Exhibitions

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HACKERS, MAKERS, THINKERS

  1. Collective Experiments in Social Fermenting
  2. Irene Agrivina | Interspecifics | Pei-Ying Lin | Cammack Lindsey | Constanza Piña Pardo | Rice Brewing Sisters Club
21 May - 10 July 2022

Following two years of social distancing and isolation Art Laboratory Berlin will devote 2022 exploring what social possibilities can be thawed and revived. The project series Hackers, Makers, Thinkers proposes that Doing it With Others (DIWO) can be a way of rebuilding and re-energizing damaged social relations. After a period when most of us have been reliant on corporate technologies, Open (source) knowledge will form a basis for making and thinking.

Above all we are interested in an open culture based on reciprocity, cooperation and exchange on a global level. Combining Berlin based artists and venues with guest artists from Latin America and Southeast Asia this project proposes art making as a tool for social empowerment and knowledge acquisition, collaboration, and working together.

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DIY Hack the Panke

  1. Learning from the River
  2. Documentary Exhibition with Artists and Scientists around the Collective
26 March - 30 April 2022

The documentary exhibition presents the research of the art science collective DIY Hack the Panke. Critically exploring the river near by the event space of Art Laboratory Berlin the group has offered public workshops on topics such as river flora, fauna and microbiology, plastic waste and pollutants. The focus has been also on bio matter as part of artistic research, the impact of history, culture and technology on the present-day Panke.

The exhibition also shows presents various art science installations by artist designer Fara Peluso, artist Sarah Hermanutz and biologist India Mansour with artist Sybille Neumeyer. The exhibition invites to reflect what Hybrid Art and shared knowledge through transdisciplinary research mean in times of ecological mega crisis in a posthuman era.

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Paired Immunity

  1. Marta de Menezes & Luís Graça
30 October - 12 December 2021

The exhibition project Paired Immunity presents two works by bio artist Marta de Menezes and her partner, the immunologist Luís Graça.In Immortality for Two Marta de Menezes and Luís Graça immortalize each other’s immune cells. This is achieved by introducing cancer-inducing genes in the cells with a viral vector. These immortal cells, although derived from two people in love, are immune cells involved in the bodily defence. If they interact, they will be mutually rejected. Thus, immortality comes at a price – perpetual isolation.

The work Anti-Marta extends on Immortality for Two, where the artist and scientist questioned the limits and understanding of their identity. In Anti-Marta a skin transplant was exchanged between Marta and Luís (with an autologous graft as control). Anti-Marta can be seen as a pact, where the inevitable rejection of the transplant contrasts with the live-long acquisition of a new form of recognition of one another afforded by the emergence of antibodies.

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Under the Viral Shadow

  1. Networks in the Age of Technoscience and Infection
  2. Anna Dumitriu | Alex May | Benjamin Bacon | Gene Kogan | Sarah Grant | Vivian Xu
28 August - 10 October 2021

This exhibition project will explore various networks – biological, cybernetic, and social – in context of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have conceived a group exhibition, symposium, performances, and workshops with artists whose research and media are either in the life or computer sciences. We are particularly interested in artworks that explore biological networks, digital networks, and social networks under the pressure of new technologies.

The core of the project is the group exhibition Under the Viral Shadow which will feature internationally renowned artists such as Anna Dumitriu, Alex May, Benjamin Bacon, Gene Kogan, Sarah Grant, and Vivian Xu. The works are understood as artistic research on the interface of the biological and the technological.

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Swarms, Robots and Postnature

  1. Käthe Wenzel | So Kanno | Sofia Crespo
1 May - 27 June 2021

The exhibition project presents research based artistic positions on swarm behaviour, questioning the traditional concept of “nature” and explores the interface of the biological and the machine. Käthe Wenzel has created interfaces between the biological and the machine in her project Bone Bots. These hybrid electronic animals blur traditional categories of “technology” and “nature”.

So Kanno combines design and computer science with digital art and has been working extensively on robotic systems and swarm robotics in recent years. His new work is inspired by the synchronous behaviour of insects such as fireflies. Sofia Crespo works on the representation of artificial life and generative forms of life. One of her main focuses is the way organic life uses artificial mechanisms to simulate itself.

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Archive

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VISIONS NYC

  1. afterthoughts
  2. Bärbel Möllmann
10 September - 16 October 2011

In VISIONS NYC – afterthoughts artist and photographer Bärbel Möllmann has gathered a series of amazing portraits and interviews with New Yorkers from Summer 2001, recording their individual plans, goals and dreams, and a year later their reactions to 9/11.

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Artists in Dialog

  1. My Dreams Have Destroyed My Life. Some Thoughts on Pain
  2. Al Fadhil & Aissa Deebi
29 April - 26 June 2011

The exhibition, the third in our ongoing series Artists in Dialog, is a discoursive dialog between the Iraqi Swiss artist Al Fadhil and the Palestinian-American artist Aissa Deebi, and explores the complex ties between the personal and the political in the theme of loss.

