AUGUST 9 - AUGUST 30, 2013
Why sell your book if you have to buy it back?
I'll ask my mom to save the garden seeds,
even though I don't get paid like that.
No laxatives, just learning.
I am beginning to develop abstract permanence.
That our relationship had no expectations,
which I thought was the best part.
The weight of your clothes on your back,
Make yourself comfortable.
My best friends vortex and destruction are warm all over.
Lines of instant heat pad dust, or naked to enhance figure.
Embrace! Embrace! Stop.
There’s the toy poodle that ate 70% of its weight in sugar,
and vomited for 3 days straight.
The cat tipped the sugar over.
Danke Deutschland, but indulgences?
We'll make a transference Überweisung.
More boring than salutations and things that don’t change,
but remember we've yet to outline our group act.
Puff puff pass, Sallie Mae!
"The crucial objective is to grasp the a-signifying points of rupture
- the rupture of denotation, connotation and….’’
Stack of paintings in a kabrio
Dalmatian in the snow
And we're all scared of Notgeld.
I packed my communist ideologies, and went to go visit my friends.
I did not learn poetry, there were just banknotes.
curated by Harmony Molina & Elena Gilbert
JULY 7, 2013
1:00-4:40pm at L40 - Verein für Kunst und Kultur am Rosa Luxemburg Platz, Linien Str 40
Based on the structure of speed dating, curators are invited to review artists portfolios in 10 short sessions of 12min each.
In Speed portfolio viewing networking is stripped down to the bare essential, leaving out the snick snack that makes a lot of people uncomfortable. Short, friendly and to the point!
In ten 12min long sessions 10 curators review artists portfolios. 20 artists are selected- each artists meets 5 curators. The past two portfolio viewings have resulted in an overwhelming amount of collaborations, most of them solo shows and a few group shows.
Susanne Prinz - Verein für Kunst und Kultur am Rosa Luxemburg Platz
Stefania Angelini - L'atelier(kunst)spielraum
Peter Lang - independent curator
Sophie Goltz - independent curator
Elena Gilbert- independent curator
Lily Khositashvii- independent curator
Susanne Husse - Note on
Nora Mayr, Marie Graftieaux and Gilles Neiens- insitu
Annette Schemmel - independent curator
Julia Hartmann - REH Kunst, independent curator
Dr. Constanze von Marlin - Junge Kunst e.V. Wolfsburg (Kunstverein)
Anja Henkel, Nadim Samman - import projects
JUNE 22, 2013
For the first time in it's history, The Pizza Suicide Club has recruited most of the performers who had ever been part of our different events, this Festival is a thorough selection of the best and the worst underground, semi- underground and semi-shitty and even some of them well known and even talented artists who are currently living their lives in Europe; ladies and gentlemen, you're the judge:
Doors at 3pm
Live performances begin at 5pm on the dot
JUNE 21- AUGUST 3, 2013
Opening June 20, 2013, 6 pm – 9 pm
JUNE 1- NOVEMBER 24, 2013
Contributions by: Joe Ahearn// Hussain Asthar// Mohammed Azzam Axza// Viktor Bedö// Bik Van der Pol//Else Marie Bukdahl// Klea Charitou//Dhivehi Studio// William Drew// Christian Falsnaes// Funko // Kunal Gupta// Sumii Haleem// Joe Hamilton// Mark Harvey// Sidsel Marie Hermansen// Andrea Hasselager// Ja Maal// Patrick Jarnfelt// Daniel Keller// KD Khalid// Mo Manal// Lena Mechchanova// Nahvi // Amani Naseem// Mohamed Nasheed// Mariyam Omar// Alexander Ponomarev// Psychonautfromatlantis// Jon Rafman// Antoine Renard// Emily Segal// Elena Serduykova// Hayley Silverman// Mohamed Simon// Sobba// SUPERFLEX// Meir Tati// Rirkrit Tiravanija// Ida Marie Toft// Nazi Weve
The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show is the proud sponsor of the Caravan as a platform for the Salon of Everything – a series of daily conversations on art-making practices as part of the Museum of Everything Official Collateral Event for the 55th Venice Biennale 2013. The Maldives Exodus Caravan Show promotes free speech, collaboration and engagement, public space, creativity, human rights, and alternatives of cultural production. Its duel mobile structure represents movement in all aspects-physical and mental, political and environment. Recognizing the necessity and urgency to focus on the current political and cultural unrest of the Maldives, and to provide solidarity with the majority of the population against the dictatorship, the Maldives Exodus Caravan Show split from the Maldives National Pavilion and will present a selection of works and performances in regards to an expanded conversation of climate.
