Adios #4.

Posted in art, books, drawing, illustration on April 30th, 2012
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Adios #4.

Presenting artworks from 10 Nordic artists:

Nadine Byrne (SWE), Troels Carlssen (DNK), Ragnar Jonasson (ISL), Janne Martola (FIN),Konsta Ojala (FIN), Danilo Stankovic (SWE), Erik Tidemann (NOR), Timo Vaittinen (FIN), Ville-Veikko Viikilä (FIN), Arvid Wretman (SWE)

Published by Konsta Ojala & Timo Vaittinen

D 35€

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A.A.A.A. An Argument Against Articulation. Lucy Coggle. Chert.

Posted in art, exhibition catalogue on April 28th, 2012
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A.A.A.A. An Argument Against Articulation. Lucy Coggle. Chert.

Published on the occasion of Lucy Coggle’s exhibition at Chert in Berlin.

D 9 €

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Mousse #33

Posted in art, critique, distribution, magazines, writing on April 28th, 2012
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Mousse #33

Starring
by Antonio Scoccimarro
Morgan Fisher
The Rewards of Self-Repression
by Christopher Williams
Pedro Costa
The Need to Be Dehypnotized
by Andrea Lissoni
Talking About
This Should Have Been: The Eighties
by Dieter Roelstraete
Talking About
Learning Modalities
by Nova Benway, Johanna Burton, Jens Hoffmann, Dane Jensen, Leora Morinis, Sarah Robayo Sheridan
Freeman Dyson
Be Prepared for Surprises
by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Raphael Hefti
Push It to the Max
by Alexis Vaillant
Talking About
On Art, Language and Consecutive Matters
by Julian Myers
Robert Barry
What Is Essential Is Invisible to the Eye: A Few Words on the Work of Robert Barry
by Andrew Berardini
Amy Gerstler
Like Sea Anemones at High Tide…
by Catherine Taft
Chadwick Rantanen
Holding Patterns
by Jonathan Griffin
Toril Johannessen
A Personal History with Science
by Adnan Yildiz
Hugh Scott-Douglas
Exposed Surfaces
by Ruba Katrib
Agenda & Focus on Michael Dean and Gillian Wearing
Books
by Stefano Cernuschi
New York – Matt Hoyt
A Feast of Friends
by Cecilia Alemani
Los Angeles – Dawn Kasper
Crash Course in Being Present
by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer
Berlin – Klaus Weber & Judith Hopf
Messages in Bottles
London – Anthea Hamilton & Alice Channer
Full Frontal: Because We Can’t Think in Three Dimensions
Maryam Jafri
Between History and Geography
by Luigi Fassi
Talking About
Inner Wealth
by Ana Teixeira Pinto
Portfolio – Michael E. Smith
The (Re)Shape of Things: Michael E. Smith
by Dominic Molon
Alex Israel
L.A. Man
by Gigiotto Del Vecchio
Liam Gillick
Spaces of Critical Exchange
by Fionn Meade
Lawrence Alloway
The Open Critic and his Enemies: Alloway and Material Culture
by Ulrich Lehmann
Lucas Blalock
Techniques in Marriage
by Clara Meister
What Is Alternative? Alternative to What? – Curated by Vincenzo de Bellis
Nevermind
by Nato Thompson

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YYY #1.

Posted in art, magazines, newsprint, photography on April 28th, 2012
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YYY #1.

YYY is an experimental photography zine.
For each issue two photographers are invited for a ride, to make a photographic conversation of sorts within the pages of a tabloid magazine. The printed publication is planned to be published on a biannual basis.
Issue 1 is made with Teemu Lehmusruusu and Shira Igell. YYY font and logo are made by Mikko Varakas.
YYY is curated, published and self-funded by Katri Naukkarinen.

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Confessions of a Poor Collector (2nd ed.) Eugene M. Schwartz. Edition Taube.

Posted in art, writing on April 28th, 2012
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Confessions of a Poor Collector (2nd ed.) Eugene M. Schwartz. Edition Taube.

Reprinting of a booklet written in 1970 by Eugene M. Schwartz (1927–1995); the original followed a lecture that he delivered at the New York Cultural Center. He proposes some easy instructions on how to build a whorthwhile art collection and just spend the least possible money for it.

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Berlin Sampler. Théo Lessour. Ollendorff Verlag.

Posted in distribution, music, writing on April 27th, 2012
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Berlin Sampler

From Cabaret to Techno: 1904-2012, a century of Berlin music

Listen to the city – Read the stories of the major musical works made in Berlin over the last hundred years and the events that shaped them.

English version.

D 18 €

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A Smart Guide To Utopia – 111 inspiring ideas for a better city

Posted in architecture, art, distribution, writing on April 26th, 2012
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A Smart Guide To Utopia – 111 inspiring ideas for a better city

Cities are the affirmation of civilisation and human inventiveness. They are at once fragile organisms in constant need of care and battlegrounds of conflicting interests. And above all, they’re ours. The smart guide to Utopia showcases 111 projects, initiatives and ideas from all over Europe that make our cities better places. Whether it be an underground waste disposal system in Barcelona or a public swimming pool converted into an arts centre in Berlin, a self-sufficient urban garden or a solar-powered pop-up restaurant traveling with the sun, a building printer or a zero-packaging supermarket, this book celebrates the energy and imagination of people who want to make their cities a little more fun, clean, friendly, green and above all, restore a sense of community. Our cities belong to us, and they depend on us. Only we can make them worth living in.

