Brian Kennon at Motto. 06.06 – 31.07.2017

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Untitled A2. Mitchell Thar.

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, Wholesale on July 6th, 2017
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Untitled A2 is a publication that documents the project of the same title, Untitled A2, from 2013-2016.
Four blank scans of A4 stationary paper are tiled as one A2 graphic and act as the stable base for various experiments with (primarily) offset printing. The publication features individual works, works in series, installations, and drawings. As an offset printed object itself, the publication stands as a full loop of the project, but also as a document that is designed as an exhibition.A project by Mitchell Thar, book design and editing by Ott Metusala, with an essay by Andrew Christopher Green.

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This is the Same Ocean #6. Samuel Davison (Ed).

Posted in distribution, magazines, photography, Wholesale on July 5th, 2017
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Now in its sixth year, This is the Same Ocean returns to present new work from some of the world’s most intriguing contemporary photographers. Featuring a cover image by Foam Talent Heikki Kaski, issue 6 features the work of Tine Bek, Shannon May Powell, Lola Paprocka and Victoria Zschommler, alongside Kaski and editor Samuel J Davison.

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BRACES, LEVERS, FETISHES & TALISMANS. Michael Marriott. Side Issues

Posted in art, Artist Book, design, graphic design on July 4th, 2017
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This publication contains pictures of eighty-four different hand tools from the collection of Michael Marriott. It celebrates the objects both for their function and for their inherent beauty in repose. Accompanying the objects is an essay by Neil Cummings entitled “Look at me, Look at me, Look at me”, which was originally published in Architectural Design magazine in 2002. It explores Reyner Banham’s notion of the “furniturisation” of everyday objects, and questions why previously unselfconscious domestic artifacts are now promoted as great design.
edited by
Philippe Desarzens

Tools collection and pictures by

Michael Marriott
Text by Neil Cummings
Back cover text by Duncan Riches
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Word or two. Ren Hang. BHKM

Posted in poetry on July 3rd, 2017
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written by Ren Hang
translated by Ho King Man
and Casey Robbins
published by BHKM
first edition of 500
printed in Hong Kong
2017

 

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Strappato. Michael Rampa. Micronaut

Posted in art, exhibition catalogue, painting on July 3rd, 2017
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Strappato is published on the occasion of the exhibition « Blind approximate » at Château de Gruyères.

It combines works of Michael Rampa (born in 1977 in Château-d’Oex, lives and works in Lausanne). Using precise protocols, the book tries to deconstruct and reconfigure the specifications and the original materials in Rampa’s paintings.

Graphic Design: Jeremy Schorderet
Texts by Louis Bonard and Constant Bonard
Conversation of Michael Rampa with Julien Gremaud

 

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Typoésie. Jérôme Peignot. Imprimerie Nationale

Posted in art, graphic design, poetry on July 1st, 2017
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This book was the last book publish with tradtionnal type setting by the Imprimerie National, printed on heavy paper.
Most of the work reproduced are printed in black, 2 colors (mainly black and red inks) or more as the Piet Zwart page printed in 3 colors (dark blue, red and yellow)

Jérôme Peignot is born in a family of typographer and type creator, his grand-father was the founder of was became Deberny-Peignot. This historical enterprise worked with Balzac and his father Charles had introduced photocomposition in France and directed the Editions des Arts et Métiers graphiques.

Jérôme Peignot is developping this poetry genre called Visual Poetry, Konkrete poetry or just “Typoésie” (Typoetry). What we called a game is the meeting of litterature with typographical art: searching the meaning of the world in the design of words.

This poetry appear with the help of various tools: from letters, to punctuation, numbers and notes, this anthology is divided into five parts: Typography, Visual poetry, figures, Painting, Music.

Typography: Zwart, Cassandra‘s Bifur, Lubalin, etc.

Visual poetry: Gomringer, Mon and Rühm (Germany). Pignatari and the Campos brothers (Brazil). Italian poets, British, Spanish and American enrich this pratice in a rebellious or advertising use. Peignot admits his fascination with work by Ockerse of Solt, Williams and Xisto

Poets: Dotremont Roubaud Crombie, etc.

Painters: Adam Dupuy, Falconet, Hains, Kolar and Melin, Duchamp, El Lissitzky, Magritte and Matisse.

Music: JS Bach, Gounod, Pobst, Ravel, Schoenberg, Webern.

