Latefa Wiersch. artpop_insta. Latefa Wiersch. Kunsthaus Langenthal; Präsens Editionen

Posted in art, Artist's book, books, exhibition catalogue on November 22nd, 2022
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Published on the occasion of the exhibition “Latefa Wiersch. Original Features”, Kunsthaus Langenthal, 25 August – 13 November 2022.

All texts and images originally published on Instagram @artpop_insta between 2018 and 2022.

The Kunsthaus Langenthal presents the first institutional solo exhibition of the work of Latefa Wiersch (*1982 in Dortmund, Germany, lives and works in Zurich). Her work is populated by liminal beings that combine elements of human and animal, plant, object, and machine, and that pupate and transform. Drawing on observations of everyday life and a provocative sense of humor, these figures tell stories about social realities and the life of the artist. Against the background of current discourses on identity, Latefa Wiersch confronts the gaps in her own history. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a performance with the Dandara Modesto and Rhoda Davids Abel.

Text & Images: Latefa Wiersch
Graphic Design: Dorothee Dähler
Editing: Eva-Maria Knüsel
Proof Reading: Thomas Skelton-Robinson

Edition of 300

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24.11 from 6pm: “NUMB” by Wolfsko – Book presentation @ Motto Berlin

Posted in Artist Book, Artist's book, Book launch, editions, Motto Berlin event, Motto Berlin store on November 21st, 2022
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Photo courtesy of Wolfsko

Please join us for the book presentation of NUMB with artists Wolfsko.

24 November 2022
from 6 pm


Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68 (im Hinterhof)
10997 Berlin

NUMB

Hand-made and hand-colored by Wolfsko

In Nazi Germany, at least 10.000 physically and mentally disabled children and adolescents, including orphans, misfits, and other ethnic groups were murdered as part of an ideology based on social Darwinism. For the first time in history physicians, nurses, and midwives killed by lethal injection, gas poisoning or starvation. It predated the genocide of European Jewry by approximately two years. A rehearsal for the planners of the final solution. NUMB is a study of the forgotten children of World War II.

French artist duo, Wolfsko, use mediums of expression such as photography, text, drawing, painting and collage. Their work is a long study in the world of unhappy childhood, exploring themes such as love, fear, and survival. Wolfsko currently live and work in Berlin.

Published by Wolfsko Publications

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Local Stickerbook #3. Yan Tashtoush, Alexandra Sakara, Katia Samogon, Stasiya Lutova (Eds.)

Posted in art, Artist's book, books on November 18th, 2022
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Local Stickerbook is an independent magazine exhibiting works of contemporary Ukrainian artists. For each edition, around twenty artists are selected to represent their creations through the sticker format. The project was launched in February, 2021 as an initiative of Kyiv-based artists and curators. Since that time, the team successfully hosted several multi-format events uniting various local musicians, artists and enthusiasts to explore metamodernistic ideas and approaches.

The Local Stickerbook team also provides artists and their families with financial aid. The team intends to create a special financial support foundation giving a part of the profits and donations to the Ukrainian artists in need. Together we make a difference!

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Chronosis. Reza Negarestani, Keith Tilford and Robin Mackay. Urbanomic

Posted in Artist's book, books, illustration on November 10th, 2022
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A unique fusion of comics culture and philosophical cogitation takes readers on a ride through time, space, and thought.

Approaching the comic medium as a supercollider for achieving maximum abstraction, in Chronosis artist Keith Tilford and philosopher Reza Negarestani create a graphically stunning and conceptually explosive universe in which the worlds of pop culture, modern art, philosophy, science fiction, and theoretical physics crash into one another.

Taking place after the catastrophic advent of the birth of time, Chronosis narrates the story of a sprawling multiverse at the center of which monazzeins, the monks of an esoteric time-cult, attempt to build bridges between the many fragmented tribes and histories of multiple possible worlds. Across a series of dizzying overlapping stories we glimpse worlds where time flows backward, where the universe can be recreated every five minutes, or where rigid facts are washed away by the tides of an infinite ocean of possibility.

A unique fusion of comics culture and philosophical cogitation, this conceptually and visually mind-expanding tale takes the reader on a dizzying rollercoaster ride through time, space, and thought.

This volume contains the entire Chronosis series in full color, along with additional background materials including early sketches, script notes, and alternative covers.

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Hybrid Heads. Angela Jansen, Daniela Dossi. Nai010

Posted in art, Artist's book, books on November 9th, 2022
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Headdresses and head coverings are among the most powerful vehicles of cultural identity, referring variously to nationality, subculture, gender, ethnicity, religion, and profession. Yet cultural identity is also continuously evolving. Hybrid Heads is a project by Daniela Dossi and the open collective studio Manoeuvre, a multidisciplinary, artist-run space in Ghent. Her long-term residency resulted in an open design method, a textile research project based on a visual and textual archive of head coverings from around the world, and a preliminary collection of hybrid headdresses. The project is an exhibition, an interactive installation, a web platform, and a design-educational programme.

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Spatial Jitter. Mouse on Mars. Lenbachhaus

Posted in Artist's book, books, music, vinyl on October 3rd, 2022
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Mouse on Mars take over the Kunstbau of Lenbachhaus in Munich, Germany with a sound installation for which they developed a site-specific composition. Working with and responding to the exhibition space, the installation transforms the Kunstbau itself into a gigantic stereophonic acoustic instrument.

A rotatable horn loudspeaker pitchforks a sound like a pinball into the 110-yard Kunstbau, where it rebounds on the pillars, cants, splinters, is gathered back in, and dies down. One by one, additional sounds from a virtually inexhaustible repertoire are sent out into the space and modulated. Percussive devices operated by robots interject analog acoustic accents.

