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Lisa Guedel-Dolle
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Yann Sérandour
Walid Sadek
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Stuart Whipps

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Jenisch Feu Troisième variation Third Variation Thomas Koenig & Vianney Fivel. Musée Jenisch Vevey, Motto Books.
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Jenisch-Feu is a publication on a collection of paintings by Thomas Koenig and Vianney Fivel. It is the third part of a project in multiple variants. Two exhibitions gone a head.
The first interaction was inaugurated 11 May 2013 in the municipal gym opposite the Musée Jenisch Vevey as part of the open-doors evening for the lake region`s museums.
The second intervention occurred in Paris in the autumn of 2013 as part of the group show l’Atelier des testeurs at the chalet Society.
Author: Thomas Koenig, Vianney Fivel
Publisher: Musée Jenisch Vevey, Motto Books
Language: French / English
Pages: 96
Size: 20 x 25 cm
Weight: 410 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782970081326
€27.00
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Strangers Guide to Home Territories. Motto Books, Supportico Lopez
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1st edition, 250 copies

Photos taken at the following exhibitions:
Standard Ballad (2015)
Carlos/Ishikawa, London

You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To (2016)
Supportico Lopez/6817 Los Angeles

Insulated by the Boundary (2016)
AND NOW, Dallas

Author: Steve Bishop
Publisher: Motto Books, Supportico Lopez
Language: English
Pages: 58
Size: 18 x 13cm
Weight: 310 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524518
€35.00
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Harun Farocki: What Ought to be Done / Was getan werden soll. Harun Farocki Institute & Motto Books.

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In the mid-1970s, Harun Farocki wrote a two-page call programmatically entitled What Ought to Be Done, followed by a survey addressed to potential collaborators and supporters. He envisioned an institution to “organize a coalition of working people, not from an abstract understanding but from the contact points of their work.” The purpose of this institution, devoted to documentary practices, was twofold. It was “intended to collect, i.e. secure what is there,” but also “to produce, i.e. initiate what is not yet there.” In doing so, it was meant to facilitate social and collaborative processes, comprehensive and interdisciplinary studies without time pressure.
At the occasion of Farocki’s working paper, the Harun Farocki Institut, founded in 2015, historically situates Farocki’s initiative and reflects upon the proximities and differences between creating an institution in 1976 and forty years later.

The publication includes Farocki’s text, a commentary by Tom Holert, Doreen Mende and Volker Pantenburg, as well as a letter written in 1975 by documentary filmmaker Peter Nestler in response to Farocki’s circular.

Editorial responsibility: Elsa de Seynes.

Author: Harun Farocki
Publisher: Harun Farocki Institut & Motto Books
Language: German / English
Pages: 44
Size: 14.5 x 21 cm
Weight: 68 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524501
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IDEA CAR. Matthew Clifford Green. Motto Books.

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Matthew Clifford Green is a painter. IDEA CAR is the artist’s first book of scribbled poetry.

Author: Matthew Clifford Green
Size: 15.5 x 23 cm
Weight: 400 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524525
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Good boy 0372 and Good Boy 0372 Edition. Giovanna Silva. Motto Books.

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Sudan, the only remaining male northern white rhinoceros.Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya.

Author: Giovanna Silva
Size: 16 x 24 cm
Weight: 212 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524495
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100 Works. Kirsten Palz, read by Erik Steinbrecher. Rakete.co & Motto Books

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Files from the archive Sculpture as Writing (2007-2014)
Read by Erik Steinbrecher
Author: Kristen Palz
Co-publisher: rakete.co
Language: English
Pages: 100
Size: 21 x 29.5 cm
Weight: 818 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: –
25€
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Dreams First. Erik Steinbrecher. Rakete.co & Motto Books

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Author: Erik Steinbrecher
Co-publisher: Rakete.co
Language: english
Pages: 64
Size: 12.5 x 19.5 cm
Weight: 98 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524457
12€
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Terremoto 6 – Sombras. Dorothée Dupuis (ed.). Terremoto, Motto Books

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The glare that a shadow can emit is evident in recent Latin American history, a history notoriously scored by oppression, violence, disappearances, and other painful secrets tossed into the gray areas of memory and to the margins of hegemonic historical accounts.In the shadow, you’re protected by the invisibility of marginalization—at the same time you’re made vulnerable by a lack of guarantees brought about through the neglect of the dominant power. The shadows that move through us are the constant reminder of what never changes: long-standing oppression and discrimination, perpetuated all around us in a political climate of abuse and tough luck.

As we name them, draw their contours and seek to resolve their enigmas, we ask ourselves to what real end do we use artistic thought to gain awareness of those shadows? Can something change? Or are those ideas mere shadow play?

With contributions by:
Susana Vargas Cervantes, Amilcar Packer, Sofía Gallisá Muriente, Guillaume Désanges, Bárbara Santos, Oliver Martínez-Kandt

Author: Dorothée Dupuis (ed.)
Co-Publisher: Terremoto
Language: Spanish / English
Pages: 61
Size: 24 x 37 cm
Weight: 300 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524440
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Nicolás Paris. Four variations on nothing or talking about that which has no name. Filipa Oliveira. Motto Books, Museu Coleção Berardo

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Author: Filipa Oliveira
Co-Publisher: Museu Coleção Berardo
Language: English
Pages: 180
Size: 17 X 22 cm
Weight: 450 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524433
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Foreign Places. WIELS, Brussels and Motto Books

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Foreign Places is conceived as an alternative travel guide, which accompanies the eponymous exhibition. The eight contributing artists were invited by Stefano Faoro, designer of this publication and also a former WIELS resident, to imagine a place for the book page in which their work is invested – whether it is a building, city or series of locations. The final text chapter features ‘A Glossary of Place Names’ by WIELS curator Caroline Dumalin, which emphatically locates the artists’ image sequences, as well as the essay ‘From Beirut to Brussels: Notes on Curating as an Exercise in Attachment’ by guest curator Grégory Castéra, who delivers a personal account of the challenges involved in working abroad and attaching oneself temporarily to a place or a practice.

