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The Sea Is Glowing

24. April – 12. July 2020
Group Show, Exportdrvo, Rijeka

An international group exhibition which deals with the invisible economics linked to the sea. With their works, world-respected artists deal with unusual and radical phenomena, from strange online shops to the empires of amateur pornography and other golden coasts.

In the geographical sense, Europe is a maritime continent: considering the ratio of the length of the coast to the total land surface, Europe has more contact with the sea than any other continent. For Rijeka, the port, as well as the sea, is not only a place of loading and unloading or the arrivals and departures of boats. The port is the heart of the city and symbolically important for the identity of the city. This is why the sea, i.e. new forms of work and economy which are connected to the sea, is extremely important for both Rijeka and Europe.

The Sea is Glowing exhibition focuses primarily on new invisible economies that are inextricably linked to the sea, such as the exploration of oil and ores in the depths of the sea, the establishment of offshore tax havens on the coasts and the launch of libertarian start-ups in self-sufficient colonies which float in international waters. All of the mentioned activities are part of the new economies which include new forms of work (such as care and welfare) or new forms of capital circulation (such as free ports). Considering the (occasional) specificity of their tax models, port cities such as Rijeka are very important for such types of economies. The exhibition brings together the works of artists who investigate unusual Amazon shops, the increasingly present outsourcing of healthcare, “the black chimneys” and deep-sea mining, the hidden offshore havens, the dark empires of amateur pornography and other golden coasts.

The curator of the exhibition is Inke Arns (DE), famous for her work in media art. She is the artistic director of the Dortmund Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV) organisation and the curator of numerous international exhibitions that have been shown around Europe and the world – from Berlin, Glasgow and Warsaw, from Ljubljana and Nova Sad, all the way to Moscow, Tel Aviv and Hong Kong.

On entering a living being. From Social Sculpture to Platform Capitalism

27. March – 24. May 2020
Group Show, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin

Eintritt in ein Lebewesen. Von der Sozialen Skulptur zum Plattformkapitalismus
On entering a living being. From Social Sculpture to Platform Capitalism

When Joseph Beuys coined the phrase of the “social sculpture” in the 1970s, he was not aware of the development of the internet at the same time. However, in interviews and lectures he frequently hints at the possibility of a new kind of medium, that would allow the audience to participate and that could serve as a plattform for political debate and action.

With the international proliferation of the internet and the possibility of communication and cooperation that it has delivered, it is timely to compare its promise with the utopian ideas of Joseph Beuys. Has the net enabled new forms of collective creativity? Or does it serve as a means to turn this
“general intellect” (K. Marx) into raw material that companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter et al use to make a profit?

The exhibition with works by approximately 38 artists reflects the methods by which companies such as YouTube, Google, Fiverr or Amazon Mechanical Turk have made the exploitation of the creativity of their users into a business model. About half of the works were created in response to the current
“platform capitalism”. A selection of older works traces the idea of “collective creativity” back to original emancipatory ideas from the early days of the Internet such as “crowd sourcing” and finally to Joseph Beuys’ “social sculpture”.

Over the last decade, a number of companies have made a business model out of offering plattforms for the sale of creative work on the web as online services or “microjobs”. Through providers such as Amazon Mechanical Turk or Fiverr, creative services such as texts, designs, videos or apps can be commissioned for prices that are often far below the fee that a professional designer would charge. In many ways, the artistic works that were once thought of as “crowd sourcing art” – a genre that has its own Wikipedia entry by now – today seem like naive anticipations of these exploitative practices,
which in turn have also been reflected by artists in recent years.

The exhibition brings together works that comment on and criticize the “gig economy” that has emerged, and by juxtaposing them with works from the nineties and noughties, places them in a historical context that ultimately dates back to Joseph Beuys’ “social sculpture” – some of the artists involved even explicitly referenced Beuys and his slogan: “Everyone is an artist.” The exhibition will be accompanied by events that address the model of “platform capitalism” in the cultural sphere in discussions, video presentations and lectures.

