Dissent Without Modification, Grace Ndiritu

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, writing on June 16th, 2021
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Dissent Without Modification (Bergen Kunsthall), written by Grace Ndiritu, is a research book composed of interviews with radical and progressive artists and thinkers, who started their education and careers in the 1990s. Some are well-known, some are not. They are African, European, and American women working as painters, photographers, performers, hackers, activists and educators, among other roles such as Lisha Sterling, Monster Chetwynd and Kathrin Böhm.

What connects these brilliant women together, now in their late thirties, mid forties, early fifties and sixties; is that the decade of the 1990s had a culturally significant impact on their politics, career and personal life choices. The decade represented a creative coming of age for them all and their lives changed forever. The consequences of those changes are still reflected in their distinctive thoughts and practices today.

The long format interviews that comprise Dissent Without Modification are casual, meandering, philosophical conversations with a wide ranging appeal. Each person’s character is slowly revealed within a backdrop of humour, while touching on many serious universal and global subjects. Topics include pedagogy, race relations, neo-paganism, sexual violence, class warfare, interracial marriage, ecological feminism, contemporary slavery, activism, extreme tourism, African politics, terrorist practice in Western democratic states, and much more.

Dissent Without Modification illuminates the 1990s in a new way, and regards it as a pivotal point in the lineage of today’s grass-roots politics and cultural ferment. on show. The book recalls the Seattle Riots against the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement; the recent televisual phenomenon Catfish recalling MTV’s Real World and the spread of the Occupy movement and the birth of Black Lives Matter through the recent Ferguson and Missouri uprisings. Dissent Without Modification offers first-hand perspectives on the 1990s as the decade “when shit went bad and which we never recovered from,” – to quote Hank Moody, the cantankerous main character of Californication, cult TV show.

At last in Dissent Without Modification Grace Ndiritu takes readers on a circular, revealing expedition into the recent past, sharing its impact with a new generation of readers.

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I AINT THE NOING UV IT IM JUS ONLE THE SHOWING UV IT. Martin Clark, Steven Claydon. Bergen Kunsthall.

Posted in art, books, exhibition catalogue, exhibitions, Motto Berlin store, painting, photography, sculpture on December 13th, 2017
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Published by Bergen Kunsthall in 2017 on the occasion of the exhibitions:

The Noing Uv It
Bergen Kunsthall
9 January – 15 February 2015

The Showing Uv It
Simon Ling
Bergen Kunsthall
27 February – 5 April 2015

Curated by
Martin Clark and Steven Claydon

Texts by
Martin Clark, Steven Claydon, Timothy Morton, Martin Herbert, Russell Hoban, Martin Westwood

 

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Things Keep Their Secrets. Emily Wardill. Bergen Kunsthall & Motto Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, Motto Books, Wholesale on August 30th, 2017
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Published on the occasion of Emily Wardill’s exhibition “Matt Black and Rat” at Bergen Kunsthall.

Featuring production stills and images from the exhibition, this book also includes new texts by philosopher Michael Marder, critic and writer Kirsty Bell, and a conversation between Martin Clark and Emily Wardill.

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JAN GROTH. Bergen Kunsthall.

Posted in art, Artist Book, distribution, exhibition catalogue, Wholesale on June 1st, 2017
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Exhibition catalogue featuring works by Jan Groth, including drawing, sculpture, tapestry and wall drawing. With written contributions by Martin Clark, Steinar Sekkingstad, Richard Tuttle and an interview with Jan Groth by Fredrik Værslev.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Jan Groth, Festspillutstillingen 2017, May 25 – August 13, 2017.
Design by Blank Blank. Published by Bergen Kunsthall.

€30.00

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Les Goddesses/Hemlock Forest. Moyra Davey. Bergen Kunsthall & Dancing Foxes Press.

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, photography, Wholesale, writing on March 21st, 2017
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Initially known for her work in photography—which she has been making over the last three decades—New York–based artist Moyra Davey (born 1958) is also an esteemed writer, editor and, most recently, filmmaker, whose works layer personal narratives with explorations of other authors, filmmakers and artists. This book is based on two related projects that take form as text, photography and film. Les Goddesses (2011) collapses the lives of Davey and her five sisters with those of the daughters of Mary Wollstonecraft, the 18th-century feminist writer and activist. Hemlock Forest (2016) weaves references to Wollstonecraft, Chantal Akerman and Karl Ove Knausgaard with her own family stories. During the making of Hemlock Forest, Akerman took her own life. Her death soon engulfed Davey’s awareness, prompting a broader exploration of Akerman’s and her own biographies, amid more universal themes of compulsion, artistic production, life and its passing.

Published by Bergen Kunsthall & Dancing Foxes Press
Language: English
Pages: 126
Size: 18 x 24 cm
Weight: 632 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9780998632605

€29.00

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Will Benedict: Corruption Feeds. Bergen Kunsthall & Motto Books

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, distribution, exhibition catalogue, Motto Books on June 16th, 2015
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Co-published by Bergen Kunsthall & Motto Books

€40.00

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Folds. Tauba Auerbach. Sternberg Press.

Posted in art, books on January 25th, 2012
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Folds. Tauba Auerbach.

Texts by Emmanuelle Dauplay, Edwin Abbott Abbott, and Italo Calvino

In connection with Tauba Auerbach’s exhibition “Tetrachromat” at Bergen Kunsthall, Folds presents Auerbach’s eponymous painting series for the first time in book form. In these paintings Auerbach twists and folds the canvas before applying the paint. In its stretched form the flat canvas conjures a trompe l’oeil rendering of its previous three-dimensional state. Transferred to the medium of the book, the paintings are presented here in a new and unexpected way alongside mathematical diagrams and three texts.

Auerbach works with a number of printed media, and the book enjoys a quite central position in her oeuvre: from highly sophisticated book sculptures that are somewhere between physical objects and non-narrative books, to a series of individually made artist books—most recently [2,3] (2011), a pop-up book where six detailed paper sculptures emerge from the book’s pages.

Co-published with Bergen Kunsthall
Design by Joe Gilmore, Qubik, with Tauba Auerbach

D 28€

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Christopher Williams – Program. Bergen Kunsthall

Posted in art, exhibition catalogue, Motto Berlin store, photography on May 19th, 2011
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Christopher Williams – Program.
For Example: Dix-Huit Lecons Sur La Société Industrielle (Revision 10)

Published by: Bergen Kunsthall, 2010
Editors: Bergen Kunsthall, Christopher Williams
Texts: Solveig Øvstebø, Diedrich Diederichsen, John Kelsey, Christopher Williams
Design: Christopher Williams, Petra Hollenbach
Pages: 80, Illustrations: 34
Language: English / Norwegian

 

Gambaroff Krebber Quaytman Rayne – Bergen Kunsthall

Posted in art, books, collage, exhibition catalogue, Motto Berlin store, painting, Uncategorized, writing on January 18th, 2011
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Nikolas Gambaroff, Michael Krebber, R.H. Quaytman, Blake Rayne – Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen Kunsthall, Nov. 5- Dec. 22 2010

Exhibition catalogue

D 22,50€

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