peer to space's new online exhibition

CLAIMING NEEDLES

Positions of Contemporary Embroidery Art

Curated by: Peggy Schoenegge and Darja Zub

Presented by: peer to space

Exhibition design byEmilie Gervais

With the online exhibition CLAIMING NEEDLES, peer to space explores definitions of embroidery art, its topics and materials. 54 international artists present their works in the exhibition, showcasing embroidery as an artistic tool from the contemporary perspective, revealing different approaches on embroidery as well as various topics such as gender, science, digitalization, urbanity, politics or social criticism that are dealt with and reflected by the medium. These approaches extend the critical realm of embroidery as an artistic tool.

Artists: Tanya Akhmetgalieva, Alma Alloro, Ana Teresa Barboza, Alexandra Baumgartner, Danielle Clough, Dave Cole, Liz Collins, Ruth Cuthand, Erika Diamond, Birgit Dieker, Jochen Flinzer, Gabriele Fulterer & Christine Scherrer, Anja Fussbach, Michelle Hamer, Sally Hewett, Barb Hunt, Aya Kakeda, Katika, Alexandra Knie, Dinah Kübeck, Jan Kuck, Rebecca Levi, Aubrey Longley-Cook, Roby Love, LoVid, Katrina Majkut, Niina Mantsinen, Jamie Martinez, Elisabeth Masé, Victoria May, Cat Mazza, Reija Meriläinen, Carol Milne, Julia Neuenhausen, Natasza Niedziolka, Shanell Papp, Anja Claudia Pentrop, Cordula Prieser, Anna Ray, Karolin Reichardt, Fiene Scharp, Noora Schroderus, Kathryn Shinko, Annegret Soltau, Laura Splan, Jonny Star, Marion Strunk, Anna Talens, Marianne Thoermer, Kata Unger, Sanni Weckmann, Shea Wilkinson, Jessica Wohl

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Kate Durbin's Unfriend Me Now!

SCREENING and ARTIST TALK with Kate Durbin, Los Angeles-based artist and writer.
Kate Durbin's new film Unfriend Me Now! is an exorcism of the rhetorical wars on Facebook over Donald Trump's election in the US. Using the figure of the clown and the white box of the Facebook timeline, Unfriend Me Now! explores the co-option of rage by corporate interests, and the ways we communicate our political views online in the 21st century. After the film screening, Kate Durbin will be in conversation with Berlin-based curator Tina Sauerlaender (peer to space)

August 20, 2018, 7.30 pm at OMO Artspace, Hertzbergstr. 14, 12055 Berlin

Event on Facebook

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August And Everything After

Peer to space's founder Tina Sauerlaender curated the August exhibition August And Everything After for the ACTIVATAR App featuring works by Bianca Kennedy, Faith Holland and Tamiko Thiel. Download the App or check out activatar.org.

peer to space at VRHAM!

peer to space’s director Tina Sauerlaender and curator Peggy Schoenegge are part of this year’s VRHAM! Festival in Hamburg, Germany. Tina is part of the jury as well as moderating the panel on VR and art VR here to talk! on Saturday, June 9th at 5 pm. Peggy will open the discourse program with a keynote What the f*** is VR on Thursday, June 7th 2018.

VRHAM! – Virtual Reality and Art Festival Hamburg 2018

June 7th to June 17th 2018

VRHAM! is Germany’s first artistic Virtual Reality festival. VRHAM! is presenting a large variety of outstanding international VR experiences in Hamburg’s Oberhafenquartier, unique in its form and sure to transcend the borders of traditional perception and experience of art.

Further information and program

PENDORAN VINCI. Art and Artificial Intelligence Today

peer to space's team curates a show on art and artificial intelligence today. The AI on neuronaming.net randomly generated the exhibition title PENDORAN VINCI. It evokes Leonardo Da Vinci, the Renaissance painter remembered as a homo universalis, a polymath, and an omniscient sage. In our globally networked society, all knowledge is turned into electronic data and assembled online. Who takes the mastermind's place today? AI generates, structures, and customizes big data. With AI, did we open Pendoran’s, er…, Pandora’s box?

