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

Posted in art, events on August 30th, 2021

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‘Subject to’

Kristin Loschert

Opening Friday Sept. 3 @ Motto Berlin

Exhibition 04.09-02.10.2021

Human Trip, Sakurai Ryuta

Posted in Uncategorized on August 28th, 2021
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In April 2014, Sakurai traveled through 9 Asian countries in backpack style to visit India. Sakurai took nude photos of local people while his ascetic practices when he visited temples in each country. It was a spiritual practice for Sakurai and physical communication to deepen understanding across languages and races. This photo book is based on a diary record during Sakurai’s journey and consists of photographs, texts, and illustrations laid out in chronological order.

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Kushtetuta? #3, Petrit Halilaj & Alvaro Urbano (Eds.)

Posted in art, Artist Book, history, politics, zines on August 27th, 2021
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Kushtetuta? #3, 2021

Printed zine, edited by Petrit Halilaj and Alvaro Urbano.

Kushtetuta, an independent fanzine started in 2012 whose title means “constitution” in English. In Albanian, if you divide the word into KUSH TE TUT A?, it means “who scares you?”.

This is a special issue coinciding with Kosovos Parliament‘s drafting of the Civil Code.

This time we would like to celebrate queer lives under the theme of codes. Such as language code, gestural code, gender codes, secret codes..

Edition 1/500

Contributions:

Daniela Aparicio Ugalde & Jo Landt @gorditx_petrolerx
Atdhe Behluli @atdhe_5000
Cooking Sections @cookingsections
Forrest Bess
dyqlberizm
Sokol Ferizi @havok_celeste
Hal Fischer
Nezim Frakulla
Plator gashi & Hashim Shala
GENERAL IDEA @aa_bronson
Robert Gober
Felix Gonzalez-Torres @felixgonzaleztorres.foundation
Enver Hadzijaj @neverenver
Petrit Halilaj
David Horvitz @davidhorvitz
Jetmir Idrizi @jetmiridrizi_jetko
jehonË Jahaj @nanajoteneberlin
Egzon Krasniqi
Maria Loboda @marialoboda000
şugarİye madİsİ @ovulundesi
AD MINOLITI
Ndre Mjeda
Henrik Olesen
Jill Peters
Leart Rama @leart_rama
Morgan le Ferec & Marouchka Payen
Arbër Selmani
Diamond Stingily
Christine Sun Kim @chrisunkim
Gábor Tóth @rehfeldt_mailartarchive
Alvaro Urbano @alvaro_urbano
Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt @rehfeldt_mailartarchive

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DUETS: Frederick Weston & Samuel R. Delany in Conversation, Barbara Schroder, Karen Kelly and Kyle Croft (Eds.)

Posted in art, curating, writing on August 23rd, 2021
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Frederick Weston and Samuel R. Delany come together for a wide-ranging dialogue, reflecting on their overlapping histories in Times Square, the deep impact of AIDS on their creative practices, and the ever-changing intersections of race, sex, language, and art.

With additional contributions by Bruce Benderson, Svetlana Kitto, and Tavia Nyong’o.

DUETS is a series of publications that pairs artists, activists, writers, and thinkers in dialogues about their creative practices and current social issues related to HIV/AIDS. These engaging and highly readable conversations highlight the connections between communities of artists and activists. Drawing from the Visual AIDS Artist Registry and Archive Project, this series continues Visual AIDS’ mission to support, promote, and honor the work of artists with HIV/AIDS and the artistic contributions of the AIDS movement.

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Trash (cassette), Els Vandeweyer

Posted in music on August 22nd, 2021
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Next up on the label’s DIY branch Ediciones Capablanca is the sophomore album by Belgian free jazz/ improv composer Els Vandeweyer, ‘Trash’, composed entirely on a trash guitar.
Limited edition of 100 yellow cassettes, housed in typed, numbered and signed handmade paper sleeves with flower, in black jacket.

Made
to give value
to scrap again.

I found a broken acoustic guitar
on a big pile of garbage
in my uncle’s garage.

I could have it.

