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/

Pierrette Bloch. (Retrospective monograph). JRP-Ringier. Musée Jenisch

Posted in art, drawing on February 19th, 2014
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Born in 1928, Swiss artist Pierrette Bloch has been active in the field of postwar abstraction and contemporary drawing since the 1950s. A student of Henri Goetz and André Lhote, she developed a corpus of drawings, collages, and three-dimensional pieces whose key principles are an economy of means (ink, paper, mesh, and horsehair), the use of primary forms (dots, curls, and lines) and seriality, and the reduction to black and white.

For this first complete monograph dedicated to Pierrette Bloch’s practice from the 1950s to the 1980s, the editor of the book and Musée Jenisch diretor Julie Enckell Julliard has invited contributions from an international panel of authors and art critics including Catherine de Zegher, Pamela M. Lee, and Philippe Piguet. Their essays address the different components of the artist’s work, from a very attentive approach to her drawing practice to a reflection on her position within art history. A complete biographical essay by Laurence Schmidlin concludes the book.

Edited by Julie Enckell Julliard. Author(s): Julie Enckell Julliard, Pamela M. Lee, Nicolas Muller, Philippe Piguet, Laurence Schmidlin, Catherine de Zegher

English / French
November 2013
ISBN: 978-3-03764-329-7
Hardcover, 280 x 270 mm
180 pages
Images 80 color / 36 b/w

Published with Musée Jenisch, Vevey (Switzerland).

60€
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