Liam Gillick & Lawrence Weiner. A Syntax of Dependency:. Mousse Publishing.

Posted in Exhibitions on December 26th, 2011
Tags: , ,

Liam Gillick & Lawrence Weiner. A Syntax of Dependency:. Mousse Publishing.

This publication documents the monumental, collaborative work that Liam Gillick and Lawrence Weiner produced for the Antwerp museum of contemporary art MuHKA in the spring of 2011. Poignantly titled “A Syntax of Dependency:, the project could be viewed as the outcome of a twenty-year dialogue between the artists, their respective artistic practices and separate generations. This giant floor piece, consisting of an abstract linoleum pattern containing an array of phrases, took up the museum’s entire first floor – its site – and specifically meant that the end of the exhibition also entailed the work’s irreversible destruction. This photo novella – complete with fragments of a conversation between both artists and a short text by exhibition curator Dieter Roelstraete – captures the work in its unique desolate splendor.

56 pages

D 22€


Mousse #30.

Posted in magazines on October 11th, 2011
Tags: , , , , , ,

Mousse #30.

Mousse is a bimonthly magazine published in Italian and English . Established in 2006, Mousse contains interviews, conversations, and essays by some of the most important figures in international criticism and curation, alternated with a series of distinctive columns in a unique tabloid format.

Mousse magazine number 30 including texts by Monika Szewczyk, Dieter Roelstraete, Nicholas Cullinan, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Jan Verwoert amongst others.

Editor In Chief: Edoardo Bonaspetti
Art Director: Francesco Valtolina

D 8€


Objects of Vertu, Artist Instruments and Thingamajigs, HAP. Published by MER. Paper Kunsthalle.

Posted in Motto Berlin store, sculpture on April 15th, 2011
Tags: , ,

HAP: Objects of Vertu, Artist Instruments and Thingamajigs.
Published by MER. Paper Kunsthalle.

HAP is an artist group founded in 1999 in Ghent, Belgium.
All objects in this artist book were manufactured in the studio of HAP. They are parts of installations, tools or study objects.
By conceiving this publication as an auction catalogue, the objects claim the status of autonomous sculptures.

HAP is: Jens De Schutter, Piet Mertens and Wim Waelput.
Text: Dieter Roelstraete.
Design: Boy Vereecken and Kasia Korczak.

D 15€


Available for distribution.

F.R. DAVID – The “Iditorial” issue. Dieter Roelstraete.

Posted in Motto Berlin store, writing on December 13th, 2009
Tags: , , , ,


F.R. DAVID – The “Iditorial” issue
Dieter Roelstraete

“The bizarre order in which the seven days of the week appear in the current issue of F.R.DAVID is modelled after the sequence of KarlHeinz Stockhausen’s opera cycle ‘Licht’, starting with “Donnerstag am Licht” (work on which began in 1977) and ending with “Sonntag am Licht”, the part with which the composer finally concluded the series in 2003. In Stockhausen’s cycle, the subject matter of each opera mirrors (however opaquely at times) the traditional mythological attributes ascribed to the various days of the week—not a concern that exerted any influence on F.R.DAVID’s appropriation of this structure, which is no more than a homage in passing. Each editorial was conceived and written, however, within the space of a day, with various elements recurring, echo-like, throughout the week that was. So far, ‘Licht’ has never been staged in its entirety, and it is not known whether Stockhausen ever meant it to be.”

Publisher(s): de Appel arts centre
Editor(s): Will Holder, Ann Demeester, Dieter Roelstraete, Edna van Duyn
ISBN: 1874-026X
Year: 2009
Design: Will Holder
Language: English

D 10€

Buy: orders@mottodistribution