Current Events

How to Win at Photography

5. June 2021 – 5. September 2021
Group Show, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur

How to Win at Photography – Image-Making as Play explores the relationship between photography and play. It investigates the notion of image play, creating unexpected connections between the history of photography, the gamification of the visible as well as practices of image making with and within computer games.

The group exhibition How to Win at Photography includes more than forty positions from contemporary and 20th century photography. Through an assemblage of multimedia artworks and vernacular images, the exhibition questions the very meaning and function of photography today.

Are we playing with the camera or is the camera ultimately playing us? Are we really in charge or are we mere pawns in larger technical, social, cultural and economic networks? What can a playful photographer achieve on a political and socio-cultural level? Who and what is performing the act of seeing and capturing – humans, machines or a combination of both? Who is playing along? And finally, can this game be won? These are just some of the questions posed by How to Win at Photography.
The exhibition invites visitors to focus on the playful aspects of photography. The exhibition looks at artists and photographers who play with – and sometimes against – the camera, document the environments of videogames and question the notion of identity, gender and class.

With works by: Cory Arcangel, Aram Bartholl, Dorothée Elisa Baumann, Justin Berry, Julius Brauckmann, Alan Butler, Claude Cahun, Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Dries Depoorter & Max Pinckers, Philipp Dorl, Constant Dullaart, Harun Farocki, Christopher Graves, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Beate Gütschow, Jon Haddock, Emily Hadrich, Florence Henri, Roc Herms, John Hilliard, Yuyi John, Rindon Johnson, Andy Kassier, Sherrie Levine, Gloria López Cleries & Sive Hamilton Helle, René Mächler, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Joan Pamboukes, Steven Pippin, Michael Reisch, Tabor Robak, Ria Patricia Röder, Lorna Ruth Galloway, Ed Ruscha, Emma Agnes Sheffer, Cindy Sherman, Guido Segni, Andrew Stine, Petra Szemán, Akihiko Taniguchi, Danielle Udogaranya, Coralie Vogelaar, Tamás Waliczky and Ai Weiwei.

In collaboration with the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image at London South Bank University.

New Viewings

1. – 30. June 2021
Solo Show, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin

“Dust” part of the New Viewings exhibition series.

New Viewings is an experimental exhibition platform, a utopian space, a generator which invites curators and artists to develop projects free from limitations. Visitors get an overview of current discourses, curators and artist positions. Browsing through the ongoing carousel of shows and works you can discover and buy from upcoming and established artists as well as commission new projects. New Viewings was founded by Galerie Barbara Thumm. Although this project was inspired as a response to the pandemic lockdown, New Viewings has matured into its own destination. New Viewings has become a pioneering platform which explores new modes of gallery presentation and new ways to create market access. It has created a diverse network of artistic positions and ideas. The gallery has invited curators to host a series of four solo shows. A virtual gallery space was provided as a blank canvas to the artists, inviting them to experiment, to test new ideas. It is an opportunity to the artists to create a presentation of their work that would either be impossible due to resource constraints, gallery spaces or even strategic confines as determined by expectations of that artist’s oeuvre.

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Supermarket of Images

28. May – 1. August 2021
Group Show, Red Brick Art Museum, China

Red Brick Art Museum will present Le supermarché des images on May 28 thanks to the efforts of Chief Curator Peter Szendy, professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities at Brown University, and assistants Emmanuel Alloa and Marta Ponsa. 39 artists and groups will participate and offer over 50 works using a variety of media, such as photography, painting, sculpture, videos, and installations. Artists include Maurizio Cattelan, Yves Klein, Andreas Gursky, Robert Bresson, William Kentridge, Sophie Calle, and Kevin Abosch, the last being an NFT artist who has recently found himself standing in the limelight.

The theme is inspired by the concept of “iconomy” that developed in Peter Szendy’s 2017 book Visible Supermarkets: The Universal Economy of Images. Living during an era marked by image overproduction, he sought to explore a new way of understanding these icons. It was more appropriate than ever to ask questions about the economic importance of images and their storage, velocity of circulation, component materials, and fluctuations in value. how to represent economic processes that often escape our mind, and how to think about the image from an economic standpoint. In short, how images have become a new form of capital.

