Seeking comfort in an uncomfortable chair – Ricerca della comodità in una poltrona scomoda (Poster). Bruno Munari. CNEAI.

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Bruno Munari, Ricerca della comodità in una poltrona scomoda (Seeking comfort in an uncomfortable chair), 1944. © Bruno Munari. All rights reserved to Maurizio Corraini s.r.l.

Author: Bruno Munari
Publisher: CNEAI
Size: 76 x 50 cm

Price: €12.00
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Rogério Duarte – Marginàlia 1. Sophie von Olfers (Ed.). BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE

Posted in books, graphic design, illustration on April 4th, 2014

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Rogério Duarte – Marginàlia 1

With texts by Rogério Duarte, Narlan Matos Teixeira, Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz, Mariana Castillo Deball, Manuel Raeder English / Portuguese 185 × 230 mm, 
224 pages, softcover ISBN 978-3-943514-18-6

Arguably, Rogério Duarte is “the genius behind the geniuses” (Narlan Mattos) of Brazil’s 1960–70s counter-cultural and avant-garde efforts. Thus, it comes as no surprise that key figures in the fields of design, music, art, and cinema, such as Glauber Rocha, Hélio Oiticica, Gilberto Gil, and Caetano Veloso, have provided the posterity with a vast catalogue of testimonies that leave no doubt as to the crucial role that Rogério played in the emergence of what is known today as the Tropicália movement, or Tropicalism.

Yet, despite the growing interest that the Brazilian counter-culture of that time encountered on the international stage during the past two decades, Rogério’s work has remained almost unknown to a broader public.

‘Marginália 1’ was developed by the designer Manuel Raeder and the artist Mariana Castillo Deball over a period of four years. It is the first in-depth survey of Duarte’s practice, and the first time that a selection of his poems and texts have been translated into English.

Author: Sophie von Olfers (Ed.)
Publisher: BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE
Language: portuguese/english
Pages: 222
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9783943514186

€26.00

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Editions 1985-2012. Matt Mullican. BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE

Posted in books, graphic design on April 4th, 2014

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Editions 1985-2012

With an essay by Moritz Küng English 155 x 205 mm, 256 pages, 230 color ills., softcover with dust jacket Published by BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE and Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition Designed by Studio Manuel Raeder (Santiago da Silva, Manuel Raeder) ISBN 978-3-943514-17-9

This is the first catalogue raisonné of editions and multiples by Matt Mullican, published by Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition and Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite.

Author: Matt Mullican
Publisher: BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE
Language: English
Binding: Softcover

€28.00

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GOD DAMMIT!. Kahil Janssens. Möbius Publications.

Posted in books, graphic design, writing on April 3rd, 2014

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GOD DAMMIT!

The book is the result of an intensive quest for the sources of evil in the world of faith. For mankind faith is expected to function as a source of hope, joy of life and consolation. It should guide man on his journey from womb to tomb. Up on closer examination this idea doesn’t agree. Man has become a victim of manipulative techniques, mental as well as physical. Official religions and cults alike attempt to tie men by every possible mean. The more one delves into the records, the clearer it becomes that these activities are executed in the name of a divine being—if it exists at all. This book is an attempt to admit the reader through words and pictures into the labyrinth of methods what gullible victims are subjected to.

Author: Kahil Janssens
Publisher: Möbius Publications
Language: dutch/english
Pages: 354
Binding: Softcover

€36.00

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MICHELLE GRABNER: I WORK FROM HOME. David Norr, (Ed.). Mousse Publishing.

Posted in art, books on April 3rd, 2014

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MICHELLE GRABNER: I WORK FROM HOME

The reference monograph on the American artist Michelle Grabner, this volume offers an expansive look at an artist whose body of work and sphere of influence continue to gain recognition. Published on the occasion of the the artist’s retrospective at the MOCA Cleveland, the book documents works from the last 20 years, positioning the studio as core to a remarkably diverse output—paintings, drawings, prints, videos, and sculptures. Considering Grabner’s pursuit of art making, criticism, and curating as inextricably linked, this publication seeks to highlight the distinctive values and ideas that drive Grabner’s practice: woking outside of dominant systems, working tirelessly, and working across platforms.

Author: David Norr (Ed.)
Publisher: Mousse Publishing
Language: English
Pages: 200
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9788867490950
Availability: In stock

€32.00

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An Artist With Six Legs. Superflex. Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Posted in art, exhibition catalogue on April 3rd, 2014

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An Artist With Six Legs

An artist with six legs, 253 works, 20 years, 8 curators, 1 exhibition is the catalogue of the exhibition «Working Title: “A Retrospective Curated by XXXXXXXXX”» held at Kunsthal Charlottenborg from 13 December 2013 to the 2nd of February 2014.

Describing their projects and works as tools, to be activated and often even changed, by the viewers, the users, XXXXXXXXX’ versatile artistic practice is distinguished by a continued interest in exploring social, political and cultural conditions. XXXXXXXXX makes up their own rules, humorously and intelligently challenging conventions about things like copyright, power structures, design and economy. Throughout their career a distinguishing trait of their modus operandi has been to collaborate with other artists and experts.

Author: Pernille Abrethesen (Ed.)
Publisher: Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Language: danish/english
Pages: 335
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 8798788944976

€39.00

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The Body Decides. Franz Erhard Walther. WIELS-CAPC.

Posted in art, books on April 3rd, 2014

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The Body Decides

A pop up book for adults, this catalogue on the work of Franz Erhard Walther sought its inspiration in the artist’s work in order to determine the publication-form that might most appropriately convey the centrality of action to the artist’s oeuvre. The performativity at the heart of Walther’s more than a half century long practice is underscored through the appearance of six brightly coloured elementary pop up forms spread throughout the book.

Author: Franz Erhard Walther
Publisher: WIELS-CAPC
Language: English
Pages: 116
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9783863355135

€58.00

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A Scent Of Danger. Kahil Janssens. Möbius Publications

Posted in books, graphic design, performance, writing on April 3rd, 2014

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A Scent Of Danger

An essay about ritual with texts by Jon P. Mitchell, Richard Schechner, Tracey Warr, Dawn Perlmutter. Concept and design by Kahil Janssens.

Author: Kahil Janssens
Publisher: Möbius Publications
Language: English
Pages: 188
Binding: Softcover

35 €

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Bookstores from Tokyo @ Motto Berlin. 22.03.14 – 05.04.14.

Posted in books, Japan, magazines, Motto Berlin store on March 28th, 2014
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Bookstores from Tokyo

Motto Berlin presents the small fair ‘BOOKSTORES from TOKYO’ for two weeks; a project which introduces new & old Japanese books selected by five independent bookstores in Tokyo:

Archipelago Books
http://archipelago.co.jp/

Book Apart
https://www.facebook.com/mybookapart

Book Storage
http://bookstrg.net/

Nostos Books
http://nostos.jp/

Snow Shoveling
http://snow-shoveling.jp/

Accompanying the publications is a collection of unique stationery products made in Japan.

The project is conceived and curated by Jun Harada.

http://bookstoresfromtokyo.info/

Permafo 1970-1981. Wroclaw Contemporary Museum. Motto Books.

Posted in art, books, distribution, performance, photography, writing on March 27th, 2014
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First published in Polish in 2012 on the occasion of the exhibition Where is PERMAFO? at Wroclaw Contemporary Museum (30 November 2012- 4 February 2013)

Date of publishing: Nov 25, 2013
Language: English
Pages: 456
Size: 30.5 x 22.5 x 3.5
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9788363350093

Price: €29.80
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