Robert Fitterman and Natalie Czech @ Motto Berlin, Sunday March 17th.

Posted in Events on March 14th, 2019
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Please join us at Motto bookstore for a Poetry Reading and presentation of collaborative work between Robert Fitterman and Natalie Czech, followed by a conversation with Natalie Czech and an audience Q and A.

Performance 7pm sharp

Robert Fitterman is the author of 14 books of poetry including Rob’s Word Shop (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2019), Dave (Counterpath, forthcoming Fall 2019), This Window Makes Me Feel (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2018), Nevermind (Wonder Books, 2016), No Wait, Yep. Definitely Still Hate Myself (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014), now we are friends (Truck Books, 2010), Rob the Plagiarist (Roof Books, 2009), and Metropolis—a long poem in four separate volumes. He has collaborated with several visual artists, including: Theodore Darst, Serkan Ozkaya, Nayland Blake, Natalie Czech, Tim Davis and Klaus Killisch. He is the founding member of the artists and writers collective, Collective Task. He teaches writing and poetry at New York University and at the Bard College, Milton Avery School of Graduate Studies.

Natalie Czech’s work makes links between photography, text, and systems of signification. She has presented solo exhibits at Centre d’Art Contemporain Crac Alsace, Palais de Tokyo, Kunstverein Hamburg, Kunstverein Braunschweig among others. Her works are included in museum collections such as those of the Pinakothek der Moderne Munich, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Museum of Modern Art New York or MAMCO Geneva.

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

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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

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Il pleut by Guillaume Apollinaire. Natalie Czech. Motto Books.

Posted in poetry, writing on April 12th, 2014
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Il pleut by Guillaume Apollinaire. Natalie Czech. Motto Books.

For the series “Il pleut by Guillaume Apollinaire” Natalie Czech invited eight writers – Vanessa Desclaux, Mara Genschel, April Elizabeth Lamm, Ashkan Sepahvand, Oliver Tepel, Jacques Roubaud, Amilcar Packer, and Vincenzo Latronico – to each write a text that contains the same calligram by the French poet, Guillaume Apollinaire (1880 – 1918). Each text is written in the mother tongue of each author (French, German, English, Portugese, Italian). The texts were precisely composed around the calligram, so as to embed it in their very fabric, and thus dissolve its iconicity. Natalie Czech presents these texts as photographs of book pages and re-presents the calligram by marking its component words in the photographs with acrylic paint.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition L’image dans le tapis aux Atelier des Arques, Les Arques, France.

ISBN: 978-2-940524-20-4

Price: €8.00

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Quick #8: Voyelles. Natalie Czech

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Language: English
Binding: Softcover

Price: €7.00
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Skalitzer 68: Natalie Czech + Camera Austria. Berlin. 04.08.2012

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Skalitzer 68. 04.08.2012
Camera Austria – Magazine presentation, drinks and BBQ
Natalie Czech – Book launch, presentation and Q&A
Starts at 7.00 pm.

The theme of Camera Austria’s new issue (#118) is “Photography_Text”, which ensues from the observation that contemporary photographic artists are increasingly associating text and image mediums; a practice at the base of German artist Natalie Czech.
At “Skalitzer. 68″ the magazine and the artist will plan a joint presentation, following the intense collaboration they had in the creation of this issue, where author Jens Asthoff discovers how Natalie Czech, through her photographs, investigates language as a space of contingency, probes boundaries of meaning, experiments with word-image relations, and encourages stratifications of intertextuality to intersect with and permeate one another. In his literary contribution, Barry Schwabsky poses exploratory questions about Czech’s work: “Is it possible to see her work as one enormous love letter: a billet-doux to poetry?” and notes that the last thing lovers want to give up is the possibility of gazing at the beloved: “Photographing poetry means gazing at it.”
In the same occasion, Natalie Czech’s recently published monography “Je n’ai rien à dire. Seulement à montrer. / Ich habe nichts zu sagen. Nur zu zeigen. / I have nothing to say. Only to show” (Spector Books, 2012) will be officially presented and open to discussion with the artist.

Further programme details

Je n’ai rien à dire. Seulement à montrer. / Ich habe nichts zu sagen. Nur zu zeigen. / I have nothing to say. Only to show. Natalie Czech. Spector Books.

