Rosie Ruiz: Shortcuts to Fame. Lisa Guedel-Dolle. Motto Books.

Posted in art, Artist Book, graphic design, history, Motto Books on October 27th, 2017
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Rosie Ruiz was a non-professional runner who cheated during the 1979 New York City Marathon and the 1980 Boston Marathon.

This book relates the nine days of investigation and doubts which took place between april 22, the day of her victory in Boston, and april 30, the day her disqualification. During these nine days we discovered the testimonies of the protagonists of the case: Rosie, runners, winners, losers, the direction of the marathon and family. This story was a big buzz in the media. The reader gradually discovers all the elements of the story, like an inspector interviewing witnesses. Step by step, links and evidences are made and after 9 days of investigation the reader can determine whether yes or no Rosie Ruiz cheated during these two marathons.

 

€12.00

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ABOUT SPACE – Souvenirs

Posted in art, Artist Book, drawing, illustration on July 15th, 2015
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ABOUT SPACE – Souvenirs; contains a series of playful artist interviews.

The project was initiated after some screenings of nature documentaries at the Field House of the Atlantic Centre for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach – Florida, a visit to NASA – Kennedy Space Center and some beach explorations at Canaveral National Seashore as part of a residency program at Atlantic Centre for the Arts.

€35.00

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Politics of study

Posted in art, books, history, literature, performance, photography, politics on July 6th, 2015
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Universities and art schools alike have been subjected to the pressure of recent austerity politics and the ongoing attempt to transform higher education according to the demands of reigning neoliberals. In this context, it is urgent to conceive of alternative frameworks and methodologies of study–whether within, outside or at the margins of academic institutions.

This book examines the current interest in education through a series of conversations with artists, theorists, activists and educators -including Suhail Malik, Brian Holmes, Ruth Sonderegger, Gerald Raunig, Judy Chicago, Gal Kirn, Mohammad Salemy, Melissa Gordon, Marina Vishmidt and Andrea Fraser-who are all actively involved in developing new models of study. Ranging from self-organized learning to critical teaching methodologies, the alternatives gathered here offer a resource for those interested in the renewed politicization of education, new modes of knowledge production and teaching methodologies.

€ 23.00

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New Public Art in Jerusalem. Omer Krieger. Public School Editions.

Posted in art, distribution, exhibition catalogue on May 21st, 2014
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New Public School in Jerusalem – Under the Mountain 2011-2013. Omer Krieger. Public School Editions.

New Public Art in Jerusalem documents selected moments and actions that took place during the Under the Mountain Festival from 2011-2013, with Omer Krieger as artistic director.

The book, which was published by the Jerusalem Season of Culture in collaboration with the graphic design studio Public School, was edited by Tea Tupajić, a Croatian theatre director who specializes in critical thinking on performance, institutions and politics. She also edits the Frakcija magazine and participated in Under the Mountain 2013.

The Under the Mountain festival which kicks off again, for the fourth time in July, commissions and hosts artistic works “made of people,” and spans a range of artistic disciplines including: performance art, theatre, dance, video, fine arts, music, sculpture and discourse. Under the Mountain is a popular, expansive and in-depth project which plays out, entirely, in Jerusalem’s public domain—the center of Israel’s political and religious life.

Author: Tea Tupajić (Ed.)
Publisher: Public School Editions
Language: english
Pages: 80
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-965-92283-0-0
€10.00

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I can not repeat what I hear. Natalie Czech. Spector Books.

Posted in art, books, distribution, poetry on May 19th, 2014
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I can not repeat what I hear

Natalie Czech’s works meander between concrete poetry and conceptual photography. In der newest publication she directs her main focus to the writing process and its inherent possibilities. For the series “Voyelles”— which refers to Rimbaud’s eponymous poem — Czech invited ten authors to describe a fictitious synesthesia-invoking photography in her name. In the publication’s other series, “Poems by Repetition”, the stylistic device of repetition simultaneously creates echo, music, rhythm, stuttering, and beat. Natalie Czech uses newspaper articles, record covers, books, different iPad models and Kindle readers as supporting media for the poems and thus creates a dialogue between printed text and illustration, the literary form of a poem and the artistic practice of photography. The artist transforms literary into visual strategies and formally writes poems in the medium of photography.