Author: various
Co-publisher: WIELS
Language: English
Pages: 92
Size: 27 x 21 cm
Weight: 300 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9789078937289
Date og publishing:2016
Edition: 750
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SIGNS FICTION. Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt. Chert Galerie, Motto Books

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This book aims to collect and present a comprehensive overview of the work of Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt. It is the result of a long and intense immersion into her archive, and intends to establish the importance of this unique artist – who did not have much recognition in the past – not only to the present day, but also to the precise political context and time to which she and her work belong.The book presents her typewritings series, all produced between the early 1970s (some of the earliest works are dated 1972) and 1989.
Mail Art was her way to be in contact with the world outside the GDR, otherwise impossible to reach. After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Reunification, the artist stopped producing any art: She felt her involvement was no longer “needed”.

At the beginning of 2015 we started to archive Ruth Wolf- Rehfeldt’s work, discovering little by little an enormous and fascinating body of work, composed by more classic poetry, simple typewriting texts, visual poetry, concrete poetry, and abstraction.

Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt was born in Wurzen, saxony, in 1932.
In 1950 she moved to Berlin, where she still lives today. In 1954 she met the artist Robert Rehfeldt, who she married a year later. She was employed by the exhibitions department at the Academy of Arts, and spent her spare time making drawings. A few years later she started to develop what would become her typical typewriter graphics, and became an active participant in the international Mail art movement. She stopped making art after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Author: RUTH WOLF-REHFELDT
Co-Publisher: Chert Galerie
Language: English / German
Pages: 490
Size: 32 x 24 cm
Weight: 2.0500 kg
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524464
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Zweikommasieben #13. Remo Bitzi (ed.). Präsens Editionen & Motto Books

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zweikommasieben #13 deals with questions about the professional and social proximity of the featured artists (among many other things). Featured are Aïsha Devi & Tianzhuo Chen, Helm, Heatsick, Dean Blunt, Lumisokea, Thug Entrancer, Mathew Dryhurst, Nick Klein, Lane Stewart & Rabit, Butter Sessions, Don’t DJ, Felix Kubin, Phase Fatale, Lustmord, etc. Co-published with Motto Books.zweikommasieben is a Swiss magazine that has been devoted to the documentation of contemporary club culture since the summer of 2011. The magazine features artist interviews, essays and columns as well as photography, illustration and graphics. In addition, zweikommasieben organizes concerts, parties, club nights, matinees, raves and other fun events in various cities.

Author: Remo Bitzi (ed.)
Co-Publisher: Präsens Editionen
Language: English / German
Pages: 176
Size: 17.5 x 26 cm
Weight: 350 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: –
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35°60’S, 150°38’ W. Elisa Storelli. Motto Books & la rada

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This publication is part of a collection of works along with Time Piece (the mysterious island) and Time Piece (UTC -10h).The three works relocate the passing of time on Ernest-Legouvé Reef from the pacific to Locarno. The reef was discovered in the beginning of the 20th century, near the location of the fictitious Lincoln island of Jules Verne’s book The Mysterious Island. Ever since the reef is reported in many atlases, even though it doesn’t appear to exist anymore.
Printed on the postcard the satellite image of the location where the island should be, along with some notes.

Author: Elisa Storelli
Co-Publisher: la rada
Language: English / Italian
Pages: –
Size: 15 x 15 cm<
Weight: 20 g
Binding: –
ISBN: 9782940524471
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Gruen. Guy Meldem. Villette Editions and Motto Books

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Published on the occasion of the show Amputee Love at Motto Berlin, April 2016
Text Guy Meldem
Translated by Lucile Dupraz
Co-Publisher: Villette Editions
Language: English
Pages: 24
Size: 21 x 28 cm
Weight: 130 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: –
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Reasons to Be Cheerful. Chloë Delanghe. WIELS & Motto Books

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Reasons to Be Cheerful by Chloë Delanghe deals with the problematic of portraiture and the supposed weight of image making. The book is a fragmented portrait of the artist’s mother Sally Kovacsik. The first chapter, composed of portraits made by Sally’s husband Geert Delanghe, shows her just before and after childbirth. The second chapter, on the contrary, juxtaposes family portraits with objects, rooms, letters and notes. Each image of the book functions as contained gestures, seeking both remoteness and closeness. Moreover, photographs of Welsh castles repeat this conflicting movement. Reasons to be Cheerful is a disorientation of images, a fragmented portrait.