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Sol LeWitt: Artist’s Books

22 January - 13 March 2011

The American artist Sol LeWitt was an influential figure in minimalism and is considered one of the most important representatives as well as co-founder of American conceptual art. LeWitt’s intensive artist books production was extremely versatile: he used different designs and formats as well as varied techniques from color lithography to offset printing.

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Stardust Boogie Woogie

  1. Tania Antoshina | Mo Foster | Marcela Iriarte | Christian de Lutz | Jane Mulfinger | Bob & Roberta Smith | Jessica Voorsanger
30 October - 28 November 2010

The exhibition, curated by Francesca Piovano, brings together seven artists to explore the issues of celebrity cult and modern heroes through notions of stardom and related lifestyles, socialist personality cults from the last century and current day popular culture

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Artists in Dialog

  1. Wunschgarten: Wild Urban Offshoots
  2. Alex Toland and Myriel Milicevic
28 August - 26 September 2010

Alex Toland and Myriel Milicevic both work on the border between art and the environmental sciences. Toland considers the project ‘habitat hacking’ and Milicevic describes the project as ‘reconstructing cross-species life worlds’.

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Artists in Dialog

  1. 2-1/4-n/2 x 21/4-n/2
  2. Heidi Hove & Jens Axel Beck
28 May - 27 June 2010

The exhibition title 2-1/4-n/2 x 21/4-n/2 is the formula for calculating the dimensions of the paper sizes in the ISO A series. Within the A series you will find the standard paper size ISO A4, which are widely used in offices all over the world today.

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OFF FENCE

  1. Art on the Californian-Mexican Border
  2. Michelle Chong | Katya Gardea Browne | Ed Gomez | Luis G. Hernandez | Camilo Ontiveros.
24 April - 22 May 2010

The exhibition, co-curated with Michelle Chong, is an artistic platform with five positions, exploring the cultural overflow, overlap and tensions in the border region of Southern California and Northwest Mexico.

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Art and Law IV

  1. Creative Rights. On Appropriation, Copyright and Copyleft
  2. Azin Feizabadi | Gilbert & George | Christian de Lutz | Triple Candie
28 November 2009 - 7 February 2010

The exhibition shows four positions offering unique views on appropriation, fair use (a term defining legal use of images outside of copyright restrictions) and ‘copyleft’…

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Art and Law III

  1. Seized
  2. Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) & Institute for Applied Autonomy (IAA)
3 October - 15 November 2009

The exhibition SEIZED deals with the FBI raid on the home of CAE member and art professor Steve Kurtz in Spring 2004 and the four year law case that followed.

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Art and Law II

  1. Media Reality
  2. Ztohoven
30 May - 28 June 2009

The Prague based artist collective Ztohoven use their work, often interventions in public space, to scrutinise the creditability of mass media and advertising. In their action Media Reality, which took place in June 2007, they ‘hacked’ into the Czech weather channel ČT 2 and added the image of an atomic explosion to the live image of a mountain valley.

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Art and Law I

  1. Monstration
  2. CAT
20 February - 29 March 2009

The actions of the group CAT (Contemporary Art Terrorism) founded in Novosibirsk in 2003 could be understood as interventions in urban space. These actions were supposed to reclaim urban space as a platform for artistic and political expression

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Curators from Eastern and Central Europe III

  1. Mari Laanemets. Hier wäre das Leben leicht
  2. Kadi Estland | Anton Koovit | Tere Recarens | Sirje Runge | Florian Wüst | Killu Sukmit | Mari Laanemets
29 November 2008 - 4 January 2009

The exhibition deals with questions of design, the arrangement of environments, the formal character of surfaces, things from which lifestyles are constructed: from textiles to texts, from facades to fonts, from interiors to streets and cities.

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Curators from East and Central Europe II

  1. Elena Sorokina. Subjective Events, Sometimes Recorded
  2. Yevgeny Fiks | Kent Hansen und Jo Zahn (for TV-TV) | Ana Hušman | Gulnara Kasmalieva und Muratbek Djumaliev | Franck Lebovici, Giulia di Leonarda, Armin Linke | REINIGUNGSGESELLSCHAFT | Alexander Vaindorf | Katarina Zdjelar
24 October - 16 November 2008

In everyday language, an event is a notion that embraces two different meanings – a happening violating limits or, in the opposite, invigorating them.

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Art and Science III

  1. Failed Organisms
  2. Reiner Maria Matysik
28 August - 28 September 2008

The Berlin artist Reiner Maria Matysik works in manifold ways with concepts for future organisms. In the course of the last years he has created his own new system of post-evolutionary life forms at the borderline between art and biology.

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Art and Science II

  1. Transposed nodes
  2. Marcus Ahlers
31 May - 29 June 2008

The artworks of Marcus Ahlers functions on the borderline of visual arts and science. They explore visual metaphors for the human body in its surroundings, making reference to social and architectural space

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