Archäologie der Instabilität / Unearthed Foundations. Christoph Brünggel. edition fink.

Posted in art, Artist Book, photography, writing on December 13th, 2016
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Archäologie der Instabilität / Unearthed Foundations

by Christoph Brünggel

Design by Ben Brodmann and Georg Rutishauser.
Text by Daniel Morgenthaler (German / English translation)

224 pages, 327/16 Fig., of which 280 in colour, perfect bound, paperback with dust jacket.
edition fink, Zürich 2015

Language: German, English
Pages: 224
Size: 21 x 16 cm
Weight: 382 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9783037462027

€24.00

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One Hundred Meals Between Rome and Berlin. Jonathan Monk. Humboldt Books.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, Wholesale on December 13th, 2016
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British artist Jonathan Monk replays, recasts and re-examines seminal works of Conceptual and Minimal art by variously witty, ingenious and irreverent means. Speaking in 2009, he said, ‘Appropriation is something I have used or worked with in my art since starting art school in 1987. At this time (and still now) I realised that being original was almost impossible, so I tried using what was already available as source material for my own work.’

A few years ago Monk moved to Rome for a while with his family. In Rome he adopted a pleasant gastronomic routine: restaurants and pizzerias, alone or with friends, but most of all with his family. Once back home, between the name of the restaurant and the total of the bill, on top of all the various dishes consumed, the artist used a pencil, sometimes with watercolours, to reproduce the image of a work by another artist on the receipt or scrubby hand-written note. Clearly, the appropriationist approach which had characterised most of his work thus far also continued through this new life experience. This book collects One Hundred Meals between Rome and Berlin.

Language: English, Italian
Pages: 216
Size: 12 x 15 cm
Weight: 206 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9788899385224

€20.00

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UNTITLED (2011). Erik Steinbrecher. Rakete.co & Motto Books

Posted in 2016, Motto Books, photography on December 9th, 2016
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First edition 300 copies
Stamped and Signed.

ps… to read in the dark.

€ 10.00

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Mousse #56. Edoardo Bonaspetti (ed.). Mousse Magazine

Posted in 2016, art, Motto Books on December 9th, 2016
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2006–2016: A SMALL ANTHOLOGY

A selection of essays, interviews, conversations, and projects that appeared in the first ten years of Mousse.

Featuring: Chantal Akerman; Cecilia Alemani; Jennifer Allen; Kai Althoff; Bruce Altshuler; Ed Atkins; Lutz Bacher; Darren Bader; Alex Bag; John Baldessari; Phyllida Barlow; Kirsty Bell; Andrew Berardini; Jonathan Berger; Michael Bracewell; Tom Burr; Maurizio Cattelan; Marc Camille Chaimowicz; Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy; Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev; Stuart Comer; Lauren Cornell; Nicholas Cullinan; Roberto Cuoghi; Nick Currie; Massimo De Carlo; Gino De Dominicis; Gigiotto Del Vecchio; Simon Denny; Brian Dillon; Jimmie Durham; Dominic Eichler; Peter Eleey; Matias Faldbakken; Luigi Fassi; Elena Filipovic; Morgan Fisher; Isa Genzken; Yervant Gianikian & Angela Ricci Lucchi; Liam Gillick; Massimiliano Gioni; Isabelle Graw; Ed Halter; Jens Hoffmann; Judith Hopf; William E. Jones; Omar Kholeif; Alexander Kluge; Jiří Kovanda; William Leavitt; Élisabeth Lebovici; Andrea Lissoni; Helen Marten; Chus Martínez; Nick Mauss; Lucy McKenzie; Fionn Meade; Simone Menegoi; John Menick; Ute Meta Bauer; Massimo Minini; Hans Ulrich Obrist; Trevor Paglen; Stefania Palumbo; Francesco Pedraglio; Otto Piene; Laura Poitras; Elizabeth Price; Seth Price; Laure Prouvost; Alessandro Rabottini; Carol Rama; Filipa Ramos; Jason Rhoades; Dieter Roelstraete; Esperanza Rosales; Nicolaus Schafhausen; Fender Schrade; Stuart Sherman; Frances Stark; Jamie Stevens; Hito Steyerl; Sturtevant; Sabrina Tarasoff; Ana Teixeira Pinto; Oscar Tuazon; Giorgio Verzotti; Jan Verwoert; Francesco Vezzoli; Adrián Villar Rojas; Peter Wächtler; Ian Wallace; Klaus Weber; Cathy Wilkes; Christopher Williams; Jordan Wolfson.

