Berlin – Paris 2012:
Chert & Motto at CNEAI
5 – 14 July 2012

With Kasia Fudakowski, Carla Scott Fullerton, Jérémie Gindre

Maison Flottante
Île des impressionnistes, 78400 Chatou

Chert and Motto Berlin are pleased to present the exhibition “Tintenfisch” for their joint participation in the Berlin-Paris 2012 programme. Guested by CNEAI =, the Berliner bookshop and gallery are focusing on the production of limited editions and artists’ publications; an endeavour at the core of Motto Bookstore’s programme, as well as an important side for the production of Chert gallery, which has been developing a series of editions and artists’s books.

The title reflects on the main medium used – ink – and the location in Paris: the CNEAI’s residency boat on the river, where the connection with fish soon becomes clear.

Three artists will propose new editions produced for the occasion:
Kasia Fudakowski’s covert and compromising photographs of an illicit affair between two objects, are collected together in an edition of anonymous blackmail-brown envelopes, together with other incriminating evidence.
Carla Scott Fullerton proposes a new edition of 15 exemplars of an etching iron plate; a technique widely developed and followed by the artist in recent years, which has become the base production for many of her drawings and collages.
Jérémie Gindre’s presentation comprises of a comic book adaption of three artworks, in French and English, which will be accompained by a special display of drawings.

These three projects will be the focus and starting point of a wider presentation operated by Motto, comprising of books, journals and limited edition printed matters by other artists and editors, which will also be on display on the CNEAI = boat, during the exhibition.

Chert gallery has been producing the following titles and limited editions, alongside their exhibitions:
“A.A.A.A. An Argument Against Articulation”, Lucy Coggle artist’s book, published in April 2012. (Risograph, limited edition 200 exemplars).
“Petrit Halilaj”, monographic catalogue, published in collaboration with Kunstraum Innsbruck in November 2011. (Offset print, 700 exemplars).
“Vanessa Safavi – Blind Traveller”, published in collaboration with Kunsthaus Glarus in September 2011. (Offset print, 500 exemplars).
“Petrit Halilaj – Kostërrc (CH)”, brochure for the Kostërrc project, published in collaboration with Bonner Kunstverein in June 2011. (Newspaper brochure, 1000 exemplars)
“Hannah James – Q&A”, published in collaboration with Rhubaba, Edinburgh in February 2011. (Newspaper brochure, 400 exemplars)
“Heike Kabisch, works 2005-2010”, published in October 2010. (Offset print, 500 exemplars).
“Drinnen & Draussen”, exhibition catalogue published in collaboration with Motto Berlin in July 2010. (Risograph, limited edition 200 exemplars).
“Carla Scott Fullerton” monographic catalogue published in April 2010. (Print on demand, limited edition 200 exemplars).

Motto runs bookshops and a distribution network collaborating with artists and publishers worldwide. The bookshop also collaborates with libraries and institutions, and regularly function as a space for book and magazine presentations, as well as hosting special evenings dedicated to discussions around publishing, focusing on art, graphic design, photography, typography and other related matters.

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