Success and Uncertainty / Back Up. Sandra Kassenaar, Bart de Baets.

Posted in design, magazines on June 28th, 2012
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Success and Uncertainty / Back Up. Sandra Kassenaar, Bart de Baets.

This publication was published in conjunction with the exhibition Success and Uncertainty at bookshop/art space San Seriffe in Amsterdam, Motto in Berlin and Motto/Corner College in Zürich. The publication consists out of reproductions of the 21 twin posters and the Back Up of the project, where elements and recurring themes in the poster series are contextualised and illustrated.

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Bauhaus Magazine #3

Posted in design, distribution, magazines, photography, writing on June 12th, 2012
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Bauhaus Magazine #3

Die dritte Ausgabe der Zeitschrift “bauhaus”, die von der Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau herausgegeben wird, ist den Dingen gewidmet. „Ein Ding ist bestimmt durch sein Wesen“, schrieb der Bauhausgründer Walter Gropius 1925. Das Wesen der Dinge zu erforschen, hat sich die Zeitschrift vorgenommen. Parallel zur großen Retrospektive des Jahrhundertgestalters Marcel Breuer wurden Dinge ausgewählt, die auf den ersten Blick banal erscheinen mögen, an denen sich aber Utopie und emanzipatorische Wirkung, Fetisch und Konsumverhalten untersuchen lassen – vom Teelöffel bis zum Kaktus, vom Preisschild bis zum Spiegel, von der Schachtel bis zum Fahrplan. Das Heft unternimmt den Versuch, herauszufinden, wie das Bauhaus den Umgang mit den Dingen verändert hat und wie sich die Auseinandersetzung mit dem “Ding an sich” heute gestaltet.

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The Aspen Complex. Martin Beck. Sternberg Press.

Posted in art, design, writing on May 18th, 2012
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The Aspen Complex. Martin Beck. Sternberg Press.

With essays by Sabeth Buchmann, Felicity D. Scott, Alice Twemlow

Martin Beck’s exhibition “Panel 2—‘Nothing better than a touch of ecology and catastrophe to unite the social classes…’” draws on the events of the 1970 International Design Conference in Aspen (IDCA) and the development of the Aspen Movie Map to form a visual environment that reflects the interrelations between art, architecture, design, ecology, and social movements.

The 1970 IDCA marked a turning point in design thinking. The conference’s theme, “Environment by Design,” brought together venerable figures of modern design in the United States, including Eliot Noyes, George Nelson, and Saul Bass; environmental collectives and activist architects from Berkeley such as the Environmental Action Group, Sim Van der Ryn, and Ant Farm; as well as a group of French designers and sociologists, among them Jean Aubert, Lionel Schein, and Jean Baudrillard. The conference quickly escalated into a site of unresolvable conflict about communication formats and the potential role of design for environmental practices in a rapidly changing society.

The ensuing decade heralded the development of an interactive navigation system, which used the same Colorado resort town as its test site. The Aspen Movie Map—initiated by MIT’s Architecture Machine Group (the predecessor to the Media Lab) and partially funded by the US Department of Defense—is an image-based surrogate travel system using footage filmed in Aspen. Meant to prepare users for quick orientation in places they have never been to, the Aspen Movie Map was a seminal prototype for today’s military and consumer navigation systems.

The Aspen Complex documents two versions of Beck’s exhibition—at London’s Gasworks and Columbia University’s Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery—and brings together yet unpublished archival material and new research on the 1970 IDCA and the Aspen Movie Map.

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A smart guide to Utopia presentation. Motto@MarkthalleIX. 04.05.2012

Posted in architecture, design, distribution, events, Motto@MarkthalleIX event on May 1st, 2012

Friday, 4 May 2012
6pm – 22pm.
Motto and LECOOL cordially invite you to the launch of:

A smart guide to Utopia – 111 inspiring ideas for a better city.

