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Imagine you Wake Up and There is no Internet

22. October – 16. November 2020
Group Show, Romantso, Athens

Opencoil

16. October – 1. November 2020
Group Show, Berlin, Berlin

you are hereby invited to the opening of OPENCOIL.show

with most cities pavements flooded by ‘dockless sharing vehicles’, OPENCOIL presents works by 10 artists specially selected to fill the vacuum between private and public space. this show is an experimental attempt to physically engage with the rise of ‘landfill capitalism’ by reclaiming ‘micro-mobility’ infrastructure. decentralised and climate neutral. helmets not included.

concept & curated by Dennis de Bel & Anton Jehle

participating artists: Aram Bartholl, Constant Dullart, Dennis de Bel & Anton Jehle, JODI, Jonas Lund, Martin Howse, Mediengruppe Bitnik!, Rosa Menkman, Sarah Grant, Sofya Aleynikova

opening:
oct 16th, 7pm / zentrum f netzkunst, haus der statistik

showcase:
oct 17th / ko-markt, haus d statistik

roaming speedshow:
oct 26th – nov 1st / berlin

 

german:

OPENCOIL – The roaming Speedshow

Die Ausstellung OPENCOIL setzt sich mit den Auswirkungen von Mikro-Mobilitätsdiensten auf den Stadtraum auseinander, indem sie ihre dezentrale Infrastruktur als Ausstellungsraum nutzt und gleichzeitig die Bedingungen und Auswirkungen dieser Infrastrukturen auch zum Thema macht.

10 Künstler*innen wurden eingeladen, ihre Arbeiten auf einem kleinen Wifi Controller mit ~2MB Offline-Speicher zu präsentieren.

Diese „digitalen Galerieräume“ werden an 10 zufällig ausgewählten E-Scootern angebracht.
So fährt die Ausstellung, von den Nutzer*Innen der Roller unbemerkt, als „roaming Speedshow“ durch die Stadt.

Der aktuelle Standort der Kunstwerke kann ab dem 26 Oktober über diese Website verfolgt werden. Damit die Werke betrachtet werden können, muss die „Roller-Galerie“ im Stadtraum gefunden werden.

Sobald der Roller angemietet ist, erhalten die Besucher*innen über ihr persönliches Smartphone, Zugang zu dem 2MB großen Galerieraum und den ausgestellten Werken.

Während Kapazitätsbeschränkungen und die bevorzugte Vermeidung von Zusammenkünften in geschlossenen Räumen, traditionelle Galerien und Museen vor Herausforderungen stellen, zielt OPENCOIL darauf ab, die Ortsunabhängigkeit des Online mit der Materialität des Offline (und umgekehrt) zu verbinden. Die Infrastruktur der „Mikro-Mobiltitätsdienste“ wird übernommen – klimaneutral und dezentral.

Die Gehwege vieler Städte auf der ganzen Welt wurden in den letzten Jahren von sogenannten ‘dockless sharing vehicles’ regelrecht überflutet. Mit Versprechungen von Umweltfreundlichkeit und Elektromobilität, besetzten diese Risikokapitalismus Aktivisten die Grauzone zwischen privatem und öffentlichem Raum auf den Straßen unserer Städte. Diese gewissenlose Gewissenhaftigkeit der “Mikro-Mobilitätsdienste” wirft jedoch wichtige Fragen zu städtischem Raum, Eigentum, Agentur, Produktion, Ökologie und sehr spätem Kapitalismus auf.

Wie umgehen mit der Inbesitznahme öffentlichen Raums?
Welche Werkzeuge und Wege gibt es sich diesen zurückzuerobern?

OPENCOIL soll nicht nur ein Pandemie-tauglicher Weg sein, um Kunst im öffentlichen Offline-Raum zu zeigen. OPENCOIL ist auch eine kreative (Um-)Nutzung von E-Scootern, ein Versuch, sich ihnen mit künstlerischen Mitteln zu nähern.
Gezeigt werden Arbeiten, die sich mit Fragen der Überschneidung von öffentlichem und privatem Raum, dem Umgang mit Ressourcen sowie mit Greenwashing, Risikokapitalismus und Vandalismus befassen.

