documenta 14, 2017

documenta 14

A few weeks ago I visit documenta 14 and Skulptur Projekte Münster. Below I present a selection of pieces, from both venues, that I found especially interesting.

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Trekking in Time

Untitled, 2000 by Hrafnkell Sigurðsson

Untitled, 2000 by Hrafnkell Sigurðsson

Trekking in Time

Ystads konstmuseum
3 September – 13 November 2016

Trekking in Time is an international group exhibition that gathers and presents art works by artists that have worked with hiking from different perspectives. It shows works that are both historical and contemporary. It can be works where the artists have used hiking as an action, artistic expression or as a performance.

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A u t o m a t i c A r t

Ernest Edmonds computer code, 1968

Ernest Edmonds computer code, 1968

A u t o m a t i c A r t – human and machine processes that make art

GV Art gallery, London
4 – 26 July 2014

The exhibition provides a survey of 50 years of British art and present a selection of artists using rules or algorithms in making their artworks. The show includes rule-based and computer generated paintings and drawings and also computer based artworks that display an ongoing process.

The exhibition is curated by Ernest Edmonds

Artists : Stephen Bell, boredomresearch, Dominic Boreham, Paul Brown, John Carter, Harold Cohen, Nathan Cohen, Sean Clark, Trevor Clarke, Ernest Edmonds, Julie Freeman, Anthony Hill, Malcolm Hughes, Michael Kidner, William Latham, Peter Lowe, Kenneth Martin, Terry Pope, Stephen Scrivener, Jean Spencer, Steve Sproates, Jeffrey Steele and Susan Tebby

Visit GV Art gallery website for more information about the show.

 

Development of Lattices IV, 1981-82 artwork by Susan Tebby

Development of Lattices IV, 1981-82 by Susan Tebby

net.art Painters and Poets

Exhibition view of net.art Painters and Poets

Exhibition view of net.art Painters and Poets, photo: Andrej Peunik

The exhibition period: June 19. 2014 – August 31. 2014

net.art Painters and Poets is an exhibition of net.art at the City Art Gallery of Ljubljana.
The exhibition show a collection of significant artists working in this genre. Internet art are rarely seen or presented in a gallery space, for understandable reason, as it is an art form that takes place on the Internet and can easily be viewed from home. I believe, by exhibiting in the white cube format, it can be a way to bring a certain attention to this genre and it can receive a bigger understanding and the entitlement it deserves.

The exhibition is curated by Vuk Ćosić & Alenka Gregorič.

Exhibition view of net.art Painters and Poets

Exhibition view of net.art Painters and Poets, photo: Andrej Peunik

Participant artists: !MEDIENGRUPPE BITNIK, 0100101110101101.org, Cory Arcangel, Kim Asendorf, Aram Bartholl, Mez Breeze, Cristophe Bruno, Heath Bunting, Shu Lea Cheang, Paolo Cirio, Vuk Ćosić, Constant Dullaart, Lisa Jevbratt, JODI, Justin Kemp, Olia Lialina, Alessandro Ludovico, Mouchette, Mark Napier, Evan Roth, ®TMark, Eryk Salvaggio, Alexei Shulgin, Teo Spiller, Igor Štromajer, Thomson & Craighead, Ubermorgen, Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Jaka Železnikar

More information at City Art Gallery’s website

Exhibition view of net.art Painters and Poets

Exhibition view of net.art Painters and Poets, photo: Andrej Peunik

Generation Z : ReNoise

Russian Pioneers of Sound Art and Musical Technology in the Early 20th Century

Evgeny Sholpo working with the first version of the Variophone, 1932.

Evgeny Sholpo working with the first version of the Variophone, 1932. Courtesy of Marina Sholpo. Photo: CTM

I recently visited Generation Z : ReNoise – Russian Pioneers of Sound Art and Musical Technology in the Early 20th Century. It’s an exhibition part of the CTM festival, Berlin and indeed a very important and interesting historical exhibition about sound pioneers.

