. La Fête du Slip, sexualities festival

Swiss-based quarterly mind fucking paper about gender and sexuality, linked to the sex-positive festival La Fête du Slip. Sexy photos, illustrations, erotic fiction, reviews of porn and interesting films, records to listen, dance and fuck to, a selection of sex-positive events, as well as critical articles on theory, politics, sex-education, and lots more!

Journal, full color, under cellophane. First printing 1000 copies.

TEXTS BY: María Bala (porn performer and filmmaker, and member of the Toytool Comiteé), Marianne Chargois (dancer, contortionist, sex-worker, author of Le Petit Théâtre Masturbatoire (Humus) shortlisted for the Prix Sade 2014), Yiss H. Heimer (poet), Sasha Osipovich (co-founder and director of La Fête du Slip, sexualities festival), Viviane Morey co-founder and artistic director of La Fête du Slip, sexualities festival), Michel P. (Humus Library Lausanne), Matthias Strogoff (author). IMAGES BY: Louisa Gagliardi (illustrator), Romain Mader & Nadja Kilchhofer (Photographers)

Language: English, French, Spanish

Size: 31,5 x 47 cm

€5.00

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Surpllus: Talk and book launch @ Motto IMA. 01.11.2014.

Posted in architecture, art, books, critique, design, events, graphic design, Motto IMA, Theory on October 29th, 2014
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Surpllus: Talk and book launch @ Motto IMA. 01.11.2014.

IMA and Motto present a talk by Melbourne-based designer and publisher Brad Haylock.

Haylock is program manager of the newly updated Master of Communication Design program at RMIT University, and founding editor of Surpllus, an independent publishing imprint that focuses on critical and speculative practices across art, design, architecture and writing. This talk will consider the politics of publishing and the contested significance of print in the digital age.

Haylock’s talk will be followed by the Brisbane launch of Surpllus #17, Tom Nicholson’s Cartoons for Joseph Selleny, an artist’s book produced as a part of the solo exhibition of the same name at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, and shown in the exhibition Allegory of the Cave Painting at Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, both in 2014.

Saturday 1st November, 4pm

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

 

Francesco Arena – Works 2004-2014. cura.books

Posted in art, distribution, exhibition catalogue on October 24th, 2014
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 Francesco Arena – Works 2004-2014. cura. books.

This book is published after the solo exhibitions held at De Vleeshal, Middelburg (April 17 – June 13, 2010) and FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims (February 1 – April 21, 2013)

Texts: Marcella Beccaria, Lorenzo Benedetti, Florence Derieux and Ara H. Merjian
Graphic Design: Andrea Baccin, Walter Santomauro

Edition of 1.000 copies

175 pages
24.5 x 34 cm
€30.00
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Alexander Wolff. Kunsthalle Lingen. Motto Books.

Posted in art, distribution, exhibition catalogue, Motto Books on October 16th, 2014
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 Alexander Wolff at Kunsthalle Lingen. Motto Books.

Published on the ocassion of the exhibition Alexander Wolff 5 September – 26 October 2014 at Kunsthalle Lingen. Series of paintings were exhibited in various locations in the prison JVA Lingen, which is the main prison of Niedersachsen, that finds itself right opposite of the Kunsthalle.

46 pages
21 x 28 cm

€10.00
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