a cover to cover (uncover). Julien J. Bismuth. Motto Books

Posted in art, distribution, performance on February 28th, 2013
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Published on the occasion of the exhibition of Julien Bismuth at CRAC Alsace in 2010.

Editor: Sophie Kaplan
Design: Jean-Pascal Flavien
Isbn: 9782940524013
70 pages
Edition: 850

D 24€

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Judith Raum. disestablish. Verlag der Universität der Kunste Berlin

Posted in art, Motto Berlin store on February 28th, 2013


Judith Raum disestablish

Publication documenting Judith Raum’s solo exhibition at Pavillon, Lucca, Italy, May-September 2012.

During the Middle Ages in Europe, the city of Lucca in Tuscany was the most important center for the silk industry. Textile companies from Lucca were among the largest corporations in the region. Most of the family-owned companies were active both in the textile sector and in international banking activities. At the same time, it was in the Tuscany region that workers’ revolts took place, who, for the first time in world history, managed to have their demands documented in written form. Raum’s works analyze the close relationship between textile production and banking business and between the texture of fabric and political thinking, adopting imagery and gestures of the time to look for moments of how emancipation takes form.

Judith Raum (*1977) is a visual artist living in Berlin. In her work, she investigates qualities of subject-object relationship through painting, objects, performing, writing and interviewing. See also: www.judithraum.net

Publication, 2012
Pages: 24
Size: 42 x 29 cm
Language: English
Publisher: Verlag der Universität der Künste Berlin, December 2012
Text: Paolo Emilio Antognoli Viti
Design: HIT

D 14.00€
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Erik Steinbrecher. NEW PAINTINGS. Motto Berlin. Opening 02.03.2013

Posted in art, books, events on February 26th, 2013


Erik Steinbrecher
@ Motto Berlin
Opening reception 02.03.2013
from 7pm

Workshop vom 20.9.-22.9. und 27.9.-29.2012. Dirk Bell. BQ.

Posted in photography, workshop, zines on February 23rd, 2013
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Workshop vom 20.9.-22.9. und 27.9.-29.2012. Dirk Bell. BQ.

Documentation of workshops held between 20.9.-22.9.2012 and 27.9.-29.2012

mit Dirk, Simone, Quirin Bäumler und Caroline, Lucas, Lupus, Lynn, Bo, Justin, Vicky, Amira, Merle, Esther, Vivian, Andrea, Nico, Judith, Jessica, Mila, Jule, Mara, Amalia, Nina, Cornelia, Dirk, Tal

D 3€

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Wheels and Trophies. Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson. Jóhannsson Multinational Enterprises.

Posted in art, books, photography on February 23rd, 2013


Wheels and Trophies. Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson. Jóhannsson Multinational Enterprises.

Wheels and Trophies was made during four months at the W17 Studio Residency Program at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo.

D 18€

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Die Wolken (Signed). Erik van der Weijde. 4478zine.

Posted in art, zines on February 23rd, 2013
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Die Wolken
Erik van der Weijde

Die Wolken contains photographic reproductions of fighter planes, taken from a 1982 yearbook. This zine is available in Red, Blue or Black ink in a set with all 3 colors.

The Black zine in this set is signed.

First edition , 2012

24 pages
17×30 cm
offset printed in Brazil / ed. 200 each color

D 22€

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Air inside the bones. Gonçalo Sena, Robert Macfarlane, Pedro A.H. Paixão. Dutch Art Institute/ArtEZ.

Posted in art, writing on February 23rd, 2013
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Air inside the bones. Gonçalo Sena, Robert Macfarlane, Pedro A.H. Paixão. Dutch Art Institute/ArtEZ.

Concepts and drawings by Gonçalo Sena, texts by Robert Macfarlane and Pedro A.H. Paixão.

Notes on Air inside the bones:

First published in 1856, John Ruskin’s “Modern Painters vol.IV: Of Mountain Beauty” reflects on the geology of the Alps i terms of landscape observation and its moral and spiritual influences on those living nearby. The “mountainous mask” list derives from the original Index of that book.

