Désirer, ne pas voir | Joachim Perez Performance with Morphena @ Motto Berlin | Thursday 19th August

Posted in art, events, Motto Berlin store on August 17th, 2021
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Joachim Perez

Performance with Morphena

19.08.2021

6-8pm

@ Motto Berlin

Joachim Perez. désirer, ne pas voir @ Motto Berlin. 16.07 – 07.08.2021

Posted in art, exhibitions, Motto Berlin event on July 16th, 2021
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arbitrary latest arrivals in Motto Berlin

Posted in Motto Berlin store, music, Vinyl, vinyl on April 24th, 2021
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PM016 (2020 Remaster) (LP), Mads Emil Nielsen
Framework 3 (10” vinyl + CD), Mads Emil Nielsen + Katja Gretzinger + Nicola Ratti
Framework 2 (2 x 10” vinyl), Mads Emil Nielsen + V.A. / Andrea Neumann, Jan Jelinek, Hideki Umezawa

Browse the full catalog here

Archie Chekatouski. The 3rd Show. 08.12.2020-09.01.2021

Posted in art, events, exhibitions on December 3rd, 2020
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ARCHIE CHEKATOUSKI THE 3RD SHOW

Archie Chekatouski. The 3rd Show.

Slow Opening next Tuesday from 12pm to 8pm.

Exhibition: 08.12.2020-09.01.2021

INGO GERKEN – O F F E N E S B U C H @ Motto Berlin. 22.10 – 21.11.2020.

Posted in art, exhibitions on November 14th, 2020
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Vitrine installation at Motto Books courtyard & passage

4 photographs

left to right:
– Hello World – Revision einer Sammlung, Nationalgalerie Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Hrsg. Udo Kittelmann & Gabriele Knapstein, Hirmer Verlag, München 2018
– Hubert Kiecol, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 1991
– 100 Jahre Rupprecht Geiger, Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Hrsg. Fritz Jacobi und Melanie Wilken, Berlin 2008

– Andreas Gursky – Werke/Works 80-08, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Haus Lange und Haus Esters, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern 2008

Vitrine installation at Motto Books courtyard & passage

Vitrine installation at Motto Books courtyard & passage

Vitrine installation at Motto Books courtyard & passage

BIBLIOSCULPTURE 101
2020
black shelf, adhesive tape, book
(Michaela Meise – Ding und Körper, Badischer Kunstverein, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln 2012)

BIBLIOSCULPTURE 102
2020
ripped out book page, book
(Sexy and Cool – Minimal goes Emotional, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld 2017)

BIBLIOSCULPTURE 102 / Detail
2020
ripped out book page, book
(Sexy and Cool – Minimal goes Emotional, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld 2017)

BIBLIOSCULPTURE 102 / Detail
2020
ripped out book page, book
(Sexy and Cool – Minimal goes Emotional, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld 2017)

BIBLIOSCULPTURE 103
2020
sucker plug, chain, glass, book
(Wolfgang Tillmans – Abstract Pictures, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern 2015)

BIBLIOSCULPTURE 103 / Detail
2020
sucker plug, chain, glass, book
(Wolfgang Tillmans – Abstract Pictures, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern 2015)

BIBLIOSCULPTURE 104
2020
stapler, staples, magnets, book
(Candida Höfer / Rui Xavier – Silent Spaces, Hrsg. Uta Grosenick u. Herbert Burkert, Distanz Verlag, Berlin 2015)

BIBLIOSCULPTURE 104 / Detail
2020
stapler, staples, magnets, book
(Candida Höfer / Rui Xavier – Silent Spaces, Hrsg. Uta Grosenick u. Herbert Burkert, Distanz Verlag, Berlin 2015)

BIBLIOSCULPTURE 105 
2020
clockwork, golden pendulum, book
(Germaine Kruip – Works 1999-2017, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Koenig Books, London 2018)

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2020
clockwork, golden pendulum, book
(Germaine Kruip – Works 1999-2017, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Koenig Books, London 2018)

