Current Events

The Glass Room

18. January – 26. November 2022
Group Show, MOD, Adelaide

The Glass Room MOD
The Glass Room is a public intervention that aims to educate about technology. With a sleek tech shop vibe, visitors can freely and critically discuss their relationships with data privacy.

Having toured Europe and the US, it will be visiting Australia for the first time in 2022.

From the tech boom to tech backlash, our understanding of the digital has become both deeply personal and deeply political. Our desire for convenience has given way to questions about the trade-offs for how much we can control our data and our understanding about how it is used.

The Glass Room is a place to explore these ideas. The objects here bring to life the hidden aspects of everyday technologies and examine how they are changing the way we live. The objects in The Glass Room provide unconventional and unexpected ways of seeing your relationship with your data.

As technology becomes embedded in every part of our lives, The Glass Room helps you look deeper into the digital: Does your personal data say everything about you, or is it an imperfect portrait? Do more tools, apps, and information make us better and more efficient, or are we giving away more than we want in return? What goes on behind the screens and inside the black boxes of the devices we interact with everyday? If we knew, would we still sign in or click ‘I agree’? How much trust do users invest in big tech companies, and what can be done if that trust is broken? If you want to learn more, you can visit our Data Detox Bar to pick up our Data Detox Kit, which offers you simple tips to enhance your digital privacy, security, and wellbeing.

Featured Artists:

Dries Depoorter, Aram Bartholl, Kiki Mager, Bengt Sjölén, Danja Vasiliev, Sebastian Schmieg, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Tega Brain / Sam Lavigne, Kyriaki Goni, La Loma, and Tactical Tech

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Upcoming Events

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…

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.

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

Recent Events

DFG-Schwerpunktprogramms „Das digitale Bild”

7. – 9. July 2022
Talk, Online, Munich, Marburg

Metapolitisches Hüpfen

10. June 2022
Performance, Grosse Bergstrasse / Goetheplatz, Hamburg

Symposium und antifaschistische Hüpfburg
Große Bergstraße/ Goetheplatz, Hamburg
13:00-19:00 Uhr

Mohamed Amjahid (Vortrag & Diskussion)
Wie aus der Parallelgesellschaft herausspringen?
Über homogen weisse Räume in der Stadt

Aram Bartholl (Performance & Gespräch)
Greetings from Hamburg!
Wie umgehen mit geschichtsrevisionistischer Architektur?

Eduard Freudmann (Vortrag)
Kontextualisierung, Umgestaltung, Weggestaltung
Künstlerische und aktivistische Auseinandersetzungen mit geschichtspolitischen Manifestationen im öffentlichen Raum

Cornelia Siebeck (Thesen & gemeinsames Nachdenken)
Was wir „vergessen“ haben, oder:
Für eine Erinnerungsarbeit ohne Selbstvergewisserung

Nora Sternfeld (Vortrag)
Errungene Erinnerungen
Kontaktzonen umkämpfter und geteilter Geschichte

Gegenwärtig sind wir mit einer rechten Metapolitik konfrontiert, die mit kulturellen Setzungen versucht zivilgesellschaftliche Überzeugungen und kulturelle Diskurse jenseits von Parlamenten nach eigenen Vorstellungen zu verändern. Während das Konzept der Metapolitik eigentlich für den Aufbau einer demokratischen Zivilgesellschaft gedacht war, zielt die Neue Rechte darauf ab, gesellschaftliche Komplexität auf essentialistische Vorstellungen von Kultur, Nation und Volk zu reduzieren. Mit Rekonstruktionen historischer Architektur, ideologischer Inanspruchnahme von Orten, aber auch Angriffen auf Parlamente versucht sie abgeschlossene Identitäten zu konstruieren. Im Ringen um die kulturelle Hegemonie entwendet die Neue Rechte auch den Künsten ihre Strategien, mit denen zuvor noch für eine offene und vielfältige Gesellschaft eingetreten wurde. Sie richtet die performativen Methoden nun gegen die vielfältige Kultur selbst. Dafür dreht sie das kritische Potential der Künste in eine affirmative Symbolhaftigkeit um und verwendet das progressive Moment der Künste für ihre regressiven Ideen.

Obwohl die permanente Gefahr besteht, die entwickelten künstlerischen Praxen in den Händen von Personen mit autoritären und völkischen Vorstellungen wiederzufinden, besteht nach wie vor die Notwendigkeit mit Kunst Ideen davon zu entwickeln, wie wir als Gesellschaft gerne zusammenleben wollen. Metapolitisches Hüpfen bietet den Anlass, rechte Metapolitik zu diskutieren und schafft zugleich den Raum, um Gegenstrategien zu entwickeln. Um die Frage nach dem Umgang mit symbolischen Räumen so zuzuspitzen, dass sie sichtbar und diskutierbar wird, wird das Hambacher Schloss als Symbol für Demokratie aber auch nationalistische Vereinnahmung in eine antifaschistische Hüpfburg transformiert. Die Architektur wird zur Infrastruktur für ein eintägiges Symposium im öffentlichen Raum, das Widersprüchlichkeit zulässt und auf dem nicht nur theoretisch, sondern auch praktisch und performativ Strategien gegen rechte Metapolitik entwickelt, erprobt und debattiert werden.