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e ers. Malte Lochstedt & Verlag Danny Grassow & Chain Store Mix Release MNM Ltd @ Motto Books. 15.12.2016

Posted in 2016, events, Motto Books on December 8th, 2016
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In the pedestrian zone I only entered the closed Sinn Le er department store for a short time. Stagnant moving stairways, empty product displays, old brand banners, sockets without use. Architecture and objects stick out. Best of the rest. Everything left over became fetishized, standing for something else. Outside I strolled around the building. All signs and logos were altered, now meaning literally empty sense. All shop windows were decorated with left over stuff, someone seemed to still feel responsible. In a close by drugstore I bought two single-use cameras, came back and took these pictures.

Malte Lochstedt & Verlag Danny Grassow
& Chain Store Mix Release MNM Ltd.
Thursday 15th December 2016
From 6pm – 9pm
@ Motto Berlin

Zweikommasieben #14. Remo Bitzi (ed). Präsens Editionen, Motto Books.

Posted in distribution, magazines, Motto Books, music, Wholesale on December 8th, 2016
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Zweikommasieben #14

Zweikommasieben is a Swiss magazine that has been devoted to the documentation of contemporary club culture since the summer of 2011. The magazine features artist interviews, essays and columns as well as photography, illustration and graphics. In addition, zweikommasieben organizes concerts, parties, club nights, matinees, raves and other fun events in various cities.

Featuring: Noological Multiobjective Outlines, Endgame, Phuong-Dan, Carla dal Forno, Zuli, Ekman, Telephones, Broshuda, meandyou, etc.

Edited by Remo Bitzi.

Co-published with Motto Books.

Pages: 146
Size: 29.7 x 21 cm
Weight: 386 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9783906282077

€12.00

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RAB-RAB JOURNAL #03. Sezgin Boynik, Gregoire Rousseau (Eds). Rabrab Press.

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, photography, Wholesale, writing on December 6th, 2016
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Rab-Rab: journal for political and formal inquiries in art

In almost 400 pages the third issue of Rab-Rab departs from Karl Marx’ essay on the law on the forest theft. The singularity of this essay is in its style; written in 1842, with the means of poetic abstraction it intervenes in the appropriation of the common resources by the private capital. By actualising poetry and abstraction as devices of political engagement, the third issue of the journal focuses on the question of subjectivity in art and politics. Among the diverse contributions the third issue includes texts and drawings on poetic configurations of Communist Manifesto, anti-fascist hallucinations of Artaud, neoliberalism of pirate radios, suburban riots, materiality of the film, representation of Stalin, communist sensuality, Last Futurist exhibition, documentary abstraction, declaration of East, Kazimir Malevich, the Black Square as organising principle, theory and militancy, Hegel and conceptualism, critique of objectivity of landscape, communism for children, hard-core punk, Art & Language, non-figuralism of art in self-management socialism, mathemes of cinematic experiments, the lesson of Rodolfo Walsh, and critique of ideological interpellation.

Edited by Sezgin Boynik and Gregoire Rousseau

Designed by: Nicolas Schevin (El-Sphere)

Contributors: Bini Adamczak, Marc Angenot, Alain Badiou, Sezgin Boynik, Diego Bruno, Igor Chubarov, Roque Dalton, Ralf Hamman, Vladan Jeremic, Ketevan Kinturashvili, Gal Kirn, Aino Korvensyrjä, Kalle Lampela, Kazimir Malevich, Ilya Orlov, Alejandro Pedregal, Martina Mino Perez, Judith Polett, Rena Rädle, John Roberts, Kerstin Schrödinger, Alberto Hijar Serrano, Caspar Stracke, Darko Suvin, Niloufer Tajeri, Vahit Tuna, Margaret Tupitsyn, Manuela Unverdorben, Elina Vainio, and Ben Watson.

