Hideout. Simon Kocjančič. PrivatePrint

Posted in art, Artist Book, exhibition catalogue, photography on March 18th, 2023
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Exhibition catalogue of Simon Kocjančič’s solo show “Hide and Seek” in Galleria Škuc.

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The Against.  Martinez Gallery

Posted in art, exhibition catalogue, exhibitions, illustration, photography on March 10th, 2023
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The publication of The Against, the book that documents the process, development and results of the homonymous exhibitions that simultaneously took place last Spring at multiple sites in New York.
The book not only displays the uncontrollable compulsion of graffiti bombing by 21 artists from different parts of the US, Canada and Mexico. This remarkable book focuses on those who are the exceptional graffiti bombers in the last decade. The objective was to take all of these artists, bring them together in one place, and see how they collaborate as a shared experience in New York, being the mecca of graffiti bombing. The main theme, the subject of the book, is the very work of these masters working together. In the realm of graffiti, it’s very hard to get the very top artists all the time, because some of them are either incarcerated, or they won’t relate to galleries’ projects. But the ones selected are the top bombers we could get now. Rooming together and sharing styles and techniques was a unique, collaborative experience for those involved; a graffiti bombing League; a gathering of talents; the dream team of graffiti. The book shows their singularities and differences in a remarkable display of strength and imagination, shapes, and colors.
The Martinez Gallery Books has published several books on graffiti, focusing on different themes, social and health issues, and a variety of topics related to our daily life. As the evolution of graffiti from the 90s to now has shown, you have to be more well-versed in art now, even as a bomber. We can say that the world of graffiti is ever-growing, and that, in this changing context, would be an ideal opportunity to discuss and assess what bombing is today in comparison. This book offers that opportunity and opens up the field to different alternatives and trends within graffiti culture.

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Barry Le Va, Kirsten Orted, Lawrence Weiner. Malmö Konsthall

Posted in art, Artist Book, exhibition catalogue on February 28th, 2023
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Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition held at Malmö Konsthall in 1999. The exhibition was organized and conceived by Bera Nordal.

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TECKEN – Lettres, Signes, Ecritures. Roberto Altmann, Ann-Marie Björklund, Eje Högestätt, Elisabeth Liljedahl (Eds.). Malmö Konsthall

Posted in art, exhibition catalogue, poetry, typography, writing on February 24th, 2023
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Catalogue published in conjunction with the eponymous exhibition held at Malmö Konsthall from 22 March to 7 May, 1978.

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ANSKA. Agnė Juodvalkytė

Posted in art, Artist Book, books on February 22nd, 2023
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Texts by Brad Feuerhelm, Juri Marian Gross, Marija Repšytė, and Nele Ruckelshausen
Edited by Philippe Gerlach and Agnė Juodvalkytė
Design by Marijn Degenaar

Through photographs of the studio process and visual sketches the first publication ANSKA by artist Agnė Juodvalkytė offers an overview of the artist’s studio practice from the past years while creating a sensory world of recollection. The book marks the conclusion of the ANSKA cycle in her work.

“In Agnė Juodvalkytė’s work, the weave that is bound by cloth, ash, dirt, and dye, invokes memory, utility, and hand-infused labor. The stains, folds, and strained fraying edges of her chosen material are also infused, caked, and distressed to provide new readings of production. There is something familiar in her use of textiles. Each fold of fabric is detailed by a weave birthed from the center spiraling out in an obstinate mosaic of emotion wrought from the plunder of self.”
— Brad Feuerhelm

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How to Get Rid of Pimples. Cookie Mueller. Top Stories

Posted in art, Artist Book, books on February 18th, 2023
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Top Stories, #19-20: How to Get Rid of Pimples

How to Get Rid of Pimples is Cookie Mueller’s first and only fiction publication, where she spins short, strange tales of friends healed by her miraculous acne cure. Although the stories revolve around her description of others, Cookie herself outshines her characters, with an unmistakable voice that is astute, grotesque, and undeniably hers – as if Flannery O’Connor became a New York downtown diva. With photos by Peter Hujar, Nan Goldin, and David Armstrong, How to Get Rid of Pimples conjures a vision of the remarkable world of Cookie Mueller.

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Tony Cokes: Fragments or just Moments. Kunstverein München, Haus der Kunst München (Eds.). Distanz

Posted in art, books, exhibition catalogue on February 16th, 2023
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“I’m interested in the resonances, the re-habitualizations, and the echoes of that historical moment in the contemporary.”

For more than three decades, Tony Cokes (b. 1956, Richmond, USA; lives and works in Providence, USA) has been exploring in his work the ideology and affect politics of media and popular culture as well as their social impact. Starting from a fundamental critique of the representation and visual commodification of African-American communities in film, television, advertising, and music videos, Cokes has developed a unique form of video essay that radically rejects ­representational imagery. These fast-paced works consist of found text and sound material from diverse sources such as critical theory, online journalism, literature, and­ popular music.

