Vasarely Go Home. Andreas Fogarasi. Spector Books.

Posted in art, books, critique, distribution, exhibitions, writing on May 19th, 2014
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Vasarely Go Home

In “Vasarely Go Home” Andreas Fogarasi investigates a double event that took place in Budapest on October 18th, 1969. Opening that day, Victor Vasarely, the internationally renowned artist of Hungarian origin, had a large retrospective exhibition at the Mücsarnok/Kunsthalle in Budapest. While Hungarian avant-garde art of that time was forbidden or at best tolerated by the authorities, Vasarely’s exhibition – organised by official cultural politics – became an important public event attracting a huge number of visitors. Because of these double standards at play, the show was met with both high expectations and scepticism from the local artistic scene. The second – undocumented – event taking place that evening during the exhibition opening was a one-person protest by artist János Major. He carried a small sign in his pocket that he discreetly showed to friends and acquaintances when he encountered them in the crowd. The sign read “Vasarely Go Home”.

Author: Andreas Fogarasi
Publisher: Spector Books
Language: english
Pages: 144
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-944669-54-0
€24.00

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The Exhibitionist 9. Jens Hoffmann (Ed.).

Posted in art, distribution, exhibitions, Journals, magazines on April 30th, 2014
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The Exhibitionist 9

Overture
Jens Hoffmann and Lumi Tan
Curator’s Favorites
Monika Szewczyk – Idolizing Twilight
Chen Tamir – Liminal Spaces
Hendrik Folkerts – WACK the Canon!
Back in the Day
Inés Katzenstein – Experiencias 68: A Threshold
Missing in Action
Lucy Lippard – After a Fashion: The Group Show
introduced by Chelsea Haines
Attitude
Massimiliano Gioni – What I Did Last Summer
Assessments: Bergen Assembly 2013: Monday Begins Saturday
Christopher Y. Lew – Workers’ Compensation
Ase Lovgren – More Verbs, Please
Laurel Ptak – Art in the Age of the Norwegian Semi-Social-Democratic-Post-Welfare-State
Johanne Nordby Werno – Love for Labour
Rigorous Research
Germano Celant – The Territories of Exhibition
Six x Six
Ngahiraka Mason, Fionn Meade, Pable Léon de la Barra, Fillipa Ramos, Maria Inés Rodriguez, Syrago Tsiara
Rear Mirror
Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers and Tina Kukielsky – Considering the 2013 Carnegie International
Jennifer Gross – The Société Anonyme’s Dada Destiny

Edited by Jens Hoffmann, Julian Myers-Szupinska, Lumi Tan
Pages: 84
Issn: 2038-0984
€10.00

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of course blue affects my way of shitting. Petrit Halilaj. Chert, Motto Books

Posted in art, books, Chert, exhibitions on April 26th, 2014

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of course blue affects my way of shitting

Published on the occasion of Petrit Halilaj’s solo exhibition “of course blue affects my way of shitting” at Chert, Berlin, April 2014.

“of course blue affects my way of shitting” is a collection of prose and poetry by Petrit Halilaj written between 2007 and 2008. Many of the artist’s titles for previous exhibitions and artworks have come from these texts, which have never been presented in their entirety until now.

The publication collects the artist’s writing alongside his most recent series of drawings “Several birds fly away when they understand it”. Both the texts and drawings link together history and fantasy, reality and absurdity; a dichotomy at the core of the artist’s practice.
The drawings from the series “Several birds fly away when they understand it” comprise images of the bird archive from the former Natural History Museum of Kosovo. These birds have been modified by the artist, and painted with beautiful, exotic masks.

The texts reveal an intimate and personal history. As a collection they provide a unique insight into the artist’s brain, recounting memories of childhood, war, exodus, family, work, and contemplating his own identity, his sexuality, love, affections and emotions. Halilaj’s resolutely personal works simultaneously reflect on social and political events, understanding the struggle and impact they have on a singular life.

Petrit Halilaj was born in Kosovo in 1986, he currently lives and works between Kosovo, Italy and Germany.

Translations: Clément Rognant.
Photographic reproductions: Dario Lasagni.
Design: Till Gathmann with Benedikt Reichenbach.

