Motto Vancouver Store launch. 9.12.2010

Posted in distribution, 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.

Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism. Fillip and Artspeak.

Posted in art, critique, distribution, Motto Berlin store on September 9th, 2010
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Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism.
Published by Fillip and Artspeak.

Participants:
Jeff Derksen
Diedrich Diederichsen
Maria Fusco
Kristina Lee Podesva
Tom Morton
William Wood
Tirdad Zolghadr

Over the course of the past decade, we have seen unrelenting levels of market speculation in contemporary and historical art at the same moment that global conflict and war has escalated and world economies have begun to crumble. Concurrent to these developments, there has been a new wave of interest directed toward the efficacy and function of art criticism. Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism will engage with many of the key issues coming out of these conversations, specifically returning to the role of judgment and valuation in contemporary art writing.

Described by Joseph Koerner and Lisbet Rausing as the “troubled objects of criticism,” value and judgment are—and have always been—at the forefront of debates about the social function of the art critic. For many, the end of the twentieth century saw the mitigation of the importance of critical valuation established within high modernist discourses. Instead, many critics argued for a more open dialogue between texts and objects, pursuing modes of critique that allowed for the exploration of ambiguity and interpretation, thus detaching art writing from questions of quality.

With the start of the new millennium, a growing chorus of critics began to suggest that a return to judgment was a remedy to the cauterized state of contemporary art criticism. Yet can judgment operate within new modalities of writing that hold open a reflexive space for ambiguity and dialogue? How would these new forms read? If, as Boris Groys has claimed, critical discourse today is an attempt to “bridge the divide” between the “inherited older public office” of the critic who judged art “in the name of the public” and the “avant-garde’s betrayal of this office,” can new forms of criticism remake judgment anew, without explicit determinations of quality?

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Fillip #12 on Critical Forms of Publicness with Lorna Brown, Jeff Derksen, Sean Dockray, Sven Lütticken, Julian Myers, Anne Pasternak, Keith Wallace.

Posted in art, magazines, Motto Berlin store, Motto Zürich store on August 31st, 2010
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Fillip #12 on Critical Forms of Publicness with Lorna Brown, Jeff Derksen, Sean Dockray, Sven Lütticken, Julian Myers, Anne Pasternak, Keith Wallace.
Fall 2010.

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Motto Storefront events update. Vancouver

Posted in art, books, distribution, events on July 1st, 2010
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Motto Storefront events update.

Metahaven Talk: Saturday, July 3rd, 2pm

Metahaven (Vinca Kruk, Daniel van der Velden) is a design studio engaging the field of visual identity. From research projects, such as the Sealand Identity Project (2004), Museum of Conflict (2006), and Quaero (2007), the group has moved into installations and critical design projects such as Affiche Frontière (CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, 2008) and Stadtstaat (Künstlerhaus Stuttgart and Casco Utrecht). Its recent book, Uncorporate Identity (Lars Müller Publishers, 2010), matches design with inquiries on globalization and network society. Metahaven’s work was included in group exhibitions like Forms of Inquiry (Architectural Association, London, 2007, cat.) and On Purpose – Design Concepts (Arnolfini, Bristol, 2008). Upcoming projects include a contribution to Manifesta 8 in Murcia, Spain (opening October 2010) and to Graphic Design Worlds at Triennale Design Museum in Milan (2011). Metahaven’s commissioners include the Van Abbemuseum, Valiz Publishers, e-flux Journal, Premsela Foundation and Bureau Europa. Metahaven lectures regularly, and teaches at Yale University, New Haven, the Design Academy, Eindhoven, and the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam.

Working Format Talk: Saturday, July 10, 2pm
Working Format is a graphic design studio founded by Ross Milne, Grace Partridge and Abi Huynh, and based in Vancouver, Canada. Working Format exhibits a project-specific working process that has produced a diverse body of work that includes type design, signage, identity and printed matter. The studio has received numerous distinctions including recognition from The Best Dutch Books, Graphex 2008 and 2010, Coupe, Alcuin Society and Salazar awards.

Upcoming Events
July 17: Ooga Booga talk at 2pm

www.artspeak.ca
www.fillip.ca

233 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 2J2 Canada
info@artspeak.ca
Tel. 604.688.0051
Fax 604.685.1912
Tuesday – Saturday, 12-5pm

Oscar Tuazon @ Motto Storefront (Vancouver). 26.06.2010.

Posted in Uncategorized on June 22nd, 2010
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Motto Storefront @ Artspeak, Vancouver. Programm update.