‘Nu Qui Marche’. Julien Carreyn. Motto Berlin 09.09-19.10.2020

Posted in art, exhibitions on September 12th, 2020
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“Reality Companions” @ Motto Berlin

Posted in events, exhibitions on April 14th, 2020
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Bertrand Flanet: Pale Habits, 2017, installation view, Reality Companions, Motto Berlin

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Gina Folly: Don’t worry about your Future, 2020, installation view, Reality Companions, Motto Berlin

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Becket MWN: Seven-Oh-Six, 2015, installation view, Reality Companions, Motto Berlin

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Inga Danysz & Becket MWN: +4915215142816, 2020, installation view, Reality Companions, Motto Berlin

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Inga Danysz: The End is always at the Beginning, 2019, installation view, Reality Companions, Motto Berlin

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Inga Danysz: Untitled, 2019, installation view, Reality Companions, Motto Berlin

Photos: Yudith Heinemann

 

Reality Companions
Feb 21 – April 30, 2020
Motto Books Berlin

with works by Inga Danysz, Bertrand Flanet, Gina Folly, Becket MWN

curated by Dennis Brzek

In 2002, German car manufacturer VW opened their so called “Gläserne Manufaktur” (meaning both glassy and transparent factory) as a simulacrum for granting an undisturbed view into its production processes. The glass factory’s promise of full transparency is enmeshed in an array of showcases devoid of human activity, in which tasks are performed for an audience solely by an interplay of automatic gestures. Leading the viewer’s eye from the assembly of individual parts towards the wholeness of the finished product, their performance is—next to government apologias of stability, craft, and expertise—a testament to its belief in a scratch-free experience by way of steering the mechanical arms in safe distance from the glass surface. The luminous airspace lying in between the machinic extremities and their transparent cube is a border of the mind being kept firmly monosemantic.

Fast forward a few years and we are at Elon Musk’s presentation for the Cybertruck, a bulky desert buggy clad in a retro-futuristic shell including dramatically blacked out windows made from the company’s certified armor glass. This product showcase is made out to become the prime denominator for innovation, all the while being drenched in an upside-down baroque aesthetic of all things black and shiny. About half way into the spectacle, lead designer-cum-stage assistant Franz von Holzhausen hurls a metal ball into the truck’s hushed glass outlooks for demonstration of their promised permanence in the face of force. The ball hits and makes the glass crack. A dull thud serenades this banal action, framed underneath bright spotlights and the audience’s chuckled gasps and awkward laughters. In the moment of collision, the ball created a suspended drawing mapping its own meteoritic field of impact located somewhere within the thick outer sheet of the transparent metal. The lines of destruction that were drawn by the unfortunate performer create a spiderweb that becomes a gothic prop in this story’s haunted narrative. The signature left by the metal ball is both concrete and abstract, sketching a caricature of the visual organization of our present where what cracks is never the glass but only its very before. Famously, the only things that ever hits the view of those hyper valued subjects hidden behind bulletproof glass are the raw eggs thrown by protestors trying to make a pointed take, mostly in vain.

SUPERBEE SPIX COLA 139 KOOL GUY CRAZY CROSS 136 DUKE SPRIT SUPERKOOL KOOLKILLER ACE VIPERE SPIDER EDDIE KOLA are only some of the protagonists mentioned in Jean Baudrillard’s vision of New York of the 1970s in his essay “Kool killer ou l’insurrection par les signes” published in 1976. Here, the neurotically semiotic French philosopher describes the city as a vessel for signs and graffiti, abundant signifiers and empty words. The plane of production of these symbols is not just walls of buildings and underground stations but also the more irreducible surface of windows. Today, these scratchings seem to hover in between layers of glass, making them appear suspended in time and place like intractable and incomprehensible signs of another age. Workers who will travel to Grünheide in Brandenburg via S-Bahn for their shifts at Tesla’s Gigafactory 4 will see those engravings and believe them to be hieroglyphs of a time in which semantics were something created instead of endured.

