Posted in events on May 28th, 2019

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Bardhi Haliti; May 25 is now October 1 — Book launch

Thursday May 30th
From 7 PM
Motto Berlin

May 25 is now October 1 is an extensive research across Kosovar newspapers published between 1974 and 2018. The book documents sports activities that took place in seven identical sports halls in seven cities of Kosovo. The images have been cropped, zoomed in on, and paired together by similarity. The choreography is not meant to render them jewels or treasures, but rather to help find their meaning beyond their meaning within the now unfashionable sports halls. Through repetition, the images and texts reveal the multifunctional nature of community space in which larger sociopolitical and cultural cycles are reflected.

May 25 is now October 1
Graphic Design by Bardhi Haliti
662 pp; 38 color / 406 bw photographs;
Softcover; 165×233 mm; 500 copies;
Texts by Bardhi Haliti, Owen Hatherley, Hans-Christian Dany;
Published by cpress, Zurich;
Distribution by Idea Books, Amsterdam; 978-3-9524710-5-0

‘Botanical Drift’ book presentation @ Motto Berlin. 18 May 2019

Posted in art, events on May 12th, 2019

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Botanical drift – Book launch/Exhibition – Motto Berlin

Saturday 18th of May from 6pm – 10pm
Exhibition runs until June 1st

Vegetal intelligence and artists working with plants has become a subject of many volumes recently. Botanical Drift has grown over the past 5 years from Kew Gardens Economic Botany collection in London, spreading out beyond. It now materialises as an exhibition at Motto and launch of the recent anthology. The exhibition features work from artists and contributors David Edward Allen, Connie Butler, Melanie Jackson, Hu Yun, and Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll. The artist Emma Waltraud Howes’ choreography is presented in a papercut work and performance. A history of the tree is philosophised by theorist Matteo Pasquinelli and the translation of The Murder of a Buttercup is introduced by author Wietske Maas.

Melanie Jackson’s edition of T-Shirts based on her chapter on the Coco de Mer are available for sale.
The books are half price on this evening only – 16 Euros
The launch is accompanied by food and a bar.
18 Uhr – 22 Uhr

MOTTO BERLIN
Skalitzer Str. 68, im Hinterhof
10997 Berlin
U1 Schlesiches Tor

Botanical Drift: Protagonists of the Invasive Herbarium
Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll (Ed.)

Contributions by David Edward Allen & Maria Buzhor, Rebecca Anderson, Bergit Arends & Sunoj D, Connie Butler & Hazel Dowling, Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, Caroline Cornish & Mark Nesbitt, Alfred Döblin, Natasha Eaton, Germaine Greer, Kim Berit Heppelmann, Emma Waltraud Howes, Melanie Jackson, Alana Jelinek, Philip Kerrigan, Kay Evelina Lewis-Jones, Claire Loussouarn, Wietske Maas, Natasha Myers, Matteo Pasquinelli, Raqs Media Collective, herman de vries.

Botanical Drift explores the hermeneutics, historicization, semiotics, and symbiosis of plant diversification, species cultivation, and destruction—past and present, extant and extinct—around the globe. Plant histories are explored as commodities and colonial as well as decolonial devices by significant and diverse feminist, art-historical, and anthropological voices—from Germaine Greer to herman de vries—bringing new perspectives through photo-essays, fiction, performance, and interventions in ecological, film, and translation archives. Reflecting on experimental ecology—the undiscovered, underestimated, and undesired non-European flora and fauna—it challenges perception and inspires potentialities to bring new understandings of the undergrowth of the Kew Gardens botany collection.

Design by A Practice for Everyday Life
16.7 x 23 cm, 240 pages, color and b/w ill., softcover
ISBN 978-3-95679-353-0

(Image Caption: David Edward Allen, p. betulifolia – winter 2015/16)

BILL 2 launch @ Motto Berlin. 19.04.2019

Posted in Uncategorized on April 17th, 2019

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BILL 2 — Magazine launch
Friday 19 April from 6pm

Berlin friends, please join us at Motto bookstore for a presentation of BILL 2. BILL is a magazine of photo stories. Prioritizing visual reading without distraction, all the images that appear in the magazine are printed without accompanying text. Published by Roma Publications, the magazine is offset printed by monks in Bavaria and every contributor can occupy 16 pages on a different paper stock.