Oscar Tuazon Talk: Saturday, June 26, 2pm

Oscar Tuazon is a artist, writer, publisher and curator based in Paris, France, and Tacoma, Washington. In 2007 he co-founded Castillo Corrales, a collectively-run gallery in Paris, and Section 7 Books, its in-house bookstore. Begun as an attempt to establish a new infrastructure for small-press publishing within Paris, the store hosts regular events including, most recently, talks by Brian Kennon (2nd Cannons Publications), Will Holder, and Aaron Flint Jamison (Veneer Magazine). Tuazon’s own work has appeared in solo exhibitions at ICA London (2010), Kunsthalle Bern (2010), Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (2009), and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2007). A catalogue of his work was recently published by Do.Pe. Press and Paraguay Press, with Kunsthalle Bern, Centre d’art Contemporian Ile de Vassiviere, and Parc Saint Leger.

Upcoming Events
July 3: Metahaven talk at 2pm
July 10: Working Format talk at 2pm

www.artspeak.ca
www.fillip.ca
www.mottodistribution.com

Artspeak
233 Carrall Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 2J2 Canada
info@artspeak.ca
Tel. 604.688.0051
Fax 604.685.1912
Tuesday – Saturday, 12-5pm

Motto Storefront @ Artspeak. Vancouver. 15.05-22.07.2010

Posted in art, books, exhibitions on May 14th, 2010
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Motto Storefront @ Artspeak, Vancouver.

May 15 – July 22, 2010

Organized by Artspeak and Fillip, with Motto.

Motto Storefront transforms Artspeak into a temporary space for the sale, presentation, and discussion of contemporary art publishing. The selection of printed matter for the store has been made by Motto, a Berlin and Zürich-based bookstore and distributor specializing in experimental, small run, and self-published artist books, magazines, and fanzines.

Talks and Workshops: Saturdays at 2pm
Motto Storefront provides the context for a series of related public programming intended to create a sustained dialogue within Vancouver on issues related to the production and consumption of art publishing. Formed around an ongoing, ad hoc residency program with international publishers, designers, artists, and booksellers, this series will take the form of weekly talks, workshops, and launches investigating alternative retail models, self-initiated design practices, and small scale publishing initiatives.

Participants will include Alexis Zavialoff (Motto, Berlin); Stuart Bailey (Dexter Sinister, New York); Rob Giampietro (Project Projects, New York); Matthew Stadler and Patricia No (Publication Studio, Portland); Wendy Yao (Ooga Booga, Los Angeles); Andjeas Ejiksson (Geist, Sweden); Stand Up Comedy (Portland); Primary Information (New York); and Abi Huynh and Ross Milne (Working Format, Vancouver), amongst others.

Upcoming Events
May 15: Opening and talk by Alexis Zavialoff at 2pm
May 22: Talk by Stuart Bailey at 2pm
May 29: Talk by Rob Giampietro at 2pm

Nieves Zine Library
As a compliment to Motto Storefront, Artspeak and Fillip are very pleased to present the Nieves Zine Library, a selection of 100 zines published by Nieves, Zürich between 2004 and 2010. Photocopied in editions of only a hundred or a hundred and fifty, and almost all long since out of print, the Nieves Zine Library includes publications by Ari Marcopoulos, Stefan Marx, Olga Prader, Mark DeLong, and many others.

Forms of Stand Up Comedy
For this project, Stand Up Comedy, Portland, has programmed a series of video documentation of lectures, presentations, and conversations conducted by other people. The topics relate to books, and are interpreted by reading, reproduction, and performance. The selections discuss artifact and style as refractive and unreliable measures, and the technique of talking about people by talking about things. Runs daily.

233 Carrall Street
V6B 2J2 Canada
Vancouver, BC
info@artspeak.ca

Tel. 604.688.0051
Tuesday – Saturday, 12-5pm
Admission is free

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http://nieves.ch/
http://www.shopstandingup.us/

Fillip #11

Posted in art, critique, distribution, magazines, Motto Berlin store, Motto Zürich store on April 12th, 2010
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Fillip #11
Featuring: Lawrence Rinder, Haris Epaminonda & Jacob Fabricius, Arni Haraldsson, Keith Bormuth, Alex Kitnick, Jamie Hilder, David Berridge, Michalis Pichler, Milena Tomic, Renato Rodrigues da Silva, Gabrielle Moser, Antonia Hirsch, Aaron Peck, Kim Dhillon, Kate Armstrong, Liz Park.

D 15€
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Fillip #10

Posted in graphic design, magazines, Motto Berlin store on September 4th, 2009
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Newest issue of Fillip tomorrow at Unter dem Motto !

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Fillip #9 @ Motto Berlin. 13.05.09

Posted in art, books, events, graphic design, Motto Berlin store, sports, Uncategorized on May 13th, 2009
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Issue 9/ Featuring writing by Cranfield and Slade, Randy Lee Cutler, Diedrich Diederichsen, Molly Dilworth, Lea Feinstein, Christian L. Frock, Dan Graham, Boris Groys, Maegan Hill-Carroll, Marisa Jahn, Steve Lambert, Cliff Lauson, Joni Murphy, Ana Balona de Oliveira, Shepherd Steiner, and Andro Wekua.

D 12€

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