Reasons to Be Cheerful. Chloë Delanghe. WIELS & Motto Books

Posted in 2016, Artist Book, distribution, photography, writing on April 2nd, 2016
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Reasons to Be Cheerful by Chloë Delanghe deals with the problematic of portraiture and the supposed weight of image making. The book is a fragmented portrait of the artist’s mother Sally Kovacsik. The first chapter, composed of portraits made by Sally’s husband Geert Delanghe, shows her just before and after childbirth. The second chapter, on the contrary, juxtaposes family portraits with objects, rooms, letters and notes. Each image of the book functions as contained gestures, seeking both remoteness and closeness. Moreover, photographs of Welsh castles repeat this conflicting movement. Reasons to be Cheerful is a disorientation of images, a fragmented portrait.

Editor: Chloë Delanghe
Graphic Designer: Dylan Van Elewyck
Photography: Chloë Delanghe and Geert Delanghe
Text: Sally Gabrielle Kovacsik
Published by WIELS, Brussels and Motto Books, Lausanne/Berlin

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Pressure Loss. Nicola Ratti. Where To Now?

Posted in 2016, distribution, Vinyl on April 1st, 2016
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Artist / Title : Nicola Ratti ‘Pressure Loss’
Format : LP + Download Card.
Cat : WTNLP04

Tracklist;
A1. W9
A2. W12
A3. W10
A4. W11

B1. W6
B2. W5
B3. Decrease
B4. W4

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Mixed by Nicola Ratti, additional mix and mastering by Giuseppe Ielasi.

Sleeve Photograph by Allegra Martin.
Design by Studio of the immaculate heart.

LP + Download card. limited to 500 copies.

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Nicola Ratti holds a rich history in the world of experimental and minimalist composition, having released music under his own name on labels such as Kning Disk, Anticipate, Preservation, Holidays, and Senufo Editions and in recent times concentrating his energy into his collaborative project ‘Bellows’, work which has seen the light thanks to Entr’acte Records and most recently Boomkat Editions. His latest solo work ‘Pressure Loss’ finds Ratti at a potential turning point in his musical career, exploring rhythm and tonality with a new vigour, in a way which embraces the fluid and consistently evolving modern world of electronic music, yet still references a history of electronics, limiting his sound palette to work only using the Serge and ARP Modular Synthesizer.

Bass, rhythm and melody, those basic ingredients of musical composition, are always present throughout the 8 compositions Ratti presents here, although it is almost like this balance was only briefly explained to someone who had never heard a conventional music piece before and was then left alone to improvise with the recipe with deep curiosity. A devastating pulse runs throughout, acting as a basin for a world of strange syncopated rhythms caught amid sonar blips, ghostly serrated hi-hats and dripping stalactites. The fluttering melodies that creep around the compositions’ edges sound like a tentative and childlike version of grime’s simple but visceral paranoid hooks. Bass, rhythm and melody, those basic ingredients of musical composition, are always present throughout the 8 compositions Ratti presents here, although it is almost like this balance was only briefly explained to someone who had never heard a conventional music piece before and was then left alone to improvise with the recipe with deep curiosity. A devastating pulse runs throughout, acting as a basin for a world of strange syncopated rhythms caught amid sonar blips, ghostly serrated hi-hats and dripping stalactites. The fluttering melodies that creep around the compositions’ edges sound like a tentative and childlike version of grime’s simple but visceral paranoid hooks.

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Cura. #21. Ilaria Marotta and Andrea Baccin (Ed.).

Posted in art, distribution, magazines on March 29th, 2016
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CURA. No. 21
Cover by Zoe Williams, INSIDE THE COVER
 Zoe Williams. Bodily Landscapes by Florencia Chernajovsky, PORTRAITS IN THE EXHIBITION SPACE, The Curator as Muse: Kynaston McShine, the Artist and the Museum by Lorenzo Benedetti, EXHIBITION LITERATURE: The Exhibition as Poem by Jean-Max Colard, POP-UP SECTION: DISPLAY ISSUE 02, Haim Steinbach. A Grammar of Nonsense by Frances Loeffler, ARTIST’S PROJECT: Mystical Substitution by Slavs and Tatars, ABOUT
Andra Ursuta by Myriam Ben Salah, ARTIST’S PROJECT by Puppies Puppies, SPOTLIGHT: A Transcribed Conversation between
Simon Denny and Hans Ulrich Obrist, ABOUT: Cecile B. Evans by Martha Kirszenbaum, A VISIT TO: Emily Roysdon. Comedy of Margin, Theatre, Secession, Vienna with Joao Mourao & Luis Silva, ABOUT: Charlie Billingham by James Cahill, ABOUT: Mira Dancy by Sam Korman, HOT! Andrea Crespo by Kari Rittenbach, Dora Budor by Noah Barker, Emily Mae Smith by Laura Phipps & Elisabeth Sherman, Melanie Matranga by Deborah Laks

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Obituary. Nekrolog. Martin Zet.

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution on March 24th, 2016
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Martin Zet
Obituary / Nekrolog
1959 – 2015

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Jon Rafman: Nine Eyes. New Documents.

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, photography on March 22nd, 2016
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In The Nine Eyes of Google Street View (2008–), Jon Rafman employs a new approach to the strategy of artistic appropriation, extracting screenshots from Google Street View’s vast online archive to create singular photographs that range from the lyrical to the abject. Selected from the larger collection of images that comprise his ever-expanding project, the images in this volume illuminate in multiple dimensions our mutually constitutive relationship with images and testify to the importance of Nine Eyes in an increasingly codified, image-saturated world.

Rafman’s photographs appear alongside essays on the work by editor Kate Steinmann, Joanne McNeil, Sohrab Mohebbi, and Gabrielle Moser, as well as a text by the artist himself, written in collaboration with Sandra Rafman.

Edited by Kate Steinmann. Designed by The Future.

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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
28€
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