In collaboration with Motto Distribution, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart presents an extensive selection of artist books and magazines, which functions as exhibition, temporary book store and archive. The selection offers a prismatic view of contemporary independent publishing, from DIY zines to publications from renowned institutions.
Motto was founded in Switzerland in 2007 by Alexis Zavialoff as a specialized distribution for magazines and fanzines about art and design. An expanding network of publishers and self-published projects have been continuously added and make up meanwhile the focus of Motto’s program. Motto’s various systems of distribution since 2007, including presentations and temporary bookshops in Moscow, Vilnius, Amsterdam, Vancouver, Tokyo and other cities, reflect the flexible and inspired nature of self-publishing. In 2008, Motto opened its first stationary bookshop in Berlin-Kreuzberg. In addition to showcasing its many titles, the shop functions as a space for book and magazine presentations, special events dedicated to discussions around publishing and art, graphic design, photography, typography and related matters. In 2009, Motto organized a one-day fair for self-published printed matter “Unter dem Motto,” which will be continued in September 2010.
Thursday, March 25 2010, 7pm