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Je n’ai rien à dire. Seulement à montrer. / Ich habe nichts zu sagen. Nur zu zeigen. / I have nothing to say. Only to show. Natalie Czech. Spector Books.

“Natalie Czech therefore accomplishes something completely unexpected, something rarely seen either in literature or the visual arts: her works are based on experimental designs that engender something new by subsequently amending found texts, while at the same time opening up known texts—by Apollinaire, O’Hara or Brinkmann—to new readings in a fascinating way, thus rediscovering these works in other contexts, through other media, as images, through the medium of photography, and hence allowing them to reemerge as new.” – Eckhard Schumacher

With texts by: Vanessa Joan Müller, Dorothea Zwirner und Eckhard Schumacher

D 26 €

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Mousse #32.

Posted in magazines on February 25th, 2012
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Mousse #32.

Starring by Antonio Scoccimarro

Stan Douglas Midcentury Disco by Monika Szewczyk
Barbara Hammer The Screen as the Body by Elisabeth Lebovici

Lost & Found Hollis Frampton: Excerpts from the Last Interview by Bruce Jenkins

What’s Alternative? Alternative to What? “Thanks, but no thanks.” by Thomas Boutoux. Curated by Vincenzo de Bellis

Portfolio – Theaster Gates The New Revolutionary by Michele Robecchi

Talking About A Handful of Clay: Miscellaneous Remarks on Ceramics et al. by Dieter Roelstraete

Talking About Abbey Road by Nick Currie

Mark Handforth & Mark di Suvero I, Too, Enjoy Bending Steel

Talking About The New International by Kate Fowle and João Ribas

Eddie Peake Negative Space by Vincent Honoré

Aaron Angell Nearly Abstract by Adnan Yildiz

Natalie Czech Hidden Poems by Gigiotto Del Vecchio


BOOKS by Stefano Cernuschi

Tom McCarthy Commodius Vicus of Recirculation by Francesco Manacorda

Berlin – Yngve Holen Metaphors of Ideas by Timo Feldhaus

London – Sarah Lucas What do you want in your face? by Nicholas Cullinan

New York – Iman Issa Five Questions about the Specific Concerns of Formal Ideas by Mai Abu ElDahab

Los Angeles – Californian State of Mind A conversation between Lynn Hershman, Martha Rosler, Allen Ruppersberg, Karen Moss, Constance Lewallen, Stephen Kaltenbach, and Jens Hoffmann

Sam Durant & Luis Camnitzer The Church of Ethical Cynicism

Charlemagne Palestine Doing Adventures by Hans Ulrich Obrist

Talking About Untitled (September 11), 2011 by Jens Hoffmann and Peter Eleey

REPRINT The Main Things Which Seem to Me Important.. by Céline Condorelli

Talking About The Assistants by Fionn Meade

Cheyney Thompson Impoog by Nicolás Guagnini

Stephan Dillemuth & David Robbins Independent Imagination

D 7€


Spike #30.

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Spike #30.


By Saâdane Afif: Katarina Burin, Natalie Czech, Jofroi Amaral, Nathan Peter, Lina Viste Grønli, Adrien Missika


Changes in the Economy of the kunstbetrieb, Part 3: The Freedom of the Curator
By Daniel Baumann


Markus Schinwald talks to David Cronenberg
 about cinematic sublimation and blank beginnings


Fabrice Stroun, forthcoming director of the Kunsthalle Bern on O-ism by Jim Shaw

Jennifer Teets on the new programmgalerie Marcelle Alix, Paris

David Roberts Art Foundation in London is
a new and innovative exhibition space by a private collector. By Adam Carr


A secret history of art: Steven Leiber’s collection
of art ephemera in San Francisco. By Matthew Post


Camp, appropriation and politics meet in the work of
this American artist. An Interview by Gianni Jetzer

Fionn Meade finds an obsession with collecting, systematic listing and nostalgic resistance in the photographs of this Canadian artist

This Austrian artist never fails to surprise with unexpected strategies that defy all trends. By Raimar Stange


Adam E. Mendelsohn takes a look at Occupy Wall
Street and asks some players in the art world what 
they make of it


Annika von Hausswolff talks to Mika Hannula about Maurice Blanchot’s The Madness of the Day


Charles Moore’s Piazza d’Italia in New Orleans reveals the topicality of postmodernism. By Michele D’Aurizio

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Reviews of international exhibitions


A Child is Born on the Internet

D 9.50€