Current Events

Kunst gegen Rechts

18. November 2022 – 8. January 2023
Group Show, https://www.haeselburg.org, Mieze Südlich, Häselburg Gera

Eingeladene Künstler:innen:
Ulf Arminde, Stefan Alber, Aram Bartholi, Fehmi Baumbach, Marc Bijl,  Jessica Buhlmann/Zao, Zuzanna Czebatul, Moritz Frei, Jana Gunstheimer, Christian Henkel, Verena Issel, Zoe C. Miller, Anne Mundo, Rainer Neumeier,  Angelika Nguyen, Thomas Prochnow, Regina Schmeken, Schroeter&Berger, Kristina Schuldt, Raul Walch, Christian Werner, Ina Wudtke

Die siebte Ausstellung der Reihe KUNST GEGEN RECHTS nimmt den 30. Jahrestag der Pogrome von Rostock-Lichtenhagen als Anlass, um kritisch auf aktuelle, gesellschaftliche Konflikte einzugehen.

Deutschland ist eine postmigrantische Gesellschaft der Vielen. Immer noch wird diese Tatsache viel zu wenig zur Kenntnis genommen. Der Wiedervereinigung am 3. Oktober 1990 folgten rassistische Ausschreitungen und Mordanschläge in Rostock, Mannheim, Hoyerswerda, Mölln und Solingen bis zur Terrorserie des NSU. Es folgten Anschläge auf jüdische Friedhöfe und emanzipatorische Projekte. Eine wiedererwachte deutsche Volksgemeinschaft kroch aus den Löchern hervor.

Der rechte Populismus, der die Kultureinrichtungen als Akteure einer gesellschaftlichen demokratischen Vision angreift, steht der Kunst der Vielen feindselig gegenüber. Die Neue Rechte hat die Kulturpolitik als Kampffeld entdeckt, um ihre völkischen Vorstellungen umzusetzen. Rechte Gruppierungen und Parteien stören Veranstaltungen, verhindern Ausstellungen, greifen in Theater-Spielpläne ein, polemisieren gegen die Freiheit der Kunst, gegen Dekoloniale Erinnerungsprojekte und arbeiten an einer Renationalisierung der Kultur. Es wird einFeldzug gegen zeitgenössische, „undeutsche“ Kunst geführt, die als „neumodische Extravaganzen“ und „exzentrische Randgruppenkunst“ bezeichnet wird, wie aktuell gegen den Kunstverein in Zwickau.

Seit dem Ausbruch der Pandemie, stehen viele Dinge auf dem Prüfstand. Es zeigte sich, wer ein solidarisches Miteinander praktiziert und wer als Pandemiegewinnler oder Coronaleugner die Krise für eigene Interessen nutzt. Bei den sogenannten Querdenken-Demonstrationen kommt es zu einer fatalen Zusammenarbeit verschiedener Akteure. Rechte Gruppierungen und Parteien gewinnen immer mehr an Einfluss. Antisemitismus ist in der neuen Bewegung stark vertreten, wie auch eine Verharmlosung der Shoa und der Gleichsetzung der NS-Zeit mit der aktuellen Situation.

Playmode

26. October 2022 – 16. January 2023
Group Show, CCBB – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Sao Paulo

Since very early on, artists have understood the power of transformation of play, integrating it into their works with distinct purposes -evasion of reality, social construction and transformation, subversion or criticism of the very mechanisms of play and games. The exhibition Playmode proposes a reflection on these aspects and on the period of ludification that contemporary societies are going through, bringing together the work of several artists who adopt the theme and explore new ways of seeing, participating in, and transforming the world, using play in a critical manner.

with:

Aram Bartholl, Bill Viola + Game Innovation Lab, Bobware, Brad Downey, Brent Watanabe, Coletivo Beya Xinã Bena + Guilherme Meneses, David OReilly, Filipe Vilas-Boas, Harum Farocki, Isamu Noguchi, Jaime Lauriano, Joseph DeLappe, Laura Lima + Marcius Galan, Lucas Pope, Mary Flanagan, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Milton Manetas, Molleindustria, Nelson Leirner, Pippin Barr, Priscila Fernandes, Raquel Fukuda + Ricardo Barreto, Samuel Bianchini, Shimabuku, Tale of Tales (Auriea Harvey e Michaël Samyn) e The Pixel Hunt.

