The Gentlewoman #2

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The Gentlewoman #2, Autumn and Winter 2010

The Gentlewoman is a biannual style magazine for a new decade. Featuring inspirational, international women, it pairs ambitious journalism with a sartorial and intelligent perspective on fashion that is focused on personal style – the way women actually look, think and dress. The second issue of The Gentlewoman features in-depth interviews with photographer Inez van Lamsweerde, artist Yoko Ono, comedian Julia Davis, singer-songwriter Cathy Dennis and businesswoman Meena Pathak, as well as fantastic fashion series by renowned photographers such as Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Terry Richardson, Alasdair McLellan, Willy Vanderperre, Liz Collins, Daniel Riera, Anuschka Blommers & Niels Schumm and Benjamin Alexander Huseby.

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FANTASTIC MAN #12

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FANTASTIC MAN #12
Autumn and winter 2010

On the cover and inside the magazine is the very gentleman Mr. BRYAN FERRY photographed at home by Mr. JUERGEN TELLER. Other in-depth profiles and photo series include Mr. DAVID WALLIAMS, the comedy actor who recently married the world’s no. 1 model LARA STONE; Mr. AI WEIWEI, the artist who is about to reveal his commission for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall; Mr. FEDERICO MARCHETTI of the pioneering retail website YOOX; and Mr. STEFANO TONCHI, the New York editor who has the eyes of the fashion industry on him following his recent takeover at W magazine.
This issue is one of great innovation, including an entire FANTASTIC MAN fashion show presenting forty looks for the autumn and winter seasons. Titled THE SUPER SHOW, each outfit is presented in a full catwalk setting, the clothes selected and combined from the best designer collections.

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Unter dem Motto postcards set

Posted in art, books, fairs, magazines, Motto Berlin event, Motto Berlin store, photography on September 29th, 2010
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This set of 20 postcards by
Bart de Beats, Julia Born & Laurenz brunner, Julien Carreyn, Sulki & Min Choi, Bardhi Haliti, Paul Haworth & Sam de Groot, Karl Holmqvist, Frank Koolen, Florian Ludwig, Mark Manders, Stefan Marx & Harsh Patel, Olaf Nicolai, Asher Penn, Maxwell Simmer, Josh Smith, Zach Sternwalker, Triin Tamm, Erik van der Weijde, Renato Zülli
is published of occasion of Unter dem Motto 2010, Art book fair, second edition, 3-5 september 2010.
Limited edition.

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Transfer Drawings. Mechanical reproduction of another kind. Markus Uhr.

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Transfer Drawings. Mechanical reproduction of another kind. Markus Uhr.
Text (English/German): Madeleine Schuppli.
Published by Kodoji Press. 250 copies.

“As source material Markus Uhr uses fragments of images and texts taken from the American as well as the German press. He cuts out individual motifs from the papers to assemble an archive of photographic ans typographic clippings, extracting all manner of themes from the cleary structured system of every newspaper: logos, headlines, reportage photographs. Once removed from their original function within the newsprint medium, these extracts mutate into free-floating, unrelated particles inside Markus Uhr’s pool of images.

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ESTATE (2010). Aleksander Komarov. Torpedo Press

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ESTATE. Aleksander Komarov.
Edition of 500 copies.
Published by Torpedo Press.

ESTATE (2010) by Aleksander Komarov, is an artist book based on the film ESTATE from 2008. The idea of the
book was conceived following a discussion between Lena Prents and Aleksander Komarov in the run-up to the
exhibition FALL OUT –– ART, DESIRE and DISENGAGEMENT at Gl Holtegaard, Denmark and at Malmö Konsthall,
Sweden. The book ESTATE reflects on the means of evaluation of artistic production.
To an extent, ESTATE is a response to the current condition of contemporary art and its relation to broader economic contexts. The project focuses the viewer’s attention on basic resources and the movement between
material and immaterial types of labour, gathering along the way diverse statements on the migration of value.
In her essay, Lena Prents recalls the images and issues raised in Aleksander Komarov’s film ESTATE (2008),
and questions the current position of artists, oscillating between the demands of the market, the conditions of work
beyond the “cult of genius” and the immaterial value of artistic labour.
Boris Buden draws on the wider context of the material presented in ESTATE, that of rationalised labour, then focus
on projects by Aleksander Komarov which balance the issue of being an artist working under current economic
conditions against the artistic “soul at work”.
The conversation between Aleksander Komarov and Jule Reuter deals with questions about the coherence between
(migrated) identity, value production and the personal way in which one position oneself.

