‘Subject to’. Kristin Loschert. Sept. 3, 2021. Motto Berlin

Posted in art, events on August 30th, 2021


‘Subject to’

Kristin Loschert

Opening Friday Sept. 3 @ Motto Berlin

Exhibition 04.09-02.10.2021

Désirer, ne pas voir | Joachim Perez Performance with Morphena @ Motto Berlin | Thursday 19th August

Posted in art, events, Motto Berlin store on August 17th, 2021
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désirer, ne pas voir

Joachim Perez

Performance with Morphena



@ Motto Berlin

Joachim Perez | Marc Bauer @ Motto Berlin | Thursday 15 July 2021

Posted in art, events, exhibitions, Motto Berlin store on July 10th, 2021
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Joachim Perez

Opening on Thursday 15 July, from 6 pm @ Motto Berlin

Men have always depicted naked women. Joachim Perez took this observation as a starting point,  appropriating a medium codified as feminine — embroidery — to depict male bodies. Working primarily with sewing and embroideries, he began to create large-scale installations that explore masculinity and sexuality in a defined space.

Following his residency at the Musée Jenisch (Vevey, Switzerland), where the classicism of the paintings in the permanent collection clashed with the elasticity of his works, Perez presents a new series of embroideries at Motto, this time on tarpaulin. Limited to the gallery’s glass cabinets, his embroideries stress a back and forth in his practice between the male body displayed in an unaffected manner and the constraints imposed by the space in which it is exhibited. Indeed, Perez’s works speak of our gaze, tensions and the internal dialogue that results from the tendency to both desire and reject eroticism.The partial unveiling of the works engages the visitor to develop a narrative aroused by the latent violence of bodies kept in glass cages.

Stick Your Finger – a Recollection by Marc Bauer

Stick Your Finger – a Recollection

Marc Bauer

Opening on Thursday 15 July, from 6 pm @ Motto Berlin

Another Mobile Gallery is pleased to invite you to Marc Bauer’s exhibition entitled Stick Your Finger – a Recollection which will take place on the 15th of July, hosted by Motto Berlin. Summoning the public to a meditation on the body and the sense of touch, the artist has put together 12 works to express difficult themes such as sexuality and the implied dichotomy of care and abuse, blended with his own personal experiences and memories as a teenager in the 1980s. The artworks will not be displayed in a traditional format, but will be shown as part of a collaborative performance where the public will interact directly, as an homage to the recent reality of the pandemic and the restrictions universally faced for the past year and a half.

Another Mobile Gallery is a dynamic, alternative space thought out as a stand-in for the usual contemporary art gallery. Starting out in the shape of a van, AMG isn’t currently tied to a physical space but it continues with the main purpose of providing pop-up shows which can take place anywhere in the world. Born out of pure passion by making use of minimal resources, this project continues to ensure the promotion of young, up-and-coming artists as well as established creators, while presenting them with the same challenge faced by AMG’s owner in the first place: create something extraordinary from little to nothing; the sky is the limit.

Motto @ Oktobarski Salon, Belgrade. 25 June – 22 August, 2021.

Posted in art, events on June 21st, 2021
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Motto @ Oktobarski Salon, Belgrade. 25 June – 22 August, 2021

We are happy to announce Motto’s pop-up bookstore participation at the 58th October Salon – Belgrade Biennale curated by Ilaria Marotta and Andrea Baccin, Founding Directors and Editors in Chief of CURA.; Various Venues, June 25 – August 22, 2021.

Nour Bishouty. Online Booklaunch. Ashkal Alwan. Feb 13, 2021.

Posted in events on February 9th, 2021
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Art Metropole and Motto Books in collaboration with Ashkal Alwan invite you to a book launch, discussion, and signing for

Nour Bishouty: 1—130
Selected works Ghassan Bishouty b. 1941 Safad, Palestine — d. 2004 Amman, Jordan
ed. Jacob Korczynski

The artist and editor will be in discussion with Rayya Badran.

Sat, Feb 13, 2021
1PM (EST) Toronto
8PM (GMT+2) Beirut
7PM (GMT+1) Berlin

(POSTPONED) Nour Bishouty. Online Booklaunch. Ashkal Alwan. Jan 30, 2021.

Posted in events on January 20th, 2021
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Archie Chekatouski. The 3rd Show. 08.12.2020 – 09.01.2021 (extended until 06.02.2021)

Posted in art, events, exhibitions, Motto Berlin event, Uncategorized on December 26th, 2020


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All photos are courtesy of the artist and Eirikur Mortagne


List of works:

 1. a Lanscape

 2. Lights

 3. Self-Portrait with Moustaches

 4. Self-Portrait with Moustaches

 5. Various Pens

 6. New Painting

 7. New Painting

 8. New Painting

 9. New Painting

10. Moustaches

11. New Painting

12. New Painting

13. Beer Painting

14. New Painting

15. New Painting

16. New Painting

17. New Painting

18. New Painting

Archie Chekatouski. The 3rd Show. 08.12.2020-09.01.2021

Posted in art, events, exhibitions on December 3rd, 2020
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Archie Chekatouski. The 3rd Show.

Slow Opening next Tuesday from 12pm to 8pm.

Exhibition: 08.12.2020-09.01.2021

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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O F F E N E S  B U C H
22. Oktober – 21. November 2020
bis Samstag, 22.10.2020
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
Adalbertstr. 71
10997 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Sa+So 15–19 Uhr 
U8/U1/U3 Kottbusser Tor
 22.10.2020 – 21.11.2020
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


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

Posted in art, events, exhibitions on August 20th, 2020


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

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