Shelter Press: Outside and After. 14.05.16, 7 pm @ Wendy’s Subway, Brooklyn

Posted in events on May 10th, 2016
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Please join us Saturday, May 14th for a reading and discussion with the French publisher, Shelter Press. The evening will address the many lives of published material across a number of formats and platforms (performances, exhibitions, workshops) and consider the potential activations of printed matter and records.

A reading by Shelter Press author and publisher, Félicia Atkinson, will be followed by a conversation with Atkinson and Bartolomé Sanson (Shelter Press), moderated by Kristen Mueller and Rachel Valinsky.

This event is presented by Wendy’s Subway and Motto Books, Berlin, on the occasion of the Motto Distribution temporary bookstore, open weekends from 12pm to 6pm, May 1st through May 29th.

Shelter Press is a French publishing / curatorial platform founded in 2011 by publisher Bartolomé Sanson and artist Félicia Atkinson. Shelter Press works as a nomadic artist-run organization building up dialogues between contemporary art, poetry and experimental music through publications, pedagogical experiences, and exhibitions. Argument is a nomadic research center lead by Bartolomé Sanson and Felicia Atkinson (Shelter Press) and hosted by institutions and art centers.
http://shelter-press.org/
http://a-r-g-u-m-e-n-t.com

Tomb of Love, Grabkammer der Liebe. Claudia Reinhardt. Verbrecher Verlag

Posted in Artist Book, photography, writing on May 7th, 2016
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In my series Killing Me Softly (2004), I recreated the suicides of famous woman artists, placing myself as the model. Back then, fifteen years ago, it was the suicide of Sarah Kane which induced me to deal with the theme of suicide. In the most recent photographic work Dospar, Liebespaare (book title Tomb Of Love), i shift the attention to couples who committed suicide together. This time I solely have the position behind the camera and I work with non-professional actors, who were instructed by me, staging the death of ten couples and families.

2016

 

Price: €30.00

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Gruen. Guy Meldem. Villette Editions / Motto Books

Posted in 2016, Artist Book, collage, distribution, Motto Books, photography on April 29th, 2016
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Published on the occasion of the show Amputee Love at Motto Berlin, April 2016

Translated by Lucile Dupraz
Published by Villette Editions and Motto Books

Price: €15.00

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Motto Pop-Up Bookshop. 01-29.05.16 @ Wendy’s Subway, Brooklyn

Posted in 2016, events on April 27th, 2016
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Motto and Wendy’s Subway are pleased to present a second iteration of the Motto pop-up bookstore at Wendy’s Subway, a non-profit library and workspace located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. This pop-up is one in a series of curated libraries, shops, and collections displayed in the storefront of Wendy’s Subway’s Bushwick location.

Opening Hours: 12-6pm every Saturday and Sunday in May and during evening events.

Upcoming Events:

May 1: “Prose and Poetry reading for the working class and other laborers.” Contributors: Nora Schultz, Kayla Guthrie, Nicholas Sewitz, Clarice Lispector, Juliana Huxtable, Keren Cytter. 01.05.2016, 7pm.

May 14: “Shelter Press: Outside and After.” Felicia Atkinson, Bartolomé Sanson, Ben Vida. 14.05.2016, 7pm.

May 25: Piles of Books: Art as Publishing in the 20th and 21st Centuries. A Talk by David Senior. 25.05.2016, 7pm.

Wendy’s Subway
*New Location*
379 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206

http://www.wendyssubway.com/

“Prose and poetry reading for the working class and other laborers.” Contributors: Nora Schultz, Kayla Guthrie, Nicholas Sewitz, Clarice Lispector, Juliana Huxtable, Keren Cytter. 01.05.2016, 7 pm @ Wendy’s Subway, Brooklyn.

Posted in 2016, events, poetry, politics on April 27th, 2016
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Dear friends and families,

Please join us to celebrate an Asexual international working day on May 1.

With contributions by Nora Schultz, Kayla Guthrie, Nicholas Sewitz, Clarice Lispector, Juliana Huxtable and Keren Cytter.

The event is hosted by Jack Gross.

On the occasion of Motto’s temporary bookstore at Wendy’s Subway, open every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm and during evening events, May 1st through May 29th.

**Free Vodka**

May Day for Worker and Communists – “A decidedly non-pagan, asexual May Day celebration is that of International Workers’ Day, a holiday created by socialists and labor organizers in commemoration of the Haymarket Riot of May 4th, 1886 (also called the Haymarket Massacre or, more cautiously, the Haymarket Affair).

In post-Civil War America, the Industrial Revolution was in full blaze and workers were suffering. Machines were replacing skilled laborers, hours were increasing, conditions were worsening, and the wages were inadequate. The revolutionary ideas of socialism and Marxism caught on with many of these disenfranchised and antagonized laborers, and the movement for an eight-hour day had gained powerful momentum. With all of this brewing, disputes and riots ignited again and again. Then at a large protest in Chicago’s Haymarket Square someone threw a dynamite bomb at the cops, which triggered a battle that left at least twelve dead and many more wounded. The riot was followed by a hugely publicized trial and the eventual hanging of four anarchists, the “Haymarket Martyrs.” This violent clash in Chicago became a powerful symbol for radical labor groups. A few years later, the Second International officially initiated the tradition of May Day labor demonstrations that continue still.”

