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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.

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

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

Biennale d’art contemporain de Strasbourg

13. December 2018 – 28. February 2019
Group Show, Hotel des Postes, Strasbourg, France

Thailand Biennale

2. November 2018 – 28. February 2019
Group Show, OCAC, Krabi, Thailand

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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

 

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August 28, 2018

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Solo show at Emmanuel gallery, Denver University of Colorado
August 31 – November 17, 2018
Opening August 30, 6:00 pm

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.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator

 

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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.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator

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

Ein gemachter Mensch

May 28, 2018

Iwajla Klinke, o.T., Serie: Bescherkinder (Lausitz), 2010,

Ein gemachter Mensch – Künstlerische Fragen an Identitäten

Kallmann Museum, Ismaning, Germany
26. Mai bis 16. September 2018
Eröffnung: Freitag, 25. Mai 2018, 19 Uhr

Selma Alaçam, Aram Bartholl, Martin Brand, James Bridle, Harun Farocki, Sandra Filic, Iwajla Klinke, Alicja Kwade, Sali Muller, Timea Anita Oravecz, Daniela Risch, Nasan Tur, Anna Witt, Veronika Witte, Naneci Yurdagül

More info: Kallmann-Museum_Flyer_2018_Identitaet (german)
Short video walk through of the show -> vimeo.com/272551578

#DATAMAZE

May 28, 2018

“Forgot your password?” at #Datamaze DOX, Prague

#DATAMAZE
8. 6. 2018 – 8. 6. 2020
DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
Prague

Exhibiting artists:
!Mediengruppe Bitnik, Aram Bartholl, Paolo Cirio, Adam Harvey

We are the internet! Our world is changing. We are witnessing a revolution that for the last thirty years has been changing how we think, communicate, work, and spend our free time. The internet has become a tool and instrument of daily life. It has created a world that we plumb and simultaneously run away from. This process is irreversible and has permanently changed how our society works. This is one of the reasons why it is important to reflect on our situation and our position within it: we aren’t only witnesses to the digital transformation, we are all a part of it, passive or active.

Welcome to the data world! The #DATAMAZE project presents an “extended exhibition”. It combines the concept of an exhibition that is a work in progress with a workspace and library intended for activities and developing collaboration across areas and topics related to a critical reflection on our existence environment, with a lecture space.

Is this you in the video?

February 27, 2018

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Solo show, Aram Bartholl
Gallery Chaufferie, H.E.A.R., Strasbourg
New works!

April 6  — May 6, 2018
Opening April 5, 7:00 pm
 

While Facebook apologizes to the world from high up on its mountain of data, 1.4 billion user passwords party naked on the Internet. Research has shown that the ‘123456’ is used for 17% of all passwords. There is so much free WiFi in the air to catch you, it is almost impossible to get online. But there is coffee, so you stay for the deep pocket packet inspection of your traffic.

Is this you in the video? Don’t click the link I sent you!

Like the pigeons’ best friend, CCTV cams squat in every high corner of the city protecting us from the future. Will they fall off or be released from their stoical non-presence? A total of 750 info screens have been removed from the still closed / never opened BER airport in Berlin because the technology is outdated. The screens had been running for six years straight without anybody ever having looked at them.

Yes, I saw this already.

Please place all your bags on the left tray. Mirrored self-checkout in an uberficial life without cueing is on autoplay. 24 likes. Thank you for being our customer today.

 
April 6 – Mai 6, 2018
HEAR, La Chaufferie
5 rue de la Manufacture des Tabacs
Strasbourg, www.hear.fr
 

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All pictures at https://www.flickr.com/photos/bartholl/sets/72157689720740210/
 

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Is this you in the video

February 27, 2018

Is this you in the video?

