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Month: November, 2016

Deichtorhallen – Buchhandlung im Haus der Photographie


Hamburg, publication now available at
Buchhandlung im Haus der Photographie
Deichtorstraße 1−2
D–20095 Hamburg
Di − So, 11 − 18 Uhr
Erster Donnerstag im Monat bis 21 Uhr
Montags geschlossen

The End Of Now Just Passed

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Tim Kerr x Rich Jacobs x Sergej Vutuc

Eröffnung: Donnerstag, 24. November 2016 | ab 19:00
Öffnungszeiten: Freitag, 25. November | ab 16:00
Samstag, 26. November | ab 16:00

Tim Kerr, Sergej Vutuc und Rich Jacobs haben ihren Wurzeln im Post-Punk und Skateboarding und orientierten sich in frühen Jahren zur Kunst. Die Galerie 21 im Vorwerkstift zeigt in einer Gemeinschaftsausstellung die aktuellen Arbeiten der Künstler.

Tim Kerr wurde 1956 geboren und gehört zu den umtriebigen Figuren der DIY-Bewegung von Austin. Er spielte in Bands wie den Big Boys, Jack Ò´Fire, Bad Mutha Goose, Poison 13, Lord High Fixers und Monkey Wrench und war beteiligt an Aufnahmen und Produktionen für Labels wie Touch & Go, In the Red, Sub Pop und Kill Rock Stars. Bevor seine musikalische Laufbahn begann beschäfitge er sich mit Malerei und Fotografie während seines Studiums. Ein weiterer Bestandteil seines Alltags war schon früh Surfen und Skateboarding. Seine Kunst bewegt sich irgendwo zwischen Street- und Pop-Art. Auf seinen Bildern finden sich Portraits mit Zitaten von Woody Guthrie, Curtis Mayfield, Nina Simone, Gil Scott-Heroen, Thelonious Monk, Angela Davis, Archie Bell und Sun Ra. Während dieser Ausstellung ist er mit der Band The Monkeywrench in Australien unterwegs

Die Malerei und Zeichnungen von dem 1972 geborene und in Oakland lebenden Rich Jacobs orientieren sich an abstrakten Formen und Figürlichem. Rich Jacobs gestaltet sämtliche Gegenstände und Materialen, die er in die Hände kriegt: Skateboard Decks, Plattencover, Schuhe, Taschen, Zines, Kleidung, Wände, Bücher und Bowls.

Sergej Vutuc, geb. 1979 in Zagreb, in Heilbronn aufgewachsen und nun in Berlin, war schon in frühen Jahren dem Post-Punk, Skateboarding und der Kunst verbunden. In der Fotografie entwickelte er seinen eigenen Stil in einem speziellen und einzigartigen Entwicklungsverfahren. Nachdem er 2016 im Marokko, USA, Kanada, Basel und vielen weiteren Orten ausstellte wird er nun seine aktuellen Fotografien in Hamburg zeigen.


Danke: Cleptomanicx, X-Mist, Subvert Store, Fidel Bastro, Premium-Cola, Wild Wax, Audiolith, Community

ISSUE FOUR (transformation, mbu street zine)



MBU STREET ZINE Issue Four, 2016

including artists Sergej Vutuc, Fabiano Rodrigues, Raphael Zarka 

edited by Sergej Vutuc

In his new publication, MBU STREET ZINE (Issue Four), Sergej Vutuc explores the materiality of the book itself and activates the reader to intervene in the original setting. The unopened, but bound and tacked pages hide additional images on their backside, one can simply rip the sheets to look behind them—and also put them together again in an own order. In doing so, a key moment of Sergej Vutuc’s artistic method is transferred to the reader: working with the photographic material, ripping, kinking, destroying, and discovering what happened to the images during this process.

The book brings together the work of three artists, besides Vutuc’s work there are the self-portraits by Fabiano Rodrigues and images of the installations by Raphael Zarka. They all have in common that they combine their strong connection to art and photography with the skateboard culture.

For the book, Vutuc took their outcomes and composed a choreography of street scenes, repeated again and again in different extracts and angles, underpinned with abstract architectural shapes and images of objects that are connected to both—architecture and skateboarding.

The flow of rough black-and-white images—resulting from Vutuc’s practice of recopying the material—are hold together by the appearance of a human body, which returns as a recurring motif, interacting and sometimes even conglomerating with the architectural shapes and the public space.