Note on Pedro A.H. Paixão’s text:

The text presented here is the development of a selection of notes written, at first, on the margins of my red drawings series, and after – conserving its informal shape, without reference notes -, as a reflection on affinities to Goncalo Senas use of drawing in his projects. The double ‘||’ within the text means not so much a paragraph division, but a lapse in time, allowing the text to remain as a condensed block, and to exhibit its journal nature, here exempted of places and dates.

Design: Stefano Faoro, Werkplaats Typografie/ArtEZ Institute of the Arts
Typografie: ArtEZ Institute of the Arts
Langauge: English
Edition: 250 Copies

D 10€

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Kippenberger & Friends. Josephine von Perfall. Distanz Verlag

Posted in art, Motto Berlin store on February 22nd, 2013


The interview book „Kippenberger & Friends“ comes closer to uncovering Kippenberger the myth, through 25 conversations with artists, curators, gallerists, and friends who contributed approx. 55 documentary photographs from their personal archives, published for the first time. They give us their view on someone who left a lasting impression on them, in descriptions that are contemplative, funny, critical, and also self-ironic. The extremely personal memories bring to life not only Kippenberger himself; they also create a dense picture of the cultural life in a Germany which, torn between the sensationalist Springer press and student revolts, the hedonistic consumer culture of yuppies and the provocative rebellion of the punk scene, still had to become convinced of the maxims of its own actions.

Interviews with: Roland Augustine, gallerist, New York; Lukas Baumewerd, architect; Klaus vom Bruch, artist; Werner Büttner, artist; Gisela Capitain, gallerist, Cologne/Berlin; Zdenek Felix, curator; Max Hetzler, gallerist, Berlin; Carmen Knoebel/Brigitta Rohrbach, former innkeepers Ratinger Hof, Düsseldorf; Kasper König, museum director; Jutta Koether, artist; Christian Ludwig Attersee, artist; Helmut Middendorf, artist; Albert Oehlen, artist; Peter Pakesch, museum director; Friedrich Petzel, gallerist, New York/Berlin; Martin Prinzhorn, linguist; Achim Schächtele, former co-owner S.O.36, Berlin; Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen, rector New Design University, St. Pölten; Elfie Semotan, photographer and wife; Claudia Skoda, fashion designer; Helene Winer, gallerist, New York; Johannes Wohnseifer, artist; Michel Würthle, owner Paris Bar, Berlin; Bernd Zimmer, artist; Heimo Zobernig, artist

D 39.90€
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White Light. Jochen Lempert. limArt

Posted in distribution, photography on February 20th, 2013


White Light. Jochen Lempert

‘White Light’, produced on the occasion of Jochen Lempert’s photo exhibition at Rimuato, October 2007.

D 33.50€
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Rediviva #23 @ Motto Berlin. 22.02.2013

Posted in events on February 19th, 2013


Rediviva – Ausgabe Nr. 23 @ Motto Berlin
Friday February 22

+ talk by Amy Patton & Mathilde ter Heijne
+ works by Johanna Abraham, Sebastian Hammwöhner
+ videos by Mark Briggs

Rediviva feat. contributions by Mathilde ter Heijne/Amy Patton, Johanna Abraham, Philippe Van Wolputte, Anita Leisz , Valentin Aigner,
Mark Briggs, Theo Prodromidis, Richard Hawkins, Marina Faust, Ariane Müller, Andy Weir, Gala Porras-Kim, Sebastian Hammwöhner

Rediviva is issue # 23 of the magazine series
Chicago, Times, Plotter, Helvetica, DIN, Techno, Löhfelm, RR_02, Univers, Tiffany, Circuit, Memphis, Gringo, Zeus, The Mix, Princess Lulu, Pigiarniq, Paper, Libertine, Trixie, Déjà Vu and Auto – published by Christian Egger, Manuel Gorkiewicz, Christian Mayer, Yves Mettler, Magda Tothova, Ruth Weismann, Alexander Wolff.