Editor: Chloë Delanghe
Design: Dylan Van Elewyck
Photography: Chloë Delanghe and Geert Delanghe
Text: Sally Gabrielle Kovacsik
Published by WIELS, Brussels and Motto Books, Lausanne/Berlin
Language: English
Pages: 104
Size: 17 x 23.4 cm
Weight: 223 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: –
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System Sin 1.0. Elisa Storelli. Motto Books

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with a story by Elvia Wilk
Language: English
Pages: –
Size: 21.5 x 30 cm
Weight: 124 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524426
Edition of 300, includes an A2 poster
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You and me and everybody. Erik Steinbrecher. rakete.co & Motto Books

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Everybody is busy this Tuesday.
Language: English
Pages: 92
Size: 19 x 12 cm
Weight: 132 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-2-940524-40-2
11€
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One Helluva Hole. Jérémie Gindre. Motto Books

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The Life and Death of Bill Ronson
Language: English
Pages: 57
Size: 11 × 18 cm
Weight: 52 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524327
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Mood Disorder. David Horvitz. Chert & Motto Books & New Documents

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Mood Disorder documents the propagation of a photograph of David Horvitz across the internet.
Language: English
Pages: 72
Size: 35 × 25 cm
Weight: 380 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9781927354230
18€
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Cosmophagy. Zora Mann & Julie Church. Chert & Motto Books

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This catalogue follows a project proposal presented in Paris, Fiac- Lafayette, in 2015.
Autor: Zora Mann & Julie Church
Language: English
Pages: 44
Size: 22 x 16.5 cm
Weight: 126 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524419
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Sunka Buch. Erik Steinbrecher. Motto Books

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This book was published on the occasion of “Under the Tail of the Horse”
Author: Erik Steinbrecher
Co-Publisher: rakete.co
Language: Czech, German
Pages: 96
Size: 20 x 13 cm
Weight: 250 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524396
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The Particular Unity of Same and Other. Paul Hendrikse. Motto Books

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With a text by Georg Simmel “The Stranger” from 1908
Author: Paul Hendrikse
Language: English / Indonesian
Pages: 103
Size: 13 x 19 cm
Weight: 152 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9786020975030
Edition of 800
12€
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Death In Venice. Daniel Gustav Cramer. Motto Books

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Death In Venice – script

Author: Daniel Gustav Cramer
Language: English
Pages: 1
Size: –
Weight: 500 g
Binding: –
ISBN: 9782940524334
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Corruption Feeds. Will Benedict. Bergen Kunsthall & Motto Books

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Author: Will Benedict
Co-Publisher: Bergen Kunsthall
Language: English
Pages:
Size: 30 x 23 cm
Weight: 1.3000 kg
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9788293101253
40€
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Fraustellungen: Exercises in Self Sabotage. Kasia Fudakowski. Chert & Motto Books

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Two-sided leporello presenting the artist’s four exhibitions from her Fraustellungen series: Enthusiastinnen (2012), Pessimistinnen (2013), Stoikerinnen (2014) and finally Sexistinnen, presented at Art Basel Statements 2015.

Texts by Jacob Fabricius and Paul Haworth.
Author: Kasia Fudakowski
Co-Publisher: Chert
Language: English
Pages: –
Size: 19 x 25 cm
Weight: 200 g
Binding: –
ISBN: 9782940524372
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Mount Moon: the Basel Tour (2013). Saadane Afif. Motto Books.

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Original drawings by: Wesley Bryon, commissioned by Saâdane Afif for Mount Moon: the Basel Tour (2013), performed in the framework of LISTE 18 performance project, June 11 – June 16, Basel, Switzerland, 2013, curated by Fabian Schöneich.

Author: Saâdane Afif
Design: Dan Solbach, Katerina Trakakis
Dust jacket: Katharina Kritzler
Supported by galleries: Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin, RaebervonStenglin, Zürich, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
Language: English / Deutsch
Pages: –
Size: 23.5 x 29.5 cm
Weight: 220 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524365
Edition of 1000
20€
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Body Talk: Feminism, Sexuality and the Body in the Work of Six African Artists. Koyo Kouoh (ed.). RAW Material, WIELS, & Motto Books

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Bringing together artists from different parts of the continent, this group exhibition strives to define and articulate notions of feminism and sexuality in the work of women artists whose body (their own or that of others) serves as a tool, a representation or a field of investigation.

Artists: Zoulikha Bouadellah, Marcia Kure, Miriam Syowia Kyambi, Valerie Oka, Tracey Rose, Billie Zangewa
Authors: Sarah Adams, Eva Barois De Caeval, Ken Bugul, Frieda Ekotto, D.E. Fault, Alya Sebti, Koyo Kouoh (ed.)
Co-Publisher: RAW Material, WIELS
Language: English / French
Pages: 192
Size: 17 x 24 cm
Weight: 560 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524358
25€
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Die anwesenden Eltern. Dominik Sittig. Motto Books

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Published on the occasion of Dominik Sittig’s solo exhibition “Die anwesenden Eltern” at the kestnergesellschaft, Hanover, March 6 to May 25, 2015. Conceived as a hybrid between a catalogue and an artist’s book, it documents recent works by Sittig.

Author: Dominik Sittig
Editor: Heinrich Dietz, kestnergesellschaft
Concept: Dominik Sittig
Authors: Barbara Buchmaier and Christine Woditschka, Heinrich Dietz, Helmut Draxler
Language: –
Pages: 190
Size: –
Weight: 450 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: –
Price: €24.00
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Zora Mann’s Magical Coloring Book. Zora Mann. Chert Berlin, Motto Books.

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Author: Zora Mann
Printing: Ourpress, on Bio Top paper
Cover: Linoprint, printed at Druckwerkstatt im Kulturwerk des BBK Berlin, on Finnish Holzpappe
Co-Publisher: Chert Berlin
Language: –
Pages: 46
Size: 30 x 35.5 cm
Weight: 550 g
Binding: –
ISBN: 9782940524303
Date of publishing: November 2014
1st Edition: 220
Sepcial Edition: 30 (colored, signed and numbered)
Edition: 500
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Dream Home Experience. Kasia Fudakowski. Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Motto Books.

