Fritz Welch @ Motto Berlin. 25.04 – 27.05.2017

Posted in events on April 22nd, 2017

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DINGE UND DIALOGE Book Launch @ Motto Berlin. 18.03.2017.

Posted in Artist Book, events, Motto Berlin event on March 16th, 2017
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DINGE UND DIALOGE

Book Launch @ Motto Berlin

Saturday, March 18 2017
6-9 pm

DINGE UND DIALOGE
Ed. by: Barbara Kapusta, Jenni Tischer and Rocco Pagel

The publication Dinge und Dialoge explores the relationship between the material character of things and the physical existence of the observer. The individual contributions in the publication as well as in the exhibition with the same title, that was realized at Scriptings Berlin from December 2015 until January 2016, raise questions about the particular, unique standpoint from which we can speak and perceive. The artists and writers examine the possibilities of seeing differences in objects, recognizing an object as something distinct and our  capacity of seeing and comprehending. The publication traces the proposition that where everyday objects and art objects concur, due to their similarities and differences, their status becomes productive.

With contributions from Daniel Heinrich, Kathi Hofer, Barbara Kapusta, Ulrike Köppinger, Katrin Mayer, Ulrike Müller, Rocco Pagel, Jenni Tischer and texts by Jorella Andrews and Oona Lochner.

Design: studio VIE
Edition: 300 pieces
En./Ger., 84 pages, multi-part, bound by hand, numerous illustrations in color, 21,5 x 30,5 cm, eight different softcovers designed by the participating artists.

http://www.saprophyt.net

 

€35.00

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Class of 2017. Waldo Pardon, Alexandra Myshalov, Nadia de Vries and Adrienne Herr @ Motto Berlin. 11.03.2017

Posted in events, Motto Berlin event, poetry, writing on March 8th, 2017
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Waldo Pardon, Alexandra Myshalov, Nadia de Vries and Adrienne Herr @ Motto Berlin
Saturday March 11th, 6-9pm

‘Class of 2017’ will be a reading in preparation for greater things. Showcasing artists and poets who have little in common, other than their enrollment and an A+ attitude. Come to a presentation of new work by 4 poets.

Most Likely to Get Out of Here:
Waldo Pardon (b. 1997, Belgium) is a writer and filmmaker. For Class of 2017, Pardon will read the first chapter of ‘The Bacterial Anchor,’ his unfinished novel. ‘The Bacterial Anchor’ is a fairy tale that revolves around 4 teenagers, densely keyworded, sinisterly branded, and their pilgrimage to an OG necropolis as soon as they get released from a juvenile detention center in Florida.

Most Likely to Crash on Your Couch:
Alexandra Myshalov (b. 1995 USA) is a writer, globalized subject, and sacrificial object. For Class of 2017, Alexandra will read “Port of call”, a rubric for narcissistic divination that combines confessional narrative and cut ups from Heavier than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain.

Most Liked by Parents:
Nadia de Vries (b. 1991, the Netherlands) is a poet and curator. She is the author of First Communion (2015), R.I.P. Nadia de Vries (2016) and Pain in Translation (forthcoming 2017). In 2016, she curated Sisternhood, a poetry anthology featuring work by European women writing in English. She lives and works in Amsterdam.
http://nadiadevries.com/

Most Likely to Succeed:
Adrienne Herr (b. 1991 USA) is a poet who works heavily with video and performance.
http://adriennes.site/

ECOCORE 5 – BERLIN LAUNCH @ Motto Berlin. 03.03.201.

Posted in events, magazines, Motto Berlin store on February 28th, 2017
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ECOCORE 5 – The Issue of Narcissism – BERLIN LAUNCH @ Motto Berlin

Friday 3rd March from 6-9pm

with a collaborative reading and a performance by Eli Pitegoff and Lukas Hofmann / Saliva: ‘Bringing my phone to its destination’.

ECOCORE is an irregularly published and independent ecology magazine exploring the camouflaged souls of ecology and culture. Published by Alessandro Bava since 2011, its latest release is ECOCORE 5: The Issue of Narcissism, which exploits Narcissus as the symbol of the modern subject. What are we as subjects and why is this question so often explored as a discourse of the body? What is our ‘nature’, and how do we get to it? How do we commune with the external as if it weren’t hostile? How do we cultivate an environment we want to participate in? Our psychic/social ecology meets with the environmental in haemorrhage of inner to outer.

www.ecocore.co

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YES YES YES Alternative Press. Viaindustriae & a+m bookstore with Colli Independent. Exhibition & book display @ Motto Berlin. 03.02.2017

Posted in events, exhibitions, Motto Berlin event on January 27th, 2017
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YES YES YES Alternative Press, Exhibition & book display @ Motto Berlin

Viaindustriae & a+m bookstore with COLLI Independent

Opening Friday 3rd February from 6:30pm
Exhibition from 4rd February – 11th March, 2017

artists / poster projects:
Dallas, Dexter Sinister, Experimental Jetset, Will Holder, Pauline Kerleroux & Adéla Svobodová, Prill Vieceli Cremers, Studio Hato, Batia Suter.

