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 Tag: offlineart

You are not checked in

January 14, 2015

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Offline Art: ‘Your are not checked in’

at ‘Capture All!’, Transmediale, Berlin, 28.1.-1.2. 2015
curated by Aram Bartholl
Six positions capturing the state of social, mobile and post anything.
High Retention – Slow Delivery!!
Constant Dullaart, video 10:00 min, 2014
Artificial quantified social capital redistributed, Social media Socialism. 2.5 million Instagram followers were bought and distributed amongst a personal selection of the art-world active on Instagram.
A Letter To Young Internet Artists
Emilie Gervais, website, 2014
Art movements are as irrelevant as categorizing art under medium labels, because 2014 is about life.
Anti-social media protest
Citizens Against Social Media, protest, 2014
PROTEST AT THE SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK ROTTERDAM 2014
*PLSS
Claudia Mate, video, 2:12min,  2014
Portable Life Support System for the contemporary man.
lotru-on-hotpink.com – No Original Research series
Evan Roth, website, 2014
A series of websites, each created from a single animation and audio file found on wikipedia.org
Excellences & Perfections Video Essay
Amalia Ulman, video, 10:31min, 2014
A scripted online performance on Instagram and Facebook.
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The OFFLINE ART exhibition format:
Browser-based digital art works are broadcast locally from wifi routers which are not connected to the Internet. Each art work is assigned a single wifi router which is accessible through any device, like smart-phones, tablets or laptops. To access the different art works, the visitor has to connect to each network individually. The name of the network reflects the name of the artist. No matter what URL is opened, only the specific artwork appears in the browser. A small web server holding the art piece is installed on a USB flash drive which is connected to the router. Like frames holding the art, the routers are hung in the exhibition space which is otherwise empty. The art i tself becomes visible only on the visitor’s private screen.The pieces are locally widely accessible but disconnected from the Internet.
prior show in the offline art exhibition format at xpo gallery 2013


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OFFLINE ART: Hardcore – documentation

September 9, 2013

THX everyone! The show came out really cool! Perfect setup and beautiful hardcore Netart!! :)) More about the OFFLINE ART exhibition format can be found here and an opening speech by Olia Lialina for the first edition is here.

OFFLINE ART: Hardcore
Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany
August 30  – October 13 2013
curated by Aram Bartholl
‘Hardcore’ features a selected group of artists representing a wide range of radical approaches contrasting the mainstream idea of the digital image and web culture. Referring to subcultures in music during the 80s & 90s todays hardcore attitude can be found in various media and genres on the Internet. In the glossy controlled era of Facebook, Apple, and Google hardcore artists challenge conventions with radical points of view and hard core works.
production: Klara Pietrzak
code: Matthias Strubel
credits: xpo gallery








All pictures on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bartholl/sets/72157635466755374/
with:
CONSTANT DULLAART
TOS (2013)
video
DEANNA HAVAS
Found Abstract Renders (2012)
Digital Image, .PNG
EI JANE JANET LIN in collaboration with MIAO JIAXIN
Collaborations #3 (2010)
video
EVA AND FRANCO MATTES aka 0100101110101101.org
Emily’s Video, extract (2012)
video
EVAN ROTH
http://kamasutra-on-dimgray.com (2013)
website
JODI
???? Representing  6′  Rainer Brendel  (2013)
website
JON CATES
(k)NEW.ERR▷ (2013)
HTML
LORNA MILLS
PUNCH (2013)
found animated gif collage
JEREMIAH JOHNSON
Enduring Potential (2013)
Website
PENELOPE UMBRICO
TV from Craigslist (2008- ongoing)
digital files of various sizes
ROSA MENKMAN
Beyond Resolution (2013)
website
SAKROWSKI aka. CuratingYouTube
CM-Version 2013 (2013)
video 18 min
UBERMORGEN
YouTube Comments (2013)
PNG, MKV
VUK ĆOSIĆ
Documenta DONE (1997)
website
The OFFLINE ART exhibition format:
Browser-based digital art works are broadcast locally from wifi routers which are not connected to the Internet. Each art work is assigned a single wifi router which is accessible through any device, like smart-phones, tablets or laptops. To access the different art works, the visitor has to connect to each network individually. The name of the network reflects the name of the artist. No matter what URL is opened, only the specific artwork appears in the browser. A small web server holding the art piece is installed on a USB flash drive which is connected to the router. Like frames holding the art, the routers are hung in the exhibition space which is otherwise empty. The art i tself becomes visible only on the visitor’s private screen.The pieces are locally widely accessible but disconnected from the Internet
Aram Bartholl 2013

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OFFLINE ART: Hardcore

August 7, 2013

OFFLINE ART: Hardcore

Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany
August 30  – October 13 2013
Opening August 29, 7pm, rsvp on fb

curated by Aram Bartholl

‘Hardcore’ features a selected group of artists representing a wide range of radical approaches contrasting the mainstream idea of the digital image and web culture. Referring to subcultures in music during the 80s & 90s todays hardcore attitude can be found in various media and genres on the Internet. In the glossy controlled era of Facebook, Apple, and Google hardcore artists challenge conventions with radical points of view and hard core works.

with:
Constant Dullaart
Deanna Havas
Ei Jane Janet Lin
Eva & Franco Mattes aka 0100101110101101.org
Evan Roth
JODI
Jon Cates
Lorna Mills
Jeremiah Johnson
Penelope Umbrico
Rosa Menkman
Sakrowski aka curatingYouTube
UBERMORGEN
Vuk Ćosić

production: Klara Pietrzak
code: Matthias Strubel
credits: xpo gallery

The show will take place parallel to Aram Bartholls solo show “Hello World!” at Kasseler Kunstverein in the same period of time.

