One Helluva Hole Lecture by Jérémie Gindre @ Motto Berlin.

Posted in Motto Berlin event on February 25th, 2016
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One Helluva Hole Lecture by Jérémie Gindre  @ Motto Berlin

The novella “One Helluva Hole” by Jérémie Gindre is one of the outcomes of a residency that artist Jérémie Gindre undertook in 2011, at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva, where he studied the effects of brain damage in Neuroscience. Focusing on the emotional side of experiences and how this affects human behaviour and society, this short fictional writing describes the vicissitudes of Bill Ronson, whose life changed dramatically after a terrible accident that perforated his brain

It is this inexplicable mix of feelings, together with the occasion of an extra day – extra chance – in the year, that gave motion to the exhibition, where different artists present works somehow connected with the idea of emotions, experiences, sensitivity and personal perceptions.

Monday February 29th

from 7:00pm

Lecture / Screening / Talk
with Jérémie Gindre

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Kushtetuta # 2 “Mums and Dads” launch @ Motto Berlin. 01.02.2014

Posted in Events, Zines on January 29th, 2014
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Kushtetuta # 2 "Mums and Dads" launch @ Motto Berlin. 01.02.2014_Kushtetuta # 2 "Mums and Dads" launch @ Motto Berlin. 01.02.2014

Kushtetuta # 2 “Mums and Dads” launch @ Motto Berlin. 01.02.2014
from 7pm

Kushtetuta is a small publication edited by Alvaro Urbano and Petrit Halilaj.

The name “Kushtetuta” – meaning “constitution” in English – was chosen to mark an ironic beginning: for different reasons, the constitution of Kosovo grants far more freedom and rights than society does. If you divide the word into syllables: “KUSH TE TUT A?” translates from Albanian to: “Who scares you?”

Issue no. 1 (December 2012) was created as an insert for the cultural magazine Kosovo 2.0. The first issue was dedicated to the theme of sex, compiling work from several international artists and writers, exploring the theme of homosexuality and intervention.

Issue no. 2 (January 2014) has been published independently and printed with two covers. It brings together contributions from artists, writers and architects, including fragments of Petrit’s and Alvaro’s own work.

The issue is dedicated to the theme of mums and dads: mums and dads as family, as fight, as nation, as dialogue, as fetish, as education, as monument, as history, mums and dads as origin. The theme attempts to unify various fragments and opinions concerning the very first social environment we encounter: the family. Through the work of the contributors, who deal with differing topics and problematics, a unique thread develops: a thread which starts to define this complex relationship; where expectations, desires, interests and opinions meet in the middle of a generational change.

Contributors to the new issue include:
Bruno. B, Carlos Motta, David Horvitz, Danh Vo, El Roto, Ettore Sottsass Jr., Eva Kotatkova, Francisca Benitez, Félix González-Torres, Franz Kafka, Gerry Bibby, HaveIt, Mark Wulfgar, Patrizio Di Massimo, Piero Pazzi, Slavs and Tatars, Wolfgang Tillmans, Yorgos Sapountzis, Alvaro Urbano and Petrit Halilaj.

The related editions, produced on occasion of the release of issue no. 1, are currently on show in the exhibition “Editionshow”, organised by Chert, Raster and Motto in the space of Chert Gallery, until Saturday, February 15, 2014.

Editionshow. Raster, Chert, Motto. Berlin. 05.12.13-15.02.14

Posted in Exhibitions, Uncategorized on January 20th, 2014
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Editionshow. Chert, Raster & Motto, @ Chert / Motto. 06.12.2013 – 15.02.2014

‘Daniel Santiago, an invisible portrait’ @ Porcino, Berlin. 05.01.2014

Posted in Events, Exhibitions on January 4th, 2014
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Daniel Santiago, an invisible portrait

opening tomorrow, Sunday January 5th from 7pm.

Porcino is pleased to announce the opening of its third exhibition, Daniel Santiago, an invisible portrait.

Porcino is a parasitic gallery located in a hole underneath the floorboards of Chert Gallery in Berlin. Actually, that is not true at all, not at all. Porcino is actually a mycorrhizal gallery located in a hole underneath the floorboards of Chert Gallery. Like the Boletus Edulis and the conifer tree, Porcino and Chert form a symbiotic relationship, their roots and mycelium intertwined with each other as gifts are exchanged for each organism’s continuous survival. It was founded in 2012 by David Horvitz during his first exhibition at the gallery.

Daniel Santiago (born 1939, Recife Brazil) is known for his association with Mail Art, and particularly for his collaborations with friend Paulo Brusky. His work is a playful and often humorous exploration of the poetics of the everyday, whether through capturing the cultural landscape of his surroundings in drawing, or by intervening in the public space of the city with performances and installations. Santiago’s work touches on philosophical questions about solitude, life and freedom, inventiveness as a strategy of survival and the potential of collaborating with others.

Editionshow. Chert, Raster & Motto @ Chert / Motto. 05.12.2013

Posted in Events on December 3rd, 2013
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Editionshow. Chert, Raster & Motto, @ Chert / Motto. 06.12.2013 – 15.02.2014
Opening reception: 05.12.2013 from 7pm

“Editionshow” groups together Raster, Chert and Motto’s artists’ editions, ephemera and smaller productions, which have come alive in recent years.

Chert has been producing different editions and publications over the course of the past five years; ranging
from prints, collages and neons to small installations, objects and mixed media. These will be presented
together with our publications. The books are printed in many different ways, from photocopies or risograph,
to digital or offset. On occasion of this show, each of the artists represented by Chert gallery will present
one or more editions, and a small table will be dedicated to the publications produced or coproduced by the
gallery so far.