Solo show, Aram Bartholl
Gallery Chaufferie, H.E.A.R., Strasbourg
April 6 – Mai 6, 2018

Statement:

While Facebook apologizes to the world from high up on its mountain of data, 1.4 billion user passwords party naked on the Internet. Research has shown that the ’123456′ is used for 17% of all passwords. There is so much free WiFi in the air to catch you, it is almost impossible to get online. But there is coffee, so you stay for the deep pocket packet inspection of your traffic. Is this you in the video? Don’t click the link I sent you!

Like the pigeons’ best friend, CCTV cams squat in every high corner of the city protecting us from the future. Will they fall off or be released from their stoical non-presence? A total of 750 info screens have been removed from the still closed / never opened BER airport in Berlin because the technology is outdated. The screens had been running for six years straight without anybody ever having looked at them. Yes, I saw this already.

Please place all your bags on the left tray. Mirrored self-checkout in an uberficial life without cueing is on autoplay. 24 likes. Thank you for being our customer today.

Aram Bartholl 2018

HEAR, La Chaufferie
5 rue de la Manufacture des Tabacs
Strasbourg, www.hear.fr

Don't show again

January 30, 2018

Group show by the class New Media, Prof. Aram Bartholl, Kunsthochschule Kassel.

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Don’t Show Again!

Constant alerts, requests, and notifications keep us immersed in information flowing daily across our screens. Little windows appear at the monitor’s edge and jump onto smartphone taskbars; milky overlays interfere with viewing entire web pages.

It is down to attention. User attention is now the most valuable commodity on the Internet. The online advertising industry is in real crisis. Only the biggest advertising monopolies–Google and Facebook–can still benefit from advertising revenue, while all others are left with nothing. Social media networks are saturated, user numbers are stagnating; there is an increasing fatigue with liking, sharing and posting because too many services, news items, and friend requests are competing for our attention. It seems as if faith in what is presented to us on screens is diminishing. “That’s fake” is the new standard. A limited number of meme-like headlines get global attention while important issues sink without a trace. We spend on average up to three hours a day on smartphones only to ask ourselves later what we actually achieved.

New Media students of Kunsthochschule Kassel deal with questions of attention, identity, and the use of media in a variety of ways. How do images and topics appear and spread through the Internet? What role does the screen play as a limit to understanding, and how will automation continue to change society? Overcoming the post-digital regime of attention will require new ideas and concepts that the technology-centered efficiency logic of internet platforms can never provide.
 

Participating Students:
Nicole Brauer, İpek Burçak, Echo Can Luo, Christopher Casper, Hannes Drescher, Stefan Endres, Robin Höke, Mike Huntemann, Saskia Kaffenberger, Jonas Leichsenring, Naima Omari, Didem Sandıkcı, Mario Strahl,
Video program: Lucie Friederike Müller, Jacob Höfle, Lisa Dreykluft, …

http://dontshowagain.online website by Stefan Endres

 
Reaktor, Wien
Vernissage: 19. Februar 2018, 19:00 Uhr
Öffnungszeiten: 20. Februar 2018, 10:00 – 16:00 Uhr
Geblergasse 40, 1170 Wien
https://www.reaktor.art/

 
(german version)

Don’t Show Again!

Ständig wiederkehrende Warnungen, Nachfragen oder Benachrichtigungen beschäftigen uns kontinuierlich bei der täglichen Informationsaufnahme am Bildschirm. Kleine Fenster erscheinen am Monitorrand, springen in der Smartphone-Taskleiste auf und milchige Overlays versperren die Sicht auf ganze Webseiten.

Es geht um Aufmerksamkeit. Die Aufmerksamkeit des Users ist heutzutage das höchste Gut im Internet. Die Online-Werbebranche befindet sich dabei in einer handfesten Krise. Nur die großen Werbemonopole Google und Facebook können noch von Werbeeinnahmen profitieren, alle anderen gehen leer aus. Viele Social Media Networks sind gesättigt, Nutzerzahlen stagnieren, eine allgemeine Müdigkeit zu liken, zu teilen und zu posten macht sich breit. Denn zu viele Dienste, Nachrichten und Freundschaftsanfragen konkurrieren miteinander. Es scheint, als wenn der Glaube an das, was uns auf dem Screen präsentiert wird, schwindet. „Das ist doch fake“ ist der neue Standard. Einzelne wenige Headlines mit Memecharakter erreichen weltweite Beachtung, während wichtige Themen untergehen. Wir verbringen tagtäglich im Schnitt bis zu drei Stunden am Handydisplay und fragen uns am Ende, was wir dort eigentlich getan haben.

