,you asshole. Alina Lupu.

Posted in art, Artist Book, Theory, Wholesale, writing on August 1st, 2016
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“An intelligent and literarily written account of ‘the art of assholedom’, shining light on all-encompassing and ruthless art as/is life as represented in the acts of Kippenberger, Lee Lozano, Andy Warhol.”
- the northern committee

“Truly unapologetic assholery of which (and because) the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ remain hard to grasp – leaving those who try with nothing but a blank stare: why accelerate on a dead end street? Is there a way out – a secret, or a lie? But told by the beholder it still remains a bitter fairytale.”
- substantial times

“So there is a moral after all, despite the critique of art world mechanism that is convoluted and captivating with a discernible joy for provocation.”
- amsterdam tribune

“A voice that we can’t help but think is yet too cautious to actually touch upon the unknown knowns.”
- the moral observer book review

 

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Gregor Mobius. DNA Semantics. Visual Representation of DNA and RNA Lecture @ Motto Berlin on 09.08.2016 @ 7:30 PM

Posted in Motto Berlin event, science on August 1st, 2016
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Gregor Mobius. DNA Semantics. Visual Representation of DNA and RNA Lecture @ Motto Berlin on 09.08.2016 @ 7:30 PM

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This lecture is about an interpretation of DNA/RNA as visual structures with specific formal properties and relationships. Instead of the existing alphabet representation U, C, A, G and T, all the bases are expressed as five discrete values of the gray-scale:  T=white, G= light gray, A= gray, C= dark gray and U= black. Arranged in 3 x 4 matrices DNA strands as linear structures consisting of alphabet letters are converted into 2-D images with distinct visual properties. In this representation we could learn more about DNA/RNA, not only as biological (functional) structures but also as a specific language that can be expressed visually.

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Gregor Mobius is a theoretician of languages that are expressed visually. His early work was in the field of Graph Theory developing an algorithm for visual representation of all planar and regular graphs. As a Fulbright scholar he received master of Science in Visual Studies at MIT with the paper “Discrete Visual Structure – Elements of Visual Grammar” (1984). A few years later, based on his thesis paper, Mobius proposed a specific representation of DNA and RNA that converts linear alphabet DNA structure into a 2D image. This work was presented to the public at the exhibition Gene(sis) that traveled through some West Coast universities: Washington University(2002), University of California, Berkeley (2003) and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (2004). It is now for the first time presented in a comprehensive way in the book “DNA Semantics”.

Dreams First. Erik Steinbrecher. Exhibition @ Motto Berlin from July 13th to August 25th.

Posted in art, exhibitions, Motto Berlin event on July 26th, 2016
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Dreams First

During years Erik Steinbrecher sorted out daily dirt, leftovers and all kinds
of wrappings. The design of this artist book is based on photographes
of made layouts of waste, moody notes, scribbelings and liquid stains.

For this new episode the artist has decorated Motto’s vitrines in an instant and enjoyable way.

From July 13th to August 25th at Motto Berlin

 

New Dirty Enterprises @ Motto Berlin. 29.07.2016

Posted in events on July 25th, 2016

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New Dirty Enterprises:The First Annual Report
Record Release Party @ Motto Berlin. 29.07.2016
6-10pm

Jerszy Seymour with Travis Broussard, Olivier Lellouche, Victor Delestre, Kerwin Rolland,
Yanik Balzer, David Kaltenbach and Veronika Bjarsch
featuring Hot Tub Jazz Allstars DJ crew
of Egon Elliut and Steffen Sennert
and a Birthday Cake for Resi

Syria, A Travel Guide to Disappearance. Giovanna Silva. Mousse Publishing.

