Sandra Peters BOOK LAUNCH The Book as an Exhibition Space @ Motto Berlin. 27.07.2018

Posted in events on July 18th, 2018
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PER/TRANS Performing the Cube, Transforming the Cube Works by Sandra Peters. 1998–2017

EDITORS Sandra Peters, Abu Dhabi / Berlin
ESSAYS Michael Ned Holte, Fiona McGovern, Sandra Peters, Gregor Stemmrich
DESIGN Cyan, Berlin
DETAILS English, Hardcover, 30,7 x 24,6 cm, 208 pages, numerous color illustrations 
PUBLISHER Verlag für moderne Kunst, Vienna

The Book as an Exhibition Space 

Sandra Peters presents her recently released book PER/TRANS. Performing the Cube, Transforming the Cube: Works by Sandra Peters 1998–2007. This extensive monograph presents more than 20 complex work ensembles. For some pieces, which have not to date been presented to a larger public, this publication represents a premiere. This publication is the product of a so to speak artistic-curatorial process that has lasted a number of years. Its inception goes back to the year 2016, when the artist rented a 700 m² hall in Berlin, which she converted into a temporary display space. Working together with a technical team she had assembled personally, Peters then began to configure her installations in the space. In close collaboration with the photographer Jens Ziehe, the resulting arrangement was documented in high visual quality. This new publication, with its retrospective orientation, contains many of these work series, photographed in situ, along with additional materials, also previously unpublished. Sandra Peters will speak about the contents of her oeuvre, along with the genesis and production of the monograph.This book presentation becomes an occasion to discuss questions concerning the relationship between exhibition and book formats, and to speak in new way about private and public, about publicity and modes of presentation in relation to specific and general viewpoints.

Artist talk & Book launch

The book will be presented on Friday 27.07.2018, with a talk at 8PM:

Sandra Peters in conversation with Fiona McGovern and Eva Meyer-Hermann (In English)

 

 

Alpina Huus x Motto. 10.08-07.09.2018

Posted in events on July 16th, 2018
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Alpina Huus x Motto

10 August—7 September 2018

Adam Fearon, 10 August
Claude Eigan, 17 August
Tarik Hayward, 24 August
Nastasia Meyrat, 31 August

Exploring performance and domestic space
In August 2018, four artists are challenged to think the
outdoor exhibition space and the historical window
displays located in the courtyard of a bookstore in Berlin.
Over the course of a project exploring the performative
potential of their visual and sculptural practices, you are
invited to a weekly gathering, during which one of the
artists will unveil their contribution.

Motto
Skalitzer Str. 68
10997 Berlin

This project is curated by Elise Lammer and kindly supported by Pro
Helvetia the Swiss Arts Council, Motto and Domus Alpina.

Zweikommasieben #17. Remo Bitzi, Guy Schwegler, Marc Schwegler (eds.). Präsens Editionen & Motto Books

Posted in distribution, Motto Books on June 22nd, 2018
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In the 17th issue of zweikommasieben something that has been apparent from the beginning of the magazine—whose credo is to study the present—only seems increasingly true: in the supposed present, temporalities overlap and intersect. They burst out, reaching at once backwards and forwards.

The magazine features interviews with John Maus about the six years between the release of his last two albums, with Anna Sagström and Daniel Iinatti of Country Music discussing accelerationist force of globalization or with Alessandro Cortini on the private retrospective of 1970s Italy in Avanti. In those conversations the nature of time shows itself as enigmatic, fragmented and displaced.

On top, this issue features interviews with Anna Homler, Errorsmith, Further Reductions, Gabber Eleganza, Jasss, Ossia, Peter Rehberg and Renick Bell; conversations with Russell Haswell and between Christoph Fringeli, Simon Crab and Nigel Ayers; a portrait on Mmodemm; an essay by DeForrest Brown Jr.; columns on gender in dancehall (“Basslines”), authenticity of field recordings (“Track Down Fiction”), pictures from Georg Gatsas (“We Are Time”) as well as poetry with “Sound Texts”; and contributions by Angoisse, Ipek Gorung & Ceramic TL and Jay Glass Dubs.

