The Fine Art Of Living. Ina Wudtke. Archive Books.

Posted in writing on February 21st, 2022
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Gentrification is not a law of nature, it is a war against the low-income. It is planned for the long term and sustainably supported by political actors. Between 2008 and 2018, Ina Wudtke’s work focused on the de-housing of low-income households in city centres. The Fine Art of Living sheds light on the dark side of post-reunification policies that reorganised a debt-ridden household at the expense of low-income tenants through legal instruments such as modernisation and owner-occupancy claims, among others.

With contributions by Andrej Holm, Elke Krasny, Dieter Lesage, Ursula Maria Probst, Ina Wudtke and Florian Wüst.

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The Glossary of Cognitive Activism. Warren Neidich. Archive Books.

Posted in books, Motto Books, politics on November 1st, 2019
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This glossary is meant to accompany the three-volume publication The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism Part 1, 2 and 3. It reflects the concerns contained in those volumes. It marks the beginning of a long-term process of creating a dictionary of terms with which to understand and eventually destabilize the complex ways through which a future Neural Capitalism will work in creating contemporary forms of neural subsumption. Neural subsumption is a future condition brought about by an assemblage of networked neural technologies that will link our brainwaves to the Internet of Everything (IoE) and then encode them to use in advanced data analysis. No thought conscious or unconscious will be left unrecorded, encoded or surveyed. Furthermore this data will be used for a future form of data inscription upon the connectome: the data set describing the con- nection matrix of the nervous system and which represents the network of anatomical connections linking neural elements together. This in the end constitutes what I have called the Statisticon. Warren Neidich is an interdisciplinary artist and theorist working between Berlin and New York. He studied photography, art, neuro- science, medicine, ophthalmology, and architecture. Recently his practice has focused on performance, sculpture, video and film to investigate the contested milieus of the social brain. He is founder and director of the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art, New York and Berlin, 2015–2019. Its’ curriculum focuses upon the emerging conditions of cognitive capitalism in which the brain and the mind are the new factories of the 21st century. In 1995 he conceived of the website and the Journal of Neuroaesthetics. It officially appeared on the web in 1997 and concentrates on the capacity of artistic practice to deregulate and estrange the social-political-cultural milieu in the end activating the material brain’s neural plastic potential.


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The Exhibitionist #4

Posted in art, critique, distribution, exhibitions, magazines, writing on September 2nd, 2011
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The Exhibitionist #4 – La Critique, Journal on Exhibition Making

The Exhibitionist, a journal made by curators, for curators, focusing solely on the practice of exhibition making.The objective is to create a wider platform for the discussion of curatorial concerns – encourage a diversification of curatorial models, and actively contribute to the formation of a theory of curating.

Editor: Jens Hoffmann

Editorial board: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Okwui Enwezor, Kate Fowle, Mary Jane Jacob, Constance Lewallen, Maria Lind, Chus Martínez, Jessica Morgan, Julian Myers, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Paul O’Neill, Adriano Pedrosa, Dieter Roelstraete, Dorothea von Hantelmann

Design: Jon Sueda and Jennifer Hennesy / Stripe, San Francisco

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No Order #1 – Art in a Post-Fordist Society

Posted in art, critique, distribution, magazines, writing on September 2nd, 2011
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No Order – Art in A Post-Fordist Society

No Order is a research, production and publication machine based in Milan, employing different tools to impact the social, semiotic and economical assemblages within the contemporary cultural industry.

Editor in chief: Marco Scotini

Editorial Board: Asef Bayat, Harun Farocki, Peter Friedl, Maurizio Lazzarato, Sylvère Lotringer, Christian Marazzi, Achille Mbembe, Angela Melitopolus, Nelly Richard, Florian Schneider, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, Françoise Vergès

Publisher: Archive Books, Berlin

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The Exhibitionist #3

Posted in art, critique, distribution, magazines on February 22nd, 2011
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The Exhibitionist #3, Journal on exhibition making.
Published by Archive Books.

