Quick #11, Erica Baum: Study

Posted in art, magazines, Motto Berlin store, Motto Books on March 31st, 2015

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Quick #11, Erica Baum: Study

Price: €7.00

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Balconisation. Constant Dullaart. Carroll / Fletcher

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, Uncategorized on March 26th, 2015
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Balconisation
Author: Constant Dullaart
Publisher: Carroll / Fletcher
Price: €15.00

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Future Utopia. Sara Marini. bruno

Posted in art, books, distribution, writing on March 18th, 2015
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Future isTwelve Cities in Search of. Future is no Longer What it Used to be. Future is to Ask Yourself Where We Are Now. Future is an Utopian Vision, Future is also Back to Utopia: Future as Utopia. Future is Power, Power for a not Schedulable Life. Future as Practice. I Can Only Say One Thing About the Future: What I Wouldn’t Want it to be. Future is Visions, Visions of Future. Future is the Space of Expectations. Future is Architecture and Prophecy. Future is also Accidents: the City of Failure, Without Landscape; the Laboratory-City, Recycle and Repair. Future is the Hegemony of the Present: a New Aesthetic of Reality, the History of the Monkey and the Path. Future is Reform or Revolution? We Are Looking For Urban/Human Futures. But No More Alibis, please.

Future Utopia collects twenty-two definitions of the future. The definitions insist on what we will bring in the future: they show the details of today in which is hidden the time to come and reveal the utopia that will feed the cities that are now in search of a future.

Autors: Sara Marini, Mauro Berta, Alberto Bertagna, Renato Bocchi, Valeria Burgio, Giovanni Carli, Pietro del Soldà, Lorenzo Fabian, Antonella Gallo, Emanuele Garbin, Dario Gentili, Andrea Gritti, Fabrizia Ippolito, Luigi Latini, Giulia Menzietti, Valerio Paolo Mosco, Consuelo Nava, Rosario Pavia, Francesca Pignatelli, Chiara Rizzi, Daniele Ronsivalle, Massimo Rossetti

This book is made with the contribution of Department of Architecture and Arts, Università Iuav di Venezia

Author: Sara Marini (Ed.)
Price: €15.00

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Downing Street. Eva Weinmayr. New Documents

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, writing on March 18th, 2015
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Shortly after the last general election, artist Eva Weinmayr learned that her work, Today’s Question, had been chosen by David and Samantha Camerons to hang at 10 Downing Street in the Prime Minister’s private residence. Her art had apparently won the approval of the most powerful politician in the country—a man who was about to start radically cutting funds for the arts and education. An attempt to contact Cameron and his wife about their choice was ignored, so Weinmayr—along with writer John Moseley and journalist Titus Kroder—wrote a play in order to have the conversation she had been denied.

The script imagines Samantha and David inviting Weinmayr for a visit. After tea with Samantha, things quickly turn bloody. Part farce, part madcap caper, Downing Street responds to the dilemma created when art is appropriated as “radical chic.”

Conceived by: Eva Weinmayr

Written by John Moseley, Titus Kroder, Eva Weinmayr

First Edition (2015)

Publisher: New Documents
Date of publishing: Apr 1, 2015
Language: English
Pages: 84
Price: €14.50

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Satisfaction: Consumption Art in Poland, 1973-1979. DVD set

Posted in art, distribution, film, Motto Berlin store, Motto Zürich store, video on March 17th, 2015
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Satisfaction: Consumption Art from the communist Poland of the 1970′s.

During the revitalization of avant-garde practices in 1970s Poland, a strain of artmaking emerged that applied Pop aesthetics to the unlikely subject matter of consumer identity in a Communist state, responding to a new initiative by the government that encouraged the private consumption of luxury goods in the service of a more modern socialism. The films that arose from this moment engage with absurd, colorful and even scandalous content. Informed by Marxist analyses of the Western culture industry, they examine the effects of a socialist-consumerist experiment through sensuous fantasies of desire and excess

2 x DVD, poster and booklet

Polish / English

D 25

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Amok. André Gelpke. Spector Books. CPress

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, photography on March 12th, 2015
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216 pages, 20 x 27 cm, German/English, Linen hardcover, published by Spector Books and co-published with cpress, Zurich
Design: Christof Nüssli
Editors: André Gelpke, Christof Nüssli
Leipzig 2014
ISBN: 978-3-944669-81-6

 

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The White Review No. 12

Posted in art, distribution, literature, magazines, writing on March 11th, 2015
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The White Review No. 12 features interviews with choreographer Yvonne Rainer and novelist/artist Douglas Coupland. The incomparable Lydia Davis translates the ‘zeer korte verhalen’ (‘very short stories’) of Dutch writer A. L. Snijders; Mexican author Álvaro Enrigue gives us the story of a samurai in sixteenth-century Acapulco; Natasha Soobramanien & Luke Williams present the first installment of their collaborative novel; and Mark von Schlegell envisages a time travel bureau that pilfers plot lines from a paranoid writer popular with ‘the European crowd’.

