Steppe by steppe romantics. Slavs and Tatars.

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, editions, Motto Berlin store, politics, writing on April 18th, 2018
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“By their very nature secret practices, being secret, are generally hard to comment on. Still, we can imagine that the institution of secret marriage must be at least as old as that of the public one, possibly older, in fact, if one is to imagine the birth of ‘coupledom’ as taking place between two people alone under the cover of night. Secret marriage today remains an incalculable part of the institution – and perhaps one of its most romantic forms. […]

As though to compensate, we celebrate the secret ceremony – gay, straight or non-binary – not with equal but greater fervour. Just as a stolen glance is more arousing, a forbidden tryst more urgent, so too is the secret marriage more alive, more keen. Marry in secret in solidarity, in lust, out of an exhaustive need. Marry in secret and do with the heart what the gun cannot: melt the frozen conflicts, be they in Abkhazia or in Glendale.”

Excerpt from the publication

Offset print, 26 × 20 cm, 16 pages, stitched binding, mimeograph print
Edition of 35

 

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A Thirteenth Month Against Time. Slavs and Tatars. Newman Popiashvili Gallery.

Posted in art, Artist Book, editions, history, Motto Berlin store on April 10th, 2018
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A libretto of daily polemics, reflections, and musings on the very defeatist approach to time so dear to S&T, A Thirteenth Month Against Time runs thirty-two days (or pages) in length and acts as an addendum to one’s everyday calendar or diary.

 

2008, mimeograph print, offset print, hand-pasted colour stickers, stitched binding, in black case with white embossed foil

Edition of 100, numbered

 

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Slavs and Tatars @ Motto Berlin. 05.04.2018

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Slavs and Tatars @ Motto Berlin. 05.04.2018

Book Launch / Presentation 7pm

Slavs and Tatars, Motto Books and Westfälischer Kunstverein are proud to present Kirchgängerbanger : a new, bi-lingual (Eng/DE) reader on Johan Georg Hamann, the 18th century polemicist, frenemy of Kant, and proto-Postmodernist who mixed faith and sexuality in ways that would make even Bataille blush: “My coarse imagination has never been able to conceive of the creative spirit without genitalia.” Includes the triple-platinum hits “New apology of the Letter H” and “New Apology of the Letter H by Itself.” Offset print, 92 pages, 20 x 14 cm. 12€

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Kirchgängerbanger. Slavs and Tatars. Westfälischer Kunstverein, Motto Books.

Posted in books, Motto Berlin store, Motto Books, Theory, writing on January 31st, 2018
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On the occasion of their exhibition at the Westfälischer Kunstverein, Slavs and Tatars present Kirchgängerbanger: a new, bi-lingual (Eng/DE) reader on Johann Georg Hamann, the 18th century polemicist, frenemy of Kant, and proto-Postmodernist who critiqued the Enlightenment with an unlikely mix of Lutheran theology and vulgar sexuality, enough to make even Bataille blush: “My coarse imagination has never been able to conceive of the creative spirit without genitalia.” With an introduction by Slavs and Tatars and a selection of Hamann essays including the triple-platinum hits “New apology of the Letter H” and “New Apology of the Letter H by Itself”.

 

Co-Published by Westfälischer Kunstverein & Motto Books
English / German
Pages: 92
Size: 20 x 14 cm
Weight: 136 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9782940524709

€ 12.00

 

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Khhhhhhh. Slavs and Tatars. Mousse Publishing / The Moravian Gallery.

Posted in distribution, history, politics, writing on August 21st, 2012
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Khhhhhhh. Slavs and Tatars. Mousse Publishing / The Moravian Gallery.

A reconsideration of pedagogy, progress, and the sacred role of language via the perspective of a single pesky phoneme, [kh]. Khhhhhhh explores the thorny issues of knowledge versus wisdom and the immediacy of the oral versus the remoteness of the written word thru a fireside chat around sacred hospitality and Velimir Khlebnikov.

English and Czech
64 pages
23 x 31 cm

D 18€

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Kaleidoscope Issue #11 – Summer 2011

Posted in art, critique, distribution, exhibitions, magazines, music, writing on June 24th, 2011
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Kaleidoscope Issue #11 – Summer 2011

HIGHLIGHTS: Steven Shearer by Dieter Roelstraete; Slavs & Tatars by Carson Chan; Kaari Upson by Quinn Latimer; Alina Szapocznikow by Chris Sharp; Greg Parma-Smith interview by Nicolas Guagnini.

MAIN THEME: POP RIGHT NOW: Roundtable with Bettina Funcke, Massimiliano Gioni, John Miller, moderated by Joanna Fiduccia, with a postscript by Boris Groys, and artworks by Darren Bader; Justin Bieber by Francesco Spampinato; Rashid Johnson interview by Alessio Ascari; The Dark Side of Hipness Mark Greif and Richard Lloyd in conversation.

MONO: MARK LECKEY: Lost in the Supermarket by Barbara Casavecchia; The Browser Is a Portal by Isobel Harbison; Special Project by Mark Leckey; Art Stigmergy interview by Mark Fisher.

COLUMNS: PIONEERS: Morgan Fisher by Simone Menegoi; FUTURA: Helen Marten interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist; MAPPING THE STUDIO: Simon Denny by Luca Cerizza; CRITICAL SPACE: Douglas Coupland interview by Markus Miessen; ON EXHIBITION: Jeff Koons’ “The New” by Paola Nicolin; LAST QUESTION: And What About Pop Music? answer by Scott King.

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Again, A Time Machine – A Book Works touring exhibition in five parts. Part one: Eastside Projects, Birmingham. 26 Feb. – 16 Apr. 2011

Posted in art on February 11th, 2011
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Again, A Time Machine, A Book Works touring exhibition in five parts.

Artists are playing with words again – raiding the archive, bringing the dead back to life, making the living look dead. Quicker than the ever-elusive present, they are forging a practice through words, images, books, and ephemera, that begins to anticipate the past, forecast possible histories and re-visit alternative futures.

Again, A Time Machine is a fluid tour, reinventing itself as work moves from venue to venue. Based on new commissions and archival presentations, it will generate ephemera, performance and printed material, in response to a theme which plays with and inverts notions of time, archive, distribution and received pasts and perfect futures.

Jonathan Monk
Slavs and Tatars
Dora Garcia
The Happy Hypocrite

Part One: Eastside Projects, Birmingham, 26 February to 16 April 2011.
Opening: Friday 25 February, 6 to 9pm.

EVENTS:

Jonathan Monk artist’s talk
Saturday 26 February, 3–4.30pm

Slavs and Tatars artist’s talk
Thursday 24 March, 6.30-8pm

The Happy Hypocrite
Say What You See
Co-hosted by An Endless Supply and Maria Fusco
Thursday 31 March, 6.30–10pm

Dora Garcia artist’s talk
Thursday 14 April, 6.30–8pm

FORTHCOMING

Motto Berlin
6 May to 2 June 2011

The Showroom, London
14 June 2011 to 19 May 2012

Spike Island, Bristol
16 September to 9 October 2011

White Columns, New York
23 October to 19 November 2011

032c in Zurich. Perla Mode. 19.06.09

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, swiss stores on June 17th, 2009
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