Author: Petrit Halilaj
Publisher: Chert, Motto Books
Language: English
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524181

€15.00

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Editionshow. Raster, Chert, Motto. Berlin. 05.12.13-15.02.14

Posted in exhibitions, Uncategorized on January 20th, 2014
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Editionshow. Chert, Raster & Motto, @ Chert / Motto. 06.12.2013 – 15.02.2014

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‘Daniel Santiago, an invisible portrait’ @ Porcino, Berlin. 05.01.2014

Posted in art, Chert, events, exhibitions on January 4th, 2014
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Daniel Santiago, an invisible portrait

opening tomorrow, Sunday January 5th from 7pm.

Porcino is pleased to announce the opening of its third exhibition, Daniel Santiago, an invisible portrait.

Porcino is a parasitic gallery located in a hole underneath the floorboards of Chert Gallery in Berlin. Actually, that is not true at all, not at all. Porcino is actually a mycorrhizal gallery located in a hole underneath the floorboards of Chert Gallery. Like the Boletus Edulis and the conifer tree, Porcino and Chert form a symbiotic relationship, their roots and mycelium intertwined with each other as gifts are exchanged for each organism’s continuous survival. It was founded in 2012 by David Horvitz during his first exhibition at the gallery.

Daniel Santiago (born 1939, Recife Brazil) is known for his association with Mail Art, and particularly for his collaborations with friend Paulo Brusky. His work is a playful and often humorous exploration of the poetics of the everyday, whether through capturing the cultural landscape of his surroundings in drawing, or by intervening in the public space of the city with performances and installations. Santiago’s work touches on philosophical questions about solitude, life and freedom, inventiveness as a strategy of survival and the potential of collaborating with others.

After Butler’s Wharf. Critical Writing, Royal College of Art.

Posted in art, books, distribution, events, exhibitions, history, writing on December 20th, 2013
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After Butler’s Wharf, Critical Writing RCA.

After Butler’s Wharf presents a series of critical perspectives on the economic, artistic and political histories of this landmark London building, including: a catwalk commentary on 1975’s Alternative Miss World with photographs by Richard Young; a fictional conversation between Sir Terence Conran and Mr Butler, the founder of the Wharf; an interview with artist Kevin Atherton; archival investigations into the rich, unwritten history of 2B Butler’s Wharf, a film and live art collective which included John Kippin and David Critchley; a letter to the late Stephen Cripps, pyrotechnic sculptor and Butler’s Wharf resident; and an excerpt from an unpublished interview with Derek Jarman.

Cloth bound hardback, 136 pages.

17.50€
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jean-michel wicker : the making of the making of wiwi ckercker gaygay househouse 77 @ Motto Berlin.

Posted in exhibitions, Motto Berlin store on November 9th, 2013
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drawer-vitrine on display @ Motto Berlin

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Kasper Andreasen. OFF THE MAP. 17.09-15.10.2013 @ Motto Berlin

Posted in art, events, exhibitions on September 22nd, 2013
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Kasper Andreasen OFF THE MAP
17.09-15.10.2013

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Study. Go Itami. Rondade. Motto Berlin. 2-6.08.2013.

Posted in books, distribution, exhibitions, Japan, photography on August 2nd, 2013
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Study. Go Itami. Rondade.

Photographs by Go Itami

1976: Born in Tokushima, Japan / 2011: Sraunus / 2012:
The 2012 Unpublished Award, Unseen Photo Fair, Offprint,
Offprint Paris (Paris Photo), KiOSK (Paris Photo), 10×10
Japanese Photobooks at ICP (NY Art Book Fair), Space
Cadet Actual Exhibition#1 / 2013: sktnkyshi at Vacant
Tokyo, Compilation Tokyo

Published by the Tokyo-based music and art label RONDADE.

Size: 29.6 x 41.7 cm

28 €
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The Rich Man’s Breakfast, The Shopkeeper’s Lunch, The Poor Man’s Supper. Fredrik Vaerslev. STANDARD (BOOKS)

Posted in art, distribution, exhibitions on June 27th, 2013
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Language: English
Pages: 172
Size: 20 × 50
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9788292930021

Price: €35.00
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