Encapsulated within five different sections – Live, Work, Eat & Drink, Buy and Play – are 111 inspiring ideas from over 40 different European cities on how we can make life in our cities more appealing, more interesting and more sustainable. The projects are the brainchildren of over 30 writers and visionaries, making this a guide for urbanites from urbanites.

Author Kati Krause will host a conversation with:

Fliegender Kaffee – Maik Eimertenbrink
Prinzessinnengärten – Marco Clausen
Stattbad Wedding – Jochen Küpper

Le Cool
Kati Krause

Motto@MarkthalleIX, Eisenbahnstraße 42/43, Pücklerstraße 34, 10997 Berlin

Kaleidoscope #14

Posted in art, design, distribution, magazines on March 12th, 2012
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Kaleidoscope #14

Contents of issue 14 – Spring 2012:

HIGHLIGHTS
Will Benedict by Alex Kitnick; Alexandra Bachzetsis by Catherine Wood; 155 Freeman by Chris Wiley; the Resurgence of R&B by Tim Small; Sanya Kantarovsky by Joanna Fiduccia.

MAIN THEME: Preliminary Materials for a Theory of a New Male.
Camp + Dandyism = Neo-Camp? by Chris Sharp; Domenico Gnoli by Giorgio Verzotti; Partial Eclipse by Marc Camille Chaimowicz; A Fantastic, Single, Mad Man by Alessio Ascari & Cristina Travaglini.

MONO: Cathy Wilkes.
Essays by Rebecca Geldard and Amy Budd; Special project by Cathy Wilkes; Focus by Isobel Harbison.

REGULARS
Pioneers: Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian by Simone Menegoi; Futura: Adrián Villar Rojas by Hans Ulrich Obrist; Panorama: Mexico City by Magnolia de la Garza; Souvenir d’Italie: Alighiero Boetti by Luca Cerizza; Producers: Gavin Brown by Carson Chan.

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Interview Magazine #2

Posted in art, design, fashion, film, food, graphic design, lifestyle, magazines, photography, writing on February 28th, 2012
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Interview #2

“Ich möchte ein Kleiderbügel sein” – Anna dello Russo.

Die Märzausgabe von INTERVIEW ist da! Die Designerin Miuccia Prada spricht über die neue Leichtigkeit ihrer Mode. Die Schauspielerin Sibel Kekilli über ihren Aufstieg zum HBO-Star und die Gewalt türkischer Männer. Der Regisseur Klaus Lemke blickt zurück auf seine wilden Tage mit Brigitte Bardot und Iris Berben. Der Schauspieler Michael Fassbender erklärt, wie man einen Sexsüchtigen spielt. Der japanische Superstar Takashi Murakami trifft die Streetart-Legende Kaws. Die beiden Depeche-Mode-Gründer Vince Clark und Martin Gore erzählen, wie sie 30 Jahre nach ihrer Trennung gemeinsam ein Techno-Album aufnahmen, ohne sich ein einziges Mal zu treffen. Plus: Anna Dello Russo, Italiens größte Mode-Exzentrikerin, und ihr Leben zwischen Front Row, Internet und privatem Couture-Archiv.

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Junk Jet #5: Net.Heart

Posted in architecture, art, design, graphic design, magazines on February 7th, 2012

Junk Jet n°5 has developed an archive impossible …

n°5 °.° with wireless contributions by
Adam Cruces, Agathe Andre, Alessandro Bava, Alexei Shulgin, Angela Genusa, Angelo Plessas, Aureliano Segundo, Asli Serbest, Aristide Antonas, Artie Vierkant, Ball-Nogues, Bärbel Jetter, Bea Fremderman, Beatriz Ramo, Ben Aqua, Ben Vickers, Billy Rennekamp, Bonno van Doorn, Brad Troemel, Bryan Boyer, Carsten Güth, Christian Oldham, Christine Nasz and Stefanie Hunold, Constant Dullaart, Dennis Knopf, Eilis Mcdonald, Fabien Mousse, Gene McHugh, Greg J. Smith, Hanne Mugaas, Jacob Engblom, Jasper Elings, JODI, Jonas Lund, Jordan Tate, Katja Novitskova, Laimonas Zakas, Lenox Twins, m-a-u-s-e-r, Marisa Olson, Michael Schoner, Mike Ruiz, Mimi Zeiger, Mona Mahall, Natalie Bookchin, Nicholas O’Brien, Nicolas Sassoon, NIEI, NLarchitects, Olia Lialina, Palace Palace, Ricardo Scofidio, Parker Ito, Patrick Cruz, Pieterjan Grandry, Raphael Bastide, Sam Hancocks, Sarah Weis, Something Fantastic, Sterling Crispin, Theo Seemann, Will Brand, Wyne Veen
777 copies
154 pages

