ALBERTO TROIA (Kyselina) + DAN BODAN (D.F.A.) – CATCHING FIRE POSTER + Zweikommasieben 10 launch. 27.01.2015

Posted in events on January 26th, 2015


ALBERTO TROIA (Kyselina) + DAN BODAN (D.F.A.) – CATCHING FIRE POSTER + Zweikommasieben 10 launch. 27.01.2015
from 6pm

This 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 launch corresponds with the release of SOFTY SOFT vol 2, the second part in a series of radical reworking of songs from the album. Vol 2 collects remixes from Lotic, KABLAM, Draveng, E+E and a previously released remix by Gobby.

The posters collection will come packaged with a digital edition of the entire remix series, including the yet unreleased Vol.3 featuring remixes by CFCF, McFERRDOG, Low Concept and veteran producer Howie B.

Join us January 27th at Motto Berlin at 18h to a reception featuring a DJ set by Draveng + Zweikommasieben Djs

Edition Taube / Stefan Sulzer @ Motto Berlin. 24.01.2015

Posted in events on January 22nd, 2015
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Saturday January 24th @ Motto Berlin
Stefan Sulzer
The day my mother touched Robert Ryman
Edition Taube book launch

The artist will be present and read from the book at 8pm, followed by an artist talk together with Daniel Herleth.

A special edition will be available, numbered, signed by the artist, and touched by the mother

PALATTI AR AI @ Motto Kunsthalle Basel. 22.01.2015

Posted in events on January 18th, 2015


PALATTI AR AI (Moving Multiples & Palatti 2015) @ Motto Kunsthalle Basel
January 22nd 2015, 6:30pm

PALATTI AR AI (new publication!)

It is late summer, together we stroll over the hill at Birli, along the Moosbach and the Goldach, we converse in various languages, and wander through the forest. We meander. We find mushrooms in the undergrowth, stones and snake sticks. We climb over fences, cross brooks and gaze into the water. We arrive at the Chastenloch, this mystical meeting point of trails, and we drink cider. Then we go our separate ways, taking the explorations and findings of the day to the next stage (…) From: Moving Palatti by Ursula Badrutt

The artist network Palatti proudly presents a new publication – a follow-up project to the 2013 residency at the Birli. From May-October Palatti was working in East Switzerland at the house of Dr. René und Renia Schlesinger Foundation in Wald, Appenzell in the framework of the 500 years anniversary festivities and the culture project Ledi – The Traveling Stage. The artists took the experience and their individual project as starting points for the artist booklets that have been developed for this publication.

Aurelio Kopainig – Wald (some kind of forest)
Julia Mensch – Bibliothek
Musquiqui Chihying – The Political Brain Constitution
Nicolas Novali – Incubatio
Betty Ras – Peek Mountain
Barbara Signer – Mi Casa Es Tu Casa
Paul Steenberghe – Appenzeller Metzgete
Text by Ursula Badrutt – Palatti bewegen/Moving Palatti

Edition: 720.
Published by Moving Multiples, Amsterdam & Palatti, 2015. ISBN/EAN 9789078020004
With the support of: Ledi – The Traveling Stage of AR◦AI 500, Stiftung Kunstfonds, Innerrhoder Kunststiftung, Hof Weissbad, GOBA AG

Motto Kunsthalle Basel
Steinenberg 7
4051 Basel

The Serial Universe by Alexandra Leykauf. MOREpublishers @ Motto Berlin (extended to 07.02.15)

Posted in art, events, exhibitions on January 16th, 2015
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The Serial Universe by Alexandra Leykauf
on invitation by MOREpublishers at MOTTO Berlin

Exhibition extended until 07.02.2015

(an edition published by MOREpublishers will be soon released on the occasion of the show)

Yes, But is it Edible? Will Holder reads Robert Ashley in Paris. 11.01.2014

Posted in events on January 7th, 2015

Yes, But Is It Edible

♬ Book Launch and reading ♪
Sunday 11th January, 7pm @ Fondation Galeries Lafayette temporary space, Paris

Yes, But is it Edible?
The music of Robert Ashley, for two or more voices

edited by Will Holder and Alex Waterman (published by New Documents, 2014)
A Last Futile Stab At Fun by Robert Ashley, a reading by Will Holder

In anticipation of the Library of Libraries, a project curated by castillo/corrales to open at the Fondation Galeries Lafayette in 2016, castillo/corrales is organizing The Library is a Living Organism at Fondation Galeries Lafayette temporary space : 46 rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris, free entry


