Laufende Termine

Kunst Basis Ebertplatz vol.2

15. September – 6. October 2023
Gruppenausstellung, Ebertplatz Köln, Köln

Zwischen Unort und Denkmal – KUNST BASIS EBERTPLATZ

Un-möglich! Un-verschämt! Un-geheuerlich! So einfach und prägnant wie sich das ‚Un‘ den Worten voran- stellen lässt, voller Überzeugung und Empörung über einen Sachstand, so schnell ist es auch ausgespro- chen und damit in der Welt.

Im Hinblick auf den Eberplatz, den wir in den vergan- genen Jahrzehnten als einen mehr oder weniger un-gepflegten, un-instandgehaltenen und mit un-funk- tionierenden Rolltreppen und un-installierten Beleuch- tungssystemen kennenlernen durften, ist es ein Leichtes, das ‚Un‘ vor den Ort in der Kölner Neustadt
zu setzen. Der Un-Ort ist damit gemacht. Fertig. Und während seit Jahren auch die Empörung über das Un- Mögliche an der Präsenz des Ebertplatzes kultiviert wird – es braucht eben immer einen, der herhält und über den leicht zu schimpfen ist –, so stellt sich hier und da die Frage, wer denn nun genau gescholten wird.

Der Platz selbst kann nichts für sich, aber wer war es dann? Die un-mögliche Stadtverwaltung! Die Vernachlässigung des Platzes ist eine größere Sünde als die Architektur selbst!

Curated by Stefanie Klingemann

Die Sirenen heulen (It`s on us)

8. September 2023 – 8. October 2023
Gruppenausstellung, Galerie Sexauer, Berlin

Die Sirenen heulen (It`s on us)

26. August – 29. September 2023
Gruppenausstellung, Mieze Südlich, Chemnitz

Ihr Paket ist abholbereit

8. July 2023 – 25. February 2024
Einzelausstellung, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Osnabrück

On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, the Kunsthalle Osnabrück is showing Aram Bartholl’s most comprehensive solo exhibition to date. Aram Bartholl is one of the pioneers in Germany who deals with socially relevant conflicts of digitality and automation through art. Originally coming from the field of architecture, he uses his performative interventions, sculptures and workshops to question our current media behaviour as well as the public economies that are linked to social networks, online platforms or digital distribution strategies. He puts socially relevant topics such as surveillance, data security or dependency on technology up for discussion by transferring the gaps, contradictions or absurdities of our digital everyday life into spatial settings.

For the Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Aram Bartholl transformed the Kunsthalle´s church space into a walk-in recycling yard for electronic waste. The scenery is illuminated by three sculptures hanging from the ceiling, reminiscent of chandeliers that are made from recycled televisions. The result is a sensual as well as functional installation of complementary exhibition parts that invite us to reflect on the cycles, consequences and future perspectives of our daily consumption of media and goods. The walk-through parcours made of piled up electronic waste makes the amount of recycled material of our belongings visible and creates a unique environment for a diverse art mediation programme  including workshops, plena by local climate activists, repair cafés, excursions, lectures and film screenings. Oversized QR codes on the church walls frame the setting and raise critical questions about our handling of energy resources, raw materials and labour rights in the digital society. Opposing the electronic waste, the exhibition contains a 30-metre-long DHL Packstation, which is put into operation during the exhibition period. Osnabrück citizens and visitors are able to pick up their parcels at the Kunsthalle Osnabrück and drop them off in the respective lockers.

Curators: Anna Jehle and Juliane Schickedanz
Curators public programme: Louisa Behr, Joscha Heinrichs, Anna Holms and Christel Schulte.

Funded by the Stiftung Niedersachsen (Foundation of Lower Saxony) and the Niedersächsische Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur (Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture). The VGH Stiftung (VGH Foundation) is funding the accompanying exhibition’s art mediation programme. With the kind support of Deutsche Post AG, Lerec Elektrorecycling GmbH and Osnabrücker ServiceBetrieb.


Curated by: Anna Jehle, Juliane Schickedanz (duo team, directors of Kunsthalle)
Curatorial assistance: Anna Holms
Public Programming: Aram Bartholl, Louisa Behr, Joscha Heinrichs, Anna Holms, Christel Schulte
Installation team: Norbert Hillebrand, Timo Katz, Andreas Zelle
Exhibition office: Natali Märtin
Visitor service: Frank Berger, Ulla Brinkmann, Harcharan Gill, Sina Lichtenberg, Kaan Ege Önal, Josef Wegmann
Finances: Viktoria Puskar
Janitor: Wilfried Wienstroer
Janitorial assistance: Frank Berger
PR: Kristina Helena Pavićević
Art mediation and education: Christel Schulte



25. February 2023 – 25. February 2024
Gruppenausstellung, Museum of Communication, Kopenhagen

Communication pervades our lives more than ever before. With the digital channels, we are constantly accessible and can publish ourselves wherever and whenever we want. But despite the many great opportunities, the tide of information may often appear confusing, polarizing or hateful, and our public conversation is challenged.