Die Studierenden der Klasse Neue Medien der Kunsthochschule Kassel beschäftigen sich in vielfältiger Weise mit all diesen Fragen um Aufmerksamkeit, Identität und Mediennutzung. In welcher Art und Weise entstehen und verbreiten sich Bilder und Themen im Netz? Welche Rolle spielt der Screen verstanden als Grenze und wie wird Automatisierung unsere Gesellschaft weiter verändern? Das post-digitale Regime der Aufmerksamkeit zu brechen, erfordert neue Ideen und Konzepte. Die technikzentrierte Effizienzlogik der Internetplattformen wird diese nicht liefern.
 

'Your parcel has been delivered (to your neighbour)'

January 12, 2018

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20.1.2018, 7:00 pm – Installation/performance – ‘Your parcel has been delivered (to your neighbour)’

For his ongoing installation Aram Bartholl collects different objects and materials of the contemporary commerce and public space to rearrange them at the exhibition space. The elements refer to radical shifts in markets, rising control and a life under the influence of constantly improved algorithms, startup pressure and ‘bullshit jobs’. Over the period of the exhibition the installation is rearranged and changes in dialogue with the audience.

25.1.2018, 7:00 pm – Workshop – ‘Got a few minutes?’

Got a few minutes? is an open workshop format which invites the audience to experiment in a series of actions and micro performances. With different tasks involving a range of contemporary devices and objects the participants execute and invent unique interactions. Consume, control and privacy are some of the core topics which serve as a basis for this examination of the hyper commercial contemporary life.
 

IMPORT PROJECTS
KEITHSTRASSE 10
10787 BERLIN
http://import-projects.org/
 

Your parcel has been delivered (to your neighbour)

‘Your parcel has been delivered (to your neighbour)’ is a performance and ongoing installation that involves rental bikes being retrieved from public space and placed in the private gallery space. Rental bikes in public usually fall over at some point, or get kicked over by pranksters. Nobody cares. All rental bikes collected are laid out—their quasi-natural status—on the floor of the gallery. A PTZ (pan tilt and zoom) CCTV dome camera, typical for surveillance in public, auto-tracks and records the process. Visitors are invited to become a temporary owner of one of the bikes by renting it.

In recent years, Internet startup market logic has reached far beyond classic online markets. More and more ‘IRL’ economies are being affected by the ‘disruptive’ force of the new business model from California. With the efficiency of networked software, low-wage outsourced labor, and data delivering customers the only goal is growth. The startup doesn’t need to be profitable. In fact, one of the golden rules is not to make a profit, not to pay tax, and to be much cheaper and smarter than everyone else until competitors go bankrupt.

In the beginning, this ‘game’ was played solely within data-based information business. Google and Facebook led the way and showed us how to make money from user data while giving away products for free. Today, we are witness to slow changes in the cityscape. Streets have been crowded with delivery vans for years. Delivery businesses boomed in the wake of ever-increasing online shopping. Order anything! They’ll deliver it to your neighbour immediately. Instant rental cars, gamified Pokemon crowds, and bicycle food delivery armies followed. Very recently, Berlin’s public space has become crowded with at least 20 different brands of rental bikes. New startups, local and international. All of them have the same old idea: “Rent a bicycle where ever you are!” All of them burn a lot of VC (venture capital) money and bikes increase to possibly become the monopoly in this field.

Public space is increasingly inhabited by advertising and corporate models. The colorful bikes scattered all over the city are a very visible sign of the uberfication of private life and commercialization of public space.

Aram Bartholl, 2018
 

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