Motto Pop-Up Bookshop. 01-29.05.16 @ Wendy’s Subway, Brooklyn

Posted in 2016, events on April 27th, 2016
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Motto and Wendy’s Subway are pleased to present a second iteration of the Motto pop-up bookstore at Wendy’s Subway, a non-profit library and workspace located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. This pop-up is one in a series of curated libraries, shops, and collections displayed in the storefront of Wendy’s Subway’s Bushwick location.

Opening Hours: 12-6pm every Saturday and Sunday in May and during evening events.

Upcoming Events:

May 1: “Prose and Poetry reading for the working class and other laborers.” Contributors: Nora Schultz, Kayla Guthrie, Nicholas Sewitz, Clarice Lispector, Juliana Huxtable, Keren Cytter. 01.05.2016, 7pm.

May 14: “Shelter Press: Outside and After.” Felicia Atkinson, Bartolomé Sanson, Ben Vida. 14.015.2016, 7pm.

Wendy’s Subway
*New Location*
379 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206

http://www.wendyssubway.com/

“Prose and poetry reading for the working class and other laborers.” Contributors: Nora Schultz, Kayla Guthrie, Nicholas Sewitz, Clarice Lispector, Juliana Huxtable, Keren Cytter. 01.05.2016, 7 pm @ Wendy’s Subway, Brooklyn.

Posted in 2016, events, poetry, politics on April 27th, 2016
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Dear friends and families,

Please join us to celebrate an Asexual international working day on May 1.

With contributions by Nora Schultz, Kayla Guthrie, Nicholas Sewitz, Clarice Lispector, Juliana Huxtable and Keren Cytter.

The event is hosted by Jack Gross.

On the occasion of Motto’s temporary bookstore at Wendy’s Subway, open every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm and during evening events, May 1st through May 29th.

**Free Vodka**

May Day for Worker and Communists – “A decidedly non-pagan, asexual May Day celebration is that of International Workers’ Day, a holiday created by socialists and labor organizers in commemoration of the Haymarket Riot of May 4th, 1886 (also called the Haymarket Massacre or, more cautiously, the Haymarket Affair).

In post-Civil War America, the Industrial Revolution was in full blaze and workers were suffering. Machines were replacing skilled laborers, hours were increasing, conditions were worsening, and the wages were inadequate. The revolutionary ideas of socialism and Marxism caught on with many of these disenfranchised and antagonized laborers, and the movement for an eight-hour day had gained powerful momentum. With all of this brewing, disputes and riots ignited again and again. Then at a large protest in Chicago’s Haymarket Square someone threw a dynamite bomb at the cops, which triggered a battle that left at least twelve dead and many more wounded. The riot was followed by a hugely publicized trial and the eventual hanging of four anarchists, the “Haymarket Martyrs.” This violent clash in Chicago became a powerful symbol for radical labor groups. A few years later, the Second International officially initiated the tradition of May Day labor demonstrations that continue still.”

Poetry – “Literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm; poems collectively or as a genre of literature.”

Prose – “written or spoken language in its ordinary form, without metrical structure.”

Vodka – “an alcoholic spirit of Russian origin made by distillation of rye, wheat, or potatoes.”

Guy Meldem. AMPUTEE LOVE + Maximage. NO NEIN NU! NIET. Opening 28.04.2016 @ Motto Berlin at 6pm.

Posted in art, books, events, Motto Berlin event, Motto Books on April 26th, 2016
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Guy Meldem
AMPUTEE LOVE

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Maximage
NO NEIN NU! NIET

28.04.2016
from 6pm

Exhibition runs from 19.04 until 25.05, 2016

Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68
D-10997 Berlin

Motto Zurich (re)Opening @ Réunion. 23.04.2016

Posted in events on April 22nd, 2016

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Motto Zürich returns at Réunion

The bookstore will open from 12pm with a selection of books and editions on display, followed by an Apero towards the end of the day.

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6-8pm
Arron Sands & James Stephen Wright

Still Life

Painter paints person at book shop event in Zürich. Prices on request.
Arron James Sands & James Stephen Wright working collaboratively to mark the release of ‘Still Life Standing Woman’, a new collection of writings by Arron Sands.

http://arronsands.co.uk/
http://www.jamesstephenwright.com/
http://nicepress.co.uk/

Motto Zurich @ Réunion
Muellerstrasse 57
8004 Zurich

http://www.reunion.la/Reunion/intro.html

Martin Zet. NEKROLOG / OBITUARY – Book Launch @ Motto Berlin 16.04.2016 at 7pm

Posted in art, books, events, Motto Books on April 13th, 2016
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Martin Zet: NEKROLOG / OBITUARY – Book Launch
Saturday, April 16 at 7pm in Motto Berlin

Accompanied by

KINO TIC – video compilation

COVER PAINTINGS – vitrines installation

BOOK MANIA – a complete survey on the author’s book production.

NEKROLOG / OBITUARY
25€
Buy it

Alexandra Leykauf. Roma Publications @ Motto Berlin. 17.03.2016

Posted in books, events on March 14th, 2016
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Alexandra Leykauf. Roma Publications @ Motto Berlin. 17.03.2016

Alexandra Leykauf, in conversation with Dominikus Müller about her new book published by Roma Publications
from 7pm

Book excerpt:
Caroline Soyez Petithomme: … the reproduction of your own work is always at stake, and even more so here in the context of the current book: an artist’s book and an autonomous work playing with the publication format as opposed to a conventional exhibition catalogue or a classical artist’s monograph. Was this a way for you to ‘get around’ the reproduction of your works?

