Topology in Bed . Chi Tsai Ni. Nos:books

Posted in art, Artist Book, photography, sculpture on August 27th, 2015
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This is a collection of the temporary sculptures by Chi Tsai Ni. Ni re-arranges and sets them again according to his memory, when our photographer shoots them. Ni’s daughter edits the book, accompanied by Ni’s preliminary sketches.

Chi Tsai ni’s original works were gone. They only exist in the memory of his family members. As his daughter recalls, around 1989-1999, when returning home from school, she would find those sculptures lying in her parents’ bedroom. They came in weird shapes, and the shapes never repeated.

Ni’s wife does not participate in any discussion.

When re-making the sculpture series, Ni recalls the younger days when traveling with his friends, they lodged, by mistake, in a love motel. There on the bed was a pile of blanket-mountain giving a hint of sex. Ni’s own sculptures showed much the same sexy fantasies. They acted as a sign or investigation to his wife, while Ni’s daughter was still little.

During the shooting, as Ni folds the blankets, in his mind he always had a perfect projection of the outcome, giving rise to the impossible forms of such ordinary objects. The photographer and our team are absorbed in the blankets like we are getting psychedelic, haunted by the desire that the blankets generate.

Artist: Chi Tsai Ni – Photographer: Etang Chen – Editor: Son Ni

First published 2015 – Limited 500 copies, numbered – published by nos:books, Taipei, Taiwan

€25.00

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FOLDER ATTACKS ISSUE ONE_BUDDHA JUMPS. nos:books

Posted in art, Artist Book, books on August 19th, 2015
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Ting Cheng, Ling Yu Tai, Hai Hsin Huang, Po Tsung Cheng, Son Ni

34 pages
Folder size : 22cm × 30.3cm
Paper size : 20cm × 28.8cm
b/w laser on tracing paper, riso color on paper, Binding with file clips.
Limited 300 copies, numbered.

There is a dog. When he sees his tail, he spins around chasing it. He sees with the eyes, and has forgot to smell to know the world.But then someone brings him something, to his nose. He realizes his sense of smell again, and stops chasing his tail.

If we realize our instinct, we can fly.

(Part of the current exhibition at Motto Berlin)

€33.80

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The Calabash Show. Nos:books. Shen Shen Books. Waterfall. Motto Berlin

Posted in exhibitions, Motto Berlin event, Motto Berlin store on August 4th, 2015
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Two independent publishers from Taiwan, Shen Shen Books and nos:books, have arrived in Berlin to showcase their exceptional works and publications at “The Calabash Show”, to take place at Motto Berlin from July 31 to August 30.

At The Calabash Show, the two publishers come to Berlin together with several of their artists. The show takes inspiration from an ancient mythical story about people entering the calabash for one day for spiritual practice. They left the calabash after many ordeals, without achieving immortality. When returned to the real world, one year had passed. At Motto Berlin,  the two mortal publishers and their artists present their latest works and publications, and share their thoughts behind the many ordeals of art and publishing.

Participating artists include Chihoi, Eva Lin, Ling Yu Tai, Pei Yu Shen, Son Ni and Ting Cheng.

The show is supported by the National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan, and The Arts Development Fund of the Home Affairs Bureau, the Government of Hong Kong SAR.

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Nothing about dinosaur. Feng b. Nos:books

Posted in art, Artist Book, drawing on August 3rd, 2015
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Specifications
26cm × 37 cm, poster size 52 cm × 37 cm,
28p + 7 hidden pictures covered by silver print,
black and silver offset, unbound
Limited 350 copies,
Taipei, Taiwan, 2013 Jun.
€19.00

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Pink Freud. nos:books

Posted in art, Artist Book, drawing, editions on August 1st, 2015
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Pink Freud is a collection of drawings by Hong Kongese artist Chihoi.
Each drawing can be ripped off the all bloc.

Published by nos:books

Edition of 500

€26.50

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THE CALABASH SHOW. Opening July 31, 6-9pm @Motto Berlin

Posted in events, exhibitions on July 29th, 2015
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Two independent publishers from Taiwan, Shen Shen Books and nos:books, have arrived in Berlin to showcase their exceptional works and publications at “The Calabash Show”, to take place at Motto Berlin from July 31 to August 30.

At The Calabash Show, the two publishers come to Berlin together with several of their artists. The show takes inspiration from an ancient mythical story about people entering the calabash for one day for spiritual practice. They left the calabash after many ordeals, without achieving immortality. When returned to the real world, one year had passed. At Motto Berlin,  the two mortal publishers and their artists present their latest works and publications, and share their thoughts behind the many ordeals of art and publishing.

Participating artists include Chihoi, Eva Lin, Ling Yu Tai, Pei Yu Shen, Son Ni and Ting Cheng. Come and meet them in person at the opening on July 31 at 6pm-9pm at Motto Berlin. The show is supported by the National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan, and The Arts Development Fund of the Home Affairs Bureau, the Government of Hong Kong SAR.

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THE CALABASH SHOW

Live DJ: Dan Raw 

Drink: Motto Bar

 

Publishers from Taiwan: Shen Shen Booksnos:booksWaterfall