David Maroto – The Artist’s Novel: The Novel as a Medium in the Visual Arts | In conversation with Krist Gruijthuijsen | 27.10.2021, 8pm @ Motto Berlin

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Book launch:

The Artist’s Novel: The Novel as a Medium in the Visual Arts

David Maroto

In conversation with Krist Gruijthuijsen

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 8pm

Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68, im Hinterhof
10997 Berlin

Publication in two volumes:

Part 1. A New Medium (theoretical essay)

Part 2. The Fantasy of the Novel (novel)


Why do artists write novels? What does the artist’s novel do to the visual arts? How should such a novel be experienced? In recent years, there has been a proliferation of visual artists who create novels as part of their wider art projects. They do so in order to address artistic issues by means of novelistic devices, favoring a sort of art predicated on process and subjectivity, introducing notions such as fiction, narrative, and imagination. In this sense, it is possible to speak of a new medium in the visual arts; yet, very little is known about it.

Join us for an evening of discussion during the launch of David Maroto’s The Artist’s Novel: The Novel as a Medium in the Visual Arts (Mousse Publishing, 2020). This two-volume book is the first to explore in depth the subject of the artist’s novel. Part 1: A New Medium aims to critically elucidate the pressing questions posed by the emergence of a new artistic medium with a theoretical approach to a number of key case studies.

Part 2: The Fantasy of the Novel is a research project in the form of a novel, which examines the process of creation of an artist’s novel. The protagonist is in the position of a detective who tries to understand the conditions under which an artist decides to write, and how such a thing is possible within an artistic setting.

Curator and art critic Krist Gruijthuijsen will accompany David in the discussion in order to examine the different ways contemporary artists have employed the artist’s novel, and its impact on the curatorial and institutional context in which it appears and with which it interacts.

 

Bios

David Maroto is a Spanish visual artist based in the Netherlands and a PhD from the Edinburgh College of Art, with an extensive international artistic practice. In 2011, he spent time at a residency in ISCP New York, where he met curator Joanna Zielińska and began a collaboration called The Book Lovers, a research project based on the creation of a collection and bibliography of artists’ novels with the continuous support of M HKA (Antwerp). This collaboration has enabled them to engage with a host of international institutions. David has published numerous articles and edited various publications, including Artist Novels (Sternberg Press, 2015); Tamam Shud (Sternberg Press, 2018); and Obieg Magazine no. 8, ‘Art & Literature: A Mongrel’s Guide‘ (2018).

 

Krist Gruijthuijsen is a curator, art critic, and director of KW Institute for Contemporary Art. He was artistic director of the Grazer Kunstverein in Graz in 2012–16 and has been course director of the MA fine arts department at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam since 2011. He is one of the co-founding directors of Kunstverein in Amsterdam and has organised numerous exhibitions and projects over the past decade, including Manifesta 7 (Trentino-South Tyrol,IT), Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center (Istanbul), Artists Space (New York), Swiss Institute (New York), Galeria Vermelho (São Paulo), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven), Arnolfini (Bristol, UK), Project Arts Centre (Dublin), Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (Salt Lake City, US), and Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane). Gruijthuijsen has produced, edited, and published extensively with JRP|Ringier Sternberg Press, Mousse Publishing, Printed Matter, Walther König, and Kunstverein Publishing, among which The Encyclopaedia of Fictional Artists (JRP|Ringier, 2010).

 

This project is possible thanks to the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund.

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Dayna Grosz, Jana Nowack – MISTAKE or Miracle? book launch | Friday 22nd October @ Motto Berlin

Posted in events, Motto Berlin event on October 21st, 2021
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Friday 22nd October

From 6pm @ Motto Berlin

MISTAKE or Miracle?

a collaborative project between artist Jana Nowack and writer Dayna Grosz.

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Kristin Loschert | Heinz Peter Knes | Oct. 3rd | Motto Berlin

Posted in events, Motto Berlin event, Motto Berlin store on September 30th, 2021
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Dear friends,

We are excited to invite you to the finissage of Kristin Loschert „Subject to“

Screening of „ein Riemenschneiderfilm“, a collaboration between Kristin Loschert and Heinz Peter Knes during the evening.

October 3rd 2021

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Screening times:
5.30pm
6.30pm
7.30pm

Motto Berlin
Skalitzer Str. 68, im Hinterhof

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Sgomento #9 launch | Magdalena Mitterhofer performance | 22 Sept. 2021 | @ Motto Berlin

Posted in events, Motto Berlin event, Motto Berlin store, zines on September 20th, 2021
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Sgomento #9 launch | Magdalena Mitterhofer performance | 22 Sept. 2021 | @ Motto Berlin

Dear friends,

We are excited to invite you to the launch of the latest issue of SgomentoIn The Bosom of…, in collaboration with Marco Rigoni.

