An Artist With Six Legs. Superflex. Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Posted in art, exhibition catalogue on April 3rd, 2014

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An Artist With Six Legs

An artist with six legs, 253 works, 20 years, 8 curators, 1 exhibition is the catalogue of the exhibition «Working Title: “A Retrospective Curated by XXXXXXXXX”» held at Kunsthal Charlottenborg from 13 December 2013 to the 2nd of February 2014.

Describing their projects and works as tools, to be activated and often even changed, by the viewers, the users, XXXXXXXXX’ versatile artistic practice is distinguished by a continued interest in exploring social, political and cultural conditions. XXXXXXXXX makes up their own rules, humorously and intelligently challenging conventions about things like copyright, power structures, design and economy. Throughout their career a distinguishing trait of their modus operandi has been to collaborate with other artists and experts.

Author: Pernille Abrethesen (Ed.)
Publisher: Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Language: danish/english
Pages: 335
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 8798788944976


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Columnist. Boris Rebetez. Kunsthalle Baselland

Posted in art, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue on March 6th, 2014


Columnist. Boris Rebetez.

«Columnist» nennt Boris Rebetez seine Einzelausstellung im Kunsthaus Baselland und auch die nun neu vorliegende Publikation. Nicht von ungefähr wird der Leser bereits mit diesem Titel auf eine Gedankenfährte durch Ausstellung und Katalog geschickt. Denn ist es nicht der Kolumnist, der in Zeitschriften, Zeitungen oder Magazinen aktuelle Geschehnisse kommentiert, seine Haltung dazu äussert und damit den Lesern den Blick durch eine andere Brille ermöglicht? Diesen etwas anderen Blick auf die Realität ermöglicht einem Rebetez mit seinen künstlerischen Eingriffen, die er in der Publikation auf spannende Weise erläutert.

Language: german / english
Pages: 80
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-9524292-0-4


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Il Piedistallo Vuoto / The Empty Pedestal. Illaria Bombelli (Ed.). Mousse Publishing.

Posted in art, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue, politics on February 25th, 2014
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Texts by Boris Buden, Keti Chukhrov, Vit Havránek, Marco Scotini and Joanna Warsza.

Published for “Il Piedistallo Vuoto – Fantasmi dall’Est Europa / The Empty Pedestal – Ghosts from Eastern Europe” – presented at the Museo Civico Archeologico in Bologna from January 24 to March 16 and organized by Arte Fiera – this book accompanies a project that traces recent developments in the art scene of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. On view are a hundred works (from leading Italian private art collections) by over forty artists, ranging from members of the younger generation, such as Petrit Halilaj, Gintaras Didžiapetris and Evgeny Antufiev, to recognized masters like Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Marina Abramović, and Miroslav Tichý. “None of these so-called archeologists”, writes exhibition curator Marco Scotini, “is practicing an art of ruins: they all act upon time but also ‘against’ time, in favor of a time to come. Neither do they aim to predict anything. All they do is allow the unknown knocking on the door to enter”. Alongside a compendium of images, the book presents a selection of essays by philosophers, art critics and curators that illustrate and comment on certain key concepts examined in the show, including the notions of “East” and “West”, and of “democracy”, “struggle”, “History”, and “site-specificity”.

Language: Italian / English
Pages: 304
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9788867490691

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Show, Demonstrate, Exchange. Performance – Art – Academy, Discoteca Flaming Star and John Paul Raether (Eds.). State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart.

Posted in art, books, exhibition catalogue, performance, writing on January 29th, 2014
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Show, Demonstrate, Exchange. Performance – Art – Academy, Discoteca Flaming Star and John Paul Raether (Eds.).  State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart.

A publication by the department of Fine Arts / Intermedia Arts of the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart.

Edited by Discoteca Flaming Star and John Paul Raether.
Contributions: Jeremiah Day , Felix Ensslin, Sabrina Karl, Karolin Meunier, Yorgos Sapountzis, Ute Waldhausen, and others.

Johannes Paul Raether and Discoteca Flaming Star document the performances and discussions of the first two organised events in Berlin and Stuttgart. In addition, texts by the artists Karolin Meunier and Jeremiah Day, specially written for the publication, deepen the immediate impressions of the evenings and reflect from their own practice problems developed in the field of performance, art and academy.