Curated by Soren Dahlgaard
Deputy curators: Elena Gilbert, Microclima
Associate curator: Nadim Samman
Commissioner: Miryam Zulfa, Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture Maldives from 2008-2012.
With the support of: Mookai Suites, mooinc.com & Top Up
JUNE 1- NOVEMBER 24, 2013
Portable Nation: Disappearance as work in progress – approaches to Ecological Romanticism
The Maldivian pavilion is a conceptual artistic space, a preview on environmental hazards and Eco-Romanticism. It is a theoretical research project consisting of several public art events in the Maldives and Venice including exhibitions, publication, seminars and a documentary film.
Curated by Khaled Ramadan, Soren Dahlgaard, Aida Eltorie and Alfredo Cramerotti from the art collective Chamber of Public Secrets
MAY 15- JULY 20, 2013
Just as John Donne reported his discovery – that ‘no man is an island,
entire of itself’, but ‘a piece of the continent, a part of the main’ –
so Thoreau announced that ‚ the smallest stream is a Mediterranean sea‘.
In the particular, macro potential is revealed. Since Plato, through
Defoe and Swift, via Gauguin, and in the work of numerous contemporary
artists the island figure has been employed to negotiate relationships
between the real and the imaginary, utopia and dystopia, selfhood and
otherness, centre and periphery. This exhibition charts the topography
of this intellectual archipelago –interrogating the possibility of isolation
in the 21st Century.
Mohamed Azzam Axza
Bik Van der Pol
Elena Gilbert & Nadim Samman
MAY 3- MAY 5, 2013
MEDIACITY 4: MEDIACITIES
International Conference, Workshops and Exhibition
University of Buffalo, The State University of New York
Neo-Provincialism: New Life in Dead and Dying Urban Milieux
Workshop, organized by Elena Gilbert and Joseph Redwood-Martinez
The fourth MediaCity conference reflects on pluralities and globalities, on MediaCities everywhere.
What new lines of inquiry and emergent relations between urbanity and digital media are found in non-Western cities, in post-Capitalist cities, in cities hosting civic turbulence or crossing international boundaries? What urban-medial relations are taking shape differently in urban milieux that may have been heretofore overlooked? These cities are deserving of more attention than ever before, as sites of population growth, of new cultural and social formations, of new entanglements between urban life and contemporary media, communications and information technologies, and more. MediaCities promises to expand our understanding of both media and the city today, and to articulate new sites of practice and working methods for an expanding field.
This fourth MediaCity conference inaugurates its transition from the EU funded MEDIACITY project at the Bauhaus-Univerität, Weimar to a roving event taking place every two years in different cities around the world.
Areas of focus for this year’s conference fall broadly into several topics: Other Urbans, Uncommons, Zero Growth Cities, Media Geographies and Bordervilles.
