Breathtakin’. Sara Hirayama. SP∞CE Magazine

Posted in art, photography, zines on October 21st, 2023
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All shots taken in New York City, in the summer of 2023, by Sara Hirayama. 

[Sara Hirayama]
Creator of SP∞CE Magazine. Born in 2000, from Tokyo. In her photography, she excels in capturing the beauty of simplicity and the harmonious interplay of colors in everyday life. 

@sp8cemag
@sarahhirayama 

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SP∞CE Magazine – vol.00. SP∞CE Magazine

Posted in art, Artist magazine, magazines, photography on October 20th, 2023
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SP∞CE Magazine is a media focusing on lifestyles and cultures. “There are ∞ (infinite) ways to live your life.” We hope to be a guiding light for those who yearn for freedom and authenticity but may not yet know the way. The debut issue “vol.00” features the communities around skateboarding and art in our home city, Tokyo. Find yourself, be yourself.

Interviews:
– Saeka Shimada (photographer)
– Ryo Seijri (skater/artist)
– Buggye (skate collective)
– Y Town Playaz (skate collective)

Artist Pages:
– Wataru Kawaguchi 
– Yutaka Kobayashi 
– Otokoume
– Azusa Nigo
– Ryo Sejiri
– Ranko
– Cohal
– Miho
– Pure
– Mofurio

Essays:
– Eroticism And The Power of Survival / エロと生命エネルギー
– How to Talk to Yourself / 自分を知ろう

Party Archives:
– Group Art Exhibition “M∞N” | July 2022
– Skate Video Premiere “M∞N” | October 2022
– M∞N -420 Specials- | April 2023

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THE ANNIHILATION OF SPACE AND TIME. Giovanni Antignano (Ed.). zerofeedback

Posted in art, critique, design, photography on October 19th, 2023
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Zerofeedback presents a collective publication that delves into the transformation and paradox of our hyper-connected yet fragmented world. A collective effort exploring the theme of The Annihilation of Space and Time. It features the work of 78 photographers, designers, and artists capturing the essence of our changing world, from the physical spaces we inhabit to our perceptions of time. An investigation into the human experience, our ability to adapt, transform, and create new possibilities.

Bruno Silva, Maja Renn, David Bard, Clare Stimpson, José Witteveen, Jeong Hur, Marie Michalikova, M. A. Dubbs, Daniela Dib, Sunniva Hestenes, Franziska Ostermann, Giacomo Infantino, Maria Makridis, Gerasimos Platanas, Stijn Terpstra, Valeria Arenda, wimpy af, Diana Fedoriaka, Katharina Siegel, Laura Sperl, Axelle VM Philtjens, Gabrielle Hall-Lomax, Valerio Figuccio, Alejandra Vacuii, Italo Ferrante, João Salgueiro Baptista, Grant Beran, Andrea Soverini, Johan Brooks, Julie Calbert, Micael Dias Afonso, Federico “Monty” Kaplan, Karol Szymkowiak, Aga Zdziabek, Eleonora Scoti Pecora, Thalles Piaget, Francesca Macis, Till Rückwart, Shota Tsukiyama, Maria João Salgado, Magda Pacek, Jenny Papalexandris, Darnia Hobson, Matteo Capone, Sviatlana Stankevich, Nikos Kapetanios, Marta Mengardo, Özge Ertürk, Bénédicte Blondeau, Antonio Rodriguez, Cian Burke, Marcus Reistad, Vitaly Severov, Valerie Kabis, Konrad Juściński, Jenni Toivonen, Marco Rocha, Thea Josefin Cedervall, Charlotte Mariën, Sam Evans, Nicola Toffolini, SingaSongontheGround, Violeta Morano, Diego Drudi, An Ting Teng, Javier Talavera, Oleg Tymchii, Alison Lubar, Leon Gallo, Yannis Konstantinos, Hanna Moritz, Antoine Grenez, Louisa Boeszoermeny, Carin Iko, Luis Barbosa, Mizue K, Frédéric Rennes

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Display. Paula Gehrmann, Simone Vollenweider. Verlag Marian Arnd

Posted in architecture, art, Artist Book, design, exhibitions, Monograph on October 17th, 2023
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Display ist kein objekt, keine skulptur. Architektur oder performance display ist objekt, skulptur. Architektur und performance. Display bewegt sich zwischen kunst. handwerk und design. Display ist modularer rahmen und container. Display ist immer eine zusammenarbeit. Display ist plattform und gegenüber für interaktionen. Display macht unsichtbare strukturen und prozesse greifbar und dokumentiert gleichzeitig diesen vorgang. display ermöglicht wechselseitiges betrachten. ohne zu beschreiben. display nutzt kurzfristige verhältnisse. Display ist ein archiv der gegenwart. display ist werkzeug und macht raum zur werkstatt. Display baut alternativen raum. Display ist mein verständnis von kunst. display bedeutet für mich freundschaft und netzwerk. supportstruktur und suche nach handlungspotenzial. Display ist reaktion auf ökonomische zwänge des kunstbetriebs und der kunstproduktion. display ist ein anti-monument.

