Soleil Double. Laurent Grasso. Editions Dilecta.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, exhibition catalogue, Wholesale on May 24th, 2017
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Soleil Double by Laurent Grasso
Published by Editions Dilecta
Language: English, French
Pages: 272
Size: 30 x 22.5 cm
Weight: 1.4000 kg
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9791090490628

€39.00

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SCREEN. Arthur Fouray. Tombolo Presses

Posted in Artist Book, books, Motto Berlin store on May 20th, 2017
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“SCREEN” is a multimedia artist book by Arthur Fouray. Its title, embodies his artistic process which spreads here through two main formats: painting / serigraphy on cushions and a printed material. Arthur Fouray began his career in 2015 with his solo show “Specter” at Espace Quark, Geneva. Through art and decoration history, he questions the shift between painting before the industrial revolution and the cinematographic experience. He proposes to the onlooker an art experience which teases the unsaid.

€10.00

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Jean-Luc Moulène. Centre Pompidou. Editions Dilecta

Posted in Artist Book, Editions Dilecta, Jean-Luc Moulene, sculpture on May 18th, 2017
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Jean-Luc Moulène / Centre Pompidou / Editions Dilecta

This work allows us to grasp, through these unpublished works, the richness and complexity of the artist’s abstract and corporeal universe. Jean-Luc Moulène seeks to “objectify” the world through a variety of practices, forms and subjects, by anchoring his reflection in mathematics, and especially in set theory, which can be a metaphor for social space. Using 3D design techniques, he explores operations such as intersection, laterality and cutting in a tension between body and object. His works question the common space, the form that this space takes, its intersection with the individual space.

“The looker: someone who looks, yes, I work for him. If you talk to me about a public or a spectator, I do not know who it is. Perhaps a marketing tool? So, let’s say that “the viewer” is the one to whom one passes the work, because that is what it is, in the background. An artist produces an object and at some point he separates from it, and someone else looks at it. And it is at this moment that the life of the work begins …. It is also for this reason that the work must be closed. Because it does not communicate the results of an experiment, it allows the experiment. And to this end, it is necessary to provide the viewer with a perfectly closed or expired object so that it is he who opens it or inspires it.” »Jean-Luc Moulène

240 pages
21,5 x 28 cm
French / English
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LVMH. Charlotte Krieger, Agathe Zaerpour (eds.). Editions TSAR

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, Wholesale on May 7th, 2017

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TSAR 16
LVMH Le Vermino Helvétique
by Charlotte Krieger and Agathe Zaerpour
Around the work of Simon Paccaud

With contributions from:
Stéphane Kropf, Stéphanie Serra, et Joël Vacheron.

136 pages
22.5 × 30 cm
Français / English
Softcover with hand painted cover
Color Offset
ISBN 978-2-9700842-5-9
First edition 2017

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Nobody Expected There Would Be Much Discussion About It. Ott Metusala. Lugemik.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, photography, Wholesale on May 3rd, 2017
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The book documents the design work of author’s grandmother Kirsti Metusala at the Tallinn Experimental Plant Estoplast where she worked as a designer for 28 years (1964–1992). Estoplast was a factory mainly producing plastic lamps which were highly popular during the Soviet era and even nowadays almost every Estonian family has a lamp or two in their home or country house.

The book consists of a collection of photographs from the archive of Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design showing a selection of lamps designed by Kirsti Metusala. It is accompanied by an interview with her by Ott Metusala which is loosely based on comments of different lamp designs, and sheds light on the specifics of working as a designer in Soviet Estonia. The book also includes a short essay by Kai Lobjakas (director of Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design) discussing Soviet-Estonian design in a broader context.

€15.00

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TT. Nico Jungel. Motto Books.

Posted in art, Artist Book, drawing, Motto Books on April 27th, 2017
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TT by Nico Jungel
Published by Motto Books

Language: German
Size: 19.5 x 29.7 cm
Weight: 160 g
Binding: Softcover

€32.00

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Croissants & Architecture. Nicole Wermers. Motto Books.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, Motto Books, Wholesale on April 25th, 2017
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Croissants & Architecture
Nicole Wermers

Published in an edition of 250
Size: 23 x 27.7 cm
Weight: 495 g
Binding: Softcover

€58.00

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Out of the Blue. Kirill Golovchenko. Rodovid Press.

