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
Australia

 

Petunia #6

Posted in art, distribution, photography, writing on November 15th, 2014
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Petunia #6

 

(Known as the “perversion vs resistance issue”)

with contributions by Marie Angeletti, Tenzing Barshee, Anna-Sophie Berger, Buenos Tiempos International, Jana Euler, Jeanne Graff, Adriana Lara, Kate Newby, Linda Nochlin & Julia Trotta, Emilie Pitoiset, Myles Starr, Susana Vargas-Cervantes and Alexandra Zuckermann.

Design : Ramaya Tegegne

Language: English, French
Pages: 79
Size: 20 X 30 cm

Price: 5.00

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Joe Hamilton: Hyper Geography book launch and screening @ Motto IMA. 13.11.2014.

Posted in art, Artist Book, Motto IMA, video, writing on November 11th, 2014
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Joe Hamilton: Hyper Geography book launch and screening @ Motto IMA. 13.11.2014.

Motto and IMA is pleased to present the Australian launch of Joe Hamilton’s artist book, Hyper Geography, published by Jean Boîte Éditions, 2014. The publication, a four meter long unfoldable leporello, includes a previously unpublished essay by Nicolas Thély – Landscapes Without Roots: In Search of the Foundations of an Interconnected World.

The launch will be accompanied by a looped projection of selected works by the artist.

Thursday 13th November, 6pm start.

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

 

PIN-UP 17. Felix Burrichter (Ed.)

Posted in architecture, distribution, magazines, photography on November 10th, 2014
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PIN–UP 17 Fall Winter 2014/15 The Post-Normal Issue

Featuring: Mario Botta Sou Fujimoto Kelly Wearstler Kulapat Yantrasast Carla Juaçaba Wolfgang Tillmans + a 50-Page Norway Special and a Mies Crown Hall Prize supplement with projects by Herzog & de Meuron, Steven Holl, Rafael Iglesia, OMA, Smiljan Radic, Alvaro Siza, and Cristian Undurraga.

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The Reminder. Behnam Sadighi. Motto Books

Posted in art, distribution, exhibitions, Motto Books, photography, writing on November 7th, 2014
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The Reminder. Behnam Sadighi. Motto Books

This publication is part of the project The Reminder by Behnam Sadighi, conceived in the frame of the fellowship programme MOP CAP 2013 with an exhibition at The Showroom from September 8 – 13, 2014 and the residency programme Delfina Foundation in London.

From December 2013 to October 2014 Behnam Sadighi worked closely with curator and theorist Doreen Mende to develop his The Reminder project for the MOP CAP 2013 Winner’s Exhibition. Prior to the exhibition Behnam undertook a three-month residency at the Delfina Foundation. As part of the Prize a series of events including an exhibition, a panel discussion and a book launch formed Behnam Saidghi’s fellowship during his stay in London.

Sadighi’s work is founded in documentary photography. He develops his ideas through the phenomena of his surroundings caused by socio-political and cultural issues. The experiences that have the most powerful effects on Iranian lifestyle and relationships,  particularly in urban environments. These changes in phenomena and self, play an integral role in reflecting his personal interpretation of life and living.

The Reminder is an attempt towards an-other look at the Facebook profile pictures of Iran’s youth. Through a reconstruction of the portraits their authorship is lost in the midst of their innumerability. These pictures, usually taken as snapshots, seem to conceal the represented person as well as all of the elements that characterise them. Does such loss of the authorship and privation of representation occur because of the countlessness of the photographs, or is it because their viewers are skimming through them so quickly? Is it caused by a desire in making and/or representing a different sort of being in a matter of seconds? Or, it is such way of doing, a remembrance of an existence that shares the untold and the hidden in a corner of time?

(Each publication includes one poster from a series of eight.)

Language: English / Farsi

Size: 20 x 27.5 cm

ISBN: 9782940524297

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POV paper issue 1. La Fête du Slip, sexualities festival

Posted in art, distribution, film, illustration, Journals, photography, writing on November 7th, 2014
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POV paper issue 1. La Fête du Slip, sexualities festival

Swiss-based quarterly mind fucking paper about gender and sexuality, linked to the sex-positive festival La Fête du Slip. Sexy photos, illustrations, erotic fiction, reviews of porn and interesting films, records to listen, dance and fuck to, a selection of sex-positive events, as well as critical articles on theory, politics, sex-education, and lots more!

Journal, full color, under cellophane. First printing 1000 copies.

