Editionshow. Chert, Raster & Motto, @ Chert / Motto. 06.12.2013 – 15.02.2014
Opening reception: 05.12.2013 from 7pm
“Editionshow” groups together Raster, Chert and Motto’s artists’ editions, ephemera and smaller productions, which have come alive in recent years.
Chert has been producing different editions and publications over the course of the past five years; ranging
from prints, collages and neons to small installations, objects and mixed media. These will be presented
together with our publications. The books are printed in many different ways, from photocopies or risograph,
to digital or offset. On occasion of this show, each of the artists represented by Chert gallery will present
one or more editions, and a small table will be dedicated to the publications produced or coproduced by the
gallery so far.
Raster gallery is one of the pioneers of the Polish art editions market. Raster’s aim is to present
contemporary art in a broader context, contributing to its understanding and paving a way for building
home libraries and collections in Poland. For over ten years the gallery has cooperated with accomplished
artists from Poland and abroad, across generations such as Michał Budny, Rafał Bujnowski, Aneta
Grzeszykowska, Wilhelm Sasnal and Zbigniew Libera – whose works are now also available as limited
Raster will present editions by Oskar Dawicki, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Zbigniew Libera, Slavs and Tatars
and Karol Radziszewski. Special attention should be paid to the selection of Libera’s editions, especially
The Messenger Girl – a hand-crafted portfolio containing 12 duotone prints on cotton paper depicting
fictitious characters. Libera incorporated the figures and faces of twentieth century movie stars, inserting
them into the scenery of the Warsaw Uprising as photomontages originally featured in the book What is the
Mes sen ger Girl Doing.
Motto will present a range of editions by Kasper Andreasen, Sara MacKillop, Jonathan Monk and Erik
Steinbrecher, which are among several produced for presentations at the bookshop, since the Berlin
location opened in late 2008.