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The Book on Books on Artists’ Books. The Everyday Press.

Posted in art, books, design on February 4th, 2012
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The Book on Books on Artists’ Books. The Everyday Press.

The Book on Books on Artists’ Books is a bibliography of books, pamphlets and catalogues on artists’ books.
It takes stock of a wide variety of publications on artists’ books since the early 1970s to draw attention to the kind of documentary trace of distribution, circulation and reception they represent. It aims to be a source book of exhibition catalogues, collection catalogues, monographs, dealership catalogues and other lists published to inform, promote, describe, show, distribute and circulate artists’ books.

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Design Act. Sternberg Press

Posted in architecture, art, books, design, graphic design, politics, Uncategorized, writing on January 27th, 2012
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Design Act. Sternberg Press

Edited by Magnus Ericson, Ramia Mazé
Contributions by Magnus Ericson, Natasha Marie Llorens, Ramia Mazé Interviews with Ana Betancour, Otto von Busch, Mauricio Corbalan, Pelin Dervis, Anthony Dunne, Joseph Grima, Peter Lang, Yanki Lee, Tor Lindstrand, Helena Mattsson, Ou Ning, Doina Petrescu, Fiona Raby, Meike Schalk, Christina Zetterlund

Design Act: Socially and Politically Engaged Design Today—Critical Roles and Emerging Tactics is a project that presents and discusses contemporary design practices that engage with political and societal issues. Since 2009, the Iaspis project Design Act has been highlighting and discussing practices in which designers have been engaging critically as well as practically in such issues. Itself an example of applied critical thinking and experimental tactics, the process behind the Design Act project is considered as a curatorial, participatory and open-ended activity. Design Act has developed through an online archive, public events, and an international network.

Co-published with Iaspis
Design by Johanna Lewengard

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Contemporary Art and Its Commerical Markets: A Report on Current Conditions and Future Scenarios. Sternberg Press.

Posted in design, writing on January 25th, 2012
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Contemporary Art and Its Commerical Markets:
A Report on Current Conditions and Future Scenarios

Contributions by Stefano Baia Curioni, Karen van den Berg/Ursula Pasero, Isabelle Graw, Goldin+Senneby, Noah Horowitz, Suhail Malik/Andrea Phillips, Alain Quemin, Olav Velthuis

Contemporary Art and Its Commercial Markets: A Report on Current Conditions and Future Scenarios maps and analyzes the complex and contested entanglements of contemporary art and its commercial markets. Contemporary art as an asset category and celebrity accessory, the rise of the art fair, and the increased competition of auction houses are among the phenomena which are discussed by academics, theoreticians, and artists. While some of the contributions show how the market’s globalization, and commercialization both reflect and propel the way art is produced, presented, and perceived, others downplay the impact of these developments and argue that the market’s structure has essentially remained the same. All the essays trigger the question: What will art look like in 2022, and how will artists operate?

Contemporary Art and Its Commercial Markets is published as part of the curated project Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies, taking place at Tensta konsthall, the Center for Fashion Studies at Stockholm University, and the auction house Bukowskis—all located in Stockholm—at the beginning of 2012.

This is the first publication in an ongoing series co-published by Sternberg Press and Tensta konsthall.

Design by Metahaven

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