‘Pan, Tilt & Zoom’ and a new friend!
Thanks to the Dokfest Kassel team!
On the occasion of the Bauhaus anniversary, the Werkleitz Festival 2019 will take place from May 25th to June 9th in Dessau-Roßlau. In the title model stands as a model for a future to be created and ruin as a testimony of a mostly idealized past. The aim of the festival is to locate the Bauhaus in a broader historical context. Thirteen artists are invited to this project, who dedicate themselves in Dessau from the current perspective to the poles of power model and ruin.
POHLEN is happy to present the exhibition
curated by Patrick Alt & Marco Schmitt
Opening Reception, Saturday 8th December 2018, 6 -10 pm
with: Aram Bartholl, Carsten Becker, Sean Julien Biermann, Lutz Braun, Ulrike Buck, Nadja Buttendorf, James Ensor, Julian Fickler, Sebastian Hammwöhner, Thomas Grötz, Rebecca Guez, Maika Hassan-Beik, Sören Hiob, Dominic Kennedy, Oskar Korsár, Kalin Lindena, René Luckhardt, Zoe Claire Miller, Patrick Fabian Panetta, Markus Proschek, Maximilian Rödel, Norbert Schwontkowski, Paul Sochacki, Jörg Söchting, Felix Stumpf, Agnieszka Szostek, Lisa Tiemann, Anke Völk, Gabriel Vormstein, Reinhard Wetjen, Michaela Zimmer
Erster Hinterhof rechts
Thanks to the Dokfest Kassel team!
“A night at the pool”, Colmegna Spa, Oct 20
part of Die Informale, Buenos Aires
Videoramas, Sep/Oct 2018
Interview and portrait by fluter magazine:
Aram Bartholl mauert USB-Sticks ein, sammelt gestohlene Passwörter und zeigt Kameras, die hilflos sind wie Kleinkinder. Seine Kunst hinterfragt unseren Umgang mit Daten und Geräten.
Ariana Dongus und Christina zur Nedden
fluter – Magazin der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung , 23.11.2018, Daten 5 Min.
Part of the exhibition “berlin zentrum, der netzkunst damals und heute” at panke.gallery, workshop with Aram Bartholl:
0 likes – Curatorial practice in times of post social media.
In this workshop we will look into different models of curatorial practice around art online, net.art & art on the internet. Visitors are invited to discuss a wide range of approaches from online exhibitions, to Speed Shows to latest concepts like gallery.delivery. What is the status of art on the internet? How do artists and institutions cope with the fading presence of the web? What to do with the ever growing hell of likes with no links to the web? Let’s discuss ideas and concepts! What’s your idea for curating a show?
Date : 17 November 2018, 15:00 - 19:00
Location : panke.gallery, Berlin
Update: Incomplete linklist of curatorial projects resulting from the workshop -> https://pad.arambartholl.com/p/0likes
Monitoring at Kasseler Dokfest,
“Post Snowden Nails” with Nadja Buttendorf, installation view at Media City Biennale Seoul, 2018.
Yesterday I did a fun 40 min extended video tour with curator Sakrowski of the group show “Berlin, Zentrum der Netzkunst – damals und heute”, with special guest Anika Meier. Enjoy!
Berlin, Zentrum der Netzkunst – damals und heute at Panke Gallery, Berlin
4 October – 23 November 2018 | opening times: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 15:00 - 19:00
curated by Sakrowski and Tabea Rossol
with: Nadja Buttendorf | Simon Denny | Harm van den Dorpel | Constant Dullaart | Holger Friese | Eva Grubinger | Internationale Stadt Berlin | Jodi | Jonas Lund | Sebastian Lütgert | Katja Novitskova | Sebastian Schmieg | Cornelia Sollfrank
funded by Berlin Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa
Walch&Winkler: Miete Strom Instagram
Am Moritzplatz, Oranienstr. 58,10969 Berlin / 26.09. – 30.09.2018
Curated by: Raul Walch & Eric Winckler
With: Akim, Aram Bartholl, Peter Behrbohm, Dirk Bell, Bianca Benenti, Ekaterina Burlyga, Jan Bünnig, Black Palm, Maurizio Cattelan, Zuzanna Czebatul, Mariechen Danz, Broken Dimanche Press, Nadja Buttendorf, Gabi Dziuba, Charlotte Dualé, Leon Eisermann, Ólafur Elíasson, Jeschkelanger (Marie Jeschke, Anja Langer), Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Kevin Kemter, Lilli Kuschel, Julius Lehniger, Dennis Loesch, Jonas Lund, Michaela Meise, Simon Mullan, Mylasher, Anna Lucia Nissen, Ahmet Öğüt, Laure Prouvost, R&D ((Maru Mushtrieva & Emilia Kurylowicz), Robben & Winkler (Eric Winkler), Natalia Rolón, Fette Sans, Seriennummer (Vincent Grunwald), Hanna Schwarz, Clemence Seilles, Anna Szaflarski, Jan Timme, The Internet Shop, Rosemarie Trockel, Urara Tsuchiya, Ugemfo, Und. Studio, Viron Erol Vert, Vova Vorotniov, Raul Walch, Franz West, Marie Rømer Westh, Philip Wiegard, Helga Wretman
25.09.2018, 5 pm opening reception
28.09.2018, 3 pm FOOD program with Raul Walch
30.09.2018, 2 pm FITNESS FOR NORMAL PEOPLE with Helga Wretman
30.09.2018, 3 pm FOOD program with Anne Duk Hee Jordan
30.09.2018, 6 pm Panel with Jeschkelanger, Ahmet Ögut and Philipp Wiegard (german/english)
„Miete Strom Instagram“ (Rent Electricity Instagram) by Walch&Winkler is an event designed to reflect the work and living conditions currently prevalent among artists in Berlin. Rather than an invitation to passively view commercialised exhibition and market processes, the works put together here reflect the art scene’s current sense of identity, which emerges from a desire to independently analyse and participate in the fast-growing commercial interest in contemporary visual art. The aim of this study is to nurture artistic empowerment.
