BOOKSTORES from TOKYO @ Motto Berlin. 22.03-05.04.2014

Posted in books, design, events, illustration, Japan, photography, zines on March 19th, 2014

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Japanese books and stationery fair @ Motto Berlin
Saturday 22 March – Saturday 5 April 2014
Opening on 22 March – from 5 pm

Five independent bookstores from Tokyo are coming to Berlin:

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, run by young owners in their 20s to 30s, as well as a collection of unique stationery products made in Japan.

http://bookstoresfromtokyo.info/
https://www.facebook.com/bookstoresfromtokyo

KRISIS @ bruno. Venezia. 22.03.2014

Posted in events on March 17th, 2014
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KRISIS @ bruno
Esposizione e presentazione di Krisis | Orientation

Mostra
22.03.2014 — 29.03.2014
Tuesday – Friday h 10 — 19
Monday + Saturday h 15 — 19

Inaugurazione
22.03.2014 / h 18 — 20

Chiusura
29.03.2014 / h 18 — 20

C\o bruno
dorsoduro 1621/A,
calle dell’Avogaria
30123 – Venezia

Krisis | Orientation è dedicato alla crisi dei modelli orientativi e al crescente senso di disorientamento. Da sempre l’uomo ha cercato di costruire un proprio orientamento all’interno del mondo che abita. La complessità della realtà e l’immensa quantità di stimoli a cui siamo sottoposti richiede una costante selezione di informazioni ritenute utili: la costruzione dell’orientamento è dunque un’attività principalmente eliminativa. Questa operazione di framing della complessità è stata veicolata nel tempo dal linguaggio lineare (sotto forma di narrazioni e miti), da sistemi di classificazione (prevalentemente di tipo tassonomico), da rappresentazioni grafiche (atlanti, guide e mappe), ecc. Nel corso degli ultimi decenni questi modelli sono entrati in crisi: il crollo delle grandi narrazioni preclude la costruzione di un immaginario collettivo condiviso, i sistemi di classificazione dinamica rendono obsoleti i modelli tassonomici, gli atlanti e le guide stanno lasciando il posto a sistemi di navigazione on demand.
La crisi dell’orientamento nasce dalla complessità delle correlazioni tra numerose emergenze diverse, il cui effetto più visibile è una complessiva tendenza alla frammentazione, alla individualizzazione, alla selezione, alla separazione, alla monetarizzazione del contesto sociale e ambientale. I paradigmi di orientamento diventano circoscritti, limitati, incapaci di costruire visioni ampie e condivise. L’accelerazione progressiva dei fenomeni limita la capacità di produrre orientamento dall’esperienza vissuta e accresce la necessità di informazioni e indicazioni provenienti dall’esterno.
In questo scenario diventa cruciale ripensare al disorientamento come un’esperienza che possa essere una fonte di rinnovamento per nuove pratiche d’orientamento.

What is the future of architecture? Vol.2. Pieterjan Grandry (Ed.). Crap is Good Press

Posted in architecture, writing on March 14th, 2014
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What is the future of architecture? Vol.2

After a very successful first edition of the participatory book ‘What is the future of architecture?’ we are very happy to present – ‘What is the future of architecture? Vol. 2’!

Volume 2 continues the same path as last years edition and aims to capture an image. Going through the answers, we can say there are some recurring assumptions, a red line weaving its way through the book. The book, consisting of 53 very different takes on the same question – ‘What is the future of architecture?’ – takes us from essays to short stories, through series of images and photography, practical approaches and active engagement to urban change, to science-fiction and poetry. While leafing through, often a blurry image would come to mind, an imaginative glimpse of the future.

Contributions by:

Senad Alibegović, Michaël Oliveira, Pedro Manuel Araújo, Özgür Atlagan, Onur Gokmen, Ethel Baraona Pohl, Florian Berner, Erik Bernhardsson, Solveig Suess, Tom Baxter, Cécile Bouffard, Benjamin Busch, Ludmilla Cerveny, Nick Chadde, Dominik Mederer, Matthew Clubbs Coldron, Collectif ETC, Donghyun Kim, Michael Fesca, Foxtrot Collective, Orlando Franco, Cristobal Gonzalez, Olaf Grawert, Patrick Grime, Jia Gu, Jason Hilgefort, Stijn Jonckheere, Eli Kerr, Stavros Koumoutsos, Herman Lee, M. Markaki, N.Bathla, Luciana Martinez, Maria Martins, AHAM, AJ Artemel, Lauren McQuistion, Francesco Mele, Photini Mermyga, Maxim Nasab, Pez Estudio, Katerina Kritou, Nikolaos Platsas, Polyanina, Greg Ponchak, Joanne Pouzenc, ReFunk, Alan Powell, S / C, Lorenzo Sandoval, George Sinclair, Michalis Softas, Jaime Solares, Something Fantastic, Spectacularch!, Ida Tam, Kia Tasbihgou, Tiago Torres-Campos, Bart van Haren, Sophia Vysoviti, Tsang Aron Wai Chun

Publisher: Crap = Good
Language: English
Pages: 216
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-00-044564-4
€20.00

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James Langdon. A School for Design Fiction. Book presentation @ Motto Berlin. 19.03.2014

Posted in events on March 14th, 2014

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A School for Design Fiction by James Langdon. Spector Books
Book launch with a short reading and screening
Wednesday 19 March
from 7pm

A School for Design Fiction is an itinerant school, in the tradition of the ‘invisible college’. This publication documents its founding, including contributions by Céline Condorelli, Sofia Hultén, Peter Nencini and K. N. W.

