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: September 2007

Rudolf Bartholl 100st birthday

September 30, 2007


My grandfather Rudolf Bartholl turns 100 years today. Unfortunately he died already in1970 before I was born. Never the less I feel very connected to his work and life as an artist, painter and fabric designer.

Rudolf Bartholl studied fine arts / painting at the Akadamie of Breslau and Berlin at Prof. Willi Jaeckel till 1930. In the spirit of the Arts and Crafts movement in the 1920’s (Bauhaus) he founded the “Werkgemeinschaft Michelsdorf”(Arts & Craft Community Michelsdorf) in 1939. This collaboration with other artists focused on manly fabric design, carpender’s workshop, upholstering and smithy. After the war in 1949 he built up a hand-loom weaving workshop in Bad Oldesloe (close to Hamburg, DE) which has been continued by my grandmother Norah Bartholl (1908-1998) after his death.

He took part in many aplied arts exhibitions with the Textile Society Schleswig-Holstein in:

– Hamburg,
– Hannover,
– Munich: Handwerksmesse and Neue Sammlung;
– Frankfurt,
– Stuttgart,
– Ostende,
– Sidney (1965),
– Paris (1967),
– Lyon,
– Nizza,
– Bordeaux and Lissabon (1967),
– Tokio and San Franzisko (1964).

Awards:

– Kunstgewerbeverein Hamburg 1966
– Bavaria State award, Munich 1967
– Hessischer State Award, Frankfurt 1967

Book “Der Maler Rudolf Bartholl”

Lexicon of textile design University Paderborn

Bartholl, Rudolf

30.9.1907 in Bad Oldesloe, + 1970 in Bad Oldesloe; Maler, Weber, Entwerfer für Textilien, Keramiken u.a.

Studium der Malerei an den Akademien Breslau und Berlin bis 1930. Nach Auslandsreisen seit 1931 Atelier in Hamburg. 1934 Übersiedlung nach Midelsdorf/ Schlesien und Gründung der „Webgemeinschaft Midelsdorf für Textil-, Tischlerei-, Polsterei- und Schmiedehandwerk“. Dort erste Webarbeiten. 1939 Webmeisterprüfung. 1949 Aufbau der Handwebereiwerkstatt in Bad Oldesloe, die seit seinem Tod von seiner Frau Nora Bartholl geleitet wird. Vorwiegend Textilien für den Inneneinrichtungsbedarf, wie Vorhangstoffe, Teppiche und Decken, in enger Zusammenarbeit mit Architekten und Handwerkern. 1968/69 Beteiligung an der Ausstellung „Gestaltendes Handwerk“. Ausgezeichnet u.a. mit dem Preis des Kunstgewerbevereins Hamburg 1966, und 1967 mit dem Bayrischen Staatspreis (Goldmedaille) sowie dem Hessischen Staatspreis für das Kunsthandwerk. Ein Dekostoff (1959, Inv. Nr. 53/59) in der Neuen Sammlung München.

Lit.: Deutsches Handwerks-Institut Bonn (Hrsg.): Gestaltendes Handwerk 1968/69. Dortmund 1969; Wichmann, Hans: Von Morris bis Memphis. Textilien der Neuen Sammlung Ende 19. bis Ende 20. Jh.= Band 3 der Sammlungskataloge der Neuen Sammlung (München). Basel 1990, S. 252; Beder, Jutta: „Zwischen Blümchen und Picasso“ Textildesign der fünfziger Jahre in Westdeutschland. Münster 2002, S. 140

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“SpeechBubbles” at Picnic07

September 26, 2007

I am still waiting for my crate. But as soon as the Speech Bubbles arrive I’ll perform them here at Picnic 07 Amsterdam. See you around.