 

Better Off Online

9. September – 30. November 2020
Group Show, KÖNIG GALERIE / KÖNIG DIGITAL, Online

#KönigDigital: The international group show „better off online“ is presented by @koeniggalerie as part of @arselectronica. Enter the exhibition by typing ars.webb.game in your browser.

https://ars.webb.game/

“It is increasingly necessary to be able to think new technologies in different ways, and to be critical of them, in order to meaningfully participate in that shaping and directing“, writes James Bridle in his book “New Dark Age. Technology and the End of Future“. During the lockdown nearly everything that was left for the art world to connect, share and experience were digital devices and new technologies. The digital boom was hit by a wave of criticism of technology. Artists have always worked with new technologies, and at the same time critically question them.

Experiencing a global lockdown is an excuse for utopian escapism into a game environment as the only place left to experience and interact with art. The British artist Thomas @Webb built a virtual world for new media artists to share their thoughts on what technology is and could be.

The WORLD WIDE WEBB is a virtual world the digital visitor enters through the browser on a smartphone. It is a multiplayer video game, a digital exhibition space and a world full of art and characters the visitor is invited to interact with. Webb recreates the social spontaneity of the world pre-Covid-19. Net art is presented in its genuine medium, the digital realm, where video art is also easily accessible. The visitor meets AI avatars designed by Webb, to reflect the human nature and to question the use of technology in the digital age.

Artists: Koo Jeong A, Aram Bartholl, Alice Bucknell, Arvida Byström, Stine Deja, Keiken, Kesh, Jonas Lund, Rachel Maclean, Tabor Robak, Manuel Rossner, Nicole Ruggiero, Sebastian Schmieg, Thomas Webb

Concept: Anika Meier & Thomas Webb

Erneuerbare Medien

28. August – 8. November 2020
Group Show, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg

Erneuerbare Energiequellen und Nachhaltigkeit sind Themen von hoher gesellschaftlicher Brisanz. Auch die Kunstwelt macht sich immer mehr Gedanken dazu. Das geht so weit, dass die Frage aufkommt, inwieweit man sich in der Kunstproduktion und Ausstellungspraxis ebenfalls um das Energiesparen und die Erneuerbarkeit der Energie kümmern muss. Wie weit kann sich der Kunstbetrieb gegen den drohenden Klimawandel engagieren? Wie kann sich dieses Engagement konkret in den Medien der Kunst niederschlagen? Die Ausstellung “Erneuerbare Medien” ist der Versuch, Technologie, Ökologie und künstlerische Praxis zusammen zu denken. Sie versammelt eine Reihe künstlerische Arbeiten, welche auf regenerativen Energien beruhen oder sie thematisieren.

Aram Bartholl, Joseph Beuys, Joaquin Fargas, Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, Martin Kaltwasser, Emanuel Mooner und Ingo Schulz Pop Up Shop mit Produkten von Little Sun (gegründet von Olafur Eliasson)

Kuratiert von Dr. Justin Hoffmann

Kuratiert von Dr. Justin Hoffmann

Parallel zeigt der Kunstverein Wolfsburg vom 28.08-20.09.2020 im Raum für Freunde die Ausstellung “NRG!” anlässlich des arteen 2020, dem Wolfsburger Kunstpreis für Kinder und Jugendliche. Es werden alle diesjährigen Einreichungen zum Thema “NRG!” gezeigt, kuratiert von Markus Georg, Lokale Liaison.

