Villa, How to Use. Leonor Antunes. BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE

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Villa, How to Use

With essays by Maria Berman, Nuria Enguita Mayo, Ricardo Nicolau, Dieter Roelstraete, Doris von Drathen English Designed by Purtill Family Business 207 × 254 mm, 128 pages, 55 color and 8 b/w, illustrations, softcover
The first monograph to be published on the work of Leonor Antunes, villa, how to use is released in association with the exhibition Antunes conceived for the Serralves Villa in 2011. The result of a close collaboration between the artist and graphic designer Conny Purtill, this fully-illustrated publication includes installation views of Antunes’ exhibition (which featured works produced by the artist over the past decade alongside pieces specifically created for the Villa spaces), as well as five essays that offer an in-depth survey on Antunes’ art.

Dieter Roelstraete highlights the speculative concerns that, under the blanket term architecture, Antunes shares with the three most important German-speaking philosophers of the twentieth century (Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and Adorno): identity and belonging, homeliness and uprootedness, measures and proportion, space and balance. Taking the case study of Manhattan’s Park Avenue after WWII, Maria Berman examines the theme of duplication in architecture. Doris van Drathen finds in Leonor Antunes’ work the use of “measurement” as a tool of grasping the world. Nuria Enguita Mayo addresses the problems of duplication, faktura and restriction, while Ricardo Nicolau reflects on the dialogue of the artist with the architecture of the Serralves Villa and the memory of other buildings from the history of modernism.

Author: Leonor Antunes
Publisher: BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE
Language: English
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-943514-19-3
€24.00

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Human – Space – Machine. Stage experiments at the Bauhaus. Müller & Wesse (Stephan Müller) and Luise Bartels Torsten Blume, Christian Hiller. Spector Books

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Human – Space – Machine. Stage experiments at the Bauhaus

In 1921, Walter Gropius founded a theater workshop at the Bauhaus. It conducted new research and experiments on the relationship between humans and technology. The central protagonists Lothar Schreyer, Oskar Schlemmer, and László Moholoy-Nagy investigated the issues of mechanization, machine industrialization, and rationalization. They sought a new, meaningful relationship with the dynamized, increasingly technically animated environment. In their stage laboratory, they developed abstract motion studies, designed atmosphere machines, and built theater apparatus. They also organized the famous Bauhaus celebrations, where they staged themselves as a collective of “new humans”. For the first time, an exhibition and a catalog with sketches, drawings, photographs as well as films, figurines, costumes, models, and apparatus are now devoted to the experiments and concepts of the legendary Bauhaus stage.

Author: Müller & Wesse (Stephan Müller) and Luise Bartels Torsten Blume, Christian Hiller
Publisher: Spector Books
Language: English
Pages: 252
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9783944669229
€36.00

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Miklós Klaus Rózsa. Christof Nüssli, Christoph Oeschger. Spector Books & cpress.

Posted in books, distribution, photography, politics on May 8th, 2014
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Miklós Klaus Rózsa

The photographer and political activist Miklós Klaus Rózsa (*1954) was kept under surveillance for years by the Swiss Federal Office of Police, the Cantonal police, and the municipal police of Zurich. His photographs as well as the State Protection files compiled on him from 1971 – 1989 form the basis for the book. Christof Nüssli and Christoph Oeschger juxtapose the text produced by the state and the images produced by the monitored person. The collage of these sources produces new images that reveal the history of a politically agitated time in Switzerland. The two lines of narration could not be more antithetic: On the one hand are the images by Rózsa which document the events from the midst of the agitation, the Zurich youth movement of the 1980s. On the other hand the surveillance files demonstrate the distanced and often uncomprehending gaze of the police observing the occurrences. The montage brings the conflict between Rózsa’s images and the State Security texts to light. Observation and counter-observation clash. The book will be published in cooperation with cpress, Zurich.

Author: Christof Nüssli, Christoph Oeschger
Publisher: Spector Books & cpress
Language: German-English
Pages: 600
Binding: Softcover
€42.00

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Klebstoff 6. Stickermag. Wildsmile studios

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Klebstoff 6

We proudly present the sixth issue of our stickermag and are very happy that you are still enthusiastic and eager for new interventions, silly comments, handmade gfx, illustrations and tributes to our heros.
This time we present among all the invited artists the of the 2012 International Stickeraward which were exhibited at the last years edition of the CYNETART FESTIVAL in Dresden, Germany.
But there are very special contributions from the social side of the moon as well: a special about Egypt’s political street scene and a word from out friends from THE ONION ROUTER. Hope you enjoy the stuff as we do. The cover was designed on the dark side too: check out little glow in the dark experiment.