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Talk at Pecha Kucha Berlin

September 25, 2007


25.09. at Tape Gallery

Speaker:


Shiro Masuyama
(Künstler, spricht über seine Arbeit ‘Parky Party’)
Katja Sambeth (Filmemacherin, erzählt von ihrer Arbeit)
David Brown Junior (Künstler, zeigt eine Fotoserie)
Ralf Barsties (Zahntechniker, zeigt uns Bilder aus seinem Arbeitsalltag)
Cosima Reif (Illustratorin, klärt uns auf über das ‘Neue Frauenbild’)
Aram Bartholl (Künstler, erzählt Einzelheiten zu dem Projekt ‘Second City’ auf der diesjährigen Ars Electronica)
Tobias Leingruber (Designer, erklärt uns sein ”Timemachine Plugin’ für Firefox)
Julia Reinecke (Kulturwissenschaftlerin, spricht über ihr kürzlich erschienenes Buch über Street Art)
Matthias Böttger und Ragna Körby (überraschen uns mit einem Vortrag mit dem Titel ‘6633 Meter Fernsehturm – beeindruckend, bestiegen, bestürzt’)
Aka-Aki (Florian Hadler und Lukas Hartmann: die Instant Community Plattform fürs Handy im Elchtest)
Dirk Krechting (Künstler, zeigt seine Arbeiten)

+ Surprise-Gast: Gewinner der Ebay-Auktion

“Tree” during Ars Electronica, documentation & movie

September 21, 2007


A forest, half virtual, half real, on Marienstraße, Second City, Ars Electronica 2007. As in most computer games and 3D worlds, objects from the real world are “copied” or simulated in simplified form and in accordance with programming constraints. Textures are applied to 3D structures and, depending on lighting conditions, the images making up the virtual scenery are computed in real time during the game. Most trees are constructed out of two interlocking surfaces, each of which is covered with the same tree-view texture. The transparency of the gaps between the leaves and branches is provided by a so-called alpha channel in the graphics file. From a certain distance and the corresponding perspective, this abstracted form of a tree in virtual space doesn’t stand out as a simplification.

…read on & more pics on project page

Better quality quicktime movie here.

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Exhibition “Public Play” Leipzig 07

September 20, 2007


“Public Play” took place during the Games Convention Leipzig DE, europe biggest game fair end of August. A nice selection of Game Art pieces involving public space curated by Andreas Lange has been shown at the GC07. “WoW” workshop/performance was part of the show.
Full documentation of “Public Play” on Compter Game Museum Berlin.

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2nd City Carpet

September 19, 2007


This piece of carpet in front of my studio (classic berlin style) reminded me of a great loss. For 2nd City – Ars Electronica I planned a really big carpet covering whole Marienstrasse in Linz. Unfortunately city authorities didn’t allow us to realize this important element of 2nd City. Just imagine this carpet covering the street completely. Next time! 🙂

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“Chat”, full documentation.

September 18, 2007


Chat documentation completed!

The Chat project is a mobile performance installation that can be played by two people at a time. Just like in World of Warcraft or Second Life, the two participants communicate with each other in the form of brief text messages input via keyboard. Immediately after they’ve been entered, the written communiqués appear in comic-strip-like dialogue balloons projected above the speaker’s head.

read on, more pics and movie on projects site.

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Map pin commercial

September 18, 2007

Map marker seem to be quite popular lately. Take a look at this Kia-ad. Is there any relation to my “Map” project? 😉
Thx for the link, Jonah!

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2nd City on Linden Labs Blog

September 18, 2007


Robin Harper blogged some pics of 2nd City – Ars Electronica on the Linden Labs blog. I would like to share two fotos showing here phoning from RL into SL in Peter Harlanders phone booth at 2nd City.

Thanks for your visit and talk at 2nd City – Ars Eletronica, Robin!

We make money … WoW!

September 16, 2007


Good friend Mirjam just skyped me this nice picture. Sorry, I had to blog this. I did’t noticed Regine walked her Blog in WoW-Style at 2ndCity – Ars Electronica. Hehe, not bad!

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