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: December 2012

YOUR ART!! PARTY

December 19, 2012

YOUR ART!! PARTY


YOUR ART!! PARTY
10pm, December 29, 2012
@ PANKE club
Gerichtstr. 23, Berlin Wedding,
5th backyard map!!
FB event – http://www.facebook.com/events/438019962911693/

Make your own YOUR ART!! GOLDEN NECKLACE at the YOUR ART!! PARTY.
Show off all your works from your phone/tablet/etc wrapped as COOL necklace jewelry.
You are the SHOW!!
Aram Barholl40!!! 2012
PARTY LINEUP!! YESSSS!!!
Live sets:
– Comfort Fit (Tokyo Dawn Records) http://www.comfortfit.de/
– Curating Youtube http://curatingyoutube.net
DJ sets:
– BarNerby (Support Your Local Ghetto) http://supportyourlocalghetto.tumblr.com/about
– Justas Fresh (mondayJazz, Lithuania) http://mondayjazz.com/MJ157
– more tba!!
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How to make a YOUR ART!! golden necklace
Bring your art to the PARTY and make your own YOUR ART!! golden necklace.
Anything goes!! Show your latest digital shit from any suitable device!!
Hey ARAM, I don t have a touch phone!” No problem!!
Bring your paintings and hang them from your neck!! :))
Bring your:
– nokia phone,
– touch phone,
– tablet,
– laptop,
– framed prints or PAINTINGS!!
– what ever you want, hang it from your neck!

Gold chain, gold cardboard & tools etc will be provided.









http://www.flickr.com/photos/bartholl/sets/72157632280757007/show/
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Gerichtstr. 23, Berlin Wedding, 5th backyard map!!
Panke e.V. Gerichtstr. 23, Hof V. 13347, Wedding, Berlin

CU there!!

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Beyond Contemporary Art book by Etan Jonathan Ilfeld

December 19, 2012

I am glad to be featured in this very diverse refreshing overview on contemporary art.

Beyond Contemporary Art

Etan Jonathan Ilfeld
250 x 250 mm (9¾ x 9¾ in)
240 pages with 150 illustrations
Paperback with flaps
ISBN 978-1-908126-22-1
October 2012
£24.95   €29.95   US$39.95
In this book, the author surveys the key concepts and ideas that have reverberated throughout the art world in the last decade through studying the artists who have created them. From blockbuster museum exhibitions to influential art fairs and art-stars, the ever-expanding contemporary art world has been increasingly integrated into popular culture. While highlighting established artists such as Gerhard Richter, the book also includes emerging and mid-career artists whose work ranges widely. Artists such as Jeremy Wood who plots his movement across the globe through GPS tracking, Tatsuo Miyajima who does digital light displays, Eduardo Kac who does transgenic bio-art or Santiago Sierra who paid workers to shift a heavy rock back and forth are among the international artists included in this book. Often controversial, these artists push the boundaries of what would traditionally be considered art.
http://www.vivays-publishing.com/beyond_contemporary_art.htm

see also
http://we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/2012/10/beyond-contemporary-art.php
http://www.roomsmagazine.com/index.php/2012/10/going-beyond-contemporary-art-with-etan-ilfeld/

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Article Stuttgarter Zeitung

December 11, 2012


“Wo, bitte, geht’s zur realen Welt?” by Ricarda Stiller, 11.12.2012 08:00 Uhr
https://www.stuttgarter-zeitung.de/inhalt.internetkritik-wo-bitte-geht-s-zur-realen-welt.54006f04-4fa8-444f-b841-23a9a99a9f72.html
excerpt:
Was macht das Internet mit uns?
Mit dem Internet potenziert sich die Medienkritik in dem Maße, wie sich das Medium in alle erdenklichen Lebenssituationen ausbreitet. Vom Überall-Internet sind wir nicht mehr weit entfernt, vielleicht ist es sogar schon da. Nur an den Endgeräten wird noch gearbeitet. Längst besteht die Möglichkeit, dass der Kaffeevollautomat sich seine Software eigenständig über das Web aktualisiert. Konnte man sich vor zehn Jahren kaum eine Verwendung für Tablet-Computer vorstellen, wird man sich in zehn Jahren kaum noch vorstellen können, dass man seinen Alltag ohne einen Tablet-PC bewältigen kann.
Die Frage, was der Computer, das Internet, die sozialen Netzwerke oder Computerspiele mit uns anrichten, stellen sich nicht nur Soziologen, Medienanalytiker, Kulturwissenschaftler oder Psychologen, die zu diesem Thema den Büchermarkt fluten. Den aus Bremen stammenden und in Berlin lebenden Medienkünstler Aram Bartholl beschäftigt dieses Thema derart, dass es sich in fast allen seinen Arbeiten in irgendeiner Form wiederfindet.
read on full article

