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

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: February 2011

Calendar Update

February 24, 2011

Current & upcoming shows / talks / workshops
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4.7. -18.9.2011
From here on
Les Rencontres d’Arles 2011, Photo Festival, Arles, France
curated by Clement Cheroux, Joan Fontcuberta, Erik Kessels, Martin Parr & Joachim Schmid
with: Roy Arden, Aram Bartholl, Penelope Umbrico, Doug Rickard, Thomas Mailaender, Mishka Henner, Willem Popelier, Frank Schallmaier, Andreas Schmidt, Jens Sundheim, Jon Rafman, Hermann Zschiegner … among others
9.-18.6.2011
Portraits
OFFF festival & Sonar festival, Barcelona, Spain
curated by Hector Ayuso
with: Random International, Marnix de Nijs, Daito Manabe, Rafael Lozano Hemmer, Aram Bartholl, Daniel Rozin, among others …
6.-10.6.2011
New Media Pathway
Merzakademie, Stuttgart, Germany
Wahlwoche guest teaching
25.5.2011
Digital Folklore
Conference cycle at Gaite Lyrique, Paris, France
curated by Marie Lechner
with: Olia Lialina and Dragan Espenschied, JODI, Aram Bartholl
13.05 – 28.09.2011
Gate(way)s
Kumu, Tallin, Estonia
curated by Sabine Himmelsbach
with: Aram Bartholl, Clara Boj & Diego Diaz, Boredom Research, Petko Dourmana, Escoitar, Mindaugas Gapsevicius, Kirsten Geisler, Ingo Günther, Hanna Haaslathi, Katarzyna Krakowiak, Christina Kubisch, Andrea Kuluncic, Marc Lee, Les Lien Invisibles, Tapio Mäkelä, Jenny Marketou, Eva & Franco Mattes, Tanja Ostojic, Julius Popp, RIXC, Saso Sedlacek, Zoltan Szegedy-Maszak / Marton Fernezelyi, Thomson & Craighead, Timo Toots, Anna Trapenciere, You Must Relax
12.5.2011
Stilvorlagen #6
HAW design department, Hamburg, Germany
Lecture cycle
27.-30.4.2011
Transit///Stasis
SFAI’s Thesis 2 Collaborative project, San Francisco, USA
with: Aram Bartholl, Christen Sperry-Garcia, Julie Cloutier, Nick Bastis, and Resonant City.
21.-24.4.2011
Electron Fesival
Festival des cultures electroniques de geneve, Geneva, Switzerland
curated by: Raffael Doerig
with: !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Aram Bartholl, René Bauermeister, Christian Croft & Andrew Schneider, Joseph Delappe, F.A.T. Lab, Shiho Fukuhara & Georg Tremmel, Andy Guhl & Norbert Moeslang, Florian Kaufmann & Michael Egger, Leopold Kessler, Christin Lahr, Eva & Franco Mattes, Manu Luksch, Nikolas Neecke, Ubermorgen, Julius von Bismarck
7.-9.4.2011
Share Conference
State of Exit Foundation, Belgrade, Serbia
with: Data Mining – Google – Rafe Kaplan, Political Party – Pirate Party – Amelia Andersdotter, Crisis Mapping – Crisis Mappers – Patrick Meier, Generative Art – V2 – Joost Rekveld, Digital Rights – Electronic Frontiers Foundation – Katitza Rodriguez, Mapping – Ushahidi – Jaroslav Valuch, Mobile Activisam – Mobileactive.org – KatrinVerclas, Blogging Disidents – Global Voices – Sami Ben Gharbia, Dead Drops – Aram Bartholl, Copyright – Electronic Frontiers Foundation – Kurt Opsahl, Civic media – MIT Media Lab – Chris Csikszentmihályi, Art and Data – MakroLab – Marko Peljhan, Flash Mobs – Improv Everywhere – Brian Fountain and Robyn Sklarenm, Future / SF / DIY – Wired Blog – Bruce Sterling, Flattr – Peter Sunde, Community – 4Chan Moot, Blogging – Yahoo News – Andrew Golis, Polical Tribes – Sam Graham-Felsen, Community – Couchsurfing, Mobile Community – FourSquare, Crowdfunding – Kickstarter, DIY Books Digitising – Marin Seric
14.-15..3.2011
CrossLab
Willem de Kooning Akademie, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Presentation and workshop.
with: Melanie Rieback PhD,Jon Stam, Aram Bartholl, Danja Vasiliev & Julian Oliver, Aart Muis/Rob Donkers, Rob van Kranenburg
9.3. – 12.9.2011
Identités précaires
Jeu de Paume, Virtual Space, Paris, France
curated by Cristophe Bruno
with: Les Liens Invisibles, Eva and Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.org, the Yes Men, Heath Bunting, Cornelia Sollfrank, LAN, Michael Mandiberg, Fanette Muxart et Clode Coulpier, Julien Levesque, Mouchette, Luther Blisset, among others
26. – 28.2.2011
Phaenomenale
Satellite event, Edith Russ Haus, Oldenburg, Germany
“Friends” workshop, Aram Bartholl
4.2. – 15.3.2011
Alternative Controllers
Devotion Gallery, New York, USA
curated by Walter Langelaar, Babycastles Resident
with: Aram Bartholl, JODI, Julian Oliver, Kaho Abe ….among other
26.01 – 24.4.2011
The Uncommon Portrait
Portsmouth Museum of Art, Portsmouth, USA
curated by Stephanie C. Holt
with: Do Ho Suh, Martin Schoeller, R. Luke Dubois, Daniel Rozin, Jun-Jun Sta. Ana, Laylah Ali, Aram Bartholl, Noah Kalina, Michael Ferris Jr., WK Interact, and Evan Roth … among others
Fall 2010 / Spring 2011
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

