Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art

4. October – 24. November 2019
Group Show, Coventry, Coventry

The highly anticipated second Coventry Biennial will unfold across the city from the 4th October to the 24th November 2019 and we invite people to learn, look, make, talk, think and walk with us.

The biennial’s title this year is The Twin and it comprises a series of exhibitions, events and activities about relationships.

We are an international city; Coventry and Volgograd, Russia, were the first modern twin cities in the world and this year marks the 75th anniversary of that historic bond of friendship.

The core programme of The Twin will unfold across the city in medieval and modernist buildings as well as in artist studios, galleries and museums. We will be exhibiting new and existing artworks by individual artists, duos and groups from Coventry, across the UK and from many of our international twin cities as well as other international locations. We are delighted to be exhibiting the artists listed below and will be announcing a small number of additional practitioners over the coming weeks and months:

Isobel Adderley & Jazz Moreton, Tully Arnot, Art & Language, Jonny Bark, Aram Bartholl, Jordan Baseman, James Birkin, Simon & Tom Bloor, James Bridle, Lorsen Camps, Paul Chan & Badlands Unlimited, David Cheeseman, James Clarkson, Anna Columbine, Maud Cotter, Paul Crook, Matthew Darbyshire, Joseph DeLappe, Lisa Denyer, Jacqueline Donachie, Caitriona Dunnett, EVOL, Anne Forgan, Dylan Fox, Darryl Georgiou & Rebekah Tolley, Zuza Golinska, Noémie Goudal, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Mona Hatoum, Corey Hayman, Nicky Hirst, Clare Holdstock, Fred Hubble, Andrew Jackson, Juneau Projects, Navi Kaur, Smirna Kulenović, Liz Lake, Ollie Ma, Ioana Marinescu, Tony McClure, Lorna Mills, Anna Molska, MTAA, Alexandra Muller, Edie Jo Murray, Uriel Orlow, OUTLINE & Smirna Kulenović, Paper Rad, Bharti Parmar, Parmar & Piper, Partisan Social Club, Mathew Parkin, Matthew Picton, Duncan Poulton, Adele Mary Reed, Lis Rhodes, Rafaël Rozendaal, Ana Rutter, Richard Scott, Shirana Shahbazi, Larissa Shaw, Thomson & Craighead, Leonid Toprover, Chidera Ugada, Mhairi Vari, Nilupa Yasmin

Immortality – The Ural Bienniale

12. September – 1. December 2019
Group Show, uralbiennale.ru, Ekaterinburg

The Ural Industrial Biennial is the largest regional art project with international participation among those existing on the territory of the Russian Federation. The Biennial takes place at former industrial and non-exhibition spaces in Ekaterinburg and other cities of the Ural region.

In its 5th edition, the Ural Biennial explores concepts behind the Immortality, both secular and sacred; it is seen as a powerful utopist idea, as technocratic obscurity, as a symbolic tool and as a condition which might cause evident ethical schisms.

Strike Now!!

11. – 15. September 2019
Solo Show, panke.gallery, Berlin

Strike Now is a platform for discussion and exhibition about today’s working conditions in the so called ‘gig economy’. The rise of service oriented Internet companies like Uber, Amazon and Deliveroo etc created massive amounts app based self employment under often harsh conditions. Is this the new slavery of the post digital Internet commercial revolution? In which ways can workers counteract the algorithmic chains of start-up venture capital? With  lectures, a panel and an exhibition Strike Now at panke.gallery will examine these and further questions. A project by Aram Bartholl, funded by Stiftung Kunstfonds.

Please don’t stand in the middle of the road waiting for me to get you on camera

23. June – 22. July 2019
Group Show, isthisitisthisit.com, Online

Vienna Biennale 2019

28. May 2019 – 27. May 2020
Group Show, MAK Design Labors, Vienna

SF MOMA: Snap + Share

24. March – 4. August 2019
Group Show, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

SFMOMA: snap+share
transmitting photographs from mail art to social networks
March 30–August 4, 2019

The exhibition snap+share gives visitors a new way to visualize — and experience — how photographs have become so ubiquitous in our daily lives. Whether through early examples of 1960s and ’70s mail art, physical piles of pictures uploaded to the Internet over a 24-hour period, or a working refrigerator that allows participatory meme-making, visitors can trace the evolution of sharing photographs.

