Kari Altmann, Joel Beach, Samuel Fouracre, Marlie Mul
When finally static, these images belie the haphazard route to the present they inhabit, and in order to remain healthy, they must constantly renegotiate the terms of their own reconfiguration. What is lost and what is gained remains part of the play, and also gets left behind as part of the process, allowing images to leap between reference points and settle amongst new terrain, whilst all the time remaining porous to changes in the environment and within their own physiology.
Curated by Majed Aslam
NOVEMBER 2012 STYLE IS THE TAILOR @ AMERICAN MEDIUM, New York
Kari Altmann, Benjamin Phelan, Travess Smalley, Borna Sammak
We are increasingly customized organisms, but who is the tailor? Like fruit on a vine we bud, fatten, and mature, yet we are afraid of the earth to which we fall. We plasticize and forestall the future, exchanging natural ends for plastic limbs. We are not people of the mud any longer, recycled and returned, but are our hat’s accessories, peering from under the brims of culture with plastic in hand. At a time when the flood or drought of Credit serves as the prevailing force determining the creation of form and object, we’ve forgotten that we are apples of the earth, blooming and dying free, and that our flesh is still here, holding up the geometry of faces better off bare.
Produced and hosted by American Medium
OCTOBER 2012 VITAL CONTENT: HYPER ZOOM @ UNION DOCS, New York
Screening and Presentation with Jacob Gaboury and Nick Lalla
OCTOBER 2012 COLLECT THE WWWORLD III, New York
by Domenico Quaranta
AUGUST 2012 SOFT REVEAL
@ ESSENCE OF ENTITY, New York
The object that exists in motion spans different points, relations and existences but always remains the same thing. Like the digital file, the bootlegged copy, the icon, or Capital, it reproduces, travels and accelerates, constantly negotiating the different supports that enable its movement. As it occupies these different spaces and forms it is always reconstituting itself. It doesn't have an autonomous singular existence; it is only ever activated within the network of nodes and channels of transportation.
Both a distributed process and an independent occurrence, it is like an expanded object ceaselessly circulating, assembling, and dispersing. To stop it would mean to break the whole process, infrastructure or chain that propagates and reproduces it.
The object in motion becomes the simultaneous obfuscation and revelation of the points that sustain it. It's both completely transparent and completely mediated. Transparent because it ignores the different instantiations and embodiments that require it to exist across a material infrastructure and mediated because of its dependency on these multiple parts to exist at all. It flows through networked channels, forgetting any idea of a singular autonomy.
Featuring recently updated versions of "Black Hole" and "Where Is the Blood?"
Installed with "Points in Space" by Merce Cunningham, "Made in 'Eaven" by Marck Leckey
PowerPoint is omnipresent. From bored boardrooms and continuing education seminars to military briefings at the Pentagon and in Kabul, with art fairs in between. Editor/art historian Victoria Camblin has curated a special series of PowerPoints, created collaboratively by contemporary artists, writers, creative entities and duos, that celebrate, critique and creatively exploit the medium's strange, story-telling familiarity.
Global Art Forum 6, led by Shumon Basar, also features:
Serpentine Gallery co-director of exhibitions and programmes Hans Ulrich Obrist
novelists Douglas Coupland and Amin Maalouf
journalist/critics Negar Azimi, Josephine Bosma and Sukhdev Sandhu
art market reporter Georgina Adam
geo-strategist and author Parag Khanna
film-producer Anna Lena Vaney
artists Shezad Dawood, Constant Dullaart, Huda Lutfi, Wael Shawky and Michael Rakowitz
curators/director Aaron Cezar, Jack Persekian, William Wells and Nat Muller
Al Jazeera presenter Ghida Fakhry Khane
Demotix founder Turi Munthe
commentators Mishaal Al Gergawi and Yasmine El Rashidi
filmmaker Sophie Fiennes
Michael Vazquez, Emily Dische-Becker, Tom Francis,
Kristine Khouri, Nicholas Sautin and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie
Middle East News Archive blogger Mariam Wissam Al Dabbagh
curator Lara Khaldi
blogger/photographer Hind Mezaina
artists Hala Ali, Isak Berbic and Banu Cennetoglu
art-critics Kaelen Wilson-Goldie and Murtaza Vali
writers Rayya Badran, Jyoti Dhar, Rijin Sahakian and Shahira Issa
MARCH 2012 COLLECT THE WWWORLD II @ HOUSE OF ELECTRONIC ARTS, Basel
Curated by Domenico Quaranta
Collect the WWWorld wants to demonstrate how the Internet generation is implementing and developing a practice started in the Sixties by Conceptual Art, and further developed in the next decades in the forms of Appropriation Art and postproduction: the practice of exploring, collecting, archiving, manipulating, reusing huge amounts of visual material produced by popular culture and advertising.
