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June 17th, 2012 at 3:46 pm

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Megacool 4.0

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Jan Poppenhagen, Keven, 2007, 100 x 100 cm, Dibond mit Acryl-Beschichtung, Privatbesitz

Megacool 4.0
Youth & Art

Künstlerhaus,  Vienna
15. Juni – 7. October 2012

The exhibition at Künstlerhaus k/haus highlights the life worlds and creative productions of various youth cultures as reflected in international contemporary art.

“MEGACOOL 4.0 – Youth and Art” presents photographs, interactive installations, video art, paintings, street art and sculptures made by visual artists (incl. Erwin Olaf (Vermeer award laureate 2011), Charlie White, Rinneke Dijkstra and Slinkachu) from across Europe, Russia, China and the USA. The exhibition is supplemented by objects and everyday items from Jugendkulturarchiv Frankfurt and a focus on young art from Vienna (incl. an installation developed by wienxtra-medienzentrum in collaboration with youngsters).

“MEGACOOL 4.0” presents fundamentally different types of youths: normal ones, assimilated hipsters, altar servers, drag kings, fat ones, thin ones, twins, celebrities, goths, hiphops, metalheads, ravers, cosplayers, avatars, aggressive girls. From installations such as “Mindless living” by LA Raeven and “Pitbull” by Martin Brand, Cao Fei’s “Cosplayer”, Andreas Gursky’s “Mayday I”, Michael Schmellings Serie “Atlanta HipHop” to Nan Goldin’s “Jimmy Paulette after the Parade”. The exhibits takes visitors on a visual foray through young people’s picturescapes and theme areas such as online cultures, light / dark, body and gender performances as well as their choreographies, fashion, games, sport and party. In addition to the fundamental questions in young people’s identity search, the creative minds of a generation are invited to take centre stage, those who use Web 2.0 platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, flickr, deviantart or animexx as a source of inspiration for aesthetic-creative experiments, explore creative freedom and produce new forms of art. “MEGACOOL 4.0” shows fundamentally different takes on “youth”, their movements, their poses, their objects and their fashion.

AES + F, Andreas Amrhein, Nadine Arbeiter, Petra Arnold, Aram Bartholl, Christian Bazant-Hegemark, Sabine von Bassewitz, Lars Borges, Martin Brand, Kimberly Clark, Robbie Cooper, Denis Darzacq, Diana Deu, Rineke Dijkstra, Dennis Dirksen , Ruud van Empel, Cao Fei, Franziska Fiolka, Matthias Fritsch, Daniel & Geo Fuchs, Nan Goldin , Andreas Gursky, Cosima Hanebeck, Marlene Hausegger, Anna-Lena Heidrich, Olaf Heine, Max Holicki, Anna Jermolaewa, Dejan Kaludjerović, Sebastian Keitel, JK Keller, Angelika Loderer, Mark Leckey, Jocelyn Lee, Ulrike Lienbacher, Birte Svea Metzdorf, Matthias Meyer, James Mollison, Mareike Müller, Erwin Olaf, Ann-Sophie Paul, Hana Pesut, Jan Poppenhagen, Marion Poussier, Wendelin Pressl, Daniel Puhe, Jussi Puikkonen, L.A. Raeven, Birgit Richard, Römer + Römer, Rebecca Sampson, Michael Schmelling, Oliver Sieber, Carolin Simon, Katja Gunkel, Philipp Ries und Julia Thiemann, Sauli Sirviö, Slinkachu, Cornelia Sollfrank, Klara Petra Szabo, Alexander Tilgner, Albrecht Tübke, Ari Versluis, Ellie Uyttenbroek, Nadine Wagner, Andreas Weinand, Charlie White, Daniel Zerbst

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June 15th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Vanity Surf Performance

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Magnotta SpeedShow from Aram Bartholl on Vimeo.

(shot and edited(!) on a phone)

Magnotta Speedshow  – A vanity surf performance at
Internetcafe Helin, Karl-Marx-Straße 156, Berlin g-maps
8-10 pm, Tuesday 12th of June,  2012

Killing is bad, mailing bodyparts is worse, vanity surfing (while getting caught) is cool!

One week after Magnotta got caught we present a vanity surf performance at the exact same Internetcafe in Berlin where Magnotta was arrested while vanity surfing! Be invited to join and vanity surf yourself!

“Internet cafes are not just vaguely unglamorous places for ethnic minorities and communications challenged, they do have a genuinely bad reputation.” [Olia Lialina – ‘Still There‘] Where else a social network killer can be caught? Of course in the Internet cafe!

by Constant Dullaart, CuratingYoutube, Olia Lialina & Aram Bartholl

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June 13th, 2012 at 4:38 pm


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How To Treflip (with a Piratebox onboard) from Aram Bartholl on Vimeo.