The US artist’s first institutional solo exhibition in Germany also marks the first ­comprehensive collaboration between Kunstverein München and Haus der Kunst. The thematic starting point for Cokes’s new productions is the ideological and propagandistic entanglements of both exhibition venues during the Nazi era as well as their cultural-political role in the context of the 20th Olympic Games in Munich in 1972.

The publication Fragments, or just Moments accompanies the eponymous exhibition and translates stills from the newly produced video essays into a book format while examining the significance of Cokes’s work in terms of a contemporary approach to institutional critique. The essays are written by Tina M. Campt and Tom Holert, with an introduction by Emma Enderby and Elena Setzer (Haus der Kunst) as well as Maurin Dietrich, Gloria Hasnay, and Gina Merz (Kunstverein München).

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17.02.2023 from 6 pm: “ANSKA” by Agnė Juodvalkytė book launch + performance by Tania Elstermeyer @ Motto Berlin

Posted in art, Artist Book, Motto Berlin event, performance on February 13th, 2023
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Photo courtesy of Agnė Juodvalkytė


Please join us for the book launch of ANSKA with author Agnė Juodvalkytė and a performance by Tania Elstermeyer.

Friday 17 February 2023
from 6 pm

Motto (im Hinterhaus)
Skalitzer Str. 68 
Berlin, 10997

Agnė Juodvalkytė (b. 1987, Vilnius, Lithuania) is a visual artist currently living in Berlin and Vilnius. Her practice is focused on abstract painting and textiles mostly. She received BA in Painting at the Vilnius Academy of Arts (2010) and studied Visual Arts in Spain at the Universidad de Castilla La Mancha (UCLM, Cuenca) (2009). Her recent shows include solo exhibition Tools for the Future (ANSKA) at Galerie Bernau, Bernau bei Berlin (2022); Sweet Dreams Foundation at Nida Art Colony, Nida (2022); ‘Gathering’ at Atletika, Vilnius (2021); ANSKA at Blake & Vargas, Berlin (2021); group show Audra at Pamario gallery, Juodkrantė (2021); Terpė at (AV17) gallery, Vilnius (2020).

Tania Elstermeyers textual compositions bring registers of lyrical writing to mind, which are performed in alliance to a distinctive kind of music beyond established genres. During her performances, sceneries resemblant of theater backdrops are created, ultimately by operating with a vocabulary that is minimalism. Her work slivers traditional outlines of narrator and spectatorship by luring oneself into spaces of intimacy that attract interest and cause discomfort. (Text by Oliver Wellmann)

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Photo courtesy of Philippe Gerlach


ANSKA

Authors: Agnė Juodvalkytė
Publisher:
Year: 2023
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 17 x 24 cm
Language: English
ISBN: 978-3-00-074288-0

Edited by Philippe Gerlach and Agnė Juodvalkytė
Design by Marijn Degenaar
Texts by Brad Feuerhelm, Juri Marian Gross, Marija Repšytė, and Nele Ruckelshausen

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Through photographs of the studio process and visual sketches the first publication ANSKA by artist Agnė Juodvalkytė offers an overview of the artist’s studio practice from the past years while creating a sensory world of recollection. The book marks the conclusion of the ANSKA cycle in her work.

“In Agnė Juodvalkytė’s work, the weave that is bound by cloth, ash, dirt, and dye, invokes memory, utility, and hand-infused labor. The stains, folds, and strained fraying edges of her chosen material are also infused, caked, and distressed to provide new readings of production. There is something familiar in her use of textiles. Each fold of fabric is detailed by a weave birthed from the center spiraling out in an obstinate mosaic of emotion wrought from the plunder of self.”
— Brad Feuerhelm

Mousse #82. Chiara Moioli, Antonio Scoccimarro (Eds.). Mousse Magazine

Posted in art, Journals, magazines on February 10th, 2023
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Winter 2023

In this issue:

REHEARSAL
Cally Spooner

ANITA STECKEL
(A) Reconsidering Anita Steckel in the Age of Heteropessimism
Wendy Vogel
(B) Anita Being Anita
Dodie Bellamy, Rachel Middleman, Betty Tompkins

MANHATTAN MARXIST: I’VE GOT PRINCIPLES, AND IF YOU DON’T LIKE THEM, I’VE GOT OTHERS
Estelle Hoy

PRIMITIVE MAN
Amy Gerstler

TIDBITS (PART I)
Jordan/Martin Hell by Alex Bennett
Scott Covert by Sabrina Tarasoff
Erin Calla Watson by Jennifer Piejko
Stéphane Mandelbaum by Krzysztof Kościuczuk

