During the Exhibition, the Studio Will Be Close. Lorenzo Benedetti & Caroline Dumalin (Eds.). Wiels / Motto Books.

Posted in art, distribution, exhibition catalogue, Motto Books on June 26th, 2014
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During the Exhibition, the Studio Will Be Close. Lorenzo Benedetti & Caroline Dumalin (Eds.). Wiels / Motto Books.

During the Exhibition, the Studio Will Be Close is published on the occasion of the eponymous group exhibition organised by WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (14 June – 17 August 2014) in collaboration with Motto Books.

The trilingual exhibition publication is composed of nine chapters in one volume. The introductory chapter features an essay by curator Lorenzo Benedetti, whose point of departure is the fine line and particular interaction between production and presentation at the art centre. What lies in between the physical proximity of the working studios and exhibition spaces turns out to be more than just a symbolic separation. Eight former artists-in-residence at WIELS were invited to design their own book space that consists of each 16 pages, in relation to their contributions to the dialogue of the show.

Contributors: Lorenzo Benedetti, Melissa Gordon, Lina Viste Grønli, Rob Johannesma, Aukje Koks, G. Küng, Cathérine Lommée, Emmanuelle Quertain, Grace Schwindt

2014
Softcover, 17 x 24 cm, 160 pages, ill. b/w
Graphic Designer: Joris Kritis
Languages: English, French, Dutch
ISBN: 9789078937241

Price: €10.00

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Film as a Form of Writing. Quinn Latimer talks to Akram Zaatari. WIELS & Motto Books

Posted in art, books, distribution, film on April 30th, 2014
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Film as a Form of Writing

Film as a Form of Writing is published and distributed by Motto Books in collaboration with WIELS. The trilingual book, designed by Joris Kritis, centres around a recent in-depth interview conducted by critic Quinn Latimer with Akram Zaatari.

Akram Zaatari: ‘It is a film, a thought that took the form of an artwork. As with most of my work, it is made for time; it is both a testimony of where I come from and a mark I care to leave for the future—again as thought, not as data or records. Let’s call it alternative writing that uses the form of letters.’

Softcover, 170 x 220 mm, 72 pages, ill. b/w
Edited by Dirk Snauwaert and Caroline Dumalin
Texts by Dirk Snauwaert, Quinn Latimer and Akram Zaatari
Graphic design by Joris Kritis
Languages: English, French, Dutch
Published by WIELS & Motto Books
ISBN: 978-9-078937-22-7

€15.00

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Heidi Voet – ONE IN MANY – 22.12.2013 – WIELS

Posted in books, events, Motto @ Wiels on December 16th, 2013
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Presentation of the first monograph on the multi-disciplinary practice of Heidi Voet, One in Many, which is characterized by her playful and transformative use of objects to make critical social commentary about everyday life.
The bilingual publication ONE IN MANY is published by MERpaperkunsthalle in English and Chinese.
An edition on paper, entitled ‘Stars & Constellations’ of 12 +3 AP’s published by MER will also be presented during the book launch.

22.12.2013
WIELS
Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354,
1190 Bruxelles-Brussel

Poisoned by men in need of some love. Petrit Halilaj. Motto Books, WIELS.

Posted in art, books, distribution, photography on October 12th, 2013
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Poisoned by men in need of some love. Petrit Halilaj. Motto Books, WIELS.

Published on the occasion of the solo exhibition of Petrit Halilaj, Poisoned by men in need of some love, organised by WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (September 7, 2013-January 5, 2014), and curated by Elena Filipovic.

“Introduction:

Museum of Natural History Pristina
1951-2001

The pages that follow reproduce almost the entire contents of the archives of the now-defunct Museum of Natural History, Pristina, as found by Petrit Halilaj in July 2013.”

18.00 €

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Mieke Bal: Endless Andness (Book Presentation) @ WIELS. 20.09.2013

Posted in books, events, Motto @ Wiels on September 14th, 2013
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The book Endless Andness is a dialogue with the work of Ann Veronica Janssens. It is the last volume of a trilogy on the question of political art. Mieke Bal seeks to understand and advocate art that is political without being about politics.

