Casting Jesus. Christian Jankowski. Edition Taube

Posted in Artist Book, books on February 21st, 2015
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Casting Jesus

 

Christian Jankowskis erstes Künstlerbuch bei Edition Taube basiert auf der gleichnamigen Videoarbeit „Casting Jesus“ aus dem Jahr 2011.

Es zeigt eine 3-köpfige Jury aus Vertretern des Vatikans, die in einer Art Casting-Show aus 13 professionellen Schauspielern den perfekten Jesusdarsteller auswählt.

Die renommierte Jury setzt sich zusammen aus dem Vatikan-Priester Monseñor José Manuel del Rio Carrasco, dem Kunstkritiker der vatikanischen Zeitung ‚L’Osservatore Romano‘ Sandro Barbagallo und dem Journalisten und Geschäftsführer der Kommission für Filmbewertung der italienischen Bischofskonferenz Massimo Giraldi.

Unter ihren kritischen Augen absolvieren die Kontrahenten verschiedene Aufgaben, wie zum Beispiel das Brot zu brechen, ein Wunder zu vollbringen, das Kreuz zu tragen oder aber auch das dramatische Darbieten von bekannten Jesus-Zitaten.

In mehreren Castingdurchgängen im römischen Complesso Santo Spirito in Sassia verdichtet sich das Bewerberfeld nach und nach bis am Ende ein strahlender Sieger fest steht. Die Performance konnte Video-Livestream kann ein separates Publikum von 300 Zuschauern das Casting verfolgen.

Das Buch beinhaltet neben zahlreichen farbigen Abbildungen eine Predigt von Karl-Eugen Fischer, sowie Texte von John Beeson und Dirk Rustemeyer.

Die ersten 20 Bücher der Auflage sind als Special Edition mit einem signierten Unikat-Print erhältlich.

29€

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Verlag Lutz Wohlrab at MOTTO Berlin. 10.01.2015

Posted in books, Chert, events, Motto Berlin event, Motto Berlin store on January 5th, 2015

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Verlag Lutz Wohlrab at MOTTO Berlin. 10.01.2015
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Despite being illegal in the DDR when formed, Lutz Wohlrab have been publishing titles since the mid-1980s. In 2009, the release of the Robert Rehfeldt book was a significant point for the publishing house. Considered the most important German Mail Aritst, Robert Rehfeldt was central in connecting the East and the West from his East Berlin home. The book celebrates his life and work up to his death in 1993. Along with books, Lutz Wohlrab publish editions and films that focus on Mail Artists, including Oskar Manigk, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, HR Fricker, Klaus Staeck, Martin Berhardt, Endre Tót, John Held Jr., Carl Chew and many others. Of particular note is the 2012 edition celebrating 50 Years of Mail Art.

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Lutz Wohlrab ist seit Mitte der 1980er Jahre verlegerisch tätig, damals noch illegal in der DDR. Mit dem Buch über Robert Rehfeldt von 2009 intensivierte er diese Arbeit. Robert Rehfeldt erhob den Briefverkehr zur Kunst und war Schaltstelle zwischen Künstlern in Ost und West. Von Ost-Berlin aus wurde er der wichtigste deutsche Mail Artist. Das Buch würdigt Leben und Werk des 1993 Verstorbenen. Lutz Wohlrab gibt neben Büchern auch Editionen und Filme heraus, die sich auf Künstler der Mail Art konzentrieren. Dazu gehören Oskar Manigk, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, H.R. Fricker, Klaus Staeck, Martin Bernhardt, Endre Tót, John Held jr., Carl Chew und viele andere. Besonders hervorzuheben ist das Assembling zum Jubiläum “50 Years of Correspondence/Mail Art” von 2012.

10.01.2015 at 7pm at MOTTO Berlin in conjunction with the openings of HOME ARCHIVES: Paulo Bruscky & Robert Rehfeldt’s Mail Art Exchanges from East Berlin to South America and SIGNS FICTION, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt at Chert Gallery.

Julian Charrière: Future Fossil Spaces. Nicole Schweizer (Ed.). Mousse Publishing.

