CATCHING FIRE POSTER SET. Dan Bodan + Alberto Troia

Posted in poster on February 24th, 2015
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CATCHING FIRE POSTER SET
ALBERTO TROIA (Kyselina) + DAN BODAN (D.F.A.)

This last summer after completing his new album, ‘Soft’, Dan Bodan asked Munich based artist Alberto Troia (Kyselina) to choose a song and interpret it as a series of images. The result is a limited edition collection of 3 wall posters depicting Troia’s unique take on the song ‘Catching Fire’. With the kind participation of DFA Records, the posters will be made available to Europe exclusively through Motto Distribution.

The Posters come packaged with a digital download code for SOFTY SOFT Vols 1,2,3, a series of radical reworkings of tracks from the album by the likes of Lotic, KABLAM, E+E, MCFERRDOG, vetran producer Howie B. and more.

3 posters
edition of 50
Published by DFA Records
20€
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Nobody owns the beach, David Horvitz

Posted in art, poster on February 16th, 2015
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Poster by David Horvitz
silkscreened
46 x 61 cm

20€

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Martin Kippenberger . »Du kommst auch noch in Mode« – Plakate von Martin Kippenberger . Steidl

Posted in art, Artist Book, exhibition catalogue, exhibitions, Motto Berlin store, poster on January 8th, 2015

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The posters created by Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997) for his own exhibitions represent a core aspect of his multimedia output and artistic vision. The show You too will eventually come into fashion – Posters by Martin Kippenberger therefore reveals an essential slice of Kippenberger’s characteristic, often wildly absurd sense of humor.

The exhibition marks the Museum Folkwang´s acquisition of a comprehensive collection of posters by Martin Kippenberger in 2013 which substantially enhances the existing group of works by the artist held at the museum.

A catalogue is due for release to accompany the show, available from Edition Folkwang/Steidl.

Edited by Museum Folkwang
128 Pages
Paperback / softback
20.5 x 26.5 cm
German
ISBN 978-3-86930-923-1
€ 20.00

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Provence Issue E FOUR SEASONS 2015

Posted in art, magazines, photography, poster on December 27th, 2014

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ISSUE E FOUR SEASONS 2015 incl. The PROVENCE Summer Reader: After Dark

ISSUE E FOUR SEASONS 2015
Photo:
Josephine Pryde, Bra III (ISOSCELES at Ahlbeck) from Knickers, Berlin, 2014.
Courtesy Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn

Poster size: 93 cm x 69 cm

The PROVENCE Summer Reader: After Dark is the second publication of a series of books co-published by Paraguay Press and PROVENCE.

The PROVENCE Summer Reader: After Dark takes it starting point—its body—from the kind of supplementary pocket books that are attached to the summer issues of various empire lifestyle magazines. As the title suggests, this book is a reader that gathers different—not to say heterogenous—material, by authors from diverse—though mainly art-connected— backgrounds, taking over a format known for its slippery, shallow, and entertaining content. Writings, fictions, documents, and poems come along with a suite of illustrations by Siw Umsonst. For a brief moment, this book was going to be a part of PROVENCE’s (pen)ultimate Issue C dedi- cated to Criticism Now. And then … in or out. We recalled the moment in history (was it the mid or the late 90s?), when art magazines not only featured sec- tions with the best of the year, but also with the worst shows and artists of the year. It was Richard Pryor, according to Lane Relyea, who stated: “I never met any- body who said when they were a kid, I wanna grow up and be a critic.” Soon the title shifted to Dark Matter, which turned criticism to social relations, but it echoed other engagements and expectations. As writing eludes the purposes of criticism, and comes to favor stories, emotions, and open air over judg- ment and in-depth studies, it was eventually replaced by After Dark. After Dark is also a series of computer screensaver software introduced in 1989 by Berkeley Systems for the Apple Macintosh, and for Microsoft Windows in 1991. It is—or was—a means to avoid switching your computer off and to maintain its functionality while not at work, keeping the system running. With the invention of laptops sleep mode in the late 90s, which made turning devices off unnecessary, the then famous Aquatic Realm, Flying Toasters, and Slide Show screensavers vanished. Many of the contributions to this Summer Reader attempt to engage a problem of their own or perform their authors’ participation in the networked, social, and communicational spaces that are shared with cul- tural production at large. They bear witness to nights of labor turned into proletarian days—even though they were written for a book supposed to be read un- der the sun. Or (maybe) exactly because of that: who would dare to take a tablet or a laptop to the beach?