Johanna Drucker rails against the impotence of contemporary art’s critical establishment and the failure of critique (citing counterexamples including Marcia Hafif, whose work is reproduced on a pull out card); elsewhere Owen Hatherley compares urbanism in Hamburg to the parlous state of British town planning. Caleb Klaces contributes a long, looping poem and we publish a series by New York-based poet Lonely Christopher. We are pleased to include series by British photographer Clare Strand and Dutch artist Parra. Our guest foreword is courtesy of George Szirtes, while the cover comes from Andrew Brischler.

ISSUE CONTENTS
Features
Foreword: A Pound of Flesh
George Szirtes

Fiction
Eight Stories
A. L. Snijders (tr. Lydia Davis)

Interviews
Interview with Yvonne Rainer
Orit Gat

Poetry
Genit
Caleb Klaces

Essay
Social and Democratic/Free and Hanseatic
Owen Hatherley

Fiction
A Samurai Watches the Sun Rise in Acapulco
Álvaro Enrigue (tr. Rahul Bery)

Art
Rags (1986-2014)
Clare Strand

Art
After After
Johanna Drucker

Fiction
Debt
Natasha Soobramanien & Luke Williams

Art
Parra!
Parra

Interviews
Interview with Douglas Coupland
Tom Overton

Poetry
From ‘In A January Would’
Lonely Christopher

Fiction
Return to Sender
Mark von Schlegell

Language: English
Binding: Softcover
Price: €17.99

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The days are long, the nights are cold/ Die Tage sind lang, die Nächte kalt. Lena Inken Schaefer. argobooks

Posted in art, Artist Book, books on March 11th, 2015
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The first comprehensive publication on Lena Inken Schaefer’s (* 1982; lives and works in Berlin) practice The days are long, the nights are cold presents the collection of artist’s works dating from 2007. Here we observe Schaefer’s objects, installations and actions emanate with mystery from associative contexts. Be it through the ornaments derived from the devalued Deutsche Mark-banknotes of 1922 or through St. John’s wort-stained pyjamas, the works of Schaefer reveal new possibilities for the patterns to emerge. The artist takes the patterns through the process of continuous dissemblance, use and misuse that enrich them with fresh analogies.

with texts by Jan Brandt, Roman Ehrlich, Hanna Lemke, Nils Markwardt and Dominikus Müller

Design: Till Sperrle (ITF)
Author: Lena Inken Schaefer
Publisher: argobooks
Language: German/English
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9783942700610
Price: €19.80

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Composition. Jochen Lempert. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König

Posted in art, Artist Book, exhibition catalogue on February 18th, 2015
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This publication is published on the occasion of an exhibition of Jochen Lempert curated by John Rasmussen and organized by Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis and co-presented with the Rochester Art Center, Rochester.

Text by Chris Sharp

28€

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Gagarin #29

Posted in art, Artist Book on February 17th, 2015

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GAGARIN
29/2014

The Artists in their Own Words

with original texts by
Valentin Carron
Chiara Fumai
Erik Van Lieshout
Oscar Murillo
Goshka Macuga
Leo Copers
Jananne Al-Ani
Sven ‘t Jolle

GAGARIN
The Artists in their Own Words

is a recent artist’s magazine (°2000), entirely dedicated to thepublication of especially written and unpublished texts by artists whoare now working, anywhere in the world. Each issue contains a number ofartists’ writings, if possible from an equal number of countries. Thetexts are published in their original language and alphabeticalwriting, with unabridged translations in English added. Advertising andvisual material are deliberately kept out. In collaboration with theResearch Centre for Artists’ Publications / Archive for small Press& Communication (ASPC) at the Neues Museum Weserburg in Bremen(Germany), GAGARIN features a supplementary Index of Artists’ Writingspublished world wide. GAGARIN is indexed in Art Biography Modern ABM byCambridge Scientific Abstracts, Oxford, UK. GAGARIN is aimed at thosewho do not tend to wait until everything is accepted and synthesisedand those who are prepared to leave the road to search for stimulatingart and ideas while they are still fresh. GAGARIN does not restrictitself to a particular period or import and runs trough the codes thatare applied in the world of art. Its orientation is artistic,documentary and historical. GAGARIN also aspires to provide an accuratesource of information about the collaborating artists, using their ownwords.

17€

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