The Serial Universe by Alexandra Leykauf. MOREpublishers @ Motto Berlin (extended to 07.02.15)

Posted in art, events, exhibitions on January 16th, 2015
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The Serial Universe by Alexandra Leykauf
on invitation by MOREpublishers at MOTTO Berlin

Exhibition extended until 07.02.2015

http://www.alexandraleykauf.com/
http://www.morepublishers.be/

(an edition published by MOREpublishers will be soon released on the occasion of the show)

Martin Kippenberger . »Du kommst auch noch in Mode« – Plakate von Martin Kippenberger . Steidl

Posted in art, Artist Book, exhibition catalogue, exhibitions, Motto Berlin store, poster on January 8th, 2015

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The posters created by Martin Kippenberger (1953-1997) for his own exhibitions represent a core aspect of his multimedia output and artistic vision. The show You too will eventually come into fashion – Posters by Martin Kippenberger therefore reveals an essential slice of Kippenberger’s characteristic, often wildly absurd sense of humor.

The exhibition marks the Museum Folkwang´s acquisition of a comprehensive collection of posters by Martin Kippenberger in 2013 which substantially enhances the existing group of works by the artist held at the museum.

A catalogue is due for release to accompany the show, available from Edition Folkwang/Steidl.

Edited by Museum Folkwang
128 Pages
Paperback / softback
20.5 x 26.5 cm
German
ISBN 978-3-86930-923-1
€ 20.00

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Yes, But is it Edible? Will Holder reads Robert Ashley in Paris. 11.01.2014

Posted in events on January 7th, 2015

Yes, But Is It Edible

♬ Book Launch and reading ♪
Sunday 11th January, 7pm @ Fondation Galeries Lafayette temporary space, Paris

Yes, But is it Edible?
The music of Robert Ashley, for two or more voices

edited by Will Holder and Alex Waterman (published by New Documents, 2014)
A Last Futile Stab At Fun by Robert Ashley, a reading by Will Holder

In anticipation of the Library of Libraries, a project curated by castillo/corrales to open at the Fondation Galeries Lafayette in 2016, castillo/corrales is organizing The Library is a Living Organism at Fondation Galeries Lafayette temporary space : 46 rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris, free entry

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Verlag Lutz Wohlrab at MOTTO Berlin. 10.01.2015

Posted in books, Chert, events, Motto Berlin event, Motto Berlin store on January 5th, 2015

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Verlag Lutz Wohlrab at MOTTO Berlin. 10.01.2015
from 6pm

Despite being illegal in the DDR when formed, Lutz Wohlrab have been publishing titles since the mid-1980s. In 2009, the release of the Robert Rehfeldt book was a significant point for the publishing house. Considered the most important German Mail Aritst, Robert Rehfeldt was central in connecting the East and the West from his East Berlin home. The book celebrates his life and work up to his death in 1993. Along with books, Lutz Wohlrab publish editions and films that focus on Mail Artists, including Oskar Manigk, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, HR Fricker, Klaus Staeck, Martin Berhardt, Endre Tót, John Held Jr., Carl Chew and many others. Of particular note is the 2012 edition celebrating 50 Years of Mail Art.

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Lutz Wohlrab ist seit Mitte der 1980er Jahre verlegerisch tätig, damals noch illegal in der DDR. Mit dem Buch über Robert Rehfeldt von 2009 intensivierte er diese Arbeit. Robert Rehfeldt erhob den Briefverkehr zur Kunst und war Schaltstelle zwischen Künstlern in Ost und West. Von Ost-Berlin aus wurde er der wichtigste deutsche Mail Artist. Das Buch würdigt Leben und Werk des 1993 Verstorbenen. Lutz Wohlrab gibt neben Büchern auch Editionen und Filme heraus, die sich auf Künstler der Mail Art konzentrieren. Dazu gehören Oskar Manigk, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, H.R. Fricker, Klaus Staeck, Martin Bernhardt, Endre Tót, John Held jr., Carl Chew und viele andere. Besonders hervorzuheben ist das Assembling zum Jubiläum “50 Years of Correspondence/Mail Art” von 2012.

10.01.2015 at 7pm at MOTTO Berlin in conjunction with the openings of HOME ARCHIVES: Paulo Bruscky & Robert Rehfeldt’s Mail Art Exchanges from East Berlin to South America and SIGNS FICTION, Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt at Chert Gallery.

