Current Events

Hypernormalisation

30. July – 13. August 2021
Solo Show, Kunstsommer Arnsberg, Arnsberg

Visitors of the Bürgeramt Arnsberg are invited to have their portrait taken which in the following is run through a face recognition software. Choose an emoji, font and color to have your face ‘de-recognized’. The resulting picture is directly printed on A3+ Hahnemühle art photo paper for you to take home!

“Hypernormalisation”
Opening, Friday 30.7. 11:00-13:00
2.8.-13.8. 10:00-16:00
Historisches Rathaus Arnsberg
Organized by @kulturarnsberg thx!

Supported by:
@kultursekretariatguetersloh
#ministeriumkulturwissenschaftnrw
@stadtverwaltung_arnsberg

Credits:
thx @nadjalien for test portrait!
thx @tlsaeger for code!
thx @schw__rz for invitation design!

 

 

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.

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

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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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: talk

Technology Off Screen

October 1, 2020


Aleksandra Domanovic talking about an original robot arm from Yugoslavia of the 70’s.

Vienna Contemporary

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

 

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Online, Offline and all-over the city

May 7, 2015

re:publica 2015 - Tag 3
pic by re:publica/Jan Zappner
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picture by Gonvalo Forte (Thx for uploading this to the piratebox.cc I had running on stage :)))

Talk: Online, Offline and all-over the city
Thursday, May 7, 2015 – 13:45 to 14:15
https://re-publica.de/ conference, Berlin
“Art projects with and about the Internet, computers and society! Aram Bartholl will present an overview of his past , often site-specific works and projects including USB ‘DeadDrops’ (they caused a lot of alarm lately) , IRL ‘Map’ marker or ‘KILLYOURPHONE.COM’ mobile phone blocking pouches. ”
Slides & LINKS! -> http://datenform.de/rp15/

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My talk at CCC congress

January 2, 2014

30c3-talk-hello-world-link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJBv-4uDdmY
My talk at 30C3 congress in Hamburg last weekend. You can find all recordings of all talks also here http://media.ccc.de/browse/congress/2013/index_1.html Good stuff!

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ADP Lecture Series

November 26, 2012

I ll give a talk on Wednesday afternoon, November 28 at UCLANADP Lecture Series

The ADP Lecture Series is an exciting and dynamic yearly guest-lecture programme which invites internationally distinguished designers, artists, performers and theorists to engage with and inspire students, staff and researchers both within and outside of the University of Central Lancashire.

ADP Lecture Series 2012-13

CULTURE RE-CODED:
Location, Identity and Reality in the Digital Age

OVERVIEW:

ADP LECTURE SERIES
The lecture series presents a fantastic opportunity for undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals to engage first-hand with the ideas, practices and concerns of renowned creative practitioners in a way that brings together areas of art, design and performance, stimulating debate and provoking critical dialogue.
A total of eight lectures* will take place on afternoons throughout the 2012/13 academic year, each one featuring a different guest speaker.

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“me you and everyone we know is a curator”

December 16, 2009

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Upcoming saturday I’ll present my work at this symposium. If you happend to be in Amsterdam drop by chek it out …
A symposium about quality in an age of visual overload
While museums are developing strategies to digitalise their collections, online cultural production is growing steadily, with hundreds of thousands of new images posted each day. A lot of potentially interesting work is being produced online, which never reaches the physical world. The distribution of this high quality work is increasingly decentralised, leaving museums, foundations and professional magazines at a loss on how to redefine their role as gatekeepers. On the other hand, the time spent daily behind the computer on internet networking is pushing the demand for a physical experience of our fleeting culture. Designers, artists, mediators and policy makers need to redefine their position, because new technologies define to a large extent today’s possibilities and means of presentation and archiving. The search is for new quality criteria, new frames of references, and alternative methods for enabling connections between the virtual and the physical space of today’s culture.
Venue: Paradiso, Weteringschans 6, Amsterdam
Entrance: €25, €10 (students)
Pre-sale : AUB Ticketshop Amsterdam, Ticket Service Nederland
Reservations: symposium@graphicdesignmuseum.com
Language: English

Program Saturday December 19th 2009
10.00    Doors open
10.25    Mieke Gerritzen: Welcome
10.30    Bruce Sterling: Envisioning tomorrow’s digital culture
11.15    Julia Noordegraaf: Performing archival material online
11.35    Sarah Cook: Curatorial strategies for online artistic production
11.50    Coffee break
12.05    Rick Poynor: Design criticism in the blogosphere
12.35    Sophie Krier: me you and everyone we know is a curator
12.45    Metahaven: Visual identity in the age of digital standards
13.00    Lunch break
14.00    Andrew Keen: Digital Vertigo: selecting talent in the age of social media
14.45    Aram Bartholl: Online visual culture in physical space
15.00    Dagan Cohen (Upload Cinema): Bringing web films to the big screen
15.15    Willem Velthoven (Mediamatic): Please try a new search to see less results
15.30    Coffee break
15.45    Henk Oosterling: Introduction
16.00    Debate on the changing position of policy makers and institutions with representatives
of Dutch funds and museums
16.30    Drinks
Moderator: Koert van Mensvoort (artist/scientist)
Visual Interventions: Sander van der Pavert (LuckyTV)
Organization: Graphic Design Museum
Concept: Sophie Krier, Mieke Gerritzen
Design: Metahaven