DISPLAY 2022 – 2016 gibt Einblicke in Paula Gehrmanns bewusst offene und auf Kooperation angelegte künstlerische Praxis. Die darin vorgestellten Arbeiten und Texte thematisieren das Verhältnis zwischen Kunst und Design, Inklusion und Assistenz und dem Handlungsspielraum künstlerischer und kuratorischer Rahmung.

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 I Lost My Gems exhibition opening / Manuel Sékou @ Motto Berlin. Friday 22.09.2023

Posted in art, exhibitions, Motto Berlin event on September 21st, 2023
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Please join us for the opening of Manuel Sékou’s I Lost My Gems exhibition.

22 September 2023
from 7.00pm

Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68
10997 Berlin

After the heist of historical jewellery and art objects out of the Green Vault in Dresden, the case has been reported worldwide. The reports and narrations around spectacular incident quickly drifted into peculiar vocabulary, provoking projections and prejudices against the city of Dresden and its citizens. The discrepancy between personal experience and conveyed attributions about Dresden do manifest the initial point of the project I LOST MY GEMS. Manuel Sékou– raised in Dresden and the artist behind the venture – directs his perspective back to his hometown and youth within the years of the 2000-10s, to confront dynamics of the inner-German history in relation to his own socialization and thus to carve out dispositions of socio-political patterns of behavior induced by collective uncertainty: interference of adolescence with shadows a collapsed system…Sampling in parallel to the investigations of the Soko Epaulette(special commision) the project seeks for treasures of memory and collects potential pieces of evidence of hidden symptoms of the past in the present.To decode the X-Factor of Dresden beyond the mediated image through the mode of visual language.


https://ilostmygems.net
https://instagram.com/i_lost_my_gems
https://ilostmygems.bandcamp.com


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Onnshinn #25. Asami Togawa (Ed.). Togawa-shoten

Posted in art, Artist magazine, illustration on August 9th, 2023
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Togawa-shoten’s quarterly magazine Onnshinn has published artist submissions since 2011. Thank you all for your continued support. It is the newest issue #25.
It is because of you all that we are able to continue to uphold this magazine as an open forum of expression for everyone and everything.

Authors, Artists:
Yoshiko Adachi 
Joël Ameloot 
Mariko Mukumoto 
Ryo Nakamura 
Tatsuki Sako 
Yoshie Sugito 
Sota Togawa 
Design: Hirokazu Matsuda

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SMOKE BREATHER. Marius Presterud.

Posted in art, ecology, exhibition catalogue, photography, writing on July 21st, 2023
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Is your business secured in the case of ecological collapse?
Or are you unsure?

Oslo Apiary & Aviary is a provider of dark-ecological tools, goods and services. We work in the overlap between art and ecosystemic change, specializing in urban husbandry, feeding birds, growing worms, keeping bees, tending trees.

A consistent activity throughout our work is the inspection of how the domains ‘urbanity-nature’ and ‘private-public’ are expressed and separated: By caring for plants, birds and insects in the city, we question what types of life belong where. By subjugating ourselves to urban husbandry, we revitalize mutually dependent modes of being. Our entanglement allows for moments of enlivenment in a time of atomizing individuation. We are in this together! Through our embedded practice we try to get a sense of the city’s ontology – how the post-sustainable city is constituted and can, or can’t, be reconstituted.

Currently, ‘can’t” is in the lead, gothifying our practice. Drawing on strategies traditionally associated with the multi-roled artist, we find ourselves simultaneously planting trees as well as branching out into survivalist prepping: an entrepreneurial doomsday cult for hire, toiling in the ruins of humancentrism.

Marius Presterud (b.1980, Drammen) is a Norwegian artist based in Berlin and Oslo. He works across a variety of media; performance, poetry, sculpture and ecoventions, as well as in the field of mental health. Presterud has toured Europe as a poet, as well as performed and exhibited in established galleries such as Hamburger Bahnhof, Germany, and Kunstnernes Hus and Henie Onstad Art Center, Norway. From 2014-2019, Presterud worked full-time with his art- and research based practice, Oslo Apiary & Aviary. 

