Many Of Them Magazine. Vol. IV. *Plus A Special Bless Edition.

Posted in distribution, fashion, magazines on March 22nd, 2016
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MANY OF THEM – VOL. IV

COSMIC WONDER, LOUIS VUITTON, ISSEY MIYAKE, HERMÈS, SAINT LAURENT, LOEWE, YOHJI YAMAMOTO, IRÈNE SILVAGNI, LIMI FEU, UNDERCOVER, DRIES VAN NOTEN, LEMAIRE, CHANEL, BERNHARD WILLHELM, JUNYA WATANABE, COMME DES GARÇONS, MAURIZIO AMADEI, ALAÏA, PAZ DE LA HUERTA, DANIELA GREGIS, SYBILLA, GEOFFREY B. SMALL, EATABLE OF MANY ORDERS, SACAI, PLY, RAGNE KIKAS, STEVE MONO, JAN-JAN VAN ESSCHE, SUSAN CIANCIOLO, KOCHÉ, BLESS, ORIOLE CULLEN, KAAT DEBO, AKIKO FUKAI, HAROLD KODA, OLIVIER SAILLARD, VALERIE STEELE, PEDRO COSTA, JIA ZHANG-KE, AMAT ESCALANTE, ISAKI LACUESTA, LISANDRO ALONSO, NATHALIA ACEVEDO, LAV DIAZ, MOIRA LANG, CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG, MIA HANSEN-LØVE, JONAS MEKAS, TODD HAYNES

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Railway Flora. Ernesto Schick. Florette, Humboldt Books.

Posted in art, books, distribution, illustration on March 16th, 2016
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Railway Flora. Ernesto Schick.
Third Edition published by Florette and Humboldt Books.

Schick devoted a decade of his life (1969-1978) to observing, classifying and illustrating the wild vegetation that infests the grounds of the international railway marshalling yard in Chiasso. First published in 1980, Railway Flora has maintained all its original charm. Its bond with the territory and with the history of one of the symbols of its economic development, the painstaking research of an all but common man and his scrutiny of the complex relationship between human beings and their environment offer a testimony which remains as intriguing as it ever was.
The new edition features writings and original illustrations by the author, as well scientific updates by Nicola Schoenenberger and a literary contribution by the poet Fabio Pusterla.

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BELLISSIMA. Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968. bruno.

Posted in books, design, fashion, history on March 15th, 2016
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Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968 presents the complex and ever-changing story of Italian fashion through a contemporary lens. It is a symphonic account of the many creative components that continue to interact and shape the success and enormous appeal of the “Made in Italy” brand. This catalog showcases the amazing garments chosen for the exhibition and designed by creators such as Simonetta, Valentino, Roberto Capucci, Irene Galitzine, among many others: the spectacular dresses that illuminated ball rooms and theater galas, as well as cocktail dresses of restrained elegance or tantalizing embellishments inspired by fantasized designs or the leading postwar art movements – the Zero Group, Pop art and Op art.

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Camera Austria #133. Reinhard Braun (Ed.)

Posted in art, Artist magazine, distribution, magazines, photography on March 15th, 2016
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Featuring:

Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili
Jens Asthoff
Mladen Bizumic
Hannes Böhringer
Hans-Jürgen Bonack
Taco Hidde Bakker
Stephan Keppel
Omar Kholeif
Julia Klement
Doreen Mende
Kito Nedo
Olaf Nicolai
Kathrin Peters
Andreas Prinzing
Heidi Specker
Tatjana Turanskyj
Stephen Zepke

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Alexandra Leykauf. Roma Publications @ Motto Berlin. 17.03.2016

Posted in books, events on March 14th, 2016
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Alexandra Leykauf. Roma Publications @ Motto Berlin. 17.03.2016

Alexandra Leykauf, in conversation with Dominikus Müller about her new book published by Roma Publications
from 7pm

Book excerpt:
Caroline Soyez Petithomme: … the reproduction of your own work is always at stake, and even more so here in the context of the current book: an artist’s book and an autonomous work playing with the publication format as opposed to a conventional exhibition catalogue or a classical artist’s monograph. Was this a way for you to ‘get around’ the reproduction of your works?

Alexandra Leykauf: … I consider installation views not only as documents of a past situation, but as something like shards, pieces of a whole — to stay with the metaphor of the kaleidoscope you introduced. You’ve suggested earlier that there is an “elsewhere” that arises within the various layers of reproduction in my work; maybe here that’s located between the pages of this book.

CSP: And is it also a way to mirror your own process of creation — where the book remains the initial vehicle and source of your work, here to return again as a form, as in the current book …?

AL: … yes, at the end of our conversation we return to the book, but also to the beginning: an observation of the act of looking and of our own position towards that at which we look.

