25.9. Collecting as Network Practice
24.5. For an Economy without Money
Thoughts on Postmonetary Practices
Prague: tranzitdisplay. Video
Money might be a transitory thing. At least the history of media suggests that possibility. Since computers and networks are able to track and register all transactions, money is no longer the only medium that enables us to allocate and distribute resources. …
Freeportism as Style and Ideology: Post-Internet and Speculative Realism, Part II
To make the transmission from financial markets to artistic practices complete, an ideological framework was needed that supported the turn from discursive to material practices, from rituals of communication to objects and commodities, and from web-oriented and process-based artworks to shiny items provided in ample liquidity. The new brand of philosophical thinking called “speculative realism” offered itself as the ideology of freeportism and its associated modes of artistic production and circulation.
Freeportism as Style and Ideology
Post-Internet and Speculative Realism, Part I
The Geneva Freeport can hold up to one million artworks. Recently its facilities had to be expanded due to increasing demand. The artworks end up in wooden transport boxes, stacked in rows on shelves in huge halls, where they sit and wait for their price to rise or fall, or to be shipped to an auction or to another freeport.
Review: Bojan Šarcevic at BQ, Berlin
For this show, knowing too much before seeing may not be helpful, and may even spoil your viewing experience. Bojan Šarcevic is an artist who doesn’t like to wrap his art in too much information. Objects and works are supposed to stand for themselves. more on www.art-agenda.com
Review: Reena Spaulings at Galerie Neu
a review published on Art-Agenda
2.10. Materialising the Immaterial
The Art-Object, its modes of circulation, institutional constraints, temporalities of the museum and of the web, art as meta-culture
Missing Links – NetArt in Berlin
27.4. networks artworks – Brussels
Technopolitics and Art Law
Semiotics of the Kitchen @ Stigter Van Doesburg
a review for Art Agenda on the current show with Irene Fortuyn, Chiara Fumai, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Loes van der Horst, Tala Madani, Amalia Pica, Martha Rosler, Frances Stark, Lily van der Stokker, and Sue Tompkins at Stigter Van Doesburg, Amsterdam
21.3. Non-Money – Amsterdam
12.3. Art and Digital Culture – Dublin
Short talk and discussion on Video, Art and Digital Culture with Maeve Connolly, Bjørn Melhus, and Saoirse Wall at the Irish Museum for Modern Art, from 6 to 8pm.
19.1. New Industries Konferenz, Dortmund
9.10. Media Materialism and the Logic of Links
Lecture at the Conference Media after Kittler , London
Double Bound Economies @ Thomas Fischer
In the former German Democratic Republic (GDR), freelance work was tolerated in just a handful of professions. Reinhard Mende was one of the few who worked as a freelance photographer and his career nearly spans the life of the GDR as a state. His independence might be the reason his vast body of work remains intact. While many institutional archives were abandoned or destroyed after the fall of the Wall, private collections had a better chance of survival.
Domanovic @ Tanya Leighton Gallery
a review on Aleksandra Domanovic’s show “The Future Was at Her Fingertips” @ Tany Leighton Gallery
It was in 1843 that Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron and a friend of Charles Babbage …
Kortrijk: What’s the Matter with Money?
Talking at Budascoop in Kortrijk
Who can become the subject of which demands? Infrastructure, networked distribution and the coming ‘we’ : Inequality and maldistribution of work and goods mark our current state. The question is who could become the ‘we’ being able to demand a different system.
From Austerity to Post-Monetary
McLuhan, Smithson and the Future of the Museum, in:
Robert Smithson: Art in Continual Movement
Edited by Ingrid Commandeur and Trudy van Riemsdijk-Zandee.
Controlling the Network
Was Minimalism Theoretical?
discussed with Paolo at Bar3. In fact it is telling at what time and occasion references to philosphers pop up regularly in artist’s writings. …
The debt machine
Two narratives at play, a good one and a bad one, sees Chris Martenson. The fact that states and banks will have to replace a lot of maturing debt soon plus China’s housing prices falling means we will face a non-happy turn soon. …
Mikail Nabil: The Army and the People
The army and the people wasn’t ever one hand
Powers in transition. Long article with lot’s of videos at the end.
How to Write a Cable
Galbraith in Foreign Policy: Contrary to what Julian Assange might tell you, most ambassadors do not worry that the wrong people will read their cables, but that the right people won’t.
the (con)temporary collection
Conference: Art Work. Accumulation. Availability …
What Will Last? Some Thoughts On Duration In the Age Of Contemporaneity
Mousse Magazine #26, p.228-230
Steps toward Collaborative Video
Oliver Grau et. al: Imagery in the 21st Century. MIT – Press, Cambridge (Mass.)
Money, Mind & Manipulation
8.10 @ Graz. Steirischer Herbst
mit Ralph Heidenreich & Yann Moulier-Boutang
Asking google I will try to know who invented love and why
Make Time: Temporalities and Contemporary Art
Manifesta Journal #9, p.69-79
out September 2010
Art and Crisis
09.07. Novi Sad
What is the Difference between Bills of Exchange and Credit Default Swaps?
Time-Vectors, Autorship, and Post-Production
When Files become Friends
Systems Crash: The Financial System
More Money: The Credit Consumer. Immaterial Labour and the Rise and Fall of the Middle Class
30.01. Kolkata Bookfair / Max Mueller Bhavan / Goethe Institut …
Steps towards collaborative video
United Nations Plaza comes to a close
Youtube Fiction and Early Cinema
Boston, MIT. Seminar Shaping Time, Regina MÃ¶ller
MIT Visual Arts Program, Cambridge USA, panel (pdf)
with Judith Berry, Roy Grundman, Joan Jonas, Constanze Ruhm
Object and Information. Serial Strategies in the Production of Information
in: Serialize. Die Gestalten Verlag 2006, pp. 11-13 …
Not to do something
Shadows of the World in Art. Time, Name, Medium
Swiss Pavillon. 51st Venice Biennal. Catalogue edited by Stefan Banz, p.21-30