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: September 2010

Decoratively Wrapped Up

September 30, 2010


(found on Borsigstr. Berlin)

Rhizome article on Ars & TELE-INTERNET

September 29, 2010


From the report by Michelle Kasprzak about Ars Electronica 2010 relased on rhizome.org September 29th, 2010
rhizome.org/editorial/3791

“…….In the midst of it all, I found myself again and again gravitating towards the beating heart of the whole festival experience, “TELE-INTERNET” curated by Aram Bartholl. The salon-like space had a few terminals set up, internet-cafe style; some folding chairs around a small stage area; and several long tables covered with stuff and people working side by side to make things. Informal talks were held in the small stage area, and you could grab a coffee or the German hacker’s drink of choice, Club-Mate, while listening in. There was a sense of things both happening and about to happen, an unmistakable buzz. Festival goers could sit down and make something, listen to someone talking about things they were making or doing, or just drink coffee and use the internet at one of the terminals. It was a bit of blissful semi-chaos that encouraged people to stay and so was often very busy. Bartholl always played the arms-length host, letting things unfold, giving me the sense that if I wanted to, I could have grabbed the microphone and just started talking. It was a situation that I wished could have gone on for days or even weeks, to see what would happen and eventually evolve. …..”
Thanks Michelle!!!

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Calendar Update

September 28, 2010

Current & upcoming shows / talks / workshops etc….
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Fall 2010
Artist in residence at
Eyebeam art & technology center, New York, USA
current residents:Aram Bartholl, Stefani Bardin, Tahir Hemphill,Ted Southern; current fellows: Aaron Meyers, Brooke Singer, Jacob Ciocci, Jon Cohrs, Kaho Abe
28.-31.10.2010
lost & found
Shift Festival 2010, Basel, Switzerland
participating artists: Aram Bartholl (Random Screen), Julius von Bismarck, Critical Art Ensemble , Paul B. Davis, Aleksandra Domanovic , Gijs Gieskes, Iocose, Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied, Armin Linke, Monochrom, Deimantas Narkevicius, Catalina Ossa / Enrique Rivero, Niklas Roy, Harold Schellinx, Manuel Schmalstieg, Helene Sommer, Suzanne Treister, Alexander Tuchacek, Sarah Vanagt, Marie Velardi, Liu Wei
17.9.10-10.1.11
ShadowDance
Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands
curated by Judith van Meeuwen
with: Vito Acconci (US), Charles Atlas (US), Dirck van Baburen (NL), Aram Bartholl (DE) (0,16), Christian Boltanski (FR), Jim Campbell (US), David Claerbout (BE) , Haim Elmoznino (IL), Ellis Gallagher (US), Hanna von Goeler DE), Samuel van Hoogstraten (NL), Mella Jaarsma (NL), William Kentridge (ZA), Ralph Kistler (DE), Germaine Kruip (NL), Couzijn van Leeuwen (NL), Gabriel Lester (NL), Zilla Leutenegger (CH), Mark Lewis (UK), Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (MX), Munch & Furukawa (DE & JP) , Serge Onnen (FR), Lotte Reiniger (DE), Viviane Sassen (NL), Tomas Schats (NL), Hyo-Jung Seo (KR), Teresa Serrano (MX), Conrad Shawcross (UK), Sam Taylor-Wood (UK), The One Minutes (NL), Dimitri Vangrunderbeek (BE), Kara Walker (US), Andy Warhol (US), Diet Wiegman (NL)
4.9.-5.10.2010
Group show Riga – Bremen
Art Space Riga, Riga, Latvia
curated by Inga Steimane
with:Thomas Behling, Claudia Christoffel, Anja Fußbach, Herwig Gillerke, Claus Haensel, Marikke Heinz-Hoek, Erika Plamann, Ina Raschke, Barbara Rosengarth, Tilman Rothermel, Nico Timm, Mia Unverzagt und Wolfgang Zach, Aram Bartholl, Achim Bertenburg, Achim Bitter, Susanne Bollenhagen, Stefan Demming, Harald Falkenhagen, Sebastian Gräfe, Christian Haake, Christian Helwing, Claudia Kapp, Horst Müller, Heiner Preißing, Jürgen Schmiedekampf
27.8.-7.11.2010
Space Invaders
NIMK Netherlands Media Arts Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands
curated by Petra Heck (Nimk) and Heather Corcoran (FACT)
with: Jeremy Bailey, Aram Bartholl, Mark Essen, Cao Fei, Anita Fontaine & Mike Pelletier, Riley Harmon, JODI, Michael Johansson, Ben Jones, Yuichiro Katsumoto, Walter Langelaar, Ludic Society, Julian Oliver, Ubermorgen.com
20.8.-12.10.2010
Public Art Festival Taipei
VERY conception, Public Art Festival Taipei, Taiwan
with: Anti-VJ, Improve Everywhere, Aram Bartholl (Map), Process,… among others
past events / exhibitions / talks etc …