Die Ausstellung ist ein Projekt der phaenomenale und wird gefördert vom Niedersächsischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur, der Stiftung Niedersachsen, Neuland und der Stadt Wolfsburg

The Sea Is Glowing

20. August – 30. October 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 exhibition presents the works of 15 European and global artists and groups: Aram Bartholl (DE), Ursula Biemann (CH), DISNOVATION.ORG (FR/PL), Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman / Daniel Keller (US), Steffen Köhn (DE), Lawrence Lek (GB), Rebecca Moss (GB), Jenny Odell (US), Elisa Giardina Papa (IT), Lisa Rave (DE), Marie Reinert (FR), Tabita Rezaire (GF), RYBN (FR), Sebastian Schmieg (DE), and Hito Steyerl (DE).

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.

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A Brief Inquiry Into Empty Space

5. – 7. October 2020
Group Show, ZhdK, Zurich

06.10. – 07.10.2020, 10:00 – 18:00

Toni Campus, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich

A Student Study Group exhibition project by the Department of Fine Arts

Exhibitors
Albert Allgaier
Olga Antonova
Aram Bartholl
Louis Loup Collet
Catherine Duboutay
Jana Eberhardt
Gloria Galovic
Ceal Floyer
Josephine Gemsch & Arielle Tarzia
Arjun Gilgen
Christian Indergand & Max Ehrengruber
Swetlana Heger
Nazira Karimi
Hannah Mevis
Martina Morger
Annaïk Lou Pitteloud
Elodie Pong
Mélia Roger
Rebecca Solari
Ilona Stutz
Otto Szabo
Selina Feuerstein
Mélanie Therond
Steve van den Bosch
Leopold van de Ven
Gregor Vogel
Erwin Wurm

Organizers
Olga Antonova
Luca Basello
Gloria Galovic
Otto Szabo
Mélanie Therond
Gregor Vogel

Mentors
Swetlana Heger
Elodie Pong
Marie France Rafael

Opening:
05.10.2020, 6pm, rooftop

Exhibition:
6.10.2020 – 7.10.2020

Rooms:
3.E08
Galerie 1
Galerie 2
Kunstraum 5.K12
7.K01
Dachterrasse

Toni Campus
Zurich

ArtTech Talk: Technology Off Screen

27. September 2020
Talk, Vienna Contemporary, Vienna

Sunday, 27 September 2020, 1:30-2:30 pm

ArtTech Talk: Technology Off Screen

Artists are increasingly using new techniques and materials that address our relationship to a technological world. Artist Aleksandra Domanovic emerged with work that directly addressed a screen context with her collaborative project vvork.com before establishing a largely sculptural practice that incorporates 3D printing and ideas around the use of technology and biological innovations. Aram Bartholl is a Berlin-based conceptual artist whose work unpicks the digital and the physical in inventive ways.

Speakers:
Aleksandra Domanovic, artist
Aram Bartholl, artist
Moderated by Francesca Gavin, art theorist, curator and writer

Olympics x Art

25. September – 10. October 2020
Group Show, Co Gallery, Paris

Faster? Higher? Stronger?

This group show explores aesthetic and mentalities related to sports: to go beyond your limits, to feel part of a community, to be tied to a territory and to try to take care of it as we are taking care of ourselves. Marketing, major brands and sponsors of the Olympics induce us to think that sports are also a way of life: adapt your style, improve your fitness, optimize your performance, transform your body.

In times of mass circulation of images, these injunctions influence our canons of beauty and our behaviour, leading to obsession with self-optimization, driving us to be always more competitive and more productive. But this year, the Olympics have been postponed; no competition, time out.
So: Faster? Higher? Stronger?*

curated by Alexis Loisel-Montambaux
conceived by Victor Le de Doisy & Jonathan Schurdevin

The Days Are Just Packed

18. – 20. September 2020
Group Show, THE POOL, Istanbul

THE POOL is a new artist run initiative organized by Ece Cangüden and Marian Luft.
Our aim is to speculate, develop and display new dynamic, collaborative, interdisciplinary
aesthetics and attitudes. THE POOL is meant to function as an independent and
international platform for exhibitions, research and residency.

