Felicia Atkinson / Shelter Press @ Motto Berlin. 04.07.2015

Posted in Chert, events on July 2nd, 2015


Felicia Atkinson / Shelter Press @ Motto Berlin. 04.07.2015
performance 8pm (sharp)

Felicia’s sound performance derives from her LP ‘A Readymade Ceremony’ and her book ‘Improvising Sculpture As Delayed Fictions by Felicia Atkinson’, both published by Shelter Press

On the same evening, Chert opens

Ceramics & Graphite

Artists: Laura Aldridge, Felicia Atkinson, Peppi Bottrop, Lucy Coggle, Tommaso Corvi-Mora, Emilie Ding, Jérémie Gindre, Emma Hart, Hannah James, Klara Kayser, Marthe Krüger, Bevis Martin and Charlie Youle, Lucie Mičíková, Diogo Pimentão, Vanessa Safavi, Erik Steinbrecher, Ignacio Uriarte, J. Parker Valentine, Renata Ward

Corruption Feeds. Will Benedict. Bergen Kunsthall, Motto Books. Book launch @ L39. Basel. 19.06.2015

Posted in events on June 14th, 2015


Corruption Feeds. Will Benedict book launch
Friday, June 19
from 6pm

Published by Bergen Kunsthall and Motto Books

L39 Bar
Rebgasse 39
4058 Basel

Mount Moon: the Basel Tour (2013). Saâdane Afif signing @ Mehdi Chouakri booth (R17). Art Basel. 18.06.2015. 4pm

Posted in events on June 14th, 2015


Mount Moon: the Basel Tour (2013). Saâdane Afif signing @ Mehdi Chouakri booth at Art Basel (R17)
Thursday, June 18, 4pm

7,070,430K of Digital Spit, A Memoir. Anicka Yi book launch @ Kunsthalle Basel. 16.06.2015

Posted in events on June 14th, 2015


7,070,430K of Digital Spit, A Memoir. Anicka Yi
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 7 pm, Kunsthalle Basel

Kunsthalle Basel, Fondation Galeries Lafayette, and 47 Canal invite you to the presentation of the limited edition, specially fragranced artwork-as-publication 7,070,430K of Digital Spit, A Memoir, followed by drinks.

The exhibition and publication are co-produced with the Fondation Galeries Lafayette and generously supported by the Gaia Art Foundation, Roldenfund, and 47 Canal.

Kunsthalle Basel
Steinenberg 7
CH-4051 Basel

Art Crossing Tokyo-Berlin. 06.06.2015

Posted in events on June 4th, 2015


Ishion Hutchinson / Fivehundred Places @ Motto Berlin. 06.05.15

Posted in events on June 1st, 2015


Saturday June 6, 2015
Ishion Hutchinson / Fivehundred Places @ Motto Berlin


Detour in Detroit. Humboldt Books @ Motto Berlin. 10.06.2015

Posted in events on May 30th, 2015


Multiple Art Days. Maison Rouge. Paris. 22-24.05.2015

Posted in events, fairs on May 13th, 2015



Dmitry Paranyushkin @ Motto Berlin. 08.05.2015

Posted in events on May 6th, 2015
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Dmitry Paranyushkin @ Motto Berlin. 08.05.2015
7pm (sharp)

Way to Russia Book is a 780-page guide to the deepest crevices of Russian subconscious as well as the surface phenomena.

In this book presentation I will present the book itself as well as the strategies and methodologies used when making it.

Made as a guidance, Way to Russia attempts to be both practical and divinational, material and immaterial, Russian and not Russian at all.

Signed books will be available at Motto after the presentation.


More information:

I will talk about Polysingularity as a strategy for understanding complex phenomena, using the context of writing a book about Russia, which I will be presenting at this talk.

Polysingularity is essentially a practice of dynamic variability. The approach is in taking different perspectives, which are sufficiently distinct from one another, to form certain points of view that are connected on the global level to produce mutually coherent simultaneous narratives.

The book is structured in a networked way to allow for several such simultaneous narratives – mainly the Crudes (oil, gas, attitudes) and the Cosmos (space technology, idealism, faith).

A page on Sputnik – the first satellite – is followed by the page on Kalashnikov – both very well-known Russian exports. This same page links to the Cosmonautics museum in Russia and to Terletskoe lake in Altay mountains where parts of space launch rockets fall to produce amazing lighting effects in the sky and to contaminate the nature around… A page on the concept of hybrid warfare utilised in Ukraine links to the Russian martial art Systema, which utilises this concept as a physical practice.

The book also has numerous portals into the digital realm where the subject matter is augmented with additional information, images and links for further exploration (often guiding back into the book).

The book was published by Special Agency on behalf of http://waytorussia.net/ – the most popular travel guide to Russia online with an audience of 1.5 Mln readers, which also helps travellers arrange trips to Russia: visa, train tickets, hotels and such.

If a guide book is normally made to guide, this guide book is made to be more like a guidance, helping the readers inscribe multiple narrative fantasies into the real. A certain persistence that erupts with the crude force into the polysingularity of Cosmos – something that has a lot to do with faith, belief, idealism and passionate naivete.

bruno events 6-9.05.2015. Venice, Italy

Posted in events on May 3rd, 2015