All Dates

A Brief Inquiry Into Empty Space

3. – 7. October 2020
Group Show, ZhdK, 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.

EC(centri)CITY – Die exzentrische Stadt

10. September 2020
Talk, Akademie der Künste, Berlin

urbainable – stadthaltig
EC(centri)CITY – Die exzentrische Stadt

Gespräche, Filme, Performance, Installation

Das von Nadim Samman (KUNSTWERKE BERLIN e.V.) kuratierte Veranstaltungsprogramm lädt bildende Künstler*innen, Architekt*innen und Wissenschaftler*innen ein, über die europäische Stadt des 21. Jahrhunderts als Kompressor und Zentrifuge für die bildenden Künste zu diskutieren. Mit Audiobeiträgen, Podiumsgesprächen und einem ausgewählten Filmprogramm reagieren die Akteure auf Themen der Ausstellung „urbainable – stadthaltig“. Sie weiten das Spektrum hin zu Schnittstellen der bildenden Kunst und zeigen Visionen für ein neues – globales – städtisches Leben.

Talks: 16 Uhr: Die letzte Schritt: Mikromobilität, Städte & Privatisierung

Globale Startups haben in den letzten Monaten europäische Städte mit Leihfahrrädern und -E-Scootern überschwemmt. Da Fußwege zunehmend von parkenden Fahrzeugen eingenommen werden, entschließen sich einige Bürger dazu, ihrer Frustration durch Vandalismus-Aktionen Luft zu machen und entsorgen die Leihgeräte. In der Tat ist diese Form von Zerstörung und Verlust ein durchaus kalkulierter Teil dieses Geschäftsmodells mit de Ausleihe.

Kann diese Form von alternativen, nicht nachhaltigen Transportmodellen die städtische Verkehrslösung der Zukunft sein? Was kommt als nächstes? Wie verhalten sich diese Modelle zu unserem Verständnis vom öffentlichen Raum? Welche Debatten müssen über den öffentlichen Raum und dessen Wandlung geführt werden?

Mit Regine Keller (Landschaftsarchitektin), Aram Bartholl (Künstler), Ludwig Engel (Futurist), Peter Haimerl (Architekt)

Tap To Edit

10. – 14. September 2020
Group Show, Renk Rosenblat Alexa, Berlin

TAP TO EDIT

The exhibition Tap to Edit draws on a postmodern reality in which the pursuit of absolute freedom has shaped an omnipresence of powerlessness and exhaustion; Tap to Edit is both an exploration of and a search for some of the many ways ‚in‘ and ‚out‘ of todays static relationship between society and the self. In an array of works displayed over white cube, dark room and outside areas, symptoms of neoliberal ideals are set to juxtapose the individuals abilities in proposing change for such system itself.

VALERIA ABENDROTH
ARAM BARTHOLL
DISTRIBUTED GALLERY
MHER BRUTYAN
OLIVIA WALSH
DANIELLE ORCHARD
ERIC WINKLER
LUCIA BERLANGA
SOPHIA KELLY – KEEGAN
ALEXANDER GNÄDINGER

11 – 14 SEPT 2020
OPENING 10 SEPT 2020 — 6 PM
MARIENBURGER STR . 18/19
10457 BERLIN

Better Off Online

9. – 13. September 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.

“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

The Sea Is Glowing

21. August – 1. November 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 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.

On entering a living being. From Social Sculpture to Platform Capitalism

18. May – 16. August 2020
Group Show, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin

Eintritt in ein Lebewesen. Von der Sozialen Skulptur zum Plattformkapitalismus
On entering a living being. From Social Sculpture to Platform Capitalism

When Joseph Beuys coined the phrase of the “social sculpture” in the 1970s, he was not aware of the development of the internet at the same time. However, in interviews and lectures he frequently hints at the possibility of a new kind of medium, that would allow the audience to participate and that could serve as a plattform for political debate and action.

With the international proliferation of the internet and the possibility of communication and cooperation that it has delivered, it is timely to compare its promise with the utopian ideas of Joseph Beuys. Has the net enabled new forms of collective creativity? Or does it serve as a means to turn this
“general intellect” (K. Marx) into raw material that companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter et al use to make a profit?

The exhibition with works by approximately 38 artists reflects the methods by which companies such as YouTube, Google, Fiverr or Amazon Mechanical Turk have made the exploitation of the creativity of their users into a business model. About half of the works were created in response to the current
“platform capitalism”. A selection of older works traces the idea of “collective creativity” back to original emancipatory ideas from the early days of the Internet such as “crowd sourcing” and finally to Joseph Beuys’ “social sculpture”.

Over the last decade, a number of companies have made a business model out of offering plattforms for the sale of creative work on the web as online services or “microjobs”. Through providers such as Amazon Mechanical Turk or Fiverr, creative services such as texts, designs, videos or apps can be commissioned for prices that are often far below the fee that a professional designer would charge. In many ways, the artistic works that were once thought of as “crowd sourcing art” – a genre that has its own Wikipedia entry by now – today seem like naive anticipations of these exploitative practices,
which in turn have also been reflected by artists in recent years.