The second issue of BILL includes contributions by Linda van Deursen, Gintaras Didžiapetris, Jason Dodge, Archiv Hans Hollein, Inge Ketelers, Jochen Lempert, Raimundas Malašauskas, Bart Julius Peters / T L P S, Reto Schmid, Megan Francis Sullivan, Tadanori Yokoo by Tadashi Kurahashi, Ann Woo, Jiajia Zhang and RareBooksParis (advertiser)

Editor and designer Julie Peeters will be there, as well as contributors Jason Dodge (reading), Megan Francis Sullivan and co-editor Elena Narbutaite.

Drinks will be served and magazines available.

http://billinprint.com/
https://www.romapublications.org/

Robert Fitterman and Natalie Czech @ Motto Berlin, Sunday March 17th.

Posted in events on March 14th, 2019
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Please join us at Motto bookstore for a Poetry Reading and presentation of collaborative work between Robert Fitterman and Natalie Czech, followed by a conversation with Natalie Czech and an audience Q and A.

Performance 7pm sharp

Robert Fitterman is the author of 14 books of poetry including Rob’s Word Shop (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2019), Dave (Counterpath, forthcoming Fall 2019), This Window Makes Me Feel (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2018), Nevermind (Wonder Books, 2016), No Wait, Yep. Definitely Still Hate Myself (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014), now we are friends (Truck Books, 2010), Rob the Plagiarist (Roof Books, 2009), and Metropolis—a long poem in four separate volumes. He has collaborated with several visual artists, including: Theodore Darst, Serkan Ozkaya, Nayland Blake, Natalie Czech, Tim Davis and Klaus Killisch. He is the founding member of the artists and writers collective, Collective Task. He teaches writing and poetry at New York University and at the Bard College, Milton Avery School of Graduate Studies.

Natalie Czech’s work makes links between photography, text, and systems of signification. She has presented solo exhibits at Centre d’Art Contemporain Crac Alsace, Palais de Tokyo, Kunstverein Hamburg, Kunstverein Braunschweig among others. Her works are included in museum collections such as those of the Pinakothek der Moderne Munich, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Museum of Modern Art New York or MAMCO Geneva.

Michael Schmid @ Motto Berlin. March 13th 2019

Posted in events on March 11th, 2019

 

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Michael Schmid in conversation with Yuki Higashino 7:30pm, March 13th @ Motto Berlin

With its two titles the publication Quotation Marks or „ ” appears as both a catalogue and an artist’s book and accompanies Michael Schmid’s work via photography and pictorial representation into physical space and then back into the form of a book. The architecture of a book and the exhibition space are reflected in the structural elements of the photographic medium.

https://vfmk.org/shop/michael-schmid
www.schmidmichael.com
https://www.yukihigashino.com/

Michael Schmid
Born in Langenau, Germany, 1981, lives and works in Berlin.
Education: University of the Arts Bremen, Fine Arts, Master Student Degree, 2014 with Korpys/Löffler, University of the Arts Bremen, Fine Arts, Diploma Examination Degree, 2013 with Korpys/Löffler, Franka Hörnschemeyer, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Photography Class with Beate Gütschow, 2010.
Publications: „Quotation Marks”, Verlag für Moderne Kunst, Vienna, AT, 2018 „SHOW“, 2015, Barbara Oberem Gallery, Bremen „Kunst und Küche”, Kunstmuseum Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach, 2014 „Of The Universe”, Weserburg, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen.
Curatorial projects: FORM, FAQ, Bremen
Texts: „Still Images”, Yuki Higashino, Vienna, AT, 2017
„How to show”, Yvonne Bialek, Berlin, 2015
„Text”, Jens-Peter Koerver, Cologne, 2014

Yuki Higashino
Born in Shizuoka, Japan, 1984, lives and works in Vienna.
Education 2005 – 2010 HfBK Städelschule, Simon Starling Class, Frankfurt am Main, 2009 – 2010 Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art (as an exchange student), Copenhagen.