Alexandra Leykauf: … I consider installation views not only as documents of a past situation, but as something like shards, pieces of a whole — to stay with the metaphor of the kaleidoscope you introduced. You’ve suggested earlier that there is an “elsewhere” that arises within the various layers of reproduction in my work; maybe here that’s located between the pages of this book.

CSP: And is it also a way to mirror your own process of creation — where the book remains the initial vehicle and source of your work, here to return again as a form, as in the current book …?

AL: … yes, at the end of our conversation we return to the book, but also to the beginning: an observation of the act of looking and of our own position towards that at which we look.

Alexandra Leykauf
Roma Publications
ISBN 9789491843563
28€
Buy it

Infrastructure Canada Book Presentation, Daniel Young & Christian Giroux, with graphic designer Katja Gretzinger, interviewed by AA Bronson @ Motto Berlin 14.03.16

Posted in 2016, Artist Book, books, events, Motto Berlin event on March 10th, 2016
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Bridges, tunnels, pipelines, hydroelectric lines, public transit, dams, ports, navigational aids for waterways and
airspace, communication towers—infrastructure is the foundation of our economy and society. Filmed using a
35mm motion picture camera, this project provides a core sample of infrastructure interventions in Canada’s
landscape. Drawing on statistical information on expenditures since 1947 in order to proportionally represent
investment in different sectors, the artists chose these one hundred objects and locations as a subset reflecting diversity
of region and type. Presented in random order, they function as a rigorous dérive through nodes in the network of a material body that can be thought of as comprising a single piece of architecture.

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Project book includes essays by Jonathan Shaughnessy, Richard William Hill, and Carlotta Daró
Published by Oakville Galleries

 

Monday March 14th

From 7:00pm

http://cgdy.com/

Motto Pop-Up Bookshop @ Wendy’s Subway, Brooklyn, 19-28.02.16 + Talk with Where’s Lucy Hunter & R. Lyon / Artwork by Kayla Guthrie, 21.02.16

Posted in events, exhibitions, Stores on February 16th, 2016
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Motto is pleased to present a pop-up bookstore at Wendy’s Subway, a non-profit library and workspace located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The store will be open Feb 19-28, 12-7 p.m., with a talk by Where’s Lucy Hunter & R. Lyon / Artwork by Kayla Guthrie at 7 p.m. on Sunday 21.02.16. This pop-up is the first in a series of curated libraries, shops, and collections displayed in the storefront of Wendy’s Subway’s new Bushwick location.

Where is a think tank and publishing platform headquartered in a shipping container in Brooklyn, NY. It is co-produced by historian Lucy Hunter and artist R.Lyon, who use the think tank as an opportunity to research information theory through experiments with the exhibition format. They publish their findings in book-length on-demand publications. For their talk at Wendy’s Subway, Hunter and Lyon will discuss, among other things: libraries, completeness, empire, and the past. Refreshments will be on hand to lighten the load. The talk will begin promptly at 8pm.

Kayla Guthrie will display a page from her most recent artist book, Sunsets Working (in collaboration with Nathan Antolik, calligraphy, and published by Bodega, New York) in the window. Kayla Guthrie is an artist working in writing, sound, and visual mediums. Her EP Blue was released in 2015 by Mixed Media Recordings. She has performed at Greene Naftali, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Massimo de Carlo (London), and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She is the curator of Intra Phenom, a New York-based performance series presenting the work of female artists in live and durational genres.

Wendy’s Subway
*New Location*
379 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206

http://www.wendyssubway.com/

Anahita Razmi. Edition Taube @ Motto Berlin. 28.01.2016

Posted in events on January 27th, 2016
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Edition Taube Book Launch @ Motto Berlin
Thursday January 28
from 7pm

Anahita Razmi: Tutti – a Score for 19 Vloggers

Booklaunch / Screening / Talk
with Anahita Razmi, Designers Constanze Hein and Jan Blessing and Jonas Beuchert / Edition Taube

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Tutti –
Italian word, literally meaning „all“ or „together“. Used as a musical term, for the whole orchestra as opposed to the soloist.
Applied similarly to choral music, where the whole section or choir is called to sing.

Tutti – a work
19 YouTube Vloggers are reading 13 political speech text excerpts.
The video readings are put together into a timed choir on 19 monitors, that are arranged in the exhibition space.

Tutti – a booklet
A publication in relation to this work.

Tutti – a presentation
A screening of video excerpts and some thoughts on vlog aesthetics, political phrasings, repetition, echo and appropriation,
individual and collective, spatial and material arrangements and the coming together of the booklet.

Do Your Own Littérature d’Exposition Packaging @ Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin, 11-13.12.2015. + Motto Berlin event 12.12.2015

Posted in editions, events, literature, Motto Books on December 9th, 2015
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Saturday, December 12th @ Motto Berlin from 7-10pm

With new editions from:
Saâdane Afif
Kasper Andreasen
Claude Closky
Natalie Czech
Jason Dodge
Sophie Nys

And also : Ida Ekblad, Jacob Kassay, Lefevre Jean-Claude, Benoît Maire, Emilie Pitoiset, Sinziana Ravini, Clément Rodzielsky, Mark von Schlegell, Jessica Warboys (…)

On Display @ FriendswithBooks Art Book Fair

12–13 December 2015
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart
Invalidenstraße 50–51 Berlin
Hours: 11am-7pm
Admission is free
Reception:
Friday, 11 December, 6-8pm

Thanks to : Ill Studio (graphic design), Marie Delas (curatorial assistant), Sylvie Boulanger (Cneai), Friends with Books, Galerie Gaudel de Stampa (Paris)

Contact : jmaxcolard(at)hotmail.com / orders(at)mottodistribution.com