Rick Bahto: Accretions @ Motto Vancouver. 15.10.2012

Posted in Events, Motto Vancouver event on October 12th, 2012

Rick Bahto: Accretions @ Motto Vancouver. 15.10.2012
from 8pm

Accretions is a variable performance work drawing on an expanding collection of over one thousand 35mm slides. For this performance, a selection of slides will be projected in various configurations for an indeterminate duration.
Rick Bahto is an artist working primarily with film, photography, sound, and performance currently living in Los Angeles. He has exhibited his work at a variety of museums, galleries, microcinemas, film festivals, conferences, alternative spaces, and scenic locations, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles Filmforum, San Francisco Cinematheque, Jancar Jones Gallery (Los Angeles), the wulf. (Los Angeles), The 8 Fest (Toronto), Wolfart Projectspace (Rotterdam), Cinefamily (Los Angeles), solo shows at Millennium Film Workshop (New York) and RNG (Oakland), and a new work commission from Monday Evening Concerts (Los Angeles). He has collaborated on live performance works with Casey Anderson, Luciano Chessa, Julia Holter, and Mark So. He is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, and is a teacher/staff member at the Echo Park Film Center.


Occasional Papers @ Motto Vancouver. 17.09.2011

Posted in Events, Film, Motto Vancouver event, Motto Vancouver store on September 11th, 2011

Born in Flames: Screening and Talk @ Motto Vancouver
September 17, 5 – 8pm

Motto Vancouver and Fillip are pleased to present a special launch event in conjunction with the recent release of Born in Flames published by Occasional Papers, London. Based on Lizzie Borden’s 1983 film of the same name, the book investigates New York’s radical feminist and lesbian communities through an account of a fictional dystopia set ten years after a peaceful Socialist revolution.

Artist Kaisa Lassinaro and publishers Sara De Bondt and Antony Hudek will join us from London via Skype to introduce the project, followed by a screening of Borden’s film (running time: 80min).

The launch will occur alongside a special presentation of Occasional Papers’ back catalogue, on view at Motto Vancouver through October. Founded in 2008 by De Bondt and Hudek, Occasional Papers is a non-profit publisher devoted to the histories of architecture, art, design, film and literature.

For more information see: http://occasionalpapers.org/

The Chinook: Book Launch @ Motto Vancouver, 18.6.2011

Posted in Motto Vancouver event on June 17th, 2011

The Chinook: Book Launch @ Motto Vancouver, 18.6.2011

Motto Vancouver is pleased to present a reception for the release of The Chinook, an artist book by Antoni Wojtyra. The launch will be followed by an informal talk by artist and foehn wind expert, Monique R. Levesque at 3pm.

Wojtyra’s book inspects and breathes new life into The Chinook, a project that the artist produced in 2009. As an in situ project, Wojtyra invited viewers to a specific crystallized moment of art’s conception and life. Themed around the artist’s binationalism and the romance of nationalism at-large, The Chinook triangulated the relational mythos around the studio, gallery, and art history. An underlying ecological critique of art’s objecthood informs the third strand of The Chinook’s aesthetic and intellectual ambition.

In book form, The Chinook posthumously returns us to a long evaporated spacetime, creating a record that slinks onto the shelves of the art library.

Antoni Wojtyra: The Chinook
Text by Richard Ibghy
Youth Promotions, NYC/Vancouver
Edition of 100.

David Horvitz Book Launch and Potluck @Waldorf Hotel, Vancouver, 4th June 2011

Posted in food, Japan, Motto Vancouver event on June 4th, 2011

Motto Books and Fillip are happy to present a launch and potluck for My Grandma’s Recipes, recently released by Morava Publishing House, Poland. The publication includes recipes collected by Horvitz’s grandma, Kay Maruyama, over several decades. Assembled primarily through sharing, the recipes reflect the second- and third-generation culture of Japanese Americans living on the West Coast.

Launch to take place in the Lobby of the Waldorf Hotel on the 4th of June at 4pm. You are encouraged to make and bring a dish from the book! A few of the recipes are posted here:http://fillip.ca/file/35/horvitz-recipes.pdf

Recent Publications @The Waldorf Hotel, Vancouver. 28.04.2011.

Posted in Motto Vancouver event on April 23rd, 2011
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Recent Publications

April 28, 2011
The Waldorf Hotel
8 pm – late

Fillip and Motto present “Recent Publications,” a party hosted by the Waldorf Hotel in conjunction with the release of two new Fillip Editions publications: Fact ‘n’ Value by Donato Mancini and How High Is the City, How Deep Is Our Love by Jeff Derksen. Copies of the recently released spring issue of Fillip magazine will also be available, along with a large selection of other new titles from Motto, including recent and back issues of Graphic, The Exhibitionist, 032C, May, and Piktogram. Other titles for sale will include new releases from Roma Publications, Nieves, Sternberg Press, Bedford Press, Spector Books, and Occasional Papers, among many others.

Mittens & Gloves (Jeff K. and Courtenay W.) and Christopher Olsen will play pop music from the past five decades.

The Waldorf Hotel is located at 1489 East Hastings Street, Vancouver. The event will take place in both the Hotel’s Lobby and downstairs, in The Hideaway Room.


Komma (after Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun), Antonia Hirsch. Launch @ Motto Vancouver, 12.02.2011.

Posted in Motto Vancouver event on February 8th, 2011
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Please join us Saturday, February 12 at 8 pm for the launch of Komma at Motto Vancouver at the Or Gallery, 555 Hamilton Street, Vancouver. The event coincides with the opening of the Or Gallery exhibition Komma (after Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun), featuring the 16 mm film installation associated with Hirsch’s new book. The exhibition runs through March 19.

Komma (after Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun), Antonia Hirsh.
With accompanying essays by Maria Muhle and Kristina Lee Podesva.
Published by Fillip Editions, an imprint of Fillip, Vancouver, specializing in books of critical writing and artists’ publications.

More info here.

Motto Vancouver Store launch. 9.12.2010

Posted in Motto Vancouver event, Motto Vancouver store on December 7th, 2010
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December 9, 6pm
Motto Vancouver launch (permanent store!)

The opening takes place of the occasion of the Or Gallery Edition Sale: A one-night artists’ edition sale with work from Artspeak, the Or Gallery, the CAG and others. Fillip will also also present a portion of the AAAARG Library Card Catalogue project.

Motto Vancouver
at the Or Gallery
555 Hamilton Street
Vancouver BC
Canada V6B 2R1

Motto Vancouver is organized in collaboration with Fillip publisher Jeff Khonsary.