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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Mousse #45. Edoardo Bonaspetti (Ed.)

Posted in art, distribution, magazines on October 10th, 2014
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Mousse #45. Edoardo Bonaspetti (Ed.). Mousse Magazine.
Language: English / Italian
Price: €9.00

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SO SO TIRED. Joe Silveira. Colour Code Printing

Posted in art, Artist Book, photography on October 10th, 2014
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SO SO TIRED. Joe Silveira. Colour Code Printing

Joe Silveira takes photos of architectural surface ornamentation with his iPhone… migrating these photos from social media to risograph iterations, the book rattles the moment of democratization, of capturing and sharing what one sees, with the gorgeous and strange relief of a finality in finding that opportunity.

62 pages
20.3 x 25.5 cm

€ 23.00
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Traversals. Anna-Sophie Springer / K. Verlag | Press

Posted in art, books, distribution, writing on October 10th, 2014
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Traversals.  Anna-Sophie Springer / K.Verlag Press

TRAVERSALS is based on a series of conceptual interviews with Dora Garcia, Chris Kraus, Mark von Schlegell, Charles Stankievech, and Jacob Wren originally produced for an installation in an art gallery. As a re-issue of these texts the forthcoming publication continues K.’s interest in the book-as-exhibition. Each invited contributor has found a unique way to explore the hybrid spaces between genres and art forms, and the discussions focus especially on the role and relationship between visual art and writing. While the interview process was rather formalised––with one set of five identical questions posed to each person in the first round, and then five individual questions asked in a second round in response to the first five answers––the texts themselves delight through a personal tone and a great openness for both idiosyncratic trajectories and unexpected trasversals between the five different chapters.

The material was originally produced for the piece TRAVERSALS (With Ladder) shown in the exhibition 5x5Castelló2011 at Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló, Castelló, Spain (8 July – 18 September 2011).

On the occasion of 5×5 the interviews were pinned to the wall in a grid while a sliding library ladder allowed for a playfully embodied reading experience. The spatialised format revealed the parallels in the conversations as well as their differences – particularly as the conversations evolve.

€ 16.00

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SKYLINE IS THE BY-LINEZZ by Karl Holmqvist / Motto Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, Motto Books on October 10th, 2014
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SKYLINE IS THE BY-LINEZZ by Karl Holmqvist / Motto Books

18 pages
17 x 24.5 cm
Edition of 800

€25.00
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Made in Tokyo – Daan van Golden. Misako & Rosen.

Posted in art, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue on October 6th, 2014
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Made in Tokyo – Daan van Golden. Misako & Rosen.

Made in Tokyo includes Van Golden’s recently created series of Double Prints, essentially digital collages conjoining visually work from early/late periods of his practice, ephemera including photographs, invitation cards, periodicals and other material related to his time in Japan as well as the floral patterned painting Untitled (Tokyo) from 1964. The book includes newly discovered images related to Van Golden’s time in Japan as well as an original text by Tokyo based critic Andrew Maerkle.

Language: Japanese / English

€39.80
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Mark Leckey – On Pleasure Bent. Patrizia Dander, Elena Filipovic (Eds.). Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König.

Posted in art, books on October 4th, 2014
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Mark Leckey – On Pleasure Bent. Patrizia Dander, Elena Filipovic (Eds.). Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König.

Mark Leckey – On Pleasure Bent is the first comprehensive monograph on the British artist’s work. Tracing in reverse chronology the connections between his recent production – including videos, sculptures, installations, and lecture performances – and his earliest works from the mid and the late 1990s,this publication reveals the persistent centrality of popular culture, music and technology to Lechey’s influential oeuvre. All the artist’s scripts to date appear together for the first time in this lavishly illustrated volume, which features newly commissioned essays by John Cussans, Patrizia Dander, Elena Filipovic, and Alex Kitnick, as well as an interview between the artist and Dan fox.

Language: English
Pages: 256
Binding: Hardcover

€48.00
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Lost Paradise. Žiga Kariž in collaboration with Vasja Cenčič.

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, photography on September 24th, 2014
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Lost Paradise. Žiga Kariž in collaboration with Vasja Cenčič. 

Lost Paradise consists only of images. Artwork signed by Žiga Kariž in collaboration with designer Vasja Cenčič doesn’t’ even have classic book binding. No hardcover, no softcover, no binding in the middle. Instead, it consists only of 130 leaves, wrapped in cellophane. Calling this artwork by the technical term book is therefore seemingly problematic, which is underlined by the response of the Slovenian National and University Library that has designated Lost Paradise as a book at first, but has later changed its decision.1 A similar fate has befallen Ed Ruscha’s first cult book Twentysix Gasoline Stations in 1963. The book was rejected by the American Library of Congress because of its “unorthodox form and supposed lack of information”.2 Lost Paradise is in fact an even more unlikely candidate to achieve book status than Ruscha’s gasoline stations.

What has probably ultimately convinced the librarian bureaucracy that what lies on the table of the National and University Library is not a book or indeed any other sort of publication, is the fact that Lost Paradise is a book which contains no words save for the note on the cover. The cover foil bears a sticker which holds an extended colophon that gives basic data in two languages: “Lost Paradise by Žiga Kariž in collaboration with Vasja Cenčič was published by Zavod Projekt Atol, with Marko Peljhan acting as editor at large. The first issue was printed by Littera Picta in 250 copies and published in December 2010 with support of the Ministry of Culture or the Republic of Slovenia.”3  The text reveals only basic information: the title, the names of the editor and publisher, the year and place of publication. The price of the book is printed next to this data and can be compared to the prices of illustrated books about art; therefore the book does not try to label itself as artwork through its value. Of course, save for the title, there is also information about authorship, which is the only relevant and important piece of data for understanding of the artwork.

€40.00

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“The magic of mimesis. On personal and technological media.” Joachim Koester & Anselm Franke @ Motto Berlin. 14.09.2014.

Posted in art, events on September 12th, 2014
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Joachim Koester & Anselm Franke @ Motto Berlin. 14.09.2014.

“The magic of mimesis. On personal and technological media.”

Joachim Koester will be talking with Anselm Franke about his recent work. He is included in the three-person show, with Allison Gibbs and Ken Jacobs, which Franke has curated with Heidi Ballet at Dan Gunn, opening on Saturday 13th September. Anselm Franke is the director of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. Joachim Koester is based in Copenhagen and has exhibited widely, including recent shows at SMAK Ghent, Palais de Tokyo Paris, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Centre d’art Contemporain Geneva.

 

Sunday 14th September, 17.00.

 

Motto Berlin
im Hinterhof
Skalitzer Str. 68
10997 Berlin