PERIODICO #1. Marc Asekhame & Teo Schifferli (eds)

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, Wholesale on May 23rd, 2017
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PERIODICO #1. Marc Asekhame & Teo Schifferli (eds)

Editorial
Marc Asekhame in conversation with Julia Moritz
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Hammersmith
Timothy Standring

Sceneries: a dialogue on publishing arrangements
Sabrina Tarasoff in conversation with Naoki Suter-Shudo

Ursina Gysi

VENUS
Ilya Lipkin

Supplements, Models, Prototypes
Christopher Williams

Zones of Accumulated Distortion
Jan Vorisek

How I Wrote ‘Elastic Man’
Bob Nickas

Olivia
Miriam Laura Leonardi

WORD SQUARES
Karl Holmqvist

Bleeding From The Waist
Amy Lien & Enzo Camacho

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SCREEN. Arthur Fouray. Tombolo Presses

Posted in Artist Book, books, Motto Berlin store on May 20th, 2017
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“SCREEN” is a multimedia artist book by Arthur Fouray. Its title, embodies his artistic process which spreads here through two main formats: painting / serigraphy on cushions and a printed material. Arthur Fouray began his career in 2015 with his solo show “Specter” at Espace Quark, Geneva. Through art and decoration history, he questions the shift between painting before the industrial revolution and the cinematographic experience. He proposes to the onlooker an art experience which teases the unsaid.

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032c #32. Joerg Koch (ed.). 032c Workshop.

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, Wholesale on May 18th, 2017
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Issue #32 – Summer 2017: “US vs. THEM”

How do you find truth in an age without facts? The answer: wake up and stick together. In this issue’s dossier “US vs. THEM,” creative director RICHARD TURLEY explores how the Global Right Wing’s blatant disregard for reality has given us all a license to become Nonsense Warriors. Turning away from “them” and towards “us,” CATHERINE OPIE, NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE, and STEFANO PILATI take us into their inner circles of friends, while COLLIER SCHORR turns BELLA HADID into Lisa Lyon. We revisit the work of MICHAEL SCHMIDT, and how his community workshops turned Berlin into a cauldron of contemporary photography. JACKIE NICKERSON shows us what Robert Longo looks like with a faster Internet connection, while CARSTEN HÖLLER takes us into his kitchen to explore the post-digital nature of food. We speak with VIRGIL ABLOH as he plots a fashion industry coup d’état and follow JASON DILL on a skate odyssey to hell and back to Fucking Awesome. And, last but not least, we make a pilgrimage to Santo Sospir, the villa on the Riviera where JEAN COCTEAU created his greatest Gesamtkunstwerk.

Also included with the issue, our “HEAT UP HADID” TRANSFER KIT which allows you to create your own t-shirt emblazoned with this issue’s BELLA HADID cover.

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Jean-Luc Moulène. Centre Pompidou. Editions Dilecta

Posted in Artist Book, Editions Dilecta, Jean-Luc Moulene, sculpture on May 18th, 2017
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Jean-Luc Moulène / Centre Pompidou / Editions Dilecta

This work allows us to grasp, through these unpublished works, the richness and complexity of the artist’s abstract and corporeal universe. Jean-Luc Moulène seeks to “objectify” the world through a variety of practices, forms and subjects, by anchoring his reflection in mathematics, and especially in set theory, which can be a metaphor for social space. Using 3D design techniques, he explores operations such as intersection, laterality and cutting in a tension between body and object. His works question the common space, the form that this space takes, its intersection with the individual space.

“The looker: someone who looks, yes, I work for him. If you talk to me about a public or a spectator, I do not know who it is. Perhaps a marketing tool? So, let’s say that “the viewer” is the one to whom one passes the work, because that is what it is, in the background. An artist produces an object and at some point he separates from it, and someone else looks at it. And it is at this moment that the life of the work begins …. It is also for this reason that the work must be closed. Because it does not communicate the results of an experiment, it allows the experiment. And to this end, it is necessary to provide the viewer with a perfectly closed or expired object so that it is he who opens it or inspires it.” »Jean-Luc Moulène

240 pages
21,5 x 28 cm
French / English
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36 Short Stories / Mélanie Bouteloup (ed.) / Bétonsalon

Posted in Bétonsalon, literature, writing on May 17th, 2017

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36 Short Stories – Mélanie Bouteloup (ed.)

