The Complete Plays – Guy de Cointet. Hugues Decointet, François Piron, Marilou Thiébault (eds.). Paraguay Press.

Posted in Motto Berlin store, theatre on September 4th, 2017
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The Complete Plays – Guy de Cointet

First publication to gathers all theatrical works by artist Guy de Cointet, written between 1973 and 1983. 25 plays, published with an explanatory apparatus and numerous documents from the de Cointet Estate at the Centre Pompidou’s Kandinsky Library.
This publication constitutes the first complete publication of de Cointet’s theatrical plays—both in the original language and in translation. Richly illustrated, the book showcases documents relating to the design and the staging of these works: notebooks, drawings, photographs, posters, and invitation cards, coming from the archives of Guy de Cointet Estate at the Centre Pompidou’s Kandinsky Library. The Complete Plays also features comments, interviews, and work notes, to help contextualize and analyze the artist’s theatrical plays.

De Cointet is recognized as one of the major figures in the Conceptual art movement that emerged in Los Angeles in the 1970s, having strongly influenced a number of prominent artists working in southern California today, including Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley, for whom both drawing and performance figure significantly in their artistic practices.

Edited by Hugues Decointet, François Piron, Marilou Thiébault.

Graphic design: Laure Giletti & Gregory Dapra.

French version also available.



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Consensus (The Room). Karl Larsson. Paraguay Press

Posted in theatre, writing on February 12th, 2013
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Revolution: A Reader. Paraguay Press.

Posted in poetry, politics, writing on September 25th, 2012
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Revolution: A Reader, Lisa Robertson and Matthew Stadler (eds.), published by Paraguay Press.

Revolution: A Reader collects texts from across many cultures and times and organizes them roughly along a chronology of living, from “beginning,” to “childhood,” “education,” “adulthood,” and “death.” The book brings the embodied fact of revolution into the lived present by engaging readers with language that takes us there, no matter where we are to begin with. We are all in revolution, now.

Reading can make this fact primary and conscious and shared. Heavily annotated throughout, the book is, quite literally, a conversation. The annotations, by Lisa Robertson and Matthew Stadler — composed simultaneously and in response to one another — stitch a web of argument that links the book into a single thing, a reader. The book also features a narrative bibliography of revolution by David Brazil.

D 28 €

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“Dialogues” – a film by Owen Land, edited by Philippe Pirotte and Julia Strebelow.

Posted in Motto Berlin store, Motto Zürich store, writing on March 9th, 2011
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“Dialogues” – a film by Owen Land
Edited by Philippe Pirotte and Julia Strebelow.

Co-published by Paraguay Press and Kunsthalle Bern on the occasion of the exhibitions:

Owen Land:
Kunsthalle Bern
4.4. – 17.5.2009

Owen Land:
“How can you believe anything he says?”
KW Berlin – Kunst-Werke Berlin e.V.
– Institute for Contemporary Art
22.11.2009 – 24.1.2010

D 18€


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PARROT. Karl Larsson. Paraguay Press.

Posted in literature, Motto Berlin store, poetry on October 12th, 2010
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PARROT. Karl Larsson.
Edited by Kim West.
Published by Paraguay Press.
Design by Pascal Prosek.
September 2010. English.
Edition of 1000
11 x 18,4 cm, 80 pages, b/w, softcover

Parrot is the third book written by Swedish artist Karl Larsson, whose work consistently explores language, writing, and narrative in relation to historical and contemporary experiments in literature and art. Parrot originates from a research conducted by the artist on the work of Marcel Broodthaers, who famously withdrew from poetry and developed a fascination for birds — as in the famous piece from 1976 Ne dites pas que je ne l’ai pas dit.

Parrot by Karl Larsson is a 80-pages long poetical essay – or maybe an analytical piece of poetry – about the repetition, the dissemination, and the crystallization of words and their meanings. It is a book about bodies, containers, and documents. It harbors, generates and repeats poetical statements. A parrot is a bird whose body is inhabited by others: it mimicks their language and creates comical and uncanny resemblances. It is a very beautiful bird.

Karl Larsson – Parrot was produced in conjunction with the exhibition “Parrot” Marcel Broodthaers and Karl Larsson, at Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sept-Oct 2010.

D 12 €

Katinka Bock: Works Oeuvres Werke – Words Mots Worte. by Sabeth Buchmann, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Kim West. Paraguay Press

Posted in Motto Berlin store, Motto Zürich store, Uncategorized on August 7th, 2010
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Katinka Bock: Works Oeuvres Werke – Words Mots Worte. by Sabeth Buchmann, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Kim West.
Paraguay Press.
Texts in English, German and French
May 2010. Edition of 1200
152 pages.