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Talk at Weissensee

November 8, 2009

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I’ll give a talk at the Art School Weissensee Berlin tomorrow.  Prof. Barbara Junge runs a “Virtual/Real” course within the Visual Communication department this semester and invited me to show my work.

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“Art in the age of digital distribution”

July 3, 2009

Sounds very interesting! Unfortunately I won’t be in Berlin that day.

art in the age of digital distribution

kunst unter den verhältnissen digitaler distribution

artist talk at newthinking store

künstlergespräche bei newthinking

how has the internet changed art? how about artists? is there a diversification of art forms, places, practices, and theories that has accompany the rise of the net? is art something to be open sourced, or does it come from a tradition of openness? in 1936, walter benjamin wrote about the ways in which mechanical reproduction had altered the very idea and spirit (aura) of art. to re-imagine that essay, what is the work of art in age of digital reproduction and global networked culture? wie hat das internet die kunst verändert? und die künstler? gibt es veränderte kunstformen, orte, praktiken und theorien, die die entstehung des internets begleitet haben? ist kunst etwas, das öffentlich zugänglich gemacht werden soll, oder kommt die kunst aus einer tradition der offenheit? 1936 schrieb walter benjamin darüber in welcher art und weise die mechanische reproduzierbarkeit die idee und die aura der kunst verändert hat. wenn wir in uns diesen aufsatz wachrufen, was ist dann die funktion der kunst im zeitalter digitaler reproduktion und globaler netze?

branda miller and steve pierce

media-artists, -activists and -organizers, professors and founders of

medienkünstler, -aktivisten und -organisatoren, professoren und gründer von

the sanctuary for independant media

http://www.mediasanctuary.org

“the sanctuary for independent media” is a telecommunications production facility dedicated to community media arts, located in an historic former church at in north troy, ny. the sanctuary hosts screening, production and performance facilities, training in media production and a meeting space for artists, activists and independent media makers of all kinds. “der zufluchtsort für freie medien” ist eine produktionsstätte für telekommunikation, die freien medienkunstprojekten zur verfügung steht. es ist eine ehemalige, historische kirche in der 6.straße in 3361 nord troy, new york. dort gibt es einrichtungen zur filmproduktion und vorführung, kurse in medienproduktion und freien raum sich zu treffen für künstler, aktivisten und freie medienproduzenten jeder art.

susanne gerber and kathy rae huffman in conversation with branda miller, steve pierce

susanne gerber und kathy rae huffman im gespräch mit branda miller, steve pierce

friday july 10th 2009 7.00 pm

newthinking store tucholskystr. 48 10117 berlin

freitag 10.juli 2009 19.00 uhr

newthinking tucholskystr. 48 10117 berlin

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Upgrade! Berlin presents, Jon Cates

March 21, 2009


I am going to see Jons talk at Art Claims Impulse Berlin tonight. Come and join!

Art Claims Impulse invites Upgrade! Berlin

Saturday 21.03.09, 8pm

Upgrade! Berlin presents, Jon Cates (Chicago)
a selection of his work:

jonCates makes, organises and teaches experimental New Media Art. His projects have been presented internationally at various events in locations such as Beijing, Madrid and Mexico City; nationally in Chicago, New York and Boston and are widely distributed online. Art Games, video, experimental Machinima, Computer Witchcraft, digitalPunk and Noise music are some of the unstable categories that his work playfully moves through.

jonCates teaches in the New Media path of study of the Film, Video & New Media Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His research and writings are on Media Art Histories and related subjects. In 2007, he initiated the Phil Morton Memorial Research Archive to archive and freely distribute the Media Art work of Phil Morton and associated research. He writes on these topics for Furtherfield.org as well as in other online and offline publications.
For more information about Jon please see here: http://systemsapproach.net/

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Artzilla @25C3

December 29, 2008


During the lightening talks today at 25c3 Tobi-X presented his Artzilla platform and I brievly introduced our (+Evans) ChinaChannel addon. 10 talks of 4:30 min is a very effecient format for presentations.

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60 seconds

June 6, 2008

3Minutes from Steffen Kasperavicius on Vimeo.

Steffen Kasperavicius counts three times 60 seconds layered in one movie. Nice vid!
Thanks for the invitation to Halle Burg Giebichenstein / Werkleitz Gesellschaft, Steffen!

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