Current Events

Urban Art Biennale

26. April – 10. November 2024
Biennial, Völklinger Hüttte, Saarbrücken

The World In My Hand

18. April – 31. October 2024
Group Show, Alexanser Tutsek-Stiftung, München

The World in My Hand explores the smartphone as both object and aesthetic inspiration for artistic creation. It comments on public debates surrounding the many uses of smartphones: from always-on media consumption to digital detox, from swiping and matching to ghosting and blocking, from language atrophy to information overload, from resource depletion to status symbol.

The curators, Dr Jörg Garbrecht and Katharina Wenkler, have chosen a narrative approach to the exhibition. In eight chapters, they summarize various aspects and debates surrounding the smartphone, ranging from the launch date of our daily digital companion to its characteristic touchscreen and the contractions of time and space it enables. Deeply personal moments – such as Ai Weiwei’s selfie at the moment of his arrest or Sergey Melnitchenko’s photograph of his son during a blackout in Kyiv – appear alongside themes of perception and presentation of the self, as realized in the glass sculpture Stability by Julija Pociūtė. Other subjects include: looking for love online, as in Ariane Forkel’s Casanova’s Kabinett or John Yuyi’s Tinder Match; the complexities and pitfalls of digital communication, for example in the works of James Akers or Alejandra Seeber; and the smartphone as a means of staying in touch during pandemic lockdown isolation, for instance in the work of George McLeod. Edward Burtynsky’s photograph of lithium mines in the Atacama Desert calls attention to the topic of raw materials for electronic devices.

With works by:
Tornike Abuladze, James Akers, Ai Weiwei, Kate Baker, Aram Bartholl, Tillie Burden, Edward Burtynsky, Yvon Chabrowski, Julia Chamberlain, Rachel Daeng Ngalle, Erwin Eisch, Ariane Forkel, Shige Fujishiro, Valentin Goppel, David Horvitz, Artem Humilevskyi, Gudrun Kemsa, Zsuzsanna Kóródi, Brigitte Kowanz, George McLeod, Sergey Melnitchenko, Jonas Noël Niedermann, Julian Opie, Cornelia Parker, Katie Paterson mit Zeller & Moye, Julija Pociūtė, Rebecca Ruchti, Karin Sander, Jeffrey Sarmiento, Alejandra Seeber, JanHein van Stiphout, Jolita Vaitkute, Sascha Weidner, John Yuyi, Jeff Zimmer

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Upcoming Events

25 Jahre Stiftung Springhornhof

21. September – 3. November 2024
Group Show, Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen

Flussbad Berlin

11. – 30. September 2024
Group Show, Roter Saal, Berlin

Recent Events

Killyourphone workshop

13. April 2024
Workshop, Transmediale exhibition hosted by Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin

14:00 – 16:00

Killyourphone is an open workshop format. Participants are invited to make their own signal blocking phone pouch. In the pouch the phone can’t send or receive any signals. It is dead! This workshop was run for the first time at the Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg end of 2013.

Stitch Incoming!!

25. March 2024
Curatorial, Speed Show at Web Cafe, Athens

Monday 25th of March, 7:00 PM at Web Cafe, Eptanisou 40, 113 61 , Kypseli – Athens

with:
!Mediengruppe Bitnik with Selena Savić & Gordan Savičić , Ingrid Hideki, Joanna Bacas, Kyriaki Goni, Maria Mavropoulou, Marina Gioti, Marsunev, Nadja Buttendorf, Theo Triantafyllidis

Curated by Aram Bartholl & Socrates Stamatatos

Speed Show lands in Greece, the country of souvlaki, the sun (yes we can claim that they originated a celestial body), ouzo, feta, an enormous financial debt. Currently, Greece is also trending for all the wrong reasons namely, gentrification, queerphobia, state crimes and more dystopic incidents.
As 2024 unfolds, we find ourselves amidst a whirlwind of confusion, bombarded with a cacophony of online horrors to consume, an attention span further abbreviated by TikTok’s algorithm and the barrage of incoming stitches.

Stitches Incoming serve as a conduit for creators to engage and converse, traversing from one topic to the next. They have evolved into a new social fabric, weaving connections within an ever-shifting digital and physical landscape while also serving as a testament to personal and collective traumas, both past and present.

What unites the participating digital artists? Perhaps everything and nothing simultaneously… Departing from the traditional Speed Show setup, where artworks are carefully stacked inside internet cafe computers, and drawing inspiration from the structure of TikTok stitches, each piece seems to propel the conversation forward, or perhaps uses the next as a springboard for its own narrative.