36 Short Stories brings together a selec­tion of works and texts, pub­lished, exhib­ited, or col­lected during Bétonsalon – Center for Art and Research’s pro­gram. Presented in the form of a col­lec­tion of short sto­ries, it brings into dialog thirty-six voices and expe­ri­ences—per­sonal and col­lec­tive, fac­tual and fic­tional, and some times for­gotten. Encompassing authors from a wide range of dis­ci­plines, con­tri­bu­tions explore the mar­gins of tra­di­tional his­to­ri­og­raphy and the dis­tri­bu­tion of knowl­edge, employing fic­tion as a means to resist uni­for­mity. In a word, each seeks to decon­struct estab­lished norms and to offer new read­ings of the his­to­ries we con­struct.

Table of contents:

Foreword
Bernard Blistène

Introduction
Mélanie Bouteloup

The Information Man
Edward Ruscha

Shared Letters
Katinka Bock

memos, briefs and reports (on for­mats)
Franck Leibovici

Navigating the Immense Sea
François Aubart

Grosse Fatigue
Camille Henrot and Jacob Bromberg

A Man In the Moon
Johnny Kit Elswa

Reversing the Burden of Proof as Postcolonial Lever
Lotte Arndt

The Most Powerful World of Our Age
Peter Weiss

My Time With Michèle
Annie Tresgot

The Ethical Deed in the Soviet Films of the 1960s and 1970s
Keti Chukhrov

Edouard de Laurot and (the) Cinéma Engagé.
Preliminary Remarks
Nicole Brenez

Re-con­sti­tu­tions: On Mueda, Memória e Massacre, by Ruy Guerra
Raquel Schefer

How Do Images Make Politics?
Petra Bauer

The Civil Contract of Photography:
Terms and Conditions
Ariella Azoulay

Street Art, Collective Action and Dissent in Sana’a
Anahi Alviso-Marino

To Be In a Time of War
Etel Adnan

Letters to Max
Eric Baudelaire

Cidade
Leon Ferrari

Of Borders and Limits of Visual Technologies
Nana Adusei-Poku

Opéra 5 Weeks
Benjamin Seror

Fluidity
Claude Parent

Free Ride: Skating, Galilean Mechanics, and Simple Forms
Introduction – Locomotive Gravity
Raphaël Zarka

Jikken Kobō: The Experimental Workshop in Japan During the 1950s
Mélanie Mermod

A Chronology of Pirate Radio
Thierry Lefebvre

Total Restoration
Louise Hervé and Chloé Maillet

Notes on Scriptology: Voices from the script of the Otolith Group
Morad Montazami

Not Not Over: Archival Engagements in Queer Feminist Art
Mathias Danbolt

Writing the History and Politics of the Future:
Notes on a Few Historiographic Fictions
Kantuta Quirós and Aliocha Imhoff

Lesbian Peoples: Material for a Dictionary
Dictionary – History
Monique Wittig and Sande Zeig

Ethnic Autohistorias-teorías:
Writing the History of the Subject
Gloria Anzaldúa

I, Too
Langston Hughes

American, Haitian, Spanish and Russian Digressions
Sarah Frioux-Salgas

Letter to the Crown Prosecutor Louis-Gilbert Boucher
Furcy

How Do We Live Among the Plants?
Françoise Vergès

Fields of Zombies: Biotech Agriculture and the Privatization of Knowledge
Claire Pentecost

About ADA Magazine:
A Few Questions for Jennifer Sorrell
Mélanie Bouteloup and Garance Malivel

Native Cultural Objects Today in Brazil
Maria Thereza Alves

Justiniano Lamé Has Been Killed
Jimmie Durham

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mono.kultur #43 Fatima Al Qadiri: Embedded Narratives. Fatima Al Qadiri. mono.kultur.

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, Wholesale on May 16th, 2017
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mono.kultur #43 – Spring 2017
FATIMA AL QADIRI: EMBEDDED NARRATIVES
“I want to be heard and not seen.”
Bending and fusing different genres of music, Al Qadiri has released a handful of largely instrumental albums that often imply narratives wrapped in a dystopian atmosphere, evoking an uncanny imagery of our increasingly oversaturated and disorienting information age. It is a simple yet complicated sound that owes as much to electronic music and video game soundtracks as it does to Russian composers and Arab musical traditions.

It is music that draws not only from an eclectic range of contrasting influences, but from a layered personal background: Born in Senegal, Fatima Al Qadiri grew up in Kuwait, but was exposed to electronic music and club culture during frequent stays in London and studies in the USA. It is in New York where she soon established her own place within the art and music scenes, as comfortable producing music in her own name as she is conceiving art installations as a member of the artist collective GCC or providing sound to the fashion shows of labels such as Telfar and Hood by Air.