Posted in Artist Book, books, distribution, photography, Wholesale on April 15th, 2017
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As a kid I spent a lot of time on the beach. We spent most of the summer in a seaside holiday home. It’s a great feeling on the seaside, calming and threatening at the same time. Life on the beach is very varied. The beach is a universal theme and in this case part of the cultural world of the Ukraine.

Perhaps you can find out more about people at the beach than at other public spaces. People go to the beach, take off their clothes, lie down next to other people they don’t know, swim, eat, tan, and drink … The more people there are lying on one level, the more join. Some parts of the beach are so hopelessly overcrowded that you can’t get to the waterside for all the beach-towels. My images are what they are, merely windows on the reality of the seaside. Most images are direct observations captured using a camera: seen briefly, and then they’re over. I’ve always needed to be close up to people, to almost be part of them, which is like saying I was never just an observer but also a holidaymaker. One of them.

I took a swimming tyre and shot photos through it. The circular image this created reminds me of a ship’s porthole. Also, the circle resembles a telescope lens and had a touch of the voyeuristic about it. It fits the beach, and not just as a formal device. For me, the tyre helped me learn to swim. At the beach you watch others and they watch you. I did my watching through this ‘hole’. It seemed spontaneous and fun while taking the photos. There was something of the performance about it and yet I also felt invisible as a consequence. The swimming ring conceals you, isolates you, but also makes you visible. It helps you focus, both as the photographer and as the observer. It’s like a pin-hole, a spotlight illuminating a certain situation for a brief moment. What’s important is that the viewer recognizes the shape of the swimming tyre and when viewing the images is taken to another level, one between staged reality and documented reality.

Language: English, Ukrainian
Pages: 104
Size: 27.5 х 18.5 cm
Weight: 590 g
Binding: Hardcover

€34.00

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Black Hyperbox. Alina Popa, Florin Flueraş (eds). PUNCH.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, Wholesale, writing on April 13th, 2017
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A point alienates from itself and becomes a line. A line alienates from itself and becomes a square. A square alienates from itself and becomes a cube. A cube alienates from itself and becomes a hypercube. Black Hyperbox is a dimension of productive alienation from concepts through experience and from experience through thinking. Black Hyperbox is a productive lie, a future-oriented spatiotemporal ruse, where the conceptual horizon is mutilated through doing and the horizon of imagination is mutilated through thought. In Black Hyperbox, any known can be black-boxed and the unknown can turn out to be most banal.

This was the text that announced Black Hyperbox, initiated by Florin Flueraș and Alina Popa in 2015. Black Hyperbox started as a frame for performance and text based on the alienation between practice and conceptualization. Meanwhile, individual artworks, mostly performances, emerged from its process. They are circulating sometimes independently, sometimes together. Now Black Hyperbox is also a book, the outcome of the discursive section of the project. Its contributing authors were immersed in Black Hyperbox or gravitating around it, at least conceptually. In the book, Black Hyperbox comes forth as a place that holds incompatible conceptual zones and spatiotemporalities together: Old World and New World, theater and jungle, jaguars and AI, prehistory and futurism, the earthly home and the alien space,Mecca and the North Pole, spaceships lost in cosmos and the politics of Isis, Malevich’s black square and the moon travel, thought and hallucination.

Contributions by Florin Flueras, Alina Popa, Ioana Gheorghiu, Ștefan Tiron, Gabriel Catren, Irina Gheorghe, Garett Strickland, Sina Seifee, Bogdan Drăgănescu, Eleni Ikoniadou, Cristina Bogdan, Cosima Opartan, Nicola Masciandaro, Ben Woodard, Blake Victor, Adriana Gheorghe, Gregory Chatonsky, Dorothée Legrand & Georges Heidmann, Matt Hare, Larisa Crunţeanu, Dylan Trigg, Ion Dumitrescu.

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OFOFFJOFF – One To One. Julia Born & JOFF.

Posted in Artist Book, photography on April 6th, 2017
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A fashion object in itself, ‘OFOFFJOFF’ is a sequel project to an exclusive one-off project by Dutch fashion designer JOFF. A totality of black and white, life size photographs (taken by Blommers & Schumm), enable the viewer to discover the collection both in detail and in its entirety.

Language: English
Pages: 196
Size: 23 x 31 cm
Weight: 550 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9789090215839

€25.00

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