The PROVENCE
ISSUE E FOUR SEASONS 2015
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Fraser Muggeridge @ Motto Berlin: Ken, Dom, Bob, Henri. 17.05.2014.

Posted in art, design, graphic design, Motto Berlin event, poetry, poster on May 14th, 2014
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Ken, Dom, Bob, Henri.

Fraser Muggeridge will discuss four typographic prints by four artists/designers that he has facsimiled, reprinted, re-appropriated, bootlegged.

Prints will be available on the night for purchase.

Fraser Muggeridge studio is a graphic design company based in Clerkenwell, London set up in 2001. Clients include: Art on the Underground, Book Works, Edinburgh Art Festival, Phaidon, Tate Publishing and Whitechapel Gallery. Fraser Muggeridge founded and is a tutor at Typography Summer School, a week-long programme of typographic study in London for recent graduates and professionals. He has co-edited, designed, published and contributed to many seminal books pertaining to publication design in recent years.

www.pleasedonotbend.co.uk
www.typographysummerschool.org

Saturday 17th May, 7pm start.

Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68
im Hinterhof
Berlin 10997

Seeking comfort in an uncomfortable chair – Ricerca della comodità in una poltrona scomoda (Poster). Bruno Munari. CNEAI.

Posted in poster on April 9th, 2014
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Bruno Munari, Ricerca della comodità in una poltrona scomoda (Seeking comfort in an uncomfortable chair), 1944. © Bruno Munari. All rights reserved to Maurizio Corraini s.r.l.

Author: Bruno Munari
Publisher: CNEAI
Size: 76 x 50 cm

Price: €12.00
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The Space Age. Aleksandra Mir. Sternberg Press.

Posted in art, poster on January 4th, 2014
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The Space Age. Aleksandra Mir. Sternberg Press.

On Saturday 28 August, 1999, against a background of puffing industrial plumes, a pinkish-blue sky, and the sound of bongo drum beats, Aleksandra Mir, dressed in a smart white dress and with American flag in hand, scaled the side of a moonscape of sand dunes and makeshift craters to become the first woman on the moon. The performance First Woman on the Moon marked the beginning of Mir’s exploration of outer space as she staged a moon landing by transforming a Dutch beach into the moon’s surface using the help of local people and heavy machinery.

Mir’s projects offer her own take on popular cultural myths and historical events, by combining religious iconography with NASA imagery or symbols of space travel. Her work reflects on these events that span half a millennium of human—mostly male-dominated—quest, transforming or deconstructing them into a make-believe world of her own. Mir resists and modifies; her work creates its own authenticity and truth.

The Space Age consists of seven fold-out posters and a text by Martin Herbert. The publication coincides with the exhibition at M – Museum Leuven which encompasses fourteen years of Mir’s career (1999–2013).

Copublished with M – Museum Leuven
Design by Yvonne Blanco

Posterbook incl. seven fold-out posters

16 €

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M6 (2013). Mike Nelson. Eastside Projects.

Posted in art, editions, poster on December 28th, 2013
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M6 (2013). Mike Nelson. Eastside Projects.

On the occasion of the exhibition M6 by Mike Nelson, Eastside Projects presented a major new print edition of eight silk-screen prints.

This specially commissioned print portfolio has been produced alongside M6, his solo exhibition on display at Eastside Projects until 9 March 2013. In each portfolio there are eight large-scale screen prints featuring image of blown out tyres from his installation. These tyres, selected and photographed by Nelson, are presented as trophies of an ignored parallel world, a powerful collection of dark abject monuments or ritual artefacts.