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Catalogue of the homonymous exhibition at Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, curated by Annett Reckert
with texts by Annett Reckert, Anna Sabrina Schmid, Anna Szaflarski

Author: Kasia Fudakowski
Editor: Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Annett Reckert
Design: Santiago da Silva
Co-Publisher: Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst
Language: English
Pages: –
Size: –
Weight: 300 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-944683-06-5
Date of publishing: November 2014
Edition: 500
18€
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ALWAYS MINIMALIST [PAINTER].Erik Steinbrecher. Motto Books.

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This book has been published for Erik Steinbrecher’s exhibitiom HALO ERIK at the Kunsthaus Baselland 19.9 – 16.11.2014

Author: Erik Steinbecher, Alexis Zavialoff
Language: –
Pages: 64
Size: 21 x 29.5 cm
Weight: 215 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524037
First Edition 500 copies
Special Edition 100 copies
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The Reminder.Behnam Sadighi. Motto Books.

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This publication is part of the project The Reminder by Behnam Sadighi, conceived in the frame of the fellowship programme MOP CAP 2013 with an exhibition at The Showroom from September 8 – 13, 2014 and the residency programme Delfina Foundation in London.
From December 2013 to October 2014 Behnam Sadighi worked closely with curator and theorist Doreen Mende to develop his The Reminder project for the MOP CAP 2013 Winner’s Exhibition. Prior to the exhibition Behnam undertook a three-month residency at the Delfina Foundation. As part of the Prize a series of events including an exhibition, a panel discussion and a book launch formed Behnam Saidghi’s fellowship during his stay in London.
Sadighi’s work is founded in documentary photography. He develops his ideas through the phenomena of his surroundings caused by socio-political and cultural issues. The experiences that have the most powerful effects on Iranian lifestyle and relationships, particularly in urban environments. These changes in phenomena and self, play an integral role in reflecting his personal interpretation of life and living.
The Reminder is an attempt towards an-other look at the Facebook profile pictures of Iran’s youth. Through a reconstruction of the portraits their authorship is lost in the midst of their innumerability. These pictures, usually taken as snapshots, seem to conceal the represented person as well as all of the elements that characterise them. Does such loss of the authorship and privation of representation occur because of the countlessness of the photographs, or is it because their viewers are skimming through them so quickly? Is it caused by a desire in making and/or representing a different sort of being in a matter of seconds? Or, it is such way of doing, a remembrance of an existence that shares the untold and the hidden in a corner of time?
(Each publication includes one poster from a series of eight.)

Author: Behnam Sadighi
Language: English / Farsi
Pages: 24 + poster
Size: 20 x 27.5 cm
Weight: 145 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524297
10€
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 Alexander Wolff. Kunsthalle Lingen. Motto Books.

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Published on the ocassion of the exhibition Alexander Wolff 5 September – 26 October 2014 at Kunsthalle Lingen. Series of paintings were exhibited in various locations in the prison JVA Lingen, which is the main prison of Niedersachsen, that finds itself right opposite of the Kunsthalle.

Author: Alexander Wolff
Language: English
Pages: 46
Size: 21 x 28 cm
Weight: 210 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524280
10€
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Milk Man. Ken Kagami. Motto Books / Misako & Rosen.

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Drawings of Milk Man by Ken Kagami

Author: Ken Kagami
Co-Publisher: Misako & Rosen
Language: –
Pages: –
Size: 21 x 29.6 cm
Weight: 180 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: –
Date of publishing: 2014
Edition of 500
16€
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Skyline is the By-Linezz. Karl Holmqvist. Motto Books.

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Author: Karl Holmqvist
Language: English
Pages:-
Size: –
Weight: 250 g
Binding: –
ISBN: 9872940524242
Date of publishing: September 2014
25€
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e industrial. Jean-Michel Wicker. Motto Books/Donlon Books.

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Published on the occasion of e industrial, Jean-Michel Wicker at Cubitt, London, 29 August – 28 September 2014.

Author: Jean-Michel Wicker, Fatima Hellberg
Co-Publisher: Donlon Books
Language: English
Pages: 108
Size: 17.5 x 10.7 cm
Weight: 100 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-2-940524-17-4
Date of publishing: Sep 28, 2014
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A School for Design Fiction Workbook. James Langdon (Ed.). Motto Books.

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This book compiles research produced at five ‘A School for Design Fiction’ workshops at London College of Communication (London), Fahrenheit 39 (Ravenna, IT), Konstfack (Stockholm), Registration School (London) and Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), with contributions from Peter Nencini, Francesco Pedraglio, Samara Scott and Batia Suter.

Author: James Langdon (Ed.)
Language: English
Pages: 16
Size: –
Weight: 200 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524266
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Ronald Jones. Jason Dodge (Ed.). Motto Books / Grazer Kunstverein.

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Book published on the occasion of the exhibition Ronald Jones: 1987-1992, at the Grazer Kunstverein, 27 September-23 November 2014, curated by Jason Dodge and Krist Gruijthuijsen.

Author: Ronald Jones
Contributors: Ronald Jones, Peter Halley, Angie Keefer
Co-Publisher: Grazer Kunstverein
Language: English
Pages: 40
Size: 22.5 x 32 cm
Weight: 240 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-2-940524-27-3
Date of publishing: August 2014
Edition: 750 copies
13€
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biographical landscapes of new zagreb. Claudia Bosse (Ed.) Cheap Method Edition – Motto Books & theatercombinat.

