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

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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

HfK Art School Bremen

May 12, 2007




The Art School Bremen HfK-Bremen.de moved into an old refurbished warehouse building in the harbour of Bremen four years ago. Harbour activitiy in Bremen decreased in the last decades and now the city is developing new office and housing areas there. It is a beautiful building with old wooden floors and nice studios. Athough Bremen is my home town I haven’t been there before. The lecture i gave there was fun. I love the silk screen posters they made for announcing the talk. Thanks Alex!

More pics on flickr.

Pic of theday: Random Screen Color!

May 9, 2007


Michael took this picture of this wonderful color changing pixel clock. Very nice combination of analogue and digital. But it says LED, no tea candles in there, thats for sure.
Thx Michael!

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Exhibition: My Own Private Reality

May 9, 2007


There is an interesting Exhibition upcoming at the “Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art” in Oldenburg, DE
“My Own Private Reality: Growing Up Online in the 90s and 00s” .
May 12th – July 1st 2007,
Opening 11th 19 h. ,
Unfortunately I can not attend the opening. I have to come back to Berlin on friday, but I’ll try to join the press meeting in the morning.

‘…The show, curated by Sabine Himmelsbach and Sarah Cook, is “a playful look at the hype surrounding what is called Web 2.0 – the proliferation of publicly accessible websites which allow communities of users to create and share content (writing, photos, videos, music, etc.) – something that previously was only done by professionals, self-taught enthusiasts, or organisations with staff members with technical and software know-how. With blogs, wikis, and centralised file-sharing sites, first-time users can now be as productive as the well-paid experts. How artists play in the online spaces between those populated by unpopular amateurs and well-known professionals is at the heart of this exhibition.” Pretty cool idea and hopefully some of my future projects will be included in the 2.0 version of this show as well! Check out all the work – some really nice work by Cory Arcangel, Nick Crowe, Exonemo, Ute Hörner / Mathias Antlfinger, Humanbeans, Miranda July / Harrell Fletcher, Olia Lialina / Dragan Espenschied, Les Liens Invisibles, Jillian Mcdonald, Marisa Olson, Tanja Ostojic, Annina Rüst, Thomson & Craighead, ubermorgen.com / Paolo Cirio / Alessandro Ludovico, and Angie Waller’s pretty funny “My Frienemies”…’

via Jonah Brucker Cohen’s blog coin-operated.com
He is showing “BumpList: An Email Community For the Determined”. Nice project, Jonah!

5×4 m (13×16 ft) Website

May 7, 2007


Ingo Schmid, student of the HfK Bremen is building by hand a real world website size 5×4 m (13×16 ft) for his thesis work. I am curious what’s going to happen on there. Hopefully he will explain it to me end of the week.
A website becomes a real stage again…

presentation will be on
16.05.07, 20:00 h
Bückingstr. Schuppen 18D
Bremen

thewebisnutenough.com

Pic of the day: Kernel Panic

May 7, 2007


Alex just did send me an image of the poster of my talk at HfK Bremen on thursday. I love it! It really took me some time to figure out that this was not photoshop. They tricked me with my own weapons. 🙂

( He said it was a last minute design, name of the file “kernel panic” )

“Link” lecture series
10.5.2007
17:30 Uhr
Hochschule für Künste Bremen.
Am Speicher XI 8
28217 Bremen

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Update: 3rd version of new project “Tree”

May 7, 2007


While planning on the new project “Tree” the form of it is constantly changing. It is quite a process to find technical solutions which are feasable and to still have a statisfying visual result. I am curious how this project will look like in the end. Work in progress …

1st Version of Tree
2nd Version of Tree

The installation in public space is planned for September/October 2007 Berlin, funded by the department of culture, City of Berlin.

More details and the concept of the project at the project page on datenform.de

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Hanging out at New Berlin

May 4, 2007



The people from Second Life “New Berlin” had a RL/SL event some time ago. One of them hang out at Alexanderplatz with his laptop at same time online in SL in “New Berlin” at the same spot …

Treffen der Welten… Am Donnerstag den 19. April ist Jan Northoff alias January Lightfoot von 12 bis 14 Uhr auf dem Alexanderplatz in sowohl Berlin als auch new BERLIN inSecond Life anzutreffen. Durch die virtuelle Doppelung der Realität verschmelzen Avatar und reale Person. Andere Berliner Avatare und Laptopbesitzer sind herzlich eingeladen, an dem Happening teilzunehmen. Kommen Sie doch einfach real oder virtuell auf einen Chat vorbei. Ein W-Lan ist eingerichtet. Für das virtuelle leibliche Wohl ist gesorgt: es gibt frisch gescriptete newBERLINERcurryWURST…

I passed Alexanderplatz today and wondered if this guy is still hanging out there.
Is this Lastchancer Nomura aka Tobias Neisecke hanging out at New/Old Berlin?
I’m not sure …

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Documentation: Paper Pixels at Ars and at TENT

May 3, 2007

I am still working on some documentation of exhibitions, even from last year. Find some pictures and better quality quicktimes on the project page Paper Pixels at Ars Electronica 06 and at TENT Rotterdam.

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Pic of the day: Media Artist?

May 3, 2007


Today I saw this women on Bernauerstrasse carrying a lot of rare technology stuff. Stop! Let’s ask. “Are you a media artist doing some cutting egde fancy mobile art project?” You can hardly see it, but additional to this futuristic antena she carries a big bagpack with another antenna on top. What’s going on? No artist in Berlin could afford an equipment like this, or did Blasttheroy move to Berlin lately?
No, she is not an artist but she is doing her work: Some high accurate GPS mesurement for a new construction site. What I learned from here: There are four additional stationary GPS antenas in Berlin to get a very precise GPS signal, accuracy 1-2 cm, not bad!

update: In the background on the pavement you can see part of a stone strip which marks city wide the former Berlin Wall. Yes, exactly THERE has been the Wall.

FlickrBlockers

May 2, 2007


Ok, last post for today. It seems I am getting slowly addicted in blogging. I will try to tune in for 1-2 posts a day but I just have to blog this.
FlickrBlockers! Another nice project very close to the Magic Arrow and of course in a way related to my work. Good stuff!
via Sascha’s SuperFeed