Martijn in’t Veld @ Motto Berlin

Posted in art, drawing, illustration on December 20th, 2019
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Martijn in’t Veld
Happy Potatoes and Sad Silkscreens at Motto Books
On display until January 4th, 2020

Browse publications and prints here.

Happy Potato Press, Martijn in’t Veld @ Motto Berlin 11.12.2019

Posted in art, events on December 7th, 2019
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Happy Potatoes and Sad Silkscreens at Motto Books

As the Happy Potato Press, Martijn in’t Veld has been publishing books, prints and other printed matter since 2019. Please join us for a wintery-xmas-drink and the presentation of various potatoes on December 11th, 18:00h. Among the things on display will be a severed arm, the weather report from the day Richard Brautigan died, a young girl stealing fishes and the ever expanding city of New York.

www.happypotatopress.com

Anne Neukamp / gurgur Editions @ Motto Berlin. 13.12.2019

Posted in Artist Book on December 4th, 2019
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Anne Neukamp Book Launch at Motto Berlin. December 13, 6-9pm

This monograph presents the first comprehensive survey of Anne Neukamp’s work. It embraces a vast
selection of the artist’s works from the past seven years alongside texts by Kassandra Nakas, Reinhard
Spieler and Johanna da Rocha Abreu, thereby offering the reader an immersive insight into the world of
Neukamp’s painting.

‘A stage is being set for us. Forms are blocked and angled into space, complete with consideration of the
need to bridge a distance and to draw the viewer in. As we approach the canvas, the beautiful execution,
the smooth surfaces painted by hand, the neutral yet lush bottom layer almost lulls us into complacency.
But then come the black and white strokes, like slashes, laid over or intersecting the crisp outlines of—
well, what is it? A face or a bifurcated B? It doesn’t matter. Assertions held about the symbols and image
being to shift. The flatness falls away and you find yourself eye-to-eye with the openings and gaps in the
canvas like tunnels, and you finally have to let go of any lingering inertia. The figurative associations, the
meaning both historical and implies, don’t ask for definition, they ask you to completely recondition the
means by which you seek definition.’ —Johanna da Rocha Abreu

Damián Navarro, Olaf Nicolai, Stéphanie Serra @ Motto Berlin. 23.11.2019

Posted in art, events on November 20th, 2019
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Putting together. About Libraries, Books, Images, Words.

Damiàn Navarro, Olaf Nicolai, Stéphanie Serra

Saturday November 23, from 7pm at Motto Berlin.

Join us for a discussion around the practice of assembling, which will lead to the question of researched and found material and its montage possibilities. We will look at Damián Navarro’s rotorelief stickers and collecting process, and Olaf Nicolai’s editing practice in the 3 volumes of Conversation Pieces that link the library of the Roman gallerist Maria Colao to the art historian Mario Praz through his house (Walther König) and Stéphanie Serra’s written project on libraries, Through the Words of Others (fink).

Screening: Conversation Piece, Luchino Visconti, 1974 (subtitles in English)
Damián Navarro is an artist who works in Lausanne (Switzerland). He plays with collected object-documents to dig into realities, and repeatedly attempts to reshape the topics he addresses.

Olaf Nicolai is a German conceptual artist who works in Berlin. His work includes a major interest in books, literature and editing as well as its possible special forms.

Stéphanie Serra is a Swiss writer and researcher working on French films made by writers between 1950 and 1975.

In addition to the talk, an intervention in the Motto bookstore showcases will turn around the on-going looping.store website project developed by Pablo Perez and Damián Navarro and aims to share part of his stickers collection.

Recent publications as well as the fink twice series from edition fink will be on display
http://www.editionfink.ch/

Book launch: ‘CONQUERING THE PRESENT IN THE LONG SIXTIES: The curatorial birth of contemporary art’ at Motto Berlin. 28 September 2019

Posted in art, books, events on September 20th, 2019
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Saturday, September 28th

5-7 PM. Talk at 5.30.

Motto Berlin Skalitzer Str. 68, 10997 Berlin, Germany

Kristian Handberg’s Conquering the present in the Long Sixties is an art historical essay. The book presents a new understanding of the art work in the 1960s and how a predominant interest in the present even brought a Soviet Cosmonaut to the Venice Biennale in 1968.

Talk with Terry Smith, author of Art to Come. Histories of Contemporary Art (2019).

Kristian Handberg., (b. 1980) Art historian, Ph.D., postdoc at the University of Copenhagen. Handberg has researched in the importance of exhibitions and their international circulation in the postwar era at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

Terry Smith, Professor in Art History, University of Pittsburgh. A leading historian and theoretician on the history of contemporary art, Smith has just published the book Art to Come. Histories of Contemporary Art (Duke University Press, 2019), which will be available at the launch. Smith will be in conversation with the author on the notion of contemporary art and the exhibition as a way of staging the present.

Adam Fearon. Alpina Huus @ Motto Berlin – 10.08.2018

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Adam Fearon. Alpina Huus x Motto

10 August, 6-10pm
8pm sharp: Performance by Jessica Gadani

 

In August 2018, four artists are challenged to think the outdoor exhibition space and the historical window displays located in the courtyard of a bookstore in Berlin. Over the course of a project exploring the performative potential of their visual and sculptural practices, you are invited to a weekly gathering, during which one of the artists will unveil their contribution. Each new project will be visible throughout the week following the opening.

Adam Fearon was born in Dublin where he studied Fine Art at National College of Art and Design before going on to study at Frankfurt’s Städelschule. He has exhibited widely, including recently at Harbinger, Reykjavik; Frankfurter Kunstverein; Kunsthal ved Siden Af, Svendborg; BQ, Berlin; Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin and the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt. In 2019 he will have a solo exhibition at the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny. He lives and works in Berlin.
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Alpina Huus x Motto
10 August—7 September 2018

Adam Fearon, 10 August, 6-10pm
Claude Eigan, 17 August, 6-10pm
Tarik Hayward, 24 August, 6-10pm
Nastasia Meyrat, 31 August, 6-10pm

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mean (analog + digital). Yoshinori Henguchi. Edition Nord

Posted in books, Japan, Motto Berlin store, photography on December 19th, 2017
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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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Composition No.1-10 and the derivatives, 2001-2016. Buku Akiyama. Rondade.

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, editions, Japan, Motto Berlin store, photography on December 5th, 2017
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Installations and arrangements by Buku Akiyama.
Photographs by Buku Akiyama, Kiyotoshi Takashima, Masahito Yamamoto.
English translation by Yuki Okumura with Linda Dennis.

Texts by Koichi Munakata, Koki Tanaka, Lei Yamabe, Tami Yanagisawa, Tohru Horiguchi.

Design by Shin Akiyama /edition.nord.
Edited printed and bound by Buku Akiyama.

“Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989 – 2017” extended version of 6 / second edition of 100.

 

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Brian Kennon at Motto. 06.06 – 31.07.2017

Posted in exhibitions, Motto Berlin store on July 6th, 2017
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