Poetry – “Literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm; poems collectively or as a genre of literature.”

Prose – “written or spoken language in its ordinary form, without metrical structure.”

Vodka – “an alcoholic spirit of Russian origin made by distillation of rye, wheat, or potatoes.”

Guy Meldem. AMPUTEE LOVE + Maximage. NO NEIN NU! NIET. Opening 28.04.2016 @ Motto Berlin at 6pm.

Posted in art, books, events, Motto Berlin event, Motto Books on April 26th, 2016
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Guy Meldem
AMPUTEE LOVE

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Maximage
NO NEIN NU! NIET

28.04.2016
from 6pm

Exhibition runs from 19.04 until 25.05, 2016

Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68
D-10997 Berlin

Fireflies #3. Claire Denis & Jia Zhangke. Annabel Brady-Brown, Giovanni Marchini Camia (eds.)

Posted in art, film, magazines on April 25th, 2016
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Essays: Peter Baxter, Andrew Chan, Jordan Cronk, Dan Edwards, Adam Nayman, Vadim Rizov, Ellena Savage, Oscar Schwartz, Esther Yi

Postcards From The Cinema: James Butler, Mark Cousins, Tomas Hachard, Molly Lukin, Chiara Marchini, Christine Smallwood

Visual Art: Dar Al Naim, Berliac, Anthony Cudahy, Samuel Davison, Pat Larkin, Gaurab Thakali, Amanda Vähämäki, Miguel Angel Valdivia

Poetry: Paul Cunningham, Gareth Evans, Aurelia Yueyi Guo

Fiction: Dom Amerena, Monika Kalinauskaitė, Aoko Matsuda (trs. Asa Yoneda), Tod Wodicka, Justin Wolfers

Interview with Claire Denis by Giovanni Marchini Camia.

15€
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Motto Zurich (re)Opening @ Réunion. 23.04.2016

Posted in events on April 22nd, 2016

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Motto Zürich returns at Réunion

The bookstore will open from 12pm with a selection of books and editions on display, followed by an Apero towards the end of the day.

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6-8pm
Arron Sands & James Stephen Wright

Still Life

Painter paints person at book shop event in Zürich. Prices on request.
Arron James Sands & James Stephen Wright working collaboratively to mark the release of ‘Still Life Standing Woman’, a new collection of writings by Arron Sands.

http://arronsands.co.uk/
http://www.jamesstephenwright.com/
http://nicepress.co.uk/

Motto Zurich @ Réunion
Muellerstrasse 57
8004 Zurich

http://www.reunion.la/Reunion/intro.html

Rareness of Everyday Being. Ivana Palečková. Štokovec. Slovak / English.

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, graphic design on April 19th, 2016
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Graphic designer Ivana Palečková was born exactly seven days before the Velvet Revolution. She doesnʼt incline to nostalgia or retro. Despite this fact, she choses to work with the “classic” 35mm color negative film. She uses her mobile phone mostly for phone calls. This book is a selection from a large photographic archive of this young artist who sees taking photos of her closest surroundings, visited places and situations around her as a natural addition to creative life of a graphic designer. Without aspiring to make it as a photographer. The artist who works as a graphic designer has put together a visual essay whose words (photographs) can be taken apart and “reassembled” by readers according to their taste. The readers create new sentences of their own (photographic diptychs and triptychs).

20€
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Stasis. Kim Ramberghaug, Jessika Thörnqvist

Posted in books, distribution, photography on April 16th, 2016
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Stasis is the first publication by artist duo Jessika Thörnqvist and Kim Ramberghaug and is made up of a selection of images from the period between 2011 and 2015. It contains paradoxical moments of change and transition when the world and its things are not given, but appear more ambiguously – in their making or dissolution. Capturing moments when light not only illuminates, but itself becomes presence – as reflection, mist, shimmer, haze, shadow and spectra – this literal photography documents a collection of deflected gazes. Instead of being presented as facts to be accepted, these images could rather be characterized as traces of looking away – looking away at the coloured shadow on the wall, or keeping the head turned to the angle at which the sunspot stays in view.

Performed as negation of habitual patterns of attention and perception, these exercises are done with succinct gestural eloquence so that the most transient perceptual objects are approached in a noncoercive relation. The photos in Stasis convey whole experiences of emphemeral phenomenality where reality is suspended, and replaced by something more immediate and sensuous. As Rei Terada (2009) has described, enforcement of the right to look away coincides with a deeply ethical position. The absence of grammar for some feelings reflects a prevailing, and deeply internalized, unfreedom, the alleviation of which only happen on the edge of the aesthetic.

edition of 300 copies

2016

Price: €30.00

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