In concert with the “supermarket” metaphor, the exhibition discusses five image-based perspectives: “Stocks, Raw Materials, Work, Values and Exchanges”. The event aims to take a keen look at the profit and loss of the image economy and shall present current hot topics including the abuses of images, internet giants and their fingers in every pie, the protection of personal information, “micro jobs” and digital labor, and cryptocurrencies. Those are the “bricks” that we use to construct the world we live in today and our modern lifestyle which undergoes reshaping and changing.

As part of the 15th Le Festival Croisements, Le supermarché des images (The Supermarket of Images) is organized by the Jeu de Paume and the Ambassade de France en Chine, with the support of the Institut français de Pékin.

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Upcoming Events

Decision Making – L’instant décisif

9. December 2021 – 13. March 2022
Group Show, Canadien Cultural Centre, Paris

Decisions are the result of complex cognitive processes. Considering them collectively when they involve our shared futures makes them harder to make. But, more and more often, we include machines into such processes through algorithms qualified as decisional. Of course, it raises questions that artists know how to put into perspective. Because of the age that we are currently living in, a brief instant regarding the whole history of our planet, is decisive considering the choices available to us for a responsible development of Artificial Intelligence. Therefore, it is now that human rights are at stake, for instance, about what will emerge from the use of our personal data. The consideration of artworks coming from decisive processes connecting humans to machines could only spring us into an immediate future that still belongs to us.

Curated by Dominique Moulon & Alain Thibault

Domestic Drama

2. December 2021 – 20. February 2022
Group Show, Halle Für Kunst, Graz

Glass Room – An exhibition by Tactical Tech

5. November 2021 – 16. January 2022
Group Show, OBA, Amsterdam

Museum of Cryptography

5. September – 31. December 2021
Group Show, Museum of Cryptography, Moscow

2021 году в Москве откроется первый в России Музей криптографии.

Широкой аудитории будет представлено прошлое, настоящее и будущее криптографии, математики и смежных дисциплин. Музей криптографии станет новой точкой притяжения на карте города — местом, где доступно и просто говорят о развитии современных технологий.

Здание, в котором будет расположен Музей криптографии, впервые откроет свои двери для широкой публики. В советские годы это была знаменитая «шарашка» в Марфино, где ученые разрабатывали аппаратуру для шифрования телефонной связи.

Важной частью музея станут мультимедийные экспонаты, инфографика и интерактивные островки формата look&feel, а также редкие экземпляры научных трудов.

Внимание! Молодежная команда Музея криптографии сформирована. Подробности

Glass Room – An exhibition by Tactical Tech

16. August – 24. October 2021
Group Show, dbieb, Leeuwarden

Supermarket of Images

13. August – 24. October 2021
Group Show, OCAT, Shanghai

Recent Events

Artist Talk

10. June 2021
Talk, +CODE, Buenos Aires

Thinking landscapes: Beyond a framework

9. – 12. June 2021
Group Show, +CODE, Buenos Aires

The Artist Is Online

18. March 2021 – 18. April 2021
Group Show, König Galerie, Berlin

KÖNIG GALERIE is happy to present the exhibition THE ARTIST IS ONLINE curated Anika Meier & Johann König

with works by:
Trey Abdella, Ai-Da, Gretchen Andrew, Daniel Arsham, Banz & Bowinkel, Aram Bartholl, Arno Beck, Lydia Blakeley, Ry David Bradley, Arvida Byström, Damjanski, Stine Deja, Rachel de Joode, Maja Djordjevic, Chris Drange, Johanna Dumet, Hannah Sophie Dunkelberg, Ben Elliot, Oli Epp, Liam Fallon, Travis Fish, Rosie Gibbens, Evgen Copi Gorišek, Cathrin Hoffmann, Andy Kassier, Nik Kosmas, Brandon Lipchik, Jonas Lund, Miao Ying, Pascal Möhlmann, Rose Nestler, Hunter Potter, Grit Richter, Rachel Rossin, Manuel Rossner, David Roth, Aaron Scheer, Pascal Sender, Sarah Slappey, Fabian Treiber, Theo Triantafyllidis, Anne Vieux, Amanda Wall, Fabian Warnsing, Thomas Webb, Jessica Westhafer, Anthony White, Chloe Wise, Hiejin Yoo, Janka Zöller

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Blog Archive for Tag: fffffat

YOUR ART!! Party at F.A.T. GOLD at Eyebeam

April 9, 2013

YOUR ART Party – FAT GOLD at Eyebeam from Aram Bartholl on Vimeo.

