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.

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Motto IMA opening. 11.10.2014.

Posted in books, events, Motto IMA, Stores on October 9th, 2014
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Motto IMA opening. 11.10.2014.

Please join us for the opening of Motto IMA, hosted within the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.

Motto IMA is a specialist book shop within the institution, functioning as a platform for discourse around publishing within an expanded field of art and design. The selection is carefully curated by Motto and IMA staff. In collaboration with the IMA and separately, the bookstore will host talks, readings, book launches, and features projects and events organised by artists or other art professionals. The premises has been designed by Berlin based Studio Miessen.

This collaborative initiative builds on the IMA’s rich history of publishing catalogues, monographs, and academic writing, often in partnerships with others. The IMA currently publish three to four books a year, as well as smaller exhibition-based publications and artists editions.

The bookshop’s opening will accompany the opening of two new shows: Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance Art Works 1969–1980 and Sarah Browne: Hand to Mouth.

Saturday 11th October, 17.00 – 22.00.

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

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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Ultimate Lezcation + Yasei no Shikou. Yuri Manabe.

Posted in books, distribution, photography on October 6th, 2014
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Ultimate Lezcation. Yuri Manabe.

I was looking for a scenery
experience
connected with my fantasy world
place that we want
still now and now
its ongoing
and somewhere
suddenly
around corner
If I want to get out the room
maybe something
you will do and meet and fuck

2004-2005 California, New York

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Yasei no Shikou. Yuri Manabe.

That Title comes from the work of Claude Levi-Strauss “La Pensee Sauvage”. I haven’t read it, but thinking about wild and structure in nature as neutral place often where man did not make and its surrounding and margin.

2006 Los Angeles
for Wu Tsang

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Plastic. Rondade.

Posted in books, photography on October 6th, 2014
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Plastic. Rondade.

Design : PORT
Edition of 200
9 × 18 cm

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study / copy / print. Go Itami. Rondade.

Posted in books, photography on October 4th, 2014
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study / copy / print. Go Itami. Rondade.

photography by go itami
graphic design by hirokazu matsuda
edition of 500

€19.80
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Milk Man. Ken Kagami. Motto Books / Misako & Rosen.

Posted in books, distribution, drawing, Motto Books on October 4th, 2014
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Milk Man. Ken Kagami. Motto Books / Misako & Rosen.

Drawings of Milk Man by Ken Kagami
Edition of 500
2014

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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.

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FUKT Magazine for contemporary drawing #13.

Posted in art, books, distribution, drawing, graphic design, illustration on September 6th, 2014
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FUKT Magazine for contemporary drawing  #13. 

Featuring

William Kentridge
Antje Weitzel/
Viktoria Lomasko
Dan Perjovschi
Aris Moore
Christoph Niemann
Benjamin Betts
Marit Roland
Derek Beaulieu
Brigitte Waldach
Caroline Kryzecki
David Eager Maher
Drawing Room/
Stewart Helm
Irene Kopelman
Jockum Nordström
Mariusz Tarkawian
Keita Mori
Lotte Maja Bjerre
Björn Hegardt
Marco Fusinato
Mark Reynolds
Phil Sawdon
Pushwagner
Amadeo Azar
Trafo Pop
Christian Schwarzwald

216 pages, softcover with foil stamp, full color, 17 x 24 cm.

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