Beyond their artistic and geographic context, the works on show share a common functionality owing to the circumstances of their production, namely: in their obvious manifestation in the form of lamps, shoes and clothes, the objects highlight the artist’s existential need to create alternative means of income. The objects assembled at the Walch&Winkler event reveal a whole host of strategies and work methods that have arisen out of necessity among the community.
The event is being launched by two Berlin-based artists, Raul Walch and Eric Winkler. In their independent artistic practice, both are known to explore the de-, and re-contextualisation of created objects by continuously challenging the genre limitations of sculpture, conceptual art and performance.
Walch and Winkler see “Miete, Strom, Instagram” as a platform for introducing a range of business initiatives and a space to share and discuss experiences thereof. Besides hosting talks and presentations the event includes dining, with a variety of chefs initiating a reinterpretation of the New York artists’ restaurant FOOD.
“Miete Strom Instagram” runs an own daily shuttle service between the Art Berlin Fair and the exhibition
Gallery.Delivery — by Sebastian Schmieg, presented by Roehrs Boetsch
Gallery.Delivery is both a group exhibition and a performance that can be ordered online. It will be delivered by bike courier in a “White Cube” courier bag to the address stipulated in the order, where it will be temporarily installed.
With: !Mediengruppe Bitnik & Low Jack, Andy Kassier, Aram Bartholl, Bastiaan de Nennie, Banz & Bowinkel, Grażyna Roguski, Jonas Lund, Milena Milosavljevic, Nadja Buttendorf, Olia Lialina, Peggy Pehl, Shawn Maximo, Silvio Lorusso
Concept and curation “by Sebastian Schmieg
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Solo show at Emmanuel gallery, Denver University of Colorado
August 31 – November 17, 2018
Opening August 30, 6:00 pm
Le Grand Monnayage
Biennale d’art contempoirain de Melle
30.6. – 23.9.2018, preview 29.6.2018
Melle, Deux-Sèvres, France
curated by: Chloé Hipeau-Disko & Frédéric Legros
Ghada Amer, Jannis Kounellis, Aram Bartholl, Jean-François Krebs, Xinyi Liu, Cécile Beau & Emma Loriaut, Renata Lucas, Brognon Rollin, Clemens Botho Goldbach, Pierre Mercier, Guglielmo Castelli, Otobong Nkanga, Ali Cherri, Yoko Ono, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Hubert Duprat, Pieter Vermeersch, Jimmie Durham, Philip Wiegard, Elsa Fauconnet, Kimsooja, Gloria Zein
The city of Melle is unique because of the presence of its mines and its minting which placed it in the heart of Europe for centuries. Quickly, this specificity of the city seemed to us a quite contemporary angle which allowed us to approach subjects such as money, exchange, circulation, value and quite simply stone and ore.
With “Le Grand Monnayage” we had this desire to tell stories and share experiences and as such Melle is a considerable source of inspiration. Here, no white cubes, but a multitude of heritage places open to artists and visitors: three Romanesque churches, one of which was a prison, an ancient court that inspired Jean de La Fontaine, and the silver mines, forgotten for several centuries, which remind us that Melle was the city whose production of silver and coins was the most important in all Western Europe at the time of Carolingians and until the tenth century.
Melle and its many curiosities are a reality that one contemplates only by staying there. Carried by the stories specific to each place, the artists’ investment in this adventure has been total. Fascinated by the Mines, walking the streets of Melle, taking advantage of this unique framework of creation and exchanges, they have made the city a place of projects and production, a territory of art.
Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator
Otra visita a la escultura
Laboratorio ArteAlameda, Mexico city
29.6. – 2.9.2018
Inauguracion: 28 de junio 19:30 h
curated by: Violeta Horcasitas
Aram Bartholl, Detanicolain, Gino de Dominicis, Roberto Garcia Hernandez, VerOnica Gerber Bicecci, Julieta Gil, Lindsay Lawson, Sara Ludy, Lina Mazenett & David Quiroga, Lorna Mills, Sabrina Ratte, Jason Ronallo, Miguel Angel Salazar, Rick Silva
From the Earth, it seems that it is the Sun that revolves around the planet, it is a so-called apparent movement that gives rise to another concept which is solar time. Two categories have been created to measure this time: true solar time and average solar time. The first one, is based on direct observation, i.e. what we could see thanks to a sundial; the second is based on a so-called fictitious sun, which would be a sun “moving” at a constant speed around the earth all year round.
