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

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: June 2011

Rencontre Arles

June 22, 2011


I’ll be showing ‘Map’ at Rencontre Arles “From Here On” “beginning of July. Since the mayor didn t allow to have the piece for 3 months in the main square of Arles, France it was set up temporary and documented. The piece itself and the pictures will be in the show. Thx to Joachim Schmidt, all curators and team for making this possible!!
with:
adrian sauer, andreas schmidt, aram Bartholl, claudia sola, constant dullaart, corinne Vionnet,
cum*, david crawford, doug Rickard, ewoudt Boonstra, Frank schallmaier, gilbert hage, hans aarsman,
hermann Zschiegner, James howard, Jenny odell, Jens sundheim, John haddock, Jon Rafman,
Josh Poehlein, kurt caviezel, Laurence aëgerter, marco Bohr, martin crawl, mocksim, mishka henner,
monica haller, nancy Bean, Pavel maria smejkal, Penelope Umbrico, Roy arden, shion sono,
tony churnside et les get out clause, thomas mailaender, Viktoria Binschtok, Willem Popelier.
Pictures by Anne Foures, thx!!

clément cheroux, Joan Fontcuberta, erik kessels, martin Parr and Joachim schmid like to invite you
for the opening of the exhibition ‘From here on’ .
this exhibition is a major statement about artists and photographers who use the vernacular,
and any other images located on internet as the starting  point for their work.
By showing 36 artists we will try and give their work and this movement a new status.
the exhibition will take place from July 4 till september 18 at the Rencontres d’arles
international photofestival and is located at atelier de mécanique, 33 Boulevard Victor hugo, arles.
the opening will take place on monday July 4 at 11.30 am.

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'Making Future Collaboration'

June 22, 2011

Making Future Collaboration – FRI 8 JULY, 11AM-5PM, Broadway, Nottingham

The fusion of digital technologies, art and design has given birth to pioneering new approaches to creation that are playful, disruptive, functional and responsive. It has also enabled collaborative projects to be conceived and developed remotely across vast distances.

For this final MFW forum we are pleased to welcome Evan Roth, the inventor of the EyeWriter, a tool that gives people who have lost the function to draw, the ability to create art with the use of their eyes; and Aram Bartholl who manipulates video game design to connect the virtual with the real to present alongside our commissioned artists Hetain Patel & Barrett Hodgson, Mudlark, Brendan Oliver & Brendan Randall, and IBI.

Berliner Zimmer Genossen

June 22, 2011


I’ll show the “Free Ai Weiwei -glasses” post card DIY set at Funkhaus Berlin upcoming week! CU at the opening!!
‘Berliner Zimmer Genossen’
Curated by Lutz Henke and Amir Fattal

FB event
We are delighted to invite you to a special summer art event in the Berlin Funkhaus. The ‘Berliner Zimmer Genossen’ features 48 Artists in a one time opportunity to use the entire 3rd floor of the Funkhaus as an exhibition space.  Each artist is getting his own room and will exhibit his work in a way that relates to this unique location. In addition to this exhibition, there will be two other exhibition openings on that night; The Funkhaus Art Prize 2011 at the Kultursaal and The Funkhaus Atelier Program exhibition in the old canteen.

Opening: 30 of June 18h-23h
Duration: 1-2 July 12h-17h
Address: Nalepastraße 18-50, 12459 Berlin

Artists list:
Felix Amerbacher, Nadim Assad, Maxime Ballesteros, Aram Bartholl, Fabian Bechtle, Ina Viola Blasius, Maik Bluhm
Thibault Bourgoing, Thomas Bratzke, Gabriel Braun, Jessica Buhlmann, Markus Butkereit, Maria Margarethe Drexel
DTagno, Uros Djurovic, Frank Eickhoff , Amir Fattal, Pius Fox, Stella Geppert, GRUPPO TÖKMAG, Vincent Grunwald
Spiros Hadjidjanos, Tina Isabella Hild, Dirk Holzberg, Brad Hwang, Sean Johnson, Thari Jungen, Kathrin Köster
Felix Kiessling, Cyrill Lachauer , Tina Linster, Martin Meyenburg, Regine Mueller-Waldeck, Astrid Nippoldt, Nik Nowak
Yoann Pisterman, Plastique Fantastique, Judy Ross, Christine Schulz, Emmy Skensved & Greg Blunt, Polina Soloveichik
Tim Stapel, Anton Stenbock, Despina Stokou, Yukihiro Taguchi, TRYONE, Eveline van de Griend, Eric Winkler

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showroom

June 22, 2011


I’ll be again in Rotterdam next week, teaching a one-day master class on Dead Drops at mama showroom which will be part of the Land Art For A New Generation with: Aram Bartholl (DE, 1972), Artie Vierkant (USA, 1986), Coralie Vogelaar (NL, 1981) & Teun Castelein (NL, 1980), Dennis de Bel (NL, 1984), Jeremy Wood (UK, 1976), JODI (BE/NL, 1968), Juliette Bonneviot (FR, 1983), Kari Altmann (USA, 1983), Constant Dullaart (NL, 1979)
Date: Wednesday 29th of June 2011
Time: 10.00-16.00
Location: V2_, Eendrachtsstraat 10, 3012 XL Rotterdam
Artist: Aram Bartholl
Organisation: Showroom MAMA in collaboration with Kunstverein Hamburg and V2_
Contact: Susan Callaars susan@showroommama.nl
Registration fee: 10 Euro, lunch included Maximum of 20 participants


The exhibition Land Art for a New Generation opens at Showroom MAMA on June 17, 2011. In relation to this show artist Aram Bartholl will lead the “Dead Drops master class” in Rotterdam on June 29 organized by MAMA and V2_.
Dead drops were spots where Cold War spies left information behind for others to pick up. In 2010, Aram Bartholl started his Dead Drops project, for which he installed USB memory sticks in public locations. Everyone is welcome to upload or download information, creating an anonymous, offline, peer-to-peer network for the exchange of files. More information about the project and current Dead Drop locations is available at www.deaddrops.com.


Master class
Aram Bartholl will begin the master class with a presentation about his project. Participants will then have an opportunity for discussion. They will subsequently divide into small groups, begin making their own Dead Drops, and give brief presentations about them. The Dead Drops will then be installed in walls in Rotterdam.

http://www.showroommama.nl/texts/masterclassarambartholl.cfm

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SPEED SHOW: 'Internet Treffpunkt' – solo show Constant Dullaart

June 17, 2011

http://speedshow.net/internet-treffpunkt-solo-show-constant-dullaart
Internet pieces only!! Ongoing series, recent and new works!
7:00 – 22:00 PM, June 23rd, 2011
at Internet@Treffpunkt
Adalbertstr. / Naunynstr. (map)
10997 Berlin
RSVP http://on.fb.me/jzFDjN
curated by Aram Bartholl

All upcoming shows and archive on http://speedshow.net/

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Free Ai Weiwei – glasses !!

June 17, 2011

[first released on fffff.at]

Make your own FREE Ai Weiwei glasses today!! Download the post card PDF, print double sided, cut and mount the parts!! Show off your pair of FREE Ai Weiwei glasses!!
Aram Bartholl 2011

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Dead Drops: Honorary Mention – Prix Ars Electronica

June 15, 2011


I am very pleased to announce that Dead Drops won an Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica 2011!

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