Unter dem Motto 2010

03 - 05 Sep 2010

Unter dem Motto 2010

The Unter dem Motto art book fair is going into its second round.
The annual fair hosted by Motto Berlin and Chert Gallery will take place at their locations in Berlin Kreuzberg, from the 3rd to the 5th of September 2010. More than 70 publishers from about 17 countries will present their works and show an eclectic overview of contemporary art publishing, ranging from home-printed zines to publications by established institutions. Unter dem Motto provides a professional look into the newest developments of the international artistic publishing scene.

New this year is not only the extension of the fair to a full weekend, but also the participation of a selection of art galleries and exhibition spaces engaged in publishing, and a program of events organized in collaboration with College Corner, Zurich.
The catalogue for this year fair is a set of about 20 postcards exclusively designed by renowned graphic designers, publishers and artists.

Attending publishers:

032c, Berlin, DE

100%, New York, USA

Atlas Projectos, Lisbon, PT

Bedford Press, London, UK

Bernhard Cella, Vienna, AU

BöhmKobayashi, Düsseldorf, DE

Cneai=, Chatou, FR

der:die:das, Zürich, CH

Dynasty Zine, Athens, GR

edition fink, Zürich, CH

Ein Magazine über Orte, Berlin, DE

Faund, Lausanne, CH

Fillip, Vancouver, CA

For Further Information, London, UK

Für Immer, Zürich, DE

Fukt, Berlin, DE

FW:, Rotterdam / Amsterdam, NL

Himaa, Tokyo, JP

innen, BudapestHU

J&L Books, New York, USA

Kodoji Press, Baden, CH

Larry’s, Berlin, DE / Vancouver, CA

Le Edizioni Della China, Berlin, DE

Lubok Verlag, Leipzig, DE
mono.kultur, Berlin, DE

Nieves, Zürich, CH

Occasional Papers, London, UK

Peperoni Books, Berlin, DE

Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL

Rollo Press, Zürich, CH

Serps Press, Melbourne, AUS

Starship, Berlin, DE

Super Labo, Tokyo, JP

True True True, Amsterdam, NL

Werkplaats Typografie, Werkplaats, NL

Westphalie, Vienna, AU / Berlin, DE

Wilde Horses, Buenos Aires, ARG

Zulu, Los Angeles, USA

Galleries and exhibition spaces:

Artspeak, Vancouver, CA

BQ, Berlin / Cologne, DE

Daniel Buchholz, Berlin / Cologne, DE

Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin, DE

Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow, UK

De Appel, Amsterdam, NL

Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK

FormContent, London, UK

Kominek, Berlin, DE

Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam, NL

Massimo De Carlo, Milan, IT

Montgomery, Berlin, DE

Neu, Berlin, DE

Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, IT

Or Gallery, Vancouver, CA

Esther Schipper, DE

Witte de With, Rotterdam, NL

Collective booths - special display of publications by:

38th Street Publishers, New York, USA

4478 Zine, Natal, BR

Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, DE

Dent de Leone, London, UK

Agma, Vienna, AU

Casco Office For Art, Design And Theory, Utrecht, NL

Criticism, Paris, FR

e-flux Journal, New York, USA / Berlin, DE

Éditions B42, Paris, FR

Four Corner Books, London, UK

Hiraku Suzuki, Tokyo, JP

The Institute of Social Hypocrisy, Paris, FR

Kaugummi, Rennes, FR

Morava Books, Poznan, PL

Mousse Publishing, Milan, IT

Noritake, Tokyo, JP

Paraguay Press, Paris, FR


Specter Press, Seoul, Korea

Special projects:

Abäke, London, UK

Asterisk, Tallinn, EE

Ooga Booga, Los Angeles, USA

Occasional Papers, London, UK

Hanne Lippard&Elisabeth Klement NOR/EE

Sam de Groot & Paul Haworth, NL/UK

Motto selection:

In addition, a selection of titles and publishers operated by Motto will be on display during the fair opening time.

