Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art

4. October – 24. November 2019
Group Show, Coventry, Coventry

The highly anticipated second Coventry Biennial will unfold across the city from the 4th October to the 24th November 2019 and we invite people to learn, look, make, talk, think and walk with us.

The biennial’s title this year is The Twin and it comprises a series of exhibitions, events and activities about relationships.

We are an international city; Coventry and Volgograd, Russia, were the first modern twin cities in the world and this year marks the 75th anniversary of that historic bond of friendship.

The core programme of The Twin will unfold across the city in medieval and modernist buildings as well as in artist studios, galleries and museums. We will be exhibiting new and existing artworks by individual artists, duos and groups from Coventry, across the UK and from many of our international twin cities as well as other international locations. We are delighted to be exhibiting the artists listed below and will be announcing a small number of additional practitioners over the coming weeks and months:

Isobel Adderley & Jazz Moreton, Tully Arnot, Art & Language, Jonny Bark, Aram Bartholl, Jordan Baseman, James Birkin, Simon & Tom Bloor, James Bridle, Lorsen Camps, Paul Chan & Badlands Unlimited, David Cheeseman, James Clarkson, Anna Columbine, Maud Cotter, Paul Crook, Matthew Darbyshire, Joseph DeLappe, Lisa Denyer, Jacqueline Donachie, Caitriona Dunnett, EVOL, Anne Forgan, Dylan Fox, Darryl Georgiou & Rebekah Tolley, Zuza Golinska, Noémie Goudal, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Mona Hatoum, Corey Hayman, Nicky Hirst, Clare Holdstock, Fred Hubble, Andrew Jackson, Juneau Projects, Navi Kaur, Smirna Kulenović, Liz Lake, Ollie Ma, Ioana Marinescu, Tony McClure, Lorna Mills, Anna Molska, MTAA, Alexandra Muller, Edie Jo Murray, Uriel Orlow, OUTLINE & Smirna Kulenović, Paper Rad, Bharti Parmar, Parmar & Piper, Partisan Social Club, Mathew Parkin, Matthew Picton, Duncan Poulton, Adele Mary Reed, Lis Rhodes, Rafaël Rozendaal, Ana Rutter, Richard Scott, Shirana Shahbazi, Larissa Shaw, Thomson & Craighead, Leonid Toprover, Chidera Ugada, Mhairi Vari, Nilupa Yasmin

Immortality – The Ural Bienniale

12. September – 1. December 2019
Group Show, uralbiennale.ru, Ekaterinburg

The Ural Industrial Biennial is the largest regional art project with international participation among those existing on the territory of the Russian Federation. The Biennial takes place at former industrial and non-exhibition spaces in Ekaterinburg and other cities of the Ural region.

In its 5th edition, the Ural Biennial explores concepts behind the Immortality, both secular and sacred; it is seen as a powerful utopist idea, as technocratic obscurity, as a symbolic tool and as a condition which might cause evident ethical schisms.

Strike Now!!

11. – 15. September 2019
Solo Show, panke.gallery, Berlin

Strike Now is a platform for discussion and exhibition about today’s working conditions in the so called ‘gig economy’. The rise of service oriented Internet companies like Uber, Amazon and Deliveroo etc created massive amounts app based self employment under often harsh conditions. Is this the new slavery of the post digital Internet commercial revolution? In which ways can workers counteract the algorithmic chains of start-up venture capital? With  lectures, a panel and an exhibition Strike Now at panke.gallery will examine these and further questions. A project by Aram Bartholl, funded by Stiftung Kunstfonds.

Please don’t stand in the middle of the road waiting for me to get you on camera

23. June – 22. July 2019
Group Show, isthisitisthisit.com, Online

Vienna Biennale 2019

28. May 2019 – 27. May 2020
Group Show, MAK Design Labors, Vienna

SF MOMA: Snap + Share

24. March – 4. August 2019
Group Show, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

SFMOMA: snap+share
transmitting photographs from mail art to social networks
March 30–August 4, 2019

The exhibition snap+share gives visitors a new way to visualize — and experience — how photographs have become so ubiquitous in our daily lives. Whether through early examples of 1960s and ’70s mail art, physical piles of pictures uploaded to the Internet over a 24-hour period, or a working refrigerator that allows participatory meme-making, visitors can trace the evolution of sharing photographs.

Spanning the history of mail art to social networks, the show presents a variety of artists working in various media, from framed paper-based art to immersive installations. Some of these artists include On Kawara, Ray Johnson, Moyra Davey, Erik Kessels, Corinne Vionnet, and David Horvitz. Exploring how networks are created through the act of sending images out into the world, this exhibition reveals just how those networks have changed in the age of the Internet.

curated by Clement Cheroux
with: Thomas Bachler, Ray Johnson, Aram Bartholl, On Kawara, Joseph Beuys, Erik Kessels , Moyra Davey, William Larson, Jan Dibbets, Eva and Franco Mattes, Walker Evans, Peter Miller, Jeff Guess, Ken Ohara, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Stephen Shore, Kate Hollenbach, Endre Tót, David Horvitz, Corinne Vionnet

Blog Archive for Month: November 2009

“Map” – City Centre Series

November 27, 2009

It took me a while but finally I managed to edit the Map documentation from Szczecin, Poland.

Map – City Centre Series
5,50 x 3,40 x 0,15 m
pine wood, paint

inSPIRACJE Festival 19.3.-25.3.2009
Map installation March – June 2009
Szczecin, Poland

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Intrusion Detection

November 25, 2009

Zweinull fürs Web: Mythos, Mode oder Medienhype?