Shinro Ohtake: Okusoku – Velocity of Memory

Posted in Uncategorized on December 31st, 2014

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This catalogue covers the exhibition “Shinro Ohtake: Okusoku – Velocity of Memory” and contains seven illustrated booklets reflecting the exhibition composed of seven sections, one booklet of text information, one poster of his works in Setouchi, one booklet of the installation view and one DVD of his video work, all put into a needle felted bag with the cloth tag on which the title is printed.

Content:
- Booklet of text information: B5, vertical / 16p in black and white / adhesive binding
- Illustrated booklet 1: Distant Views of Memories: smaller than A5, modified, vertical / 16p in color + 6p in black and white / side stitching
- Illustrated booklet 2: Afterimages – Inner Exposures: A5, modified, vertical / 24p in color + 4p in black and white / saddle stitching
- Illustrated booklet 3: Africa – Reverberating Memories: smaller than A5, modified, vertical / 40p in color + 6p in black and white / saddle stitching
- Illustrated booklet 4: Japanese Views – Scenes From Inside And Outside: smaller than A5, modified, vertical / 32p in color + 6p in black and white / saddle stitching
- Illustrated booklet 5: Paste – Things That Are Already There And Layers of Memories: smaller than B5, modified, vertical / 32p in color + 6p in black and white / saddle stitching
- Illustrated booklet 6: Handmade books – Body and Books: smaller than B5, modified, horizontal / 20p in color + 10p in black and white / adhesive binding
- Illustrated booklet 7: Sketchbooks – Everyday Landscapes: smaller than A5, modified, horizontal / 36p in color + 10p in black and white / adhesive binding
- Poster: Works in Setouchi, 1994-2013 / B4 / in special color / 2p / half fold
- Booklet of the installation view: B5, vertical / 16p in color + 2p in black and white / saddle stitching
- DVD: Uwajima, 2013 / DVD-video / all region / NTSC / 21min / in color / silent / printed and pressed in Taiwan

Shinro Ohtake: Okusoku – Velocity of Memory
Edition Nord
45€

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Provence Issue E FOUR SEASONS 2015

Posted in art, magazines, photography, poster on December 27th, 2014

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ISSUE E FOUR SEASONS 2015 incl. The PROVENCE Summer Reader: After Dark

ISSUE E FOUR SEASONS 2015
Photo:
Josephine Pryde, Bra III (ISOSCELES at Ahlbeck) from Knickers, Berlin, 2014.
Courtesy Temnikova & Kasela, Tallinn

Poster size: 93 cm x 69 cm

The PROVENCE Summer Reader: After Dark is the second publication of a series of books co-published by Paraguay Press and PROVENCE.

The PROVENCE Summer Reader: After Dark takes it starting point—its body—from the kind of supplementary pocket books that are attached to the summer issues of various empire lifestyle magazines. As the title suggests, this book is a reader that gathers different—not to say heterogenous—material, by authors from diverse—though mainly art-connected— backgrounds, taking over a format known for its slippery, shallow, and entertaining content. Writings, fictions, documents, and poems come along with a suite of illustrations by Siw Umsonst. For a brief moment, this book was going to be a part of PROVENCE’s (pen)ultimate Issue C dedi- cated to Criticism Now. And then … in or out. We recalled the moment in history (was it the mid or the late 90s?), when art magazines not only featured sec- tions with the best of the year, but also with the worst shows and artists of the year. It was Richard Pryor, according to Lane Relyea, who stated: “I never met any- body who said when they were a kid, I wanna grow up and be a critic.” Soon the title shifted to Dark Matter, which turned criticism to social relations, but it echoed other engagements and expectations. As writing eludes the purposes of criticism, and comes to favor stories, emotions, and open air over judg- ment and in-depth studies, it was eventually replaced by After Dark. After Dark is also a series of computer screensaver software introduced in 1989 by Berkeley Systems for the Apple Macintosh, and for Microsoft Windows in 1991. It is—or was—a means to avoid switching your computer off and to maintain its functionality while not at work, keeping the system running. With the invention of laptops sleep mode in the late 90s, which made turning devices off unnecessary, the then famous Aquatic Realm, Flying Toasters, and Slide Show screensavers vanished. Many of the contributions to this Summer Reader attempt to engage a problem of their own or perform their authors’ participation in the networked, social, and communicational spaces that are shared with cul- tural production at large. They bear witness to nights of labor turned into proletarian days—even though they were written for a book supposed to be read un- der the sun. Or (maybe) exactly because of that: who would dare to take a tablet or a laptop to the beach?

The PROVENCE
ISSUE E FOUR SEASONS 2015
15€

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zweikommasieben Magazin #10. Präsens Editionen / Motto Books.