Texts by Leiris, Cassandra, Guy Levis Mano, Raymond Gid, El Lissitzky, Pierre and Ilse Garnier, Excoffon, Dotremont … and Alexandre Sorel as regards music.

 

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War Games. Diego Perrone. Humboldt Books.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, Wholesale on June 29th, 2017
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Conceived on the occasion of the first edition of the project “Davanti al Mare” directed by Vittorio Dapelo for the Amixi di Villa Croce – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea of Genoa, War Games is an artist’s book by Diego Perrone, edited by Francesco Garutti. Imagined as a book-cum-artwork and as such an integral part of the installation of Perrone’s work in Villa del Principe, the Palazzo of Andrea Doria in Genoa, War Games is a photographic collection of painstaking details and fragments. The tapestries of the battle of Lepanto housed in the Villa del Principe, the hands, the features of the miniature craftsmanship of a selected group of Ligurian artisans and details of the sculpture in glass paste by Diego Perrone are mixed together without a specific order so as to make up an almost cinematographic sequence. In the short essay by Francesco Garutti, a simple and indirect game of reflections take shape: the naval games of the historian and science-fiction author Fletcher Pratt, the ambiguous inclined planes of the visionary architect Bel Geddes, the warp and weft of the tapestries of Villa del Principe, the hands and the construction techniques of those Ligurian masters all dialogue here with Perrone’s work by virtue of their inhabiting ‘another’ time.

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You Just Have to Experience It / James Voorhies @ Motto Berlin 04.07.2017

Posted in art, curating, curatorial studies, events, James Voorhies, Motto Berlin event, Uncategorized on June 28th, 2017

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You Just Have to Experience It
Tuesday 4th July 2017
From 7pm
Motto Berlin

You Just Have to Experience It is a publication and event. It combines citations culled from the book Beyond Objecthood: The Exhibition as a Critical Form since 1968 to trace a history of the changing role of the spectator in art and exhibitions from Minimalism to Relational Art, and New Institutionalism to the present.

Produced on the occasion of the launch of Beyond Objecthood, this public talk in the shape of a performance reading presents a brief history of the exhibition as a critical form from the 1960s to the present, a form that inherently solicits spectators into temporal and spatial experiences and situations as indispensable components of the work.

The title refers to a statement by the American artist Tony Smith who recounts in a 1966 Artforum interview a ride on the newly minted New Jersey Turnpike, recalling a transformative nighttime experience of moving through space and time on the unmarked highway. This experience caused him to question the viability of art to represent something like that. You Just Have to Experience It uses this moment as a point of departure to explore how the criticality once posed by figures like Smith who solicited spectators into durational experiences in their work faces many challenges, not least of which is competing with the institutions that give it voice in an era when the differences between art and entertainment increasingly blur.

James Voorhies is a curator and art historian of modern and contemporary art, as well as Dean of Fine Arts and Associate Professor at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Bureau for Open Culture is a curatorial practice that inhabits and connects with institutions, designers and publishers to realise projects with artists and writers. The projects forge intersections among art, design, education, and consumer culture to rethink how institutions address and engage spectators.

Beyond Objecthood: The Exhibition as a Critical Form since 1968

Bas Jan Ader: Discovery File 143/76. Marion van Wijk and Koos Dalstra (Eds). New Documents.

Posted in art, books, distribution on June 27th, 2017
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In 1976, Bas Jan Ader’s boat, the Ocean Wave, was found unmanned and partially submerged 150 miles off the coast of Ireland by a Spanish fishing vessel. The Dutch artist’s boat was taken to La Coruña for investigation. Days later, the boat was stolen and the cult of Ader, whose body was never recovered, was truly cemented. In this volume, artists Marion van Wijk and Koos Dalstra, compile ten years of research into this unsolved mystery. The Spanish police report documenting the theft is reproduced in facsimile alongside a translation into English, many pages of additional documentation, and the transcriptions of interviews produced during the editors’ investigations.

The report itself begins on April 27, 1976 and ends on February 1, 1977 and documents history of the Ocean Wave from the discovery of the vessel to the closure of the case. This book is an expanded version of the earlier edition by Veenman Publishers. It includes interviews with Mary Sue Anderson, Don Couto, Charles Esche, and Luis Ramos.

Edited by Marion van Wijk and Koos Dalstra

First Edition (2017)

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