Nello stesso momento / At the Same Time. Alessandra Spranzi. Humboldt Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, photography on May 7th, 2015
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Obsolete things and images, left to their own devices, which I shift out of their context of silent invisibility and uselessness. In a certain sense I am caring for them. The practice of montage opens up unexpected associative, existential and aesthetic possibilities. For years I have been thinking about the often slumbering or exhausted potential that resides in images, going back to observe and utilize anachronistic or humble materials in project that are different, each time, that bring to light or reveal the hidden, irrational side of things and images. To gather, approach, put together, to make meet, is a way of reorganizing or surprising vision and thought, of calling back into play the enigmatic nature of the photographic image that continuously questions us. (A.S.)

Design: Marco Zuercher studio CCRZ

Texts by: Matteo Terzaghi, Clément Chéroux

Language: English / French / Italian

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Even #1. Jason Farago (Ed.). Even Magazine

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, Uncategorized, writing on May 6th, 2015
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Even is a new magazine that interprets contemporary art, its structures and its environment. Published three times a year, Even features long-form articles that range from monographic studies to broad critical analysis; distinctive reviews that take in multiple exhibitions at museums and galleries worldwide; and extensive interviews with artists and arts professionals.

Even seeks to break the deadlock between academic obscurantism on one side, and top-ten lists and party coverage on the other. With a unique and legible voice, Even revives the tradition of criticism for the twenty-first century.

Selected Content from Issue 1:
-Interview with Luc Tuymans on copyright, populism, and the future of Belgium
-Elisabeth Lebovici on Joan Jonas, representing the US at the 2015 Venice Biennale
-New York Times classical music editor Zachary Woolfe on Björk and music in the museum
-Reviews on race in São Paulo’s galleries and museums today; cool kids collective Reena Spaulings in New York and their Berlin counterparts; and the trajectory of an avant-garde exhibition space in New Delhi

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Romka #9. Joscha Bruckert (Ed.)

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, photography, writing on May 6th, 2015
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Romka #9 features photos and stories by Andi Schmied, Andi Schreiber, Andy Kassier, Brendan George Ko, Catarina Pinto, Clay Alvey, Coey Kerr, Corinna Triantafyllidis, Davy de Lepper, Erik van der Weijde, Gioia de Bruijn, Giorgi Nebieridze, Gritli Faulhaber, Hannes Rohrer, Ina and Stella Jungmann, Istabraq Al Naiar, Jaden Dunbar, James King, Jan Philip Welchering, Jana Slaby, Jessica Bowser, John Steck Jr., Julia Borissova, Julia Wolf, Kelly Burgess, Klara Lindner, Laura Glabman, Lena Rosa Händle, Lorena Figueiredo, Macha Bechterew, Nico Wöhrle, Rachel Stern, Sebastian Collett, Thomas le Bas, Walther le Kon, Windrose Stanback, Winne Lievens, and Yann Tostain.

Edited by Joscha Bruckert, designed by Lysanne Bellemare and Benedikt Bock.

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Iran 1970. Gabriele Basilico. Humboldt Books

Posted in architecture, art, Artist Book, books, distribution, photography on May 6th, 2015
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In the summer of 1970, Gabriele Basilico set off from Milan in a Fiat 124, nominally heading for Kabul. The journey towards India was a rite of passage for the flower children generation, and Basilico had plans to take a series of photos to then sell on to some magazine. The journey didn’t quite turn out as planned, but in his personal archive, those shots were carefully stored away, and on more than one occasion, the Milanese photographer thought about turning them into a book. As Luca Doninelli writes in the introduction, this is “Basilico pre-Basilico”, a reportage stretching from Yugoslavia through to Turkey and Iran – which turned out to be the final destination of the trip – in which we may note the inklings of his vocation-to-be. The afterword by Giovanna Calvenzi, Gabriele’s travelling companion on that journey, tells the story of that adventure in an era of unprecedented freedom.