MBU STREET ZINE, Berlin-Neukölln, August 28th, 2016. 

view the billboard installation 

Formal details:

risograph printed carton cover

11 DIN A3 offset sheets folted into A4 pages

unopened binding, tacked on one side

edition: 200

coming with a color postcard from the billboard MBU

Price: 25,00  – online order

Since 2010 Rodrigues has explored in his photographic work the position of his own body in relation to the architecture and landscape of urban centers. A former professional skateboarder and self-taught photographer, the artist portrays himself in movement, capturing the climax of maneuvers within previously planned compositions, using a remote control to shoot the camera. His performative accuracy goes sometimes in harmony, sometimes in disarray, with architectural forms, resulting in great and geometric images, drawn by a magnificent play of light and shadows. Rodrigues prioritizes symbolic and modernist constructions, such as the those designed by Oscar Niemeyer, having also photographed inside Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo Biennial Foundation; Tomie Othake Museum, in São Paulo; Museum of Contemporary Art in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro; Brasília National Museum, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), in Argentina; Universidade Central de Venezuela (UCV, UNESCO World Heritage Center); Zamek Cultural Center, in Poland; Marrakech Museum in Morocco; FAU USP; Casa de Vidro Lina Bobardi and São Pedro Theatre, in Porto Alegre. The artist photographs mainly in black and white, making single prints.

Raphaël Zarka is one of a new generation of artists for whom existing cultural forms constitute the raw material for their work. The point of departure for his art, which encompasses photography, video and the written essay, is fundamentally sculptural in the expanded field of a twenty-first century artist. For many years a skateboarder and the author of several books on its history, Zarka’s idea of skateboarding, as a kind of re-writing of spaces destined for a particular use, rhymes with his approach to his artistic practice. Similar to the abandoned structures built for past moments of aspiration and endeavor, and the recurrence of forms put to new uses, Zarka’s reflections on skateboarding signal ecology of art making of critical and contemporary relevance. For him it’s not a question of an absolute reality but rather, what it is, has been or might be depending on the position from which you view it.
Extract from Raphael Zarka Geometry Improved, a text by Suzanne Cotterël%20Zarka

The work of Sergej Vutuc is about observing the development of the modern society; a privatization of the public space and conquering the nature with concrete, on one side, and the natural human urge to expand one’s consciousness, to be in between, to exist playfully and live through imagination, on the other side. Skateboard culture is just one of many contemporary social subcultures whose philosophy is based on the aspiration for playfulness and urge to use the open space in the context of freedom of expression. Sergej researches this phenomenon and participates in it through his position of the modern nomad, whose radius of movement includes specific places such as Fukushima, Detroit, Israel and Palestine, strong symbols of on going human mistakes and wrong directions in social and economic development. Through his work, he grasps a surreal feeling of a new or parallel existence, and, even though it can sound utopian, moments of the shift of perception in the human and the society in general.
Dunja Jankovic, Skver

Le Bal Books, Paris


PARIS, publication now available at
LE BAL BOOKS the bookshop of the art institution Le Bal
6, Impasse de la Défense 7501 Paris



PARIS, new publications restock at

du mardi au samedi de 11h à 19h
44, rue quincampoix, Paris

Le Wonder, Paris




Le Wonder, Paris
17th November Exhibition EXTENDED STAY

Sergej Vutuc, artist in residence is transforming time between now, past and progress going between release work in his publication playing with their forms textures and their correspondings with space, time and organic forms by his friend, artist, zine maker, Co founder of Galerie 126 in Rennes, Quentin Chambry.
By the time of now, it would be their 5th collaboration work; process of over layering.
Romain Botard, photographer / video maker sharing same passion with Sergej and Quentin in using public space and dynamic of skateboarding in his expression.

Sergej Vutuc

Quentin Chambry

Romain Botard

De Paris


….between Offprint and Le Wonder residence street exploring with friends, artist and makers of  Love Skateboards, Magenta Skateboards, Tonic, Galerie 126 and Live Skateboard Media




Offprint Paris 2016



Table: 14

Fred Mortagne & Sergej Vutuc

thank you all for stoping by and support!

Offprint Paris 7th Edition


7th Edition of Art Publishing Fair at the Beaux-Arts de Paris
November 10-13, 2016
TABLE 14 Fred Mortagne and Sergej Vutuc

TH. 6pm – 9pm
FR 1pm – 8pm
SA 11am – 6pm
SO 11am – 6pm

Workshop as part of DABAPHOTO 2 at LE 18, Marrakech


LE 18, riad culturel pluridisciplinaire MARRAKECH


workshop about selfpublishing and alternative way of making publications…

Danke an Goethe Institut