INGO GERKEN – O F F E N E S B U C H @ Motto Berlin. 22.10 – 21.11.2020.

Posted in art, exhibitions on November 14th, 2020

Vitrine installation at Motto Books courtyard & passage

4 photographs

left to right:
– Hello World – Revision einer Sammlung, Nationalgalerie Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Hrsg. Udo Kittelmann & Gabriele Knapstein, Hirmer Verlag, München 2018
– Hubert Kiecol, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 1991
– 100 Jahre Rupprecht Geiger, Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Hrsg. Fritz Jacobi und Melanie Wilken, Berlin 2008

– Andreas Gursky – Werke/Works 80-08, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Haus Lange und Haus Esters, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern 2008

Vitrine installation at Motto Books courtyard & passage

Vitrine installation at Motto Books courtyard & passage

Vitrine installation at Motto Books courtyard & passage

BIBLIOSCULPTURE 101
2020
black shelf, adhesive tape, book
(Michaela Meise – Ding und Körper, Badischer Kunstverein, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln 2012)

BIBLIOSCULPTURE 102
2020
ripped out book page, book
(Sexy and Cool – Minimal goes Emotional, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld 2017)

BIBLIOSCULPTURE 102 / Detail
2020
ripped out book page, book
(Sexy and Cool – Minimal goes Emotional, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld 2017)

BIBLIOSCULPTURE 102 / Detail
2020
ripped out book page, book
(Sexy and Cool – Minimal goes Emotional, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld 2017)

BIBLIOSCULPTURE 103
2020
sucker plug, chain, glass, book
(Wolfgang Tillmans – Abstract Pictures, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern 2015)

BIBLIOSCULPTURE 103 / Detail
2020
sucker plug, chain, glass, book
(Wolfgang Tillmans – Abstract Pictures, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern 2015)

BIBLIOSCULPTURE 104
2020
stapler, staples, magnets, book
(Candida Höfer / Rui Xavier – Silent Spaces, Hrsg. Uta Grosenick u. Herbert Burkert, Distanz Verlag, Berlin 2015)

BIBLIOSCULPTURE 104 / Detail
2020
stapler, staples, magnets, book
(Candida Höfer / Rui Xavier – Silent Spaces, Hrsg. Uta Grosenick u. Herbert Burkert, Distanz Verlag, Berlin 2015)

BIBLIOSCULPTURE 105 
2020
clockwork, golden pendulum, book
(Germaine Kruip – Works 1999-2017, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Koenig Books, London 2018)

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2020
clockwork, golden pendulum, book
(Germaine Kruip – Works 1999-2017, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Koenig Books, London 2018)

INGO GERKEN – O F F E N E S B U C H @ Motto Berlin. 22.10 – 21.11.2020.

Posted in art, events, exhibitions on October 14th, 2020

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INGO GERKEN
O F F E N E S  B U C H
 
22. Oktober – 21. November 2020
bis Samstag, 22.10.2020
MOTTO BERLIN 
 
Mit der Doppelausstellung OFFENES BUCH schlägt Ingo Gerken ein neues Kapitel seiner Werkserie BIBLIOSCULPTURES auf. Geöffnete Ausstellungskataloge, Monografien und Kunstmagazine werden zum komplexen Spielfeld für strategische Sinnverschiebung, poetische Erweiterung und systemkritischen Kommentar. Ganz banale Gegenstände mischen sich als skulpturale Arrangements in die bestehenden Bild- und Sinnzusammenhänge ausgewählter Kunstpublikationen und untersuchen hier das Kräfteverhältnis zwischen Buch, Text, Bild und Ding. Unscheinbare Alltagsobjekte werden zu offensiven und subversiven Elementen, die der ikonischen Wucht zeitgenössischer Kunstproduktion und -reproduktion wertneutral entgegentreten. Auf entwaffnend leichte Weise durchstoßen sie die Matrix der Bücher und erzeugen eine neue Ordnung. Sie verlagern den Schwerpunkt der Betrachtung aus dem Buch heraus in den realen Raum, in dem sich der symbiotische Diskurs zwischen künstlerischer Realität und allgemeiner Lebenswirklichkeit weiterdenken lässt.
 