Posted in art, books, distribution on December 13th, 2014
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Julian Charrière: Future Fossil Spaces. Nicole Schweizer (Ed.). Mousse Publishing.

Nicole Schweizer, ed.
Texts by Amelia Barikin, Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, Nadim Julien Samman, Nicole Schweizer

Whether creating innovative topographies of his native country and adopted homeland using bacteria in constant evolution, or Babel-like towers that are gradually coated with organic motifs obtained through decomposition of samples taken from nine great rivers of the world, Julian Charrière studies the effect of time, its relationship with space and matter, and the various ways we perceive it. What he calls “the geology of History”
“Future Fossil Spaces”, the exhibition devised for the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne which is the occasion for this book, brings together works for which Julian Charrière traveled to Iceland, Kazakhstan, the Atacama Desert (Chile) and Argentina. The exhibition title evokes The Blue Fossil Entropic Stories, the result of an expedition carried out in 2013 in which the artist climbed an iceberg in the Arctic Ocean and attempted to melt the ice under his feet using a blowtorch for over eight hours. The fossils mentioned in the title do not refer to traces of animal or plant life found in rocks, but to the Latin etymology of the word, which translates literally as “obtained from digging”, the action of the artist consisting therefore in proposing, in the present of the exhibition space, works that are in dialectical tension between the two arrows of time, one pointing to the past and the other towards the future.

Language: English / French
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9788867491063

€ 25,00
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Simon Denny: New Management. Sophie von Olfers (Ed.). Mousse Publishing.

Posted in books, distribution on December 13th, 2014
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Simon Denny: New Management. Sophie von Olfers (Ed.). Mousse Publishing.

Texts by Matt Goerzen, Sam Grobart, Jinny Kim, Lee Kun-hee, Lee Won-bok

“New Management” refers to the legendary management philosophy that Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of the Samsung Group, infamously introduced in the early nineties. “The New Management” principle was first proclaimed in 1993 at a high-level executive meeting at the Kempinski Hotel Frankfurt Gravenbruch near Frankfurt am Main International Airport. Lee flew in his entire top management from around the world for a three-day conference, emphasizing the need to globalize and preparing his employees for a new philosophy of change he was going to introduce in order to turn Samsung into a global market leader in all its sectors. This seminal meeting became known within the company as the “Frankfurt Declaration.” In the introduction to the publication, Simon Denny writes: “In Portikus one sees a fantastic conglomeration of material that tries to monumentalize [Samsung’s] powerful cultural message; arranging imagined and remade objects around excerpts from Lee Kun-hee’s texts and Samsung’s history. I’ve tried to stay close to the context it describes: the global material language of corporate pride and presentation.” In commissioning two different English translations of New Management, a publication in Korean about the philosophy and history of Chairman Lee’s legacy, Denny investigates existing hierarchies. On the one hand, the material carries with it extremely specific cultural and economic meaning and value, and on the other, it forms a part of global culture and public information. The same goes for Samsung’s comic version of New Management and the inclusion of Sam Grobart’s article on Samsung that originally ran in Bloomberg Businessweek. Denny levels the role of the artist with those of the professional from a tech company, a journalist, an independent contractor hired through freelancer.com, and finally the viewer of the work.

Language: English
Pages: 368
Binding: Softcover

€ 38,00
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Chapters I-XXX. Haris Epaminonda. Humboldt Books, Kunsthaus Zurich.

Posted in art, books, distribution, film on December 13th, 2014
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Chapters I-XXX. Haris Epaminonda. Humboldt Books, Kunsthaus Zurich.

In tracing some of the notions and narratives embedded in Chapters, a 16 mm film shot in Cyprus in 2012, the idea of making a book came about as an exercise, or rather an experiment, to deconstruct the film into some of its subject matters. Embarking on a new set of associations between image and subject, source and information, meaning and abstraction, this book is both a document and a memory map, tracing the beginnings of a thought, a time, an image, a place.

Chapters I-XXX is published and presented in conjunction with the exhibitions Haris Epaminonda. Chapter IV at Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice (14 March – 18 May 2014); Haris Epaminonda. Vol. XIV at Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia (25 March – 18 May 2014).

