Llano Community Bookstore

Llano Del Rio

Llano Community Bookstore
CalArts Library and IKO IKO Space
Two-part temporary bookstore
April 5 — April 20, 2012
Organized by Textfield, Inc.

PART I
CalArts Library: Microfilm Room
24700 McBean Pkwy.
Valencia, CA 91355
Thursday, April 5, 1-6pm

PART II
IKO IKO Space
931 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Friday, April 6 — Friday, April 20, 12-7pm (Closed Mondays)

Llano Community Bookstore is a two-part temporary bookstore, hosted for one day (Thursday, April 5, 1-6pm) at the CalArts Library, and for fifteen days (Friday, April 6 to Friday, April 20) at IKO IKO in Los Angeles.

CalArts graduate students have selected titles from the Textfield Distribution Catalog, to be included in both parts, and will install/deinstall and work as Shopkeepers during PART I of the temporary bookstore, located in the CalArts Library Microfilm Room. PART II of the temporary bookstore will be hosted by IKO IKO in Los Angeles, and includes furniture, used for both parts, designed by WAKA WAKA.

The (fictional) bookstore is based upon, and takes its name from, Llano Del Rio, which was organized under the Llano Del Rio Company and was a corporate-run socialist Utopian society initiated by Job Harriman, following his narrow defeat in a runoff election for the mayorship of Los Angeles. Harriman believed that the success of socialism depended not only on politics, but also on the realization of socialist principles. Harriman did not attempt to reform all of society, but rather, he believed that by creating a functioning socialist community within the larger society of capitalism, the larger society would gradually convert to socialism.

No More Reality

Phil Chang
Arthur Ou
Eduardo Sarabia
Anna Sew Hoy

Temporary bookshop and exhibition
July 21 — August 25, 2011
Reception: Thursday, July 21, 6-8pm
Organized by Textfield, Inc.

Creatures of Comfort
205 Mulberry St.
New York, NY 10012
www.creaturesofcomfort.us
Creatures of Comfort New York is pleased to present No More Reality, a temporary bookshop and exhibition organized by Textfield, Inc. The bookshop and exhibition will take place in Creatures of Comfort’s adjacent project space at 205 Mulberry St.

In conjunction with the bookshop, which will feature current and archived titles from Textfield Distribution, there will be an exhibition of work by artists that Jonathan Maghen has collaborated with through Textfield to realize various publishing projects. The exhibition will feature the works of Phil Chang, Arthur Ou, Eduardo Sarabia, and Anna Sew Hoy.

The bookshop and exhibition title have been appropriated from the Philippe Parreno work, No More Reality (the demonstration), 1991, which is a four-minute video of children demonstrating, and chanting the slogan and title (“No More Reality”).

New York Times Tmagazine.

Art in Ruins and Unknown Stranger, London 1994, an unpublished project for Frieze

Eva Weinmayr, Art in Ruins and Unknown Stranger, London 1994, an unpublished project for Frieze

Eva Weinmayr, Art in Ruins and Unknown Stranger, London 1994, an unpublished project for Frieze
Softcover, 16 pp., mimeograph/laser 1/1, 210 x 297 mm
Edition of 300
ISBN 978-0-9562605-2-9
Published by Occasional Papers and FormContent

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This booklet is published as part of I Wonder What The Silence is About, a body of work, speculating on the (temporary?) disappearance of Art In Ruins. This English collaborative art practice was formed in 1984 and created a radical stance towards the art world, based on critical post-modern thinking. They have been for a short period omnipresent in the London/Berlin art scene before they fell silent in 2001. I contacted Art In Ruins and asked for permission to reprint one of their publications as part of my project. This they rejected but suggested to publish this interview instead, which was initially written for Frieze Magazine in 1994. It has not been printed until today.

—Eva Weinmayr

The Mock 2

The Mock 2

The Mock 2, Anecdotes as New Theory
Softcover, 40 pp., offset 1/1, 135 x 210 mm
Edition of 500
Published by FormContent

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The Mock and other superstition is a quarterly fanzine exploring the relation between artists writing and writing-as-art through a frontal confrontation of writers, curators and visual artists with the written word.

Basing each issue on a loose thematic title, The Mock creates a fluid space to research and experiment with writing as a parallel and yet autonomous art practice.

The Mock 1

The Mock 1

The Mock 1, The Blackletter
Softcover, 32 pp., offset 1/1, 135 x 210 mm
Edition of 500
Published by FormContent

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The Mock and other superstition is a quarterly fanzine exploring the relation between artists writing and writing-as-art through a frontal confrontation of writers, curators and visual artists with the written word.

Basing each issue on a loose thematic title, The Mock creates a fluid space to research and experiment with writing as a parallel and yet autonomous art practice.

Unter dem Motto

Unter dem Motto

Unter dem Motto. One Day Self Publishing Fair
Motto is proud to invite you to the event “Unter dem Motto — One Day Self Publishing Fair”, organized in occasion of a weekend dedicated to art publications in Berlin. On Saturday, September 5th, 60 publishers coming from 18 countries, selected by Nieves, Rollo Press and Motto, will fill the spaces of Motto bookshop and Chert gallery with their productions. This one-day event presents an eclectic mix offering a careful overview on the importance and constant growth of autonomous publishing nowadays, from home-printed zines to publications by renowned institutions. 40+ booths will give the oportunity to the audience to meet the publishers and browse titles in a friendly athmosphere.

“Unter dem Motto” is organized in parallel of the presentation of the newly acquired exhibition “KIOSK – Modes of multiplication” on Thursday, September the 3rd, at Staatliche Kunstbibliothek Berlin and the Art Books fair: “Miss Read”, organized by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, from September 4th to 6th.

Unter dem Motto
Saturday, September 5th
12.00 am — 12.00 pm

Motto/Chert
Skalitzer Str. 68
10997 Berlin
U1 Schlesisches Tor
Tel: +49 30 75442119

Rehearsing Realities

Rehearsing Realities

FormContent, Rehearsing Realities
Loose documents, ephemera, digital 1/1, 297 x 420 mm
Edition of 250
ISBN 978-0-9559029-1-8
Published by FormContent

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Rehearsing Realities, an exhibition on paper began with a proposal to a group of international artists and curators, inviting them to imagine a fictional exhibition at FormContent. Often being confronted by theoretical and cultural evenness, FormContent was particularly intrigued by the idea of an accumulation of imaginary gestures, of alternative histories and creative personal mythologies. An exercise in rehearsing curatorial realities has taken place through the different responses sent to FormContent. Tailored to a specific format, these proposals present imagined exhibitions, which comprise traces, fragments, and beginnings of stories.

The question of whether they are real or fictional is not important, what matters is that they translate minds onto paper. Conducting and publishing this project allows FormContent to ponder its own identity and, at the same time, explore new curatorial boundaries by expanding the project beyond the walls of its physical space. This publication employs FormContent’s usual mode of communication, a format somewhere between a press release, a poster, a document and an invitation; a black laser print on recycled A3 sized paper.