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Behind the screens. 50 years of computer art.

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

Online, interactive and endless ones and zeroes in algorithms and coding; digital art, in all its forms and designs, is occupying an increasingly important place. And not only that. The growth and developments in the field of digital art also force us to think about the definition and meaning of concepts such as ‘unique’ and ‘authentic’. With more than 50 works by 29 artists, the group exhibition Behind the screens – 50 years of computer art shows the various forms of digital art and the developments from the 1970s to the present. A large part of the works of art in this exhibition come from a private collection from Apeldoorn, which includes a number of iconic works of art and gives an impression of the development of digital art.

 

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Upcoming Events

REMINDER! – Package Ready for Pickup

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

2023 👋🏻 I am looking fwd to this solo. It will be the 30th anniversary of the Kunsthalle and 375 Jahre Westfälischer Friede 2023. The Kunsthalle is partly located in a former church. It’s quite a space to work in 😮😅 looking fwd to this! It will be a fun project. 🙂 Stay tuned! ✨

Tilt / Shift

28. April – 7. May 2023
Group Show, Darmstadt

Enigma

25. February 2023 – 25. 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.

:-#

25. February – 12. March 2023
Group Show, Kunstverein Rotenburg, Rotenburg

Social Media prägt unseren Alltag und unsere Gesellschaft. Messenger-Dienste, Plattformen zum Teilen von Bildern und Videos, bis hin zu Dating Plattformen sind Teil unserer Kommunikation geworden. Auch aus den Künsten sind die Sozialen Medien nicht mehr wegzudenken. Einerseits genutzt als Website, andererseits als Ort der Selbstdarstellung, scheint das eigene Publikum nur einen Klick entfernt.

Die Ausstellung „:-#“ zeigt Arbeiten zum Thema Social Media in der Kunst und stellt die Frage was sozial an den Sozialen Netzwerken ist und inwiefern diese unser Verhalten und Gesellschaft verändern. In unterschiedlichsten Medien setzen sich Künstler*innen damit auseinander, was es bedeutet in einer digital geprägten Welt künstlerisch zu agieren.

Recent 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.

 

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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Blog Archive for Month: March 2009

Upgrade! Berlin presents, Jon Cates

March 21, 2009


I am going to see Jons talk at Art Claims Impulse Berlin tonight. Come and join!

Art Claims Impulse invites Upgrade! Berlin

Saturday 21.03.09, 8pm

Upgrade! Berlin presents, Jon Cates (Chicago)
a selection of his work:

jonCates makes, organises and teaches experimental New Media Art. His projects have been presented internationally at various events in locations such as Beijing, Madrid and Mexico City; nationally in Chicago, New York and Boston and are widely distributed online. Art Games, video, experimental Machinima, Computer Witchcraft, digitalPunk and Noise music are some of the unstable categories that his work playfully moves through.

jonCates teaches in the New Media path of study of the Film, Video & New Media Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His research and writings are on Media Art Histories and related subjects. In 2007, he initiated the Phil Morton Memorial Research Archive to archive and freely distribute the Media Art work of Phil Morton and associated research. He writes on these topics for Furtherfield.org as well as in other online and offline publications.
For more information about Jon please see here: http://systemsapproach.net/

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My New Catalogue Portrait!

March 20, 2009


(Yes, sure. It’s a Photoshop! 😉 , found in Szezecin, PL)

No Smoking

March 20, 2009


(found in Szczecin, PL.)

7-10 Millionen

March 16, 2009

I have a vague feeling that in a couple years all these nice and large JPGs I am posting will appear as tiny thumbnails on the screen. If you want to run a sustainable picture blog it would make a lot sence to start uploading really large images ( i.e. native 10mpixel ). Screens will not only be bigger but for certain will have much higher resolution per inch in the future.
This picture looks like a 1997 (compuserve-) GIF but was actually taken today by a mobile phone cam and then send via MMS (probably compressed again) to me. “Map” is up and running! It marks out what Google considers to be the center of the polish city Sczcecin. From Berlin it’s just a 2h trip by train and by Brandenburgticket (35,- / 5 people) very cheap to go there. Think about it! inSPIRACJE festival !

and much more!!!

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2 VIP passes

March 12, 2009


Chat” will be shown during (quite big!) STRP festival 3./4.4.09, Eindhoven, NL. I have 2 VIP full week guest passes available for you. 1st and 2nd comment on this post will make it. Check the line up! Don`t miss Aphex Twin!

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Under Construction

March 12, 2009


The google “Map” marker under construction. Next week this 300kg wood version of Map will be finished and shown during festival inSPIRACJE “Space” in Szczecin, PL. 19.-23.3.2009

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Thru You

March 11, 2009


I know that there are tons of youtube music re-edits/sample/collabo clips out there but this guy Kutiman www.thru-you.com (nice Youtube rippoff pagedesign) is really unglaublich!! The funk piece is insaine and “Just a lady” made me cry. It could go to top 10 like that. And don’t forget to check the credits to listen to the original seperate takes!
Good by music industry! Game over!

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10.März 2009

March 10, 2009


(I forgot my stick at the copy shop today, got it back like this. Nice!)

Medienbruch

March 10, 2009


OMG! Mr. 6 changed the tools!
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(Yes, I know. It looks more like a 9 up side down and it is very likely a typical ‘construction site markup language’ piece.)

Leonardo

March 8, 2009


It’s not a secret that intellectual property has a different status in chinese culture and it’s not a secret that copyrighted material is easyly available i.e. on the chinese youtube clone youku.com. But it is quite surprising that a big US company doesn”t mind to run ads for its own service in China on top of a copyright violated hollywood movie …. LOL
(We can learn a lot from chinese culture!)

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