Für die zwei Ausstellungen hat Ingo Gerken ortsspezifische Installationen entwickelt, die parallel im RAUM FÜR ZWECKFREIHEIT und bei MOTTO BERLIN zu sehen sind.
 
 
 
Folgende Bücher werden u.a. geöffnet sein:
 
– Andreas Gursky – Werke/Works 80-08, Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Haus Lange und Haus Esters, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern 2008
– Naoya Hatakeyama, Kunstverein Hannover / Kunsthalle Nürnberg / Huis Marseille, Amsterdam Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern 2002
– Hello World – Revision einer Sammlung, Nationalgalerie Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Hrsg. Udo Kittelmann & Gabriele Knapstein, Hirmer Verlag, München 2018
– Candida Höfer / Rui Xavier – Silent Spaces, Hrsg. Uta Grosenick u. Herbert Burkert, Distanz Verlag, Berlin 2015
– Hubert Kiecol, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 1991
– Kunst ist Kunst – Werke aus der Kunstsammlung des Neuen Museum Nürnberg, Verlag für moderne Kunst, Nürnberg 2007
– Germaine Kruip – Works 1999-2017, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Koenig Books, London 2018
– Michaela Meise – Ding und Körper, Badischer Kunstverein, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln 2012
– Sexy and Cool – Minimal goes Emotional, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld 2017
– Wolfgang Tillmans – Abstract Pictures, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern 2015
– 100 Jahre Rupprecht Geiger, Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Hrsg. Fritz Jacobi und Melanie Wilken, Berlin 2008
 
 
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 16.10.2020 – 1.11.2020
RAUM FÜR ZWECKFREIHEIT 
Adalbertstr. 71
10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Sa+So 15–19 Uhr 
U8/U1/U3 Kottbusser Tor
 
 22.10.2020 – 21.11.2020
MOTTO BERLIN
Skalitzer Str. 68
10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Mo–Sa 12–20 Uhr 
Die Außenvitrinen im Durchgang und im Hinterhof sind auch außerhalb der Öffnungszeiten durchgehend frei zugänglich.
U1/U3 Schlesisches Tor

 

‘Nu Qui Marche’. Julien Carreyn. Motto Berlin 09.09-19.10.2020

Posted in art, exhibitions on September 12th, 2020

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Julien Carreyn. Nu Qui Marche. Opening: Sept. 8, 2020 @ Motto Berlin.

Posted in art, events, exhibitions on August 20th, 2020
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Nu Qui Marche
Julien Carreyn

Opening reception: Sept. 8, 2020, from 7pm
Exhibition Sept 9-Oct 19, 2020.

Full vitrines and new publications display.

1.      Schlafwandler au Sacré Cœur
2.      Une librairie à Berlin
3.      Archi_éro_tektonisch
4.      Nu qui peint poreux
5.      Unexpected joy
6.      Pierrette, Pauline et Jacques
7.      Ist denn hier ein Schloß?
8.      Voyage tumultueux
9.      Shelves and frames
10.    Winzige Bilder
11.    Tu te mires
12.    Kisten voller Bilder
13.    Nu à deux, nu qui lit
14.    Das schwarze Auto
15.    Lutte de chiots
16.    Spielkarten
17.    The bathroom was a kitchen
18.    Krimi in der Provinz
19.    Sofortbilder
20.    Amateur
[…]

Notizen: R.Regnery

MOTTO BERLIN
Skalitzer Str. 68, im Hinterhof
10997 Berlin
U1 Schlesiches Tor
Open Monday – Saturday: 12h-20h

Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff @ The Downer. Opening June 18, 2020

Posted in art, events on June 15th, 2020

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Raw Material Company. On Art History in Africa. Crowdfunding Campaign. (until June 1st, 2020)

Posted in art, history on May 7th, 2020

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Please support our presale campaign for our upcoming publication with Raw Material Company.