Gabriele Basilico (Milan, 1944-2013) is considered one of the masters of contemporary photography. After graduating in architecture in 1973, he devoted his life to photography. The transformations of the contemporary landscape, the form and identity of the city and the metropolis all served as Gabriele Basilico’s privileged fields of research. “Milano ritratti di fabbriche” (1978-80) was the first of his works to focus on outlying industrial areas. In 1984-85 he took part in the Mission Photographique de la DATAR, the project set up by the French government and entrusted to a group of international photographers with the aim of representing the transformation of the national countryside. In 1991 he took part in a mission to Beirut, a city devastated by fifteen years of civil war. Basilico was awarded numerous prizes, and his works are to be found in prestigious public and private collections, both in Italy and around the world. During his career, he published over sixty books of his own works.

Language: English / Italian

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Orizzonte in Italia. Antonio Rovaldi. Humboldt Books & MAN, Nuoro

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, travel, Uncategorized on May 6th, 2015
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I spent more than two months alone on a bicycle, travelling along the perimeter of the Italian peninsula, and then two weeks cycling around Sardinia. I put together hundreds of images of horizons which, day after day, came to form a chromatic stave of seas and skies. Finally, from the confines of my studio, image after image, I pieced back together a fair part of the Italian skyline. (A.R.)
Three years passed between the first journey around the peninsula, over the summer of 2011, and the second journey around Sardinia, in the summer of 2014. This book brings together the photographs that currently make up the work Orizzonte in Italia, starting out from the visual, graphical and theoretical notes that accompanied the artist.

Antonio Rovaldi was born in parma in 1975. The artist’s research moves around the relative themes and perceptions of spaces and landscapes, always showing the relations of the different materials used, like that of photography, video, sculptures and drawings. Since 2006 Rovaldi divides his time between Milan and New York. His recent solo shows include: Hirshhorn Museum Washington dc, The Goma Madrid, Museo MAN Nuoro.

Design: Alessandro Costariol & Antonio Rovaldi

Texts by Antonio Rovaldi, Luca Bertolo, Francesco Zanot, Leonardo Passarelli, Lorenzo Giusti, Pier Luigi Tazzi

Language: Italian / English

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Politics of Feelings / Economies of Love. Natasha Bodrozic and Irena Boric (ed.). slobodne veze / loose associations, Onomatopee

Posted in art, books, distribution, writing on May 6th, 2015
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Politics of Feelings / Economies of Love – Project by k.r.u.z.o.k. Edited by Natasha Bodrozic and Irena Boric

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Dmitry Paranyushkin @ Motto Berlin. 08.05.2015

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Dmitry Paranyushkin @ Motto Berlin. 08.05.2015
7pm (sharp)

Way to Russia Book is a 780-page guide to the deepest crevices of Russian subconscious as well as the surface phenomena.

In this book presentation I will present the book itself as well as the strategies and methodologies used when making it.

Made as a guidance, Way to Russia attempts to be both practical and divinational, material and immaterial, Russian and not Russian at all.

Signed books will be available at Motto after the presentation.

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I will talk about Polysingularity as a strategy for understanding complex phenomena, using the context of writing a book about Russia, which I will be presenting at this talk.

Polysingularity is essentially a practice of dynamic variability. The approach is in taking different perspectives, which are sufficiently distinct from one another, to form certain points of view that are connected on the global level to produce mutually coherent simultaneous narratives.

The book is structured in a networked way to allow for several such simultaneous narratives – mainly the Crudes (oil, gas, attitudes) and the Cosmos (space technology, idealism, faith).

A page on Sputnik – the first satellite – is followed by the page on Kalashnikov – both very well-known Russian exports. This same page links to the Cosmonautics museum in Russia and to Terletskoe lake in Altay mountains where parts of space launch rockets fall to produce amazing lighting effects in the sky and to contaminate the nature around… A page on the concept of hybrid warfare utilised in Ukraine links to the Russian martial art Systema, which utilises this concept as a physical practice.