 Faith Holland, Hello Barbie, video and interactive installation, 2018 © the artist

Faith Holland, Hello Barbie, video and interactive installation, 2018 © the artist

Artists: Nora Al-Badri & Jan Nikolai Nelles (DE), Jonas Blume (DE) Justine Emard (FR), Carla Gannis (US), Sofian Audry and Erin Gee (CAN), Liat Grayver (ISR/DE), Faith Holland (US), Tuomas A. Laitinen (FI), and William Latham (UK)

Initiated and hosted by Leoni Spiekermann (ARTGATE Consulting)
Duration: June 9, 2018 - August 19, 2018
At NRW Forum Düsseldorf,  Ehrenhof 2, 40479 Düsseldorf, Germany

 

 

peer to space’s curator Peggy Schoenegge at A MAZE Festival

Peggy Schoenegge will be part of this year’s jury for the A MAZE AWARD together with Sarah Northway (CA), Robert Yang (US); Jack King-Spooner (UK), and Leena Kejriwal (IN) and participates in the panelDigital Exhibits and the 2nd Spring of Virtual Art Spaces“ moderated by Torsten Wiedemann on Friday, April 27th, 11 to 12 am.

A MAZE. 7th International Games and Playful Media Festival

April 25th to April 29th at Urban Spree, Revaler Straße 99 10245 Berlin

A MAZE. is an international festival focusing on the art and culture of games and playful media. It invites the general public to experience inspiring talks, workshops, music, and an exhibition.

Further information and program

 

 

peer to space at DIGIFEST in Toronto

 Install view: Li Alin, Enter Me Tonight, House of Electronic Arts Basel, 2017 / Photo by Franz Wamhof

Install view: Li Alin, Enter Me Tonight, House of Electronic Arts Basel, 2017 / Photo by Franz Wamhof

VR projects at Digifest:

H.E.A.R.T. by Erin Gee and Alex M. Lee
Enter Me Tonight by Li Alin

Presented by the Goethe-Institut Toronto
Curated by Tina Sauerländer (Berlin) and Erandy Vergara (Montreal)

At the invitation of the Goethe-Institut curators Tina Sauerländer and Erandy Vergara have selected VR works for this year’s Toronto Digifest, including two recent pieces by Berlin-based Canadian artist Li Alin and Montreal-based artist Erin Gee in collaboration with South Korean-born, US-based artist Alex M. Lee. The artists use humor and irony to engage in controversial topics: emotions in first-person shooter video games and war in the case of Gee, and a futuristic exploration on human reproduction in technology-oriented times in the case of Alin.

Further information here / Tina Sauerlaender on the Goethe Blog.

UNCANNY CONDITIONS documentation video is out

You can now watch peer to space's documentation video of the VR exhibition UNCANNY CONDITIONS that took place at whiteBOX  as a part of the FNY Festival in Munich last year - More information here.

PECHA KUCHA ART NIGHT about NETWORKS

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January 31, 2018, 7.30 pm at Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin

Ein Abend. 12 Vorträge à 6 Minuten 40 Sekunden. Je 20 Bilder.

Moderiert von:
Yvonne Zindel (geb. Reiners) und Tina Sauerländer

Netzwerke sind in der Kunstwelt omnipräsent. Sie manifestieren sich in der Form von Kooperationen, Vereinen, Verbänden oder interaktiven, partizipativen sozialen Skulpturen, Salons sowie ihren Äquivalenten in der virtuellen Welt. Aber was bedeuten Netzwerke für KuratorInnen, KünstlerInnen, KunsthistorikerInnen und andere Akteure der Kunstszene eigentlich? In Kurzvorträgen im Pecha Kucha-Format beleuchten die SprecherInnen aus der (Berliner) Kunstszene die Bedeutung des Netzwerks als Plattform für Austausch, gegenseitige Stärkung und nicht zuletzt als eine (produktive) Metapher für menschliche Zusammenarbeit.

Die Veranstaltung wird organisiert von Performing Encounters und peer to space

Further information and speaker's list

DEEP WATER CULTURES at GOETHE INSTITUT MONTRÉAL

Window Projections curated by Tina Sauerländer. Projected on the Goethe-Institut's windows on St-Laurent Boul. and Ontario St., Montréal, Canada.

Water, often referred to as the essence of life, is also the foundation of the cultural development of humans. Today water is used, applied and presented in a multitude of ways. The works by the artists Jonas Blume, Marte Kiessling and Anuk Miladinović center on the topic how humankind handles its most important element.