Participating artists include Joseph Beuys, Nam June Paik, Douglas Davis, Van Gogh TV, Cory Arcangel, Aram Bartholl, Miranda July, Amalia Ulman and Olia Lialina. Curator: Tilman Baumgärtel, Hochschule Mainz

Current

The Supermarket Of Images

11. February – 7. June 2020
Group Show, Jeu de Paume, Paris

We live in a world that is increasingly saturated with images. Their number is growing so exponentially – each day more than three billion images are shared on social networks – that the space of visibility seems to be literally inundated. As if it can no longer contain the images that constitute it. As if there were no more room, no more interstices between the images. This brings us closer to the point that Walter Benjamin imagined, almost a hundred years ago now, as “the one hundred percent image space”. Faced with such an overproduction of images, questions need to be asked, more than ever before, about their storage, management, transportation (even if it is electronic) and the paths they follow, their weight, the fluidity or viscosity of their exchanges, their fluctuating values – in short, questions about their economy.

In the book from which this exhibition is derived1, the economic aspect of the life of images is called iconomy. The works and artists chosen for the exhibition cast a keen and watchful eye over these issues. On the one hand, they reflect the upheavals that currently affect the economy in general, whether in terms of unprecedentedly large storage spaces, the scarcity of raw materials, labour and its mutations into intangible forms, or in terms of value and its new manifestations, such as cryptocurrencies. On the other hand, however, these works also question what happens to visibility in the age of globalized iconomies: caught up in an incessant circulation, the image – any image – appears increasingly like a freeze frame (arrêt sur image), that is as a temporary crystallization, as the provisionally stabilized balance of the speeds that constitute it.

In the supermarket on display here, images of the economy always involve the economy of the image. And vice versa, as if they were the recto and verso of the same page.

Particiapting artists:
Kevin Abosch, Aram Bartholl, Taysir Batniji, Samuel Bianchini, Robert Bresson, Sophie Calle, Maurizio Cattelan, Emma Charles, Chia Chuyia, Minerva Cuevas, DISNOVATION.ORG, Antje Ehmann, Sergueï Eisenstein, Max de Esteban, Harun Farocki, Sylvie Fleury, Beatrice Gibson, Máximo González, Jeff Guess, Andreas Gursky, Li Hao, Femke Herregraven, Lauren Huret, Geraldine Juárez, William Kentridge, Yves Klein, Martin Le Chevallier, Zoe Leonard, Auguste et Louis, Lumière, Kazimir Malévitch, Elena Modorati, László Moholy-Nagy, Andreï Molodkin, Ana Vitória Mussi, Trevor Paglen, Julien Prévieux, Wilfredo Prieto, Rosângela Rennó, Hans Richter, Martha Rosler, Evan Roth, Thomas Ruff, RYBN.ORG, Richard Serra, Hito Steyerl, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Ben Thorp Brown, Victor Vasarely, Pierre Weiss

Curated by
Peter Szendy, Emmanuel Alloa and Marta Ponsa
Exhibition organised by the Jeu de Paume

Link in bio

17. December 2019 – 14. March 2020
Group Show, MdbK, Leipzig

Opening 16.12. 6pm

The use of social media has become part of everyday life, established and young artists cannot and no longer want to do without it. They work with it. They are where their audience is. Once they were websites, now they’re social media, especially Instagram when it comes to visual arts.

After the protagonists of Net Art, the technology utopians of the early 1990s, soon realized that the Net would not undermine classical art institutions as exhibition venues, the next generation of artists who responded to the Internet took over. The buzzword Post-Internet Art quickly spread. The term was coined by the artist and theorist Marisa Olson: “I’m going to toggle back and forth between video and internet because some of the internet art that I make is on the internet, and some is after the internet.” What sounds like an attitude to life became a collective term for artists who, instead of making art in the browser, again made art for the exhibition space.

Social Media Art, on the other hand, takes up Net Art’s utopia of being able to democratize the art world. The audience can be reached directly via Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr and Twitter. Young artists react to social media and their content, to new features and technologies.

The show “Link in Bio. Kunst nach den sozialen Medien” at the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig curated by Anika Meier presents over 50 works on how the production and reception of art change in the age of social media. The exhibition shows installations, photographs, sculptures, videos and paintings. The show is a follow-up to “Virtual Normality. Net Artists 2.0” (2018).

