Erik Thys, Portraits. CAC Vilnius & kim? Riga

Posted in art, distribution, drawing, Wholesale on April 29th, 2017
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Erik Thys, Portraits

“The reputation of Erik Thys (b. 1961) rests on his work as a psychiatrist, not as an artist. Thys lives in Brussels where he composes music, draws, and practices in two psychiatric hospitals. On the occasion of this book, Thys invited a colleague, the British psychoanalyst Darian Leader, to reflect on his infatuation with automobiles. The drawings in this book are a small, almost pitiful, portion of the number Erik Thys provided. They came to us on all types of office paper, prescription pads, and whatever else was at hand.”

Edited and produced by Anthony Huberman, Scott Ponik, Robert Snowden

Imagework by Brandi Kruse
Print supervision by Jurgis Griškevičius
Proofread by Hope Svenson
Printed by Petro ofsetas, Vilnius, Lithuania

Published in 2016 by Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius; and kim? Contemporary Art Center, Riga as a part of the XII Baltic Triennial

Additional support is generously provided by Dr. Florian Seidl and Kunstverein München

TT. Nico Jungel. Motto Books.

Posted in art, Artist Book, drawing, Motto Books on April 27th, 2017
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TT by Nico Jungel
Published by Motto Books

Language: German
Size: 19.5 x 29.7 cm
Weight: 160 g
Binding: Softcover

€32.00

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Croissants & Architecture. Nicole Wermers. Motto Books.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, Motto Books, Wholesale on April 25th, 2017
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Croissants & Architecture
Nicole Wermers

Published in an edition of 250
Size: 23 x 27.7 cm
Weight: 495 g
Binding: Softcover

€58.00

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Fritz Welch @ Motto Berlin. 25.04 – 27.05.2017

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PROVENCE Issue C. Provence.

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, Wholesale on April 19th, 2017
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Issue C – Criticism Now, SPRING/SUMMER 2017

With contributions from:

Nadja Abt and Tobi Maier, Anonymous, Artists Space, Michele D’Aurizio, John Beeson, Annika Bender, Juliette Blightman and Deanna Havas, Henning Bohl, Mikaël D. Brkić, Oliver Bulas and Noe Derbyshire, Enzo Camacho, Amy Lien and Eve Tangsakul, Merlin Carpenter, castillo/corrales, Anke Dyes and Jutta Zimmermann, Oleg Frolov, Marta Fontalan, Edgars Gluhovs, Lina Grumm, Mauricio Guillén, Julia Haller and Inka Meißner, Hilary Harkness and Nolan Simon, Lena Henke and Lisa Holzer, Karl Holmqvist, Daniel Horn, Krinzinger Friedhof Group, Holger Kuhn, Adriana Lara, Erik Lavesson, Nik Geene and Timothy Furey, Andrea Legiehn, Life Sport, Adam Linder and Jonathan P. Watts, Nicola Di Menna, Julia Moritz, Ariane Müller, Cecilie Norgaard, Philip Pilekjær, Marina Pinsky, Bonny Poon, Zak Prekop, Hinrich Sachs, Sarah Sandelbaum and Hannah Zipfel, Magnus Schaefer, Joël Schranz, Andreas Selg, Natalia Sielewicz, Mathew Sova, Starship, Megan Francis Sullivan, United Talend Agency, Maja Wismer, Seyoung Yoon, Phillip Zach.

€15.00

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mono no aware. V/A . PAN Recordings.

Posted in music, Vinyl on April 18th, 2017
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mono no aware (もののあわれ) is the first compilation to be released on PAN, collating unreleased ambient tracks from both new and existing PAN artists.

Featuring Jeff Witscher, Helm, TCF, Yves Tumor, M.E.S.H., Pan Daijing, HVAD, Kareem Lotfy, ADR, Mya Gomez, Sky H1, James K, Oli XL, Bill Kouligas, Flora Yin-Wong, Malibu, and AYYA, the compilation moves through more traditional notions of what is called ’ambient’, to incorporating wider variations that fall under the term.

“Mono no aware”, ‘the pathos of things’, also translates as “an empathy toward things”, or “a sensitivity to ephemera”. A term for the awareness of impermanence, or the transience of things. A meditation on mortality and life’s transience, ephemerality heightens the appreciation of beauty and sensitivity to their passing. In investigating the passing of time, the boundaries between memory and hallucination become blurred; between fiction and reality. The movement of time transforms into an eternal present.

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Out of the Blue. Kirill Golovchenko. Rodovid Press.

Posted in Artist Book, books, distribution, photography, Wholesale on April 15th, 2017
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As a kid I spent a lot of time on the beach. We spent most of the summer in a seaside holiday home. It’s a great feeling on the seaside, calming and threatening at the same time. Life on the beach is very varied. The beach is a universal theme and in this case part of the cultural world of the Ukraine.