Bader Motor + Zabo Chabiland (+Nicolas Moulin) @ Motto Berlin. 07 March 2020

Posted in events on March 2nd, 2020
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Bader Motor. (live)
7pm (sharp)
+
Zabo Chabiland. Sleeping Odyssey. (live)
(Grautag record release)
8pm
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And Nicolas Moulin will also play records with friends and ghosts
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Drinks

Reality Companions. Motto Berlin. 20.02.2020

Posted in events on February 12th, 2020
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Reality Companions

Reality Companions
opening: Feb 20, 7-10pm
Feb 21 – Mar 17, 2020
Motto Books Berlin

with works by
Inga Danysz
Bertrand Flanet
Gina Folly
Becket MWN

curated by Dennis Brzek

In 2002, German car manufacturer VW opened their so called “Gläserne Manufaktur” (meaning both glassy and transparent factory) as a simulacrum for granting an undisturbed view into its production processes. The glass factory’s promise of full transparency is enmeshed in an array of showcases devoid of human activity, in which tasks are performed for an audience solely by an interplay of automatic gestures. Leading the viewer’s eye from the assembly of individual parts towards the wholeness of the finished product, their performance is—next to government apologias of stability, craft, and expertise—a testament to its belief in a scratch-free experience by way of steering the mechanical arms in safe distance from the glass surface. The luminous airspace lying in between the machinic extremities and their transparent cube is a border of the mind being kept firmly monosemantic.
Fast forward a few years and we are at Elon Musk’s presentation for the Cybertruck, a bulky desert buggy clad in a retro-futuristic shell including dramatically blacked out windows made from the company’s certified armor glass. This product showcase is made out to become the prime denominator for innovation, all the while being drenched in an upside-down baroque aesthetic of all things black and shiny. About half way into the spectacle, lead designer-cum-stage assistant Franz von Holzhausen hurls a metal ball into the truck’s hushed glass outlooks for demonstration of their promised permanence in the face of force. The ball hits and makes the glass crack. A dull thud serenades this banal action, framed underneath bright spotlights and the audience’s chuckled gasps and awkward laughters. In the moment of collision, the ball created a suspended drawing mapping its own meteoritic field of impact located somewhere within the thick outer sheet of the transparent metal. The lines of destruction that were drawn by the unfortunate performer create a spiderweb that becomes a gothic prop in this story’s haunted narrative. The signature left by the metal ball is both concrete and abstract, sketching a caricature of the visual organization of our present where what cracks is never the glass but only its very before. Famously, the only things that ever hits the view of those hyper valued subjects hidden behind bulletproof glass are the raw eggs thrown by protestors trying to make a pointed take, mostly in vain.
SUPERBEE SPIX COLA 139 KOOL GUY CRAZY CROSS 136 DUKE SPRIT SUPERKOOL KOOLKILLER ACE VIPERE SPIDER EDDIE KOLA are only some of the protagonists mentioned in Jean Baudrillard’s vision of New York of the 1970s in his essay “Kool killer ou l’insurrection par les signes” published in 1976. Here, the neurotically semiotic French philosopher describes the city as a vessel for signs and graffiti, abundant signifiers and empty words. The plane of production of these symbols is not just walls of buildings and underground stations but also the more irreducible surface of windows. Today, these scratchings seem to hover in between layers of glass, making them appear suspended in time and place like intractable and incomprehensible signs of another age. Workers who will travel to Grünheide in Brandenburg via S-Bahn for their shifts at Tesla’s Gigafactory 4 will see those engravings and belief them to be hieroglyphs of a time in which semantics were something created instead of endured.

Martijn in’t Veld @ Motto Berlin

Posted in art, drawing, illustration on December 20th, 2019
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Martijn in’t Veld
Happy Potatoes and Sad Silkscreens at Motto Books
On display until January 4th, 2020

Browse publications and prints here.