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transmediale – afterglow

The Art Hack Day Berlin, LEAP

© Michelle O‘Brien | michelleobrien.net

The Art Hack Day Berlin, LEAP, exhibition is one of the main exhibitions of the transmediale festival this year. Over 70 artists and hackers will create new works for the exhibition within the festival theme afterglow. The starting point is Monday evening on the 27th of January and 48 hours later, on the 29th, the exhibition will be open for the public. Art Hack Day is a grassroots event/exhibit format/community for artists whose medium is tech and hackers whose medium is art.

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Microtonal Wall by Tristan Perich

Microtonal Wall by Tristan Perich at MoMA

Microtonal Wall by Tristan Perich

Microtonal Wall is a work by the sound artist Tristan Perich. The work consists of 1500 one-bit-speakers, each playing a specific tone, within a total span of 4 octaves. The speakers are mounted on an large aluminum plate. From a distance the collection of frequencies turns into white noise. However, as the visitor approaches the work, each tone can be singled out.

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RAUCHWOLKEN UND LUFTSCHLÖSSER

LUNAR BIKE, Astronaut Training Method No. VII, Videostill, Moon Goose Colony © Agnes Meyer-Brandis, VG-Bildkunst 2012

LUNAR BIKE, Astronaut Training Method No. VII, Videostill, Moon Goose Colony © Agnes Meyer-Brandis, VG-Bildkunst 2012

Rauchwolken und luftschlösser (Smoke clouds and air castle) is the title and theme of the current exhibition at GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst in Bremen, Germany.

The exhibition presents eight artists Ralf Baecker, Kerstin Ergenzinger, Hannes Hoelzl, Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Mikael Mikael, Studio NAND, Lucas Odahara and Hannes Waldschütz. Read more

Pit, pit, chirp, chirp, kvidevitt, kvidevitt

Pit, pit, chirp, chirp, kvidevitt, kvidevitt an interactive sound sculpture by Jean-Pierre Gauthier

Photo: Jean-Pierre Gauthier

Jean-Pierre Gauthier, the artist I wrote about last week, is currently presenting an interactive sound sculpture at Värnhemstorget in Malmö, Sweden. The two meter tall red sculpture has four wheels. By turning them you can generate four different bird-like sounds. Read more

PIKSEL[X] – Kernel Panic! [22-25 November]

Piksel festival in Bergen, Norway is celebrating their 10th anniversary.
The festival features installations, performances, symposium, workshops and more.

I would have loved to attend the following two workshops:
Experimental Electromagnetism with Peter Fleming and Experimental Communication with Ryan Jordan, Jonathan Kemp & John Bowers.

More information and program here.

Real Snail Mail

Real Snail Mail by boredomresearch

Real Snail Mail by boredomresearch, Courtesy of [DAM]Berlin, photo: Crisxkcracker Films

The last decade has drastically changed our idea of availability. Before, we used to get no more than one mail delivery per day, and the only way to be reached by phone was through a wired one. The arrival of the Internet and mobile phones, providing faster and easier ways of communication, has definitely changed people’s expectations. Today your are expected to be reached anywhere and at any time.

An artwork that deals with these questions is the very sweet project Real Snail Mail™ by boredomresearch. The work will be exhibit at the Soft Control: Art,Science and the Technological Unconscious Exhibition from 15th Nov – 15th Dec 2012, Maribor, Slovenia.

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Net.Specific

Net.Specific is an exhibition website for Internetbased art

The 26th of October, I visited the symposium that was part of the launch of Net.Specific at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Denmark.

Net.Specific is an exhibition website for net-based art. The first exhibition, Communication Paths, is curated by Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen (an announcement was posted here earlier).
The exhibition includes the artists:0100101110101101.ORG / Eva & Franco Mattes (I), JODI (B/NL),  Michelle Teran (CA), Jens Wunderling & Philipp Bosch (DE) and Anders Bojen & Kristoffer Ørum (DK).

