Merman. Alberto García del Castillo. Shelter Press.

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, photography, Wholesale, writing on July 19th, 2017
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A queer travelogue of a boating voyage on Belgium’s inland waterways with merman and singer Steev Lemercier in the company of Chanel and Dolce, who are a cat and a dog, during the first months of their friendship with the author.

€18.00

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Audio Book. Félicia Atkinson. Shelter Press.

Posted in art, Artist Book on July 13th, 2017
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Uncompromising collection of found images and original work from Felicia Atkinson, composing a rasterized visual score. Audio Book could be a radio program without sound, but it’s a travel guide for a destination that doesn’t exist. It’s a take-away environment. It’s a deep looking into the palimpsests of a landscape.
It gathers two hundred images, some are found materials some are originals. Some images are words. Each of those images contains a grain, a noise, a distortion, a blur, a change of frequency.
The book is the territory. The pages are the knitters of a strange kind of duration.
In the book there is no need for frontiers and passeports, language is a river to cross or to swim in. We are all foreigners of something. There are only derives and situations. The book travels for you, circulates, is exchanged, stolen, given or lost.

€18.00

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Shelter Press: Outside and After. 14.05.16, 7 pm @ Wendy’s Subway, Brooklyn

Posted in events on May 10th, 2016
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Please join us Saturday, May 14th for a reading and discussion with the French publisher, Shelter Press. The evening will address the many lives of published material across a number of formats and platforms (performances, exhibitions, workshops) and consider the potential activations of printed matter and records.

A reading by Shelter Press author and publisher, Félicia Atkinson, will be followed by a conversation with Atkinson and Bartolomé Sanson (Shelter Press), moderated by Kristen Mueller and Rachel Valinsky.

This event is presented by Wendy’s Subway and Motto Books, Berlin, on the occasion of the Motto Distribution temporary bookstore, open weekends from 12pm to 6pm, May 1st through May 29th.

Shelter Press is a French publishing / curatorial platform founded in 2011 by publisher Bartolomé Sanson and artist Félicia Atkinson. Shelter Press works as a nomadic artist-run organization building up dialogues between contemporary art, poetry and experimental music through publications, pedagogical experiences, and exhibitions. Argument is a nomadic research center lead by Bartolomé Sanson and Felicia Atkinson (Shelter Press) and hosted by institutions and art centers.
http://shelter-press.org/
http://a-r-g-u-m-e-n-t.com

Motto Pop-Up Bookshop. 01-29.05.16 @ Wendy’s Subway, Brooklyn

Posted in 2016, events on April 27th, 2016
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Motto and Wendy’s Subway are pleased to present a second iteration of the Motto pop-up bookstore at Wendy’s Subway, a non-profit library and workspace located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. This pop-up is one in a series of curated libraries, shops, and collections displayed in the storefront of Wendy’s Subway’s Bushwick location.

Opening Hours: 12-6pm every Saturday and Sunday in May and during evening events.

Upcoming Events:

May 1: “Prose and Poetry reading for the working class and other laborers.” Contributors: Nora Schultz, Kayla Guthrie, Nicholas Sewitz, Clarice Lispector, Juliana Huxtable, Keren Cytter. 01.05.2016, 7pm.

May 14: “Shelter Press: Outside and After.” Felicia Atkinson, Bartolomé Sanson, Ben Vida. 14.05.2016, 7pm.

May 25: Piles of Books: Art as Publishing in the 20th and 21st Centuries. A Talk by David Senior. 25.05.2016, 7pm.

Wendy’s Subway
*New Location*
379 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206

http://www.wendyssubway.com/

Happy Purim. Estelle Hanania. Shelter Press.

