How it’s made Vol.7. Morava Books @ Motto Berlin. March 10, 2012

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Saturday March 10
“How it’s made vol.7.” Morava Books @ Motto Berlin
Start 8pm

Honza Zamojski in conversation with Alexis Zavialoff

The MORAVA Publishing House was established in early 2010 in Poznań, Poland by Honza Zamojski – visual artist, curator and publisher. Morava wishes to develop publishing projects in two directions: original ideas for books and limited editions of works.

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Wazony. Robert Maciejuk. Morava Books.

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Wazony. Robert Maciejuk. Morava Books.

Robert Maciejuk is a painter. As a painter, he is sensitive to the colour and texture of paint. He is a painter with a rare sense of humour and, an even greater rarity, an awareness of his skill. Robert Maciejuk knows how to paint and it is his intuition which leads him to the subject of his painting. Still, Robert Maciejuk is no potter and in the world of ceramics he fumbles about in the dark, making the mistakes all beginners make. Yet it is, in fact, a series of ceramics and vases that appear to be the protagonists of a meticulously designed portfolio. Why ceramics, then? Is it really all about ceramics? The precise compositions made up of groups of vases invoke associations with the still-life oeuvre of masters from the Netherlands and Spain. The colours of the objects, the garish yellow background of a wall, the cold tiles and the earth-tone vases might have served as basic motifs for any of the Colourists or Capists. The form of a publication is the perfect framework for a series of photographs of such objects as what counts most for the artist is a memorable image captured on paper. After all, Robert Maciejuk is only, and as much as, a painter.

D 15 €

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BUS. Uri Aran. Morava Books.

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BUS. Uri Aran. Morava Books.

The works of New York based artist Uri Aran take on the character of a many-layered collection of poems. Uri’s drawing technique is based on the precise repetition of a particular series of gestures: drawing-scanning-printing. The book “BUS” is simply the next phase in reproducing the “original”. Uri’s first artbook is full of images, but really it traces the “poetry of the road”.
As we open the book, hopping on the “BUS and settling into a seat in the back, the reader starts to take note of the images and messages that appear, observing from a distance. Heroes come and go, we hear fragments of private stories and bits of news from around the world. At every stop, absurd situations take place at a regular pace, but eventually the initial chaos is ordered into a multitude of meanings.

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Echo Park. Agnieszka Grodzińska. Morava Books.

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Echo Park. Agnieszka Grodzińska. Morava Books.

Agnieszki Grodzińska’s latest book is a subjective research book of sorts, containing visual references that, to a greater or less degree, pertain to the broad concept of Abstract Painting, with an emphasis on the AbEx – Abstract Expressionism – phenomenon in the U.S. In five colour-coded chapters, she puts her materials in a certain order, making note of connections and themes made apparent among the photographs and reproductions. In the process, she unmasks details of who might have borrowed what from whom. The reader strolls Grodzińska’s „Echo Park” as through a museum, where all background details have been removed and all that remains are the paintings themselves. His or her sense of bewilderment compounded perhaps by the thought echoing within the subconscious: are THESE the original paintings or mere copies? An integral part of the book is made up of three short stories by Anna Miczko on a particular painting / reproduction of the painting / ruminations on the painting.

D 10 €

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Dust Show. Morava Books

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Dust Show, curated by Piotr Łakomy

Dust Show is a publication that sums up activities taking place in the space of the Amager Park in Copenhagen. The project, conceived by Piotr Łakomy, was extended over a longer period, with the works installed in September and October 2010. There were also works that did not make it to their destination, to the park by the sea. Dispersal – a characteristic feature of the project – was set in order in the publication Dust Show; it was here that all the artists and their works met. As in the case of an earlier book, Dust Snow, photographs documenting the show are accompanied by a text by Sebastian Cichocki, a curator of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.
Participants of Dust Snow included: Jesper Fabricius, Christopher L G Hill, Paweł Kowzan, Piotr Łakomy, Mads Lindberg, POSTER COMPANY (Max Pitegoff & Travess Smalley), Tomasz Saciłowski, TTC (Simon Højbo Hansen, Magnus Clausen, Emil Alsbo), and Honza Zamojski.

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Panorama . Olga Lewicka

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Panorama Olga Lewicka

Olga Lewicka’s >PANORAMA< presents her subjective view of the 19th century medium of the panorama. In this artist’s book, several layers of representation & examination overlap: the artist’s works, her private archive, documentation on European panoramas, texts by the collaborating authors. Thwarting the book’s typical linear structure, these layers become one texture, weaving the 19th century into the present. The panoramas and their popularity throughout the 19th century – the beginning of the modern culture industry – open up a new & allegorical perspective onto contemporary visual culture and its implication within the capitalist economy. The book reflects on the dialectics of entertainment and control or political oppression. But above all the panorama is revealed as a fascinating allegory of vision’s emancipatory power.

Text: Alicja Jodko, Andrzej Kostołowski, Olga Lewicka, Carsten Zorn
Text Editing: Carsten Zorn
Visual Editing: Honza Zamojski
Photography: Olga Lewicka, Carsten Zorn (if not stated otherwise)
Translation: Benjamin Carter, Cordula Gdaniec, Ewa Kniaziak, Katarzyna Michońska
Design: jungundwenig, Berlin

format: 230 x 172 mm, 120 p., offset printing, soft cover
color: fullcolor + Pantone 296 & Pantone 3405
edition: 250
language: english

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