The Library Vaccine. Opening Sept. 24 @ Artists Space. New York

Posted in events on September 22nd, 2014


Lee Gamble Album Launch and Talk @ Motto Berlin. 25.09.2014.

Posted in events, Motto Berlin event, music on September 22nd, 2014
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KOCH album launch / In conversation with Lee Gamble & Lisa Blanning.

Please join us in celebrating the release of Lee Gamble’s new album KOCH, his second for the illustrious record label, PAN. Lee will also discuss his work with music Journalist, Lisa Blanning (The Fader, Electronic Beats).

Sharing some stylistic affinity with his previous records, which excavated his deeply personal history with UK jungle and rave, and techno, this new work dives even deeper to reveal a singu- lar and intimate musical vantage point, shifting to approaching music as projection, state, hallucination, an other place. In ‘KOCH’, we experience an artist constructing a future after time spent deconstructing the past.

Thursday 25th September, 19.30 – 22.00.

Motto Berlin
im Hinterhof
Skalitzerstr. 68
10997 Berlin

Ken Kagami ‘MILKMAN’ book signing @ Tokyo Art Book Fair. 20.09.2014

Posted in events on September 18th, 2014


加賀美健 ミルクマンによるサイン会
会場:Tokyo Art Book Fair 2014 日時:2014年9月20日 14:30頃から
ラジオ番組「Ken Kagamiのオールナイトすっぽんぽん!」の収録後に開催します!
ブックフェアのMotto Booksのブースにて新発売!

Ken Kagami ” MILK MAN” Book Signing
At Tokyo Art Book Fair 2014
September 20th around 14:30 (after the radio recording)
Presented by MOTTO BOOKS
You can see Milk Man!!!

“The magic of mimesis. On personal and technological media.” Joachim Koester & Anselm Franke @ Motto Berlin. 14.09.2014.

Posted in art, events on September 12th, 2014
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Joachim Koester & Anselm Franke @ Motto Berlin. 14.09.2014.

“The magic of mimesis. On personal and technological media.”

Joachim Koester will be talking with Anselm Franke about his recent work. He is included in the three-person show, with Allison Gibbs and Ken Jacobs, which Franke has curated with Heidi Ballet at Dan Gunn, opening on Saturday 13th September. Anselm Franke is the director of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. Joachim Koester is based in Copenhagen and has exhibited widely, including recent shows at SMAK Ghent, Palais de Tokyo Paris, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Centre d’art Contemporain Geneva.


Sunday 14th September, 17.00.


Motto Berlin
im Hinterhof
Skalitzer Str. 68
10997 Berlin


Fukt #13 @ Motto Berlin. 06.09.2014

Posted in events on September 3rd, 2014


Come celebrate the release of Fukt Magazine for contemporary drawing #13 with us at Motto in Kreuzberg, Berlin! Bring friends and enjoy drinks and music (DJ Matt & Bode) + of course the magazine for a special price.

Saturday, September 6, we start at 7 pm and go on until 10 pm. Welcome!

Kasia Fudakowski @ Motto Berlin / Chert. 28.08.2014

Posted in events on August 22nd, 2014


We cordially invite you to the presentation of Kasia Fudakowski’s vinyl


→ Thursday 28th August 2014, starts at 7pm

hosted by Chert gallery and Motto Bookshop, Skalitzerstr. 68
organised together with Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg and Apparent Extent, Cologne.

Live performance by Kasia Fudakowski and Dorothy Feaver, 8pm sharp.

This record is part of the exhibition ‘Stoikerinnen\’ by Kasia Fudakowski, June 14 – September 19, 2014 at Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, curated by Anna Sabrina Schmid.

Music sampled with kind permission from ‘Don’t Split Valley and Hill’ by Tobias Levin and Volker Zander. Recorded at Electric Avenue Studio, Westwerk e. V., Hamburg, 2014. Published by Apparent Extent and Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof. All rights reserved.

Featuring Alexander Brenchley, Dorothy Feaver, Christopher Fillipini, Kasia Fudakowski, Sam de Groot, Paul Haworth, William Kherbek, Helen Marten, Ayumi Rahn, Anna Sabrina Schmid and Anna Szaflarski.

Isabell Heimerdinger @ Motto Berlin. 15.08.2014

Posted in events on August 12th, 2014


Isabell Heimerdinger @ Motto Berlin. 15.08.2014
from 7pm

Published on the occasion of two newly released short films by Isabell Heimerdinger
printed offset and staple bound in an edition of 300
Motto Books
ISBN 978-2-940524-23-5

Motto @Torna, Istanbul. 2d-31st August. Temporary Bookshop.

Posted in events on July 30th, 2014













Motto is opening a temporary bookshop at torna between 2nd – 31st of August. For the whole month of August you can find a great selection of Motto books. Only on this Saturday all books will be on %10 sale. Don’t miss it!

On the day of the opening we are hosting a talk by the Istanbul collective Bandrolsüz. They will be reviewing three new books by three Turkish photographers. Ali Taptık will present Seza Bali’s ‘One Man Show’; Selim Süme will present Halil Koyutürk’s new book ‘I am playing ping pong now’ and Sinem Dişli will present Atalay Yeni’s ‘Pulse/Module’ .

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 2nd between 16.00 – 20.00. Bandrolsüz talks will start at 17.00

folio & Sleeperhold Publications @ Motto Berlin.25.07.2014.

Posted in art, events, photography, writing on July 25th, 2014
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folio & Sleeperhold Publications @ Motto Berlin.25.07.2014.

Please join us for the Berlin launch of folio issue two and interim project ‘Image / Object’ by artist Ella McCartney.

Issue two is guest edited by Antwerp based Ward Heirwegh and features artists Phil Baber, Kit Craig, Zoe Giabouldaki and Melike Kara. The issue is constructed around Samuel Beckett’s short play ‘Come and Go’ and includes an A2 insert poster by either Kit Craig or Melike Kara. Twenty limited edition copies contain a specially commissioned object by Kit Craig and the two artists’ posters.

Guest-editor Ward Heirwegh will also be showing publications from his experimental publication platform Sleeperhold Publications.

London based artist Ella McCartney’s ‘Image / Object’ project moves between the online space of folio’s website and the printed object, available to see at the launch.

Friday 25 July, 19.00 start

Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Strasse 68
im Hinterhof
10997 Berlin

zweikommasieben #9 launch w, Call Super (Houndstooth) @ Sounds of the Universe, London.10.07.2014.

Posted in art, collage, design, events, graphic design, Journals, music, photography, writing on July 9th, 2014
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zweikommasieben #9 launch w, Call Super (Houndstooth) @ Sounds of the Universe, London.10.07.2014.

Please join us for the London launch of zweikommasieben #9, with:

Call Super  (Houndstooth)

zweikommasieben (2,7) is a Swiss music journal that has been devoted to the documentation of contemporary club culture since the summer of 2011. Each issue features artist interviews and essays, as well as a particular focus on design, photography and illustration.

Artists featured in the new issue include: Andy Stott, The Haxan Cloak, TR\\ER (aka Truss & Tessela), Cyclobe, Helena Hauff, Ensemble Economique & AUN, Terranova, Call Super and Vatican Shadow.

Published by Präsens Editionen & Motto Books.


Thursday 10th July, 18.30 start.

7 Broadwick Street

Buy this issue