Mit: Mohamed Amjahid, Aram Bartholl, Eduard Freudmann, Cornelia Siebeck und Nora Sternfeld
Konzeption: Frieder Bohaumilitzky
Grafikdesign Flyer & Plakat: Torben Körschkes

www.metapolitisches-huepfen.de

DeadDrops in H4v4n4

23. – 31. May 2022
Group Show, El Paquete Semanal, Havana

DeadDrops in H4v4n4 and !!!Sección ARTE [No. 37], Paquete Semanal, collaboration with Nestor Siré [May, 2022] Cuba.

Video des Monats

1. – 31. May 2022
Solo Show, HMKV, Dortmund

In the series HMKV Video of the Month, HMKV presents in monthly rotation current video works by international artists – selected by Inke Arns”

“TOP25”, 2018, video, 5:44 min

TOP25 is a series of short 3D animation sequences featuring the 25 most used passwords in the world. Standard, easy-to-guess passwords like ‘123456’ or ‘admin’—frequently the default preset passwords for routers and other devices in the past—still pose a significant security threat to computer systems in general. This collection of well-known passwords is presented in a style of 3D animation often used for YouTube intros. It is very common practice among YouTubers to use short and very to-the-point 3D animations of their logo and name to introduce their channels, and a whole scene of young YouTubers exchange and share the 3D source files (Blender 3D) online to help new channel producers generate their own intros. Though the animations are remixed and altered, the general aesthetics follow a very clear visual concept. All sequences in this video are original designs and arrangements by different creators; the text has been altered to match the top 25 passwords.

 

Blog Archive for Month: March 2009

More curators than artists….

March 30, 2009

SOCIALLY ACTIVE
An exhibition of interactive artworks exploring contemporary sociality
24 April – 30 May 2009
Artists:
Aram Bartholl, Cao Fei, Rafael Lozano‐Hemmer, Paul Notzold, Thomson and Craighead
Curated by:
Rachael Baum, Vivian So Hyun Choi, Helena Copsey, Sue‐Na Gay, Grace Zihua Lu, Sara Taylor
UNIVERSITY GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX,
WIVENHOE PARK, COLCHESTER, CO4 3SQ
www.sociallyactive.org.uk
(seams not to be up yet)

Inflation

March 27, 2009


There are just too many advertisement speech bubbles around …

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Adcity

March 27, 2009


The photographer Aleksander Prugar whom I met at inSPIRACJE last week has a very nice picture collection of the giant ad phenomenon. This is my favorite one. Good job Aleks!
Hey architects, there is no need for facade design anymore ….

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*Bling*Bling*

March 26, 2009


Since @misspirataFamoJerry released the “Kopyfamo” project I truely feel super VIP. Try it yourself, just upload your pictures, chose a watermark and you’ll feel super famous. It’s great!

‘Ahem , btw, my manager told me to stop interviews, blogging and twitter. He’s working with the PR guy on a relaunch of my image. I might not talk to you any more at the next opening, sorry! …. Ah, ok the limo is waiting, I have to go, will have a coffe with Brad, see you around ….’ [takes his prada jacket to answer the VERTU and walks away]
😉

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“On”

March 25, 2009

This is a new piece which has been sitting around in different versions for a while and which I am releasing here finally. More pictures and description on the projectpage http://www.datenform.de/oneng.html

On from Aram Bartholl on Vimeo.

Remeber this post? Check all my friends 😉 which came to the preview show at cafe MÖRDER.

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“Map” at inSPIRACJE

March 25, 2009

inSPIRACJE festival in Szczecin, Poland (just 150 km from Berlin) was great fun. On its 5th edition the festival showed work of more than 65 artists in over 20 venues in the city. I am please to show the “Map” installation which marks out the center of the city at Pl. Żołnierza Polskiego. It’ll stay there for 3 months in public so the people of Szczecin will find their way 😉 . The piece came out very well and the team of inSPIRACJE did a great job on it.

Thx a lot to Joanna Trela, international coordination!
Thx a lot to Rafał Roguszka for production coordination!
Thx a lot to to Bartek Kalejta and the rest of the logistic team, which did a great job!
Thx a lot to the whole inSPIRACJE team to make this possible!!!
and thx for the great hospitality!

All pics on flickr.






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“geek concept art”

March 25, 2009


[update! ups, sorry that show is at Gentili italy and not in the Berlin gallery, sorry!]

JODI has an upcoming solo show “G33 CON” at Project Gentili (great space in Charlottenburg) Berlin. See you at the opening!

“G33 CON” JODI
28 March – 23 May, 2009
Opening: 28 March, 2009 18:00 – 22:00

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Project Gentili
Otto-Suhr-Allee 82
Berlin map

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Materialize !!!

March 25, 2009


I wish more every day life devices like this sewing machine had USB ports. I had a very good time at the fablab Amsterdam today. Thx Alex!

Private vs. Public

March 23, 2009


(Found in Szczecin, Pl)

Mixed Media

March 23, 2009


(Facade collage by unknown shop owner. Althoug I am already again in Rotterdam there will be a couple more pics of Szczecin, Pl)