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New Zagreb. The Museum of Contemporary Art (MSU), its space, collection and environment, and the unique concept of its urbanism were the starting points of the artistic research project called Biographical landscapes of New Zagreb by Claudia Bosse, and was conceived through field research, including the analysis of actual experiences of urbanism in New Zagreb based on the memories and lifestyles of its inhabitants.

Author: Claudia Bosse (Ed.)
Co-Publisher: Cheap Method Edition: Motto Books & theatercombinat
Language: English
Pages: 234
Size: 16.5 x 23 cm
Weight: 320 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: –
Date of publishing: September 2014
12€
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GIORGIO (inside) HANA IKEBANA (outside) Isabell Heimerdinger. Motto Books.

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Author: Isabell Heimerdinger
Language: –
Pages: 20
Size: 19.1 x 25.3 cm
Weight: 65 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-2-940524-23-5
Date of publishing: 2014
8€
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During the Exhibition, the Studio Will Be Close. Lorenzo Benedetti & Caroline Dumalin (Eds.). WIELS / Motto Books.

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During the Exhibition, the Studio Will Be Close is published on the occasion of the eponymous group exhibition organised by WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (14 June – 17 August 2014) in collaboration with Motto Books.
The trilingual exhibition publication is composed of nine chapters in one volume. The introductory chapter features an essay by curator Lorenzo Benedetti, whose point of departure is the fine line and particular interaction between production and presentation at the art centre. What lies in between the physical proximity of the working studios and exhibition spaces turns out to be more than just a symbolic separation. Eight former artists-in-residence at WIELS were invited to design their own book space that consists of each 16 pages, in relation to their contributions to the dialogue of the show.

Author: Lorenzo Benedetti, Caroline Dumalin (Eds.)
Contributors: Lorenzo Benedetti, Melissa Gordon, Lina Viste Grønli, Rob Johannesma, Aukje Koks, G. Küng, Cathérine Lommée, Emmanuelle Quertain, Grace Schwindt
Editors: Lorenzo Benedetti & Caroline Dumalin
Co-Publishers: WIELS
Design: Joris Kritis
Language: English, French, Dutch
Pages: 160
Size: 17,5 x 24 cm
Weight: 300 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-9-078937-24-1
Date of publishing: 2014
10€
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Of Democracy / De la Démocratie. Henri Chopin. Motto Books.

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Of Democracy / De la Démocratie by Henri Chopin
© 1984 Henri Chopin ‘Enluminure’, Fondazione Morra, Naples

Author: Henri Chopin
Co-Publisher: Supportico Lopez
Language: English / French
Pages: 26
Size: 21 x 29.5 cm
Weight: 200 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524211
Date of publishing: June 2014
Edition: 1000 copies
10€
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UO. Michael Dean. Motto Books.

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Author: Michael Dean
Each original paperback is different
10 color plates, 1 thermo printed index
Co-Publisher: Supportico Lopez
Language: –
Pages: variable
Size: variable
Weight: 550 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524228
Edition of 500
20€
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zweikommasieben #9. Präsens Editionen / Motto Books.

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New bilingual edition (English / German)
Featuring Andy Stott, The Haxan Cloak, Truss & Tessela, Cyclobe, Helena Hauff, Ensemble Economique & AUN, Terranova, Call Super, Vatican Shadow.

Author: Patrick Alexander, Guy Schwegler, Ezgi Polat (eds.)
Co-Publisher: Präsens Editionen
Language: English / German
Pages: 108
Size: 29 x 20 cm
Weight: 350 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: –
Date of publishing: June 2014
12€
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Szondi/Eden. Olaf Nicolai. Motto Books.

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Published on the occasion of the 8th Berlin Biennale.
Silkscreen in black and silver
Author: Olaf Nicolai
Language: english/german
Pages: –
Size: 30 x 30 cm
Weight: 800 g
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: –
Special Edition of 300
45€
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L’Année Dernière. baukuh, YellowOffice, Stefano Graziani. Motto Books.

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This booklet describes our entry for the competition to design the public spaces surrounding the Humboldt-Forum in Berlin. The competition was launched by the Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt.
The jury met on 14 and 15 January 2013 and selected the proposal by bbz landscape architects, Berlin. The results of the competition can be seen at: http://www.competitionline.com/de/wettbewerbe/118962
A short film by Enrico Maisto documented the realization of our model at Palazzo Reale in Milan.
The film is available at: https://vimeo.com/69736179
Includes a text by Ido Avissar.

Author: baukuh, YellowOffice, Stefano Graziani
Language: English / German
Pages: –
Size: 24 x 32 cm
Weight: 80 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-2-940524-19-8
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Film as a Form of Writing. Quinn Latimer talks to Akram Zaatari. Wiels & Motto Books

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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.’

Author: Quinn Latimer, Akram Zaatari
Edited by: Dirk Snauwaert and Caroline Dumalin
Texts: Dirk Snauwaert, Quinn Latimer and Akram Zaatari
Design: Joris Kritis
Co-Publisher: WIELS
Language: english/french/dutch
Pages: 72
Size: 17 x 22 cm
Weight: 400 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-9-078937-22-7
15€
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of course blue affects my way of shitting. Petrit Halilaj. Chert, Motto Books

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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.