De l’histoire de l’art en Afrique / On Art History in Africa

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mottobooks/de-lhistoire-de-lart-en-afrique-on-art-history-in-africa

Martijn in’t Veld @ Motto Berlin

Posted in art, drawing, illustration on December 20th, 2019

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Happy Potatoes and Sad Silkscreens at Motto Books
On display until January 4th, 2020

Browse publications and prints here.

Happy Potato Press, Martijn in’t Veld @ Motto Berlin 11.12.2019

Posted in art, events on December 7th, 2019

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Happy Potatoes and Sad Silkscreens at Motto Books

As the Happy Potato Press, Martijn in’t Veld has been publishing books, prints and other printed matter since 2019. Please join us for a wintery-xmas-drink and the presentation of various potatoes on December 11th, 18:00h. Among the things on display will be a severed arm, the weather report from the day Richard Brautigan died, a young girl stealing fishes and the ever expanding city of New York.

www.happypotatopress.com

Damián Navarro, Olaf Nicolai, Stéphanie Serra @ Motto Berlin. 23.11.2019

Posted in art, events on November 20th, 2019

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Putting together. About Libraries, Books, Images, Words.

Damiàn Navarro, Olaf Nicolai, Stéphanie Serra

Saturday November 23, from 7pm at Motto Berlin.

Join us for a discussion around the practice of assembling, which will lead to the question of researched and found material and its montage possibilities. We will look at Damián Navarro’s rotorelief stickers and collecting process, and Olaf Nicolai’s editing practice in the 3 volumes of Conversation Pieces that link the library of the Roman gallerist Maria Colao to the art historian Mario Praz through his house (Walther König) and Stéphanie Serra’s written project on libraries, Through the Words of Others (fink).

Screening: Conversation Piece, Luchino Visconti, 1974 (subtitles in English)
Damián Navarro is an artist who works in Lausanne (Switzerland). He plays with collected object-documents to dig into realities, and repeatedly attempts to reshape the topics he addresses.

Olaf Nicolai is a German conceptual artist who works in Berlin. His work includes a major interest in books, literature and editing as well as its possible special forms.

Stéphanie Serra is a Swiss writer and researcher working on French films made by writers between 1950 and 1975.

In addition to the talk, an intervention in the Motto bookstore showcases will turn around the on-going looping.store website project developed by Pablo Perez and Damián Navarro and aims to share part of his stickers collection.

Recent publications as well as the fink twice series from edition fink will be on display
http://www.editionfink.ch/

Hiroshi Takizawa @ Motto Berlin. 16.11.2019

Posted in art, events on November 9th, 2019
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Criminal Garden

Hiroshi Takizawa at Motto Berlin, November 16th 2019, from 7pm

 

Project01: “Assumption”
Criminal profiling is used as an investigation technique to hypothesise on a suspect figure. An assumed portrait is inferred and emerges from what is left of a particular setting or crime scene. I am intrigued by the development of such assumed figures, as well as the fact that these profiles are fictional and nonexistent unless replaced by an asserted criminal.

“Assumption” consists of scanned images of objects found in ordinary surroundings. Instead of shooting or scanning a flat surface, I chose to scan objects with uneven surfaces as a method to emphasize the distortion of the outcome. As a result, the images are highly detailed, yet far from the objects’ original shapes and forms. The method also allows me to illustrate that the process of reproduction can result in a fictitious representation of an object. To me, there is a similarity in the process of profiling and scanning in the sense that both processes creates a fictional and imaginary image. In this work, I aim create an image of a fictitious profile, although there may not be any criminal context to it. What interests me is that the scanned objects gain a fictional character that reveals the possibility of an additional dimension to its existence, and furthermore, a suggestion that the fictional existence is in fact closer to reality.

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Criminal Garden
Hiroshi Takizawa

First Edition
Format:Rolling paper / pvc rod / pvc cover
Type of printing : Offset
Size: 3364mm × 265mm
Number of Pages 2
Edition 80

Images Hiroshi Takizawa
Published Hiroshi Takizawa
Translation Martha Aida
Design Yuto Takamuro

Printed in Germany
Images copyright@2019 Hiroshi Takizawa