Curators: Filipe Pais and Patrícia Gouveia.

 

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Upcoming Events

Ihr Paket ist ab sofort abholbereit!

8. July 2023 – 25. February 2024
Solo Show, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Osnabrück

Enigma

23. February 2023 – 23. February 2024
Group Show, Museum of Communication, Kopenhagen

Communication pervades our lives more than ever before. With the digital channels, we are constantly accessible and can publish ourselves wherever and whenever we want. But despite the many great opportunities, the tide of information may often appear confusing, polarizing or hateful, and our public conversation is challenged.

On November 19, 2022, ENIGMA will open new exhibition areas and a large children’s area, in which we look forward to welcoming everyone.

Behind the screens. 50 Jahre Komputerkunst.

22. January – 4. June 2023
Group Show, CODA Museum, Appeldorn

Recent Events

Safe Mode: Amplified Realities

8. October 2022 – 8. November 2022
Group Show, TILT Platform, The Project Gallery, MISC, BHD Hub Athens, Athens

The current mutated “epidemiological” societies within which we exist reveal that any previous indication we had about the term “safety” is now in limbo. TILT Platform has started exploring and developing the concept “Safe Mode” likening it to the indication safe mode appearing on our computers and smart devices, when they stop functioning properly after a major technical crisis. The process of safe mode emerges as the only possible solution. Comparing this state of technological malfunction to the processes of contemporary life, psychology and human behaviour, the term safe mode acquires an anthropological character.

Participating Artists
Nikos Arvanitis (GR), Aram Bartholl (DE), Browser Based (Zsolt Mesterhazy & Alex Zakkas) (NLD / GR), Sofia Caesar (BR), Paolo Cirio (IT), Manja Ebert (DE), Adrianos Efthymiadis (GR) & Iria Vrettou (GR), For Cancel (Makis Faros, Zoi Pirini, Takis Zerdevas) (GR), Elisa Giardina Papa (IT), Basim Magdy (EGY), Theophanis Melas (GR), Simon Menner (DE), Yorgos Papafigos (GR), Michalis Zacharias (GR), Apostolos Zerdevas (GR)

Curated by
Foteini Vergidou in collaboration with TILT Platform (Makis Faros, Zoi Pirini, Apostolos Zerdevas, Takis Zerdevas)

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Bridging Differences

1. – 30. October 2022
Group Show, T3 Photo Festival Tokyo, Tokio

T3 PHOTO FESTIVAL TOKYO is a photo festival that develops three pillars: (1) photo exhibitions, (2) talks and events, and (3) student projects, with the vision of becoming “an Asian hub for nurturing the next generation of photography culture. After holding its predecessor “Tokyo International Photography Festival” in Jonanjima, Ota-ku, Tokyo in 2015, the first festival was held in Ueno Park in 2017 as Tokyo’s first outdoor international photography festival. From 2020, the Tokyo International Photography Festival will be held as an urban outdoor photography festival using public open spaces in Tokyo Station and the east side area (Yaesu, Nihonbashi, Kyobashi). The festival will take the margins of the city as a medium to challenge new interpretations of urban space and the possibilities of photography by exhibiting works by photographers and developing events that will generate new human interaction.

 

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I am not a Robot

16. September – 27. November 2022
Group Show, Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest

I am not a Robot. On the Borders of the Singularity.

As a harbinger of the (supposedly) imminent arrival of the Singularity, the exhibition explores the powerful impact of technological development on our daily lives.