Beautifully designed by Guillaume Mojon (Zurich) this book is the first monograph dedicated to the German artist Katinka Bock. Following a series of solo exhibitions of Bock in France, Germany and Holland since 2007, three authors were invited to write for this book: the art critics and historians Sabeth Buchmann and Kim West, and the artist Natascha Sadr Haghighian. Their three essays offer a variety of writing styles and approaches of art criticism, between empiricism, theory and fiction. But all pursue, in their own way, the very subject of Bock’s work, which is that thinking is a social conduct, maybe the most consequential of social acts.

D 25€
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I can’t see. Oscar Tuazon. Paraguay Press / DoPe Press

Posted in Motto Berlin store, Motto Vancouver store, Motto Zürich store, Uncategorized on August 7th, 2010
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I can’t see. Oscar Tuazon., Edited by Oscar Tuazon, with Thomas Boutoux, Pierre-François Letué and Dorothée Perret
Texts in English, German and French
Paraguay Press/ DoPe Press
2010. Edition of 2000
272 pages

Produced in the aftermath of the solo exhibitions recently organized at the Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’île de Vassivière (France); the Kunsthalle Bern (Switzerland) and the Parc Saint Léger – Centre d’art contemporain (France), I CAN’T SEE stands as the first comprehensive monograph on the work developed by American artist Oscar Tuazon since 2002. It was co-published with Do.Pe Press and features more than 250 pages of images of works and documents, a series of short texts authored by Ariana Reines, Matthew Stadler, Cedar Sigo, Karl Holmqvist, Thomas Boutoux, Carissa Rodriguez, Eileen Myles and David Lewis as well as a long interview with the artist done by Chiara Parisi, Sandra Patron and Philippe Pirotte, the curators of his recent shows.

D 28€
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Red Flags. Joe Scanlan. Paraguay Press

Posted in graphic design, Motto Berlin store, Motto Zürich store on August 7th, 2010
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Red Flags, Joe Scanlan. 2009.
Paraguay Press.
Edition of 500.

Over the past several years, Joe Scanlan has read a lot of seminal economic texts and noticed that a strange thing kept happening: where the original authors were talking about absentee ownership, stagnating markets, colonialism and government subsidies, in the artist’s head he heard them talking about artists’ neighborhoods, Chelsea galleries, tae kwon do lessons, Jack Kerouac. Fascinated with these recurrent, uncontrollable synapses, Scanlan rewrote the texts as he heard them in his head and color-coded each alteration. Produced for his exhibition at castillo/corrales in May 2009, Joe Scanlan’s Red Flags contains four essays that the artist has refracted from original texts by Thorstein Veblen, Joseph Schumpeter, Milton Friedman and Edward Said, gathered in a slim, elegant book, beautifully designed by Francesca Grassi.

D 20€
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The Meaning of Everything, vol.1. Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri. Paraguay Press

Posted in Uncategorized on August 7th, 2010
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The Meaning of Everything, vol. 1 Ayreen Anastas & Rene Gabri. 2009.
Paraguay Press
Edition of 500.

The first manifestation of a long-term creative collaboration between Ayreen Anastas (b. Bethlehem, Palestine) and Rene Gabri (b. Tehran, Iran) in the form of a series of artists books, The Meaning of Everything. Vol.1 was conceived in Paris during the summer of 2008 and the artists residency at castillo/corrales. Entirely handwritten, it presents a series of notes, quotes, thoughts and drawings about the ever-changing conditions of the blurring of art and life. The book is also a script which can open up to events, acts, performances, videos, texts, statements or diners. Anastas and Gabri are two of the primary organizers of the 16 Beaver group, an artist community that functions as a social and collaborative space on 16 Beaver street in New York, where the group hosts panel discussions, film series, artist talks, radio recordings, reading groups and more.

D 9€

The Interview / L’entretien, Guillaume Leblon & Thomas Boutoux. Paraguay Press

Posted in Motto Berlin store, Motto Zürich store, Uncategorized, writing on August 6th, 2010
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The Interview / L’entretien, Guillaume Leblon & Thomas Boutoux, 2009.
Paraguay Press

This text is the transcript of the play The Interview, as performed on January 17, 2007 at the Crédac, Contemporary Art Center, Ivry-sur-Seine.
Actors: Renan Carteaux and Volodia Serre.

French and English translation.

D 15€