Camera Austria #125. Reinhardt Braun (Ed.)

Posted in art, distribution, photography on March 11th, 2014
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Language: English-Deutsh
Pages: 106
Size: 30 x 21 cm
Binding: Softcover

Price: €16.00

Like There’s No Tomorrow. Paulius Petraitis and Justė Jonutytė (Eds.) Rupert.

Posted in distribution, photography on March 11th, 2014
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Like There’s No Tomorrow” is a new book on young Lithuanian photography. Works from 12 emerging artists are presented in an innovative form that invites a dialogue between different photographers’ works, acquainting the viewer with the new tradition in photography and its contemporary post-Internet expression. The works in the publication reveal the shifting aesthetic of young generation photographers, new overtones and the medium’s relationship with objects, all of which are put into a context by four essays by international critics of photography. “Like There’s No Tomorrow” presents photography that so far has been rarely seen in Lithuania and aims to facilitate artistic and critical dialogue around the new ideas this photography carries.

Photographers: Jūratė Gačionytė, Paul Herbst, Jonas Lozoraitis, Agota Lukytė, Ekvilina Milaševičiūtė, Ulijona Odišarija, Paul Paper, Nerijus Rimkus, Rasa Staniūnaitė, Ugnė Straigytė, Vulovak, Kimm Whiskie.

Designer: Jurgis Griškevičius.

Language: English-Lithuanian
Pages: 90
Size: 30 x 22 cm
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9786099558707

Price: €17.00
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Language To Cover A Page Edition. Kristen Mueller. Motto Books / & So.

Posted in editions, literature, poetry, typography on March 10th, 2014
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Language To Cover A Page Edition. Kristen Mueller. Motto Books / & So.

Text extracted from the final spread of the book Language to Cover a Page.

Edition of 25 each, numbered.

42 x 59.4 cm (A2)

€85.00

“Text” Edition: Buy it
“Ha” Edition: Buy it

Columnist. Boris Rebetez. Kunsthalle Baselland

Posted in art, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue on March 6th, 2014

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Columnist. Boris Rebetez.

«Columnist» nennt Boris Rebetez seine Einzelausstellung im Kunsthaus Baselland und auch die nun neu vorliegende Publikation. Nicht von ungefähr wird der Leser bereits mit diesem Titel auf eine Gedankenfährte durch Ausstellung und Katalog geschickt. Denn ist es nicht der Kolumnist, der in Zeitschriften, Zeitungen oder Magazinen aktuelle Geschehnisse kommentiert, seine Haltung dazu äussert und damit den Lesern den Blick durch eine andere Brille ermöglicht? Diesen etwas anderen Blick auf die Realität ermöglicht einem Rebetez mit seinen künstlerischen Eingriffen, die er in der Publikation auf spannende Weise erläutert.

Language: german / english
Pages: 80
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-9524292-0-4

€18.00

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Cinci Lei. Joost Vandebrug. Seed Projects.

Posted in books, distribution, photography on March 6th, 2014
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“A teenage utopia of freedom, rebellion and lawlessness is set in a parallel society, fuelled by destructive drugs and little state or parental protection.”

The book Cinci Lei follows the lives of Nicu, Stefan, Costel, Liviu and many friends that inhabit tunnels underneath the streets of Bucharest.

Language: English
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9783000446092
Hardcover
39.00€

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Motto & OtherFilm @ Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. 06.03.2014.

Posted in books, events, film on March 4th, 2014
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Motto & OtherFilm @ Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.

Motto & OtherFilm present a temporary store and screening of Graeme Thomson and Silvia Maglioni’s In Search of UIQ at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.

In Search of UIQ unfolds the story of Felix Guattari’s Un Amour d’UIQ both as a missing film and as a missed chance for cinema.
Slipping between documentary, fiction and essay, through the deployment of video and sound archives, letters and other documents that are enmeshed in a series of fabulations and spectral re-enactments, In Search of UIQ explores what Guattari’s cinema of the Infra-quark might have been (and may still become) in relation to his thought and clinical practice, and considers its implications in terms of the wider social and political transformations both of its own time and of the present moment.
Building a dynamic counterpoint between the unfilmed UIQ script and hypotheses of its possible manifestations, In Search of UIQ creates a phantom topography of this missing big-screen encounter involving science- fiction, schizoanalysis and molecular politics – virtually projecting UIQ towards horizons of present and future struggles as a tactical weapon of sabotage in the war of images.

To accompany the screening, Motto will present a temporary bookstore, offering a selection of books, magazines, records and artist’s publications.

Thursday 6th March, 6pm.

Institute of Modern Art
420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Brisbane, QLD
Australia