Mousse #59. Edoardo Bonaspetti (Ed). Mousse Magazine.

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, Wholesale on June 21st, 2017
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Mousse Issue #59 – Summer 2017

Featuring: Rahel Aima, Basma Alsharif, Robert Barry, Andrew Berardini, Yann Chateigné Tytelman, Nick Currie, Aria Dean, Kevin Jerome Everson, Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen, Orit Gat, Jarrett Gregory, Trix and Robert Haussmann, Jens Hoffmann, Adam Jasper, Stefan Kalmár, John Knight, Erkki Kurenniemi, Duane Linklater, Chus Martínez, Robertas Narkus, Kathy Noble, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Andréa Picard, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Seth Price, Johannes Raether, Kitty Scott, Leilah Weinraub, Julia Weist, Elvia Wilk, Lantian Xie, Yan Xing.

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Art Against Art #4 . Taslima Ahmed, Manuel Gnam (Eds). Art Against Art.

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, Wholesale on June 20th, 2017
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Art Against Art – Issue #4

The art market is being kept alive with constant stimulus in the form of Venice-Basel-Kassel-Athens-Frieze-TEFAF. As the series of electric shocks continue, the art market is still in a period of reconfiguration trying to find longevity in the new. Whereas the art fair format inherently lacks culture – merely being a market place/forum for where exchange takes place – the biennial format has become too broad to create lasting cultural meaning; therefore the art market must look elsewhere for metrics of value. But if it only finds mirrors of its own logic (the free market itself), it will do nothing more than to accelerate the process upon which it has been organizing itself.

Definitions of culture have traditionally meant that the market can reflect on them too to prevent it from being flippant and volatile. The free market functions anchorless and incomprehensible without definitions – landmines of bubbles created without any meta signifier or even private collections and museums springing up that hang on the whim of the collector/personality/entrepreneur rather than frames of reference that create wider cultural value.

Contributors: Iain Robertson, Andrew Rankin, Antek Walczak, Samuel Veissière, Marina Pinsky, Taslima Ahmed, Klaus Theweleit, Jeff Berwick, Guan Xiao.

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Tupilakosaurus: An Incomplete(able) Survey of Pia Arke’s Artistic Work and Research. Kuratorisk Aktion.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, Wholesale on June 15th, 2017
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A comprehensive monograph on the seminal work of Greenlandic-Danish visual artist and thinker Pia Arke (1958–2007)

With contributions by Pia Arke, Lars Kiel Bertelsen, Tine Bryld, Erik Gant, Søren Jønsson Granat, Mirjam Joensen, Stefan Jonsson, Carsten Juhl, Anders Jørgensen, Mette Jørgensen, Inge Kleivan, Kuratorisk Aktion, Jan-Erik Lundström, Iben Mondrup, Sara Olsvig, Søren Bro Pold, Irit Rogoff, Mette Sandbye, Kirsten Thisted, and Finn Thrane.

The richly illustrated 400-page book constitutes the first survey in print of Pia Arke’s collected works, practice, and methodology. In essays and images, the book documents Arke’s lifelong artistic engagement with the silence that surrounds Denmark’s colonial presence in Greenland since 1721 and examines how she by unearthing the ‘little’ history of Greenland’s colonization managed to say something decisive about the much ‘bigger’ history of Western imperialism and the dynamics of today’s world order.

In addition, the book contains a DVD presenting a selection of Arke’s individual and collaborative video works.

€42.00

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WORD SQUARES. Karl Holmqvist. Compagnia & Motto Books.

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, Motto Books on June 14th, 2017
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KARL HOLMQVIST, WORD SQUARES. COMPAGNIA/MOTTO BOOKS 2017,
PUBLISHED WITH THE KIND SUPPORT OF THE CENTRE D’ART CONTEMPORAIN, GENEVA, TO COINCIDE WITH THE ARTIST’S EXHIBITION, 31.5.– 27.8.2017.

WORD SQUARES DESIGNED BY KARL HOLMQVIST AND BENEDIKT REICHENBACH.

€25.00

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The Ruin to Come. Walid Sadek. Motto Books & Taipei Biennial 2016 @ Agial Art Gallery. 15.06.2017

Posted in books, distribution, events, writing on June 13th, 2017
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BOOK LAUCH

The Ruin to Come.
Walid Sadek.
Motto Books & Taipei Biennial 2016

Thursday 15 June, 2017 starting at 6:00 pm
Venue: Agial Art Gallery, 63 Abdel Aziz St., Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon.

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These collected essays, written in Beirut over a period of 10 years between 2006 and 2016, look at the conditions of living under a temporality theorized as the “protracted now” of a civil war, one structurally capable of perpetuating the conditions of its own dominance. This protracted now, these essays argue, remains untranquil in the many unfinished strains of a troubled history that resist falling back into a settled and distant past.

