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: September 2018

Miete Strom Instagram

September 24, 2018

Walch&Winkler: Miete Strom Instagram

Am Moritzplatz, Oranienstr. 58,10969 Berlin / 26.09. – 30.09.2018

Curated by: Raul Walch & Eric Winckler

With: Akim, Aram Bartholl, Peter Behrbohm, Dirk Bell, Bianca Benenti, Ekaterina Burlyga, Jan Bünnig, Black Palm, Maurizio Cattelan, Zuzanna Czebatul, Mariechen Danz, Broken Dimanche Press, Nadja Buttendorf, Gabi Dziuba, Charlotte Dualé, Leon Eisermann, Ólafur Elíasson, Jeschkelanger (Marie Jeschke, Anja Langer), Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Kevin Kemter, Lilli Kuschel, Julius Lehniger, Dennis Loesch, Jonas Lund, Michaela Meise, Simon Mullan, Mylasher, Anna Lucia Nissen, Ahmet Öğüt, Laure Prouvost, R&D ((Maru Mushtrieva & Emilia Kurylowicz), Robben & Winkler (Eric Winkler), Natalia Rolón, Fette Sans, Seriennummer (Vincent Grunwald), Hanna Schwarz, Clemence Seilles, Anna Szaflarski, Jan Timme, The Internet Shop, Rosemarie Trockel, Urara Tsuchiya, Ugemfo, Und. Studio, Viron Erol Vert, Vova Vorotniov, Raul Walch, Franz West, Marie Rømer Westh, Philip Wiegard, Helga Wretman

25.09.2018, 5 pm opening reception
28.09.2018, 3 pm FOOD program with Raul Walch
30.09.2018, 2 pm FITNESS FOR NORMAL PEOPLE with Helga Wretman
30.09.2018, 3 pm FOOD program with Anne Duk Hee Jordan
30.09.2018, 6 pm Panel with Jeschkelanger, Ahmet Ögut and Philipp Wiegard (german/english)

„Miete Strom Instagram“ (Rent Electricity Instagram) by Walch&Winkler is an event designed to reflect the work and living conditions currently prevalent among artists in Berlin. Rather than an invitation to passively view commercialised exhibition and market processes, the works put together here reflect the art scene’s current sense of identity, which emerges from a desire to independently analyse and participate in the fast-growing commercial interest in contemporary visual art. The aim of this study is to nurture artistic empowerment.

Beyond their artistic and geographic context, the works on show share a common functionality owing to the circumstances of their production, namely: in their obvious manifestation in the form of lamps, shoes and clothes, the objects highlight the artist’s existential need to create alternative means of income. The objects assembled at the Walch&Winkler event reveal a whole host of strategies and work methods that have arisen out of necessity among the community.

The event is being launched by two Berlin-based artists, Raul Walch and Eric Winkler. In their independent artistic practice, both are known to explore the de-, and re-contextualisation of created objects by continuously challenging the genre limitations of sculpture, conceptual art and performance.

Walch and Winkler see “Miete, Strom, Instagram” as a platform for introducing a range of business initiatives and a space to share and discuss experiences thereof. Besides hosting talks and presentations the event includes dining, with a variety of chefs initiating a reinterpretation of the New York artists’ restaurant FOOD.

“Miete Strom Instagram” runs an own daily shuttle service between the Art Berlin Fair and the exhibition
space.

 

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Gallery.Delivery

September 13, 2018

Gallery.Delivery — by Sebastian Schmieg, presented by Roehrs Boetsch

Gallery.Delivery is both a group exhibition and a performance that can be ordered online. It will be delivered by bike courier in a “White Cube” courier bag to the address stipulated in the order, where it will be temporarily installed.
22.-30.9.2018

With: !Mediengruppe Bitnik & Low Jack, Andy Kassier, Aram Bartholl, Bastiaan de Nennie, Banz & Bowinkel, Grażyna Roguski, Jonas Lund, Milena Milosavljevic, Nadja Buttendorf, Olia Lialina, Peggy Pehl, Shawn Maximo, Silvio Lorusso

Concept and curation “by Sebastian Schmieg

Available during gallery.delivery -> “Forgot your password?” (Berlin 123), mousepad, Aram Bartoll 2018