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.

One night stand

30. June – 1. July 2019
Group Show, Horse and Pony, Berlin

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: September 2013

Are you human? (steel)

September 23, 2013

Are you human?
(ongoing series 2009 – 2013)
550 x 130, 10mm steel

Shown at ‘Hello World!! solo show at Kasseler Kunstverein, Sept 2013

CAPTCHA codes are small images we encounter on the internet almost every day. To prove to the server that we are human we have to decode the distorted random letter-number word. CAPTCHA is the acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart” and was developed in 2000. While at the Turing test humans were to decide if they chat with a program or another human. Today the computer is asking us if we were human. At the same time often it is quite difficult to decode these bend letters and numbers but spammers write specialized software which still is capable to do so. Are you human?

It is also interesting that CAPTCHA codes are generated by a script in the very moment a website is requested. In fact each code is unique but forgotten in digital nirvana very quickly. Once used (or failed) it will never appear as alike again. While many other files on the Internet are being copied and multiplied CAPTCHA codes stay in an ephemeral blind spot. They seem light, sometimes like a micro poem but they ask us the very existential question in an era of digital life.

This code was found on yahoo.com in spring 2013.


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'Hello World!' Pictures & Tour, Kassel

September 9, 2013

Hello world!
Aram Bartholl
August 30 – October 13, 2013
Kasseler Kunstverein

Dust Excpert 2 – Counterstrike Dust map life size gate situation made from card board.

All pictures:



pictures by Nils Klinger

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OFFLINE ART: Hardcore – documentation

September 9, 2013

THX everyone! The show came out really cool! Perfect setup and beautiful hardcore Netart!! :)) More about the OFFLINE ART exhibition format can be found here and an opening speech by Olia Lialina for the first edition is here.


Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany
August 30  – October 13 2013

curated by Aram Bartholl

‘Hardcore’ features a selected group of artists representing a wide range of radical approaches contrasting the mainstream idea of the digital image and web culture. Referring to subcultures in music during the 80s & 90s todays hardcore attitude can be found in various media and genres on the Internet. In the glossy controlled era of Facebook, Apple, and Google hardcore artists challenge conventions with radical points of view and hard core works.

production: Klara Pietrzak
code: Matthias Strubel
credits: xpo gallery

All pictures on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bartholl/sets/72157635466755374/


TOS (2013)

Found Abstract Renders (2012)
Digital Image, .PNG

EI JANE JANET LIN in collaboration with MIAO JIAXIN
Collaborations #3 (2010)

EVA AND FRANCO MATTES aka 0100101110101101.org
Emily’s Video, extract (2012)

http://kamasutra-on-dimgray.com (2013)

???? Representing  6′  Rainer Brendel  (2013)

(k)NEW.ERR▷ (2013)

PUNCH (2013)
found animated gif collage

Enduring Potential (2013)

TV from Craigslist (2008- ongoing)
digital files of various sizes

Beyond Resolution (2013)

SAKROWSKI aka. CuratingYouTube
CM-Version 2013 (2013)
video 18 min

YouTube Comments (2013)

Documenta DONE (1997)

The OFFLINE ART exhibition format:

Browser-based digital art works are broadcast locally from wifi routers which are not connected to the Internet. Each art work is assigned a single wifi router which is accessible through any device, like smart-phones, tablets or laptops. To access the different art works, the visitor has to connect to each network individually. The name of the network reflects the name of the artist. No matter what URL is opened, only the specific artwork appears in the browser. A small web server holding the art piece is installed on a USB flash drive which is connected to the router. Like frames holding the art, the routers are hung in the exhibition space which is otherwise empty. The art i tself becomes visible only on the visitor’s private screen.The pieces are locally widely accessible but disconnected from the Internet

Aram Bartholl 2013

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In Media Res

September 9, 2013

Georges et Archibald Verney-Carron
vous prient de bien vouloir assister
le 10 septembre 2013 à partir de 11 h
au vernissage de l’exposition
In medIas Res
Rodrigo arteaga (Chili)
aram Bartholl (allemagne)
Patricia Camet (Pérou)
Gloria Friedmann (France)
eva Jospin (France)
Benjamin mecz (France)
Genêt mayor (suisse)
simon nicaise (France)
Curateur : Alexis Jakubowicz
Du mardi au vendredi de 14 h à 19 h et sur rendez-vous
Le samedi de 14 h 30 à 19 h
45, quai Rambaud – 69002 Lyon
Tram T1 Montrochet – Bus S1 Confluence – La Sucrière

'Per Tweet ins Museum'

September 7, 2013

‘Per Tweet ins Museum’

Zwanzig Jahre ist es her, dass Künstler die ersten Arbeiten für das Internet entwickelt haben. Diese sogenannte Netzkunst aber blieb der Kunstszene bis heute fremd und fand kaum je Eingang in Institutionen. Das allerdings könnte sich in den kommenden Jahren ändern.

Tilman Baumgärtel


Interview: 'Hello World!', 'OFFLINE ART' and cyber-sprawl @ aqnb.com

September 5, 2013

An interview I gave about my solo show ‘Hello World!’, and the group show ‘OFFLINE ART‘ I curated, both at Kasseler Kunstverein on aqnb.com by Jean Kay. THX!!

Full interview http://www.aqnb.com/2013/09/05/an-interview-with-aram-bartholl/


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'Ein Flackern in der Cyberwirklichkeit'

September 5, 2013

Article in taz.de about my solo show ‘Hello World!’ in Kasseler Kunstverein and quotes from a conversation we had before. THX!!

Ein Flackern in der Cyberwirklichkeit
Die Kolonialisierung des Alltags durch das Internet: Aram Bartholl untersucht, wie Daten unsere Wahrnehmung der Welt beeinflussen.
by Tilman Baumgärtel

Zoom in or read online!  http://taz.de/Medienkunst-Ausstellung-in-Kassel/!123085/

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Fridericianum Drop

September 2, 2013

Fridericianum Drop part of Hello World!

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