Author: Petrit Halilaj
Translations: Clément Rognant.
Photographic reproductions: Dario Lasagni.
Design: Till Gathmann with Benedikt Reichenbach
Co-Publisher: Chert
Language: English
Pages: –
Size: 25 x 15 cm
Weight: 500 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524181
15€
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Listen. Alex Turgeon. Motto Books.

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Author: Alex Turgeon
Language: English
Pages: 36
Size: –
Weight: 95 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: –
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Il pleut by Guillaume Apollinaire. Natalie Czech. Motto Books.

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For the series “Il pleut by Guillaume Apollinaire” Natalie Czech invited eight writers – Vanessa Desclaux, Mara Genschel, April Elizabeth Lamm, Ashkan Sepahvand, Oliver Tepel, Jacques Roubaud, Amilcar Packer, and Vincenzo Latronico – to each write a text that contains the same calligram by the French poet, Guillaume Apollinaire (1880 – 1918). Each text is written in the mother tongue of each author (French, German, English, Galicien, Italian). The texts were precisely composed around the calligram, so as to embed it in their very fabric, and thus dissolve its iconicity. Natalie Czech presents these texts as photographs of book pages and re-presents the calligram by marking its component words in the photographs with acrylic paint.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition L’image dans le tapis aux Atelier des Arques, Les Arques, France.

Author: Natalie Czech
Language: French / English / German / Portugese / Italian
Pages: 16
Size: 15.7 x 24.9 cm
Weight: 70 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-2-940524-20-4
Date of publishing: April 2014
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Permafo 1970-1981. Wroclaw Contemporary Museum / Motto Books.

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First published in Polish in 2012 on the occasion of the exhibition Where is PERMAFO? at Wroclaw Contemporary Museum (30 November 2012- 4 February 2013)

Author: Wroclaw Contemporary Museum
Co-publisher: Wroclaw Contemporary Museum
Language: English
Pages: 456
Size: 30.5 x 22.5 x 3.5 cm
Weight: 2.0000 kg
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9788363350093
Date of publishing: Nov 25 2013
29.80€
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Pages Deux. Julien J. Bismuth. Motto Books.

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Publié à l’occasion de expositions Le signe singe au Centre d’art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson à Noisiel, France et L’image dans le tapis aux Ateliers des Arques, les Arques, France.

Author: Julien J. Bismuth
Language: French
Pages: 58
Size: 21.5 x 22.5 cm
Weight: 155 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-2-940524-15-0
Date of publishing: April 2014
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Cheap Method Edition – Struggling Bodies in Capitalist Societies (Democracies). Claudia Bosse (Ed.). theatercombinat / Motto Books.

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cheap method edition offers a collection of working material issues. the aim is to open up specific methodologies, which are the basis for the creation of performative work. It is not about documentation, it is about starting a discourse on performative praxis, about the approaches, the material, the historical and political contexts and transportation, as well as the (artistic) decisions, the specific knowledge and experiences which are resembled in different working processes. cheap method edition will publish examples to create a discourse on fading performative works. cheap method edition combines artistic research with scientific and experiential knowledge, connects both in thematic issues to open up bigger contexts which can be re-used, re-worked and rediscussed and compared.
Cheap Method Edition – Struggling Bodies in Capitalist Societies (Democracies).

Author: Claudia Bosse (Ed.)
Co-Publisher: theatercombinat
Language: English
Pages: 94
Size: –
Weight: 150 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524136
Date of publishing: January 2014
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Language to Cover a Page. Kristen Mueller. Motto Books / & So.

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Working within a lineage which encompasses Joseph Kosuth’s Purloined (in which the author assembled a single novel from individual pages of different books), Tom Phillips’s A Humument (in which the author creates a new narrative by drawing on top of existing pages) and Ronald Johnson’s Radi Os (in which the author erases words from Dante to create a stirring new poem), Mueller has done more than simply “compose the holes.” With Language to Cover a Page, Mueller has carefully aligned excerpts from disparate books—with differing typefaces intact—into two evolving pages. These pages crescendo before our very eyes, a flipbook of accumulating meaning, where with the passing of every page the narrative becomes aware of its own developing presence. —Derek Beaulieu (excerpt from text insert accompanying the book)

Author: Kristen Mueller
Co-publisher: & So
Language: English
Pages: 316
Size: 23 x 16 cm
Weight: 522 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524099
Date of publishing: January 15, 2014
Edition: 800
22€
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Steven Warwick Interiors. Steven Warwick. Motto Books

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Steven Warwick Interiors is a new publication by Steven Warwick made as a visual aid to his recent Heatsick LP “RE-ENGINEERING”. Comic strips are repurposed, growth speculations and flows are altered and reoriented. Lifestyle signifiers are emptied and given laser treatment. Includes an anonymous fan review of the Déviation EP written on Ketamine.

Author: Steven Warwick
Language: English
Pages: 20
Size: 38 x 29 cm
Weight: 75 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940525143
Date of publishing: –
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An Anthology of Concrete Poetry (in braille). Rachel Simkover (Ed.). Motto Books.

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An Anthology of Concrete Poetry was first edited and published by Emmett Williams and Something Else Press in 1967.
In 2013, artist Rachel Simkover chose a selection of poems from the anthology to have transcribed into braille.