Spanning the history of mail art to social networks, the show presents a variety of artists working in various media, from framed paper-based art to immersive installations. Some of these artists include On Kawara, Ray Johnson, Moyra Davey, Erik Kessels, Corinne Vionnet, and David Horvitz. Exploring how networks are created through the act of sending images out into the world, this exhibition reveals just how those networks have changed in the age of the Internet.

curated by Clement Cheroux
with: Thomas Bachler, Ray Johnson, Aram Bartholl, On Kawara, Joseph Beuys, Erik Kessels , Moyra Davey, William Larson, Jan Dibbets, Eva and Franco Mattes, Walker Evans, Peter Miller, Jeff Guess, Ken Ohara, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Stephen Shore, Kate Hollenbach, Endre Tót, David Horvitz, Corinne Vionnet

Blog Archive for Month: July 2012

How to make a light bulb to AC socket adapter

July 30, 2012

(since you can t buy these in EU … w/ @daviddarts at Offline Filesharing workshop at Baltan labs, Eindhoven NL)


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Döner Turf

July 30, 2012

(.. beautiful how the astro turf carpet blends in with the city 🙂 found at Nettelbergplatz, Berlin)

URL Verlängerung

July 28, 2012

love this!

by Kim Asendorf

Calendar Update

July 26, 2012

Current & upcoming shows / talks / workshops

F.A.T. Lab GOLD – 5 years of fffffat!!
Eyebeam, New York, US

fiac art fair
City of Paris – Contemporary art, latest acquisitions
Paris, France

Digitale Kultur: GameTalks
Stadtbibliothek, Stuttgart, Germany

Rock the Block
Backjumps, Berlin, Germany

Graphic Design Festival Breda
Breda, Netherlands

Zero1 Bienale, San Jose, US

DVD dead drop
MMI – Mueum of Moving Image New York, US

Studio visits,
NYU Berlin, summer program, Berlin

14.6. – 30.9.2012
Megacool 4.0
künstlerhaus k/haus in Vienna, Austria

2.6. – 22.9. 2012
UMOCA – Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, USA
curated by: Aaron Moulton
with: Steve McQueen, Ignacio Uriarte, Adam Bateman, Beehive Design Collective, Andy Graydon, Janos Fodor, Jakup Ferri, REP Group, Rainer Ganahl, Aram Barhtoll, Pablo Helguera, Lucia Nimcova, Ignasi Aballi, Lisa Oppenheim, Bob Moss, and more


..prior Events

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Welcome Berlin Summer!

July 25, 2012

How is it going? … All good, thx!

(finally i can take my new fan into action, found in our stair well., Gerichtstr, Berlin)

How to drill a hole in a museum

July 25, 2012

Preparations for the DVD deaddrop at MMI, (feat. Mr. 007 @jasoneppink , pics & clip by Matt Spevack, thx!!)


Project page DVD Dead Drop

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July 22, 2012

Beautiful WDR 3 ‘Mosaik’ radio (play) piece about Dead Drops by Claudia Friedrich. Thx!!

MP3 here 2012-07-04_mos_3_0702_kunststicks.mp3 (german)



Dead Drop in Funkhaus-Wand, Foto: Claudia Friedrich
Bild vergrößernDead-Drop in Funkhaus-Wand

Mosaik kommt in die Mauer

Der Künstler Wolf Vostell zementierte sein Auto ein und nannte es Ruhender Verkehr. Das war 1969. Vor zwei Jahren machte sich erneut ein Künstler auf den Weg und zementierte einen Alltagsgegenstand ein. Kein Auto, sondern einen USB-Stick. Aram Bartholl pflanzte das digitale Speichermedium in eine Mauerritze in New York. Die Idee stammt aus einer Zeit, in der geheime Nachrichten per Post übermittelt wurden. Menschen, die sich unerkannt Informationen zukommen lassen wollten, nutzten als Medien so genannte Tote Briefkästen, Dead Drops. Das waren kleine Stifte oder Boxen, die sie zum Beispiel in Astlöchern oder Mauerritzen versteckten. Nur Adressat und Empfänger wussten davon. Der Künstler Aram Bartholl verwandelt USB-Sticks in Dead Drops. Diese toten Briefkästen sind alles andere als geheim. Jeder hat Zugang. Er kann Bilder, Texte, Töne drauf laden oder runterladen. Mit diesem Kunstprojekt löste Aram Bartholl eine weltumspannende Bewegung aus.

Reportage von Claudia Friedrich

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Head Shot!

July 19, 2012

(update of https://arambartholl.com/old_blog/1st-blood 🙂 … found on Gerichtstr, Berlin)

DVD dead drop at MMI

July 15, 2012

I am very pleased to announce a new piece! I ve been working on this with the MMI for a while now and I am very excited it’s shaping up. (THX Jason Eppink!!) As a follow-up project from the Dead Drops piece the DVD dead drop offers a new perspective on filesharing and museum art shows in public space 🙂 In a monthly cycle digital exhibitions and featured content will be accessible through a slot in the wall of the MMI 🙂 (make sure you keep that old machine with a DVD drive!)

DVD dead drop
Permanent installation at MMI Museum of Moving Image, NYC

Made possible by the Harpo Foundation.
Support: Jonas Lund

Opening reception Thursday, August 16, 6:00–8:00 p.m. 2012

HOT – A digital show on DVD
at Museum of Moving Image, NYC
August 16 – September 15, 2012, curated by Aram Bartholl,
more details soon!


Project page DVD Dead Drop


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July 15, 2012

(… found near Westhafen, Berlin)