On the occasion of the event, a postcard set will be produced, with contributions from:

Asher Penn, Bardhi Haliti, Bart de Baets, Erik Van Der Weijde, Florian Ludwig, Frank Koolen, Harsh Patel & Stefan Marx, Josh Smith, Julia Born & Laurenz Brunner, Julien Carreyn, Karl Holmqvist, Mark Manders, Maxwell Simmer, Olaf Nicolai, Renato Zülli, Sam de Groot & Paul Haworth, Sulki & Min Choi, Trinn Tamm, Zack Sternwalker


Friday 3 September

16 / 17 / 18 / 19 hrs

Åbäke: A Restricted View of Fox and His Friends, 2010

In a discussion about graphic design practices with critic Benjamin Thorel we deplored that graphic design sometimes seemed obsessed with frivolous preoccupations of style over content. We joked: “it’s like watching Fassbinder’s Fox and His Friends but just through the sequences happening in the printing/binding factory scenes”. A little later we thought exciting to actually recut the movie and were surprised to see that the story still held. Rainer, what a star.

16.30 / 17.30 / 18.30 hrs

Hanne Lippard:

Beige, 2010

This film is about a colour, and the impact it can have on its surroundings. It is about the paler shade of pale and its variety of monotony

Reflection, 2010

A reflection can not be made until some time has passed. In this reflection you can see yourself. This reflection requires that you take one step back. Two is one too much— there is only one of you. Throw a stone in the water, and it disappears. Throw a stone at the mirror, and it breaks

18-19 hrs

Jody Barton: Black Masters. book launch and signing, Nieves booth

19 hrs: Opening party @ Miss Read, KW, Institute For Contemporary Art, with Basso and friends.

Saturday 4 September

13 / 15 / 17 hrs, open mic at 20 hrs

Eva Weinmayr with Occasional Papers — (pause) 21 scenes concerning the silence of Art in Ruins

At regular intervals throughout the afternoon on Saturday 4 September, friends and passers-by will read passages from Eva Weinmayr’s play (pause), recently published by Occasional Papers. The collective reading – in the Chino room at Motto, and broadcast live in the courtyard between Motto and Chert – forms part of a series of interventions by Weinmayr around the (temporary?) disappearance of the English art collective Art in Ruins. To date, the series includes the film ”I Wonder What the Silence Was About” (concurrently presented at ‘MISSREAD’, KW Institute for Contemporary Art) and the publication Art in Ruins and Unknown Stranger (also published by Occasional Papers).

14 / 16 / 19 hrs

Elisabeth Klement and Hanne Lippard: “Scenery”

18 hrs

Åbäke: A Restricted View of Fox and His Friends, 2010

20.30 hrs

Civic City Cahiers 1:

Margit Mayer: Social Movements in the (Post-)Neoliberal City
Talk with Jesko Fezer, Matthias Görlich and Zak Kyes

The Civic City Cahiers series intends to provide material for a critical discussion about the role of design for a new social city. It publishes short monographic texts by authors who specialize in urban and design theory and practice.

Series Editors: Design2context, Jesko Fezer, Matthias Görlich
Publisher: Bedford Press, London 2010

21 hrs

Paul Haworth & Sam de Groot: The Last of the Great Romantics

22 hrs

Christian Naujoks (live)

Sunday 5 September
16 hrs

mono.klub #27: Design Talk

Bureau Mario Lombardo

NODE Berlin Oslo

The Design Talk will highlight different approaches to editorial design, featuring a short presentation of mono.kultur’s practice of flexible art direction by inviting different designers to guest-produce individual issues, and introductions to and by previous contributors Mario Lombardo (former art director for Spex, Liebling) and NODE Berlin Oslo (former art directors for 032c, Monopol).

15 / 17 hrs

Elisabeth Klement and Hanne Lippard: “Scenery”

14 / 18 hrs

Åbäke: A Restricted View of Fox and His Friends, 2010

In the context of Unter Dem Motto, Occasional Papers and Pro qm present:

The Body Event: Language is a Flawed Medium

David Toop and John Latham

September 3 - 18, 2010

September 5, 8pm: “John Latham Films 1960 - 1971′′, film presentation with an introduction by Antony Hudek

Pro qm, Almstadtstr. 48-50, 10119 Berlin

Unter Dem Motto 2010 takes place in conjunction with MISS READ 2010, 3-5 Sept. @ KW, Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststr. 69, Berlin-Mitte.

Tags: Julien Carreyn, Karl Holmqvist, John Latham, Hanne Lippard, Mark Manders, Stefan Marx, Olaf Nicolai, Paraguay, Asher Penn, Rainer Fetting, Josh Smith, Erik Van Der Weijde, D Zine