The book also has numerous portals into the digital realm where the subject matter is augmented with additional information, images and links for further exploration (often guiding back into the book).

The book was published by Special Agency on behalf of http://waytorussia.net/ – the most popular travel guide to Russia online with an audience of 1.5 Mln readers, which also helps travellers arrange trips to Russia: visa, train tickets, hotels and such.

If a guide book is normally made to guide, this guide book is made to be more like a guidance, helping the readers inscribe multiple narrative fantasies into the real. A certain persistence that erupts with the crude force into the polysingularity of Cosmos – something that has a lot to do with faith, belief, idealism and passionate naivete.

Oslo, Norway. John Holten. Broken Dimanche Press

Posted in art, books, distribution, novel, writing on May 5th, 2015
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After his critically acclaimed debut novel The Readymades, John Holten returns with an intriguing story of love and loss that begins in the affluent and rapidly growing city of Oslo, Norway. It follows the story of William Day, an economic migrant who moves to the city to work as a mechanical engineer before chance thrusts him into the alluring world of Sybille and her artist friend Camille. As they do their best to reconcile growing differences in personality and culture, Camille’s growing influence over Sybille threatens the relationship, before her dangerous friends in the Oslo underworld finally undo William’s search for stability. This sets William – and the reader – in the direction of the novel’s horizon, which is set outside of historical time and space, taking in the history of oil exploration, Norse mythology, coronal mass ejections and post-apocalyptic landscapes.

Written with an emotional honesty, Holten places himself directly in the book as both narrator and first reader, highlighting the discrepancy between any map and the territory it represents. The second book of a project entitled Ragnarok, Oslo Norway is constructed in a unique style and set with a visually arresting layout: a self-styled literary atlas that is a pleasure to hold, it creates a new form for a reading experience in line with how we read online. The story is recounted over thirty nine chapters, each named after various streets and environs of the city of Oslo, followed by a legend that unlocks and provides information from the preceding narrative in a revealing interplay between what is real and what is fiction. Inviting a non-linear reading, Holten has galvanised a new type of literary experience that is open-ended, multi-layered, wholly contemporary.

About John Holten
John Holten is a writer and artist as well as a publisher. Born in 1984 in Ireland, he studied at University College Dublin and the Sorbonne-Paris IV before obtaining an MPhil from Trinity College Dublin. In 2011 John published his first novel The Readymades to great acclaim, and the art group he created in the novel (with Darko Dragicevic), The LGB Group, enjoyed exhibitions in many cities as well as being included in The Armory Show, New York in 2012. Having co-founded Broken Dimanche Press as an international art press in 2009, he has overseen as Editor-In-Chief more than thirty publications and attendant exhibitions, projects and public events.

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bruno events 6-9.05.2015. Venice, Italy

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Henning Bohl / Bom Dia Books @ Motto Berlin. 2.5.2015

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Henning Bohl / Bom Dia Books @ Motto Berlin. 2.5.2015
from 5pm

After Namenloses Grauen and Kadath Fatal, Fatal Kadath Fatal is the third publication for Henning Bohl by Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite.

A sequel to Kadath Fatal, Fatal Kadath Fatal takes up a slower pace in narration. Conceived as a leporello the book gathers a succession of 18 drawings that circle around one single motive: Two maiden’s cornets glide along through space. Only light and contrast change, and the veils of the cornets take up peculiar shapes despite the supposed absence of gravity and friction. On the will of their own the maiden’s cornets return in their present form as a medley of elements from former works by Bohl. The title of the book is inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath (1926/27), an epic tale that examines the realm of human dreams by combining elements of horror and fantasy.

170 × 230 mm
36 pages
oftcover

published by BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE,
designed by Henning Bohl
in collaboration with Studio Manuel Raeder,
ISBN 978-3-943514-41-4
EUR 16

The release is accompanied by an installation at MOTTO and a limited edition will be available through Bom Dia books and Motto.