Publisher: wildsmile studios
Language: english
Pages: 46
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-944960-00-5
€9.90

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Traffic Kids. Peter Rauch. CIP – Kataložni zapis o publikaciji.

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Traffic Kids

Author: Peter Rauch
Publisher: CIP – Kataložni zapis o publikaciji
Size: 18 x 12 cm
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-961-91897-2-6

€10.00

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Pop Up Press @ Motto Berlin. Zine release and Tattoo session. 10.05.2014.

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PopUp Press present new publications and posters, as well as a tattoo session featuring

Tony Weingartner
www.isneyland.fr

Diana Buraka
www.burakaphotography.tumblr.com

Bitch Ink
www.bitchinktattoo.tumblr.com

Valentin
www.vtatau.tumblr.com

Gael Cleinow aka Hand Job Tattoo
www.gael-cleinow-tattoo.tumblr.com/

Appointments are advised via popuppress(at)gmail.com.

Saturday 10th May, 14.00 start.

Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68
Berlin 10997

 

TYO-WTC. Taiji Matsue. Akaaka Art Publishing

Posted in books, photography on May 5th, 2014
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TYO-WTC

Matsue’s message is that in a city there has only ever been and will always be development, only generation, and to this there is no alternative. Construction works have always been starting everywhere. After finishing, they start again. A city is an unceasing cycle of construction and destruction. And this in Tokyo, an amorphous place, almost entirely bereft of green, and peerless in its absence of planning. With no retraceable origin and no possibility of future completion, there is only development, ever-repeating generation. It is the bold challenge of capturing this within the depth of a limited time which has brought us TYO-WTC.

Author: Taiji Matsue
Publisher: Akaaka Art Publishing
Language: English/Japanese
Pages: 112
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9784865410020

€25.00

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The Exhibitionist 9. Jens Hoffmann (Ed.).

Posted in art, distribution, exhibitions, Journals, magazines on April 30th, 2014
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The Exhibitionist 9

Overture
Jens Hoffmann and Lumi Tan
Curator’s Favorites
Monika Szewczyk – Idolizing Twilight
Chen Tamir – Liminal Spaces
Hendrik Folkerts – WACK the Canon!
Back in the Day
Inés Katzenstein – Experiencias 68: A Threshold
Missing in Action
Lucy Lippard – After a Fashion: The Group Show
introduced by Chelsea Haines
Attitude
Massimiliano Gioni – What I Did Last Summer
Assessments: Bergen Assembly 2013: Monday Begins Saturday
Christopher Y. Lew – Workers’ Compensation
Ase Lovgren – More Verbs, Please
Laurel Ptak – Art in the Age of the Norwegian Semi-Social-Democratic-Post-Welfare-State
Johanne Nordby Werno – Love for Labour
Rigorous Research
Germano Celant – The Territories of Exhibition
Six x Six
Ngahiraka Mason, Fionn Meade, Pable Léon de la Barra, Fillipa Ramos, Maria Inés Rodriguez, Syrago Tsiara
Rear Mirror
Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers and Tina Kukielsky – Considering the 2013 Carnegie International
Jennifer Gross – The Société Anonyme’s Dada Destiny

Edited by Jens Hoffmann, Julian Myers-Szupinska, Lumi Tan
Pages: 84
Issn: 2038-0984
€10.00

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Film as a Form of Writing. Quinn Latimer talks to Akram Zaatari. WIELS & Motto Books

Posted in art, books, distribution, film on April 30th, 2014
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Film as a Form of Writing

Film as a Form of Writing is published and distributed by Motto Books in collaboration with WIELS. The trilingual book, designed by Joris Kritis, centres around a recent in-depth interview conducted by critic Quinn Latimer with Akram Zaatari.

Akram Zaatari: ‘It is a film, a thought that took the form of an artwork. As with most of my work, it is made for time; it is both a testimony of where I come from and a mark I care to leave for the future—again as thought, not as data or records. Let’s call it alternative writing that uses the form of letters.’

Softcover, 170 x 220 mm, 72 pages, ill. b/w
Edited by Dirk Snauwaert and Caroline Dumalin
Texts by Dirk Snauwaert, Quinn Latimer and Akram Zaatari
Graphic design by Joris Kritis
Languages: English, French, Dutch
Published by WIELS & Motto Books
ISBN: 978-9-078937-22-7

€15.00

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LISTEN. Alex Turgeon. Motto Books

Posted in books on April 26th, 2014

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Author: Alex Turgeon
Publisher: Motto Books
Language: English
Pages: 36
Binding: Softcover

€8.00

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