Alexandra Leykauf
Roma Publications
ISBN 9789491843563
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Infrastructure Canada Book Presentation, Daniel Young & Christian Giroux, with graphic designer Katja Gretzinger, interviewed by AA Bronson @ Motto Berlin 14.03.16

Posted in 2016, Artist Book, books, events, Motto Berlin event on March 10th, 2016
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Bridges, tunnels, pipelines, hydroelectric lines, public transit, dams, ports, navigational aids for waterways and
airspace, communication towers—infrastructure is the foundation of our economy and society. Filmed using a
35mm motion picture camera, this project provides a core sample of infrastructure interventions in Canada’s
landscape. Drawing on statistical information on expenditures since 1947 in order to proportionally represent
investment in different sectors, the artists chose these one hundred objects and locations as a subset reflecting diversity
of region and type. Presented in random order, they function as a rigorous dérive through nodes in the network of a material body that can be thought of as comprising a single piece of architecture.

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Project book includes essays by Jonathan Shaughnessy, Richard William Hill, and Carlotta Daró
Published by Oakville Galleries

 

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Starship #14.

Posted in art, Artist magazine, magazines on March 9th, 2016
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Contributors to Starship 14: Tenzing Barshee, John Beeson, Bernadette Corporation, Gerry Bibby, Juliette Blightman, Mercedes Bunz, Lou Cantor, Mihaela Chiriac, Jay Chung, Anders Clausen, Friederike Clever, Hans-Christian Dany, Jimmy DeSana, Nikola Dietrich, Francesca Drechsler, Martin Ebner, Heike-Karin Föll, Wolfgang Gantner, Julian Göthe, Karl Holmqvist, Judith Hopf, Helena Huneke, Yuki Kimura, Jakob Kolding, Chris Kraus, Nicolas Linnert, Thomas Locher, Robert Meijer, Ariane Müller, Christopher Müller, Henrik Olesen, Kirsten Pieroth, Michael Pfrommer, Eileen Quinlan, Daniel Reuter, Nina Rhode, Mark von Schlegell, Heji Shin, Valerie Stahl von Stromberg, Ed Steck, Cheyney Thompson, Vera Tollmann, Taocheng Wang, Haytham El-Wardany, Amelie von Wulffen, Stephanie Wurster, Mark van Yetter, Florian Zeyfang. Design: Dan Solbach, with Philip Reinartz. Cover: Julian Göthe

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TXT IMG. Katharina Gaenssler. Spector Books

Posted in Artist Book, exhibition catalogue, exhibitions, photography on March 5th, 2016
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Catalogue raisonné and artist book: TXT IMG brings together forty-one projects by Katharina Gaenssler, from her first photo installation in 2003 up to her latest project Bauhaus Staircase on display on the stairs of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Like her photo installations, where hundreds of single images come together to create a large-scale work, this monograph is shaped by the contrast between the fragment and the whole. It includes all the thirty-four texts that have been written to date about Gaenssler’s work and every one of the 407,954 photographs she has taken to provide the material basis for her projects. The myriad tiny individual images combine on the pages of the book to form abstract colour sequences – taken as a whole they can be interpreted anew, becoming a photographic manifestation somewhere between a colour code and a dynamic spatial expanse.

This book is published to coincide with the exhibition Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Highway Magazine Issue 2. Vicente Gutierrez (ed.)

Posted in distribution, magazines, music on March 4th, 2016
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Highway Issue 2
Summer – Fall 2015

Contents by and with:

In brief:

• Sound artist Israel Martínez discusses his work amid Mexico’s War on Drugs. A profound interview on the power of sound art.

• Mark Fisher. An interview with the radical music writer and acclaimed author of Capitalist Realism and Ghosts of My Life on music and culture today, Popular Modernism, time wars, music culture and Neoliberalism and the borrowed phrase, “the slow cancellation of the future.” Editor’s pick.

• Dadabots. A presentation of open-source algorithms which search, remix and post music throughout the Soundcloud community as told through a correspondence with the musician-hackers.

• Editorial on Spectatorship (Part 1). Read exclusive opinion, stories and revelations on what it means to be a spectator today [and yesterday] from Katie Alice Greer (Priests), Dan Deacon, Mark Andersen (Positive Force DC), Kim Gordon (Essay reproduction) and Ian MacKaye (Q & A format).

• The Photography of Sebastian Mayer. A select presentation from the accomplished German photographer.

• An Anthology of Recording Music, Volume 1. A new on-going section presents a wide variety of artists relating the situational boundaries of composing one song before presenting it to the band or entering the recording studio. Read personal accounts from C Spencer Yeh, James Hoff, Julia McFarlane (Twerps), Jane Penny (TOPS), Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz), Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance), Benoît Pioulard, Greg Saunier (Deerhoof) and more.