What unites the diverse essays of this book is an investment in the concept of labor, understood as both interminable and his­torical: the labor of min, the labor of the corpse, the labor of near­blindness and the labor of missing. These labors are interminable since they persist in a disinclination to join the various calls for regeneration and resurrection implicit in state-sanctioned and market-driven projects for the reconstruction of Lebanon. They are also historical since they frame this disinclination as an anti-historicist position open to a non-linear conception of memory that attempts to name the many pasts slighted by a forward-looking rush towards better futures.

Together, these labors develop into a critique of hope as a reac­tionary sentiment that numbs collective action in the present and propose that within the folds of war lie moments of political significance that can be recovered and thought through, in order to initiate a livable living built with the unwelcome but necessary knowledge shouldered by unreconciled survivors.

JAN GROTH. Bergen Kunsthall.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, exhibition catalogue, Wholesale on June 1st, 2017
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Exhibition catalogue featuring works by Jan Groth, including drawing, sculpture, tapestry and wall drawing. With written contributions by Martin Clark, Steinar Sekkingstad, Richard Tuttle and an interview with Jan Groth by Fredrik Værslev.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Jan Groth, Festspillutstillingen 2017, May 25 – August 13, 2017.
Design by Blank Blank. Published by Bergen Kunsthall.

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Lipstick and Gas Masks. Mashid Mohadjerin. Royal Academy Fine Arts Antwerp.

Posted in books, distribution, photography, Wholesale on May 30th, 2017
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Mashid Mohadjerin is an award-winning photojournalist and visual artist whose work has taken her all over the world. Her photo essays focus primarily on identity issues and the human condition, with subjects such as migration, minority groups, and the socially displaced. In this book, she portrays the women who played an important role in the recent uprisings that began in Tunisia, spread to Egypt, and then swept through other parts of the Middle East. Coming from different ideological and social backgrounds, these women defy stereotypes. Collected images (both historical and current) and articles that circulated on social media at the time offer visual context for the portraits.

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Starship 16

Posted in art, distribution, Wholesale on May 26th, 2017

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Starship Magazine no. 16, with:

Søren Andreasen, John Allan MacLean, Tenzing Barshee, John Beeson, Leo Bersani, Gerry Bibby, Matt Billings, Kaucyila Brooke with Vickie Aravindhan, Louis Coy, Boz David, Jennifer Green, Blake Jacobsen, Tyler Lumm, Giselle Morgan, Ace Shi, AJ Strout, and Josh Winklholfer, Mercedes Bunz, David Bussel, Octavia E. Butler, Bonnie Camplin, Leidy Churchman, Eric D. Clark, Jay Chung, Hans Christian Dany, Katja Diefenbach, Nikola Dietrich, Francesca Drechsler, Martin Ebner, Sokol Ferizi, Stephanie Fezer, Julian Göthe, Michèle Graf, Selina Grüter, Karl Holmqvist, Cornelia Herfurtner, Nadira Husain, David Iselin-Ricketts, Monika Kalinauskaite, Heinz Peter Knes, Jakob Kolding, Michael Krebber, Klara Liden, Q Takeki Maeda, Robert McKenzie, Robert Meijer, Ariane Müller, Christopher Müller,
Henrik Olesen, Mark von Schlegell, Dan Solbach, Natasha Soobramanien, Katrin Trüstedt, Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Scott C. Weaver, Luke Williams, Amelie von Wulffen, Florian Zeyfang

Cover by Klara Liden
410 meters, May 22, 2017
Ink on 1000 copies of Starship

DE 8€ EU/WW 10€
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Zweikommasieben #15. Remo Bitzi (ed.). Präsens Editionen / Motto Books.

Posted in distribution, magazines, Motto Books, music, Wholesale on May 24th, 2017
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Featuring interviews with DJ Stingray, J.G. Biberkopf, Interstellar Funk, Grebenstein, Brain Case, Pan Daijing and Marlene Engel, one of the curators of Wiener Festwochen; portraits on Tolouse Low Trax and Sleaford Mods; an essay called “Entropy as Exit” by DeForrest Brown Jr. on the albums Cellular Automata by Dopplereffekt and I-LP-O in Dub’s Capital Dub Chapter 1; columns featuring the development of dancehall (“Basslines”), the CDJ-2000 (“Track Down Fiction”), pictures from the Johannesburg scene (“We Are Time”), Vinyl-on-Demand (“From Here Till Now”) as well as poems (“Sound Texts”) and thoughts on the Gegenstand (“Gegen:stand”); PLUS contributions by Jackie and Gil, Tomasa Del Real, Pure Mania and mittageisen’s Bruno W.

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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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