The exhibition brings together works that comment on and criticize the “gig economy” that has emerged, and by juxtaposing them with works from the nineties and noughties, places them in a historical context that ultimately dates back to Joseph Beuys’ “social sculpture” – some of the artists involved even explicitly referenced Beuys and his slogan: “Everyone is an artist.” The exhibition will be accompanied by events that address the model of “platform capitalism” in the cultural sphere in discussions, video presentations and lectures.

Participating artists:
Cory Arcangel, Joseph Beuys, Aram Bartholl, Natalie Bookchin, Irene Chabr, James Coupe, Andy Deck, Constant Dullaart, Mark Flood, John D. Freyer, Aaron Koblin & Daniel Massey, Steffen Köhn, JODI, Miranda July & Harrell Fletcher, Olia Lialina, Jonas Lund, Judy Malloy, Michael Mandiberg, Neozoon, OMSK Social Club, Nam June Paik, Mark Salvatus, Sebastian Schmieg & Silvio Lorusso, Ralph Schulz, Guido Segni, Johannes StÜttgen, Alex Tew, Amalia Ulman, Van Gogh TV

Curated by Tilman Baumgärtel, Hochschule Mainz

Die kleine Intervention: Weniger Spektakel, mehr Wirkung?

13. February 2020
Performance, Brecht-Haus, Berlin

Die kleine Intervention: Weniger Spektakel, mehr Wirkung?
Mit Aram Bartholl und Helgard Haug (Rimini Protokoll)
Moderation Cornelius Puschke

Veranstaltungsort: Literaturforum im Brecht-Haus
Einlass: ab 18:30 Uhr

Anhand von Aram Bartholls »Dead Drops« (mit Live-Installation!) und Projekten von Rimini Protokoll geht es um die Frage, ob kleine, unauffälligere Aktionsformen letztlich wirksamer sind als skandalöse Groß-Interventionen.

The Supermarket Of Images

11. February – 7. June 2020
Group Show, Jeu de Paume, Paris

We live in a world that is increasingly saturated with images. Their number is growing so exponentially – each day more than three billion images are shared on social networks – that the space of visibility seems to be literally inundated. As if it can no longer contain the images that constitute it. As if there were no more room, no more interstices between the images. This brings us closer to the point that Walter Benjamin imagined, almost a hundred years ago now, as “the one hundred percent image space”. Faced with such an overproduction of images, questions need to be asked, more than ever before, about their storage, management, transportation (even if it is electronic) and the paths they follow, their weight, the fluidity or viscosity of their exchanges, their fluctuating values – in short, questions about their economy.

In the book from which this exhibition is derived1, the economic aspect of the life of images is called iconomy. The works and artists chosen for the exhibition cast a keen and watchful eye over these issues. On the one hand, they reflect the upheavals that currently affect the economy in general, whether in terms of unprecedentedly large storage spaces, the scarcity of raw materials, labour and its mutations into intangible forms, or in terms of value and its new manifestations, such as cryptocurrencies. On the other hand, however, these works also question what happens to visibility in the age of globalized iconomies: caught up in an incessant circulation, the image – any image – appears increasingly like a freeze frame (arrêt sur image), that is as a temporary crystallization, as the provisionally stabilized balance of the speeds that constitute it.

In the supermarket on display here, images of the economy always involve the economy of the image. And vice versa, as if they were the recto and verso of the same page.

Particiapting artists:
Kevin Abosch, Aram Bartholl, Taysir Batniji, Samuel Bianchini, Robert Bresson, Sophie Calle, Maurizio Cattelan, Emma Charles, Chia Chuyia, Minerva Cuevas, DISNOVATION.ORG, Antje Ehmann, Sergueï Eisenstein, Max de Esteban, Harun Farocki, Sylvie Fleury, Beatrice Gibson, Máximo González, Jeff Guess, Andreas Gursky, Li Hao, Femke Herregraven, Lauren Huret, Geraldine Juárez, William Kentridge, Yves Klein, Martin Le Chevallier, Zoe Leonard, Auguste et Louis, Lumière, Kazimir Malévitch, Elena Modorati, László Moholy-Nagy, Andreï Molodkin, Ana Vitória Mussi, Trevor Paglen, Julien Prévieux, Wilfredo Prieto, Rosângela Rennó, Hans Richter, Martha Rosler, Evan Roth, Thomas Ruff, RYBN.ORG, Richard Serra, Hito Steyerl, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Ben Thorp Brown, Victor Vasarely, Pierre Weiss

Curated by
Peter Szendy, Emmanuel Alloa and Marta Ponsa
Exhibition organised by the Jeu de Paume

Co Talk

11. February 2020
Talk, Co Gallery, Paris

Artist talk at Co Gallery, Paris.

8 pm, Feb 11th 2020

co.galerie
8 rue de Douai
Pigalle
75009 Paris

Museumsnacht Basel

17. – 18. January 2020
Group Show, HeK - Haus der elektronischen Künste, Basel

Museumsnacht “Fashion & Selfie”
Veranstaltung/Führung, Installation, Workshop

17.01.2020, 18:00-02:00

Am HeK erwartet das Museumsnacht-Publikum eine zukunftsweisende Ausstellung zu Mode und Technologie mit dem Titel “Making FASHION Sense”, eine riesige Selfie-Installation, eine verführerische interaktive Porträtmaschine und ein Workshop für modische Accessoires.