Contents:
Friedrich Achleitner, 1959
H.C. Artmann, 1954
Claus Bremer, 1964
Haroldo de Campos, 1958
Bob Cobbing, 1965
Bob Cobbing, 1966
Reinhard Döhl, 1966
Ian Hamilton Finlay, “The Horizon of Holland,” 1963
Ian Hamilton Finlay, 1964
Pierre Garnier, “Grains de Pollen,” 1962
Ilse and Pierre Garnier, 1965
Eugen Gomringer, 1954
Bohumila Grögerova and Josef Hiršal, “Iaska” (love), 1960- 62
José Lino Grünewald, 1959
José Lino Grünewald, 1959
Dom Sylvester Houédard, “for raoul hausmann”
Hansjörg Mayer, 1965
Franz Mon, 1966
Hans-Jørgen Nielsen, 1965
Hans-Jørgen Nielsen, 1965
Yüksel Pazarkaya, “the donkey cycle: 1”
Yüksel Pazarkaya, “the donkey cycle: 2”
Décio Pignatari, 1956
Décio Pignatari, 1957
Gerhard Rühm, 1954
Gerhard Rühm, 1954
Gerhard Rühm, 1955
Aram Saroyan, 1965-66
Adriano Spatola, 1966
Paul de Vree, 1966
Emmett Williams, 1954-55
Emmett Williams, 1965

Author: Rachel Simkover (Ed.)
Insert design: Till Gathmann
Language: Braille
Pages: –
Size: 26.5 x 26 cm
Weight: 450 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-2-940524-10-5
Edition of 300
40€
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Poisoned by men in need of some love. Petrit Halilaj. Motto Books, WIELS.

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Published on the occasion of the solo exhibition of Petrit Halilaj, Poisoned by men in need of some love, organised by WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (September 7, 2013-January 5, 2014), and curated by Elena Filipovic.
“Introduction: Museum of Natural History Pristina 1951-2001
The pages that follow reproduce almost the entire contents of the archives of the now-defunct Museum of Natural History, Pristina, as found by Petrit Halilaj in July 2013.”

Author: Petrit Halilaj
Co-Publisher: WIELS
Language: English
Pages: 180
Size: 11.1 x 19.1 cm
Weight: 260 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-2-940524-07-5
Edition: 1200
Special edition: 80 different images in an edition of 1+AP / unique full set edition of 80 images
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Off The Map. Kasper Andreasen. Off The Map. Kasper Andreasen.

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In this exhibition, Kasper Andreasen presents drawings and artists’ books that investigate acts of printing, writing, and collecting. At the entrance on Skalitzer Str. 68, an image of a large book spine shows layers of papers accumulated from over a period of two years. In Motto’s courtyard, a landscape of vitrine-decors spans across the rear wall. Upon close examination, these layered decors reveal many different types of ephemera. Displayed in the vitrines are serial repetitions of landscape sketch, fragments of handwriting, maps, drawings, as well as wrappers, receipts, and newspapers articles. The ephemera and traces shown in this publication are part of an ongoing transformation in the artist’s process. This publication accompanies the exhibition “Off the map” at Motto Berlin, which runs from September 18 – October 10, 2013.
The essay by Matthias Weichelt was written especially for this occasion.

Author: Kasper Andreasen
Translated by Caroline Rued-Engel
Printed by New Goff, Ghent.
Language: English-Deutsch
Pages:
Size: 30 × 21 cm
Weight: 120 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524082
Edition:800 / Special edition:30
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Pages. Julien J. Bismuth.

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Published on occasion of the exhibitions Le signe singe at the Centre d’art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson in Noisiel, France; and L’ image dans le tapis at les Ateliers, des Arques, France.

Author: Julien J. Bismuth
Designed by Jean-Pascal Flavien.
Language: English
Pages: –
Size: 21.5 x 22.5 cm
Weight: 155 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524112
Edition: 750
10€
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Furniture. Claudia Wieser.

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“This publication appears on the occasion of Claudia Wieser’s exhibition FURNITURE in KIOSK (6 October – 18 November 2012). The title refers directly at issues that lie at the very heart of Wieser’s work: what is the status of sculptures that were designed as objects? The artist’s body of work is built around this question and explores the boundaries between autonomous and applied art. FURNITURE brought together an ensemble of drawings, ceramic and wooden sculptures, and a spatial collage, instigating a dialogue between them and explicitly relating them to the architectural context of the exhibition space.” – Liene Aerts & Wim Waelput

Author: Claudia Wieser
Language: English
Pages: 32
Size: 19 x 25 cm
Weight: 150 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-2-940524-06-8
Date of publishing: July 2013
13€
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The Distance of a Day. David Horvitz.

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Published with Chert Gallery on the occasion of Art Basel 2013.

Author: David Horvitz
Interview: David Horvitz and David Senior.
Design: Maximage, with assistance of Julien Mercier
Typeface: Program
Co-publisher: Chert
Language: English
Pages: –
Size: 17 x 11
Weight: 60 g
Binding: –
ISBN: 978-2-940524-05-1
Date of publishing: June 2013
Edition: 1200
8€
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Über Peter Friedl. Dirk Snauwaert (Ed.)

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Vielgestaltig, heterogen und schwer zu fassen erscheint das künstlerische Werk von Peter Friedl (geb. 1960), einem der wichtigsten Künstler seiner Generation. Als konzeptuelle Akte und ästhetische Modelle sind seine Arbeiten beschrieben worden, die sich aus dem Fundus unterschiedlicher Formen, Genres und Denkfiguren bedienen. Wie kaum ein anderer Gegenwartskünstler lädt er dazu ein, den darin verborgenen und wirksamen Bezügen aus der Ideen- und Kulturgeschichte sowie ihren globalen Gegengeschichten, offenen Enden und Anschlüssen nachzuspüren. Die zehn hier erstmals auf Deutsch versammelten Essays sind zwischen 2001 und 2012 entstanden, vier davon eigens für diesen Reader. In ihren interdisziplinären Deutungen verorten die Autorinnen und Autoren Friedls Arbeit in der Kunst- und Mediengeschichte, in Literaturwissenschaft, politischer Theorie, Philosophie und kuratorischer Praxis.