Posted in Artist Book, politics, travel on July 19th, 2016
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Texts by Pier Paolo Tamburelli, Noura Al Sayeh
Taken at the height of the Assad days, the images of the photographer Giovanna Silva overlap in this publication with Syrian tourist guides’ images and texts, creating a net of intended and unintended relationships and time interconnections. As Pier Paolo Tamburelli writes in his essay, “Silva’s photo speak of time that is twice lost. […] When I look at them, I can smell that apparently eternal condition of no-change in Syria before 2011. I recognize the omnipresent, idiotic smile of Bashar – at the time still considered the gentle son of Hafez al-Assad (the ophthalmologist who lived in London and did not really wanted to leave to become a dictator and who finally had to substitute the nasty brother probably killed by Mossad). Now that the civil war has erased everything that belonged to that Syria, now that everything changed, I have the impression that that world is way more lost than many other episodes of the past. Both for Syrians and for foreigners the memories of the civil war will occupy all the space that could have been dedicated to these last twenty years of Syrian history. […] Not only are those moments gone, but they will not be remembered. The boredom of that period entirely disappeared in the cruel excitement of the war. The pictures are a strange homage to a lost world”.

 

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2NCBOOKS/MottoBooks @ SFABF, July 22-24 2016. San Francisco

Posted in events on July 19th, 2016
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2NCBOOKS and Motto Books at San Francisco Art Book Fair, July 22-24 2016

San Francisco Art Book Fair
1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco CA 94107

Saturday, July 23rd: 11am – 6pm Sunday, July 24th: 11am – 5pm

Preview on Friday, July 22nd: 6pm – 10pm

OnCurating @ Motto Berlin. 23.07.2016

Posted in events, magazines, Motto Berlin event on July 15th, 2016
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On Curating @ Motto Berlin. July 23rd from 7pm

OnCurating #31- Spheres of Estrangement: Art, Politics and Curating

With contributions from

Josephine Baker-Heaslip, Jonas Becker, Franco ‘Bifo’ Beradi, Benjamin T. Busch, Dan Bustillo, Lilian Cameron, Joey Cannizzaro, Carson Chan, Jeni Fulton, Ken Gonzales-Day, Matthew Hanson, Anke Hennig, Alistair Hudson, Alison Hugill, Suzana Milevska, Jared Pappas Kelley, Penny Rafferty, PUNK IS DADA, Claire Ruud, Jack Schneider, Adrian Shaw, Paul Stewart, Sam Thorne.
Editors: Jonas Becker, Benjamin T. Busch, Matthew Hanson, Penny Rafferty, Paul Stewart

Today’s estrangement is a fully incorporated component of the modern experience, a stimulant for ‘surplus alienation’. Therefore, this issue asks what artistic, architectural and curatorial approaches to estrangement offer current discourse in organisation, aesthetics and activism. The articles unpack estrangement for the political, social and cultural sprint of our time.

Publisher: Dorothee Richter
Co-Publisher: Michael BirchallRonald Kolb
Editors: Jonas Becker, Benjamin T. Busch, Matthew Hanson, Penny Rafferty, Paul Stewart
Proofreading: Stephanie Carwin
Graphic Design: Ronald Kolb, Biotop 3000

 

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SALE @ Motto Berlin 13-20.07. 2016

Posted in Motto Berlin store on July 12th, 2016

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MOTTO SALE

Back issues, samples, display copies up to 70% discount on selected titles
First come first served.

–> 4478Zine, Kaleidoscope, Cura, Onomatopee, Motto Books, Mousse, WIELS, Spector Books, Harvard Design Magazine, Popup Press, Akaaka, Edition Nord, San Rocco, Aperture, Foam, and many more

Display arranged by Rakete.co

Adding stock daily until 20.07.2016

Dreams First. Erik Steinbrecher @ Motto Berlin 13.07.2016

Posted in events on July 11th, 2016
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Wednesday July 13th, from 7pm @ Motto Berlin

Dreams First

During years Erik Steinbrecher sorted out daily dirt, leftovers and all kinds
of wrappings. The design of this artist book is based on photographes
of made layouts of waste, moody notes, scribbelings and liquid stains.

For this new episode the artist will decorate Motto’s vitrines in an instant and enjoyable way.

Recent Titles:
YOU AND ME AND EVERYBODY
SUNKA BUCH

Dreams First
Erik Steinbrecher
Motto Books
12€
Free beer and cigarettes for any purchase.

Sedimentality. Linn Pedersen. Lord Jim Publishing.

Posted in distribution, photography on July 9th, 2016
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Sedimentality by Linn Pedersen
Design by Ole Martin Lund Bø/ Essay by Sigurd Tenningen
172 pages/ 500 copies
Lord Jim Publishing/ 2015
25€
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