However, today the mass media are replaced by a mass of mediators. Art is not responding to what they do with a more professional and technically advanced use of the same tools, but refining its own languages and codes. Contemporary artists inherited from Conceptual Art an extraordinary instrument that allows them to keep and enforce their social role in the society of images and information: its ability to filter, analyze and refine the codes of cultural communication.
Thus, Collect the WWWorld is an attempt to show how art responds to the society of information.
Collect the Wwworld I:
Alterazioni Video, Kari Altmann, Cory Arcangel, Gazira Babeli, Kevin Bewersdorf,
Luca Bolognesi, Natalie Bookchin, Petra Cortright, Aleksandra Domanovic, Harm van den Dorpel, Constant Dullaart, Hans Peter Feldmann, Elisa Giardina Papa, Travis Hallenbeck, Jodi,Oliver Laric, Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied, Guthrie Lonergan, Eva and Franco Mattes, Seth Price, Jon Rafman, Claudia Rossini, Evan Roth, Travess Smalley, Ryan Trecartin
Collect the Wwworld II:
Alterazioni Video (I), Kari Altmann (USA), Kevin Bewersdorf (USA), Luca Bolognesi (I), Adam Cruces (CH), Aleksandra Domanovic (D), Harm van den Dorpel (NL), Constant Dullaart (NL), Hans-Peter Feldmann (D), Elisa Giardina Papa (I), Travis Hallenbeck (USA), Admir Jahic & Comenius Röthlisberger (CH), Jodi (NL), Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied (D), Guthrie Lonergan (USA), Eva and Franco Mattes (I), Alexandra Navratil (CH), Seth Price (USA), Jon Rafman (USA), Claudia Rossini (I), Evan Roth (USA), Travess Smalley (USA), Ryan Trecartin (USA)
JUNE-AUGUST 2011 L.A.F.A.N.G. @ SHOWROOM MAMA, Rotterdam
Curated by Gerben Willers
Including brief residency on Brienenoord Island
Kari Altmann, Juliette Bonneviot, Artie Vierkant, Aram Bartholl,
JODI, Dennis de Bel, Jeremy Wood, Teun Castelein, Coralie Vogelaar,
Remotely art directed and selected by Kari Altmann
Hosted and produced by Silvia Saitoc and Matei Samihaian
Kari Altmann (R-U-In?S, SONIA, SSHARPP), Iain Ball and Emily Jones (ENERGY PANGEA),
Sam Hancocks (VISUAL AIDS), Matteo Giordano (SONYHD, X2MX),
Sebastian Moyano (DATEISMO, SORRY)
The R-U-In?s: Underground Economies exhibition focuses on different strata of value exchange, be it through outsourcing memes in online databases or the illicit aggregation of products into a black market of critical attitudes. The main purpose of the project is to extract the underlying mechanisms of trading and branding networks that parallel the mainstream apparatuses, both in the realm of artistic production and the ecology of the global market.
THIS IS AN APPARATUS by Visual Aids
NEODYMIUM by Energy Pangea
8GB and B I O by Matteo Giordano
8GB, SONIA, NEODYMIUM
SSHARPP (HYDES) by KARI ALTMANN
SORRY by DATEISMO
JUNE 2011 ABRAK48DABRA at PPOW Gallery, New York
for K48, curated by Scott Hug
Joseph Whitt, Nicholas Messing, Chadwick Moore, R-U-In?S,
House of Ladosha, Mirror Mirror
Customized R-U-In?S VIdeo Screener featuring audiovisual work and favs from:
X2MX (Matteo Giordano), Philips 2013 (Iain Ball), Blackmoth.org (Kari Altmann),
R-U-In?S.ORG (Kari Altmann), Hydrothermal Emerald (Emily Jones),
Energy Pangea (Iain Ball), Visual Aids (Sam Hancocks)
Runtime: 30 minutes
MAY-JUNE 2011 CORE SAMPLES at Extra Extra, Philadelphia
Custom sample pack for the showroom of Extra Extra
Extracting a parallel instance of the work as a three-dimensional representation of geometric data, Exhibition One offers an opportunity to present an alternate framework that posits the questions: Where does an artwork stop and its documentation begin? What is the function of a prospective image that is decisively not-a-model?