Deutsche / English
164 pages, b/w illustrations

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The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom. Simon Denny. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

Posted in art, exhibition catalogue on December 23rd, 2013
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The Personal Effects of Kim Dotcom. Simon Denny. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

Simon Denny, who was awarded the Baloise Art Prize at Art Basel Statements in 2012, is interested in the development and contradictions of our thoroughly mediatized society. His installations, objects, and projects focus on the connections between changes in media, commerce, aesthetics, and politics-with their ever repeated and always rapidly obsolete promise of the new.

Texts from Christian Höller, Jasmine McNealy & Matthias Michalka. Interview by Laura Preston
16,5 x 24 cm
80 pages
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No Goal. Jacob Kassay. The Power Station.

Posted in art, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue, writing on November 30th, 2013
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No Goal. Jacob Kassay. The Power Station.

Featuring contributions by Ajay Kurian.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition ‘No Goal’ held at The Power Station, Dallas, April 11 – July 13 2012.

Language: English.
84 pages.

Price: €27.00

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Off The Map. Kasper Andreasen. Motto Books.

Posted in art, distribution, exhibition catalogue on September 18th, 2013
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In this exhibition, Kasper Andreasen presents drawings and artists’ books that investigate acts of printing, writing, and collecting. At the entrance on Skalitzer Str. 68, an image of a large book spine shows layers of papers accumulated from over a period of two years. In Motto’s courtyard, a landscape of vitrine-decors spans across the rear wall. Upon close examination, these layered decors reveal many different types of ephemera. Displayed in the vitrines are serial repetitions of landscape sketch, fragments of handwriting, maps, drawings, as well as wrappers, receipts, and newspapers articles. The ephemera and traces shown in this publication are part of an ongoing transformation in the artist’s process. This publication accompanies the exhibition “Off the map” at Motto Berlin, which runs from September 18 – October 10, 2013.
The essay by Matthias Weichelt was written especially for this occasion.
Translated by Caroline Rued-Engel.
Printed by New Goff, Ghent.
Edition of 800 / Special edition: 30

Language: English-Deutsch
Size: 30 × 21 cm
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524082

Price: €10.00
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In Italy It’s Called “Department Store At Night” (Five Impossible Films, I). Matthew Brannon. Mousse Publishing, Museo Marino Marini.

Posted in books, distribution, exhibition catalogue, writing on August 6th, 2013

In Italy It’s Called “Department Store At Night” (Five Impossible Films, I). Matthew Brannon. Mousse Publishing, Museo Marino Marini.

Published in coordination with the first solo show by Matthew Brannon in an Italian art institution, the catalogue is organized as two independent volumes containing an unpublished novel by the American writer, “Antelope,” an essay by Alan Reid in the form of a set of “imaginary” letters sent to Brannon himself, “Unanswered Letters,” and a critical text by the curator of the exhibition and co-editor of the catalogue Alberto Salvadori.

Language: English / Italian
Pages: 2 volumes (72 + 72 pages)
Size: 20 x 14 cm

21 €
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All-in-One. Thomas Bayrle. WIELS and Buchhandlung Walther König.

Posted in art, books, exhibition catalogue on August 5th, 2013
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All-in-One. Thomas Bayrle. WIELS and Buchhandlung Walther Konig.

WIELS presents the first major survey exhibition in Belgium of German artist Thomas Bayrle, a pioneer of Pop, seriality and Media Art. The project extends WIELS’ commitment to promoting an alternative look at art history by foregrounding often overlooked artists who challenge the canonical categories and ideas of major movements. Over the years, Bayrle has built up an important body of work, one that is surprisingly consistent, obsessive even, while combining allegiances to Pop, Conceptual and Op art with wry humour.

Language: English
Pages: 224
Size: 31 × 26.5 cm

38 €
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Furniture. Claudia Wieser. Kiosk. Motto Books.

Posted in art, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue on July 5th, 2013


Furniture Kiosk. Claudia Wieser. Motto Books.

“This publication appears on the occasion of Claudia Wieser’s exhibition FURNITURE in KIOSK (6 October – 18 November 2012). The title refers directly at issues that lie at the very heart of Wieser’s work: what is the status of sculptures that were designed as objects? The artist’s body of work is built around this question and explores the boundaries between autonomous and applied art. FURNITURE brought together an ensemble of drawings, ceramic and wooden sculptures, and a spatial collage, instigating a dialogue between them and explicitly relating them to the architectural context of the exhibition space.” – Liene Aerts & Wim Waelput

Edited by Wim Waelput and Claudia Wieser
Authors include Liene Aerts, Alexander Garcia Düttmann, Zoë Gray, Wim Waelput

32 pages


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