YOUR ART!! party at Eyenbeam last Saturday was super cool!! As part of the F.A.T. GOLD program visitors were invited to build a golden necklace to show art from their phones.  The concept is based on an intervention I did with Khoi Vinh during the Seven on Seven conference at Rhizome 2012.  More documentation about the F.A.T. GOLD exhibition at Eyebeam to come.









http://www.flickr.com/photos/bartholl/sets/72157633205582132/

‘Express Yourself’ intervention with Khoi Vinh during the Seven on Seven conference at Rhizome 2012.

Prior YOUR ART!! party at my birthday party in Berlin Dec 2012



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TPB AFK bootleg

February 12, 2013


Last Friday I made a cam bootleg of the world premiere of the TPB AFK film at Berlinale. Whole story and video etc can be found on FFFFFAT :))

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YOUR ART!!

October 25, 2012

!!! POSTPONED TILL MARCH13 DUE TO STORM SANDY !!!

http://fffff.at/your-art/

FAT LAB WANTS YOUR ART!!

Participate!! Be part of FAT GOLD at EYEBEAM Nov 2012!!

The YOUR ART!! killer exhibition series includes:
YOUR ART!! KARAOKE ARTIST PANEL
YOUR ART!! GOLDEN NECKLACE PARTY
YOUR ART!! DEADDROP SHOW
YOUR ART!! ENDLESS SCREENING
Submit your ART today and be part of this awesome series!! FAT will show all your pieces during FAT GOLD!! Be included in the YOUR ART!! DEADDROP SHOW. Everything will be uploaded onto this DeadDrop and will be available to the public 24/7. (You can also upload your works there any time yourself)!! Also, your files will be projected in YOUR ART!! ENDLESS SCREENING in maximum size in the FAT GOLD exhibition. If you are in NYC drop by and make your own YOUR ART!! GOLDEN NECKLACE. Show off your works on your personal phone necklace at the FAT GOLD closing party or participate in the YOUR ART!! KARAOKE ARTIST PANEL discussion. Present and discuss works ( you’ve never seen before as if their where your own 🙂 and win a YOUR ART GOLDEN USB DRIVE!! It s gonna be KILLER!!
Aram Bartholl 2012

YOUR ART!! GOLDEN NECKLACE test run with Khoi Vinh during Rhizome Seven on Seven

SUBMIT your art here  YOURART@datenform.de

(links preferred!!)

!!! POSTPONED TILL MARCH13 DUE TO STORM SANDY !!!

include: name, titel, year, website
deadline: Nov 5, 2012
FAQ in the comments
F.A.T. GOLD: Five Years of Free Art & Technology
AT EYEBEAM
November 5–17, 2012,
Grand opening Nov 7, closing party Nov 11, more TBA soon
www.gold.fffff.at

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YYEAAAHHH FFFFFAT 5 GOOOOLD

October 24, 2012

!!! POSTPONED TILL MARCH13 DUE TO STORM SANDY !!!

HANG ON!! 2 WEEKS TO GO! BE READY FOR THE MONSTER!!

F.A.T. GOLD: Five Years of Free Art & Technology
curated by Lindsay Howard
AT EYEBEAM
November 5–17, 2012
www.gold.fffff.at/

I am very much looking fwd to the upcoming FAT lab show FAT GOLD  at Eyebeam NYC in 2 weeks. CU there!!

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ONLINE GALLERY PLAYSET

May 23, 2012

[first published on fffff.at/online-gallery-playset]

Make your own gallery today! Curate awesome art from the Internetz and run your first show in 5 min!

ONLINE GALLERY PLAYSET from Aram Bartholl on Vimeo.

You always dreamt to run your own gallery? This is your chance! Make your
own gallery in less than 5 minutes. Curate the best online shows ever!

