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26. October 2019 – 31. January 2020
Group Show, MdbK, Leipzig

The Supermarket of Images

16. October 2019 – 13. February 2020
Group Show, Je de Paume, Paris

Vienna Biennale 2019

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

Modell und Ruine

25. May – 9. June 2019
Group Show, Werkleitz Festival, Dessau

On the occasion of the Bauhaus anniversary, the Werkleitz Festival 2019 will take place from May 25th to June 9th in Dessau-Roßlau. In the title model stands as a model for a future to be created and ruin as a testimony of a mostly idealized past. The aim of the festival is to locate the Bauhaus in a broader historical context. Thirteen artists are invited to this project, who dedicate themselves in Dessau from the current perspective to the poles of power model and ruin.

Workshop: True Depth

18. April 2019
Workshop, HeK, Basel

Panel Discussion

17. April 2019
Talk, HeK, Basel

BYOD

12. April 2019
Talk, Drugo More, Rijeka, Croatia

If birds in a truck fly, does the truck get lighter?

11. – 30. April 2019
Group Show, Drugo More, Rijeka, Croatia

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
https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/snap/

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

Biennale d’art contemporain de Strasbourg

13. December 2018 – 31. March 2019
Group Show, Hotel des Postes, Strasbourg, France

Blog Archive for Month: February 2017

Artist Talk – Bard college Berlin

February 28, 2017

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On Monday, March 6th 2017 at 5:00pm, Bard College Berlin has the pleasure to host conceptual artist Aram Bartholl for a guest talk titled “Never Worry Again.” The artist will be speaking about his artistic practice as well as sharing and discussing a wide range of recent works. This talk is open to the public. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Time: Monday, March 6, 2017 from 5:00pm
Venue: Bard College Berlin, Lecture Hall
Platanenstrasse 98a, 13156 Berlin (map)
Admission free

http://www.berlin.bard.edu/news/events/eventsview/archive/2017/february/article/march-6-never-worry-again-artist-talk-by-aram-bartholl/

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Leaving Facebook URL Generator

February 27, 2017

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Leaving Facebook URL Generator
website, html, java script
Aram Bartholl
2017

https://leaving-facebook.com/

I stumbled over this funny facebook exit page a few days ago. It is quite standard for many Internet platforms to present you a warning like this: “do you really wanna go to that link?” or “see you again soon at our great platform….”. You are leaving the walled garden but they want you to stay. In this particular case I think it is hilarious that facebook titles one of its own pages ‘leaving facebook’. People been talking about leaving facebook since years.

As a fun (and rather useless) service I offer at leaving-facebook.com for everyone to create custom ‘leaving facebook’-URLs. There has been a bit confusion and questions about what this services actually does. It is very simple. If you enter a URL in the form and hit submit facebook will present you the according exit warning page.  Follow the link, that is the idea of the WWW.

Credits: Jonas Lund

Never Worry Again

February 24, 2017

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Never Worry Again
sculpture
medium: dash button, vinyl print; size: 2,5 x 6 x 1,5 cm
Aram Bartholl
2017

Amazon Dash is an Internet connected button to make online shopping as simple as possible. The ‚click-buy‘ interface from the website becomes a real button. For each brand series Amazon offers a different button which, when pressed will result in the delivery of a single product. „Never worry again“ [to run out of soap, shampoo or chocolate etc.] was the slogan Amazon used advertise this new invention in Spring 2016.

With each button press a complicated chain of logistics and automation is triggered. A hyper optimized series of commands is issued through networks, software, robots and low wage workers to make the perfect delivery chain work. We don‘t understand in detail how all this works. Where does the product come from? Who made it? How many robots or low wage workers were involved or what is their condition? We just press a button and like magic a new consumer good appears a day later.

The current worldwide drone war works in a similar way. Drone operations are highly automated and distributed among a series of specialists with different tasks. Only very few officials get the whole picture who and why someone is attacked. The drone soldier in the bunker in nevada (or else where) who presses the button to kill certainly doesn’t know.

All we know is that these soon to be automated wars are taking place to ‘protect’ our ‚freedom‘ to consume, to make sure the people in the western world keep buying more and more products every day.

Aram Bartholl 2017

PS:
The project started with a photoshop mockup and tweet in April 2016.