Participating artists: Thomas Albdorf, Jeremy Bailey, Viktoria Binschtok, Aram Bartholl, Arvida Byström, Nadja Buttendorf, Petra Cortright, Filip Custic, Constant Dullaart, Hannah Sophie Dunkelberg, Anna Ehrenstein, Oli Epp, Tom Galle, Adam Harvey, Lauren Huret, Andy Kassier, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Olia Lialina, Brandon Lipchik, Jonas Lund, Jillian Mayer, Florian Meisenberg, Marisa Olson, Andy Picci, Sebastian Schmieg, Leah Schrager, Kristina Schuldt, Thomas Webb, Steffen Zillig and many others.

Opening 16.12.2019, 18 o’clock

The exhibition is sponsored by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes.

Playmode

10. September 2019 – 28. February 2020
Group Show, Maat, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon

The exhibition Playmode offers a reflection on these aspects and on the era of gamification that contemporary societies are now experiencing, bringing together pieces by several artists, such as Brad Downey, Gabriel Orozco and Ana Vieira, who incorporate the theme while exploring new ways of seeing, participating and transforming the world, using gaming in a critical light. Picture: House of Cards #3. Brad Downey, 2007. Photo: Brad Downey

Recent

Die kleine Intervention: Weniger Spektakel, mehr Wirkung?

13. February 2020
Performance, Brecht-Haus, Berlin

Die kleine Intervention: Weniger Spektakel, mehr Wirkung?
Mit Aram Bartholl und Helgard Haug (Rimini Protokoll)
Moderation Cornelius Puschke

Veranstaltungsort: Literaturforum im Brecht-Haus
Einlass: ab 18:30 Uhr

Anhand von Aram Bartholls »Dead Drops« (mit Live-Installation!) und Projekten von Rimini Protokoll geht es um die Frage, ob kleine, unauffälligere Aktionsformen letztlich wirksamer sind als skandalöse Groß-Interventionen.

Co Talk

11. February 2020
Talk, Co Gallery, Paris

Artist talk at Co Gallery, Paris.

8 pm, Feb 11th 2020

co.galerie
8 rue de Douai
Pigalle
75009 Paris

Museumsnacht Basel

17. – 18. January 2020
Group Show, HeK - Haus der elektronischen Künste, Basel

Museumsnacht “Fashion & Selfie”
Veranstaltung/Führung, Installation, Workshop

17.01.2020, 18:00-02:00

Am HeK erwartet das Museumsnacht-Publikum eine zukunftsweisende Ausstellung zu Mode und Technologie mit dem Titel “Making FASHION Sense”, eine riesige Selfie-Installation, eine verführerische interaktive Porträtmaschine und ein Workshop für modische Accessoires.

18.00-02.00

Die Ausstellung Making FASHION Sense widmet sich dem Thema Mode und Technologie und zeigt intelligente Kleidung, die auf die Umwelt reagiert, und aktuelle ökologische Trends im Bereich der Modeindustrie.

18.00-02.00

Die Partizipative Installation Point Of View von Aram Bartholl lädt die Besucher ein in den riesige Handyskulpturen Selfies zu machen.

18.00-02.00

Bei der interaktiven Installation LIMINAL von Louis-Philippe Rondeau kannst Du ein Zeitporträt von Dir erstellen.

18.00-01.00 (DE/FR/EN)

Walk-in Workshop Smarte Fingerhandschuhe

Im Workshop kannst Du deine Handschuhe mit leitfähigem Garn besticken, damit Du auch im Winter mit wollig warmen Händen „swipen“ kannst.

18.30, 20.30 und 22.30 (DE/FR)

Kurzführungen durch die Ausstellung

Führungen in Deutsch und Französisch / Visites guidées en allemand et en français

19.00 und 21.00 (DE/EN)

Kuratorenführungen mit Sabine Himmelsbach und Katharina Sand

Kill your phone

14. – 15. December 2019
Workshop, Centre culturel suisse. Paris, Paris

Samedi 14 décembre : atelier Kill your phone / Lawrence Lek
13h-16h30 – Atelier : Kill your phone – Comment s’éclipser du réseau
sans réservation – en continu

Nos téléphones mobiles nous sont certes très utiles, mais ce sont aussi des espions. Dans cet atelier, vous pourrez coudre une pochette pour téléphone qui le protège de tous signaux et connexions. Un petit « gilet de sauvetage » pour toutes celles et tous ceux qui ne veulent pas être constamment localisés et considèrent la surveillance permanente d’un œil critique. Cet atelier intitulé « Kill you phone » a été développé par l’artiste Aram Bartholl, il est organisé par Patricia Huijnen, médiatrice à la HeK.
Télécharger le kit de création de la pochette “Kill your phone”