Perhaps you can find out more about people at the beach than at other public spaces. People go to the beach, take off their clothes, lie down next to other people they don’t know, swim, eat, tan, and drink … The more people there are lying on one level, the more join. Some parts of the beach are so hopelessly overcrowded that you can’t get to the waterside for all the beach-towels. My images are what they are, merely windows on the reality of the seaside. Most images are direct observations captured using a camera: seen briefly, and then they’re over. I’ve always needed to be close up to people, to almost be part of them, which is like saying I was never just an observer but also a holidaymaker. One of them.

I took a swimming tyre and shot photos through it. The circular image this created reminds me of a ship’s porthole. Also, the circle resembles a telescope lens and had a touch of the voyeuristic about it. It fits the beach, and not just as a formal device. For me, the tyre helped me learn to swim. At the beach you watch others and they watch you. I did my watching through this ‘hole’. It seemed spontaneous and fun while taking the photos. There was something of the performance about it and yet I also felt invisible as a consequence. The swimming ring conceals you, isolates you, but also makes you visible. It helps you focus, both as the photographer and as the observer. It’s like a pin-hole, a spotlight illuminating a certain situation for a brief moment. What’s important is that the viewer recognizes the shape of the swimming tyre and when viewing the images is taken to another level, one between staged reality and documented reality.

Language: English, Ukrainian
Pages: 104
Size: 27.5 х 18.5 cm
Weight: 590 g
Binding: Hardcover

€34.00

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Black Hyperbox. Alina Popa, Florin Flueraş (eds). PUNCH.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, Wholesale, writing on April 13th, 2017
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A point alienates from itself and becomes a line. A line alienates from itself and becomes a square. A square alienates from itself and becomes a cube. A cube alienates from itself and becomes a hypercube. Black Hyperbox is a dimension of productive alienation from concepts through experience and from experience through thinking. Black Hyperbox is a productive lie, a future-oriented spatiotemporal ruse, where the conceptual horizon is mutilated through doing and the horizon of imagination is mutilated through thought. In Black Hyperbox, any known can be black-boxed and the unknown can turn out to be most banal.

This was the text that announced Black Hyperbox, initiated by Florin Flueraș and Alina Popa in 2015. Black Hyperbox started as a frame for performance and text based on the alienation between practice and conceptualization. Meanwhile, individual artworks, mostly performances, emerged from its process. They are circulating sometimes independently, sometimes together. Now Black Hyperbox is also a book, the outcome of the discursive section of the project. Its contributing authors were immersed in Black Hyperbox or gravitating around it, at least conceptually. In the book, Black Hyperbox comes forth as a place that holds incompatible conceptual zones and spatiotemporalities together: Old World and New World, theater and jungle, jaguars and AI, prehistory and futurism, the earthly home and the alien space,Mecca and the North Pole, spaceships lost in cosmos and the politics of Isis, Malevich’s black square and the moon travel, thought and hallucination.

Contributions by Florin Flueras, Alina Popa, Ioana Gheorghiu, Ștefan Tiron, Gabriel Catren, Irina Gheorghe, Garett Strickland, Sina Seifee, Bogdan Drăgănescu, Eleni Ikoniadou, Cristina Bogdan, Cosima Opartan, Nicola Masciandaro, Ben Woodard, Blake Victor, Adriana Gheorghe, Gregory Chatonsky, Dorothée Legrand & Georges Heidmann, Matt Hare, Larisa Crunţeanu, Dylan Trigg, Ion Dumitrescu.

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MOUSSE #58. Edoardo Bonaspetti (ed). Mousse Magazine.

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, Wholesale on April 11th, 2017
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Mousse magazine’s 58th issue is dedicated to the documenta 14 exhibition in Athens. Works and writings mirror documenta 14’s recognition that art cannot look past the current critical political situation. Mousse 58 include Kirsty Bell’s ‘Learning From Athens?’, a study of Moyra Davey’s work by Quinn Latimer, Hila Peleg’s article ‘Roee Rosen: The Political, The Private and The Erotic’, Irena Haiduk’s ‘Against Biography’, and Rasheed Araeen’s ‘Preliminary Notes for a Black Manifesto’.

Language: English, Italian
Pages: 272
Size: 24 x 35 cm
Weight: 780 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9772035256103
Price: €10.00

OFOFFJOFF – One To One. Julia Born & JOFF.

Posted in Artist Book, photography on April 6th, 2017
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A fashion object in itself, ‘OFOFFJOFF’ is a sequel project to an exclusive one-off project by Dutch fashion designer JOFF. A totality of black and white, life size photographs (taken by Blommers & Schumm), enable the viewer to discover the collection both in detail and in its entirety.

Language: English
Pages: 196
Size: 23 x 31 cm
Weight: 550 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9789090215839

€25.00

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