Verlag Lutz Wohlrab at MOTTO Berlin. 10.01.2015

Posted in books, Chert, events, Motto Berlin event, Motto Berlin store on January 5th, 2015


Verlag Lutz Wohlrab at MOTTO Berlin. 10.01.2015
from 6pm

Despite being illegal in the DDR when formed, Lutz Wohlrab have been publishing titles since the mid-1980s. In 2009, the release of the Robert Rehfeldt book was a significant point for the publishing house. Considered the most important German Mail Aritst, Robert Rehfeldt was central in connecting the East and the West from his East Berlin home. The book celebrates his life and work up to his death in 1993. Along with books, Lutz Wohlrab publish editions and films that focus on Mail Artists, including Oskar Manigk, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, HR Fricker, Klaus Staeck, Martin Berhardt, Endre Tót, John Held Jr., Carl Chew and many others. Of particular note is the 2012 edition celebrating 50 Years of Mail Art.


Lutz Wohlrab ist seit Mitte der 1980er Jahre verlegerisch tätig, damals noch illegal in der DDR. Mit dem Buch über Robert Rehfeldt von 2009 intensivierte er diese Arbeit. Robert Rehfeldt erhob den Briefverkehr zur Kunst und war Schaltstelle zwischen Künstlern in Ost und West. Von Ost-Berlin aus wurde er der wichtigste deutsche Mail Artist. Das Buch würdigt Leben und Werk des 1993 Verstorbenen. Lutz Wohlrab gibt neben Büchern auch Editionen und Filme heraus, die sich auf Künstler der Mail Art konzentrieren. Dazu gehören Oskar Manigk, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, H.R. Fricker, Klaus Staeck, Martin Bernhardt, Endre Tót, John Held jr., Carl Chew und viele andere. Besonders hervorzuheben ist das Assembling zum Jubiläum “50 Years of Correspondence/Mail Art” von 2012.

10.01.2015 at 7pm at MOTTO Berlin in conjunction with the openings of HOME ARCHIVES: Paulo Bruscky & Robert Rehfeldt’s Mail Art Exchanges from East Berlin to South America and SIGNS FICTION, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt at Chert Gallery.

zweikommasieben #10 launch @ HeK, Basel. 20.12.2014

Posted in events on December 20th, 2014


zweikommasieben #10 is just out now, and it will be celebrated at Haus Für Elektronische Künste Basel with Klaus Legal and KOUDLAM on Saturday, December 20th 2014

zweikommasieben #10 includes material with/on/by M.E.S.H., Lena Willikens, Vessel, Powell, Creme Organization’s DJ TLR, The KVB, Juju & Jordash, Torn Hawk, the Golden Pudel-crew (including Ralf Köster, Nika Son & f#x), Yør, Kontra-Musik’s Ulf Eriksson, and more.

zweikommasieben #10
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The Serial Universe by Alexandra Leykauf. MOREpublishers at MOTTO Berlin. 12.12.2014

Posted in art, events on December 8th, 2014
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The Serial Universe by Alexandra Leykauf
on invitation by MOREpublishers at MOTTO Berlin
Opening reception 12.12.2014 from 7pm

Exhibition 13.12.2014 – 07.01.2015

Zora Mann’s Magical Coloring Book. 07.12. + 14.12.2014

Posted in Chert, events on December 3rd, 2014


Zora Mann´s
Magical Coloring Book

Sunday, December 7th, starting at 12 am until 5 pm
@ Kinderbauernhof auf dem Görlitzer Park
Wiener Str. 59, 10999 Berlin
Sunday, December 14th, at 3pm:
@ Motto table at Friends with Books

This large format coloring book, fresh from the printer, presents 23 illustrations by Zora Mann.
The book has a handmade lino print double cover and is also avaliable with a special edition color cover.

Printed on Bio Top paper by ourpress, in Berlin

Cover: Linoprint, printed at Druckwerkstatt im Kulturwerk des BBK Berlin, on Finnish Holzpappe
1st Edition, 220 copies

Plus 30 special editions, colored, signed and numbered

Published by Chert & Motto, Berlin December 2014

isbn 978-2-940524-30-3

Jimmy Robert: Draw the Line. The Power Plant @ Motto Berlin. 24.11.2014

Posted in art, events on November 24th, 2014
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Jimmy Robert: Draw the Line

Lecture / performance with Jacob Korczynski
Presented by The Power Plant
Monday November 24th
start 7pm