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Upcoming event: CYNETART festival, Dresden

15-21 November 2012

Snail Trail, artwork by Philipp Artus (3D-Laser Animation)

Snail Trail by Philipp Artus (3D-Laser Animation), images source: Cynetart

CYNETART 2012 international festival for computer based art is taking place at Festspielhaus Hellerau in Dresden, Germany. The exhibition covers a wide range of different topics, such as biotechnology, activism, subversion, steampunk, data visualization, transformations, gender, social Darwinism and drones.

The exhibition includes the following artists: Kerstin Ergenzinger, Ricardo O’Nascimento, Nika Oblak & Primož Novak, Maja Smrekar, Verena Friedrich, Philipp Artus, Julius Stahl, Marcel Helmer, Dik Sum Man and Carolin Weinert.

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Knight of Infinite resignation by Diane Landry

Knight of Infinite resignation artwork by Diane Landry

This is my first post about a Canadian artist and I can assure you that many more will follow. My opinion is that Canada is one of the most interesting countries when it comes to electronic art. Canadian pioneers, such as Norman T. White, Doug Back and David Rokeby, have all had a significant impact on this particular art genre and been a great source of  inspiration for many of its artists.

Diane Landry lives and works in Quebec City. Her installation Knight of Infinite resignation is currently featured in the exhibition Oh, Canada at MASS MoCA. The exhibition runs through 8 of April , 2013.

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Launch of NetSpecific.net

Video stil from a video by 0100101110101101.org

This Friday, 26 October an exhibition website for net-based art will be launched on www.netspecific.net (this link will be activated on Friday)

The exhibition, curated by Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen, is titled Communication Paths / Kommunikations stier and will focus on net communication. The artworks are specially produced for this exhibition by the following artists: 0100101110101101.ORG / Eva & Franco Mattes (I), JODI (B/NL),  Michelle Teran (CA), Jens Wunderling & Philipp Bosch (DE), Anders Bojen & Kristoffer Ørum (DK).

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Carved Air exhibition with Yunchul Kim

Exhibition view of Carved Air by Yunchul Kim, at the Schering Stiftung, Berlin. Photo: KATJA HOMMEL

Carved Air exhibition with Yunchul Kim Photo: Katja Hommel

 

If you happen to be in Berlin this autumn, I highly recommend the exhibition by Yunchul Kim that runs until 1 December at Schering Stiftung. I will unfortunately not be able to attend the exhibition, but am glad that I got the chance to see the works he presented at Edit-Russ-Haus, Oldenburg last summer.

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State of Being at Edith-Russ-Haus

WHISKERS IN SPACE by Kerstin Ergenzinger

Whiskers in Space by Kerstin Ergenzinger


In July I went to Oldenburg, Germany. The main reason for my visit was to see the exhibition State of Being at Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art with Yunchul Kim and Kerstin Ergenzinger. It was really nice to be able to see this exhibition. I know the two artists quite well from working with them in several exhibitions, so it was a great pleasure for me to see some of their new projects. I liked the exhibition a lot and found it very interesting. I also think the two artists’ works respond very well to each other.

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Rundgang, Cologne

Mendy by Lucas Buschfeld

Mendy by Lucas Buschfeld

A trip to Germany and Cologne this summer, with my good friend and German artist Kerstin Ergenzinger as my guide and companion, gave me the great opportunity to visit Rundgang –  a yearly student exhibition presented by KHM (Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln/Academy of Media Arts Cologne)

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Meta.Morf 2012

If you happen to be in Trondheim, Norway in October you could visit the biennial Meta.Morf 2012. The exhibition opens September 27 and runs until October 28, 2012. The subtitle for the show is A Matter of Feeling and is curated by Alex Adriaansens (V2) and Espen Gangvik (TEKS).

Artists in the exhibition: Wim Delvoye, Cesar Harada, Philip Beesley, Guto Nobrega, Stelarc, Markus Kison, Peter Flemming, Zimoun, Driessens&Verstappen, Jessica de Boer, Xandra van Eijk, Antony Hall, Ralf Baecker, Kianoosh Motallebi

Visit their website

 

Instrumentation, artwork by Peter Flemming
Instrumentation by Peter Flemming (photo: Peter Flemming)

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