APRIL-MAY 2011 THE REAL-FAKE
by Claudia Hart and Rachel Clarke
Kari Altmann, Sheldon Brown, Jose Carlos Casado, Rachel Clarke, Claudia Hart,
Spencer Hutchinson, Yael Kanarek, Brian Khek, Alex Lee, Lenox-Lenox, Alex McLeod,
Open Ended Group, Jon Rafman, Michael Rees, Lou Regele, Timur Si-Qin, Yemenwed,
Katrina Zimmerman, Zeitguised
JULY 2010 TROLL New York
Curated by Keehnan Konyha and Jacob Gaboury
Jacob Meehan, Brad Troemel, Kari Altmann, Andrew Laumann, Michael Magnan, Patrick Dyer, Dylan Reece, Chris Udemezue, Scott Hug, Ben Schumacher, Cody Critcheloe, Chris Bogia, Matt Lifson, Jarrod Beck, Elijah Burgher, Daniel Leyva, Lazaro Rodriguez, Ben Aqua, Da Sul Kim, Travess Smalley, Mark Spalding, Kristin Smallwood, Ivan Lozano, Khalid Al Gharaballi, Shawn Maximo, Borna Sammak, Fatima Al Qadiri, Jason Villegas, Paul Cupo, Venus Jazmin Soto, Adam Radakovich and Anthony Thornton
TROLL is a group exhibition that examines the act of trolling as a sexual, cultural, and ethical practice. To troll is to sift through image and text, filtering and re-contextualizing subject-significant objects; it is baiting and malicious comment made behind the anonymity of the Web, soliciting argument for the purpose of breakdown and chaos; to troll is sexual practice, to cruise for sex, to seek partners anonymous or otherwise.
By Fredi Fischli, Lorenzo Bernet, Carmen Tobler, Till Forrer, Yannic Joray
with Iain Ball and Kari Altmann (remotely)
MAY 2010 INDEX OF POTENTIAL for FULL OPERATIONAL TOOLBOX @ Miltiadou 21, Athens
Curated by KERNEL
"R-U-In?S Catalogue #001"
The works presented in Full/Operational/Toolbox highlight and realize, each one on its own terms, ideas and creative strategies that concern the management of the artistic work primarily as "information''. The works, thus, set out new conditions for the access and distribution of culture and of the audience's participation. Exploring the dynamics and the status of these creative activities, Full/Operational/Toolbox aims at functioning as a platform for debate on ways of management of the cultural product in terms of directness and immediacy, as well as on the reconsideration of material and institutional processes and limitations.
The on-going project Index of Potential is an on-line "library" of texts and titles related to the ideas and issues proposed by Full/Operational/Toolbox. In the exhibition, a part of this digital library will be realized with the assistance of KERNEL's construction structure, including digital printings of texts, lists of titles as well as original publications lent by the participants.
List of participants (updated continuously): AAA, Alexandros Mistriotis, Angelo Plessas, Amalia Ulman, Anne de Vries, Aristides Antonas, Artie Vierkant, Billy Rennekamp, Boabooks, Chris Coy, Christopher Marinos, Damon Zucconi, David Horvitz, Delta, DigitalCrafts, Eleni Tzirtzilaki, Fred Turner, Gareth Long, Georgia Sagri, Hanne Mugaas, Harm van den Dorpel, Jhbjhb, Kari Altmann, Kazeros Nikos, KENREL, l.blissett, Marisa Olson, Mark Tribe, Michalis Paparounis, Oliver Laric, Pantelis Giannakis, Pegy Zali, Petros Moris, Sdddff, Theodoros Giannakis, Theodoros Kovaios, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Vuc Cosic, Wark, X, Yiannikos Vasiloulis, Yiannis Arvanitis, Yota Ioannidou
Paul Chan, Michael Bell-Smith, Timur Si-Qin, Agnieszka Polska, Guthrie Lonergan,
Rafael Rozendaal, Constant Dullaart, Charles Broskoski, Joel Holmberg, Kari Altmann,
Hayley Silverman, Petra Cortright, Anouk Kruithof, Harm van den Dorpel, Michael Aschauer, Carla Edwards, Damon Zucconi, Laura Brothers, Ken Seeno, Eve Essex, Chris Collins, Matthieu Clainchard, Alex Delany, Brock Davis, Billy Rennekamp, Dena Yago, Jason Lee, Annika Larsson, Manuel Gorkiewicz, Will Rockel and John Michael Boling
"Liquidation 001" and "Exotic-A"
SUMMER 2010 PROPOSED R-U-In?S KIOSK FOR WORLD EXPO, Shanghai