TEXTS BY: María Bala (porn performer and filmmaker, and member of the Toytool Comiteé), Marianne Chargois (dancer, contortionist, sex-worker, author of Le Petit Théâtre Masturbatoire (Humus) shortlisted for the Prix Sade 2014), Yiss H. Heimer (poet), Sasha Osipovich (co-founder and director of La Fête du Slip, sexualities festival), Viviane Morey co-founder and artistic director of La Fête du Slip, sexualities festival), Michel P. (Humus Library Lausanne), Matthias Strogoff (author). IMAGES BY: Louisa Gagliardi (illustrator), Romain Mader & Nadja Kilchhofer (Photographers)

Language: English, French, Spanish

Size: 31,5 x 47 cm

€5.00

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Micronaut 5: Keith Boadwee

Posted in Artist Book, distribution on November 5th, 2014
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Micronaut 5: Keith Boadwee

Book published on the occasion of the exhibition
Keith Boadwee, 1989—2013 Hacienda Zürich,
Essays by Nicole Eisenman Justin Lieberman
Editors: Julien Gremaud & Pierre Girardin
June 12 – July 5, 2014. Micronaut n°5, June 2014
ISBN 978—2—8399—1442—0

ISBN: 9782839914420

Language: English

€25.00

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Fotograf #24: Seeing is Believing. Pavel Banka (Ed.)

Posted in distribution, magazines, photography on October 31st, 2014
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Fotograf #24: Seeing is Believing. Pavel Banka (Ed.).

The issue entitled “Seeing is Believing” tackles the imaginary space “through the mirror” which deals with phenomena existing on the margins of scientific knowledge. Here photography plays the role of medium, documentary record, witness, and even of a means of evidence which attests to paranormal phenomena, spiritism, decadence, thoughtography (“mental photography”) and so on. On the other hand, the nature of the theme also touches certain motifs of the visual arts, such as mirroring, ghost images, and trompe l’oeil, even branching into Surrealism. The issue will combine the aforementioned approaches and perspectives, hoping to provoke mediation on the relationship between the technological image and reality, and on the authenticity of the medium of photography itself.

Tomokichi Fukurai
František Drtikol
Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Ryan Thompson
Asger Carlsen
František Vobecký
Christoph Keller
Gerard Byrne
Michal Heiman
Július Koller
Taiyo Onorato a Nico Krebs
Mário Bihári a Bjőrn Steinz
Junsheng Zhou
Jiří Černický
Paul Bogaers
Emir Šehanović
Theory – Oana Mateescu
Discoveries – Katarína Hrušková, Bastienne Schmidt, Michael Borek

Language: English
ISSN: 1213-9602

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Surpllus: Talk and book launch @ Motto IMA. 01.11.2014.

Posted in architecture, art, books, critique, design, events, graphic design, Motto IMA, Theory on October 29th, 2014
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Surpllus: Talk and book launch @ Motto IMA. 01.11.2014.

IMA and Motto present a talk by Melbourne-based designer and publisher Brad Haylock.

Haylock is program manager of the newly updated Master of Communication Design program at RMIT University, and founding editor of Surpllus, an independent publishing imprint that focuses on critical and speculative practices across art, design, architecture and writing. This talk will consider the politics of publishing and the contested significance of print in the digital age.

Haylock’s talk will be followed by the Brisbane launch of Surpllus #17, Tom Nicholson’s Cartoons for Joseph Selleny, an artist’s book produced as a part of the solo exhibition of the same name at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, and shown in the exhibition Allegory of the Cave Painting at Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, both in 2014.

Saturday 1st November, 4pm

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

 

mono.kultur #37, JAMES NACHTWEY: SHARDS OF TIME, “To turn our backs is a form of acceptance.”

Posted in distribution, photography on October 27th, 2014
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mono.kultur #37, JAMES NACHTWEY: SHARDS OF TIME, “To turn our backs is a form of acceptance.”

 

Our new issue with the legendary war photographer James Nachtwey has been a long time in the making – two and a half years in fact – but as it happens, it could not have been released at a more relevant moment, with a new wave of terror in form of the IS shaking up the Middle East, frontlines between Russia and the West hardening, and Ebola wreaking havoc in West Africa. All of which are themes of the kind that Nachtwey has dedicated his life to for more than 30 years.   Inspired by the press images from the Vietnam War that told a very different story to the official government statements, James Nachtwey found his calling that he would pursue with determination and compassion that are admirable: to document the effects of war, terror and disease. In the hope of raising awareness and inspiring intervention and change, his photographs are neither easy to look at nor easy to forget.   Having witnessed and reported on the defining conflicts and tragedies of the past three decades – from the revolutions of South America and Eastern Europe to the famines in Africa, from 9/11 to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – Nachtwey’s photographs focus on the costs of war: the suffering of civilians, the damage and the scars.   There is no doubt that Nachtwey’s images are a challenge – to the powers that be by proposing an unflinching look at the reality on the ground, at the effects of politics on human lives, but also to us as their audience, by questioning our implication and, quite simply, by opening our eyes to the world.   In a rare and frank interview with mono.kultur, James Nachtwey talked about his struggles with photography, the different realities of war, and why images have the power to create change.   Graphically, the issue is at its most reduced, giving ample space to let the power of words and images unfold: coming in two separate booklets, it presents a personal and uncommented selection of James Nachtwey’s work in one, and a highly intriguing and challenging conversation in the other.

mono.kultur #37 Autumn 2014 / English / 15 x 20 cm / 52 Pages Introduction & Interview by Kai von Rabenau Photographs by James Nachtwey Design by Edwin van Gelder / Mainstudio
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