One of the defining global phenomena of our time is digitalisation, which has transformed human life in an evolutionary leap over the past decades, rewriting centuries of fixed habits, forms and behavioural patterns. The digital turn is still ongoing, with our lives moving from offline to online, and the digital presence growing rapidly. Digital technology in its current state is a new normativity that is part of work and life: not an enemy, not a friend, but a natural part of life…

with:
Memo AKTEN, BarabásiLab, Aram BARTHOLL, Katriona BEALES, BINAURA (NAGY Ágoston & SAMU Bence), BIRKÁS Mona, BIRÓ Dávid, Zach BLAS & Jemima WYMAN, James BRIDLE, Arvida BYSTRÖM, Juan COVELLI, Jake ELWES, FÜLÖP Szabolcs, Fabien GIRAUD & Raphaël SIBONI, Neil HARBISSON & Pol LOMBARTE, Vladan JOLER & Kate CRAWFORD, KÚTVÖLGYI-SZABÓ Áron, Lawrence LEK, Cristina DE MIDDEL, Joana MOLL, PÁLL Tamás, Wilfredo PRIETO, SoniLab (Marco Buongiorno Nardelli), ZÁMORI Eszter

Curators: KÉSZMAN József, MAJ Ajna, NOLASCO-RÓZSÁS Lívia, ÜVEGES Krisztina

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On Equal Terms

15. – 25. September 2022
Group Show, Uferhallen, Berlin

From September 15 to 25, the Uferhallen will present the group exhibition On Equal Terms.

With:
Stefan Alber , Aram Bartholl , Antje Blumenstein , Benedikt Braun , Lou Cantor , Peter Dobroschke , Maria Eichhorn , FORT , Heiner Franzen , Wolfgang Ganter , Asta Gröting , Christian Henkel , IOCOSE , Šejla Kamerić , Bianca Kennedy , Peter Klare , Werner Liebmann , Tommy Neuwirth , Manfred Peckl , Alona Rodeh , Hansjörg Schneider , Bettina Scholz , Ann Schomburg , Mark Wallinger , Klaus Weber , Nicole Wermers

Curated by  Sophia Gräfe und Arkadij Koscheew.

A large majority of Berlin-based artists are trying to resist the eco‐ nomic displacement of spaces for artistic experimentation. However, their language is sometimes forced to conform to a similar logic, as workplaces and artistic networks are labelled as “creative hubs” and “cultural capital.” In the struggle against the gentrification of spaces for living and working, these same spaces necessarily become subject to the cultural economy’s valorization process. What is the price to pay for entering the political bidding war for space? What is the relationship between cultural and monetary capital? Are both sides of the conversation on equal terms?

The group show examines, among other things, how art deals with mechanisms of the partly voluntary, partly forced commodification of cultural and artistic values. The exhibition will showcase works by approximately 25 artists from Uferhallen

Blog Archive for Month: May 2007

Ellipse

May 30, 2007


“Ellipse”, a very beautiful piece by Frederic Geurts in the yard of Voorkamer in 2003. No, it’s not a photoshop. I love this lightness of it. I discovered a poster of this piece during my show last week at Voorkamer.

“WoW” at Voorkamer Lier, BE

May 26, 2007


Today I am doing the “WoW” workshop and performance at “Interventions” at Voorkamer Lier,BE. Rik and Peter running interesting shows in this really beautiful old building next to the cathedral in Lier.

“Interventions”, program for 26.05.2007:

17:00 h “WoW” Aram Bartholl Workshop/Performance
18:00 h “The Island” Christian Hasucha Grote Markt Lier.
19:00 h “The German Revenge” Frank Bölter, Grote Markt Lier.
20:00 h Lezing Helmut Dick Heilige Geest site, Heilige Geeststraat 7, Lier.
21:00 h Drinks + food.

