The Best of Keren Cytter / The Worst of Keren Cytter. Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Posted in art, Artist Book, video on August 18th, 2015
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Published by Kunsthal Charlottenborg/Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Text by Naomi Beckwith, Jacob Fabricius

The Best of Keren Cytter/The Worst of Keren Cytter is the first comprehensive publication of the video screenplays written by Keren Cytter (born 1977). Cytter has been widely heralded for her video work, which challenges conventions of narrative cinema through its pared-down style, deliberately kitschy effects, knowing manipulation of familiar genres and fractured storylines. For her exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the artist invited the exhibition’s two curators, Jacob Fabricius and Naomi Beckwith, to read and categorize transcripts of the entire body of her video work. The curators then debated the merits of every screenplay, dividing them into the “best” or “worst” of Cytter’s work. This two-volume publication anthologizes all of Cytter’s screenplays and includes short essays by the two curators.

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BLACK & BLUE #4. R E V O L U T I O N. BLACK & BLUE

Posted in distribution, magazines on August 17th, 2015
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The latest BLACK & BLUE anthology, REVOLUTION, includes pieces from over 50 authors working internationally. It explores the theme of Revolution through partial-encounters and tangents: poems, storytelling and fragments, building into a conceptually disparate but unified collection of voices, turned manual for Revolution now.

A NEW ANTHOLOGY OF REVOLUTIONARY CREATIVE LITERATURE IN SEVEN PARTS: FATHERS| CHILDREN|FUCKERS|WOLVES LIBERTINES MONSTERS|THE DEAD|NO PLACES|PLANTS & FLOWERS.

REVOLUTION IS BLACK & BLUE’S 4TH PUBLICATION.
IT IS A POETIC MANUAL ON REVOLUTION FEATURING THE WORK OF OVER 50 AUTHORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

A CELEBRATION OF CONTEMPORARY CREATIVE WRITING, A CALL FOR SOCIAL CHANGE. REVOLUTION.

Contributors: Julius Kalamarz, The Bonnets of Bonnie Dundee, Tom O’Bedlam, Scherezade Siobhan, Dean Fee, Eduardo C. Corral, Joseph Briggs, Justin Sealey, Amy McCauley, Neil Clarkson – poem
Jasper Watkins, Craig Hellier, Molly Nilsson, Poppy Cockburn, Michael Naughten Shanks, Rudrapriya Rathore, Lucy Wainger, Brian Patten, Gosia Nowicka, Terry Jones, Jane Flett, Adrian Slatcher, Annette Lapointe, Charlotte Rowland, Peter Lockwood, Imogen Cassels, Jan Lete, Stephen Watt, Krishan Coupland, Yam Pikle, James Mullard, Andy Owen Cook, J. D. A. Winslow, Andreea Mateescu Jones, Ariel Dawn, Die Booth, Steve Komarnyckyj, Lillian Necakov, Antony Owen, Sean Burn, Toby Martinez de las Rivas, Manuel Forcano, Anna Lowe, Lara Popovic, Anna Pickles Harvey, Charles Bane Jr., Julia Tolo, Louis Jenkins, Ted Stenson, Paul Zits, Jodie Matthews, Beryl O’Connell, Greta Bellamacina, Robert Montgomery, John W. Stuart, Kevin Yuen Kit Lo, Kerry O’Connor, Lillian Wilkie

Edition of 1500

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Where To Now? In-store presentation @ Motto Berlin. 14.08.15

Posted in events, music on August 12th, 2015
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Where To Now? In-store presentation @ Motto Berlin. 14.08.15

Where To Now? label heads Matt Hendon and James Hines and Berlin based electronic artists, Moon Wheel, Jesse Osborne-Lanthier, and N.M.O join us in-store to play some records and celebrate the release of their respective releases on the label. WTN? alumni FDG - and KETEV, who are both preparing albums for the label will also be of attendance.