Posted in art, books, distribution, photography on September 8th, 2015
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September 2015 marks the release of Happy Purim, a new monograph dedicated to the work of paris-based photographer Estelle Hanania. Happy Purim gathers 42 images documenting 3 years of photographs taken between 2011 and 2014 during the Purim holiday in the neighbourhood of Stamford Hill, London.
Kids wearing home made costums incarnating a wide range of human vernacular history and reality (from the pizza to the clown). Standing in the street they are revealing some cultural fantasies as well as the familiar invisible backgrounds of their neighborhood: a simple tree, a part of a brick wall, a locked door or a pavement.

While the content of this book could appear a bit softer compare to her previous series, costums, masks, parade and most of Hanania’s recurring subject are fully vivid here. To quote french rabbi Delphine Horvilleur, who signs a text at the end of the book : « Purim has the reputation of being a holiday for children. It is children, besides, that constitute the very matter of these photos even if the truth, in my opinion, is that Purim is an adult holiday. Children, in a way, act like a veil, like the “masks” – in all senses of the word – disguising the holiday, making it up in order to hide the complex questions it raises. The fundamental issue of Purim is the question of appearance and of internal reality. On this day, we read a text called the Megillah of Esther, whose content should practically be censured for underage persons. »

Estelle Hanania lives and works in Paris. Happy Purim is her fifth collaboration with Shelter Press, following Attila Csihar, Broken Mirror & Metamorphosis of the Tree (2010), Dondoro (2011), Glacial Jubilé (2013), and more recently Eternelle Idole (2015), a collaboration with Stephen O’Malley and Gisèle Vienne published last month.

€40.00

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In The Canyon, Revise The Canon {english edition} Utopian Knowledge, Radical Pedagogy and Artist-run Community Art Space in Southern California

Posted in Artist Book, books, editions on July 6th, 2015
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Before the onset of the social and cultural backlash that was brought on by the Reagan administration in the early eighties, Southern California was ripe territory for the genesis and development of emancipation movements for and by African Americans, Chicanos, pacifists, Marxists, feminists and homosexuals. Starting in the late sixties, these revolutionary waves particularly influenced practices such as performance art, video, installation and collaboration, which led to the construction of alternatives like artist-run spaces, non-profit spaces and artist-run community art spaces. In Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego, collaborative public action was constructed around utopian knowledge which was then redirected towards universities and art schools that favored the emergence of radical pedagogies. These other manners of experimental thinking, doing and teaching permitted artists to deconstruct certain canons that were inherited from European tradition and art history, and provoked a reexamination of “the American way of life”. In the Canyon, Revise the Canon.

With contributions by:

Mark Allen, Juliette Bellocq, Vera Brunner-Sung, Nancy Buchanan, Carol Cheh, Matthew Coolidge, Jill Dawsey, François Esquivié, Rita Gonzales, Géraldine Gourbe, Robby Herbst, Walter Hopps, Robert Irwin, Chris Kraus, Leslie Labowitz, Suzanne Lacy, Fred Lonidier, Pauline Oliveros, Elana Mann, Emily Mast, Senga Nengudi, Janet Sarbanes, Annette Weisser, Joshua Young, Andrea Zittel

Ed. Geraldine Gourbe
Copyeditors Geraldine Gourbe & Emily Mast
Proofreaders Vera Brunner-Sung
Design Bartolomé Sanson
Publishers Bartolomé Sanson & Stéphane Sauzedde

Co-published with ESAAA, Ecole Supérieure d’Art de l’Agglomération d’Annecy

€ 16.00

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Glacial Jubilé. Estelle Hanania. Shelter Press.

Posted in books, photography on October 11th, 2013
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Glacial Jubilé. Estelle Hanania. Shelter Press.

Customs and traditions: The originality of Estelle Hanania’s photographic work appears in the fact that it focuses on the European vernacular rites in a very unique way. Unlike the anthropologist or pure documentarist, she doesn’t try neither to understand nor to decode the mystery of those rites, letting them pass trough her camera.

The first monograph dedicated to the work of Estelle Hanania, Glacial Jubilé features six sets of photographs taken in Switzerland, Bulgaria, the Basque Country, Italy and Austria between 2006 and 2011.

Price: D €45

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