Régine Debatty is a curator, art critic and the founder of award-winning blog we-make- money-not-art.com. Since 2004, she has been writing and lecturing internationally about the way artists, hackers and designers use science and technology as a medium for critical discussion.

Norwegian Sculptor’s Association 2023
Exhibition documentation courtesy of NBF and Kunstdok
Goth Beekeeping camera and editing by Lene Johansen
Grave Talk recording by Marius Presterud
editing by Rebekka Handeland
Press photo by Siv Dolmen
Catalogue design by Elena Feijoo

Park 2 INN Exhibition opening / Louise Verstraete, Rebecca Quix @ Motto Berlin. July 30, 2023.

Posted in art, exhibitions, Motto Berlin event, Motto Berlin store, Motto Books, photography on June 30th, 2023
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Dear Friends,

We are excited to invite you to the opening of Park 2 INN on Saturday, July 1st from 7PMa duo exhibition by Louise Verstraete and Rebecca Quix in the presence of Nissan Sunny 1.4LX and a sound installation by Lukas Katzer.

It has been a while since we have seen each other. How are you doing? I’m sorry to call you so early. Holiday schedules. MidDay sMiles. Days go by so fast. I was eating these curly fries and was thinking of you today. Lunch hour at the fuel station.  The connection got lost. My tires were losing pressure. Are you here already? Here is still there. Soon there. 

The exhibition will be on view from July 1, Monday to Saturday 12 to 8 PM until July 31, 2023. This exhibition has been made possible with the support of Flanders State of the Art.

Louise Verstraete is a multidisciplinary artist working with the medium of textile and the performative power that the medium carries within. Her projects show an interplay between photography, textiles, scenography and performative interventions. Louise holds an MFA in Textile Design from LUCA School of Arts, Belgium and currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.   

Rebecca Quix (BE) currently lives and works in Brussels. She holds an MFA from LUCA School of Arts, Brussels (2022) and studied at the School of Visual Arts, New York (2021). She is the founder of the project space, Nissan Sunny 1.4LX. 

Cordyceps Gaud Adversary. Dozie Kanu. Motto Books; Neuer Essener Kunstverein.

Posted in art, exhibition catalogue, Monograph, Motto Books on June 23rd, 2023
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Dozie Kanu’s „Cordyceps Gaud Adversary” is the first comprehensive publication that contextualizes and traces his artistic practice of the last four years in relation to the notion of Black material culture, the theatricality of exhibition-making and his understanding of contemporary sculpture.

The publication is published on the occasion of Dozie Kanu’s exhibition at Neuer Essener Kunstverein and and includes, in addition to a generous image section, commissioned texts by Moritz Scheper and manuel arturo abreu, as well as a conversation on the artistic practice of Kanu between Martine Syms, Klein, and the artist.

Authors: manuel arturo abreu, Klein, Martine Syms, Moritz Scheper 
Publisher: Motto Books, Neuer Essener Kunstverein
Design: jmmp.eu (Julian Mader, Max Prediger)

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Why do hoodie strings taste so good? Ignacy Radtke.

Posted in art, Artist Book, design, research, Self published on June 20th, 2023
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This text is an attempt to explain the importance of comfort regulation, through sensory stimulation. Whether that be from fidgeting, through masturbation to cuddling and other activities. This thesis is about self-regulation and the objects which visualise that need. From the Freudian psychoanalysis idea of child development through transitional objects introduced by Donald Winnicot to Dakimakura phenomena in otaku culture in a Japanese society that seeks closeness to cute pastelle vibrators which are overflowing the sex toys market. The attempt to answer this question: “Why do hoodie strings taste so good?” seeks to answer the overarching need for constant adjustment to the environment we live in.

I’m intrigued by the need for biting, sucking, and tapping random objects. The fidgeting era is here! We are overwhelmed by all kinds of spinners, popping toys, anti-stress devices, dopamine booster, etc. What is it all about and why have fidget spinners became such a hype in the recent years? Have you ever considered why your hoodie strings taste so good? Have you caught yourself while compulsively sucking them in the metro or at the bus stop? This thesis will endeavour to answer these questions. The answer might be much easier and more pragmatic than we think. In contradiction to my deep analysis in the following sections, one of the reddit users wrote in response to the above question: Why do hoodie strings taste so good?

“Just don’t do it! After sucking them a few times, they become bacteria factories/colonies, so taste (and probably smell) evolves over time. Don’t suck and chew them!! They do, however, work as good, reachable things to practise finger dexterity – to tie knots into and practice rope binding”.

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