On November 19, 2022, ENIGMA will open new exhibition areas and a large children’s area, in which we look forward to welcoming everyone.


Kommende Termine


29. September – 8. October 2023
Gruppenausstellung, HGW STD, Athens

The term „cringe“ has resurfaced on the internet in recent years. According to Google Trends statistics, there has been a significant increase in searches for this term, which has been steadily rising since 2016. „Cringe“ refers to a reaction of embarrassment or social awkwardness. This feeling arises when we become aware of our own uncomfortable actions or when we empathize, or even mock, someone else’s behavior that causes us secondhand embarrassment.

The term „cringe“ encompasses a wide range of emotions, making it a versatile word to describe various incidents. However, its usage and application have been shaped by internet communities. Not only is it widely known and used, but it has also managed to bridge divergent identities.

People of different ages, races, genders, political affiliations, and other backgrounds find a common language of communication through „cringe“ online. Similar to the existence of metaphorical languages for artistic subjects, „cringe“ has spawned a metaphorical language for artistic expression. This is evident in many contemporary works, both digital and non-digital, and has given rise to new artistic media such as memes. „Cringe“ has become an overarching concept that encompasses a broader range of social embarrassments.

The universality of identifying with „cringe“ when faced with discomfort or socially awkward situations could position it as a contemporary Sublime. Historically, the Sublime has been associated with aesthetic theories heavily influenced by the social dynamics of the time. However, does „cringe“ represent a modern form of the Sublime? Has it emerged in response to a shift away from a prescribed aesthetic? We currently exist in a time where collective digital languages are being created to understand a wider range of identities and where a diversity of aesthetic influences is prevalent.

Considering that aesthetics today are multifaceted due to the World Wide Web and the widespread dissemination of information, this exhibition aims to explore these ideas. Through artworks that construct an intimate fusion of references to our digital identity, it presents a familiar chaos that challenges viewers to organize it, while deeply engaging with their present human identity.

*cringe* Curated by: Socrates Stamatatos, Dimi Kalabo 29 SEPTEMBER-08 OCTOBER 2023

Vergangene Termine

Artist talk

16. September 2023
Talk, Neues Museum Nürnberg, Nürnberg

Aram Bartholl stellt im Gespräch mit Kuratorin Susann Scholl seine aktuelle Installation auf dem Klarissenplatz vor. Anhand von weiteren Beispielen gibt er darüber hinaus einen vertiefenden Einblick in sein Werk, in dem Analoges und Digitales häufig auf feinsinnig-absurde Weise aufeinandertreffen.


17. June – 1. July 2023
Gruppenausstellung, Projectspace A:D:, Berlin

A cordial invitation to the group exhibition A:PRÉS D:ÉSSERT @adcuratorial which proudly forms a part of @projectspacefestival

Opening: Sat. 17.06.2023 | 15:00 – 22:00
Exhibition: 18.06. – 25.06.2023 | 12:00 -18:00
Closing: Sat. 24.06.2023 | 15:00 – 22:00

Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard & Zayne Armstrong, Aram Bartholl, Carsten Becker, Johannes Büttner, Sarah Doerfel, Lola Göller, Mathias Gramoso, Hannah Hallermann, Marianna Ignataki, Zina Isupova, Justina Los, Jill Kiddon, Zoë Claire Miller, Alice M. Morey, Ariel Reichman, Ariel Schlesinger, Marco Schmitt, Adam Slowik, Maximillian Thiel, Mirce Velarde, Ivar Veermäe, Nazim Unal Yilmaz

curated by: Marco Schmitt

A:D: Curatorial
Kurfürstenstraße 142
10179 Berlin – Schöneberg

The group exhibition A:PRÉS D:ÉSSERT addresses social change under expanded aspects of Maslow’s system of needs. Hierarchies dissolve and human needs intersect with the holistic nature of ecosystems. The entrances to social constructs transform into systemic exits of collectivity. Multi-perspective escape routes can be discovered in the exhibition – The impossible becomes conceivable, imaginable and

Blog Archiv für Monat: Juli 2008

Anti Sticker

Juli 20, 2008

(Traffic-light post sticker protection, found at downtown Seoul )


Juli 20, 2008

It’s always fun to meet Evan and James from Graffitiresearchlab ( the mother cell of all GRLs! ;-). Last night we had a long and interesting discussion on all kinds of topics related to media art business, travel intense festivals and the fast consuming unprecise blog sphere.
Can you imagine getting kicked out by Google? Try to find within these Google results.


Juli 19, 2008

(My first day in Seoul. I love the semi offical street sign objects.)


Juli 16, 2008

(A V.I.P. gallery entrance in Berlin-style. There is always a way to attract people. I wish this ‚installation‘ was part of the exhibition. I love it. Found on Borsigstr. Berlin)


Juli 16, 2008

HOTELbich is a temporay art venue in Brussels run by good friend and artist David Helbich in conjunction with NADINE. On sunday 20th there will be a full day of performances, walks, live music and exhibition. Don’t miss it!

at HOTELbich
Rue Gallaitstraat 80
1030 Brussels

Below you find an unsatisfying result of an automated text recognition program which I ran on the flyer. It is a bad habit that people just publish jpg-flyers which are a pain for search engines. Hey David! We need text!