But regardless of the genre or medium, almost all of Al Qadiri’s work is defined by the thematic undercurrents that run throughout her records, installations, and collaborations, dealing with cultural stereotypes, notions of place and displacement, regional and global politics, and concepts of national but also gender and sexual identity. Hers is a sound very much of the here and now, channeling not only a multi-layered past, but a complicated present, processing a flux of input and information. Sound as a filtered reality, a kind of digital compression of personal obsessions and contemporary concerns.

With mono.kultur, Fatima Al Qadiri talked about the narratives within her music, the cycles of history, and the soundtrack to burning oil fields.

Visually, the issue traces an arc from Fatima Al Qadiri’s youth to her current work. The main imagery comes from her series Bored 1997, for which, at 16, she took photographs of her younger sister Monira dressing up in their father’s clothes. The series is published here for the first time in print, interspersed with stills from a current video work on gender reversal and Kuwaiti rituals, inserted as static stickers.

Interview by Daniel Berndt
Works by Fatima Al Qadiri
Design by Fuchs Borst

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Arthur Fouray + Rachel Walker + Tombolo Presses @Motto Berlin. 18.05.2017

Posted in books, events, Motto Berlin store on May 13th, 2017
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BOOK LAUNCH

SCREEN

Arthur Fouray

Tombolo Presses

ARTIST TALK
Arthur Fouray in conversation with Rachel Walker
7.30 pm

We are happy to invite you to the launch of Tombolo Presses new publication, an artist book by Arthur Fouray. Its title, “Screen”, embodies his artistic process which spreads here across two main formats : painting/serigraphy on cushions and the artist book. The publication sets a comprehensive entry point into a research Arthur Fouray began in 2015 with his solo show “Spectre” at Espace Quark, Geneva. Through art and decoration history, he questions the shift between painting before the industrial revolution and the cinematographic experience. He proposes to the spectator an art experience which skips interaction by teasing the unsaid.

The launch of the book is accompanied by a talk between Rachel Walker and Arthur Fouray. A bookshelf will display books published by Tombolo Presses in recent years.

ARTHUR FOURAY
Arthur Fouray is a French artist born in 1990. His practice analyses through paintings the exhibition format. He is also curator at DOC Paris, France. In 2015, he co-founded the artist-run-space Silicon Malley in Lausanne, Switzerland.

RACHEL WALKER
Rachel Walker is a curator and art historian based in Berlin. Originally from Brussels, she holds an MA from the Courtauld Institute in London. Formerly director at DUVE Berlin, she has worked at König Galerie and is currently Gallery Liaison at Artsy. She has recently curated exhibitions at Frankfurt am Main and Horse and Pony Fine Arts.

TOMBOLO PRESSES
Co-founded in 2013 by Alexandru Balgiu, Thierry Chancogne, Brice Domingues, Sacha Léopold and Pascal Trutin, Tombolo Presses is a publishing house expanding the web revue “Tombolo” with the affinities and contradictions of the practice & reflection of graphic design.

This association brings editorial, curatorial projects produced with the energy of artists, graphic designers, theorists, students & teachers, all active on theoretical and exchange platform “Tombolo”.

This structure’s ambition is to present experimental publications and/or transitional in the field of graphic design extended to visual arts. The image as text and text as image.

Mérinat. Thomas Adank. Editions TSAR

Posted in books on May 6th, 2017
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TSAR 14, Co-publié par Images Vevey
Mérinat
de Thomas Adank

48 pages
24 × 32 cm
Français / English
ISBN 978-2-9700842-6-6
Première édition 2016

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Nobody Expected There Would Be Much Discussion About It. Ott Metusala. Lugemik.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, photography, Wholesale on May 3rd, 2017
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The book documents the design work of author’s grandmother Kirsti Metusala at the Tallinn Experimental Plant Estoplast where she worked as a designer for 28 years (1964–1992). Estoplast was a factory mainly producing plastic lamps which were highly popular during the Soviet era and even nowadays almost every Estonian family has a lamp or two in their home or country house.

The book consists of a collection of photographs from the archive of Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design showing a selection of lamps designed by Kirsti Metusala. It is accompanied by an interview with her by Ott Metusala which is loosely based on comments of different lamp designs, and sheds light on the specifics of working as a designer in Soviet Estonia. The book also includes a short essay by Kai Lobjakas (director of Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design) discussing Soviet-Estonian design in a broader context.

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‘Dream the Reanimator Flux Acre’. Fritz Welch @ Motto Berlin. 25.04-27.05.2017

Posted in exhibitions, Motto Berlin store on May 2nd, 2017
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