  1. Dowload the ONLINE GALLERY PLAYSET (A3 or 2 pages A4)
  2. Print, cut and make your very own white cube.
  3. Curate awesome art from the Internetz.
  4. Develop a precise hanging layout. (…cut some frames)
  5. and install the art! (…match browser windows with frames)

BANG!! You just made your first show! Invite your
friends and play together. It‘s super easy and sooo much fun!!
Aram Bartholl 2012 for TAXI art magazin






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How To Avoid Facial Recognition

May 15, 2012

or ‘YOU GOTTA FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO PAAARTY (ANONYMOUSLY!!)

How To Avoid Facial Recognition from Aram Bartholl on Vimeo.

This is not a hoax! It really works! But you ll need some extra training for your neck muscles 😉 Don’t be worried about party pictures any more. Just keep your head tilted when ever a friend pulls a camera or you travel to the UK. You’ll be safe! In case you are not an expert in software like Kyle’s ofxFaceTracker you can also test this just with your phone or camera. Facial recognition is default nowadays (especially on all the Faceboogles….)!!


by Kyle McDonald & Aram Bartholl
Berlin 2012
first posted on fffff.at/how-to-avoid-facial-recognition May 9 2012

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How To Turn Code Into Art

October 12, 2011

[1st published on fffffat]

Art aware hackers!! Your code can be art! Yes, no kidding!!!

Recent events have shown again that computer code and its power is still underestimated by the public and governments. The way software is written, it s quality, openess, closedness etc. has a very high impact on which way society is taking.  Some small changes or features in code can result in an enormous loss of democratic values or lead to a hidden surveillance state.  Because comparably only few people can read and understand code it is so important we communicate it, discuss it in public and make it art! 🙂
Congrats to the CCC for revealing and revers engeneering this incredible piece of software and to FAZ (a leading german news paper, circulation of 360.000) which went of the charts by printing 5 full pages assembler code. Awesome!

BOINGBOING: Chaos Computer Club cracks Germany’s illegal government malware, a trojan that spies on your PC and lets anyone off the street hijack it
Germany’s Chaos Computer Club published the sourcecode for a piece of malware used by the German government to spy on citizens. The software was discovered in the wild and reverse engineered. It can be used to spy on or control remote PCs. Because of flaws in the software, anyone who was infected with this by German police was vulnerable to spying by “anyone on the street.” The German supreme court banned the use of trojans to spy on German citizens in 2008. ….

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Free Ai Weiwei – glasses !!

June 17, 2011

[first released on fffff.at]

Make your own FREE Ai Weiwei glasses today!! Download the post card PDF, print double sided, cut and mount the parts!! Show off your pair of FREE Ai Weiwei glasses!!
Aram Bartholl 2011

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Ai Weiwei – FUCK OFF – Bookmarklet

May 26, 2011

[1st released on fffff.at]

Say it like Ai Weiwei!! Make some noise!! Free Ai Weiwei!!


Drag and drop the link below to your bookmarks tool bar above (tutorial below). Hit the FUCK OFF – Bookmarklet in desired situation while you surf the web! Say it like Ai Weiwei!! Post your screen shots in the comments!

Ai Weiei – FUCK OFF – Bookmarklet

FUCK OFF !! Deutsche Bank, BMW and Siemens for keeping their mouths shut about Ai Weiwei’s arrest. Yes, just keep sponsoring art shows and culture in China and pretend nothing has happend …. FUCK OFF !!!



Based on the awesome

>> Kanye Vision Bookmarklet <

by Evan Roth & Tobias Leingruber 2009

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The Legendary Night at Roter Krebs 2010

May 26, 2011

[1st released on fffff.at]

FAT at Roter Krebs, Ars Electronica 2010 from Aram Bartholl on Vimeo.

Last year I curated the program for the category Digital Communities at Ars Electronica 2010. The whole thing was called TELE-INTERNET and a mix of talks, workshops, lab, hacker space and performances. We also had a night program at Roter Krebs (which is definately the best party place in Linz!!). Looking back this night was very special and became one of my personal highlights in F.A.T. history !! (…besides the TM fake G-car 🙂 Finally I managed to get it documented! Enjoy!!
[VIDEO links: TELE-INTERNET, evan-roth.com/cream, tortureclassics.com and Theo’s awesome mixes ]

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