The Exhibitionist 9. Jens Hoffmann (Ed.).

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The Exhibitionist 9

Overture
Jens Hoffmann and Lumi Tan
Curator’s Favorites
Monika Szewczyk – Idolizing Twilight
Chen Tamir – Liminal Spaces
Hendrik Folkerts – WACK the Canon!
Back in the Day
Inés Katzenstein – Experiencias 68: A Threshold
Missing in Action
Lucy Lippard – After a Fashion: The Group Show
introduced by Chelsea Haines
Attitude
Massimiliano Gioni – What I Did Last Summer
Assessments: Bergen Assembly 2013: Monday Begins Saturday
Christopher Y. Lew – Workers’ Compensation
Ase Lovgren – More Verbs, Please
Laurel Ptak – Art in the Age of the Norwegian Semi-Social-Democratic-Post-Welfare-State
Johanne Nordby Werno – Love for Labour
Rigorous Research
Germano Celant – The Territories of Exhibition
Six x Six
Ngahiraka Mason, Fionn Meade, Pable Léon de la Barra, Fillipa Ramos, Maria Inés Rodriguez, Syrago Tsiara
Rear Mirror
Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers and Tina Kukielsky – Considering the 2013 Carnegie International
Jennifer Gross – The Société Anonyme’s Dada Destiny

Edited by Jens Hoffmann, Julian Myers-Szupinska, Lumi Tan
Pages: 84
Issn: 2038-0984
€10.00

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Film as a Form of Writing. Quinn Latimer talks to Akram Zaatari. WIELS & Motto Books

Posted in art, books, distribution, film on April 30th, 2014
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Film as a Form of Writing

Film as a Form of Writing is published and distributed by Motto Books in collaboration with WIELS. The trilingual book, designed by Joris Kritis, centres around a recent in-depth interview conducted by critic Quinn Latimer with Akram Zaatari.

Akram Zaatari: ‘It is a film, a thought that took the form of an artwork. As with most of my work, it is made for time; it is both a testimony of where I come from and a mark I care to leave for the future—again as thought, not as data or records. Let’s call it alternative writing that uses the form of letters.’

Softcover, 170 x 220 mm, 72 pages, ill. b/w
Edited by Dirk Snauwaert and Caroline Dumalin
Texts by Dirk Snauwaert, Quinn Latimer and Akram Zaatari
Graphic design by Joris Kritis
Languages: English, French, Dutch
Published by WIELS & Motto Books
ISBN: 978-9-078937-22-7

€15.00

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LISTEN. Alex Turgeon. Motto Books

Posted in books on April 26th, 2014

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Author: Alex Turgeon
Publisher: Motto Books
Language: English
Pages: 36
Binding: Softcover

€8.00

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of course blue affects my way of shitting. Petrit Halilaj. Chert, Motto Books

Posted in art, books, Chert, exhibitions on April 26th, 2014

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of course blue affects my way of shitting

Published on the occasion of Petrit Halilaj’s solo exhibition “of course blue affects my way of shitting” at Chert, Berlin, April 2014.

“of course blue affects my way of shitting” is a collection of prose and poetry by Petrit Halilaj written between 2007 and 2008. Many of the artist’s titles for previous exhibitions and artworks have come from these texts, which have never been presented in their entirety until now.

The publication collects the artist’s writing alongside his most recent series of drawings “Several birds fly away when they understand it”. Both the texts and drawings link together history and fantasy, reality and absurdity; a dichotomy at the core of the artist’s practice.
The drawings from the series “Several birds fly away when they understand it” comprise images of the bird archive from the former Natural History Museum of Kosovo. These birds have been modified by the artist, and painted with beautiful, exotic masks.

The texts reveal an intimate and personal history. As a collection they provide a unique insight into the artist’s brain, recounting memories of childhood, war, exodus, family, work, and contemplating his own identity, his sexuality, love, affections and emotions. Halilaj’s resolutely personal works simultaneously reflect on social and political events, understanding the struggle and impact they have on a singular life.

Petrit Halilaj was born in Kosovo in 1986, he currently lives and works between Kosovo, Italy and Germany.

Translations: Clément Rognant.
Photographic reproductions: Dario Lasagni.
Design: Till Gathmann with Benedikt Reichenbach.