Credits: Anuk Miladinovic, Dream, 2016 // Marte Kiessling, Camac, 2014 // Jonas Blume, Iso-E-Super, 2017

Further Information here

Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?*

This event is co-organized by peer to space's director Tina Sauerlaender who also founded the SALOON, a network for females working in the art scenes in Berlin, Paris and Vienna. This public event entitled Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? after an essay by LInda Nochlin (1971) introduces 8 SALOON members who will speak about females in art in short presentations.

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Radiance VR - The new online platform for VR Art

Radiance is an online research platform and database for artistic VR experiences founded by Philip Hausmeier (Metaphysiscs VR) and Tina Sauerlaender (peer to space). Its mission is to present visual artists from all over the world working in the medium of Virtual Reality. Radiance wants to create visibility and accessibility for VR art and for a faster adoption of virtual technologies in general. Outside of huge VR industries like gaming, artistic VR experiences will become more visible and impact society through museum shows and eventually through everyone’s living rooms.

Artists: A / A, Mert Akbal, Li Alin, Salome Asega & Reese Donohue & Tongkwai Lulin, Banz & Bowinkel, Jörg Brinkmann, Leo Castaneda, Magali Daniaux & Cédric Pigot, Claudia Hart, Claire Hentschker, Martha Hipley, Rindon Johnson, Marc Lee, Serena Lee, Olivia Mc Gilchrist, Martina Menegon, Mélodie Mousset & Naëm Baron, Zeesy Powers, Tabita Rezaire, Dennis Rudolph, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Miyö Van Stenis, The Swan Collective, Tamiko Thiel, Fiona Valentine Thomann, Theo Triantafyllidis… more soon.

Slideshow: artistic VR experiences by Martina Menegon, plug your noise and try to hum, 2017 // Li Alin, Enter Me Tonight, 2016 // Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Dome of Gated Ecologies, 2017 // Tabita Rezaire, Premium Connect (Real Deal), 2017 // Rindon Johnson, My Daughter Aaliyah, 2016 // The Swan Collective, NowForeVR, 2017

UNCANNY CONDITIONS - A Virtual Reality Exhibition

Artists: Salome Asega & Reese Donohue & Tongkwai Lulin (US), Geoffrey Lillemon (FR), Martina Menegon (IT/AT), Jakob Kudsk Steensen (DK/US)

Curated by: Tina Sauerländer and Peggy Schoenegge

Exhibition at whiteBOX, Atelierstraße 1, 81671 Munich, Germany // For FNY Festival, Werksviertel, Munich, Germany // Opening: September 1 // Duration: September 1–10, 2017

The VR exhibition UNCANNY CONDITIONS delves into the challenges of human living in the digital age reflected in four artistic virtual reality experiences. Uncanny means strange or mysterious and refers to something beyond the ordinary or normal. The term Uncanny Valley refers to robots or avatars designed as humanoids. They appear almost, but never exactly, human and evoke an uncanny irritation for the viewer, a lack of authenticity. In this sense, uncanniness could also refer to digitally created imagery almost indistinguishable from reality. All these meanings occur in the virtual reality exhibition UNCANNY CONDITIONS.

RESET III and VIRTUAL REALITY

Opening & Artist Talk: September 8, 2017, 6 pm (Artist Talk at 5 pm)

At: PRISKA PASQUER, Albertusstr. 18, 50667 Cologne, Germany

Artists: Gazira Babeli (IT), Friedemann Banz & Giulia Bowinkel (DE), Dominik Halmer (DE), Carla Mercedes Hihn (ROU/DE), Claudia Larcher (AUT), Patrick Lichty (US/UAE), Judith Sönnicken (DE), The Swan Collective (DE), Tamiko Thiel (JP/DE), Fiona Valentine Thomann (FR/DE) & Alfredo Salazar-Caro’s (MEX/US) and William Robertson’s (US) Digital Museum of Digital Art with the exhibition Morphé Presence curated by Helena Acosta (US) and Eileen Isagon Skyers (PH/US), with works by Rosa Menkman (NL/DE), Brenna Murphy (US), Theo Triantafyllidis (GR/US), Miyö Van Stenis (VEN/FR)

Curated by Tina Sauerländer (peer to space)

  Gazira Babeli,  Nudes Descending a Staircase - Monument to Marcel Duchamp , scripted environment, March 2007, © the artist, courtesy of the artist and PRISKA PASQUER, Cologne

Gazira Babeli, Nudes Descending a Staircase - Monument to Marcel Duchamp, scripted environment, March 2007, © the artist, courtesy of the artist and PRISKA PASQUER, Cologne

The exhibition RESET III and VIRTUAL REALITY illuminates the artistic exploration of virtual spaces against the background of the digital age. How do artists create virtual spaces? How do they compare to real environments? How does VR affect the body and perception? The RESET exhibition series initiated by | PRISKA PASQUER | deals with the development of art in the digital age in different artistic media. It examines how artists react to the challenges and possibilities of digital transformation.