ESTATE (2010) by Aleksander Komarov, is an artist book based on the film ESTATE from 2008. The idea of the book was conceived following a discussion between Lena Prents and Aleksander Komarov in the run-up to the exhibition FALL OUT –– ART, DESIRE and DISENGAGEMENT at Gl Holtegaard, Denmark and at Malmö Konsthall, Sweden. The book ESTATE reflects on the means of evaluation of artistic production. To an extent, ESTATE is a response to the current condition of contemporary art and its relation to broader economic contexts. The project focuses the viewer’s attention on basic resources and the movement between material and immaterial types of labour, gathering along the way diverse statements on the migration of value. In her essay, Lena Prents recalls the images and issues raised in Aleksander Komarov’s film ESTATE (2008), and questions the current position of artists, oscillating between the demands of the market, the conditions of work beyond the “cult of genius” and the immaterial value of artistic labour. Boris Buden draws on the wider context of the material presented in ESTATE, that of rationalised labour, then focus on projects by Aleksander Komarov which balance the issue of being an artist working under current economic conditions against the artistic “soul at work”. The conversation between Aleksander Komarov and Jule Reuter deals with questions about the coherence between (migrated) identity, value production and the personal way in which one position oneself.

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POSTER Unter Dem Motto 2010

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POSTER Unter Dem Motto 2010
Limited edition, traditionally made using letter press printing method.

84 x 59.4 cm

Various colours available.

D 12€
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Anti-Catalogue # 01

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Anti-Catalogue # 01

Published by The Model on the occassion of Dorm, an exhibition curated by Séamus Kealy ( 1 May to 4 July 2010)
Editor: Amish Morrell
Design: The Future

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Cmagazine #107 – ANIMALS

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Cmagazine #107 – ANIMALS
Automn 2010.

EDITORIAL

Among Animals by Amish Morrell

FEATURES

-The Lives and Deaths of Carolee’s Cats by Carla Benzan
-Infinite, Indifferent Kinship by Karen Houle
-On Year of the Dog by Jon Davies
-Touching Animals by Helena Reckitt

ARTIST PROJECT

-Bill Burns: Bird Radio for Afghanistan, 2010
Accompanying text: Of Fauna and Manufactured Derivatives: Bill Burns and the Lucrative Didactics of Environmental Stewardship by Gentiane Bélanger

EXHIBITION REVIEWS

-Kristan Horton: The Echo Chamber by Dan Adler
-Adrian Blackwell: Model for a Public Space [knot] by Alex Snukal
-Carlos Garaicoa: Overlapping by Leah Modigliani
-Timeland: 2010 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art by Leah Turner
-David Hoffos: Scenes from a House Dream by Meredith Dault
-Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present by Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh
-Christian Boltanski: Personnes by Zoë Chan
-Marion Wagschal: Private Views and Paintings by James D. Campbell
-Stephen Kelly: Open Tuning (WaveUp) by Quyen Hoang
-Ryan Trecartin: Any Ever by Nadja Sayej
-Daryl Vocat: The Secret of the Midnight Shadow by Sally Frater

NOTEWORTHY

-by Jovana Jankovic and Maxine Proctor

BOOK REVIEWS

-Trash, Jon Davies by Jovana Jankovic
-Emergence: Contemporary Photography in Canada, edited by Sarah Parsons by Amish Morrell

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Erik van der Weijde. ‘Der Baum’. Exhibition and book launch @ Chert / Motto. 02.10.2010

Posted in Uncategorized on September 27th, 2010
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Der Baum
Erik van der Weijde

Opening reception @ Chert gallery. 2 October. 7pm

http://www.chert-berlin.com/

Der Baum (book)

Der Baum shows 44 photographs of trees, taken by Van der Weijde over the past few years.

The list of places where the photographs were taken includes different locations in Europe and Brazil. Their descriptions range from specified historical sites, such as the elementary school Adolf Hitler attended, or the street where kidnap victim Natasha Kampusch was held, to unidentified places as for example ‘school’, ‘road’ or ‘park’.

First edition , 2010
ISBN 978-94-91047-01-5
48 pages
17×24 cm
offset printed in the Netherlands
€ 18,00

To Make Oneself Similar in this Sense by Tanja Widmann

Posted in art, books, illustration, Uncategorized on September 27th, 2010
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To Make Oneself Similar in this Sense by Tanja Widmann

“Based on the approaches taken up until now, which have been characterized by mimetic actions and questions of appropriation in the sense of a translation of what’s there, by paradox, feeble humor and inertia, here text and movement are once again to be delayed, to be opened up and ultimately cheerfully usurped. Because the space is still open and the game must first be invented.” TW

Published by Westphalie Verlag

D 22€
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