November 18, 2009

I’ ll participate in a radio panel discussion tonight.  “Myth and media hype of Web2.0” Info Radio RBB.
Feel free to join at the Film and TV museum, Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, 7:30 pm.

Zweinull fürs Web: Mythos, Mode oder Medienhype? ( Update: incl. Podcast)

51. Zukunftsgespräch am 18.11.2009

Beim kommenden Zukunftsgespräch soll es um das Web 2.0 gehen.
Welche Anwendungen gibt es und wer nutzt sie? Wie werden Informationen verbreitet und wahrgenommen? Wie hat es das Verhalten der (aktiven und passiven) Nutzer verändert? Kann man damit Geld verdienen? Wie sehen Arbeits- und Lebenswelten im Zeichen von Web 2.0 aus? Und was kann und soll Web 3.0?

Für das Podium sind angefragt:
Regine Haschka-Helmer, Consultant interactive media
Aram Bartholl, Medienkünstler und -aktivist
Markus Beckedahl, newthinking communications
Sven Assmann, interface Berlin
Moderation: Harald Asel, Inforadio

Öffentliche Podiumsdiskussion und Aufzeichnung einer Radiosendung. Im Museum für Film und Fernsehen. Beginn: 19:30 Uhr. Eintritt frei. In Zusammenarbeit mit Inforadio des rbb.

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How to build a pair of “First Person Shooter” glasses under consideration of health & safety regulations

November 17, 2009

This video addresses all curators and production managers who are interested in showing Aram Bartholl’s art piece “First Person Shooter” in a public exhibition but who are at the same time concerned about health and security issues. Yes, it is possible to show this piece with all it’s features and DIY part in a public place! Some simple rules and classic tools will prevent that exhibition visitors run amok or commit suicide in the show.

First released on fffff.at

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Senior Citizen Tagging A Train

November 13, 2009

Hilarious!!! Did you encourge them Ariel!?!! haha …

found by Ariel

A grandpa is tagging a train with his wife lipstick, on his way to visit his grandchildren somewhere in Poland.

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4 Google self-portraits

November 12, 2009

g-portraits-9A Google Portrait is a drawing which contains the Google URL search string of the portrayed person in encoded form. Any camera smart phone is capable to decode the matrix-code with the help of barcode reader like software. The result points the mobile phone browser to a a search on the portrayed person’s name at Google…

full text and more pictures on Google Portrait series project page.

4 Google self-portraits commissioned by Microwave Festival, Hong Kong , 2009

‘Aram Bartholl’, search german
75 x 75 cm, transparent paper, edding 850

‘Aram Bartholl’, search english
75 x 75 cm, transparent paper, edding 750

‘Aram Bartholl’, search chinese
75 x 75 cm, transparent paper stamp, stamp ink

‘Aram Bartholl’, search korean
75 x 75 cm, transparent paperpastel chalk

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“Nature Transformer”

November 12, 2009


I am showing 4 new self-portraits of the ‘Google portrait series‘ commissioned by Microwave at the project room exhibition, Microwave festival, Hong Kong. Visitors are invited to draw their own Google self-portrait in a drop-in workshop during the festival.

“Nature Transformer”
Microwave festival
Hong Kong


Participating Artists:

Aram Bartholl / Germany
Petko Dourmana / Bulgaria
Tiffany Holmes / USA
Colin Ives / Canada
Natalie Jeremijenko / USA
Akio Kamisato, Satoshi Shibata, Takehisa Mashimo / Japan
Kult / Singapore
Joao Vasco / Hong Kong
Victoria Vesna / USA

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November 12, 2009

Haha very nice! Love it! …
via @philipsteffan

by Zach Gage

Lose/Lose is a video-game with real life consequences. Each alien in the game is created based on a random file on the players computer. If the player kills the alien, the file it is based on is deleted. If the players ship is destroyed, the application itself is deleted……

“How to make money out of an empty fridge”

November 10, 2009

DIY-fridge-vending-machineCheck Ariel’s new VVANK project! A DIY fridge vending machine for your shared studio! The beauty of simplicity! Nice!

Hey Ariel, F.A.T. could use that machine to cover some costs during Transmediale 2010  selling drinks … haha

The Drop Shadow Talks

November 9, 2009

take a look at the The Drop Shadow Talks page Johannes setup for the talk series. It is much nicer than my copy-paste post here …

Artistic practice in the age of user experience

The digital drop shadow is the most popular effect in computer graphics today. Easily applied, it made its way to modern graphic design and advertising. It raises typography and objects from a flattened background into three-dimensionality—and thus significance.

With the current generation of operating systems the drop shadow effect entered the graphical user interface to a new extent. In this context it raises not only windows from background wallpapers; it also stands for a visually enriched interface that strives towards three-dimensionality. Loaded with rich imagery, photorealistic icons and pseudo three-dimensional configurations the graphical user interface yet remains tied to its flat medium.

Bewildered by this paradox, the graphical user interface leaves the office it was made for and becomes a pop culture phenomenon.

This semester the Drop Shadow Talks reply to current developments on the visually enriched layer for machine interaction. In the shades of evening lectures the Drop Shadow Talks will present art and projects influenced and inspired by the baroque graphical user interface.

Artist talk, Nov 10 Tuesday 19:00
‘Fuck 3D’ Aram Bartholl, Datenform, Berlin

BTK’s campus is located at Bernburger Straße 24-25, very close to Potsdamer Platz.
U-Bahn: U2 to station Potsdamer Platz or to Mendelsson-Bartholdy-Park.
S-Bahn: S1, S2 or S25 to station Anhalter Bahnhof or to Potsdamer Platz.

Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule at Google Maps.

All talks will take place in room J/K on the second floor.
Admission is free.