Where To Now? Stock available in store!

https://soundcloud.com/where-to-now-productions

Jesse Osborne-Lanthier is a conceptual electronic musician, sound/visual artist aiming to make material which engenders different cognitive responses than those engendered by established music, but which is all the while accessible through the modification of recognisable tools used in that very music. However, Jesse is not just an artist. He’s a refreshing phenomenon in the music world who constantly keeps surprising us with his dynamic, multifaceted productions and collaborations.”
—Sounds of a Tired City.

Moon Wheel’s cerebral, shape-shifting compositions are inspired by “nature, history, and wandering”, synthesizing electronic and organic sounds through dubby groove deconstructions, uncanny ghost-in-the-machine moods, and grey psychedelic hazes.”
—CTM

“N.M.O. are an exceptional, pan-European duo deploying SuperCollider software and stripped-down, roiling drums under the mantra, As Strict As Possible….they’ve coined a visceral, effectively unprecedented sound that’s hard to ignore. Like their radical, aerobic take on live performance (if u get a chance, go see ‘em!) these trax are a playful snub to convention, primed for adventurous DJs and dancers alike.”
—Boomkat

6pm – 9pm

Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68
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Berlin 10997

Refreshments will be served!

POV paper #3. Emmanuel Crivelli & David Berguglia. La Fête du Slip

Posted in distribution, lifestyle, magazines, men on August 12th, 2015
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Swiss-based quarterly mind fucking paper about gender and sexuality, linked to the sex-positive festival La Fête du Slip. Sexy photos, illustrations, erotic fiction, reviews of porn and interesting films, records to listen, dance and fuck to, a selection of sex-positive events, as well as critical articles on theory, politics, sex-education, and lots more!

Journal, full color, under cellophane.

TEXTS BY: Bjork Grue Lidin , Viviane Morey & Elorri Harriet, Nayansaku Mufwankolo & Tristan Savoy , Michel P., Sasha Osipovich
IMAGES BY: Jean-Vincent Simonet, Louis-Philippe Scoufaras, Sinnes Dan

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USA 1972. Mario Bellini. Humboldt Books

Posted in architecture, art, photography on August 11th, 2015
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In June 1972, Mario Bellini arrived in New York to take part in ‘Italy, the New Domestic Landscape’, the MoMA exhibition where he was to present his ‘Kar-a-sutra’, the very first MPV, a revolutionary space-mobile. Once the show was over, Bellini set off on a journey-cum-enquiry into the American way of living. He was accompanied by Francesco Binfaré, Davide Mosconi and a ‘safe- conduct’ issued by the MoMA which was to open many doors: those of Andy Warhol’s studio in New York, of Hugh Hefner’s Mansion in Chicago, and of Beverly Hills villas occupied by hippies. Bellini plotted his itinerary day by day, moving among the Mormons of Salt Lake City, the utopia of Arcosanti, and villages of mobile homes along the roads of the Midwest. His Hasselblad was to record the dreams and hopes of an unexpected America, one which perhaps no longer exists.

Mario Bellini is internationally renowned as an architect and designer. He has received the Compasso d’Oro eight times, and other prestigious architecture awards including the Medaglia d’oro awarded by the President of the Italian Republic for his contribution to furthering design and architecture in the world (2004). He was the editor of the magazine “Domus” from 1985 to 1991. 25 of his works belong to the permanent design collection of the New York MoMA, which dedicated a personal retrospective to him in 1987. The manifold buildings he has designed include the Portello Trade Fair district in Milan, the Villa Erba Exhibition Centre in Cernobbio (Como), the Tokyo Design Centre in Japan, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, the headquarters of the Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt, the Verona Forum complex, the City History Museum in Bologna, the Department of Islamic Art at the Louvre in Paris, and the new Milan Convention Centre, the largest in Europe. He has various projects at the design stage, which include the “New Eco-City” of Zhenjiang in China and a large Residential, Cultural and Sports Complex in Qatar.

