Absurdism arises out of the fundamental disharmony between the individual’s search for meaning and the meaninglessness of the universe. It’s nothing new for artists to poke fun at the world around them. What is modern, perhaps, is what is being made fun of. Artists challenge the corporate world, capitalism, body image, consumerism, chauvinism, and the digital world.
Videos by: jessica arseneau, benedikt braun, minhye chu, the destroyer, elizabeth gerdeman, michael hahn, stefan hurtig, nicolas manenti, maeshelle west-davies, tattoonowsky
Video screenings in three parts / video projekcije u tri dijela
With films by Paula Abalos, ART’N’MORE, Anna Baronowski, Charlotte Eifler, Stefan Hurtig, Marie-Eve Levasseur, Katharina Nesterowa, Jakub Šimčik, Robert Sieg, V.I.P.
Curator/kurator: Kristina Semenova
Is the urge to draft and invent ourselves pervasive? Is the pressure to extend the boundaries of all the physical, biological and psychological limits ubiquitous? Did the individual’s body internalize the digital force already? Is ‘homo technicus’ the final fiction, the hyper, the quantified self, optimized and controlled, alienated and hypnotized? Are humans already inhabited by machines and therefore cyborgs which were thought to inhabit only the distant future? In the polyphonic video story, ‘corpus collective’ explores the impacts of technology on the production of the contemporary subject, it’s desires, fears and longings in the techno-worlds.
As part of the project It could be a community. In cooperation with Бükü – bureau for cultural translations and KV-Leipzig. The project is a result of a three year exchange 2015 – 2017 framed by the project Intercity/Switchcity. Funded by Goethe Institute Zagreb, Ministry of Culture of Croatia, City of Zagreb.
Pomona Zipser, Francis Zeischegg, Simone Zaugg, beate maria wörz, Renate Wolff, Veronika Witte, Christopher Winter, Barbara Wille, Frauke Wilken, Norbert Wiesneth, Anna Werkmeister, Albert Weis, Christian Weidner, Dietrich Walther, Matthäus Thoma, Kai Teichert, Caro Suerkemper, Walter Stöhrer, Susanne Specht, Heidi Sill, Michaela Schweiger, Laurie Schwartz, Nadja Schöllhammer, Andreas Schmid, Verena Schirz-Jahn, Karen Scheper, Salah Saouli, Silke Riechert, Veronika Radulovic, Katharina Poos, Martin Pfahler, Fernando Niño-Sanchez, Nanne Meyer, Reiner Maria Matysik, Inge Mahn, Juliane Laitzsch, Eike Laeuen, Stephan Kurr, Betina Kuntzsch, Pauline Kraneis, Ellen Kobe, Sharon Kivland, Franz Jyrch, Bettina Hutschek, Stefan Hurtig, Frenzy Höhne, Doris Hinzen-Röhrig, Barbara Hindahl, Sylvia Henrich, Vanessa Henn, Christian Hasucha, Jörg Hasheider, Oliver Hartung, Grit Hachmeister, Harriet Groß, Erik Göngrich, Monika Goetz, Jörn Gerstenberg, Kiki Gebauer, Kati Gausmann, Tom Früchtl, Adib Fricke, Peter Freitag, Christine Falk, Barbara Duisberg, Max Diel, Gregor Cürten, Daniela Comani, Albert Coers, Claudia Busching, Pedro Boese, Antonia Bisig, Ina Bierstedt, Matthias Beckmann, Alfred Banze, Monika Anselment and Anonymen Zeichnern
Curated by Veronika Witte and Claudia Beelitz
Exhibit Design by Pfelder and Karen Scheper
The exhibition The Next Conversation shows international artists who investigate the complexity of our mediatized present with humor and irony. It shows an area of tension between the current glorified and/or dystopian scenarios of a technologized future. The Next Conversation searches for poetic means to talk about the present and its possible growth.
The Gallery ABTART in Stuttgart has invited БüKü – Bureau for Cultural Translations Leipzig as a cooperative partner. The focus of the curators Kristina Semenova and Olga Vostretsova was set on artists from the cities of Moscow and Leipzig.
Artists: Rania Akl, Suzana Brborović, Jaeyong Choi, Lorenza Diaz, Renan Ran Harari, Timo Hinze, Stefan Hurtig, Kristina Jurotschkin, Taisia Korotkova, Cal Lane, Marie-Eve Levasseur, Via Lewandowsky, Alexander Povzner, Norbert Reissig, Christian Schellenberger, Hayahisa Tomiyasu, Hannes Waldschütz, Susan Winter, Anna Zholud
A Series of International Video Performances on the Theme «Future/Tomorrow»
Caroline Blais (Canada), James Duesing (USA), Roberto Fassone (Italy), Rick Fisher & Don Rice (Canada), Andrew de Freitas (New Zealand/Canada/Brazil), Stefan Hurtig (Germany), Henri Hütt (Estonia), Linda Lenssen (The Netherlands), Michael Mallis (USA), Roberta Orlando (Italy), Johanna Reich (Germany), Pia Sirén (Finland), Niko Skorpio (Finland), Willem Wilhelmus (The Netherlands/Finland) & Tomasz Szrama (Poland/Finland)
Performance Voyage 6 is a series of international video performances produced by Artists’ Association MUU. Performance Voyage 6 premiered at the Finnish Institute in Stockholm, Sweden in March 2016. From there the collection has toured in both domestic and foreign locations, including Athens, Berlin, Cologne, Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Wrocław, Pori, Oulu and Turku.
Cameo book release in Berlin! Along with other nice books by Yvon Chabrowski, Cordula Daus, Moritz Frei, Solvej Helweg Ovesen & Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Anna Klüssendorf, Oksana Kyzymchuk, Edgar Leciejewski, Nina Annabelle Märkl, THE OPÉRA, Roselyne Titaud Sophie-Therese Trenka-Dalton
AE/MAETH, a new 3-channel video installation in collaboration with Detlef Weitz, reveals the myth of artificial life in cinema history. The video collage is based on snippets from 60 movies that depict humunculi, cyborgs, robots, androids and of course: golems. The work was produced for the thematic exhibition about the golem – the most prominent of Jewish legendary figures – at the Jewish Museum Berlin.