Concept: Haris Epaminonda and Marco Walser, Elektrosmog, Zürich
Graphic design: Marco Walser, Elektrosmog, Zürich
Image design / editing: Haris Epaminonda
Hardcover folder | English
24 film stills (color)
30 posters (b/w & Color)
ISBN 978-88-908418-5-9
23x31x2cm

€ 39,00
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Curating Research. Paul O’Neill & Mick Wilson (Eds.). Open Editions.

Posted in books, distribution, Theory on December 12th, 2014
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Curating Research. Paul O’Neill & Mick Wilson (Eds.). Open Editions.

This anthology of newly commissioned texts presents a series of detailed examples of the different kinds of knowledge production that have recently emerged within the field of curatorial practice.

Language: English
Pages: 266
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9780949004031

€24.00
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Dream Home Experience. Kasia Fudakowski. Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Motto Books.

Posted in books, Chert, distribution, exhibition catalogue, Motto Books on December 4th, 2014
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Dream Home Experience. Kasia Fudakowski. Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Motto Books.

Catalogue of the homonymous exhibition at Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, curated by Annett Reckert
Editor: Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Annett Reckert
Design: Santiago da Silva
with texts by Annett Reckert, Anna Sabrina Schmid, Anna Szaflarski

Language: English
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-944683-06-5
Edition: 500

18€
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Jean-Michel Wicker : e & e industrial @ Motto Berlin. 4.12.2014

Posted in art, books, drawing, editions on November 30th, 2014

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Yes, But Is It Edible? Will Holder, Alex Waterman (Eds.). New Documents.

Posted in books, distribution, music, typography, writing on November 29th, 2014
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Yes, But Is It Edible? Will Holder, Alex Waterman (Eds.). New Documents.

Some years ago, Will Holder and Alex Waterman proposed to Robert Ashley that musicians and non-musicians might produce new versions of his operas, by way of typographical scores. The bulk of Yes, But Is It Edible? is a result of that proposal: scores for Dust (1998) and Celestial Excursions (2003). These operas’ characters have, until now, been solely produced by and are the stories exchanged between Ashley and his “band” (singers Sam Ashley, Joan La Barbara, Thomas Buckner, and Jacqueline Humbert); and in landscapes produced by “Blue” Gene Tyranny, Tom Hamilton, David Moodey, Cas Boumans, and Mimi Johnson—the result of a thirty-year relationship.

The scores for Dust and Celestial Excursions are preceded by a selection of Ashley’s work, from 1963 to 2008, drawing attention to the varying relations between instruction and score, and the tones of instructional address. Working with these scores gave us a better sense of how each one produces a specific mode of decision-making, telling us what to put on the pages of the scores, for any reader who follows.

Yes, But Is It Edible? is the fourth in a series of publications produced with or by Will Holder and Alex Waterman that a musicological perspective on scoring speech, and the role of printed matter in collective forms of reading and writing: Agape (Miguel Abreu Gallery, 2007); Between Thought and Sound (The Kitchen, 2008); and The Tiger’s Mind (with Beatrice Gibson; Sternberg Press, 2012).

Language: English
Pages: 784
Size: 23.5 x 29.3 cm
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-927354-09-4

43€
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The Black Signs. Lars Mørch Finborud
. Broken Dimanche Press.

Posted in books, distribution, novel, writing on November 29th, 2014
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The Black Signs. Lars Mørch Finborud
. Broken Dimanche Press.

A gravel path stops at the doorstep of an extraordinary house which is completely crammed with piles of black signs, memorial plaques dedicated to inconsequential, horrible or forgotten events – documentation of a hidden reality – an unprecedented project on a huge scale. The solicitor who has been engaged to handle the estate comes across a protocol containing passionate letters addressed to a mysterious friend. Stuck in between the letters he also finds remnants of a catalogue listing nigh on eight million items – relics and collectors’ objects from the history of modern art. Each item has been auctioned. What follows soon adds up to an incredible and at times ambiguously dazzling tale that is at once unique and yet truly of our time.

Pages: 180
Size: 12.7 x 18.4 cm
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-943196-29-0

15€
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