THE POOL is based in Heybeliada, an island in Istanbul, Turkey. The place itself is an old
villa with a huge abandoned property including an old pool which will function as the main
exhibition space. It has a beautiful view to the asian skyline of Istanbul. Wild horses hanging
out of the property.

Blog Archive for Tag: dust

Dust Excerpt 1, Winter Prison

August 2, 2013





All pics o flickr

Dust Excerpt 1
at Winter Prison, Sherbrooke, Quebec
part of the show http://espaceimmedia.org/ August 1 – 17, 2013
Wow!! the production and installation of this piece went really well, and the outcome is beyond expectations! :)) Thx so much to the whole team at sporobole.org making this possible and thx for all the excellent work! Special thx to Éric Desmarais & François Quévillon!!

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Espace [IM] Média

July 23, 2013



Production preview of a new piece which will be shown in Qubec end of the month. 20 crates of different sizes (up to 2 m/6 feet high!) from Counterstrike dust map will be stacked and arranged in a old prison yard in Sherbrooke. I m very excited to see the first pictures of the production! :))
CU at the opening!!
Aram Bartholl – Dust Excerpt 1 Liminal Spaces / Germany /
July 31 to August 17 / Winter Prison courtyard / 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Winter Prison, which was closed in 1990, is one of Sherbrooke’s oldest buildings. With Dust Excerpt 1, its
courtyard is taken over by pixellated crates from a popular map in the computer game Counter-Strike. By
setting up interactions between the architecture and history of worlds with distinct realities, the installation
examines the different codes and forms of behaviour we adopt in « real life » and in virtual environments,
as well as how these spaces are inscribed in the collective memory. Through his interventions in public
space and his performances, workshops, exhibitions and curatorial activities, Aram Bartholl explores the
social, cultural and political impact of digital technology and the Internet.
Espace [IM] Média 2013
Sherbrooke, Quebec
July 31st to September 22nd 2013.
with : Gordon Monahan, Aram Bartholl, Niklas Roy, Douglas Gordon & Philippe Parreno, Isabelle Hayeur, Nelly-Ève Rajotte, Jonathan Sterne, Brandon LaBelle, Chantal Dumas, Erin Gee, Anna Raïmondo, Jo Longhurst, Myriam Yates, Marie-Andrée Houde, Virginie Laganière, Jacinthe Lessard-L, Aude Moreau, Martin Tétreault & Michel
Langevin, Steve Bates, Louis « Bobo » Boutin, Thomas Bégin and many more…
Co-curated by Jean-Pierre Aubé, François Quévillon, Philippe-Aubert Gauthier and Sébastien Pesot.

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Dust crates preview

July 4, 2013


I am very much looking forward to a pretty massive Dust crates install at Espace[IM]media in Sheerbroke upcoming August :)) Thx for the preview Eric! Thx for all the feedback Francois!
Dust excerpt I
Aram Bartholl, 2013 at
Espace[IM]media,
Sheerbroke, Canada
1.8.-29.9.13

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Counter Strike in Minecraft, Minecraft in Counter Strike

February 6, 2013

Love this!! Grand father of game mod culture meets latest super star in mod heaven. :))

… results in this recent game: Ace of Spades

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Dust Crate 1

November 15, 2012



First tests and surface samples for Dust in our backyard in Berlin Wdding.
Dust Crate 1
64 x 64 x 64 cm, 250 kg
Concrete
Aram Bartholl
2012

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Bomb Spot A

September 5, 2012


Three generations of  ‘bomb spot A’  in de_dust: 1999, 2004, 2012
“chsrst … bomb has been planted..chcrtt”  … beep beep beep …

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Bomb Spot A

August 30, 2012


(My new wallpaper,  detail from de_dust CS1.6.)

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3 generations of Counter-Strike

August 29, 2012


see also Dust Rhizome Commission

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