While Sjoerd (THX!!) was killing the pool we still could share files through the battery powered wifi Piratebox attached on his board!! No board sides please!!… ;)

This was one of a series of experiments we, David Darts and I, did during a 3 day Offline Filesharing Workshop at Baltanlabs Eindhoven, Netherlands last week. The box below was donated to the skatepart ‘Area 51‘. Go there and check it out! Had a great time!! Thx to Baltan, MU and David!! More docu to come…

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June 10th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Basel Solo Projects

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© Aram Bartholl, courtesy of [DAM]Berlin

[DAM] Berlin|Cologne präsentiert auf der Solo Project Basel neue Arbeiten

Aram Bartholl, D

Gerne senden wir Ihnen eine Einladungskarte zu. 
Bitte senden Sie uns eine Email mit der Angabe,
für wie viele Personen Sie Eintrittskarten benötigen.
Mittwoch 13.6.12 von 12 – 20 Uhr
Donnerstag 14.6.12 von 10 – 19 Uhr
Freitag 15.6.12 von 10 – 19 Uhr
Samstag 16.6.12 von 10 – 19 Uhr
Sonntag 17.6.12 von 10 – 17 Uhr

Wir freuen uns, Sie in Basel wiederzusehen. 

Wolf Lieser
[DAM] Berlin|Cologne

Messekontakt: +49 160 99166383


[DAM] Berlin|Cologne presents at Solo Projects Basel

new works by the artist: 

Aram Bartholl, D

We are happy to send you an invitation,
please let us know by email how many tickets you need. 

Opening hours:
Wednesday 13th: 12 – 8pm
Thursday 14th: 10 am – 7 pm
Friday 15th: 10 am – 7pm
Saturday 16th: 10 am – 7 pm
Sunday 17th: 10 am – 5 pm
We look forward to seeing you in Basel. 

Wolf Lieser
[DAM] Berlin|Cologne

contact at the art fair: +49 160 99166383


Galerie [DAM]Berlin        Neue Jakobstr. 6/7        10179 Berlin        +49 30 280 98 135

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June 4th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Small Small Gallery

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neon sign, 37” x 13”

Aram Bartholl

I forgot to post pictures of Hennesy Youngmans show at Family Business which already took place in April. I love the artist list :) The place was crammed with art and I was happy to show a new piece. :)

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June 4th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Color Study

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(by unknown (kids), found at Gerichtstr.23, Berlin)

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June 4th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

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 Article by Max Schreier, photos by Chloé Richard in Berlin; Saturday, June 2, 2012

Aram Bartholl is a tech artist who makes objects by capturing electronic moments, developing them into classical forms, and using the most analog processes to create digital forms. His work falls into the avant garde not by its innovative methods, but rather by its means of handling the often difficult-to-tame medium of the Web. When I visited Bartholl in his studio he humbly downplayed how innovative his work is, choosing instead to discuss the more abstract ideas that inform his process. For Bartholl the duality of analog and digital is a false exclusivity; his art is digital in its concepts but analog in its presentation, an execution that sets him apart from many of his peers in the tech art world.

Aram Bartholl, photo Chloé Richard

Bartholl moved to Berlin in 1995 to earn a degree in the architecture department of the UdK. After his initial two years of study he found himself more excited by the T1 connection in the computer lab than the plotters in the architecture studios. Unlike many of the programmers who were discussing the newfound wealth of information and visual possibilities of writing code to develop art, Bartholl was primarily interested in the front end of the Internet; the user experience with, and the presentation of, the aesthetic of the web. Instead of designing websites and becoming a student of online presentation, Bartholl started to observe the visual trends of the web and to interpret these tropes into handmade art works.

Aram Bartholl, photo Chloé Richard

The openness of the Internet is integral to the physicality as well as the philosophy of Bartholl’s work. He posts detailed instructions for the recreation of his works online, and some of his works are the instructional videos themselves. While many of Aram’s works question where the inherent value of an artworks lies, that is not the primary intention of his creations. Posting the intricacies of the work to the Internet is “obvious” to Bartholl; the fact that his work exists in three dimensions and in space, does not preclude it from also having the interactive and open elements that are intrinsic to the web. Just as an artwork posted on YouTube is viewed thousands of times, a physical work of Bartholl’s also has the same accessibility. It is this well-established openness along with the content that sets him apart as such a unique web artist.

Aram Bartholl, photo Chloé Richard

The ubiquitous conversation of how the Internet decreases our attention spans and thoughtfulness is universally accepted and derided, while at the same time we all participate in this perceived decline. Bartholl sees this haste as opportunity, creating Speed Projects — time restricted art events, self-monitored and self-approved — that are assigned their artistic merit by their completion and often uploading to the web. Bartholl calls these small works “freeing”, as he also considers the brevity of online media. Often he will work months on a work that is only appreciated for a second on the web before it is clicked through, and steadily decreases in viral significance because it is no longer new. The response is Speed Projects, some of which pick up Internet steam and find themselves trending on various forms of social and real media, and others that fall away as quickly as they were made.

Aram Bartholl is showing his work Online Gallery Playset at the group show, 404 Not Found, opening on Friday, June 8 at Berlin project space, Sur la Montagne.



Additional Information

See more of Aram Bartholl’s work:

Exhibition: Jun. 9, 2012; 12-5pm
Opening Recption: Friday, Jun. 8; 7-11pm
Torstrasse 170 (click here for map)

Max Schreier was born in 1985 in New York City. He is an independent curator and the Associate Director at DUVE Berlin.

Chloé Richard is a Berlin-based French photographer and a regular Berlin Art Link collaborator. Her portrait work is internationally published.

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June 4th, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Ohne Titel

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… having fun with Constant Dullaart’s new work :)
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June 3rd, 2012 at 10:15 pm

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New feature on Google!
Congrats Evan!! great pic!! :)


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June 2nd, 2012 at 2:59 pm

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