YES YES YES Alternative Press
’66-’77 from Provo to Punk

Co-published by VIAINDUSTRIAE publishing / A+mbookstore, Milano
in collaboration with COLLI publishing platform

Edited by Emanuele De Donno / Amedeo Martegani
Graphic Design, Dallas (Francesco Valtolina & Kevin Pedron)

Interviews and texts by Melchiorre Gerbino, David Goines, Matteo Guarnaccia, Steven Heller, James Herod, Coupey Pierre, Trina Robbins, Gianni Emilio Simonetti, Coen Tasman, John Wilcock.

Newspapers and Zines
Aloha, Avatar, Bauls, Berkeley Barb, Berkeley Tribe, Big Muddy Gazette, The Black Dwarf, The Black Panther, The East Village Other, Fapto, Fire!, Freedom News, Friends, Gay, Gay Power, Gay Scene, Gay Sunshine, Georgia Straight, Good Times, The Great Speckled Bird, The Haight Ashbury Free Press, Helix, Hitweek, Idiot International, Iets, Insekten Sekte, The International Times, Juche, Kabouterkrant, Kaleidoscope, King Kong International, Kiss, Liberated Guardian, Los Angeles Free Press, Loving Couch Press, Mondo Beat, Muhammad Speaks, The New York Review of Sex, Nola Express, Old Mole, Open City press, Oracle Los Angeles, Oracle San Francisco, Other Scenes, OZ, Peninsula Observer, Pleasure, Provo, Quicksilver Times, Rat (Rat Subterranean News), Real Free Press, Re Nudo, Revo, Rising Up Angry, San Francisco Ball, San Francisco Express Times, Screw, Search & Destroy, The Seed, Sniffin’ Glue, Southern Free Press, Spy-In, Styng, Suck, Virginity, Washington Free Press, Witte Krant

496 pages: illus. BW and colour
second edition: 1000 copies
language: english
size: 23×31 cm
50,00 €
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Miriam Jung @ Motto Berlin. 20.01.2017

Posted in events on January 17th, 2017

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Miriam Jung @ Motto Berlin. 20.01.2017
from 6pm

Looking At by Miriam Jung
(edition of 200, softcover, 64 pages, printed in Berlin, Germany December 2016)

In summer 2016 I posted an advertisement on craigslist looking for ‘attractive casual men that are comfortable being naked and looked at for an art project: one on one photo session, b/w on film, no make-up or props, definitely no porn.’ Practically all of the replies were driven by a serious interest in joining the project and I met with 7 candidates for an introduction meeting before setting up a date for the session. All sessions were held under the same condition in a daylight studio with me and the model and an analogue camera using a 50mm lens only.

The sessions gave me room to study the male body and to train my view, to explore my own gaze as an ongoing process actually, and to find my own way of representing it in the picture. Nothing about it is a natural action and it initially evoked questions of power relations and social conditioning.

The book Looking At now gathers a picture selection of 5 photo sessions.

INCA Press @ Motto Berlin. January 10th, 2017

Posted in events on January 5th, 2017
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INCA Press @ Motto Berlin
Tuesday, January 10th 7-9pm
(reading and discussion)

Please join us Tuesday, January 10th 7-9pm for the Berlin launch of the first three titles from INCA Press including “To Make a Public: Temporary Art Review 2011-16,” “Forms of Education: Couldn’t Get a Sense of It” and “Free as in Free…” published on the occasion of the 11th Gwangju Biennial. This reading and discussion will focus on contemporary challenges of teaching art within academic institutions, alternative education models, and the role of artists’ publications in times of social and political crisis with Irena Boric of INCA Press, Sarrita Hunn of Temporary Art Review, and Ferdiansyah Thajib of KUNCI Cultural Studies Center, Yogyakarta.