16h30 – Projection : Lawrence Lek AIDOL 爱道 (2019), 85 min. Courtesy the artist and Sadie Coles HQ, London

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True Depth

January 15, 2019

True Depth — Aram Bartholl
Solo show at SMAC Berlin

Opening event: 24.01.2019 | 19h
Duration: 25.01 – 10.03.2019
Opening Hours: Friday – Sunday, 13h – 19h

For his upcoming solo show True Depth at SMAC Aram Bartholl creates a new set of works discussing the changing circumstances of personal space in today’s screen based, app connected world. While the smartphone introduced new ways of very intimate communication, Internet advertising companies monetize in large scale on these interactions. Traveling alone in public space became the perfect situation for personal interaction on small screens. “Don’t sit next to me on the bus. I am watching gay porn.” (quote Twitter). While out with friends the restaurant bathroom turns into a place to check the phone instead of actually going there to relieve one self. Post social spaces.
The title True Depth refers to the latest iPhone camera 3D scanning technology to improve face recognition. Invisible infrared patterns questions the personal space between eyes and screen. “Where are you?”

Security Personal Information Protection High Strength Spring Anchor Collapsible

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‘Pan, Tilt & Zoom’ and a new friend!

November 29, 2018

Thanks to the Dokfest Kassel team!

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Top25 at “Die Informale”

November 26, 2018

Top25 at

“A night at the pool”, Colmegna Spa, Oct 20
part of Die Informale,  Buenos Aires
Videoramas, Sep/Oct 2018

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Wenn aus Überwachung Kunst wird

November 25, 2018

Interview and portrait by fluter magazine:

Aram Bartholl mauert USB-Sticks ein, sammelt gestohlene Passwörter und zeigt Kameras, die hilflos sind wie Kleinkinder. Seine Kunst hinterfragt unseren Umgang mit Daten und Geräten.

Ariana Dongus und Christina zur Nedden

fluter – Magazin der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung , 23.11.2018, Daten 5 Min.

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November 13, 2018

Post Snowden Nails by Nadja Buttendorf & Aram Bartholl 2016

Part of the exhibition “berlin zentrum, der netzkunst damals und heute”  at panke.gallery, workshop with Aram Bartholl:

0 likes – Curatorial practice in times of post social media.

In this workshop we will look into different models of curatorial practice around art online, net.art & art on the internet. Visitors are invited to discuss a wide range of approaches from online exhibitions, to Speed Shows to latest concepts like gallery.delivery. What is the status of art on the internet? How do artists and institutions cope with the fading presence of the web? What to do with the ever growing hell of likes with no links to the web? Let’s discuss ideas and concepts! What’s your idea for curating a show?

Date : 17 November 2018, 15:00 - 19:00
Location : panke.gallery, Berlin

Update: Incomplete linklist of curatorial projects resulting from the workshop -> https://pad.arambartholl.com/p/0likes

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Kasseler Dokfest 2018

November 13, 2018

Monitoring at Kasseler Dokfest,
14.-18.11.2018, Kassel

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Post Snowden Nails at Media City Biennale Seoul

October 17, 2018

Post Snowden Nails” with Nadja Buttendorf, installation view at Media City Biennale Seoul, 2018.

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Berlin, Zentrum der Netzkunst

October 11, 2018

Yesterday I did a fun 40 min extended video tour with curator Sakrowski of the group show “Berlin, Zentrum der Netzkunst – damals und heute”, with special guest Anika Meier. Enjoy!

Berlin, Zentrum der Netzkunst – damals und heute at Panke Gallery, Berlin
4 October – 23 November 2018 | opening times: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 15:00 - 19:00
curated by Sakrowski and Tabea Rossol

with: Nadja Buttendorf | Simon Denny | Harm van den Dorpel | Constant Dullaart | Holger Friese | Eva Grubinger | Internationale Stadt Berlin | Jodi | Jonas Lund | Sebastian Lütgert | Katja Novitskova | Sebastian Schmieg | Cornelia Sollfrank

funded by Berlin Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa

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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