More information here.

Critical Conversation on Virtual Reality in Canada

Critical Approaches to Virtual Reality: A Conversation about the Present, Past and Future of VR

Presenters: Tina Sauerländer, Erandy Vergara, Paloma Dawkins, Tali Goldstein and Ruben Farrus (Casa Rara)

May 24th, 5pm to 7pm

Milieux Institute at Concordia University

Recent art projects and discussions about VR seem mostly awestruck by the possibilities of the technologies themselves. However, there are critical and historical perspectives that we must address in order to investigate issues of aesthetics, politics, and the conceptual aspects of VR artworks and games. This conversation will include questions such as: How can artists and collectives working with Virtual Reality today challenge mainstream uses of this technology? What can we learn from the pioneers of VR and the criticism that media theorists asked regarding early celebratory discourses? Where are we in regards to issues of embodiment/disembodiment? What about feminist and postcolonial critiques of VR?

Studio XX sincerely thanks the Goethe-Institut and the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology at Concordia University for their support as partners of this event.

Image: Exhibition view THE UNFRAMED WORLD at HeK Basel, artwork: Banz & Bowinkel, Mercury, 2016 (Installation view, VR experience) / Photo by Franz Wamhof

FEEL SCREENLESS: WHY ARTISTS USE VIRTUAL REALITY

Lecture by peer to space's director Tina Sauerländer
Since the launch of HTC ViveOculus Rift or Google Cardboard, Virtual Reality (VR) is widely used in artistic practice. Not only artists working with the digital deal with the new medium, also many artists from other fields e.g. performance of sculpting discover VR as a medium to extend and enhance their artistic ideas. The lecture will include current developments in artistic VR experiences and the history of VR art.
May 9th, 2017, 12.30 pm, Event page
re:publica, Berlin

Lecture by Tina Sauerländer on YouTube

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peer to space at YAMI-ICHI at HeK Basel

At the internet black market (flea market) YAMI-ICHI peer to space presents manufactured goods
by the Berlin-based artists:
Li Alin, Katharina Arndt, Alma Alloro, Jonas Blume, Ornella Fieres and Tanja Selzer
April 22nd, 2017, 2 - 4.30 pm
HeK - House of Electronic Arts Basel
, Switzerland
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Online exhibition MERMAIDS & UNICORNS

Curated by: Carlotta Meyer, Benoit Palop and Tina Sauerländer

Exhibition design by: Emilie Gervais

Artists: Anthony Antonellis, Katharina Arndt, Kim Asendorf, LaTurbo Avedon, Domenico Barra, Aram Bartholl, Alexandra Baumgartner, Aviv Benn, Jonas Blume, John Breed, Gaby Cepeda, Gregory Chatonsky, Monica Cook, Shyra De Souza, Paula Doepfner, Grigori Dor, Mark Dorf, Rose Eken, Ornella Fieres, Katherine Frazer, Bea Fremderman, Carla Gannis, Emilie Gervais, Hobbes Ginsberg, Andreas Greiner & Armin Keplinger, Karolina Halatek, Claudia Hart, Gregor Hildebrandt, Faith Holland, Hideyuki Ishibashi, Everett Kane, Erica Lapadat-Janzen, Geoffrey Lillemon, Gretta Louw, LoVid & Douglas Repetto, Alexandre Madureira, Claudia Maté, Michal Martychowiec, Rosa Menkman, Eva Papamargariti, Sabrina Ratté, Kent Rogowski, Manuel Roßner, Cecilia Salama, Alfredo Salazar-Caro, Nicolas Sassoon, Ann Schomburg, Robert Seidel, Berndnaut Smilde, Charlie Stein, Mathieu St.Pierre, Katie Torn and Miriam Vlaming

www.mermaidsandunicorns.net