Invisible Beauty. Mousse Publishing

Posted in art, distribution, exhibitions on June 5th, 2015
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“Invisible Beauty,” the title of this book and of the Iraqi Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, refers both to the unusual or unexpected subjects in the featured works and to the inevitable invisibility of Iraqi artists on the international stage. The endlessly interpretable title is intended to reveal different ways of approaching art generated by a country that has been subjected to war, genocide and, in the last year, the rise of Isis. The systematic demolition of the cultural heritage of Iraq by Isis has made it more important than ever to focus on artists continuing to work in Iraq. The Pavilion will provide a platform to make these artists visible. The five artists featured in the exhibition and in this volume are the photographers Latif Al Ani and Akam Shex Hadi, the visual artist Rabab Ghazoul, the ceramicist Salam Atta Sabri and the painter Haider Jabbar. A rich compilation of texts accompanies by Iraqi authors the artists’ sections, addressing the wider notion of “invisible beauty” and its ramifications: an essay on the cylinder seals of Iraq by Lamia Al-Gailani; “My Lost Hen,” a story by poet and writer Fares Haram; “The Infidel Woman,” a short tale by novelist Ali Bader; Sherko Bekas’s poem “During the Great Raid”; and “The Sign,” a play by Atyaf Rasheed. Co-published with the Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Iraq.

 

Language: English
Pages: 204 pages
Size: 16 x 23 cm
Weight:           400 g
€26.00
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Fotofobia #7: Anno Dittmer

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Fotofobia #7: Anno Dittmer

Language: English / Spanish
Weight:           290 g
Binding: Softcover
€15.00
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Fireflies #2 Abbas Kiarostami and Béla Tarr

Posted in art, distribution, film, magazines, writing on June 5th, 2015
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Fireflies is a print film magazine created between Berlin and Melbourne.

Each issue assembles an international group of writers, artists and critics to celebrate the work of two extraordinary filmmakers through personal essays, interviews and creative responses.

Date of publishing: May 15, 2015
Language: english
Pages: 192
Size: 17 x 24 cm
Weight:  400 g
 €15.00
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Art Crossing Tokyo-Berlin. 06.06.2015

Posted in events on June 4th, 2015

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Public Abstraction. Vlado Velkov. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König

Posted in art, books, distribution, history, writing on June 2nd, 2015
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Could it be that fundamental aspects of abstraction remain to be discovered? Abstraction is usually conceived of formally and pictorially, whereby its underlying thought patterns often recede into the background. This book attempts to question the notion of abstraction and art history’s use of it by opening the term up to new interpretations in relation to the public and social spheres of activity. Numerous artistic contributions as well as essays by Gerrit Gohlke, Stefan Heidenreich, Alexander Koch, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Petra Reichensperger, Raimar Stange, Marcus Steinweg, and Vlado Velkov indicate various ways of reconsidering abstraction as a process and a method of artistic production.

2015
English / German
300 pages
Softcover

€22.00

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“Fara Fara” – a Film Not Made. Carsten Höller. Humboldt Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, photography, travel on June 2nd, 2015
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Fara Fara means face-to-face in Lingala and is a musical phenomenon deeply rooted in Congolese culture. Two groups play at the same time at adjacent locations, and the ones who play longest win. In times gone by, disputes were sometimes settled in this way; nowadays, it is more about musical leadership. A Fara Fara is a massive event attracting huge crowds, but it happens very rarely.

This book is about a film where a Fara Fara takes place in Kinshasa, a musical battle between the two major proponents of Congolese contemporary rumba. The film has not been made yet. It will be directed by the artist Carsten Höller and the film director Måns Månsson.

The book contains photographs taken during various preparatory trips, made since 2001 by Pierre Björk, Hoyte van Hoytema, Reed Kram, Armin Linke, Giovanna Silva, Patrik Strömdahl and the directors. The Swedish writer and music cognoscente Elin Unnes provided the text.

Concept: Carsten Höller
Graphic design: Christoph Steinegger/ Interkool
Text: Elin Unnes

PVC softcover, hot foil

€30.00

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Esprit Reprise. Dena Yago. Pork Salad Press

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, poetry, writing on June 2nd, 2015
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ESPRIT, an extended poem, was originally published in 2011 alongside an exhibition of images at Tomorrow Gallery in Toronto. The poem was written over the span of a year and is comprised of fragmentary observations of Yago’s immediate environments (both interior, domestic, and social) in New York City. ESPRIT REPRISE takes many of these fragments and interstices them with more composed poems, all written in 2015

500 copies

€16.00

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Ishion Hutchinson / Fivehundred Places @ Motto Berlin. 06.05.15

Posted in events on June 1st, 2015

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Saturday June 6, 2015
Ishion Hutchinson / Fivehundred Places @ Motto Berlin
7pm

http://ishionhutchinson.com

FONTAB II. Julien Carreyn

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, men, photography on June 1st, 2015
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edition of 50

each cover is partly hand drawn and different

€50.00

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Detour in Detroit. Humboldt Books @ Motto Berlin. 10.06.2015

Posted in events on May 30th, 2015

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