Dream Home Experience. Kasia Fudakowski. Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Motto Books.

Posted in books, Chert, distribution, exhibition catalogue, Motto Books on December 4th, 2014


Dream Home Experience. Kasia Fudakowski. Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Motto Books.

Catalogue of the homonymous exhibition at Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, curated by Annett Reckert
Editor: Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Annett Reckert
Design: Santiago da Silva
with texts by Annett Reckert, Anna Sabrina Schmid, Anna Szaflarski

Language: English
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-944683-06-5
Edition: 500

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Zora Mann’s Magical Coloring Book. 07.12. + 14.12.2014

Posted in Chert, events on December 3rd, 2014


Zora Mann´s
Magical Coloring Book

Sunday, December 7th, starting at 12 am until 5 pm
@ Kinderbauernhof auf dem Görlitzer Park
Wiener Str. 59, 10999 Berlin
Sunday, December 14th, at 3pm:
@ Motto table at Friends with Books

This large format coloring book, fresh from the printer, presents 23 illustrations by Zora Mann.
The book has a handmade lino print double cover and is also avaliable with a special edition color cover.

Printed on Bio Top paper by ourpress, in Berlin

Cover: Linoprint, printed at Druckwerkstatt im Kulturwerk des BBK Berlin, on Finnish Holzpappe
1st Edition, 220 copies

Plus 30 special editions, colored, signed and numbered

Published by Chert & Motto, Berlin December 2014

isbn 978-2-940524-30-3

Jean-Michel Wicker : e & e industrial @ Motto Berlin. 4.12.2014

Posted in art, books, drawing, editions on November 30th, 2014


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Yes, But Is It Edible? Will Holder, Alex Waterman (Eds.). New Documents.

Posted in books, distribution, music, typography, writing on November 29th, 2014
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Yes, But Is It Edible? Will Holder, Alex Waterman (Eds.). New Documents.

Some years ago, Will Holder and Alex Waterman proposed to Robert Ashley that musicians and non-musicians might produce new versions of his operas, by way of typographical scores. The bulk of Yes, But Is It Edible? is a result of that proposal: scores for Dust (1998) and Celestial Excursions (2003). These operas’ characters have, until now, been solely produced by and are the stories exchanged between Ashley and his “band” (singers Sam Ashley, Joan La Barbara, Thomas Buckner, and Jacqueline Humbert); and in landscapes produced by “Blue” Gene Tyranny, Tom Hamilton, David Moodey, Cas Boumans, and Mimi Johnson—the result of a thirty-year relationship.

The scores for Dust and Celestial Excursions are preceded by a selection of Ashley’s work, from 1963 to 2008, drawing attention to the varying relations between instruction and score, and the tones of instructional address. Working with these scores gave us a better sense of how each one produces a specific mode of decision-making, telling us what to put on the pages of the scores, for any reader who follows.

Yes, But Is It Edible? is the fourth in a series of publications produced with or by Will Holder and Alex Waterman that a musicological perspective on scoring speech, and the role of printed matter in collective forms of reading and writing: Agape (Miguel Abreu Gallery, 2007); Between Thought and Sound (The Kitchen, 2008); and The Tiger’s Mind (with Beatrice Gibson; Sternberg Press, 2012).

Language: English
Pages: 784
Size: 23.5 x 29.3 cm
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-1-927354-09-4

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The Black Signs. Lars Mørch Finborud
. Broken Dimanche Press.

Posted in books, distribution, novel, writing on November 29th, 2014


The Black Signs. Lars Mørch Finborud
. Broken Dimanche Press.

A gravel path stops at the doorstep of an extraordinary house which is completely crammed with piles of black signs, memorial plaques dedicated to inconsequential, horrible or forgotten events – documentation of a hidden reality – an unprecedented project on a huge scale. The solicitor who has been engaged to handle the estate comes across a protocol containing passionate letters addressed to a mysterious friend. Stuck in between the letters he also finds remnants of a catalogue listing nigh on eight million items – relics and collectors’ objects from the history of modern art. Each item has been auctioned. What follows soon adds up to an incredible and at times ambiguously dazzling tale that is at once unique and yet truly of our time.

Pages: 180
Size: 12.7 x 18.4 cm
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-943196-29-0

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Robert Overby: Works 1969-1987. Alessandro Rabottini, Andrea Bellini, Martin Clark (Eds.). Mousse Publishing.