Posted in distribution, magazines, Motto Books, music on December 22nd, 2014

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zweikommasieben #10 includes material with/on/by M.E.S.H., Lena Willikens, Vessel, Powell, Creme Organization’s DJ TLR, The KVB, Juju & Jordash, Torn Hawk, the Golden Pudel-crew (including Ralf Köster, Nika Son & f#x), Yør, Kontra-Musik’s Ulf Eriksson, and more.

zweikommasieben #10
12€
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zweikommasieben #10 launch @ HeK, Basel. 20.12.2014

Posted in events on December 20th, 2014

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zweikommasieben #10 is just out now, and it will be celebrated at Haus Für Elektronische Künste Basel with Klaus Legal and KOUDLAM on Saturday, December 20th 2014

zweikommasieben #10 includes material with/on/by M.E.S.H., Lena Willikens, Vessel, Powell, Creme Organization’s DJ TLR, The KVB, Juju & Jordash, Torn Hawk, the Golden Pudel-crew (including Ralf Köster, Nika Son & f#x), Yør, Kontra-Musik’s Ulf Eriksson, and more.

zweikommasieben #10
12€
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Julian Charrière: Future Fossil Spaces. Nicole Schweizer (Ed.). Mousse Publishing.

Posted in art, books, distribution on December 13th, 2014
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Julian Charrière: Future Fossil Spaces. Nicole Schweizer (Ed.). Mousse Publishing.

Nicole Schweizer, ed.
Texts by Amelia Barikin, Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, Nadim Julien Samman, Nicole Schweizer

Whether creating innovative topographies of his native country and adopted homeland using bacteria in constant evolution, or Babel-like towers that are gradually coated with organic motifs obtained through decomposition of samples taken from nine great rivers of the world, Julian Charrière studies the effect of time, its relationship with space and matter, and the various ways we perceive it. What he calls “the geology of History”
“Future Fossil Spaces”, the exhibition devised for the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne which is the occasion for this book, brings together works for which Julian Charrière traveled to Iceland, Kazakhstan, the Atacama Desert (Chile) and Argentina. The exhibition title evokes The Blue Fossil Entropic Stories, the result of an expedition carried out in 2013 in which the artist climbed an iceberg in the Arctic Ocean and attempted to melt the ice under his feet using a blowtorch for over eight hours. The fossils mentioned in the title do not refer to traces of animal or plant life found in rocks, but to the Latin etymology of the word, which translates literally as “obtained from digging”, the action of the artist consisting therefore in proposing, in the present of the exhibition space, works that are in dialectical tension between the two arrows of time, one pointing to the past and the other towards the future.

Language: English / French
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9788867491063

€ 25,00
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Simon Denny: New Management. Sophie von Olfers (Ed.). Mousse Publishing.

Posted in books, distribution on December 13th, 2014
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Simon Denny: New Management. Sophie von Olfers (Ed.). Mousse Publishing.

Texts by Matt Goerzen, Sam Grobart, Jinny Kim, Lee Kun-hee, Lee Won-bok

“New Management” refers to the legendary management philosophy that Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of the Samsung Group, infamously introduced in the early nineties. “The New Management” principle was first proclaimed in 1993 at a high-level executive meeting at the Kempinski Hotel Frankfurt Gravenbruch near Frankfurt am Main International Airport. Lee flew in his entire top management from around the world for a three-day conference, emphasizing the need to globalize and preparing his employees for a new philosophy of change he was going to introduce in order to turn Samsung into a global market leader in all its sectors. This seminal meeting became known within the company as the “Frankfurt Declaration.” In the introduction to the publication, Simon Denny writes: “In Portikus one sees a fantastic conglomeration of material that tries to monumentalize [Samsung’s] powerful cultural message; arranging imagined and remade objects around excerpts from Lee Kun-hee’s texts and Samsung’s history. I’ve tried to stay close to the context it describes: the global material language of corporate pride and presentation.” In commissioning two different English translations of New Management, a publication in Korean about the philosophy and history of Chairman Lee’s legacy, Denny investigates existing hierarchies. On the one hand, the material carries with it extremely specific cultural and economic meaning and value, and on the other, it forms a part of global culture and public information. The same goes for Samsung’s comic version of New Management and the inclusion of Sam Grobart’s article on Samsung that originally ran in Bloomberg Businessweek. Denny levels the role of the artist with those of the professional from a tech company, a journalist, an independent contractor hired through freelancer.com, and finally the viewer of the work.

Language: English
Pages: 368
Binding: Softcover

€ 38,00
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