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From May 15-July 22, 2010, Artspeak (Vancouver, Canada) became Motto Storefront. Organized by Fillip (Vancouver, Canada) and Motto Distribution (Berlin, Germany), the gallery became a temporary space for the sale, presentation, and discussion of contemporary art publishing.
Participants included Alexis Zavialoff (Motto, Germany); Stuart Bailey (Dexter Sinister, New York); Rob Giampietro (Project Projects, New York); Matthew Stadler and Patricia No (Publication Studio, Portland); Wendy Yao (Ooga Booga, Los Angeles); Andjeas Ejiksson (Geist, Sweden); Primary Information (New York); and Abi Huynh and Ross Milne (Working Format, Vancouver); Oscar Tuazon (Castillo/Corrales, Paris); Metahaven (Netherlands), Nieves (Switzerland).
Stand Up Comedy presented "Forms of stand up comedy," a video reel of lectures, presentations, and conversations conducted by other people. The topics relate to books, and are interpreted by reading, reproduction, and performance. The selections discuss artifact and style as refractive and unreliable measures, and the method of talking about people by talking about things. The companion printed piece is by Sara Greenberger Rafferty. Stand Up Comedy asked the artist to transcribe from memory her lecture "Stand Up Comedy for Art Making," originally presented February 12, 2009 at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR).
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