YES YES NO NO. Erik Steinbrecher. Rakete.co

Posted in Artist Book, books on June 7th, 2017
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His mustache looked like it would tickle. That’s probably the only reason why I didn’t want to kiss him.

He was a weirdo, but not weird enough, if you know what I mean. He certainly had a flair for details. It wasn’t that. I mean, it’s not like he was wearing a mullet, no. Nor like the kind of guy to gift me a Chinatown Gucci bag. He hated scented soaps and he’d drag me out of any decent party if he found scenty sticks near the toilet. That kind of thing drove him nuts. It’s not like he had anything against grapefruit.

Early on in our friendship, he gave me a box of Gioconda pencils from Koh-I-Noor. He knew how to get me hooked. But that damn mustache. It was so thick, so neatly trimmed. He paid too much attention to the kind of things I didn’t want to pay attention to. The cappuccino foam in it, however, was a kind of turn-on.

This is no doubt why you are holding this book in your hands. His mustache, right? Admit it. It’s the bowl of bonbons by the register. But then you go undercover, under the sheets to find a lot of nudity, thwarted porn. Ja, ja, ja: bodies. Corporeality. Corporation, cooperation. Protest. Violence. Religion. Collage. A torn sheet at the back. A misbound book? A defect or just vulnerable?

Selbsthilfe ist auch keine Lösung (even self-help is not a solution) and Protestvorbild Frankreich (protest “role model” in France?) is the only text you can make out other than mine. You’re meant to struggle to read it, or maybe Erik (who has no mustache) was being intentionally casual about the way he cut out these pictures. It’s an awareness of being sloppy that is so aware, it’s no longer sloppy. A man standing with his fist held high. He’s standing in the window frame of an apartment at least one story up from the ground. He is forty and mad and he enjoys his Bud. His form of protest is a form of solidarity from the sofa. A window protest: comfy. So fucking clever. Then there’s the picture abutting it of a woman holding out her bra. We are meant to take it. She’s offering it to us. Go ahead. She wants you to.

And then there’s the spooning bodies with their tube socks in a wad next to… a bed. A solar bed. You got it? This book is brown sugar. Stinky Swiss cheese. Bad, bad, good, good.

April von Stauffenberg

 

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Agenda 2017 LET’S GO/ HUR SMART ÄR DU. Erik Steinbrecher. Rakete.co

Posted in Artist Book on January 14th, 2017
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Agenda 2017 LET’S GO/
HUR SMART ÄR DU

The artist’s first handy publication this year consists an international business agenda, a magazine and an airport cosmetic bag.
This work has a light and decorative look. It includes pictures and illustrations from the press news showing portraits of celebrities, actors, artists and politicians.

Published by rakete.co

book, brochure and bag
48+20 pages
First Edition 100 copies
€18

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Dreams First. Erik Steinbrecher. Exhibition @ Motto Berlin from July 13th to August 25th.

Posted in art, exhibitions, Motto Berlin event on July 26th, 2016
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Dreams First

During years Erik Steinbrecher sorted out daily dirt, leftovers and all kinds
of wrappings. The design of this artist book is based on photographes
of made layouts of waste, moody notes, scribbelings and liquid stains.

For this new episode the artist has decorated Motto’s vitrines in an instant and enjoyable way.

From July 13th to August 25th at Motto Berlin

 

You and me and everybody. Erik Steinbrecher. rakete.co + Motto Books.

Posted in Artist Book, books, distribution, Motto Books, photography on November 30th, 2015
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You and me and everybody. Erik Steinbrecher. rakete.co + Motto Books.

Everybody is busy this Tuesday.

Size: 19 x 12
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 978-2-940524-40-2

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Kirsten Palz, 100 Works. Erik Steinbrecher. rakete.co

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution on September 9th, 2015
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Kirsten Palz, 100 Works (2007-2014)

Read by Erik Steinbrecher

 

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Šunka Buch. Erik Steinbrecher. rakete.co & Motto Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, Motto Books on September 8th, 2015
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This book was published on the occasion of “Under the Tail of the Horse” —

Swiss contribution to the Prague Quadrennial 2015

€10.00

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