Charlotte Moth. Serralves.

Posted in art, books, distribution, photography on June 11th, 2014


Charlotte Moth. Serralves.

Charlotte Moth (Carshalton, UK, 1978) has created over the past 10 years a body of work that is essentially photographic but emerges primarily through the experience of sculpture, architecture and cinema. For the 2011 edition of the Sonae/Serralves Project that took place at the Instituto Araújo Porto, the artist produced a film and presented an installation where she transformed the pages of this book into a ‘sculpture’. This artist book is composed of 50 photographic sheets and a brochure with texts by Ricardo Nicolau (exhibition curator), Sean Dower (artist) and Quinn Latimer (writer and art critic).

Language: English / Portugese

Price: € 20,00

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Konzert Minimal & Ensemble Quiver plays Antoine Beuger @ Motto Berlin. 12.06.2014

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Konzert Minimal & Ensemble Quiver plays Antoine Beuger
Thursday, June 12th @ Motto Berlin
from 7pm
Free entrance / Suggested donation

Konzert Minimal meets Quiver
to play Antoine Beuger’s Ockeghem Octets

in the Courtyard of the Motto bookshop

A celebration of Konzert Minimal’s first CD release on the British label:
‘Another Timbre’ featuring the piece ‘Tschirtner tunings for Twelve’ by Antoine Beuger


This CD, and others by the different members of the ensembles,
will be for sale in the Motto bookshop.

Konzert Minimal (Berlin)

Johnny Chang – viola
Catherine Lamb – viola
Koen Nutters – bass
Rishin Singh – trombone

Ensemble Quiver (Melbourne)

Aviva Endean – clarinets
Jonathan Heilbron – bass
Rebecca Lane – flutes
Matthias Schack-Arnott – percussion

Zweikommasieben #9. Präsens Editionen / Motto Books.

Posted in distribution, magazines, Motto Books, music on June 11th, 2014


Zweikommasieben #9. Präsens Editionen / Motto Books.

New bilingual edition (English / German)

Featuring Andy Stott, The Haxan Cloak, Truss & Tessela, Cyclobe, Helena Hauff, Ensemble Economique & AUN, Terranova, Call Super, Vatican Shadow.

Pages: 108
Size: 27.5 x 18 cm

Price: €12.00

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Remco Torenbosch & Patricia Reed. Black Dog Publishing @ Motto Berlin. 14.06.2014

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Remco Torenbosch book promotion european bleu

Bookpresentation with a talk between Remco Torenbosch (artist) and Patricia Reed (artist and writer)
June 14, 2014
from 7pm

This publication is the result of an extensive period of research into the history of the European Flag, opening up intriguing discussion on the changing socio-economics of EU nations, the disappearance of once booming textile industries and the strong individual identities of a union in flux.

This publication profiles the documents, design proposals and written correspondence between Heitz, Lévy, and further collaborators they would form the painstakingly diplomatic development of an iconic vexillological moment.

As part of the book’s research, a collection of fabric monochromes woven by weavers from all 28 member states of the EU in th base colour of the flag was compiled. These collated monochromes as such become a map themselves of the socio-economic shift within EU member communities, an embodiment of the disappearing textile industries of Europe.

— Contributors: Charles Esche, Mihnea Mircan, Council of Europe Archive

European contextualising (…)
Hardback: 244 pages
Publisher: Black Dog Publishing London
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1908966696
ISBN-13: 978-1908966698

San Rocco #9: Monks and Monkeys. Matteo Ghidoni (Ed.).

Posted in architecture, art, distribution, magazines on June 5th, 2014


San Rocco #9: Monks and Monkeys. Matteo Ghidoni (Ed.).

Spring 2014

2A+P/A on grey furniture
Michael Abrahamson on sculpture
Andrea Balestrero on Francesco Lo Savio
Erin Besler and Ian Besler on scale models
Marco Biraghi on Mies van der Rohe’s recent fortunes
Lorenzo De Chiffre visits Herzog & de Meuron’s Stone House in Tavole
Kersten Geers on Stirling’s minimalism
Simon Walker on Sol LeWitt
With photos by Giulio Boem and video stills by Sophie Nys

and much more!

Language: English
Size: 23 × 17 cm
Binding: Softcover

Price: €15.00

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Camera Austria #126. Reinhard Braun (Ed.)

Posted in distribution, magazines, photography on June 4th, 2014
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Camera Austria #126.

Contributors include Shuruq Harb, Omar Kholeif, Özlem Altin, Vanessa Joan Müller, Malak Helmy, Jens Maier-Rothe, Alanna Lockward.

Language: English-Deutsh
Pages: 94
Size: 30 x 21 cm
Binding: Softcover

Price: €16.00

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Jan Verwoert / Piet Zwart Institute / Sternberg Press @ Motto Berlin. 06.05.2014

Posted in events on June 3rd, 2014
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Friday, June 6th, from 7pm @ Motto Berlin
Please join us in Berlin to celebrate the publication of Jan Verwoert’s COOKIE!

Edited by Vivian Sky Rehberg and Marnie Slater

Co-published by Sternberg Press and the Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy

Design by Nienke Terpsma

This new volume brings together a selection of Jan Verwoert’s most recent writings. COOKIE! is a sequel to Verwoert’s Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want (edited by Vanessa Ohlraun, 2010), and third in a series of books published with the Piet Zwart Institute.

If we don’t merely reduce art to clever code play in the arenas of representation, how do we speak about what is at stake? In response to this question, Verwoert addresses the forces at the heart of the tragicomedy that making, showing, and critiquing art implicates us in. He honors the basic joys of turning one thing into another, and the miracles of rhythm and rhyme that characterize the residual level of mimetic magic in art. In this key, the unverifiable is practiced daily: bodies are remade, feelings transfigured. As Alina Szapocznikow wrote, the mouth chews and out comes sculpture. Verwoert’s COOKIE! renders visible the endless emotional labor of setting the stage (for others), poses the thorny question of whether there could ever be a labor union for con-artists (like us), and gestures toward an ethics of disappointment to battle false expectations and as a way to come to terms with the fact that, no matter how you look at it, criticism hurts.

Published January 2014, English
12 x 18 cm, 252 pages, 13 b/w ills., hardcover
ISBN 978-3-95679-029-4

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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