Another visit to the sculpture is an exhibition that talks about error and success and brings together the work of artists from different generations, but above all, that work from different artistic practices: contemporary artists, visual artists, visual artists or post-internet dialog about repetition, attempts and processes. The pieces move between the dichotomy of the exact and the vague while blurring that dividing line when generating, almost like a sculptural act, a discovery. Some of the pieces can be stated as philosophical, scientific or mathematical axioms as they build and mold matter, whether it’s digital or analog.
Another visit to the sculpture subverts the title of one of the pieces included in the exhibition, which in turn, is based on and modifies the title of one of the pieces. Don Martin’s comic strip: Another visit with the sculptor. It is the story of an artist who after finishing what he considers his masterpiece, shares his work with a collector. For a brief moment, he is recognized by the magnificence of his work. Seconds The sculptor is then surprised to realize that what the collector sees is a residue of marble on the floor and not the sculpture. that he considers his greatest work of art.
Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator
Laboratorio ArteAlameda Ciudad de Mexico
Ein gemachter Mensch – Künstlerische Fragen an Identitäten
Kallmann Museum, Ismaning, Germany
26. Mai bis 16. September 2018
Eröffnung: Freitag, 25. Mai 2018, 19 Uhr
Selma Alaçam, Aram Bartholl, Martin Brand, James Bridle, Harun Farocki, Sandra Filic, Iwajla Klinke, Alicja Kwade, Sali Muller, Timea Anita Oravecz, Daniela Risch, Nasan Tur, Anna Witt, Veronika Witte, Naneci Yurdagül
8. 6. 2018 – 8. 6. 2020
DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
!Mediengruppe Bitnik, Aram Bartholl, Paolo Cirio, Adam Harvey
We are the internet! Our world is changing. We are witnessing a revolution that for the last thirty years has been changing how we think, communicate, work, and spend our free time. The internet has become a tool and instrument of daily life. It has created a world that we plumb and simultaneously run away from. This process is irreversible and has permanently changed how our society works. This is one of the reasons why it is important to reflect on our situation and our position within it: we aren’t only witnesses to the digital transformation, we are all a part of it, passive or active.
Welcome to the data world! The #DATAMAZE project presents an “extended exhibition”. It combines the concept of an exhibition that is a work in progress with a workspace and library intended for activities and developing collaboration across areas and topics related to a critical reflection on our existence environment, with a lecture space.
Is this you in the video?
Solo show, Aram Bartholl
Gallery Chaufferie, H.E.A.R., Strasbourg
April 6 – Mai 6, 2018
While Facebook apologizes to the world from high up on its mountain of data, 1.4 billion user passwords party naked on the Internet. Research has shown that the ’123456′ is used for 17% of all passwords. There is so much free WiFi in the air to catch you, it is almost impossible to get online. But there is coffee, so you stay for the deep pocket packet inspection of your traffic. Is this you in the video? Don’t click the link I sent you!
Like the pigeons’ best friend, CCTV cams squat in every high corner of the city protecting us from the future. Will they fall off or be released from their stoical non-presence? A total of 750 info screens have been removed from the still closed / never opened BER airport in Berlin because the technology is outdated. The screens had been running for six years straight without anybody ever having looked at them. Yes, I saw this already.
Please place all your bags on the left tray. Mirrored self-checkout in an uberficial life without cueing is on autoplay. 24 likes. Thank you for being our customer today.
Aram Bartholl 2018
HEAR, La Chaufferie
5 rue de la Manufacture des Tabacs
20.1.2018, 7:00 pm – Installation/performance – ‘Your parcel has been delivered (to your neighbour)’
For his ongoing installation Aram Bartholl collects different objects and materials of the contemporary commerce and public space to rearrange them at the exhibition space. The elements refer to radical shifts in markets, rising control and a life under the influence of constantly improved algorithms, startup pressure and ‘bullshit jobs’. Over the period of the exhibition the installation is rearranged and changes in dialogue with the audience.
25.1.2018, 7:00 pm – Workshop – ‘Got a few minutes?’
Got a few minutes? is an open workshop format which invites the audience to experiment in a series of actions and micro performances. With different tasks involving a range of contemporary devices and objects the participants execute and invent unique interactions. Consume, control and privacy are some of the core topics which serve as a basis for this examination of the hyper commercial contemporary life.
This tablet was part of the installation “12V” at Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017 last summer. It was used to show vistors the offline PDF data base from the router on the TV tower. The guards who had to take care of the work and explained to visitors everything also started to use it on their own initiative as a video / picture log. This became a beautiful summary of a summer full of work, joy, desperation; an unfiltered view of the site specific art work, visitors, neighborhood kids and nature with cable and stove. Thanks to all of you who endured the long hours at this crazy location out of Münster. ;))
Please access my old blog 2007 – 2017 here -> arambartholl.com/blog