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The OFFLINE ART exhibition format:

Browser-based digital art works are broadcast locally from wifi routers which are not connected to the Internet.  Each art work is assigned a single wifi router which is accessible through any device, like smart-phones, tablets or laptops.  To access the different art works, the visitor has to connect to each network individually. The name of the network reflects the name of the artist. No matter what URL is opened, only the specific artwork appears in the browser. A small web server holding the art piece is installed on a USB flash drive which is connected to the router. Like frames holding the art, the routers are hung in the exhibition space which is otherwise empty. The art i tself becomes visible only on the visitor’s private screen.The pieces are locally widely accessible but disconnected from the Internet

see also the documentation of the first OFFLINE ART show new2 at xpo gallery Feb 2013 http://datenform.de/offline-art-new2-eng.html

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Offline Art @ Libération

February 28, 2013


Also as text at http://www.ecrans.fr/Offline-Art-il-faut-savoir-reseaux,16024.html
Thx to Marie Lechner for the great piece!!

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Pictures OFFLINE ART: new2 Paris

February 26, 2013

Flickr picture set of OFFLINE ART: new2 opening at xpo gallery in Paris last Thursday. The opening was magic! Thx to all the artist taking part in this experiment! Thx to xpo gallery for making this possible! Thx to Olia Lialina for the fabulous opening speech! Thx everyone!
 











http://www.flickr.com/photos/bartholl/sets/72157632855770234/show/

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OFFLINE ART: new2

January 19, 2013

Upate: Picture documentation of the show here

I am very pleased to announce this upcoming show I curated for xpo gallery. The exhibition format is inspired by David Dart’s Piratebox. OFFLINE ART is some sort of cross-over of Speed Shows and Dead Drops bur still very different :)). Tech specs and software to be released soon! Credits to Matthias Strubel for code! Thx!!
CU there everyone!!

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save the date
21st February
Paris

SAVE THE DATE
Xpo Gallery is pleased  to announce the next exhibtion

OFFLINE ART: new2

curated by Aram Bartholl

participating artists : Cory Arcangel, Kim Asendorf, Claude Closky, Constant Dullaart, Dragan Espenschied, Faith Holland, JODI, Olia Lialina, Jonas Lund, Evan Roth, Phil Thompson, Emilie Gervais & Sarah Weis

Opening Thursday 21st  February, 6.30-9.30pm
7:00pm Introduction by Prof. Olia Lialina

exhibition until Saturday 14th March  2013
XPO GALLERY  17, rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth – 75003 Paris

new2 is the first show realized in the OFFLINE ART exhibition format.
Web based art works will be accessible via wireless network but disconnected from the internet .A high profile selection of 14 artists of various ‘Internet generations’ – who are all working digitally and online – will present  recent and new works. OFFLINE ART: new2 is a group show all about files, versions and copies that questions the endless ‘new’ in our era of the daily remix on the Internet. A digital file can be copied endlessly, without any loss of quality, and the web culture of nonstop creation, sharing and remixing of files has influenced a whole generation of artists.Over the last two decades, internet artists have been constantly and prolifically creating web-based works.  Often files are collected online, reused, recycled and remixed in varied and numerous ways. The next version is called ‘…-new.gif’ but is already outdated 5 minutes later, with the arrival of  ‘…new2.gif’. Computers and the Internet don’t require a final version. ‘I still need to make some changes….’.What is the current state of net art and what happens when works are taken offline??
What is the correct format in which to show a piece of art in a gallery space that has only previously existed on the web? And what is the relationship between internet art and the ever-growing number of mobile devices?OFFLINE ART: new2 reflects recent discussions among artists and curators on how and if pieces should be available offline. All pieces in this show are browser based and at the same time only locally accessible. In the end it is the decision of each artist how and which version will also be available on the INTERNET.
The OFFLINE ART exhibition format:
Browser-based digital art works are broadcast locally from wifi routers which are not connected to the Internet.  Each art work is assigned a single wifi router which is accessible through any device, like smart-phones, tablets or laptops.  To access the different art works, the visitor has to connect to each network individually. The name of the network reflects the name of the artist. No matter what URL is opened, only the specific artwork appears in the browser. A small web server holding the art piece is installed on a USB flash drive which is connected to the router. Like frames holding the art, the routers are hung in the exhibition space which is otherwise empty. The art i tself becomes visible only on the visitor’s private screen.The pieces are locally widely accessible but disconnected from the Internet
Aram Bartholl 2013
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