APRIL 25, 2013
Featuring JOE AHEARN, HUSSAIN ASTHAR, MOHAMED AZZAM AXZA, VIKTOR BEDÖ, WILLIAM DREW, DHIVEHI STUDIO, FUNKO, KUNAL GUPTA, SUMII HALEEM, SIDSEL MARIE HERMANSEN, ANDREA HESSELAGER, PATRICK JARNFELT, JA MAAL, KD KHALID, LENA MECHTCHANOVA, MO MANAL, NAHVI, AMANI NASEEM, MARIYAM OMAR, PSYCHONAUTFROMATLANTIS, ELENA SERDUYKOVA, MOHAMED SIMON, SOBBA, IDA MARIE TOFT, NAZI WEVE
18 AUGUST 2012 – 16 APRIL 2013
Curated by Raqs Media Collective
A collaboration between Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, and SaraiCentre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi
Sarai Reader 09 is a nine month exhibition that will unfold as a process generative of visions, concepts, speculations and projections which, in turn, make room for heresy, for new modalities of being, for exchanges, relays and interferences. The exhibition will posit a situation of shifting coinhabitation in a space by many agents and actors, in diverse, multiple, conjoined and contradictory ways. It intends to investigate the nature of the sensation of thinking, and its resonating extensions into the myriad worlds that we inhabit and invent.
Sarai Reader 09 will gather works incrementally over the nine months. Artists,
researchers, scholars, curators, critics, filmmakers, writers, performers, dancers,
musicians, magicians, activists, scientists, photographers, archivists, architects, poets,
journalists, and more, are invited to make proposals that can be timed for specific
durations. The exhibition space will keep transforming.
14 MARCH 2013
Cooper Gallery Project Space in DJCAD in Dundee
curated by Nicola Prosser
6x4” is an exhibition that will explore the postcard as a distinctive artistic medium in its own right. Artist-designed postcards are small, intimate, unique pieces to be either distributed or collected by individuals.
Artists’ postcards, however, are not only about creating images on a blank canvas. It is also about the artists’ interaction with existing postcards, manipulating imagery by collaging found materials, drawing, painting or cutting into the surface. The exhibition, 6x4”, provides an opportunity to explore the potential of the this form through artist-designed or artist-manipulated postcards.
24 JANUARY- 16 FEBRUARY 2013
This presentation is part of the programme of the 42nd International Film Festival Rotterdam
Festschrift for an Archive is a set of books commemorating the demise of the much-loved Film Stills Archive department that the Museum of Modern Art ran for decades.
In his publication project Jason Simon has reproduced the judgements of the National Labor Relations Board regarding MoMA’s decision to ship the museum’s massive Film Still Archive off to cold storage as a response to a strike led in part by the archive’s associate curator.
Simon has individualized each book with a film still representing some aspect of labor struggle. Ranging over film history these include stills from “Car Wash”, “The Crowd”, “I’m All Right Jack”, “Modern Times”, “Nine to Five”, “The Organizer”, “Salt of the Earth”, and “Strike”.
Rarely has the connection between labour and cinema quite been so material as in the story of the FSA
The Flip Collection III
The Flip Collection is an international, growing collection of flipbooks, part of PrintRoom’s travelling collection of publications by artists, designers, photographers and theoreticians. A flipbook (also called thumb cinema) is a booklet that, for a short moment, becomes a film.
Spin by Martha Colburn
PrintRoom invited Martha Colburn (US/NL) to transform a selection of her film material into a flipbook. See for yourself, in just a few seconds, what a seductive lady and a spider have in common.
Contributions by: Ghenadie Popescu (MD), Maike Hemmers (DE/NL), Gözde Türkkan | Mimiko (TR), Georg Traber CH), Elena Gilbert (US/DE), Max Senden (NL), Rachel Sender (ES/NL), Antje Van Wichelen (BE), Lawrence-Olivier Mahadoo (US/FR), Han Hoogerbrugge (NL), Sarah Vanagt (BE) & Katrien Vermeire (BE), Masha Krasnova-Shabaeva (NL/RU), Esther Urlus (NL), Bas Fontein (NL), Gloria Glitzer (DE), Quinten Swagerman (NL), Scott Blake (US), Ricardo Leal Gomes (PT), Roger Bygott (UK), Alice Rice (US), Jenny Suhonen (FI), Loes Verstappen (NL), Ernesto Morales (MX), Terhi Ekebom (FI), Andre Pielage (NL), Jenni Rope (FI), Mariana Zanetti (BR), Kati Rapia (FI), Samuli Otto-Henrik Saarinen (FI), Anne Roecklein (US), Marieke Verbiesen (NL/SE), Derek Parker (US), Lise Duclaux (BE), Jan Voss (NL), Com Amoras (PT), Maurizio Montalti (IT), Tomas Schats (NL), Michael Leigh (UK), Guilia Garbin (IT/UK) among others.