Curatorial projects (selection): 2017 “Avi Beracha: Pottery”, Florian Pumhösl Studio, Vienna 2016-2017 “Stranded at Schwimmen-zwei-Vögel”, Cinema program, Mumok Kino, Vienna, 2014 “F. Hodler”, Two-person show by Willem Oorebeek and Robin Vanbesien pinacoteca, Vienna “To take a landscape from”, Neue Galerie, Innsbruck (with Elisabeth Kihlström) 2013 “Curated by Ilse Lafer”, Post Chimney (with Elisabeth Kihlström) “Luster”, solo show by Amy Croft, Schneiderei, Vienna “Composition as Explanation”, solo show by Constanze Schweiger, Schneiderei, Vienna “eins zwei drei vier” , Video works by Stefan Lux, Schneiderei, Vienna “duchampeinereretrospektivevonfranzpart”, solo show by Franz Part, Schneiderei, Vienna “Screening by Constanze Ruhm”, Schneiderei, Vienna “Constanze Schweiger/Robert Rauschenberg”, Schneiderei, Vienna “Hannes Böck/Anna Hofbauer”, Schneiderei, Vienna, 2009 “Cecelia Condit: Works 1983 – 2008”, Platform Sarai, Frankfurt.

Use of time (3). ENSP Arles @ Motto Berlin. 19.02.2019

Posted in events on February 17th, 2019
Use of time (3)
19.02.2019 from 7pm
 
Use of time is a research project on our relation to time. Each presentation of the project and its archive is made with an artist. This third presentation will feature an on site work by Daniel Gustav Cramer. 
 
Use of time is a project led by Nicolas Giraud and the students of the french école nationale supérieure de la photographie. 

Daniel Gustav Cramer: Publications and Books @ Motto Berlin. 19.02-02.03.2019

Posted in Uncategorized on February 17th, 2019
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Daniel Gustav Cramer
Publications and Books
19.02-02.03.2019
Presentation 19.02 from 7pm
 
Daniel Gustav Cramer works with objects, text, photographs, sound, film and books. Each of his works refers back to his practice as a whole – an archive of stories, scientific researches and recorded moments mapping the relationship between experience and memory. Daniel has exhibited in several venues including Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, France (2018), Kunsthaus Pasquart, Switzerland (2018), MMK1 – Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt (2018), Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany (2018), greynoise, Dubai (2017), Entree, Bergen, Norway (2017), Verksmiðjan, Akureyri, Iceland (2017), Frac Ile de France (2017), CAC Vilnius, Lithuania (2016), SALTS, Switzerland (2014), Kunsthaus Glarus (2012) and dOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel. Here at Motto, Daniel will present all his publications up to date. Additionally, he will exhibit a selection of artists books. He will present works in the vitrine outside Motto.

CANCELLED Book Launch and Reading by Marlie Mul @ Motto Berlin. 07.02.2019

Posted in events on February 2nd, 2019
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CANCELLED
BOOK LAUNCH AND A READING BY MARLIE MUL (7:30pm sharp)
07.02.2019

Please join us on Thursday February 7th from 7 till 10 PM at Motto for the book launch of CANCELLED, a new book by Marlie Mul that addresses her public cancellation of a solo exhibition that had been planned to open in May 2017 at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) in Glasgow, Scotland.

Designed by Maximage, the book brings together photographs of the cancellation’s billboards, and texts by Marlie Mul, Linda Stupart and Georgia Horgan.

Reading by Marlie Mul at 7:30PM sharp.

Snacks and drinks.

CANCELLED is self-published by Marlie Mul with the kind support of Südhausbau,
 PIN. Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne e.V. Munich.

BizaarBazaar #2 X Zweikommasieben @ Motto Berlin. 02.02.2019

Posted in events on February 1st, 2019

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A City Curating Reader. PAM 2018 launch at Spike, Berlin. 30.01.2019

Posted in events, Uncategorized on January 22nd, 2019

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A City Curating Reader

30 Jan, 7pm
hosted by Spike
Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 45, Berlin

Texte & Statements von/chapters & statements by
Cana Bilir-Meier, Maria Lind, Alexander Koch, Patricia Reed & Joanna Warsza –– anschließend Diskussion/followed by a public discussion

Join us to pick a copy, get a drink and review PAM2018 with us!

A City Curating Reader. Public Art Munich 2018
Eds. Joanna Warsza, Patricia Reed
600 Seiten/pages, English/German
Design Till Gathmann & Teresa Rudolf
Produced by Freispiel Kulturagentur
Published by PAM2018 & Motto Books
ISBN 978-2-940524-82-2
29 Euro

www.pam2018.de