The Margins of Events: Bruno Serralongue
Elisa R. Linn, Lennart Wolff

SEYNI AWA CAMARA: Tale of Tales
Eva Barois De Caevel

MELIKE KARA: Being without Ego
Sohrab Mohebbi

Books
Jenna Sutela

TIDBITS (PART II)
Abbas Zahedi by Alessandro Rabottini
George Tourkovasilis by Nicolas Linnert
B. Ingrid Olson by Brit Barton
Dala Nasser by Amy Jones

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10.02.2023 from 7pm: “Ein Jahrhundert der verletzten Männer / A century of injured men” and “Art&Girls” book launch @ Motto Berlin

Posted in art, Artist Book, Book launch, books, events, Motto Berlin event, Motto Berlin store, Uncategorized on February 7th, 2023
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Please join us for the book launch of

Ein Jahrhundert der verletzten Männer / A century of injured men
Bernhard Cella
Published by Album Verlag, 2022

Art&Girls
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Published by Salon für Kunstbuch, 2022

10 February 2023
from 7pm


Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68 (im Hinterhaus)
10997 Berlin


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Ein Jahrhundert der verletzten Männer / A century of injured men

Authors: Bernhard Cella
Publisher: Salon für Kunstbuch
Year: 2022
Pages: 152
Dimensions: 12.8 x 20 cm
Language: English / German
ISBN: 978-3-85164-210-0

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Bernhard Cella’s sweeping pictorial documentary of convalescent men present us with an iconography of a century of medical progress and, by the same token, with a typology of the mise en scenes of soon-to-be homecoming patients. These staged pictures open up a counter narrative to that of vigorous, unscathed, and invulnerable masculinity. They invariably invoke calamitous moments, sustained injuries, the scars of war as well as the causes and circumstances preceding a fateful event that no camera was there to capture. Their insistence on calm, deceleration, casual gestures, and lightheartedness in the photographer’s presence cannot hide this fact. Or, as Paul Virilio put it, “images are ammunition, cameras are weapons.”

Bernhard Cellas Panoptikum an rekonvaleszenten Männern – quer durch ein Jahrhundert – demonstriert nicht nur eine Ikonografie des medizinischen Fortschritts und die Typologie der mise en scène der bald wieder in den Alltag Zurückkehrenden. Es legt in seiner jeweiligen Inszenierung auch einen Bruch offen, der dem Bild der vitalen, unversehrten und unverletzbaren Männlichkeit zuwiderläuft. Jedes fotografische Abbild trägt in sich unweigerlich auch den Moment des Unfalls, der Verwundung, der Kriegsverletzung, bei dem kein Aufnahmeapparat zugegen war. Die Insistenz auf Ruhe, Entschleunigung, Unbefangenheit und Unbeschwertheit für das Objektiv kann nicht drüber hinwegtäuschen. Oder wie Paul Virilio formulierte: “Bilder sind Munition, Kameras sind Waffen”.

Art&Girls 

Authors: _
Publisher: Salon für Kunstbuch
Year: 2023
Pages: 204
Dimensions: 14.8 x 10.5 cm
Language: English / German
ISBN: 978-3-902374-23-3

Text by Valie Djordjević
Translation by Andrea Scrima

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We see women looking at art, everything an exhibition has to offer: paintings, sculptures, installations. If we’re women, then one could say they’re women looking at women looking at art. And if the Instagram account “art.n.girls,” which reposts images of women looking at art, is also art, then we have women looking at art in which women are looking at art. The images are gleaned from the Instagram accounts of museums, galleries, art magazines, art blogs, and auction houses. Women looking at art embody a particular image of commodified femininity that shows its bourgeois roots. Thus, they reflect the commodification of an art that’s become a mere investment. Their bearing in these PR photos is receptive, moved, submissive, and might be intended as a stand-in for the artwork’s aura, but ultimately it remains empty and devoid of meaning.

Wir sehen Frauen, die sich Kunst anschauen – alles, was die Ausstellungsorte so hergeben: Gemälde, Skulpturen, Installationen. Wenn wir Frauen sind, dann könnte man sagen, hier schauen Frauen sich Frauen an, die auf Kunst schauen. Und wenn der Instagram Account “art.n.girls,” der Bilder von Frauen repostet, die sich Kunst anschauen, auch Kunst ist, dann schauen Frauen auf Kunst, auf der Frauen Kunst anschauen. Die Bilder stammen aus Instagram Accounts von Museen, Galerien, Kunstzeitschriften, Kunstblogs oder Auktionshäusern. Die Kunst schauenden Frauen verkörpern ein ganz bestimmtes Bild von warenförmiger Weiblichkeit, die ihre bourgeoise Herkunft nicht versteckt. Sie spiegeln damit die Warenförmigkeit einer Kunst, die lediglich Investitionsobjekt ist. Ihre Haltung in diesen PR-Fotos – empfänglich, bewegt und unterwürfig – soll möglicherweise als Surrogat der Aura des Kunstwerks dienen, bleibt aber letztendlich leer und ohne Bedeutung.