Current Events

Urban Art Biennale

26. April – 10. November 2024
Biennial, Völklinger Hüttte, Saarbrücken

The World In My Hand

18. April – 31. October 2024
Group Show, Alexanser Tutsek-Stiftung, München

The World in My Hand explores the smartphone as both object and aesthetic inspiration for artistic creation. It comments on public debates surrounding the many uses of smartphones: from always-on media consumption to digital detox, from swiping and matching to ghosting and blocking, from language atrophy to information overload, from resource depletion to status symbol.

The curators, Dr Jörg Garbrecht and Katharina Wenkler, have chosen a narrative approach to the exhibition. In eight chapters, they summarize various aspects and debates surrounding the smartphone, ranging from the launch date of our daily digital companion to its characteristic touchscreen and the contractions of time and space it enables. Deeply personal moments – such as Ai Weiwei’s selfie at the moment of his arrest or Sergey Melnitchenko’s photograph of his son during a blackout in Kyiv – appear alongside themes of perception and presentation of the self, as realized in the glass sculpture Stability by Julija Pociūtė. Other subjects include: looking for love online, as in Ariane Forkel’s Casanova’s Kabinett or John Yuyi’s Tinder Match; the complexities and pitfalls of digital communication, for example in the works of James Akers or Alejandra Seeber; and the smartphone as a means of staying in touch during pandemic lockdown isolation, for instance in the work of George McLeod. Edward Burtynsky’s photograph of lithium mines in the Atacama Desert calls attention to the topic of raw materials for electronic devices.

With works by:
Tornike Abuladze, James Akers, Ai Weiwei, Kate Baker, Aram Bartholl, Tillie Burden, Edward Burtynsky, Yvon Chabrowski, Julia Chamberlain, Rachel Daeng Ngalle, Erwin Eisch, Ariane Forkel, Shige Fujishiro, Valentin Goppel, David Horvitz, Artem Humilevskyi, Gudrun Kemsa, Zsuzsanna Kóródi, Brigitte Kowanz, George McLeod, Sergey Melnitchenko, Jonas Noël Niedermann, Julian Opie, Cornelia Parker, Katie Paterson mit Zeller & Moye, Julija Pociūtė, Rebecca Ruchti, Karin Sander, Jeffrey Sarmiento, Alejandra Seeber, JanHein van Stiphout, Jolita Vaitkute, Sascha Weidner, John Yuyi, Jeff Zimmer

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Upcoming Events

25 Jahre Stiftung Springhornhof

21. September – 3. November 2024
Group Show, Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen

Flussbad Berlin

11. – 30. September 2024
Group Show, Roter Saal, Berlin

Recent Events

Killyourphone workshop

13. April 2024
Workshop, Transmediale exhibition hosted by Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin

14:00 – 16:00

Killyourphone is an open workshop format. Participants are invited to make their own signal blocking phone pouch. In the pouch the phone can’t send or receive any signals. It is dead! This workshop was run for the first time at the Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg end of 2013.

Stitch Incoming!!

25. March 2024
Curatorial, Speed Show at Web Cafe, Athens

Monday 25th of March, 7:00 PM at Web Cafe, Eptanisou 40, 113 61 , Kypseli – Athens

with:
!Mediengruppe Bitnik with Selena Savić & Gordan Savičić , Ingrid Hideki, Joanna Bacas, Kyriaki Goni, Maria Mavropoulou, Marina Gioti, Marsunev, Nadja Buttendorf, Theo Triantafyllidis

Curated by Aram Bartholl & Socrates Stamatatos

Speed Show lands in Greece, the country of souvlaki, the sun (yes we can claim that they originated a celestial body), ouzo, feta, an enormous financial debt. Currently, Greece is also trending for all the wrong reasons namely, gentrification, queerphobia, state crimes and more dystopic incidents.
As 2024 unfolds, we find ourselves amidst a whirlwind of confusion, bombarded with a cacophony of online horrors to consume, an attention span further abbreviated by TikTok’s algorithm and the barrage of incoming stitches.

Stitches Incoming serve as a conduit for creators to engage and converse, traversing from one topic to the next. They have evolved into a new social fabric, weaving connections within an ever-shifting digital and physical landscape while also serving as a testament to personal and collective traumas, both past and present.

What unites the participating digital artists? Perhaps everything and nothing simultaneously… Departing from the traditional Speed Show setup, where artworks are carefully stacked inside internet cafe computers, and drawing inspiration from the structure of TikTok stitches, each piece seems to propel the conversation forward, or perhaps uses the next as a springboard for its own narrative.

Stitch this and stitch that, we have everything you ever wanted (maybe) ! Are we stuck in an infinite loop of sh*tposting, valuable content, the highlight of social issues, personal and interpersonal experiences?
Maybe! Come and find out…

More info on Speed Shows at https://speedshow.net/stitch-incoming/

Killyourphone workshop

23. March 2024
Workshop, Transmediale exhibition hosted by Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin

14:00 – 16:00

Killyourphone is an open workshop format. Participants are invited to make their own signal blocking phone pouch. In the pouch the phone can’t send or receive any signals. It is dead! This workshop was run for the first time at the Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg end of 2013.

Killyourphone workshop

9. March 2024
Workshop, Transmediale exhibition hosted by Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin

14:00 – 16:00

Killyourphone is an open workshop format. Participants are invited to make their own signal blocking phone pouch. In the pouch the phone can’t send or receive any signals. It is dead! This workshop was run for the first time at the Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg end of 2013.

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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