Stitch this and stitch that, we have everything you ever wanted (maybe) ! Are we stuck in an infinite loop of sh*tposting, valuable content, the highlight of social issues, personal and interpersonal experiences?
Maybe! Come and find out…

More info on Speed Shows at https://speedshow.net/stitch-incoming/

Killyourphone workshop

23. March 2024
Workshop, Transmediale exhibition hosted by Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin

14:00 – 16:00

Killyourphone is an open workshop format. Participants are invited to make their own signal blocking phone pouch. In the pouch the phone can’t send or receive any signals. It is dead! This workshop was run for the first time at the Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg end of 2013.

Killyourphone workshop

9. March 2024
Workshop, Transmediale exhibition hosted by Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin

14:00 – 16:00

Killyourphone is an open workshop format. Participants are invited to make their own signal blocking phone pouch. In the pouch the phone can’t send or receive any signals. It is dead! This workshop was run for the first time at the Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg end of 2013.

Blog Archive for Month: June 2018

Le Grand Monnayage

June 20, 2018

Le Grand Monnayage

Biennale d’art contempoirain de Melle

30.6. – 23.9.2018, preview 29.6.2018
Melle, Deux-Sèvres, France
https://biennale-melle.fr

curated by: Chloé Hipeau-Disko & Frédéric Legros

with:
Ghada Amer, Jannis Kounellis, Aram Bartholl, Jean-François Krebs, Xinyi Liu, Cécile Beau & Emma Loriaut, Renata Lucas, Brognon Rollin, Clemens Botho Goldbach, Pierre Mercier, Guglielmo Castelli, Otobong Nkanga, Ali Cherri, Yoko Ono, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Hubert Duprat, Pieter Vermeersch, Jimmie Durham, Philip Wiegard, Elsa Fauconnet, Kimsooja, Gloria Zein

Statement

The city of Melle is unique because of the presence of its mines and its minting which placed it in the heart of Europe for centuries. Quickly, this specificity of the city seemed to us a quite contemporary angle which allowed us to approach subjects such as money, exchange, circulation, value and quite simply stone and ore.

With “Le Grand Monnayage” we had this desire to tell stories and share experiences and as such Melle is a considerable source of inspiration. Here, no white cubes, but a multitude of heritage places open to artists and visitors: three Romanesque churches, one of which was a prison, an ancient court that inspired Jean de La Fontaine, and the silver mines, forgotten for several centuries, which remind us that Melle was the city whose production of silver and coins was the most important in all Western Europe at the time of Carolingians and until the tenth century.

Melle and its many curiosities are a reality that one contemplates only by staying there. Carried by the stories specific to each place, the artists’ investment in this adventure has been total. Fascinated by the Mines, walking the streets of Melle, taking advantage of this unique framework of creation and exchanges, they have made the city a place of projects and production, a territory of art.

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Otra visita a la escultura

June 12, 2018

Otra visita a la escultura

Laboratorio ArteAlameda, Mexico city
29.6. – 2.9.2018
Inauguracion: 28 de junio 19:30 h

curated by: Violeta Horcasitas

with:
Aram Bartholl, Detanicolain, Gino de Dominicis, Roberto Garcia Hernandez, VerOnica Gerber Bicecci, Julieta Gil, Lindsay Lawson, Sara Ludy, Lina Mazenett & David Quiroga, Lorna Mills, Sabrina Ratte, Jason Ronallo, Miguel Angel Salazar, Rick Silva

From the Earth, it seems that it is the Sun that revolves around the planet, it is a so-called apparent movement that gives rise to another concept which is solar time. Two categories have been created to measure this time: true solar time and average solar time. The first one, is based on direct observation, i.e. what we could see thanks to a sundial; the second is based on a so-called fictitious sun, which would be a sun “moving” at a constant speed around the earth all year round.

Another visit to the sculpture is an exhibition that talks about error and success and brings together the work of artists from different generations, but above all, that work from different artistic practices: contemporary artists, visual artists, visual artists or post-internet dialog about repetition, attempts and processes. The pieces move between the dichotomy of the exact and the vague while blurring that dividing line when generating, almost like a sculptural act, a discovery. Some of the pieces can be stated as philosophical, scientific or mathematical axioms as they build and mold matter, whether it’s digital or analog.

Another visit to the sculpture subverts the title of one of the pieces included in the exhibition, which in turn, is based on and modifies the title of one of the pieces. Don Martin’s comic strip: Another visit with the sculptor. It is the story of an artist who after finishing what he considers his masterpiece, shares his work with a collector. For a brief moment, he is recognized by the magnificence of his work. Seconds The sculptor is then surprised to realize that what the collector sees is a residue of marble on the floor and not the sculpture. that he considers his greatest work of art.

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Laboratorio ArteAlameda Ciudad de Mexico
http://artealameda.bellasartes.gob.mx

This is my old blog!! New posts at -> http://arambartholl.com/news/

June 3, 2018

This is my old blog from back in the days when blogging was a cool thing ;)) Things moved to my new website but everything here will stay online. New blog posts can be found at arambartholl.com/news