Posted in art, books, distribution, painting, photography, sculpture on November 29th, 2014

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Despite a prolific and diverse practice, Robert Overby (1935–93) remains one of the best-kept secrets in post-war American art. While rarely exhibiting during his lifetime, he nonetheless built up an extraordinary, multifaceted body of work encompassing sculpture, installation, painting, photography, print and collage.

This monograph is published on the occasion of “Robert Overby: Works 1969-1987”, the first survey exhibition of the artist’s work to be organized in Europe. Edited by Alessandro Rabottini —in collaboration with Andrea Bellini and Martin Clark—it has been conceived, from the outset, as a joint project of four partner institutions: Centre d’Art Contemporain, Genève; GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo; Bergen Kunsthall, and Le Consortium, Dijon.

Texts by Andrea Bellini, Martin Clark, Robin Clark, Alison M. Gingeras, Terry R. Myers, Alessandro Rabottini

Language: English
Pages: 294
Size: 24 x 31,7 cm
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9788867491223

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Jimmy Robert: Draw the Line. The Power Plant @ Motto Berlin. 24.11.2014

Posted in art, events on November 24th, 2014
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Jimmy Robert: Draw the Line

Lecture / performance with Jacob Korczynski
Presented by The Power Plant
Monday November 24th
start 7pm

Public Collectors. Marc Fischer. Inventory Press

Posted in Artist Book, distribution on November 21st, 2014
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Public Collectors
Marc Fischer. Inventory Press

Established in 2007 by Marc Fischer, and featured in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, Public Collectors encourages collectors of material culture—the kind that most museums won’t exhibit—to ‘open’ their collections to the public. Extending the popular website of the same name, this book presents a wide array of collections—some featured on the website, most newly assembled for publication—interspersed with commentary and essays exploring the problems and politics of collecting materials that may lack conventional monetary or cultural value.

Marc Fischer is a Chicago-based artist and a member of Temporary Services, a group that has produced over 100 publications and organized and participated in dozens of exhibitions, projects, and events. Fischer and Brett Bloom of Temporary Services also run the publishing imprint Half Letter Press.

17.15 x 22.85 cm, 208 pages, hardcover
ISBN 978-1-941753-02-6
Edited by Elizabeth Thomas
Design by Project Projects

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The Exhibitionist 10. Jens Hoffmann (Ed.)

Posted in art, distribution, magazines on November 19th, 2014
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The Exhibitionist 10

Jens Hoffmann, Julian Myers-Szupinska, and Lumi Tan

A half-century after the emergence of the curator in the contemporary sense, and 27 years after the founding of the first study of curatorship at École du Magasin in Grenoble, France, misgivings remain about the curatorial role. On the one hand, curators are faulted for being mere facilitators and cultural managers whose intrusion into the essential components of exhibition making—art, artists, publics, and counterpublics—is unnecessary, even unwelcome. (Our cover depicts Cindy Sherman at Artists Space in the 1970s, posing cheerfully as this sort of worker bee.) On the other, curators are accused of usurping artists’ rightful share of self-determination and interjecting a distracting performance of their own authorship into the happy and transparent relationship between art and people. These complaints cast curators as megalomaniacs or middlemen, lackeys or celebrities, exhibition makers or exhibitionists. Taken together, these anti-curatorial postures produce an odd double picture of a figure that in one gesture arrogates and abolishes their own position.

Language: English
Pages: 83
Size: 18.7 X 26 CM
Price: €10.00

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Record Label Symposium: Chapter Music, Bedroom Suck & Room40 in Conversation @ Motto IMA. 20.11.2014.

Posted in events, Motto IMA, music on November 18th, 2014
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Record Label Symposium: Chapter Music, Bedroom Suck & Room40 in Coversation @ Motto IMA. 20.11.2014.

The IMA, Motto and Room40 present a public conversation between three of Australia’s most influential record label owners: Guy Blackman (Chapter Music), Joe Alexander (Bedroom Suck) and Lawrence English (Room40).

A selection of merchandise from each label will be available during the evening, as well as giveaways and a special Room40 raffle. The evening will be brought to a close with our speakers playing some of their favorite records.


Event will begin at 6.00pm.
Talk will begin at 6.30pm (approx. 45 mins).

Refreshments will be served. This is a public event, admission is free.

Thursday 20th November.

Motto IMA
Institute of Modern Art
Ground Floor, Judith Wright Centre
420 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley
Brisbane QLD 4006