Narr #22. Daniel Kissling (Ed).

Posted in distribution, magazines, Wholesale, writing on July 20th, 2017
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Featuring: Noémie Boebs, Sagal Maj Comafai, Viktor Dallmann, René Frauchiger, Jonis Hartmann, Ruth Loosli, Gorch Maltzen, Valerie-Katharina, Meyer, Jan Müller, Anna Ospelt, Rüdiger Saß, Adam Schwarz, Noemi Steuerwald, Adi Traar, Wolfgang Wurm.
Illustrations by Tobias Gutmann. Guest contributions from studio marcus kraft.

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Merman. Alberto García del Castillo. Shelter Press.

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, photography, Wholesale, writing on July 19th, 2017
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A queer travelogue of a boating voyage on Belgium’s inland waterways with merman and singer Steev Lemercier in the company of Chanel and Dolce, who are a cat and a dog, during the first months of their friendship with the author.

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Terremoto 9. Dorothée Dupuis (ed). Terremoto & Motto Books.

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, Motto Books, Wholesale on July 14th, 2017
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In 1985, British movie director Terry Gilliam releases Brazil, a free adaptation of George Orwell’s novel 1984 (currently hitting again best-seller list in the USA). Borrowing its title from Ary Barroso’s song Brazil, after Gilliam allegedly heard it while scouting in a horrible small industrial town in the north of England, the movie is a fable about humanity’s alienation in contemporary bureaucratic and capitalist systems, and affirms the power of imagination, dream, and affect as potential tools of resistance and escape in a surrealistic, post-Monty Python tone.

2017: in Brazil, the repercussion of “Lava Jato Operation” now infiltrates all layers of the Brazilian upper class and beyond, and will likely force Michel Temer, Brazil’s coup-monger president, to move out of the presidential house imminently, and this time, not because of alleged ghosts. The “Brazilian Miracle” is definitely outdated, and the major non-Hispanic country of Latin America is experiencing the worst political and institutional crisis of its history. On the other hand, a national council of Mexican indigenous groups backed by the Zapatista rebels just selected Maria de Jésus Patricio Martínez, a Nahua woman, as the country’s first indigenous presidential candidate. This as Mexico is said to enter the world’s 10 largest economies in the next few years, dangerously challenging its northern neighbor, for better or for worse.

Cards are shuffling quickly in the Americas and it seems that what we once expected from the north or the south might soon not matter anymore. Could it be time to reconsider our origins, to invent a new future, to finally get rid of our displaced modern ambitions and appropriate critically the performance of the exotic that cursed us for so long? In this issue of Terremoto, we will talk about places which don’t really exist as such, identities traded for others, landscapes that imprison us or, on the contrary, set us free, trying to set our landmarks aside as we look for a path towards new forms of consilience.

With contributions by: Fernanda Brenner, Tiago Carneiro da Cunha, Hank Willis Thomas, Modou Dieng, Devon Van Houten Maldonado, Pedro de Niemeyer Cesarino, Carolina Castro Jorquera, Cecilia Vicuña, Gabriel Mejía Abad, Marilia Loureiro, Pedro Victor Brandão, PDP (Public Display of Professionalism), Maria do Carmo M. P. de Pontes, Ilê Sartuzi, Ana Vaz, Luiz Roque, Cristiano Lenhardt, Bárbara Wagner, Benjamin de Burca, Paulina Ascencio, Fabiola Torres-Alaga, Alberto García del Castillo, César Zegarra, Susana Vargas Cervantes, Veronica Stigger.

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FLYKTSTRATEGIER. Rune Andersson. Moon space Books.

Posted in Artist Book, drawing, photography, travel, Wholesale on July 10th, 2017
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An artist book by Rune Andersson that explores potential strategies of escaping civilization,oppressors and/or reality.

Print: Offset and Risograph
Edition of 400

 

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PARTY. Erik Steinbrecher. Argobooks.

Posted in Artist Book, books, distribution, Motto Berlin store, Wholesale on July 7th, 2017
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This year sees an election campaign and the candidates of the parties are present everywhere showing different slogans but the same pose: in a suit and tie looking to the camera with confidence and a bright smile. Erik Steinbrecher makes them all the same in his latest publication PARTY: Whether nationally conservative or left-liberal, the hopefuls in Germany or France, Switzerland, Great Britain or the USA are here alienated by the tomato slaughter to the point of being unrecognisable. Yet the reader still tries to find out who they are.

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Untitled A2. Mitchell Thar.

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, Wholesale on July 6th, 2017
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Untitled A2 is a publication that documents the project of the same title, Untitled A2, from 2013-2016.
Four blank scans of A4 stationary paper are tiled as one A2 graphic and act as the stable base for various experiments with (primarily) offset printing. The publication features individual works, works in series, installations, and drawings. As an offset printed object itself, the publication stands as a full loop of the project, but also as a document that is designed as an exhibition.A project by Mitchell Thar, book design and editing by Ott Metusala, with an essay by Andrew Christopher Green.

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This is the Same Ocean #6. Samuel Davison (Ed).

Posted in distribution, magazines, photography, Wholesale on July 5th, 2017
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Now in its sixth year, This is the Same Ocean returns to present new work from some of the world’s most intriguing contemporary photographers. Featuring a cover image by Foam Talent Heikki Kaski, issue 6 features the work of Tine Bek, Shannon May Powell, Lola Paprocka and Victoria Zschommler, alongside Kaski and editor Samuel J Davison.

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War Games. Diego Perrone. Humboldt Books.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, Wholesale on June 29th, 2017
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Conceived on the occasion of the first edition of the project “Davanti al Mare” directed by Vittorio Dapelo for the Amixi di Villa Croce – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea of Genoa, War Games is an artist’s book by Diego Perrone, edited by Francesco Garutti. Imagined as a book-cum-artwork and as such an integral part of the installation of Perrone’s work in Villa del Principe, the Palazzo of Andrea Doria in Genoa, War Games is a photographic collection of painstaking details and fragments. The tapestries of the battle of Lepanto housed in the Villa del Principe, the hands, the features of the miniature craftsmanship of a selected group of Ligurian artisans and details of the sculpture in glass paste by Diego Perrone are mixed together without a specific order so as to make up an almost cinematographic sequence. In the short essay by Francesco Garutti, a simple and indirect game of reflections take shape: the naval games of the historian and science-fiction author Fletcher Pratt, the ambiguous inclined planes of the visionary architect Bel Geddes, the warp and weft of the tapestries of Villa del Principe, the hands and the construction techniques of those Ligurian masters all dialogue here with Perrone’s work by virtue of their inhabiting ‘another’ time.

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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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