H. Geeststraat 7, B-2500 Lier, Belgium


“VOORKAMER is an artist’s initiative concept that was launched by Rik De Boe and Peter Morrens in October 1996 at Lier (Bril 14). VOORKAMER features a range of solo performances of contemporary visual artists from Belgium and abroad, on a yearly basis.

Group exhibitions/projects are moreover organised in various venues as well as teamwork projects with other artists’ initiative concepts. For these specific “extra muros” projects, different exhibition modules are sought such as venues of architectural, historical and/or social interest.”
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Pic of the day: Mitraillette

May 26, 2007


A Mitraillette is not a cake. It is a classic Belgium sandwich with fries and burger. I really like the way they serve this stuff here in Brussels.

Temporary Institute, the “Grid”

May 25, 2007


I just visited my good old friend David Helbich who lives and works as an performance artist in Brussels. The picture shows the piece called “Grid” which David, Paul Craenen and Laurent Liefooghe realised at the media center Nadine in Brussels during the “Temporary Institute” they founded for their artist in residence this spring. The space at Nadine is quite big with may different levels. The Grid emerged as a slowly growing second layer of space reaching into every corner of Nadine. Nice project!

David’s pieces for guitar and air-guitar “Hallo 1-2-3-4-5” will be performed tonight at Nadine. All Brussel based people are invited to join.

“NADINE
in concert
on sat. 26/05, 21h00

– Helmut Lachenmann “Salut für Caudwell” (1977) for two guitarists
– David Helbich “Hallo 1-2-3-4-5” (2000-2002) for guitar and air-guitar
– Niels Rønsholdt “Wir I” (2004) for guitar & audio playback
– Kobe Van Cauwenberghe & Matthias Koole, guitars

NADINE /PLATEAU & TANI / Herderstraat 30 rue du Berger / Brussel 1050 Bruxelles”

Pic of the day: Sim

May 24, 2007


In Linz, AT I found another marked real Second Life “Sim”.
🙂
see 256

Thanks to Carola for showing it to me …

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“Speech Bubble” movie and documentation

May 23, 2007


The Speech Bubble performance at the party of Plazes last week went very well and it was great fun. Beside some problems to spell words right there were no technical problems. I didn’t even need the second batterie. I edited the video footage some days ago. Thanks again to Ariel for helping me out documenting.
Find more pics, a high res quicktime, full concept and description at the “Speech Bubble” projects page.

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Graffitiprinter

May 20, 2007


GRAFFITI PRINTER, beautiful project by Ariel Schlesinger. I think it’s great that he is using a punch card system to program the machine. nice!
We got to know each other on last tuesday during my 256² intervention where Ariel helped out documenting. Same he did for me day before yesterday during my Speech Bubble performance at the plazes party. nice pics Ariel, vid I’ll still have to edit, thanks a lot!

Designmai: Second Life panel 20.5.07 4pm

May 20, 2007

Everybody who is interested in Second Life is invited to join the discussion at the Second Life panel at Designmai this afternoon. Penelists are Florian Schmidt, Matthias Böttger and myself, moderated by Kay Itting.

Second Life day 20.05, 10 – 18:30h
Panel 16:00 h
DESIGNMAI Forum,
Spandauer Str. 2,
10178 Berlin

New project “Speech Bubble” at plazes Designmai party

May 17, 2007


Everybody is invited to join the plazes party “First Life Extravaganza” tomorrow night. The plazes team is moving to new headquarters on Oranienburgerstrasse/Monbijouplatz and a new version of their service is about to be released.

I will perform a new project called “Speach Bubbles” during the evening. Digital messages posted by visitors will find their way back to them on an analogue real life speach bubble. Be aware of what you are saying. I’ll find you. 😉

may 18th, 9pm
new headquarters
Monbijouplatz 5
Berlin

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GalleryDrive movie

May 17, 2007

I posted some pictures two days ago about Niklas’ GalleryDrive. He asked me about the video footage I did during the presentation. Here it is.

Also see posts about this piece by Regine and Jonah