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

 

€500.00 plus tax and shipping
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Composition No.1-10 and the derivatives, 2001-2016. Buku Akiyama. Rondade.

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, editions, Japan, Motto Berlin store, photography on December 5th, 2017
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Installations and arrangements by Buku Akiyama.
Photographs by Buku Akiyama, Kiyotoshi Takashima, Masahito Yamamoto.
English translation by Yuki Okumura with Linda Dennis.

Texts by Koichi Munakata, Koki Tanaka, Lei Yamabe, Tami Yanagisawa, Tohru Horiguchi.

Design by Shin Akiyama /edition.nord.
Edited printed and bound by Buku Akiyama.

“Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989 – 2017” extended version of 6 / second edition of 100.

 

€120.00

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NOBODY OWNS THE BEACH. David Horvitz. Tote Bag. Motto Books.

Posted in distribution, editions, Motto Books on April 7th, 2016
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Nobody Owns The Beach
David Horvitz

White tote bag with inside pocket
38 x 42 x 12 cm

20€
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Skabelon 43. Kasper Andreasen

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, design, editions, typography on September 22nd, 2015
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This stencil font, which consists of 43 characters, including numerals and several punctuation marks, was inspired by the lettering on old Danish police cars. A 3D effect is achieved by incorporating drop shadows into the type design. Each character is approximately 6 cm tall, ideal for posters and sign painting, and can be transferred to a surface by using marker, pen, or spray paint.

Stencil typeface, Amsterdam, 2003
Laser-cut steel, 32.5 x 19.3 x 2 cm, 4 plates, ed: 30

€135.00

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Stolen Spoons. David Horvitz. Pork Salad Press.

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, editions on September 1st, 2015
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68 postcards, full colour
Edition of 400 / 2015
Text by Helga Christoffersen

€25.00

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Pink Freud. nos:books

Posted in art, Artist Book, drawing, editions on August 1st, 2015
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Pink Freud is a collection of drawings by Hong Kongese artist Chihoi.
Each drawing can be ripped off the all bloc.

Published by nos:books

Edition of 500

€26.50

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In The Canyon, Revise The Canon {english edition} Utopian Knowledge, Radical Pedagogy and Artist-run Community Art Space in Southern California

Posted in Artist Book, books, editions on July 6th, 2015
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Before the onset of the social and cultural backlash that was brought on by the Reagan administration in the early eighties, Southern California was ripe territory for the genesis and development of emancipation movements for and by African Americans, Chicanos, pacifists, Marxists, feminists and homosexuals. Starting in the late sixties, these revolutionary waves particularly influenced practices such as performance art, video, installation and collaboration, which led to the construction of alternatives like artist-run spaces, non-profit spaces and artist-run community art spaces. In Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego, collaborative public action was constructed around utopian knowledge which was then redirected towards universities and art schools that favored the emergence of radical pedagogies. These other manners of experimental thinking, doing and teaching permitted artists to deconstruct certain canons that were inherited from European tradition and art history, and provoked a reexamination of “the American way of life”. In the Canyon, Revise the Canon.

With contributions by:

Mark Allen, Juliette Bellocq, Vera Brunner-Sung, Nancy Buchanan, Carol Cheh, Matthew Coolidge, Jill Dawsey, François Esquivié, Rita Gonzales, Géraldine Gourbe, Robby Herbst, Walter Hopps, Robert Irwin, Chris Kraus, Leslie Labowitz, Suzanne Lacy, Fred Lonidier, Pauline Oliveros, Elana Mann, Emily Mast, Senga Nengudi, Janet Sarbanes, Annette Weisser, Joshua Young, Andrea Zittel

Ed. Geraldine Gourbe
Copyeditors Geraldine Gourbe & Emily Mast
Proofreaders Vera Brunner-Sung
Design Bartolomé Sanson
Publishers Bartolomé Sanson & Stéphane Sauzedde

Co-published with ESAAA, Ecole Supérieure d’Art de l’Agglomération d’Annecy

€ 16.00

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e. Jean-Michel Wicker. Motto Books.

Posted in editions, Motto Books on December 5th, 2014
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2014
Beechwood, acrylic, varnish, silicone
Labeled cardboard box
Signed and numbered
Manufactured by Christian Lettow, Berlin
Published by Motto Books in an edition of 38 plus 2 gay proofs
#1-10 350€ each (+tax)

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Jean-Michel Wicker : e & e industrial @ Motto Berlin. 4.12.2014

Posted in art, books, drawing, editions on November 30th, 2014

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