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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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: November 2010

Art at Mörder!

November 29, 2010

hey all!
I am hanging some prints at my favorite coffee place in berlin mitte upcoming Wednesday. Feel free to drop by and have a beer/coffee with me. 🙂

“15 Seconds Of Fame”

Aram Bartholl solo show
at cafe MÖRDER
Borsigstr.1
10115 Berlin
(G-maps http://bit.ly/hvWGLh )
2.12.2010 – 10.1.2011
Opening Wednesday 1.12.2010, 16:00 h

Streetview Germany

November 22, 2010

I can’t believe this! Germany entered the scene on the digital globe today! Congrats! Google Streetview is finally life! Although it seems Google had some trouble keeping the good quality. Many images are blurred or even black, strange – how come? 😉 ….. Oh! whats that?!? Look what I found!!! F.A.T. patrol is on Steetview OMG! yes true, I heard they tagged the car with a GPS last February … what?!? They even hijacked it?!?! (http://fffff.at/google-street-view-car/don t miss the video) …

Update:

OMG! It seems that Google for one day even considered to run Streetview in Germany as a paid premium service … it would make sense! They spend so much extra money on ‘post production’ 😉

The Streetview page was blocked and the text says something like ‘Due to the high effort in picture editing Google Germany has decided to run  Google Streetview as a paid premium service….”  The page was up for only one day and for some strange reason they list themselves now as a phising attack ?!? see yourself http://goo.gl/Nk9Ca . Probably trying to blame someone else 😉
[Great speed coding job Dragan! Speed project by Dragan Espenschied and Aram Bartholl on a beautiful Friday morning last week! ]

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Roll it!

November 19, 2010


( Temporary sculpture in public by anonymous, found last week on Gerichtstr. Berlin)

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Don't Tag Me In This Photo

November 19, 2010

Sorry Jonah Brucker-Cohen I had to do it. 😉 This will be become the standard weekend party T-shirt! Love your T-shirt series. (Was fun catching up! )

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Frontpage!

November 19, 2010

Google Streetview Germany went life yesterday and the whole country goes nuts about it, (not enough blur, too much blur, unblur FB groups etc.) haha …. OMG. After I posted my ‘15 Seconds of Fame Streetview self portraits series‘ yesterday press picked it up and I was featured in two newspapers today. Berliner Morgenpost got it quite right (because they called and I told them the story that I jumped out the cafe and ran actually dancing behind the Google car 🙂

Tagesspiegel (below) got it wrong. They describe me as being mad at the G-car.  That s not true!!! I would never do that!!! I used to drive that car too!! 😉 But Tagesspiegel is professional journalism, so they called and will get it right tomorrow with a new piece on me and my work. Looking fwd to that! 🙂 Stay tuned for a scan. (No need to by paper 😉
Tagesspiegel 19.11.2010, Frontpage and article. Thx to @timpritlove for the pic
(Damn, I just realize that I broke that pair of shades I am wearing in the pic haha …;-)

15 Seconds Of Fame

November 18, 2010

Look at that desperate guy running behind the Google Streetview car in Berlin
(that s me 🙂 hehe … congrats Germany! (original tweet from 10-13-2009)

On the same day in Fall 2009 F.A.T. lab came up with the idea to build the fake Google car for Transmediale 🙂 http://fffff.at/google-street-view-car/ http://vimeo.com/9455140

German press on Dead Drops

November 18, 2010

TAZ, 5.11.2010

Financial Times DE, 18.11.2010

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urban micro water falls

November 14, 2010


(found on Hussitenstr. Berlin)

Dead Drops Video!

November 9, 2010

Dead Drops 'How to' – NYC from Aram Bartholl on Vimeo.

deaddrops.com

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My home is my castle

November 8, 2010


(found public sulpture by anonymous (?) at Nordbahnhof, Berlin)

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