75 €

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Economy Class (poster). Stefan Marx. Dashwood Books

Posted in drawing, poster on October 1st, 2013
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Economy Class (poster). Stefan Marx. Dashwood Books
Edition of 150
25€
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Sonidero City. Mirjam Wirz. Mirjam Wirz & Buzz Maeschi (Eds.).

Posted in books, music, photography, poster, writing on August 14th, 2013

Sonidero City. Mirjam Wirz. Mirjam Wirz & Buzz Maeschi (Eds.).

Sonidero City – Sound system and DJ Culture in Mexico and Colombia, by Mirjam Wirz

“DJs as messengers delivering greetings between friends and communiques between rival gangs: Cumbia-rhythms slowed down to accomodate traditional dance styles. Low tones and ludicrously distorted voices. The Sonidero-culture of Mexico’s neighbourhoods is impossible to ignore.” – Jonathan Fischer on Sonidero City, DU Magazine 819 / 2011

The long-term photographic reportage of Sonidero City is an homage to the Cumbia DJs / Sonideros of Mexico City, who from the 60s to today have stood behind their sound systems’ mics, sending music as well as greetings across the capital’s streets. While some stack loudspeakers into massive towers, others stick to a modest set-up, spinning their own LP collections on 70s-era record players. They go by names such as Sonido Sensación Tropical, Sonido África, Sonido La Conga.

In contrast, on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, giant flourescent- painted speakers called “Picó” spill afro-colombian Champeta music through local communities, where the accompanying dance of choice is called “polishing the belt buckle.”

Over the course of three years Swiss photographer Mirjam Wirz visited the living rooms, courtyards and dance events of Mexico City, Monterrey and Barranquilla. The result is her book Sonidero City, a lively visual collection tracing the paths Mexico and Colombia’s sound system culture have forged.

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Sonidero City – Soundsystem und DJ-Kultur in Mexiko und Kolumbien
von Mirjam Wirz

“DJ’s als Vermittler von Liebesgrüssen und Botschaften für rivalisierende Gangs: Cumbia-
Rhythmen, die auf den landestypischen Tanzstil heruntergebremst sind. Tiefe Töne und
aberwitzig verzerrte Stimmen. Die Sonidero-Kultur ist aus den Nachbarschaften Mexikos
nicht mehr wegzudenken.”
Jonathan Fischer über Sonidero City, DU Magazin 819 / 2011

Die fotografische Langzeitreportage Sonidero City ist eine Hommage an die Cumbia DJ’s/
Sonideros von Mexico City, die seit den sechziger Jahren und bis heute am Mikrophon ihres
Soundsystems stehen und Musik sowie Grussbotschaften in die Strassen der Hauptstadt
hinaus senden.Einige bauen riesige Türme von Lautsprechern auf, andere spielen mit kleiner Anlage aus ihrer LP-Sammlung auf den Plattenspielern der siebziger Jahre. Sie tragen Namen wie Sonido
Sensación Tropical, Sonido África, Sonido La Conga.

An der Karibikküste Kolumbien hingegen dröhnt aus in fluoreszierenden Farben angemalten,
gigantischen Lautsprechern die afrokolumbianische Champeta-Musik durch die Nachbarschaften. Das Soundsystem heisst Picó und den Tanz dazu nennt man sich gegenseitig die Gürtelschnalle
polieren.

Die Schweizer Fotografin Mirjam Wirz hat während drei Jahren mit ihrer Kamera Wohnzimmer,
Innenhöfe und Tanzveranstaltungen in Mexico City, Monterrey und Barranquilla besucht, daraus ist das Buch Sonidero City entstanden, eine lebendige visuelle Sammlung, die den Spuren dieser Soundsystem Kultur folgt.

Language: Spanisch / English
Pages: 224
Size: 19.9 x 26.5 cm

31 €
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