Raster gallery is one of the pioneers of the Polish art editions market. Raster’s aim is to present
contemporary art in a broader context, contributing to its understanding and paving a way for building
home libraries and collections in Poland. For over ten years the gallery has cooperated with accomplished
artists from Poland and abroad, across generations such as Michał Budny, Rafał Bujnowski, Aneta
Grzeszykowska, Wilhelm Sasnal and Zbigniew Libera – whose works are now also available as limited
edition series.

Raster will present editions by Oskar Dawicki, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Zbigniew Libera, Slavs and Tatars
and Karol Radziszewski. Special attention should be paid to the selection of Libera’s editions, especially
The Messenger Girl – a hand-crafted portfolio containing 12 duotone prints on cotton paper depicting
fictitious characters. Libera incorporated the figures and faces of twentieth century movie stars, inserting
them into the scenery of the Warsaw Uprising as photomontages originally featured in the book What is the
Mes sen ger Girl Doing.

Motto will present a range of editions by Kasper Andreasen, Sara MacKillop, Jonathan Monk and Erik
Steinbrecher, which are among several produced for presentations at the bookshop, since the Berlin
location opened in late 2008.

Essays in Misunderstanding. Martin Skauen. / Performance @ Chert Gallery 13.07.2013

Posted in Events on July 12th, 2013
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Pages: 39
Size: 28 x 20 cm
Binding: Softcover

Price: €9.00
Buy it

Performance tomorrow July 13 at Chert Gallery
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David Horvitz. The Distance of a Day. Motto Books / Chert, Berlin

Posted in Uncategorized on June 17th, 2013
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Published on occasion of Art Basel 2013 by Motto Books and Chert, Berlin
Design: Maximage
Edition: 1200
Isbn: 9782940524051
D 8€

The Distance of a Day
D 8€
Buy it

The Distance of a Day: Maldives (Special edition)
D 30€
Buy it

The Distance of a Day: Los Angeles (Special Edition)
D 30€
Buy it

The Distance of a Day: Los Angeles and Maldives (Special Edition)
D 50€
Buy it

Skalitzer 68 – Summer Programme – Margaret Harrison, Petunia, Convolution @ Chert+Silberkuppe+Motto, Berlin. 21.07.2012

Posted in Events, Motto Berlin store on July 19th, 2012
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Skalitzer. 68
July 21 – August 25 2012
Saturdays only!

Skalitzer. 68 invites artists, editors, performers for a series of lectures, presentations, exhibitions and events which will take over the spaces of Chert, Motto and Silberkuppe each Saturday, between July 21 and August 25.

21.07.2012: Margaret Harrison, Petunia, Convolution Journal for critical experiment

Margaret Harrison – talk and screening presented by Silberkuppe, starts at 7 pm
Convolution Journal/Petunia Magazine – talk and screening, starts at 8.30 pm

For their joint presentation at Motto Berlin, Convolution, Journal for Critical Experiment and Petunia, developed a talk-screening performance.
The two magazines share a questioning about the status and ways of criticism, experimenting with new ways of communication through their magazines: in Petunia, there are no chapters or sections, but diverse textual forms, from theoretical texts to diary entries to pure fiction or comics, mostly concerning contemporary art.
Convolution journal seeks to promote a proliferation of the forms available for cultural critique, taken in the broadest sense. It ventures to publish short, experimental work that challenges prevailing divisions between creative writing and criticism, poetry and prose, image and text. Convolution brings together a shifting collectivity of scholars, artists, poets, musicians and critics to explore the fragmentary, the interdisciplinary, the visual, the unpublishable, and the miscellaneous.
Conversation about critical form will include readings by Convolution contributors Michael Baers and Christian Hawkey.
Their presentation ends with the screening of “Born in Flames” – starting at 10.00 pm
A 1983 documentary-style feminist science-fiction film by Lizzie Borden that explores racism, classism, sexism and heterosexism in an alternative United States Socialist Democracy.
Through the life of two different feminist groups of New York City, the film becomes a manifesto for direct activism, showing different points of view and discussions about it, culminating in the message that the action should inevitably come from the oppressed. 80 minutes, English.

Ric Rac. Jérémie Gindre. Chert + Motto.

Posted in illustration, science, writing on July 8th, 2012
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Ric Rac. Jérémie Gindre. Chert + Motto.

Ric Rac is a comic book adaptation of three artworks by Jérémie Gindre. In the real world, A Cavern is a series of eight drawings and two stones (29.7 x 42 cm, India ink on paper + 23 x 23 x 2cm, slate on engraved concrete 2010-2011), A Slip is a series of fourteen drawings (29.7 x 42 cm, India ink and pen on paper, 2012), Passwords Forgotten is a sculpture and two paintings (85 x 130 x 85 cm, slate on aerated concrete + 80 x 60 cm, India ink on canvas, 2010-2012).

The author is grateful to Huckleberry Finn for A Cavern, to the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences for A Slip and to Edward Leedskalnin for Passwords Forgotten.

Translated from the French by John Tittensor.

Published by Chert and Motto, Berlin, on the occasion of the exhibition Tintenfisch at CNEAI=, Chatou, in the frame of Berlin-Paris 2012.

300 copies, printed in Germany.
Distributed by Motto Distribution.

D 10 €


Berlin-Paris. Tintenfisch. Chert & Motto @ Cneai= . Paris. 05.07.2012

Posted in Editions, Events on July 3rd, 2012
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Chert & Motto @ Cneai=, as part of the Berlin-Paris exchange

Jérémie Gindre, Kasia Fudakowski, Carla Scott Fullerton

Opening reception: Thursday, July 5th at 6.00 pm
Maison Flottante
île des impressionnistes, 78400 Chatou

exhibition dates:
July 06 – 14. 2012