On September 22nd at 6pm we welcome you to experience a scenic reading and dedicated performance by Magdalena Mitterhofer with Arnold Trautwein, Merch – bozze per un bottegaio.

The freshly printed issue #9 of the comic will be available at Motto from the night of the event, together with some past issues.

Our dear friend and colleague Barbara will serve a special cuntktail, especially brewed for the occasion!

Joachim Perez. désirer, ne pas voir @ Motto Berlin. 16.07 – 07.08.2021

Posted in art, exhibitions, Motto Berlin event on July 16th, 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

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10. Moustaches

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13. Beer Painting

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Hiroshi Takizawa. Criminal Garden. Motto Berlin. 16-22.11.2019

Posted in Artist Book, events, exhibitions, Motto Berlin event, Motto Berlin store on November 28th, 2019
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Hiroshi Takizawa at Motto Berlin

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Project01: “Assumption”
Criminal profiling is used as an investigation technique to hypothesize 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.

Find more of Hiroshi Takizawa’s works here

Claude Eigan. Alpina Huus @ Motto Berlin – 17.08.2018

Posted in exhibitions, Motto Berlin event on August 16th, 2018
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Claude Eigan. Alpina Huus x Motto
17 August, 6-10pm
In collaboration with Alizee Lenox and Jake Kent
A special cocktail will be served

 
Claude Eigan (b. 1983, France) uses sculpture as a primary medium, often extending to installation, sound and print. Recent exhibitions include: Haptic House (Horse & Pony Fine Arts, Berlin, 2018),Everytime you switch me off, I die. A little. (gallery Foothold, Polignano a Mare, 2018), Sun Sipping Some Syrup (gallery Frontviews, Berlin, 2018), Times New Romantic (M.I/mi1glissé, Berlin, 2017), State of the art (gallery Lily Robert, Paris, 2017), Meatspace (The impossible project, Berlin, 2016), Comfort Zone (Kunstfabrik HB55, Berlin, 2016).

 

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Alpina Huus x Motto
10 August—7 September 2018

Adam Fearon, 10 August, 6-10pm
Claude Eigan, 17 August, 6-10pm
Tarik Hayward, 24 August, 6-10pm
Nastasia Meyrat, 31 August, 6-10pm

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This project is curated by Elise Lammer and kindly supported by Pro Helvetia the Swiss Arts Council, Motto and Domus Alpina

Discwoman @ Motto Berlin – 15.08.2018

Posted in Motto Berlin event, music on August 8th, 2018
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Discwoman merchandise pop-up @ Motto Berlin

15th of August 2018 from 2pm to 8pm

 

Founded by Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson, Emma Burgess-Olson and Christine McCharen-Tran, Discwoman is a New York-based platform, collective, and booking agency—that showcases and represents cis women, trans women, and genderqueer artists in electronic music. Started as a two-day festival in September 2014 at Bossa Nova Civic Club, Discwoman has since produced and curated events in 15+ cities—working with over 250 DJs and producers to-date.

 

Adam Fearon. Alpina Huus @ Motto Berlin – 10.08.2018

Posted in Motto Berlin event, performance on August 8th, 2018
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Adam Fearon. Alpina Huus x Motto

10 August, 6-10pm
8pm sharp: Performance by Jessica Gadani

 

In August 2018, four artists are challenged to think the outdoor exhibition space and the historical window displays located in the courtyard of a bookstore in Berlin. Over the course of a project exploring the performative potential of their visual and sculptural practices, you are invited to a weekly gathering, during which one of the artists will unveil their contribution. Each new project will be visible throughout the week following the opening.

Adam Fearon was born in Dublin where he studied Fine Art at National College of Art and Design before going on to study at Frankfurt’s Städelschule. He has exhibited widely, including recently at Harbinger, Reykjavik; Frankfurter Kunstverein; Kunsthal ved Siden Af, Svendborg; BQ, Berlin; Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin and the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt. In 2019 he will have a solo exhibition at the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny. He lives and works in Berlin.
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Alpina Huus x Motto
10 August—7 September 2018

Adam Fearon, 10 August, 6-10pm
Claude Eigan, 17 August, 6-10pm
Tarik Hayward, 24 August, 6-10pm
Nastasia Meyrat, 31 August, 6-10pm

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