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Momentary Monument I (The Swamp). Lara Favaretto. Archive Books

Posted in art, design, distribution, Motto Berlin store, Uncategorized, writing on January 27th, 2011
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Momentary Monument is Turin-based artist Lara Favaretto’s first artist’s book, an extension of her project of the same title, which was shown as part of the exhibition “Making Worlds / Fare Mondi” in the 53rd Venice Biennial, curated by Daniel Birnbaum. Including texts by Daniel Birnbaum and Chris Sharp, this publication expands the project shown at the Venice Biennial. It is divided into three parts: the first is a prologue, explaining how a swamp is created; the central part tells the stories of twenty disappeared individuals, characters such as Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader, who was lost in sea in 1975; and an epilogue describing the change in the surrounding landscape of the swamp, which doesn’t quite look
the same.

Lara Favaretto (born Treviso, Italy, 1973) lives and works in Turin. Her works have been featured in the Sydney, Sharjah and Venice Biennials, the Torino Triennial, and exhibited in Castello di Rivoli, MOCA Los Angeles, and Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

Edited by Paolo Caffoni
Hardcover, 15 × 21 cm
English text
384 pages

D 30€


The Witness, GAM/Torino

Posted in art, critique, exhibitions, film, history, Motto Berlin store, writing on July 31st, 2010
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The Witness by The GAM Underground Project. Torino.

A publication to accompany the exhibition All the Memory of the World at the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Turin (The GAM). It aims to introduce the public to a selection of texts investigating the relationship between different historical methods, art and images. The book focuses on three main themes, which are divided into three different sections, each bringing forth a memory that has been ‘buried’ by a general aesthetic over-production. Images from the world’s history are observed through a ‘privileged moment in time’ in which the artist is identified as the only possible witnessto our present

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The Exhibitionist #2

Posted in art, critique, distribution, magazines, Motto Berlin store, Motto Zürich store on July 30th, 2010
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The Exhibitionist #2, Journal on exhibition making.
Published by Archive Books.

Tara McDowell, Matthew Drutt, Juan A. Gaitan, Aurélie Voltz, Constance Lewallen, Eva Díaz, Robert Storr, Jenelle Porter, Jane Simon, Mary Jane Jacob, Nato Thompson, Joshua Decter, Okwui Enwezor, Jack Bankowsky, Peter Eleey, Jens Hoffmann.

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Der Themenkatalog und andere Künstlerbücher. Reto Pulfer. Archive Books, FormContent.

Posted in art, books, distribution on April 8th, 2010
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Der Themenkatalog und andere Künstlerbücher
10 April – 25 April 2010

– Private View:
Saturday 10th of April (from 5 to 9) with a performance at 7.30 pm

– Booklaunch of Der Themenkatalog:
Sunday the 25th of April (from 5 to 9) with a performance with guitar

To mark the launch of Der Themenkatalog (The Catalogue of Themes), Reto Pulfer’s first extensive book published by ARCHIVE Books in collaboration with FormContent, the artist presents Der Themenkatalog und andere Künstlerbücher, a selection of preparatory works and unique artist’s books reproduced in the The Catalogue.

Reto Pulfer – Der Themenkatalog
Artist’s book with 132 colour reproductions of his artwork
Colour, 48 pages, 24 x 32 cm, hardcover
ISBN 978-88-95702-02

Edited by Francesco Pedraglio and Reto Pulfer
With a critical text by Francesco Pedraglio (English) and literary texts by Reto Pulfer (English/German)
Published by ARCHIVE Books, Berlin / Turin in collaboration with FormContent, London

The publication coincides with two exhibitions of artist’s books and related artworks
April 10 – 25, 2010 at FormContent, London 51–63 Ridley Road, London E8 2N
April 29 – May 20, 2010 at ARCHIVE Kabinett, Dieffenbachstraße 31, 10967 Berlin

51-63 Ridley Road
London E8 2NP

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Archive Books

Posted in art, books, distribution, Motto Berlin store, photography on September 11th, 2009
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Archive books. Now available for distribution.


The Incest Museum. A Guide. Simon Fujiwara.



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