Sequences of different lengths are continuously rearranged so that no two of them recur in the same order. The audience experiences the orchestrated unfolding of a dynamic composition in three dimensions. The space and the sounds generated from it clash and respond to each other, resulting in an acoustic dialogue. A dedicated illumination program is coordinated with the music, seconding the sonic movements and sometimes standing in for them.

The installation intends to challenge the audience to active listening, in which only the limits of attention determine the limits of what is acoustically possible. With targeted shifts of perspective, Mouse on Mars propose to demonstrate their conviction that there is no one valid composition: each listener produces his or her own “spatial compostruction”.

Mouse on Mars have continually evolved their practice for twenty-five years, always asking new questions. The “compostruction” is part of their most recent acoustic research, inquiring both into the movement of sounds through time and space and aspects of psychoacoustic perception and the experience of sound: How can we define hearing and listening? How do we process acoustic information? How do our bodies respond to the physical movements of sound in space? How attentively can we observe the process of hearing itself? And in which other ways do we relate to our acoustic environment?

Spatial Jitter April 9, 2022 – September 18, 2022
Lenbachhaus Munich curated by Eva Huttenlauch

Composition and Production: Andi Toma & Jan St. Werner
Speaker Panels: Michael Akstaller
Rotating Speaker: Andi Toma, Jan St. Werner, Matthias Singer
Percussion Robots: Moritz Simon Geist
Lights: Matthias Singer
Sound Software: Marcin Pietruszewski, Dietrich Pank
Percussion: Dirk Rothbrust
Woodblocks: Boris Müller
Art Direction: Rupert Smyth

LP & publication with contributions by Louis Chude-Sokei, Helga de la Motte-Haber, Eva Huttenlauch, Mouse on Mars, Patricia Reed, Susanne Witzgall.

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Atom. Fleet Ilya & Ekaterina Bazhenova-Yamasaki. SoyaPress

Posted in Artist's book, books, photography on September 23rd, 2022
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Printed in the edition of 200, Atom is an exploration of desire, beauty, loneliness, and introspection. It is also a reflection of our shifting understanding of the body and spaces we’ve inhabited in the last two turbulent years, and a project firmly rooted in the transformative power of the female gaze.

Atom captures a range of leather pieces by Fleet Ilya as tools of self-discovery, intimate connection, and collaborative creativity. The book, edited by Fleet Ilya co-founder Resha Sharma, comprises portraits of five heroines within their private spaces, still lives, immersive nature shots by Bazhenova-Yamasaki, and poetic text by Beata Duvaker.

The book is a result of almost a decade-long collaboration between Bazhenova-Yamasaki and Fleet Ilya. It combines the plurality of female perspectives and voices from the collaborators and the heroines depicted in its pages – a testament to that underrepresented point of view when it comes to photography, sexuality, and leatherwork.

Atom is a book of erotic photography that reinvents erotic photography, strips it to viscerally honest corporeality, deep-rooted intimacy, and irresistible beauty of the small details, be it a flower or a leather strap. It offers a sensory journey through photography and writing – alongside the pleasure of an exquisite object to hold or have at home.

Edition of 200, numbered.

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journal de Bertille. Julien Carreyn. La Lionel Rose

Posted in Artist's book, books, photography on September 7th, 2022
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J. Carreyn
journal de Bertille

J. Adam, R. Bacourt, M. Bernard, B. Boros-Turquin, A. Bournazeau, M. Bremer, M. Dorchies, C. Farina, S. Fiorucci, V. Foucher, A. Gayet, J. Jennifer, O. Jones, C. Leconte, J. Lempert, G. Morandi, M. Ogier, B. Porcher, A.Pyvka, C. Raimondi, E. Spalletti, N. Sutter-Shudo, S. Toulouse, S. Verastegui, V. Villard

Printed with Risograph.

Handmade numbered edition of 16.

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Futuros Mejores. Bartlebooth (Eds.). Bartlebooth

Posted in architecture, art, Artist's book, books, politics, research, writing on September 1st, 2022
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Futuros mejores condensa conversaciones, voces y proyectos a través de los cuales discutir e imaginar futuros espaciales más justos. Futuros que, desde las ruinas del presente, las violencias y exclusiones, imaginan alternativas capaces de vislumbrar nuevas posibilidades. Arquitecturas amables con otras especies y territorios, prácticas espaciales para la hospitalidad, mediadoras de memorias orales y microbianas, nuevos imaginarios para el aprendizaje, nuevas (y no tan nuevas) arquitecturas para el cuidado más allá de la vivienda y tecnologías domésticas al servicio del bien común para una producción espacial todavía por venir.

Autores: Husos Arquitecturas (Diego Barajas y Camilo García), Mariana Pestana, Isabel Gutiérrez Sánchez, Candela Morado, Anna Puigjaner, Superflux, Alejandro Galliano, La Escuela Nunca y los Otros Futuros, Studio Ossidiana.

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Polyphony. Oto Kazumi Tanimoto

Posted in Artist's book, zines on August 19th, 2022
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“All my illustrations on this zine are inspired by Interviews which I contact to my friends who live in South Korea, UK, and Germany. These interviews show me different perspective about this unusual situation after 2020. I think It is more personal thought or feeling compare with dairy news of person-on-the -street interviews which already edited by someone else. I can see (imagine) so much details of their life. It seems to bring me somewhere in this world. Probably under this situation, it was more effective. After I read it, I feel so free. Hopefully, you also feel a little bit chilled out. I would like to say Thank you to my friends again.”

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