Decoy, Eva Grubinger

Posted in Motto Berlin store, sculpture on March 21st, 2012
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Text by Carson Chan; introduction by Martin Hochleitner

Over the past few years, Eva Grubinger’s work has investigated the definition of public, institutional, and museum spaces through installations and objects. In these works, ruptures or breaks in the assumed function of space or site-specific installations, as well as those involving the allocation of content to employed forms, play a significant role.

Decoy documents the eponymous exhibition at Landesgalerie Linz in 2011 in which Grubinger presented large-scale sculptural works, all of which referenced the fishing—lures, mooring rings, a dock—and both subtly and explicitly engaged a vocabulary of the alluring. The catalogue includes an introduction by Martin Hochleitner and an essay by Carson Chan.

Design by Manuel Raeder

D 22€





Posted in graphic design, Motto Berlin store on November 29th, 2010
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BOM DIA, BOA TARDE, BOA NOITE, Manuel Raeder Agenda 2011

Contributors: Manuel Raeder, Carla Zaccagnini, Mariana Castillo Deball, Daniel Steegmann, Eran Schaerf, Bojan Sarcevic, Rodolfo Samperio, Amanda Haas, Amalia Pica, Adriana Lara, Manuel Goller.

D 22€

BLESS. Retroperspective Home #30 – #41.

Posted in Fashion, Motto Berlin store on August 11th, 2010
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BLESS. Retroperspective Home #30 – #41.

Edited by Désirée Heiss, Ines Kaag, Manuel Raeder, Katrin Bucher Trantow, Peter Pakesch
Texts by Andrea Lissoni, Peter Pakesch & Katrin Bucher Trantow, Adriano Sack
Published by Sternberg Press on the occasion of the exhibition “BLESS N° 41 Retroperspective Home,” Kunsthaus Graz – Universalmuseum Joanneum, May 22 – August 29, 2010.
English/German. 416 pages.

Heralded as one of fashion’s most innovative designers, the Paris- and Berlin-based duo BLESS (Désirée Heiss and Ines Kaag) refuse to capitalize on any one milieu, and instead explore the differences between and the mixing of the systems of art, fashion, and design. This book brings together visual and written documentation of BLESS’s last twelve collections (N° 30–N° 41), continually prompting and challenging the question of where a product begins and ends. Their latest project, N° 41 Retroperspective Home, culminates in an exhibition / intervention of the same title at the Kunsthaus Graz from May–August 2010. “The hybrid nature of [BLESS’s] output cries out to be tackled by an institution like ours,” state the curators of the exhibition, “but at the same time makes it very difficult to do so … This is precisely where the challenge of our exhibition lies, seeing art as design and fashion as architecture.”

D 39€

The Countdown Poster Magazine – Nora Schultz

Posted in Exhibitions, Motto Berlin store, poster on April 20th, 2010
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The Countdown Poster Magazine
A collaboration between Nora Schultz and Manuel Raeder.
This catalogue is published by the Kölnischer Kunstverein on the occasion of the exhibition 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 by Nora
Schultz, Kölnischer Kunstverein, 23.04.09 – 07.06.09

D 7€

Open line into times. Manuel Raeder @ Elgarafi 27.02-28.03.2010

Posted in Uncategorized on February 20th, 2010
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Open line into times Tic-tac-tic-tac
Manuel Raeder

The relationship between open lines (directions)
and circles (enclosures)
The relationship between time and space
The relationship between movement and position
The relationship between a ray of light and a wall
The relationship between chairs and legs
Ulises Carrion, “Clockwork”, Amsterdam, 1987

Manuel Raeder lives and works in Berlin. His main focus lies in generating collaborations with artists, plants, scientists, parrots, fashion designers, printers, interns, librarians, curators, rappers, photocopiers, book binders, none professionals and theorists, always questioning upon the practice and reevaluating the position that humans have in relation to their objects.

His work has a wide range of formats exploring the boundaries between exhibitions, ephemera, books, type design, editing and publishing to furniture design.

For Manuel, time is not linear but can be seen as a flexible tangle. When we live things happen to us, but when we report them we make them happen. Objects and archives transform our actions. At Elgarafi he will be presenting a series of new furniture works that can be used as an archive or sitting devices. Single pages will be flying into the space, forming a limited publication.

Opening, Ferbruary 27th, 5-8pm

Gorlmannstr. 46
10623 West-Berlin