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'Home Entertainment'

December 10, 2012


I am very pleased to announce the latest DVD vol.4  for the install at the MMI. Was fun to dig through big stacks of DVDs to make this 78 chapters video DVD. Enjoy! 🙂
‘Home Entertainment’ Aram Bartholl. 2012, 31 mins. video DVD.
DVD Dead Drop vol.4 at the Museum of Moving Image, NYC
December 7, 2012–January 31, 2013
The reign of the DVD is over, and with it the era of the extra. Before home entertainment was streamed from the cloud, movies came on DVDs that contained more than just the featured attraction. Studios added bonus content like behind-the-scenes documentaries and audio commentaries to make DVDs more desirable to consumers.
But DVDs also came with undesirable extras that were universally frustrating to captive audiences waiting for their movie to begin: unskippable content. Trailers for upcoming movies, promotional spots, and other unwanted clips all found their way immovably in front of featured attractions.
Home Entertainment is a collection of media found on DVDs from around the world that you always wanted to skip, but couldn’t: international copyright warnings, home entertainment publisher logos, studio and distributor bumpers, anti-piracy propaganda, and more. This time, however, all the clips are chaptered, so you can finally skip them.
 
 

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LOVE Vienna!

December 8, 2012


Impressive Gesammtkunstwerk by Austrian writers!
 

LIEBE GRÜSSE!!

December 6, 2012


and Niko’s reply links to:

:))

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Hack the city!

December 4, 2012


It says: ‘Scooter chalk, become a street artist!’, found at NETTO Berlin

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Calendar Update

December 4, 2012

Current & upcoming shows / talks / workshops
16.5.-26.6.2013
Solo show
at xpo gallery, Paris
1.-14.4.2013
F.A.T. Lab GOLD – 5 years of fffffat!!
at Eyebeam, New York, US
6.3.-27.3.2013
Solo show
at Aksioma, Ljubljana, Slovenia
21.2.-12.3.2013
OFFLINE ART: new2
group show, curation at xpo gallery, Paris
10.-14.1.2013
Filmwinter
Wand5 Stuttgart, Germany
29.12.2012
YOUR ART!! party
Panke Club, Berlin
1.12.-26.1.2013
Meine Wunderkammer
group show at [DAM] Berlin
with: Aram Bartholl (DE), Simon Biggs (AU), Laurence Gartel (US), Lynn Hershmann Leeson (US), Frieder Nake (DE), Flavien Thery (FR), UBERMORGEN.COM (AT), Norman White (CA), among others
28.11.2012
Artist talk
at uclan Preston, UK
17.11.2012 – 5.1.2013
Co- Re-Creating Spaces
centralTrak, UT Dallas, US
curated by Carolyn Sortor & Michael A. Morris
with: Morehshin Allahyari; Nadav Assor; Amy Balkin; Aram Bartholl; Zanny Begg & Oliver Ressler; Linda Bilda; Irina Botea; Martha Colburn; Danette Dufilho, Anne Lawrence, Bernie Diaz, et al.; eteam; Cao Fei; Yevgeniy Fiks, Olga Kopenkina, & Alexandra Lerman; Institute for Wishful Thinking; Greg Metz, Kristin Cochran, & Cassandra Emswiler; Martha Rosler; Dread Scott; Yes Lab/Steve Lambert; Karen Weiner.
15.11.2012
Artist talk
at Next Level conference, Cologne, Germany
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Past shows / talks / workshops….
 

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Case Mod I

December 1, 2012


Case Mod I
Aram Bartholl 2004
Size: 50x60x40 cm
Media: sand stone, 386DX40 PC, b/w screen, keyboard, floppy w/ Prince of Persia
at [DAM] Berlin show ‘Meine Wunderkammer’

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