Size: 17,5 x 25 cm
Weight: 780 g
Binding: Softcover

ISBN: 9772342488006

€18.00

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Nang #1. Davide Cazzaro, Ben Slater (Eds). Cinemasias Editions, Davide Cazzaro.

Posted in distribution, film, magazines, Wholesale on December 6th, 2016
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Nang #1 Screenwriting

A 10-issue magazine dedicated to cinema in Asia.

Conributors: Oggs Cruz, Shohreh Golparian, Sonia Kil, Donsaron Kovitvanitcha, Darcy Paquet, Lisabona Rahman, Jasmine Seo
Guest Editor: Ben Slater.

Our intention is to shed light on an area of filmmaking that is both mysterious and marginalized, especially in regards to cinema in Asia. While the films may be famous or successful, the writers remain in the background, and yet their work is vital to the process of creating cinema. Through a series of often in-depthinterviews with 13 writers and writer-directors from Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Iran, we encounter myriad writing experiences, methods for developing stories, and discover the ways in which screenwriters survive and endure within their film industries. Rarely seen pages from the screenplays of, among others, Laskar Pelangi, Tropical Malady, The Handmaiden, Shahrzad and Unlucky Plaza further enrich this unique exploration into writing for the screen.

 

Pages: 120
Size: 17.2 x 24 cm
Weight: 344 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9788894196214
€20.00

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Objektiv #14. Nina Strand (ed). Interpress.

Posted in distribution, magazines, photography, Wholesale, writing on November 30th, 2016
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Our issues in 2016 carry the same title: The Flexible Image. They examine the (photographic) image as it expands into two distinct yet related directions: the image as text/sign and the image as operation. In this issue, PART II, we ponder the image as text. Inspired by Aperture’s issue Lit., we ask whether the image has taken over from the word, and if gestures are in turn replacing images. This is something that Nancy Newhall wrote about in Aperture’s first issue, back in 1952: ‘Perhaps the old literacy of words is dying and a new literacy of images is being born. Perhaps the printed page will disappear and even our records [will] be kept in images and sounds.’

This issue includes a conversation with Nicholas Muellner and Catherine Taylor from the Image Text initiative – on your suggestion, Lucas – and Taylor agrees with Newhall’s statement that ‘photograph-writing’ might become ‘the form through which we shall speak to each other, in many succeeding phases of photography, for a thousand years or more’. And, like Newhall, she concedes the continuing importance of text, saying, ‘The association of words and photographs has grown into a medium with immense influence on what we think, and, in the new photograph-writing, the most significant development so far is in the caption.’ This summer saw the new Photo-Text Award at Les Rencontres d’Arles, rewarding the best book combining images and texts, which suggests that we’re likely to see more work in this genre in the time to come. Lucas, could you describe your relationship to images and text?

Objektiv #14
Editor: Nina Strand
Publisher: Interpress
Language: English/Norwegian
Pages: 114
Size: 27 x 22 cm
Weight: 460 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9771891619022

€16.00

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Iran / A Picture Book. Oliver Hartung. Spector Books.

Posted in Artist Book, photography on November 30th, 2016
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Since the 1979 revolution, Iran has developed its own image culture, with public space serving primarily as a transit zone and a screen where state-sanctioned religious ideology is projected. Pride of place is given to memorials to the first Gulf war (the Iran–Iraq War of 1980–88), which is part of the founding myth of the Islamic Republic. Between 2011 and 2014 Oliver Hartung produced a work on Iran, typological series of images depicting monuments, murals, architecture, and war cemeteries. In it he creates a portrait of an exceptionally photogenic country that is nevertheless largely unknown in the West: in Damghan a colossal ear of wheat acts as a street lamp and in Isfahan a hand grenade with an Internet symbol suggests the potential risks inherent in the world wide web. The names of the places where the photos were taken are provided in English.

Publisher: Spector Books
Design: Oliver Hartung, Helmut Völter
Language: English
Pages: 470
Size: 31 x 22.5 cm
Weight: 1.4 kg
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9783959050760

€36.00

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