Past events & shows….

OPEN INTERNET

February 23, 2011

OPEN INTERNET from Aram Bartholl on Vimeo.

OPEN INTERNET
public intervention
video: 4:06 min
Aram Bartholl
2011
I ve been looking at these cheaply produced, super low resolution LED signs (the IRL animated gif 😉 for a while already.  End of last year I filmed this meaningfull pair in a kiosk window in Berlin and fell in love with them.  First I used the picture for the SPEED SHOW 5 title in Paris but I had to take it a bit further. 🙂 You find LED signs in any shopping window especially in EU these days. There are also many OPEN signs in US but hardly any INTERNET signs. I had to change that! 🙂
The OPEN INTERNET intervention was produced during my residency stay at EYEBEAM.

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AIR

February 18, 2011


JODI killed it at Foxy Productions last week!
http://blogs.artinfo.com/imageconscious/2011/02/16/jodis-blow-out-performance-at-foxy-production/

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Open Source Exhibitions

February 16, 2011

“Mostre open source” article by Domenico Quaranta, on the SPEED SHOW series and Rafael Rozendaals BYOB (Bring your own beamer 🙂 shows in Flash Art Italy, Issue 290, February 2011, p. 32. – Read the article on Domenicos blog (italian)

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Hang 'Em High

February 16, 2011

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by zweintopf
Graz Marienplatz 1, 2009
Kran, Kranführer, LED Lichtschläuche, Steuerung, Benzinaggregat
all pictures by Marcus Auer


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February 15, 2011


(found at Gerichtstr. Berlin)

DIY bicycle path

February 15, 2011


Awesome! via @sinkdeep

Crrracck

February 14, 2011


The open-close sound and feel of the makerbot printed heart boxes is awesome!! You get easily addicted. * crrack ….crrracck ….* It’s a bit like the joy of cracking pringles with you mouth.  thx @bre!
Unrelated:
So strange that guy with the crazy look on the flight yesterday tried to attack me with a plastic spoon …. 😉

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How to save 2,30 € for a latte in Berlin

February 14, 2011

[first released on F.A.T.]


How to take a free bus ride from Aram Bartholl on Vimeo.
DISCLAIMER: Don’t do this at home …ähhh … at the city trains U-Bahn or S-Bahn. They check those quite often. The bus driver in the city might ask you for a ticket or yell at you but you can always try to just walk in. At Tegel nobody cares AT ALL …. enjoy the coffee places in Berlin! ( That’s all we have 😉
See also James’ UK bus hack!

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Street Art

February 12, 2011


(found on Bedford and 7th, Wbrg, NYC)

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