Auteur: Dirk Snauwaert (Ed.)
Mit Essays von: Mieke Bal, Roger M. Buergel, Jean-François Chevrier, Norman M. Klein, Bartomeu Mari, Maria Muhle, Eva Schmidt, Marco Scotini, Dirk Snauwaert, Hilde Van Gelder, Leire Vergara
Co-publisher: WIELS, Headline Books
Language: German
Pages: 230
Size: –
Weight: 355 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524044
Date of publishing: March 2013
19.80€
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Un Trou Célèbre. Jérémie Gindre.

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Mêlant les vies du traumatisé cérébral Phineas Gage et du sociopate excentrique John Samuelson, Jérémie Gindre compose une novella épique pleine d’espoirs déçus, de colères injustifiées et de lubies maniaques, au beau milieu du désert de Mojave.
Résultat d’une résidence aux Centre Interfacultaire en Sciences Affectives et Centre Interfacultaire en Neurosciences de Genève, ce livre est le dixième ouvrage d’une bibliographie remarquablement hétéroclite.

Author: Jérémie Gindre
Language: French
Pages: 60
Size: 11 × 18 cm
Weight: 47 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524006
Date of publishing: April 2013
Edition: 400
5€
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Sara MacKillop. New Stationery Department 

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Author: Sara MacKillop
Language: –
Pages: –
Size: 30 x 21 cm
Weight: 160 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-2-940524-02-0
Date of publishing: March, 2013
Edition: 500
10€
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a cover to cover (uncover). Julien J. Bismuth.

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Author: Julien Bismuth
Edit: Sophie Kaplan
Design: Jean-Pascal Flavien
Published on the occasion of the exhibition of Julien Bismuth at CRAC Alsace in 2012.
Language: French / English
Pages: 70
Size: 24.6 x 34.2 cm
Weight: 450 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524013
Date of publishing: February 2013
Edition: 850 Edition: 850
24€
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2012: Ric Rac. Jérémie Gindre. Ric Rac. Jérémie Gindre.

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Published on occasion of the exhibition “Tintenfisch” at CNEAI= in Paris, 2012, Ric Rac – 3 Histoires. 3 Stories is a comic book adaptation of three artworks by Jérémie Gindre. In the real world, A Cavern is a series of eight drawings and two stones (29.7 x 42 cm, India ink on paper + 23 x 23 x 2cm, slate on engraved concrete 2010-2011), A Slip is a series of fourteen drawings (29.7 x 42 cm, India ink and pen on paper, 2012), Passwords Forgotten is a sculpture and two paintings (85 x 130 x 85 cm, slate on aerated concrete + 80 x 60 cm, India ink on canvas, 2010-2012). The author is grateful to Huckleberry Finn for A Cavern, to the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences for A Slip and to Edward Leedskalnin for Passwords Forgotten.

Author: Jérémie Gindre
Text translated from the French by John Tittensor
Co-publisher: Chert
Language: English / French
Pages: –
Size: 29.7 x 20.8 cm
Weight: 250 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: –
Date of publishing: July 2012
Edition: 300
10€
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Drinnen & Draussen.
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Catalogue published on the occasion of Drinnen & Draussen, 26 June – 26 August 2010, at Chert, Berlin.
A group exhibition with Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Lucy Coggle, Jérémie Gindre, Petrit Halilaj, Karin Hueber, Hannah James, Heike Kabisch, Valerie Krause, Roseline Rannoch, Heiko Räpple, Vanessa Safavi, Carla Scott Fullerton, John Spiteri and Philippe van Wolputte.
The show invites 14 artists from various countries including Germany, Australia, Belgium, Switzerland, Great Britain, Mexico and Kosovo. The different works are situated both inside the gallery space and outside of it, using part of the courtyard where Chert and Motto are located. In this way, the attention is moving between the ideas of precariousness and delicacy, creating a different approach to the public in respect of the artwork, focusing on the differences between atraditional gallery context and an extemporaneous placement.

Author: Jennifer Chert (ed.)
Co-publisher: Chert
Language: English
Pages: 56
Size: 14 x 20 cm
Weight: 75 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: –
Date of publishing: 2010
Edition: 200
15€
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гоша рубчинский. Gosha Rubchinskiy. гоша рубчинский. Gosha Rubchinskiy.

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Photo zine published on occasion of Gosha Rubchinskiy’s exhibition at the 032c Workshop July 5th 2010 – August 21th 2010.

Author: Gosha Rubchinskiy
Co-Publisher: Aglec, 032c
Language: English
Pages: 36
Size: 13 x 18 cm
Weight: 200 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: –
Date of publishing: 2010
Edition: 300
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Unter Dem Motto 2010. Unter Dem Motto 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 was published on the occasion of the Unter dem Motto 2010 art book fair, second edition, 3-5 September 2010.

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Pages: 20 postcards
Size: 15.5 x 11.5 cm
Weight: 119 g
Binding: Box
ISBN: –
Date of publishing: 2010
Edition: 1000
10€
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