• Decoder. An original essay by Dan Barrow to reread and reactivate this Burroughs-inspired and nearly-forgotten punk & new wave film for 2015 and beyond.

• Visual Essay: Hundebiss. An invitational spread to the Italian imprint. Exclusive to the print edition.

In more detail:

Our second issue begins with a profound and inspiring conversation with Israel Martínez, a remarkable sound artist whose work is recorded amid Mexico’s on-going Narcowars. Since 2010, the Mexican sound artist has been reflecting, recording, documenting and exhibiting the symbolic, personal, financial, legal, civic and human costs of Mexico’s War on Drugs. Martinez’ sound and installation work has been exhibited around the world and select works are in two of Latin America’s most notable art collections. This is Martínez first substantial interview in English and includes material printed for the first time. Samples of sound work by Martínez accompany the conversation in our App edition and will be posted online soon.

In the editor’s letter of our first issue, the words “seemingly cancelled times” were used to gesture towards an interview which has been on our mind for some time. We present a straight-forward, long-form, radical interview with the music writer, culture theorist and teacher, Mark Fisher. Fisher has garnered praise for Capitalist Realism and Ghosts of My Life as one can read in an accolade from 2014: “After the brilliance of Capitalist Realism, Ghosts Of My Life confirms Mark Fisher’s role as our greatest and most trusted navigator of these times out of joint, through all their frissons and ruptures, among all their apparitions and spectres, past, present and future. — David Peace, author of the Red Riding Quartet and Red or Dead.” The interview discusses music and mainstream culture, Popular Modernism, post-punk, “lost futures,” the intersections of music and politics and the borrowed phrase, “the slow cancellation of the future.” Fisher elaborates on select excerpts from his [radical] writing in addition to his personal life and career as a writer in this “life with music.”

As algorithms increasingly play a role in our life with music, this issue profiles the on-going and open-source Dadabots project initiated by two computer programmers and musicians. An exclusive to the magazine, the interview presents a portrait of these non-human bot “musicians” which explore and present the intriguing possibilities of generative music and autonomy across social media platforms.

Our second commissioned editorial presents revelations on spectatorship in live music through our own original route, by exploring a supposed space between how we look at artists on stage and how they look back at us. Read exclusive and original stories and opinions from Katie Alice Greer (“We’re very strategic in how we operate and create”), Dan Deacon (“The internet is not the problem. Mid-size venues are disappearing”), Mark Andersen (That’s the revolution in punk, if there is one”) and Ian MacKaye (“That’s the point for the record company, but it shouldn’t be the point for the band”) with the exception of a contribution from Kim Gordon, a reproduction of “I’m really scared when I kill in my dreams” (1983) and this issue’s object of interest. As a conversation starter, habituated and transcendent acts and moments of performance and watching are shared and discussed over 60 immersive pages. Anonymous and previously unpublished photography from the Fugazi Live Series Archive accompanies the text.

The next 20 pages are dedicated to the photography of accomplished German photographer Sebastian Mayer, who has photographed several music magazine covers over a decade. A friend of the magazine, Mayer shares encounters with the likes of Iggy Pop, EYE Yamataka, Pansonic, Matthew Herbert, Carsten Nicolai, Ryuichi Sakamoto and more from some of Berlin’s heyday.

Our new on-going section, An Anthology of Recording Music, Volume 1, presents first hand accounts of artists’ headspace before entering a studio to record a song. This free-form collection listens for boundaries of writing and recording one particular song. A wide variety of scenarios of cultural production are revealed as the following notable artists discuss one song: C Spencer Yeh, James Hoff, Julia McFarlane (Twerps), Jane Penny (TOPS), Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz), Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance), Benoît Pioulard, Greg Saunier (Deerhoof) and more.

To close, a commissioned essay by writer, poet and critic Dan Barrow on an almost-forgotten punk & new wave film, Decoder (released in West Germany in 1984). Barrow’s essay profoundly reads and contextualizes the film, reactivating it for 2015 and beyond. The essay is accompanied by rare photography from the film’s production. The last pages of Issue 2 present another new on-going section for HIGHWAY: an invitational visual essay in which over 10 pages of editorial space are given over to the Italian imprint, Hundebiss to present [a distilled] visual manifestation of the label’s vision. The visual essay is exclusive to the print edition so get a print copy in our store.

 

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Transparent Movement. Julius Göthlin. Moon Space Books.

Posted in art, books, drawing on February 29th, 2016
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A risograph printed artist book by Julius Göthlin, made out of a series of close-ups of his paintings.

Pages: 32
Size: 28 x 40 cm
Isbn: 978-91-980115-5-5
Print: Risograph

The publication is released in 150 numbered copies

 

€25.00

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