Author: Petrit Halilaj
Publisher: Chert, Motto Books
Language: English
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524181

€15.00

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Turbo Magazine #48: Mixed Media. Linus Bill + Adrien Horni.

Posted in art, books, collage, painting on April 24th, 2014
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Turbo Magazine #48: Mixed Media. Linus Bill + Adrien Horni.

Par Linus Bill + Adrien Horni, November 2013

Procédé d’impression: Offset
Nombre de pages: 32
Reliure: Piqûre à cheval
Dimensions: 26.7 x 36 cm
Poids: 320 g
Edition: 400 ex.

Price: €17.00

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Burden of Freedom. Emina Djukić

Posted in art, distribution, photography on April 19th, 2014
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Burden of Freedom. Emina Djukić

In her most recent work Emina Djukić presents a photo story containing autobiographical reflections on seeking her own path in life and her own place under the sun. The core of the project is actually an artist book that shall be read and interpreted in number of ways. It is a story about making everyday decisions but also, occasionally, groundbreaking decisions. It is about cycles, about the infinite multitude of possibilities available in a modern society and the resulting disorientation of an individual who often needs (at least) a loose framework of values to obtain a certain measure of desired freedom. It is about searching for order in chaos.

This visual narrative combines diverse genres, techniques and styles while triggering unexpected connections between particular photographs upon closer inspection, whenever an attempt to decode or interpret them is made. The depicted motifs can thus be read as metaphors and symbols. It is precisely this transformation that offers a central strategy for assembling fragments into an entirety. This is indeed a method that enables the translation of the inside (invisible) to the outside (visible) experience. Although the basic storyline envisages a linear reading, however, as any photographic book it also allows leaping, returning and respectively non-linear reading but at the same time the viewer or reader of the photographs also seeks and creates her/his own personal stories.

Language: English
Size: 15 x 23 cm
Binding: Hardcover

Price: €30.00
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WELCOME 2 KANADA. Alex Turgeon. Opening 26.04.2014 @ Motto Berlin

Posted in events, Motto Berlin event on April 19th, 2014
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Alex Turgeon. ‘WELCOME 2 KANADA’

“Don’t expect a turkey dog here”

Exhibition + Reading + Book Launch
26.04.2014
from 7pm
reading @ 8pm

 
http://www.alexturgeon.com/

You Are Here: Art After the Internet. Omar Kholeif (Ed.). Cornerhouse / SPACE.

Posted in art, books, writing on April 17th, 2014
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You Are Here: Art After the Internet. Omar Kholeif (Ed.). Cornerhouse / Space.

You Are Here: Art After the Internet is the first major publication to critically explore both the effects and affects that the Internet has had on contemporary artistic practices.

Responding to an era that has increasingly chosen to dub itself as ‘post-internet’, this collective text traces a potted narrative exploring the relationship of the Internet to art practices from the early millennium to the present day.

The book positions itself as a provocation on the current state of cultural production, relying on first-person accounts from artists, writers and curators as the primary source material.

The book raises urgent questions about how we negotiate the formal, aesthetic and conceptual relationship of art and its effects after the ubiquitous rise of the Internet.

Published by Cornerhouse and SPACE.

D €22.00

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The Shelf Journal #3. Morgane Rebulard (Ed.). Shelf-Publishing.

Posted in books, design, graphic design, Journals, magazines, typography on April 17th, 2014
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The Shelf Journal #3. Morgane Rebulard (Ed.). Shelf-Publishing.

A journal of Publishing design, cult of the shelf.
2014, France
Text in French / English

€20.00

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Doing Fashion Paper #4. Institute of Fashion Design Basel, Academy of Art and Design.

Posted in distribution, fashion, Journals on April 17th, 2014

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Doing Fashion Paper #4. Institute of Fashion Design Basel, Academy of Art and Design.

Published as a limited edition, this year’s DOING FASHION PAPER already marks the fourth issue and is entitled AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DOING FASHION DETOURS.

Following EXPERIMENT, BODYPERCEPTION/STAGING OF THE BODY, and THE COLOUR OF DOING FASHION this year’s issue newly seeks exchange through its up-to-date insights into the INSTITUTE OF FASHION DESIGN BASEL, ACADEMY OF ART AND DESIGN’s latest happenings – the completion of projects, study excursion and workshops.

Price: €19.00

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