18.00-02.00

Die Ausstellung Making FASHION Sense widmet sich dem Thema Mode und Technologie und zeigt intelligente Kleidung, die auf die Umwelt reagiert, und aktuelle ökologische Trends im Bereich der Modeindustrie.

18.00-02.00

Die Partizipative Installation Point Of View von Aram Bartholl lädt die Besucher ein in den riesige Handyskulpturen Selfies zu machen.

18.00-02.00

Bei der interaktiven Installation LIMINAL von Louis-Philippe Rondeau kannst Du ein Zeitporträt von Dir erstellen.

18.00-01.00 (DE/FR/EN)

Walk-in Workshop Smarte Fingerhandschuhe

Im Workshop kannst Du deine Handschuhe mit leitfähigem Garn besticken, damit Du auch im Winter mit wollig warmen Händen „swipen“ kannst.

18.30, 20.30 und 22.30 (DE/FR)

Kurzführungen durch die Ausstellung

Führungen in Deutsch und Französisch / Visites guidées en allemand et en français

19.00 und 21.00 (DE/EN)

Kuratorenführungen mit Sabine Himmelsbach und Katharina Sand

Link in bio

17. December 2019 – 14. March 2020
Group Show, MdbK, Leipzig

Opening 16.12. 6pm

The use of social media has become part of everyday life, established and young artists cannot and no longer want to do without it. They work with it. They are where their audience is. Once they were websites, now they’re social media, especially Instagram when it comes to visual arts.

After the protagonists of Net Art, the technology utopians of the early 1990s, soon realized that the Net would not undermine classical art institutions as exhibition venues, the next generation of artists who responded to the Internet took over. The buzzword Post-Internet Art quickly spread. The term was coined by the artist and theorist Marisa Olson: “I’m going to toggle back and forth between video and internet because some of the internet art that I make is on the internet, and some is after the internet.” What sounds like an attitude to life became a collective term for artists who, instead of making art in the browser, again made art for the exhibition space.

Social Media Art, on the other hand, takes up Net Art’s utopia of being able to democratize the art world. The audience can be reached directly via Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr and Twitter. Young artists react to social media and their content, to new features and technologies.

The show “Link in Bio. Kunst nach den sozialen Medien” at the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig curated by Anika Meier presents over 50 works on how the production and reception of art change in the age of social media. The exhibition shows installations, photographs, sculptures, videos and paintings. The show is a follow-up to “Virtual Normality. Net Artists 2.0” (2018).

Participating artists: Thomas Albdorf, Jeremy Bailey, Viktoria Binschtok, Aram Bartholl, Arvida Byström, Nadja Buttendorf, Petra Cortright, Filip Custic, Constant Dullaart, Hannah Sophie Dunkelberg, Anna Ehrenstein, Oli Epp, Tom Galle, Adam Harvey, Lauren Huret, Andy Kassier, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Olia Lialina, Brandon Lipchik, Jonas Lund, Jillian Mayer, Florian Meisenberg, Marisa Olson, Andy Picci, Sebastian Schmieg, Leah Schrager, Kristina Schuldt, Thomas Webb, Steffen Zillig and many others.

Opening 16.12.2019, 18 o’clock

The exhibition is sponsored by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes.

Kill your phone

14. – 15. December 2019
Workshop, Centre culturel suisse. Paris, Paris

Samedi 14 décembre : atelier Kill your phone / Lawrence Lek
13h-16h30 – Atelier : Kill your phone – Comment s’éclipser du réseau
sans réservation – en continu

Nos téléphones mobiles nous sont certes très utiles, mais ce sont aussi des espions. Dans cet atelier, vous pourrez coudre une pochette pour téléphone qui le protège de tous signaux et connexions. Un petit « gilet de sauvetage » pour toutes celles et tous ceux qui ne veulent pas être constamment localisés et considèrent la surveillance permanente d’un œil critique. Cet atelier intitulé « Kill you phone » a été développé par l’artiste Aram Bartholl, il est organisé par Patricia Huijnen, médiatrice à la HeK.
Télécharger le kit de création de la pochette “Kill your phone”

16h30 – Projection : Lawrence Lek AIDOL 爱道 (2019), 85 min. Courtesy the artist and Sadie Coles HQ, London

ASAP – transferring the immediacy of the digital to culture

8. November 2019
Talk, James-Simon-Galerie, Berlin

In our Q IMMERSION re:publica will host a keynote talk on how active community participation is an essential part of curating this unique event. We further show examples of crossdiciplinary digital projects – focussing on political art and net activism in line with next year’s conference motto “ASAP – As Soon As Possible”. Besides that, artists Nadja Buttendorf, Aram Bartholl and Sebastian Schmieg share how digitalisation has influenced their work across interdisciplinary borders, for example by using Open Source and Open Access strategies as key values.