White Fungus – Issue 11

Posted in art, critique, magazines, Motto Berlin store, music, writing on March 31st, 2010
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White Fungus #11

White Fungus is an experimental arts magazine based in Taichung City, Taiwan. Featuring writing on art, music, history and politics, plus original artworks, poetry, fiction and comics, White Fungus is an ongoing experiment in community media art. As the spores have been released its creators look forward to seeing which way the wind blows.
The only thing more uncertain than its future is its past.

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The Exhibitionist #1

Posted in art, critique, distribution, magazines, Motto Berlin store, Motto Zürich store on March 31st, 2010
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The Exhibitionist #1, Journal on Exhibition Making
Edited by Jens Hoffmann
Published by Archive Books

The Exhibitionist is a new journal focusing solely on the practice of exhibition making. The objective is to create a wider platform for the discussion of curatorial concerns, encourage a diversification of curatorial models, and actively contribute to the formation of a theory of curating.

D 10€

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The Gentlewoman #1

Posted in fashion, magazines, Motto Berlin store on March 26th, 2010
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The premier issue of The Gentlewoman features in-depth interviews with designer Phoebe Philo of Céline, architect Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA, artist Jenny Holzer, winemaker Sara Pérez and DJ Princess Julia, as well as fantastic fashion series by renowned photographers such as David Sims, Alasdair McLellan, Willy Vanderperre, Liz Collins, Daniel Riera, and Benjamin Alexander Huseby.

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Heavy Metal (News) Around the World

Posted in books, design, magazines, Motto Berlin store, zines on March 24th, 2010

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Heavy Metal (News) Around the World

By Sasa [44]
Text in Korean, with introduction in English and Korean.

This book reprints the thirty issues of a Korean heavy metal fanzine that the artist Sasa [44] collected from 1988 to 1991 – when heavy metal music was still regarded as a serious work of art in Korea.

ISBN 978-89-93061-01-7
Paperback, 19 x 26 cm.
848 pages
D 30€

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A Revised Inventory of Curating Degree Zero Archive. Specter Press.

Posted in art, books, graphic design, Motto Berlin store, photography, writing on March 23rd, 2010
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A Revised Inventory. Sasa [44] & MeeNa Park

This book was published as part of the project ‘Curating Degree Zero Archive’ at Insa Art Space of the Arts Council Korea, 20 December 2006 – 4 February 2007.

Text in English

Published by Specter Press, jointly with Arts Council Korea, Seoul.
ISBN 978-89-957810-5-0
Cased in cloth, 12,7 x 19,8 cm
720 pages
D 18€

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Introduction to the project:

The present volume is published in conjunction with the project Curating Degree Zero Archive at Insa Art Space of the Arts Council Korea, Seoul, from 20 December 2006 through 4 February 2007.

Curating Degree Zero Archive is “an archive, touring exhibition and web-resource exploring critical and experimental approaches to curating contemporary art”. Initiated in 1988 as a symposium and an accompanying book by Barnaby Drabble and Dorothee Richter in Zurich, it has grown into a form of archive since 2003 and toured around the world to exhibit the materials. Currently, about a hundred independent curators, artist groups, new media curators and institutional curators are participating in the project – and the number is still growing as the tour continues.

Each time in a different place, Curating Degree Zero Archive is presented in a new way by inviting institutions and artists, along with various events, workshops and debates. In Seoul, it was organized by Insa Art Space and reinterpreted by Sasa [44] & MeeNa Park. The artists’ contribution to the project lies not only in their unique, visible presentation of the Archive, but in the behind-the-scene efforts to re-organize the materials in a meaningful way – including completely updating the Archive’s inventory.

This book is a document of this endeavour: an attempt to turn what is usually left invisible unmistakably tangible; to capture an aspect of the urge to collect, organize, and archive. The format is based on Georges Perec’s Species of Spaces and Other Pieces (London: Penguin, 1998), which contains “Brief Notes on the Art and Manner of Arranging One’s Books” – an inspiration for this publication. (Yes, the original version of the essay was published in Penser/Classer [Paris: Hachette, 1985], and it would have been even better to use it as a model. But no one involved in this project had enough knowledge of French language to claim any intimacy with the edition.) The text is set in Walbaum, the same typeface as used in Species of Spaces and Other Pieces.

Whilst every effort has been made to establish the accuracy of the contents of this publication, anyone involved in this project cannot be hold responsible for accidental omissions or errors, which may be quite a few after all. Like any products of human endeavor, an archive is prone to err – and this one should not be an exception.

Kaleidoscopic Eye

Posted in art, books, graphic design, Motto Berlin store on March 23rd, 2010
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Kaleidoscopic Eye

This book was published as part of the exhibition Kaleidoscopic Eye, 2009.
Published by Kunsthalle St Gallen
Texts by Mariana Castillo Deball, Dario Gamboni.
D 21€

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Sang Bleu V

Posted in art on March 23rd, 2010
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Sang Bleu V. 2 volumes. 616 pages.
29€
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s/he is her/e – Braço de Ferro

Posted in art, exhibitions, Motto Berlin store on March 22nd, 2010
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s/he is her/e, by Ana Jotta.
Published by Braço de Ferro.

Plans d’évasion by Michel François

Posted in art, books, Motto Berlin store, photography on March 21st, 2010
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Plans d’évasion by Michel François
Extensive monograph about the work of Michel François. With texts by Guillaume Desanges and Jean-Paul Jacquet, and an introduction by Philippe Van Cauteren and Nathalie Ergino.

Published by Roma Publications
In Collaboration with S.M.A.K., Ghent and I.A.C., Villeurbanne
Design by Roger Willems

360 pages
26,5 x 21 cm
D 39€

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Superquadra by Erik van der Weijde

Posted in architecture, art, books, design, Motto Berlin store, photography on March 21st, 2010
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Superquadra by Erik van der Weijde
Book with over 160 photographs by Erik van der Weijde of large residential blocks in Brasilia, named Superquadras. Each block, as repeating element in Lucio Costa’s master plan for Brazil’s new capital, was built within a distinct configuration, with an average of eleven residential buildings raised on pilotis, with a height limit of six floors. Besides 30 of these residential blocks in Brasilia, Van der Weijde also visited a residential complex in Rio de Janeiro, designed by Costa in 1948, which is considered to be forerunner of the Superquadras. Brasilia was inaugurated 50 years ago, on April 21, 1960.

Published By Roma Publications
Design by Roger Willems and Erik van der Weijde.

176 pages
16 x 22cm
D 25€

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