CLOG @ Bruno. 07.06.2014

Posted in events on June 3rd, 2014


Motto Disco 12: KLAAR

Posted in Motto Disco, music on June 3rd, 2014
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Motto Disco 12: KLAAR – Horizonte II.

Motto Mix 12: KLAAR by Mottobooks on Mixcloud

(Image by Megan Cullen)

1968: Radical Italian Furniture. Maurizio Cattelan & Pieropaolo Ferrari. Deste Foundation / Toilet Paper

Posted in art, books, design, history on June 2nd, 2014
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1968: Radical Italian Furniture

Preface by Maria Cristina Didero. Drawings by Alessandro Mendini.

1968: Radical Italian Design, the newest project from Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari’s Toilet Paper in collaboration with the Deste Foundation in Athens, offers an unorthodox, kaleidoscopic walk through the Dakis Joannou collection of Italian Radical Design furniture. Led by avant-garde design firms such as Archizoom, Superstudio, Global Tools and 9999, Radical Design was firmly opposed to the ethics, and indeed the very notion of, “good design” or taste. Toilet Paper’s bold, mischievous interpretation of Joannou’s collection results in delightful, high-contrast photographs that merge the seductive lines of Radical Design furniture and objects with the curves of the modern-day nymphs cavorting among them. Published as a board book, and named after a year that was pivotal for architecture and design (and, of course, the world at large), 1968 is a collection of dreams and nightmares, an inspiring, eye-popping compendium of colorful, ironic objects and bodies. At once charmingly retro and alarmingly surreal, 1968 includes drawings by one of the Radical Design movement’s foremost architects, Alessandro Mendini.

Author: Maurizio Cattelan & Pieropaolo Ferrari
Publisher: Deste Foundation / Toilet Paper
Language: English
Pages: 120
Binding: Hardcover

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XVI, 2014. Daniel Gustav Cramer.

Posted in art, distribution, photography on June 1st, 2014
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XVI, 2014
. Daniel Gustav Cramer.

These publications are part of the exhibition Vestibule
curated by Aoife Tunney

Merrion Square, Dublin, Ireland
May 16 to September 30, 2014

Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland,
Dublin City Council and The Goethe Institut Ireland

Photographs: Javier Folkenborn
Pre-press: Max Cramer
Printing: Ruksaldruck, Berlin

Edition of 500

Language: English
Size: 27 x 19.5 cm
Binding: 2 Softcover booklets

Price: €11.00

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L’Année Dernière. baukuh, YellowOffice, Stefano Graziani. Motto Books.

Posted in architecture, distribution, Motto Books, newsprint on May 30th, 2014
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L’Année Dernière. baukuh, YellowOffice, Stefano Graziani. Motto Books.

This booklet describes our entry for the competition to design the public spaces surrounding the Humboldt-Forum in Berlin. The competition was launched by the Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt.

With a text by Ido Avissar.

The jury met on 14 and 15 January 2013 and selected the proposal by bbz landscape architects, Berlin. The results of the competition can be seen at:

A short film by Enrico Maisto documented the realization of our model at Palazzo Reale in Milan.

The film is available at:


Dieses Heftchen beschreibt den von uns zum Wettbewerb Freiraumgestaltung Umfeld des Humboldt-Forum Berlin eingereichten Beitrag. Der Wettbewerb wurde von der Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt ausgerufen.

Die Jury traf sich am 14. und 15. Januar 2013 und wählte den Entwurf von bbz landscape, Berlin. Alle Wettbewerbsbeiträge können unter folgender URL eingesehen werden:

Ein Kurzfilm von Enrico Maisto dokumentiert die Realisation unseres Modells im Palazzo Reale in Mailand.

Der Film ist unter

Language: English / German
Size: 24 x 32 cm
ISBN: 978-2-940524-19-8

Price: €5.00

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Szondi/Eden. Olaf Nicolai. Motto Books.

Posted in art, books, distribution, Motto Books, music on May 28th, 2014
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Published on the occasion of the 8th Berlin Biennale.

Silkscreen in black and silver.
Edition of 300.

Author: Olaf Nicolai
Publisher: Motto Books
Language: English / German
Binding: Hardcover


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Sur / Mario Garcia Torres and Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio @ Motto Berlin. 27.05.2014

Posted in events on May 26th, 2014


Sur / Mario Garcia Torres and Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio @ Motto Berlin
from 7pm

On the ocasion of the Berlin Bienniale, a conversation between Mario Garcia Torres and Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio on the work of Conlon Nancarrow and the publication Sur: Issue #1 Studies for Player Piano.

Sur is a contemporary art magazine published out of Mexico City annually. Both a publication and a series of invitations, Sur is premised on an aesthetics of encounter, specifically between the writing, art, and ideas expressed in Mexican culture in relation to discourses, philosophies, and art generated elsewhere. Published in both Spanish and English, Sur creates a new and necessary space for engaging and amplifying such discussions.

Issue #1 departs from the concept of a player piano and specifically addresses certain fragments of the life and work of experimental composer Conlon Nancarrow (1912-1997). Although an American, Nancarrow exiled himself to Mexico, where he could openly belong to the Communist party with social and political impunity. There, he became famous for a series of scores, entitled Studies for Player Piano (1948-1960 and 1965-1992), making him one of the first composers to write scores for machines to play. Although he lived in relative isolation in Mexico, he did become a Mexican citizen in 1955 and enjoyed a close collaboration with the Mexican modern architect and muralist Juan O’Gorman with whom he worked to build his house in Mexico City.

Sur is published by Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite.

An Invocation. Mike Nelson. Focal Point Gallery.

Posted in books on May 22nd, 2014


An Invocation. Mike Nelson. Focal Point Gallery.

Using a selection of books chosen from the former Southend Central Library’s withdrawn stock, Nelson has created a permanent installation, concealed within the internal cavity walls of the new gallery. As the only visible record of the hidden artwork, this artist’s publication documents the covers of the five hundred and thirty books, which have been methodically documented and reproduced over 1,000 pages. This limited edition artist’s book (with PVC jacket) contains an interview between Director of Focal Point Gallery, Andrew Hunt and the artist Mike Nelson.


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Releeeeease party of PEACOCKS WITH HICCUPS @ Motto Berlin. 25/5/2014.

Posted in Motto Berlin event, performance on May 22nd, 2014
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Releeeeease party of PEACOCKS WITH HICCUPS @ Motto Berlin

Sunny sunday afternoon releeeeease party of new issue of Poetic Series; PEACOCKS WITH HICCUPS
featuring poems by Luna Miguel, Catherine Wagner and Karl Holmqvist and drawings by Koo Jeong-A. There will be a bar and a spoken word reading by Karl Holmqvist so pleeeease swing by.

Sunday 25/05
4pm @ Motto Berlin

Skalitzer Str. 68
im Hinterhof
Berlin 10997

I’m In Business! D. Dowbekin & L. Liccini (Eds.). Doppell.

Posted in writing on May 22nd, 2014


I’m In Business! D. Dowbekin & L. Liccini (Eds.). Doppell.

A banter of words, a book of jokes, a collection of puns—this publication celebrates and compiles 66 fine examples of the traditional English to and fro phrase game: I’m in business.

The witty play of idioms and connotations, valued by many for it’s somewhat childish approach and humorous take on various professions, has finally been put to paper for the first time.


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