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.

One night stand

30. June – 1. July 2019
Group Show, Horse and Pony, Berlin

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

Metanatural Landscapes

7. – 20. June 2019
Group Show, panke.gallery, Berlin

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: February 2010

Chat Roulette Closed Circuit

February 26, 2010

from the YT comments:

“How did you get all these to show?
– I used Webcam Max and screen captured their webcam then just added stuff.”

A4 – 4A

February 25, 2010

Dear Aram Bartholl,

We are writing to invite you to participate in a group exhibition, entitled You Turn Me On and On and On, at EMBASSY Gallery in Edinburgh. The exhibition will run from 26 February to 14 March 2010. Rather than finished works, the exhibition will feature plans for and descriptions of works that are infinite.

The creation of limitless or endless work is a preoccupation for many artists working with computer technology. The intent of this exhibition is to examine how the idea of an infinite artwork might be interpreted by artists working across a variety of media, both digital and analogue. The brief is intentionally broad; we are curious to see what emerges.

We are fans of your work and believe that your approach to art practice suits the nature of the exhibition. If you would like to participate, please send us a plan for an artwork that is infinite. The plan/description can be textual and/or image-based. We ask that all submissions are sent by email and can be printed in black and white on A4 paper.

We very much hope that you will participate in this project. We apologize for the short notice, but require that all submissions be received no later than 20 February 2010. If you require more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch by email or by phone (Angela Beck: +44 (0) 751 ………..).

We look forward to hearing from you.
Yours sincerely,

EMBASSY Committee


hi angela,

sorry for the delay.
ok, my setup is be very simple:


i envision a nice big table in the show with a big pile of A4 sheets sitting in the middle ( 6 packs a 500 sheets ) and a couple chairs around.  tools:  scissors, knife, rulers, pencils, glue sticks, stapler, clips … (typical office equipment)

visitors are invited to sit down and to create something/anything with a sheet of A4 and leave in the end on the table (if they want to). probably it would be good to build some objects and to draw some sheets in advance so people get an idea they are invited to do so too. (paper plane, letters/notes, kids drawing, crumpled-up …)
i envision the table to be more and more  covered with paper objects/sheets over the period of the show. traces of work and snippets on the floor are good.  it should look nice but don’t clean it up too much please.

if you have questions or comments feel free to call!
good luck for the show



“You Turn Me On And On And On”

Curated by Angela Beck

2 Roxburgh Pl,
Edinburgh, UK

Opening 26.02.10 7-9pm
27.02.10 – 14.03.10
Thurs – Sun 12 – 6pm

This exhibition features propositions towards infinite art. Rather than completed works, the artists asked to create plans for and descriptions of works that would be, in some sense, infinite. The creation of limitless or endless work is a preoccupation for many artists working with computer technology. The intent of this exhibition is to examine how the idea of an infinite artwork might be interpreted by artists working across a variety of media, both digital and analogue.


Aram Bartholl, Simon Biggs, Benjamin Dembrowski, Michael Demers, Olle Essvik, Claire Evans, Martin Kohout, Margot Krasojevic, The Ludic Society, Kelly Mark, Eva and Franco Mattes, Aaron Oldenburg, Marisa Olson, Katie Paterson, Antoine Schmitt, Nathan Shafer, Jason Sloan, Simon Yuill, Grégoire Zabé

Where is 3G?

February 25, 2010

by theriverislife.com
via openstreetmap


February 20, 2010

Just received the latest issue of “VIER” a magazine designed and edited by students of the University of Arts Bremen. The whole issue is dedicated to questions around cyberspace and virtuality. Among many interesting articles it also features an interview with myself (german).  Thx to the VIER team Andrea, Caspar & Romas looks good!

andrea, caspar & romas
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“Curating Youtube”

February 18, 2010


February 18, 2010

I agree on most of what he says and many of these questions were raised during the “Friends” workshop I ran at Futuresonic in 2008 . Unfortunately this won t reach my 359 ex-facebook friends any more… haha.  I quit 2 days ago ….

“The End of Solitude” by William Deresiewicz

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“Freedom in the Cloud”

February 17, 2010

Very interesting talk by Eben Moglen!

Eben Moglen, Professor of Law and Legal History at Columbia University, and founder, Director-Counsel and Chairman of the Software Freedom Law Center, spoke about “Freedom in the Cloud: Software Freedom, Privacy and Security for Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing” on Friday, February 5, 2010.

Everyone wants a piece of you these days: Google, Facebook, Flickr, Apple, AT&T, Bing. They’ll give you free e-mail, free photo storage, free web hosting, even a free date. They just want to listen in. And you can’t wait to let them. They’ll store your stuff, they’ll organize your photos, they’ll keep track of your appointments, as long as they can watch. It all goes into the “Cloud.”

How we got here is quite a scary story. But nowhere near as scary as getting out again. Eben Moglen, a Professor of Law and Legal History at Columbia University and the founding director of the Software Freedom Law Center, warned you about privacy and the cloud before. At a public meeting of the Internet Society of New York on February 5, Moglen asked you to consider how much worse things have become since then and explain what you can do to reclaim your freedom in the era of Web 2.0.

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How to build a fake Google Street View car

February 15, 2010

Full docu on fffff.at.

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bike = your content

February 12, 2010

Love the ‘The More you know’ clips Evan released on fffff.at during TM last week. I put them together and uploaded them to a safe place ;-). Free beer for the first 3 who manage to embed the vide on on a blog!

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February 10, 2010

I enjoyed this exhibition by Tag a lot (partner event of CTM10). It’s worth to take a look at and still open till 27th of Feb…

Wednesday 10.02 – Saturday 27.02 – 12:00h – 17:00h
Address: Spandauerstrasse 2, 10178 Berlin
Fee: €3,-

Esemplasticism: The Truth is a Compromise

Our brains are esemplastic. They are perfectly evolved for pattern recognition, designed to shape disconnected elements, like the incomplete or ambiguous information we get from our senses, into the seamless whole of our experience. What we see, hear, touch and feel is folded into an amalgam of data, emotions and cultural baggage. And in the contemporary world, this esemplastic power is pushed to the limit in the sea of information that we are floating in: data-visualizations, scientific studies and computer analyses become increasingly abstract and disconnected from our normal experiences. Are we losing our sense of meaning as we fail to join the billions of dots? What compromises are we making when we try to settle on a particular interpretation?

The works in Esemplasticism – the truth is a compromise are mostly low-tech, using everyday objects and media. Employing sound, objects and synchronicity; relatively ‘old’ technologies like field recordings, music, video, and projection, each piece lifts the curtain on the perceptual tactics that our esemplastic/apophonic/pattern recognising brains employ to negotiate the world; with wit and irony, they have much to say about verisimilitude as each exposes a different fracture between our expectations, our perceptions and our compromises about the objective ‘truth’ that exists ‘out there’.

Participating artists

Artists: Edwin Deen, Daniël Dennis de Wit, Lucinda Dayhew, Anke Eckardt, HC Gilje, Terrence Haggerty, Yolande Harris, Alexis O’hara, Pascal Petzinger, Mike Rijnierse, Willem Marijs, Bram Vreven, Katarina Zdjelar, Valentin Heun, Sagarika Sundaram, Gijs Burgmeijer.