Institute for New Connotative Action (INCA) Press is based in Seattle, WA and Maribor, Slovenia.
Editors: Aeron Bergman, Alejandra Salinas, Irena Borić
Distributed by Motto Berlin

BOOKS:
To Make a Public: Temporary Art Review 2011-2016
A selected anthology of the first five years of online publication Temporary Art Review with contributions from Shannon Stratton, Steven Cottingham, Plug Projects, Good Weather, Transformazium, Kareem Reid, Anya Ventura, Matthew Fluharty (Art of the Rural), Cameron Shaw and Amanda Brinkman (Pelican Bomb), Taylor Renee and Jessica Lynne (ARTS.BLACK), contemptorary, Ryan Wong, Rianna Jade Parker, Rozsa Zita Farkas, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Gretchen Coombs, ACRE, The Black Artists Retreat, Signal Fire, Lauren Frances Adams with Occupy Museums, Mary Coyne, Sam Gould, Abigail Satinsky, Anthony Romero, Sarrita Hunn with Jonas Staal and many others.
Editors: Sarrita Hunn and James McAnally
Design: Haynes Riley

Free as in Free…
Published on the occasion of the 11th Gwangju Biennial.
In collaboration with Publication Studio.
Don Mee Choi, Daisuke Kosugi & Ina Hagen, Cia Rinne, Talena Lashelle Queen, OEI, Klara Glosova, Rae Armantrout, Aeron Bergman & Alejandra Salinas, Mikko Kuorinki, manuel arturo abreu, Matthew Offenbacher, Jacob Wren, US English, Hami Bahadori, Justen Waterhouse.

Forms of Education: Couldn’t Get a Sense of It
Gregory Sholette, Eunsong Kim, Pablo Helguera, Duba Sambolec, MFA noMFA, Shelly Asquith, Roee Rosen, Aurora Harris, Ted Heibert, Mohamed Ali Fadlabi, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Marjetica Potrč, Escuela de Garaje, Vancouver Institute for Social Research, Judy Chicago, Bisan Abu-Eisheh, Diego Bruno, Clare Butcher, Chus Martinez, Sezgin Boynik, Audun Mortensen, Aeron Bergman & Alejandra Salinas, Irena Boric, Sondra Perry & Nicole Maloof, Robert Paul Wolff, Chris Kraus, Martha Rosler, Tadej Pogačar, and Walid Raad.
Editors: Aeron Bergman, Alejandra Salinas, Irena Borić
Design: Rafaela Dražić

GUESTS:
Irena Borić is independent curator, based in Maribor, Slovenia. She often works within a group of curators and/or artists. Current collaborative projects are Shame on You! and net.cube. Recent exhibitions include: Pipe Dream (Vienna, 2015), Dreamers (Zagreb, 2016), net.cube: The Day My Internet Art Payed Off! (Velika Gorica, 2016) and Glass Ceilings (Maribor, 2016).

Sarrita Hunn is co-founder and editor of Temporary Art Review, a online platform for contemporary art criticism that focuses on alternative spaces and critical exchange among disparate art communities. Her own often collaborative practice focuses on the culturally, socially, and politically transformative potential of artist-centered activity.

Ferdiansyah Thajib is a member of KUNCI Cultural Studies Center, Yogyakarta. He is currently a Phd Candidate at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin. His life work is situated in the intersections of theory and praxis, with specific research interests on queer modes of endurance and forms of affective entanglement in everyday life.

e ers. Malte Lochstedt & Verlag Danny Grassow & Chain Store Mix Release MNM Ltd @ Motto Books. 15.12.2016

Posted in 2016, events, Motto Books on December 8th, 2016
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In the pedestrian zone I only entered the closed Sinn Le er department store for a short time. Stagnant moving stairways, empty product displays, old brand banners, sockets without use. Architecture and objects stick out. Best of the rest. Everything left over became fetishized, standing for something else. Outside I strolled around the building. All signs and logos were altered, now meaning literally empty sense. All shop windows were decorated with left over stuff, someone seemed to still feel responsible. In a close by drugstore I bought two single-use cameras, came back and took these pictures.

Malte Lochstedt & Verlag Danny Grassow
& Chain Store Mix Release MNM Ltd.
Thursday 15th December 2016
From 6pm – 9pm
@ Motto Berlin

Croissants & Architecture. Nicole Wermers @ Koenig Books Charing Cross. London. Dec. 1st, 2016

Posted in events on November 27th, 2016
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Croissants & Architecture

Nicole Wermers
Motto Books

Book Launch at Koenig Books, December 1st, 2016
from 6-8pm

Koenig Books
80 Charing Cross Rd,
London WC2H 0BB, UK
Phone: +44 20 7240 8190

Release Party. Foul-Up x Motto. w/ Galaxian + Beastie Respond @ Motto Berlin 18.11.2016

Posted in events on November 15th, 2016

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Foul-Up launch party @ Motto Books

Galaxian (live – experimental set)
Beastie Respond

Video by James Nunn.

Brand new Berlin based label Foul-Up presents the launch party of its inaugural release, Misantrop’s debut EP “Limerence” in-store at Motto.

Friday 18th Nov
From 6pm

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