In zweikommasieben #17, the nature of time also shows itself in the design—a design initially looking for an aesthetic of speed but ultimately as much a reflection of pausing as of deceleration and acceleration. And in this attempt to give form to time, there’s also the primordial-musical moment.

 

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HOW DO WE MAKE A WE booklaunch + Karl Holmqvist. 09.06.2018

Posted in events on June 1st, 2018

 

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HOW DO WE MAKE A WE
BOOK LAUNCH AND A PERFORMANCE BY KARL HOLMQVIST
09.06.2018

Please join us on Saturday June 9th from 7 till 9 PM at Motto Berlin for the book launch of How do We make a We, a publication that grew out of the Ratti Foundation’s XXIII CSAV artists’ research laboratory  Language and Sound as Sculpture held in Como, Italy, in the summer of 2017.

 

Designed by Claudia de la Torre and Gregorio Magnani in collaboration with the participants , the publication reflects on the experiences shared at the laboratory and on its overall theme. Through individual and collaborative contributions it investigates how sound, performance and language may become tools in the creation  of a ‘we’ that is both capable of agency and in a continuous process of dismantling itself and of an ‘I’ that is always at war with itself.

 

The XXIII CSAV was : Lorenzo Benedetti, Hannah Black, Isaac Contreras, Michael Dean, Claudia de la Torre, Kiah Endelman Music, Hugo Esquinca, Romain Grateau, Russel Haswell, Karl Holmqvist, Doris Hardeman, Marine Julie’, Annett Kottek, Youngjae Lih, Gregorio Magnani, Jan Moszumanski Kotwica, Annie Ratti, Natalia Rebelo, Sara Rodrigues, Alex Turgeon,Titus Wonsey and Giulia Zabarella

Performance by Karl Holmqvist 8 PM sharp.

Snacks and drinks .

How do We make a We is published by Compagnia with the kind support of Fondazione Antonio Ratti

Motto Skalitzer Str. 68, im Hinterhof
10997 Berlin
U1 Schlesisches Tor

A Letter to My Father and My Unborn Son. Aram Saroyan and Gailyn Saroyan. Rakish Light Press.

Posted in art, Artist Book, drawing, editions, illustration, Motto Berlin store, writing on May 22nd, 2018
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Edition of 125
numbered

What did the generation that came of age during the sixties do for an encore? Many of the answers seemed to have slipped below the media’s plumb line. A Letter to My Father and My Unborn Son, a journal by Aram Saroyan with art by Gailyn Saroyan, takes us to the American bicentennial year, 1976, as the young poet and artist await the arrival of their third child in Bolinas, a small coastal village in rural Northern California. Here is the day-to-day journey of a young family–at once intimate, surprising, and funny.

Printed in Los Angeles, California
2018

 

Language: English
Pages: 92
Size: 21.5 x 13.5 cm
Weight: 250 g
Binding: Softcover
Price: €138.00
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In Support of Books. Norma.

Posted in art, exhibition catalogue, Motto Berlin store, sculpture on May 22nd, 2018
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Printed on the occasion of the inaugural exhibition of the same name, 23 – 27 Feb, 2017 at the Printed Matter, Inc. Los Angeles Art Book Fair, on the site of the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

In Support of Books is an exhibition of contemporary Bookends from an international assembly of Product, Object and Industrial designers. The project seeks multiple outcomes: to survey a single typology of design object; to share the references of its exhibitors; and to begin a series of inquiries into the objects associated with the reading, display, and appreciation of books. In Support of Books is accompanied by a printed catalog of the same name with photographs by Brian Guido & Julia Stotz, and essays by artist Erik Benjamins and Laura Houseley of Modern Design Review.