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Transposition — Christian Kathriner, Davide Cascio. Spector Books

Posted in art, Artist Book on August 6th, 2015
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According to legend, the house in which Maria received the apparition of the Angel of Annunciation, the Santa Casa, was relocated by angels from Nazareth first to Dalmatia and then to Loreto. Since the 15th century, the Santa Casa of Loreto has become one of the most important Christian pilgrimage sites. In 2009, the artists Davide Cascio and Christian Kathriner developed a work that refers back to this legend. They created two wall carpets for the pilgrimage chapel of Our Lady of Hergiswald — a replica of the Santa Casa in Loreto. The wall carpets, Jacquard tapestries, were woven on a CAD-operated loom in Flanders. The tapestries show a group of people apparently resting at the edge of a riverbed. The large-scale publication presents this temporary spatial installation by Davide Cascio and Christian Kathriner in striking color images that at the same time absorb the opulent decoration of the Baroque chapel of Hergiswald and simultaneously refract it within a contemporary aesthetics.

Texts: Jörg H. Gleiter, Robert Suckale, Birgit Szepanski, and Stanislaus von Moos.

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Sanja Iveković: Unknown Heroine – A Reader. Helena Reckitt (Ed.). Calvert 22 Foundation

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution on August 5th, 2015
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Taking the work of Sanja Iveković as a point of departure to discuss urgent matters in feminism today, Sanja Iveković: Unknown Heroine – A Reader gathers commissioned essays by key feminist voices who contributed to a conference titled ‘23%’*, which was held on the occasion of the exhibition Sanja Iveković: Unknown Heroine, curated by Lina Džuverović at Calvert 22 Gallery and the South London Gallery (December 2012 – February 2013). The conference took place at the Royal College of Art, London and was organised in collaboration with the Courtauld Institute of Art’s Research Forum.

Sanja Iveković: Unknown Heroine – A Reader is edited by Helena Reckitt, and includes essays by Ivana Bago, Katy Deepwell, Lina Džuverović, Silvia Eiblmayr, Elisabeth Lebovici, Suzana Milevska and Milica Tomić. Designed by Rafaela Dražić.

This is the first in a new series of publications published by Calvert 22 Foundation.

*The conference title, ‘23%’, was drawn from a research report compiled by the Fawcett Society, the UK’s leading campaign for women’s equality and rights. On average, women in the UK earn 15% less than men. In London, in January 2013, the pay gap stood at 23%.

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The Calabash Show. Nos:books. Shen Shen Books. Waterfall. Motto Berlin

Posted in exhibitions, Motto Berlin event, Motto Berlin store on August 4th, 2015
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Two independent publishers from Taiwan, Shen Shen Books and nos:books, have arrived in Berlin to showcase their exceptional works and publications at “The Calabash Show”, to take place at Motto Berlin from July 31 to August 30.

At The Calabash Show, the two publishers come to Berlin together with several of their artists. The show takes inspiration from an ancient mythical story about people entering the calabash for one day for spiritual practice. They left the calabash after many ordeals, without achieving immortality. When returned to the real world, one year had passed. At Motto Berlin,  the two mortal publishers and their artists present their latest works and publications, and share their thoughts behind the many ordeals of art and publishing.

Participating artists include Chihoi, Eva Lin, Ling Yu Tai, Pei Yu Shen, Son Ni and Ting Cheng.

The show is supported by the National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan, and The Arts Development Fund of the Home Affairs Bureau, the Government of Hong Kong SAR.

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Nothing about dinosaur. Feng b. Nos:books

Posted in art, Artist Book, drawing on August 3rd, 2015
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Specifications
26cm × 37 cm, poster size 52 cm × 37 cm,
28p + 7 hidden pictures covered by silver print,
black and silver offset, unbound
Limited 350 copies,
Taipei, Taiwan, 2013 Jun.
€19.00

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Petrit Halilaj – Exhibitions Catalogue. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

Posted in art, exhibition catalogue on August 3rd, 2015
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Catalogue of Petrit Halilaj’s solo exhibitions at Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn 2015, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln 2015 and Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Sankt Gallen 2012.

With contributions from Giovanni Carmine, Elena Filipovic, Rein Wolfs and Moritz Wesseler

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König, Köln 2015. Designed by Dan Solbach.
ISBN: 9783863357344

€29.80

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