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Collage

September 28, 2010


( Webcam POV of my studio … pic will be in the next Weave issu …)

healed

September 24, 2010



‘healed Oil-Rig-Explosion-in-Gulf-of-Mexico-10.tif’
Constant Dullaart
2010

Artpocalyps is proud to present its third exhibition, showing new works by Constant Dullaart.
“Romantic Software Dialects’ In this exhibition Artpocalips will feature brand new, and recent photographic works romantically dealing with representation and the influence of Adobe’s Photoshop image manipulation effects.

Saturday, September 25 · 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Artpocalypse Collective
Tweede Laurierdwarsstraat 64
Amsterdam, Netherlands

'Here it is!'

September 24, 2010


(… fresh bikes on Bernauerstr. Berlin)

Where is my bike?!?

September 22, 2010


(pic by Ariel Schlesinger!)

Pictures of '0,16' at 'Shadow Dance'

September 20, 2010

Pictures of ‘0,16‘ at ISEA 2010 Ruhr and at show ‘Shadow Dance‘ in Amersfoort on flickr.

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SPEED SHOW vol.3 in Amsterdam

September 20, 2010

first released on FAT

SPEED SHOW vol.3: 'Peace!' in Amsterdam! from Aram Bartholl on Vimeo.

On my way to the Netherlands last Wednesday (for the ‘Shadow Dance‘ group show in Amersfoort) I decided in the last minute to set up a SPEED SHOW on short notice in Amsterdam for the following day. At the end of the 6h train ride I had all artist emailed and confirmed, speed curated!
Constant Dullaart picked a great Internet-shop remotely via Google Streetview (oh man, we need that in DE finally too!), Peter Luining checked it out and fetched me a phone number. Thx for support! I called the guy the night before and all was set. Since the shop doesn’t sell anything else than voice and internet we had to bring our own drinks. 🙂 (which he was cool with. Is that possible in NYC?!?)
Although the show was anounnced only one night in advance we had a fine crowd of visitors and lot’s of rain (which made everyone look at the art ;-). Thx to all for showing up on short notice! Thx to the artists! Thx to the ‘A.Internetcafe’-team!
Aram Bartholl 2010
All prior SPEED SHOWS documented here!
Press / Blog posts:










All pics on flickr. More pics by Anne Helmond, thx!
SPEED SHOW vol.3: Peace!
One night group show and part of an ongoing series of SPEED SHOWS.
Thursday, 16th of September 2010
Opening 7:00 – 10:00 pm
at ’A.Internetcafe
Tweede van der Helststraat 15
Amsterdam (G-maps http://bit.ly/cTeJS6 )
Produced and curated by Aram Bartholl
Participating artists:
the revolving internet
css,iframe , http://therevolvinginternet.com/
Constant Dullaart
2010
Cache Rules Everything Around Me
animated gif mashup, video, http://vimeo.com/14782834
Evan Roth
2010
GuthrieLonergan.com
flash, http://www.guthrielonergan.com/
Guthrie Lonergan
2008
Blue Monochrome
Google Maps, http://www.bluemonochrome.com/
Jan Robert Leegte
2008
FolkSomy VJ
PC 4, Youtube, http://www.folksomy.net/ytct
JODI
2010
Arcade Hustla YouTube Channel
Youtube, http://www.youtube.com/user/ArcadeHustla
Jon Rafman
2009
obsolete
jpgs, http://obsolete.ctrlaltdel.org/
Peter Luining
2008-10
INTOTIME.COM
flash, http://www.intotime.com/
Rafaël Rozendaal
2010
Peace on the World
jpgs, http://picasaweb.google.com/TimurSiqin/PEACE
Timur Si-Qin
Torture Classics
Video http://tortureclassics.com
UBERMORGEN.COM & James Powderly
2010
Curated by Aram Bartholl

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'Map' in art

September 19, 2010


The latest print issue of art Oct.2010 includes  a short feature of ‘Map’ in Taipei.
Thx Alain!

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