Author: Natalie Czech
Publisher: Spector Books
Language: english / german
Pages: 139
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-944669-07-6
€28.00

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Villa, How to Use. Leonor Antunes. BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE

Posted in art, books, distribution on May 8th, 2014
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Villa, How to Use

With essays by Maria Berman, Nuria Enguita Mayo, Ricardo Nicolau, Dieter Roelstraete, Doris von Drathen English Designed by Purtill Family Business 207 × 254 mm, 128 pages, 55 color and 8 b/w, illustrations, softcover
The first monograph to be published on the work of Leonor Antunes, villa, how to use is released in association with the exhibition Antunes conceived for the Serralves Villa in 2011. The result of a close collaboration between the artist and graphic designer Conny Purtill, this fully-illustrated publication includes installation views of Antunes’ exhibition (which featured works produced by the artist over the past decade alongside pieces specifically created for the Villa spaces), as well as five essays that offer an in-depth survey on Antunes’ art.

Dieter Roelstraete highlights the speculative concerns that, under the blanket term architecture, Antunes shares with the three most important German-speaking philosophers of the twentieth century (Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and Adorno): identity and belonging, homeliness and uprootedness, measures and proportion, space and balance. Taking the case study of Manhattan’s Park Avenue after WWII, Maria Berman examines the theme of duplication in architecture. Doris van Drathen finds in Leonor Antunes’ work the use of “measurement” as a tool of grasping the world. Nuria Enguita Mayo addresses the problems of duplication, faktura and restriction, while Ricardo Nicolau reflects on the dialogue of the artist with the architecture of the Serralves Villa and the memory of other buildings from the history of modernism.

Author: Leonor Antunes
Publisher: BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE
Language: English
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-3-943514-19-3
€24.00

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Zeitschrift #24: Acid

Posted in art, magazines, photography, writing on November 28th, 2013
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ACID #24

Featuring: Kerstin Cmelka, Megan Francis Sullivan & Sabine Reitmaier, Gavin Morrison & Scott Myles, William Morris, Jan Tschichold, Herbert Beyer, Quinn Latimer, Jennifer West, Brian Holmes and Magda Tothova and many more.

Plus, free Flexi Disc: Eva-Tone Soundsheet Modulator 2013, by Florian Hecker.

Price: €4.00

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Modern Matter Magazine. Issue 4

Posted in architecture, art, distribution, fashion, lifestyle, magazines, photography on April 12th, 2013
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Modern Matter’s fourth issue, Made In USA, is a collaboration with London’s ICA gallery, created on the eve of a major retrospective by the New York-based art collective, the Bernadette Corporation (making it the first independent magazine to act as an ICA partner). Its cover star is the iconic American actress, Chloë Sevigny; the issue’s content is themed, in part, around the dual ideals of Art and America, and includes an exploration of the New York art scene.

Editor: Olu Michael Odukoya
Language: English
Pages: 189
Size: 27.5 x 21 cm
Binding: Softcover

Price: €10.00
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AZURAZIA, «Lowering the Mediterranean, irrigating the Sahara»

Posted in art, Motto Berlin store, music, poster, travel on January 9th, 2013
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AZURAZIA, «Lowering the Mediterranean, irrigating the Sahara»: the first volume of “original soundtracks produced for film which doesn’t exist yet”. Produced in Morocco during the summer of 2011, this record contains tracks made out of local music in North Africa and field recordings, transformed and remixed. Welcome to the Azurazian world, along the lowered Mediterranea by the Gibraltar dam, and follow the adventures of Ghazi Van Keering, searching to learn the new Daseinphilosophy in wasted landscapes. A print art work is included with the record.

Pressed by: Grautag Records

D 20 €

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Discipline #2

Posted in art, critique, Theory, writing on December 22nd, 2012
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Discipline is a Melbourne-based contemporary art journal. It has a focus on longer, research-based essays, interviews and artist pages.

While based and published in Melbourne, the writers and artists who have contributed to Discipline are both local and international. In presenting longer-form essays, the journal aims to ground a new body of sustained intellectual writing about contemporary art that does not merely fall back on the crutch of ʻpluralityʼ as a means for theorising art after postmodernism and globalisation.

Edited by Nicholas Croggon and Helen Hughes, Guest edited by Maria Fusco
Design by Annie Wu and Ziga Testen
Language: English
Pages: 176
Size: 30 x 23 cm

Price: €20.00
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