Participants:
Ini Archibong / OTHR (Basel, CH / New York, US)
Bazazas (New York, US)
Besler & Sons (Los Angeles, US)
Book / Shop (Oakland, US)
Marco Kane Braunschweiler (Los Angeles, US)
Building Block (Los Angeles, US)
Chen Chen & Kai Williams (New York, US)
Daniel Emma / Field (Adelaide, AU / Washington, DC)
Henry Julier (New York, US)
Cecilie Manz / Muuto (Copenhagen, DK)
Michael Marriott / Hato (London, UK)
Norma (Los Angeles, US)
Ouli (Los Angeles, US)
Alex Reed (Los Angeles, US)
Klemens Schillinger / Hem (Vienna, AT / Stockholm, SE)
Studio EO (Stockholm, SE)
Brendan Timmins (New York, US)
Visibility / Matter Made (New York, US)
Waka Waka (Los Angeles, US)
Wintercheck Factory (New York, US)
Wrk-Shp (Los Angeles, US)
Kenyon Yeh / Good Thing (Taipei, TW / New York, US)

 

Edited & Published by Norma, Los Angeles

Good Hugging
by Erik Benjamins

The Bibliophile & the Bookend
by Laura Houseley

Photography
Brian Guido & Julia Stotz

Printing
Paper Chase Press

1st Edition, 250

Norma, Studio for Objects, Moveables, and Spaces
2017

 

Language: English
Pages: 68
Size: 22 x 28 cm
Weight: 310 g
Binding: Softcover
Price: €19.00
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Terremoto 11 – Curators On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Dorothée Dupuis (ed.). Terremoto, Motto Books.

Posted in Uncategorized on May 8th, 2018
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Terremoto 11

Curators On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Curadores al borde de un ataque de nervios

Dorothée Dupuis (ed.)
Terremoto, Motto Books

Language: Spanish / English
Pages: 104
Size: 22.5 x 33.5 cm
Weight: 428 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524730
Price: €10.00
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Specific Objects Without Specific Form. Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Koenig Books

Posted in Uncategorized on May 7th, 2018
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Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Specific Objects Without Specific Form documents the groundbreaking retrospective curated by Elena Filipovic with the artists Danh Vo, Carol Bove, and Tino Sehgal that traveled to Wiels Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels, Fondation Beyeler in Basel, and MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt in 2010 and 2011.

Author: Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Publisher: Koenig Books
Language: English
Pages: 662
Size: 18.4 x 27.9
Binding: Hardcover
Price: €70.00
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Mark Kuivanen Selected Works 2007-2017. Mark Kuivanen. Rooftop Press

Posted in Artist Book, Motto Berlin store on May 5th, 2018
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Selected Works 2007-2017 presents pixel based works by Mark Kuivanen made in a ten year time period. Elegantly printed with black Risograph ink on white paper, the subject matter of these works varies from planetary landscapes and surreal clip-art collages to abstractions and art historical references.

Edition of 100, hand numbered.

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The Recleaning of The Rietveld Pavilion. Alina Lupu.

Posted in Artist Book on May 4th, 2018
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– A performative re-enactment, or a wink and a nod to Job Koelewijn.

 

The book: Cleaning of the Rietveld Pavilion, dates back to 1992 and is available upon request in the Gerrit Rietveld Academie library in Amsterdam. The original action, a transitory one, took place on March of 1992, 25 or so odd years ago, and it consisted of a clean break with the past made by Dutch artist Job Koelewijn. He employed at the time his mother and three aunts: Cornelia, Jane, Greetje Koelewijn and Weimpje Koelewijn Vermeer, in the polishing, wiping and overall scrubbing of the small pavilion to the side of the Rietveld Academie.

The action can be seen as a tandem of images – the sobriety and functionality of the original Rietveld design, the cleanliness and beauty of the traditional Spakenburgian clothing the women are wearing while in the process of cleaning. A link to the artist’s past. It’s embodying and paying respect and doing that through a class of work, of maintenance and fighting entropy, which often goes unseen. It’s also critical in the most delicate of manners, juxtaposing the bodies of women with the embodiment of modernist architecture.

How can this work be reframed? Where can it come from, when one’s aunts and mother can’t perform the function? How did it stand up to scrutiny then, in the case of family, the womenfolk, performing it?

What was it a performance of?

What would it be a performance of today?

Printed at Printgarden Digitaaldruck Bv.

Action coordination, text and phtotos: Alina Lupu

Design: Till-Michael Hormann

 

Language: English
Size: 20 x 20 
Weight: 246 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN:-
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