JANUARY 1, 2013
MANUEL N°2 "Le Romantisme Pirate : un ficher nommé désir"
For this 3rd issue, MANUEL N°2 "Pirate Romanticism, a file named desire." the book will be accomplished through a series of workshops and partnering residencies that form the project.
It is built in a scalable manner, feeding content created step by step, transfigured and metamorphosed. This publication will have several components, including a booklet of your original contributions and booklets created by the method explained above.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2012
Cyber Art Space (CAS) is an international experimental cybernetic exhibition of contemporary art, which will take place completely on the Web. This is a pioneering art project which approaches cyberspace as a real dimension and not as a virtual one. It is part of the International Visual Art Festival “Action Field Kodra”
The concept of this project was inspired from the atom’s microcosmos, where physics identifies it as a universe (real space) with all the fundamental forces, the same as in our real world. These fundamental forces include electromagnetism, strong interaction, weak interaction and gravitation.
Atom’s microcosmos in Physics is considered as a universe (space), where gravitation is not measurable and/or non-existent.
Cyberspace is the terrain, which was either created or discovered by humans, existing within a network of online systems, in order to assist their communication.
Throughout the years, this terrain transmitted into a new dimension (universe), where people are not only able to communicate, but to navigate, too. Today, cyberspace contains objects (mails, files, graphics, etc.) with different modes of transportation, communication, delivery, etc.
CAS approaches cyberspace as a real space, with its own Physics and functionality. Especially in 3D environments, seems to be almost identical to the atom’s microcosmos, with all the fundamental forces included; except gravitation.
Artists were invited to propose artworks in Digital Format for one of the determined spaces, which were available on the website of Cyber Art Space, during the open call. There were 12 different available types of cyber-rooms for the artists to choose. These rooms with the artworks will be hosted in a cybernetic three dimensional architectural grid, which was designed throughout the collaboration of CAS’s curators and the architectural office “.27 Architects”.
The visitors will be able to navigate within the space through their browsers, click and access the cyber-rooms in order to see the artworks.
Another very important part of CAS, is the forum, where theorists and artists from different fields of art are invited to post a question and their opinion about the investigation areas of Cyber Art Space, in order to generate a creative dialogue about this pioneering experimental approach of cyberspace.
THE CYBER ART SPACE TEAM
Project’s Artistic Director
Dimitris Michalaros, Babis Venetopoulos
Panagiotis Chatzitsakyris, Stelina Tsifti
George Pago Pagozidis
Nikos Arvanitis, Christophoros Michalaros, Giorgos Venetopoulos
Web developers/ web programmers
Programmers & 3D graphics designers student assistant
Action Field Kodra Communication office
3D Architectural Design
Project management/ Coordination/ Website
Minotaur Digital Arts
Programming/ 3D Development
Cyber Art Space is a part of:
Action Field Kodra
Visual Art Festival
which is implemented under the Operational Programme for Macedonia-Thrace 2007-2013 and is co-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).
Maria Kenanidou, Dimitris Michalaros, Theophilos Tramboulis
co- Curators of Action Field Kodra
Under the aegis of:
Municipality of Kalamaria
MAY 1, 2012
TROPIC OF CONVERSATION
Issue 1: Pedagogy
JUNE 15, 2011
TROPIC OF CONVERSATION
Issue 0: Resistance
"tropic is a secret. tropic is a platform for open discourse on a given concept. tropic is a medium for artistic interpretation of that given concept. tropic allows for new discovery and the exchange of ideas between its contributors and its treasure seekers. tropic is a document of troubled times. tropic is an indicator of our ability to create something out of nothing. tropic is something that you find and must come to terms with. tropic is what tropic does. tropic brings together the world and lets it loose, scattering its ephemera across its pages that will fly around your home before being transformed into matter that will become part of our world again."