Hey robot please follow here! There might be some usefull info –>

Compilothèque »
void`ptr »
HOTELbich »
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brunch bichromatique : a brunch In bi chromas Ladislas Kroitor live music (piano) to be confirmed)
experimental walk
Compilothèque » void’ptr
void‘ ptr (aka void pointer)
‚ ptr here / lineated silhouette public installation in the looking glas
‚coTab / Pieter Heremans, Johannes Taelman,TOm Schouten : tryout for coastomize
16h15 ~
experimental walk
voi plr » HOTELbich
Wieder-Aufbau 1/ live expo Travis Robertson, Tina Finnäs, Joanna Bailie, Christoph Ragg, Rinah Lang bichromatique cocktails by the T’shakers
exopTerimental walk
H ELbich » L’Eléphant
Les Terrils : concert ` BBO / drinks
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1000 Bruxelles 1030 Schaarbeek 1030 Brüssel (SChahrbeek) 10305chaerbeek

Calendar Update

Juli 14, 2008

My upcoming events:

5.12.08 – 4.1.09
„Sociial“ Video Award Bremen at GAK, Bremen, DE

Talk at „Media Pavillions“ Symposium, Groninger Museum, NL

Workshop, Creative Gaming Initiative, Potsdam, DE

FPS“ at „Avatar“ Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, AU

Presentation at ISEA 2008 Conference, Singapore, SG

22.07.- 24.08.08
WoW“ at „Hack the City“ at TMCA, Seoul, CO.KR

Digital Playground „Hack the City“

Juli 14, 2008

Nathalie Boseul SHIN curator at Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea invited me to run the WoW workshop/performance for this exhibition. „Digital Playground“ is an annual media art exhibition started in 2005 at Eujeongbu International Media Art Festival. I am quite exited to run WoW in korean hangul letter system.

22.7.2008 – 24.8.2008

Total Museum of Contemporary Art
465-16 Pyeongchang-dong, Jongro-gu
Seoul 110-012, Korea

Digital Playground 2008 “Hack the City!”

Recently, the outlook of Seoul is rapidly changing. It means we are surrounded by ‘under construction’ sign boards. Seoul is under-construction. One day, we have the artificial river, Cheonggae-cheon” at the down town, huge buildings, parks. What is changing is not only outlook, but our daily life is also changed. It is no longer surprise thing or imagination to watch TV or talk with friends face to face.
Last year, Seoul city government announced big plan ‘Seoul city gallery project’ which is for making Seoul as the art city. Many art works are installed on the street, overpasses. People can enjoy art in the park. However, take the different perspective, and ask to ourselves. for what we need art installations in public spaces? Furthermore, what is purpose of art in that sense? There are many kinds of arts, but if we can say about contemporary ‘media’ art, it should be more clear about that question. As I quoted above, “artists alone can’t change the world”, but I believe “artists can make people see or think the other side of what is actually happening with artworks or projects”

It is time to “Hack the city!”
The word of ‘hack’ ing does not mean the specific media oriented act in the computer science. It is not used in negative way which is stealing personal information without permission, either. Rather it is right to say that this word is chosen in the metaphorical context: critical thinking, reconsider of our social system and technology. If people think the place/space where they live, reconsider about the technologies which they use everyday like mobile phone, become unfamiliar with familiar things, then we can say that we are close to make the world what we dream.

This project is consists of two parts. First part is related with actual data which artists get from Seoul city such as traffic flow, sound capture and transfer, some official statistic data. For this TMCA collaborated with media lab in universities. EWHA Womans University and Chungang University join with . Through regular meetings and discussions, they are developing new projects for “Hack the City.” The second part is closed to media activism and performance. Like Balettikka Internettikka from Slovenia and Graffitti Research Lab from USA, they go into the society in order to re-thinking about social system by the intervention and physical hacking. Nanna from Korea is doing performance of asking people to buy or sell their time in the public space. She gets into people, and gives them a chance to think their busy life, or time in philosophical sense. Aram Bartholl (from Germany) make workshop which connected with computer game, but in a very analogical way. The results of performance from the workshop, for sure, bring fresh air to the people who will meet them on the street. Also they have a chance to think about computer game or virtuality.

by Nathalie Boseul SHIN


Picture in Picture

Juli 12, 2008

(found on Zionskirchstr. , Cafe Ex, Berlin)

Broken Glas

Juli 12, 2008

(found on Rosenthalerstr, Berlin)

Google Car Berlin

Juli 10, 2008

And here is a picture of the Google Streetview car cruising in Berlin and rest of Germany (and Europe). Btw, I am still waiting for Miscrosoft going public with the praised Photosynth webservice. Just imagine it was possible to combine both of them…


pic by jensminor

(Google is so green! The Opel corsa consumes just 5,5 liter per 100 km, which is 43 mpg. Well, they just save money: 1,45 €/l in Germany equals 8,66 US$/gallon)