With: Mieke Bal, Bjorn Schmeltzer, Ann Veronica Janssens & Dirk Snauwaert.

20.09.2013, 19:00
Free entrance
Info & reservation: welcome@wiels.org

Petrit Halilaj @ WIELS. (exhibition and book launch) 06.09.2013

Posted in events on September 3rd, 2013
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On the occasion of Petrit Halilaj’s ‘Poisoned by men in need of some love’ solo exhibition at WIELS, an artist book and edition will be presented.

‘Poisoned by men in need of some love’
Published by WIELS and Motto Books
180 pages
Edited by Elena Filipovic
Isbn 978-2-940524-07-5

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All-in-One. Thomas Bayrle. WIELS and Buchhandlung Walther König.

Posted in art, books, exhibition catalogue on August 5th, 2013
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All-in-One. Thomas Bayrle. WIELS and Buchhandlung Walther Konig.

WIELS presents the first major survey exhibition in Belgium of German artist Thomas Bayrle, a pioneer of Pop, seriality and Media Art. The project extends WIELS’ commitment to promoting an alternative look at art history by foregrounding often overlooked artists who challenge the canonical categories and ideas of major movements. Over the years, Bayrle has built up an important body of work, one that is surprisingly consistent, obsessive even, while combining allegiances to Pop, Conceptual and Op art with wry humour.

Language: English
Pages: 224
Size: 31 × 26.5 cm

38 €
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Über Peter Friedl – book presentation @ Kunsthalle Basel – 15.06.2013

Posted in events on June 13th, 2013
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Über Peter Friedl – book presentation @ Kunsthalle Basel – 15.06.2013. (7pm)

On the occasion of the publication of Über Peter Friedl, Kunsthalle Basel is hosting a book launch and conversation in english, with Peter Friedl, Dirk Snauwaert, Adam Szymczyk and Corinne Diserens.

Über Peter Friedl

With essays from: Mieke Bal, Roger M. Buergel, Jean-François Chevrier, Norman M. Klein, Bartomeu Mari, Maria Muhle, Eva Schmidt, Marco Scotini, Dirk Snauwaert, Hilde Van Gelder, Leire Vergara

Edited by Dirk Snauwaert
Language: German
Published by WIELS / Motto Books.
ISBN: 9782940524044
Pages: 230
Price: 19.80€ / 26 chf

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Über Peter Friedl. Dirk Snauwaert (Ed.). WIELS / Motto Books.

Posted in art, books, distribution on April 5th, 2013
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Über Peter Friedl. Dirk Snauwaert (Ed.). WIELS / Motto Books.

Vielgestaltig, heterogen und schwer zu fassen erscheint das künstlerische Werk von Peter Friedl (geb. 1960), einem der wichtigsten Künstler seiner Generation. Als konzeptuelle Akte und ästhetische Modelle sind seine Arbeiten beschrieben worden, die sich aus dem Fundus unterschiedlicher Formen, Genres und Denkfiguren bedienen. Wie kaum ein anderer Gegenwartskünstler lädt er dazu ein, den darin verborgenen und wirksamen Bezügen aus der Ideen- und Kulturgeschichte sowie ihren globalen Gegengeschichten, offenen Enden und Anschlüssen nachzuspüren. Die zehn hier erstmals auf Deutsch versammelten Essays sind zwischen 2001 und 2012 entstanden, vier davon eigens für diesen Reader. In ihren interdisziplinären Deutungen verorten die Autorinnen und Autoren Friedls Arbeit in der Kunst- und Mediengeschichte, in Literaturwissenschaft, politischer Theorie, Philosophie und kuratorischer Praxis.

Mit Essays von:
Mieke Bal, Roger M. Buergel, Jean-François Chevrier, Norman M. Klein, Bartomeu Mari, Maria Muhle, Eva Schmidt, Marco Scotini, Dirk Snauwaert, Hilde Van Gelder, Leire Vergara

Language: German
ISBN: 9782940524044
Pages: 230

D 19.80€

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PA/PER VIEW Art Book Fair at WIELS. 23-24.03.2013 (11-6 pm)

Posted in books, events, fairs, Motto @ Wiels on February 14th, 2013
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