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Werker 2

Posted in distribution, photography, writing on April 26th, 2012
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Werker 2

Werker 2 addresses the museum by interrogating the relation of the ordinary man with History. From our collection of worker photographer publications and other documents depicting labour compiled in second-hand bookstores and antiquaries from Holland, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Spain and U.S.A, Werker 2 articulates a visual history of labour centered around the figure of the young worker.

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Compiler *04

Posted in art, distribution, video on April 26th, 2012
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Compiler *04

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reuse, reassemble, reinterpret, repurpose, rework, recombine, reappropriate, recontextualise, reinvent
PLAY

The videos on COMPILER*04—Replay evince and reflect on the creation of versions and remixes, the use of found footage, and the reinterpretation of past events and artefacts. The backdrop to this production is the mass dissemination of tools able to modify digital images and sounds, the sheer infinite availability of online source material, and the carefree deployment of these means and methods by dedicated amateurs.

The growing tendency among amateurs, to pursue image manipulation, simulation, and remix and sampling techniques, plus the accelerated dissemination and remodification of such aesthetic practices (and the products that ensue) in Internet sub / cultures, throws new light on the contemporary as well as the historical deployment of these same practices in the art world, particularly on their deployment by artists active also within Net-based cultures.

A role is played thereby not least by paradox, for a creativity im- perative is inherent to contemporary consumerist culture—the Sony slogan “Be creative!” spells this out clearly—yet this imperative (which is intended also to foster the much-vaunted user-generated content), implicitly requires users to steer clear of any material for which those who voice it happen often to hold copyright…

Of course, the phantoms of emphatic concepts of authorship and originality are still among us.

The Videos:
Keller Kosmas
Alden Volney
Sabrina Ratté / Boxcutter
Aleksandra Domanovic´
John Michael Boling & Javier Morales
Paul Slocum
Oliver Laric
Kari Altmann
Harm van den Dorpel
Guthrie Lonergan
Beni Bischof
Marisa Olson / Tanlines
Körner Union/Larytta
Goldin + Senneby, Hinrich Sachs, Ethidium Gould & Jochen Schmith
Patrick Ward

Texts by Raffael Dörig, translated by Jill Denton
Graphic design by Dan Solbach, Basel
DVD-Authoring by Martina Jung

DVD PAL 16:9
No Region Code
78 Minutes

D 15 €

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Interview #4 (DE). Mai 2012

Posted in art, fashion, lifestyle, magazines, photography, writing on April 26th, 2012
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Interview #4 (DE). Mai 2012

Diesen Monat in INTERVIEW:

Die Schauspielerin Keira Knightley sieht für sich keine Chance, US-Präsidentin zu werden, und plädiert für Ahnungslosigkeit beim Kinobesuch. Im Gespräch mit David Cronenberg erzählt sie vom Dreh zu ihrem neuen Film „Anna Karenina“, was der Filmemacher sich mit wachsender Eifersucht anhört: „Ich kann die Vorstellung, dass du mit anderen Regisseuren arbeitest, nur schwer ertragen.“

Die neue Documenta-Leiterin Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev fordert im Gespräch mit der Hundetrainerin Maike Maja Nowak ein Wahlrecht für Hunde. Die Filmproduzentin Minu Barati spricht mit Katja Riemann über ihren Flötenunterricht auf der Waldorfschule. Und die Musikerin Lydia Lunch erklärt ihrem Kollegen Alec Empire, dass sie sich wie ein schwuler Trucker fühlt.

Der Rolling-Stones-Gitarrist Ronnie Wood erzählt Naomi Campbell, dass er erst im Entzug gelernt hat, wie man Wäsche wäscht. Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough berichtet seinem alten Freund Joey McIntyre von den New Kids On The Block, wie glücklich er war, als ihm ein Fan in den Schritt gegriffen habe – es sei der Rock’n’Roll-Moment seiner Karriere gewesen. Ein ganz anderes Erlebnis hatte beim Künstler Martin Eder schwer wiegende Folgen: Wie er dem Kurator Thomas Girst erklärt, schlug ein Meteorit in seinem Garten ein.

Die Jungs aus der MTV-Serie „Jersey Shore“ haben sich von Terry Richardson mit dem israelischen Supermodel Bar Refaeli fotografieren lassen. Schauspielerin Jessica Alba erzählt Regisseur Robert Rodriguez von ihrem neuen Leben als Chefin eines Vertriebs für umweltfreundliche Baby- und Haushaltsprodukte. Und die Sängerin Norah Jones erklärt, dass sie ihr Hit-Album „Come Away With Me“ gern vom Markt genommen hätte.

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