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releases September 1, 2021

All music by Els Vandeweyer.
‘Yellow Flower’ features lyrics from ‘In Back of the Real’ written by Allen Ginsberg.
Recorded and mixed by Lazlo Haegner at Butterama, 2020-21.
Mastered by Borja Caro.

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The Funambulist #36 (July-Aug. 2021), Léopold Lambert (Ed.)

Posted in art, magazines, politics, writing on August 21st, 2021
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They Have Clocks, We Have Time

An issue to challenge the colonial standardization of time, its measurement, its retrospective reading as “history,” its practice, its memorial production in U.S. sundown towns, Ireland & Palestine, Warsaw & Paris, the Indian Subcontinent, the Horn of Africa, the Sahara, in dictatorial and bordering regimes, and more.

Welcome to the 36th issue of The Funambulist. With it, we conclude our sixth year of publishing, thanks to the continuous support of our subscribers! They Have Clocks, We Have Time is an issue to challenge the colonial standardization of time, its measurement, its retrospective reading as “history” (WAI Architecture Think Tank), its practice, its memorial production, and its representation (Kevin Bernard Moultrie Daye) in U.S. sundown towns (Rasheedah Phillips), Ireland & Palestine (Emily Jacir), Warsaw & Paris (Michael Rothberg), the Indian Subcontinent (Syma Tariq), the Horn of Africa (Nasra Abdullahi & Miriam Hillawi Abraham), the Sahara (Meryem-Bahia Arfaoui), in dictatorial and bordering regimes (Shahram Khosravi), and more. “They Have Clocks, We Have Time” is an expression we heard a few times in Kanaky, where the cyclicity of the clocks may reinsure the colonial order, but its end is only… a matter of time.

The issue’s cover is an artwork by Black Quantum Futurism.

The News from the Fronts section includes a text on the Colombian uprising (Edna Martinez), a reflection on solidarity with Palestine (Sophia Azeb), as well as a presentation of the artistic project National Museum of Eelam (Jeyavishni Francis Jeyaratnam & Simon-Pierre Coftier). The issue also includes a short fiction by Shahram Khosravi.

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3 days in Belgrade, Cloé Barbier

Posted in Artist Book, graphic design, zines on August 20th, 2021
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3 days in Belgrade

Papers from a three days trip in Belgrade in June 2021.

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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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Joachim Perez

Performance with Morphena

19.08.2021

6-8pm

@ Motto Berlin

Image Generation, Michel Egger

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, graphic design on August 14th, 2021
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Image Generation, a work of research by Michel Egger, makes use of visual material found on the World Wide Web. Generated using Pinterest’s algorithm-driven search function, single images, ones that otherwise would never have come together, are put into a relationship. Formal associations and technological errors collide, allowing these duos to emerge. In parallel to this, words are used to translate the imagery into unsystematic, yet constantly internet-based information.

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Pope.L, My Kingdom for a Title, Courtney Willis Blair (Ed.)

Posted in art, Artist Book, books on August 13th, 2021
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My Kingdom for a Title is a collection of writing by Chicago–based artist Pope.L documenting his use of language as a mode of visual, narrative, and performative story telling.

The act of writing has been integral to how Pope.L works and is arguably the most consistent element in his practice. These works take various forms: scripts, short stories, scribbled notes, large scale installation, and painting—many never before released. Assembled here for the first time, My Kingdom for a Title allows the breadth of the artist’s engagement with language to be fully assessed. Within the book, Pope.L’s work is supplemented with extensive endnotes sourced by artist Kandis Williams.

Pope.L is a visual artist and edu­cator whose multidisciplinary practice uses binaries, contraries, and preconceived notions embedded within contemporary culture to create artworks in various formats including writing, painting, performance, installation, video, and sculpture. Building upon his long history of enacting arduous, provocative, absurdist performances and interventions in public spaces, Pope.L applies some of the same social, formal, and performative strategies to his interests in language, system, gender, race, and community. The goals for his work are several: joy, money, and uncertainty—not necessarily in that order.

Edited by Courtney Willis Blair
Endnotes by Kandis Williams
Co-published by Mitchell-Innes & Nash

First Edition (2021)

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