tropic may be found hiding in: new york city, washington dc, san francisco, vancouver, canada, paris, france, berlin, germany, wellington, new zealand, bangkok, thailand
APRIL 14- MAY 20, 2011
Public Happening: April 14 @ Admiralbruecke (6 -7) / Parade: (5 – 6)
Vernissage: April 15 @ Dam Stuhltrager Project Space (7 – 9pm)
Exhibition: April 15 – May 20, 2011 @ Dam Stuhltrager Project Space
"A city redefined several times in the last century, Berlin is an unparalleled example of the reflexive relationship between artist ingenuity and the society from which creativeness is derived. Berlin’s turbulent modern history has marked it as a place of eternal renewal, where starting over is not only possible but essential. This legacy of perpetual motion has attracted artists and designers to Berlin for decades.
Honoring this unique dynamism, "WEAR IS ART" presents original works exemplifying how fine art transcends white walls and gilded frames into a fashionable style. From a Flamenco dress of interactive LED lights to a modern Victorian ensemble topped with a soaring headdress of shot glasses to a gown comprised of over 15,000 rubber bands to a projected outfit – WEAR IS ART includes new works that re-envision subject matter, mediums and styles of tomorrow’s visual culture."
MARCH 11, 2011
Manitiusstrasse 20A, Berlin Germany
A menage á 4 between Elvia Burned-Milk-Pie, Jay Burr-Chest, Elena Gill-Burp and Short Dyke.
This show is about the process of eating and digesting cake. Inspiration has been drawn from the seminal text "Let them Eat Cake and Wash it Down with More Cake" by Mydamned Ovaries in collaboration with Gustave N00bert (you haven´t heard of him). Through 2 dimensional and non 2-dimensional pieces as well as interactive and non-interactive works, we look to critically engage the konsept of the "cake" qua "c8k" as it "is" and "is ant."
We will be selling food and beer to raise money for the beheading of Catherine the Great, as well as a time machine to facilitate good polaroids of the event.
MARCH 5 - MARCH 27, 2011
Venue: Dam, Stuhltrager Berlin
Dates: March 5 - March 27
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays (3 - 8pm)
Address: Fichtestrasse 3, Hinterhaus
Directions: U Südstern
Art, Fashion, Design, Music, Performance, Film and a gathering of top creative minds in Berlin... One month. One place. One major "Happening"...
Featuring: Fier Management presents Moga e Mago, Daniel Torres, Hector Hector, Howitzweissbach, Lena Hasibether, Blame, Philipp Gabriel, Ignacio Linares, Alejandro Ilukewitsch, Javier Chiocchio, Katrina James, Claudia Brijbag & performances by OMP, d´double, The Golden Mummy (VIP) & Rasheem Hershel, Leo Diamond / Régis Lemberthe presents a&ré design, SchubLaden, Lokolo, Matthias Ries & performance by Barnaby Tree & Monauti / THE OFFER BERLIN presents inpanik, manikó, von bardonitz, tata christiane, ta-ste, ica watermelon, sven bertil, gabriel & schwan / SemiDomesticated presents Retusj, Puncture Bags, Wolfgang Niederhoffer, Little Pop Machine, Neklo / Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery presents ghost-gum, Denise Thomas, Litantrace, Forkit Designs, Tifani Rubi, Andre Findeisen, Emmanuelle Esther, irinalaaja, Esther Everding, Anthracite, Jaan Ugrinksy Designs, Mimosa Pale/ Himo Hats / special thanks to curatorial advisors: Nelou and Retramp
"This March, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery invited several local personas of Berlin's lively design, film, fashion, music and performance world to collaborate in a series of weekend events. It was the first time that all of these amazing individuals united to work together - which in a way, is long overdue. Fresh fashion designers will be dressing musicians playing live, video performances will accompany work from emerging furniture designers, photographers will doing interactive installations incorporating the energy and art taking over the whole space...
In this month long exhibit / "happening" titled BERLIN COLLECT, a diverse group of extraordinarily talented people are working together and by doing so - sharing and progressing new ideas. Feeling and seeing the energy, one recognizes that this is a unique time in a unique place. Berlin is a city comprised of a long line of definitive moments. It is special to be a part of Berlin in this moment."
JANUARY 27 - FEBRUARY 4, 2011
Kunstraum Richard Sorge
Landsberger Allee 54 Berlin, Germany
With works by...
Kunstraum Richard Sorge
Benjamin Laurent Aman
"La Creche Pavilion"
(designed and built by: Ricardo Ferreira, Samuel Haas, Anna Kostreva, Elena Gilbert, Steven Thelen):
Clemence de la Tour du Pin
JANUARY 7- JANUARY 9 2011
Postcards From the Edge
A Benefit for Visual AIDS
548 W 22nd St, New York
"Postcards From the Edge is a Visual AIDS benefit show and sale of original, postcard-sized works on paper by established and emerging artists. All works are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The works are signed on the back and exhibited so the artists' signatures cannot be seen. While buyers receive a list of all participating artists, they don't know who created which piece until purchased. All proceeds support the programs of Visual AIDS."
OCTOBER 23- OCTOBER 24 2010
Art Market at Your Mum
"An all-day event, Your Mum will be exhibiting works from local/international artists, photographers, designers, jewelers, film-makers...
Come home, chill out, have a piece of cake, check the stuff out, have a chat with the artist, have another piece of cake, find something you like, buy it, and show off saying 'I bought it at Your Mum'."
OCTOBER 8- OCTOBER 9, 2010
as part of the Drawing Festival´s The Big Draw Berlin 2010.
"TRANSFORM is a temporary agency which will playfully create slogans with passers-by and visitors.Together we will turn these messages into illustrated large-scale billboards.Wonderful materials such as tape, paint, hardcore markers, stencils, mega-fonts and cut-n-paste printed matter will be provided.
Make use of this opportunity and help decide what will be communicated on the billboards!
Friday 8th October - Intervention in the City
14:00 - 20:00
The exact location is to be confirmed (but will most probably be billboards at Alexander Platz)
We will let you know soon as we know.In collaboration with Quinten Dierick.
Saturday 9th October - Action in the Atrium der Deutschen Bank (next to the Guggenheim)
15:00 - 20:00
Unter den Linden 13 / 15
(Entrance: Charlottenstraße 37)
All billboards will be pasted up round Berlin after the events.
In collaboration with Quinten Dierick, Tim Greaves, Nickolai Kaindl and Anne Kohl.
These events are free."
OCTOBER 5- OCTOBER 10, 2010
7th Berliner Kunstsalon Art Fair
104 Landsburger Allee, Berlin
"La Creche is an artistic and curatorial collaboration between Playground Berlin and Kunstraum Richard Sorge at the 7th Berliner Kunstsalon Art Fair, October 5-10, 2010.
It is a favela-style pavilion for experiencing art, as well as a playful architectural art installation in itself. Our aim is to show art in a collaborative environment rather than the white cube. La Creche is built solely from discarded recycled materials. Irregular and surreal, it hosts 2D and 3D works as well as video, performance and installations that integrate organically into its structure.
Architecturally, La Creche is inspired by the Latin courtyard as it can be found in countries like Portugal, Spain or Greece, where apartments face a communal inside space. From their little "islands" the various inhabitants flamboyantly assert their identity; hobbies, idols and preferences are put on display for everyone to see, life spilling out of the confined spaces.
This situation can be compared to artists in an art fair: What little space is available needs to be optimally "branded" and filled with a unique statement and image. La Creche may be viewed as a micro cosmos of the art fair, repeating, re-enacting its food chain in a small but fanciful way."