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Relational Changes, curated by_Cointemporary

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Duration: 11. 09. - 10. 10. 2015

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Beschreibung - English

Cointemporary.com is an artist-run platform for showcasing a single work by an artist for ten days at a time, or until the work is sold. One of the defining features of the site is that it sells work for Bitcoin only. This feature allows Cointemporary to free the art exhibited from the currently dominant monetary system in which contemporary art now finds itself, and to point the way to other possibilities. Bitcoin remains a highly volatile and controversial new (crypto-) currency, to which Cointemporary draws a parallel with the valuation of contemporary art. Furthermore, Bitcoin represents a decentralized online payment network and a new form of autonomy in the global financial system that does not yet exist in a similar way in the art world.

These interests are related to many of those found in Armen Avanessian’s concept text for Tomorrow Today, as well as the general theme of art and capital. Indeed, it is a strategy of Cointemporary’s to use Bitcoin to suggest an alternative way of conceiving of value in contemporary art and a way to embed art in a potentially very liberating economic model. Of particular interest here is the Blockchain, a digital distributed ledger, which underwrites the transaction history of the crypto-currency by uniquely encoding every transaction. One exceptionally liberating potentiality is how this technology could be used to free us of bank’s hegemonic financial cycle. Indeed, the very possibility of Bitcoin or some other yet-to-come payment method frees us to reflect on the very idea of an “exhibition” space and how we view art. Will galleries fall by the wayside, as paper dollars and euros likely will, or will they just morph into something new? Working with cycles along other lines, for Cointemporary is partnering with Christine König Galerie for curated by_Vienna 2015 to show a series of works that are loosely associated with the idea of reflection and the cyclical nature of our interaction with capital. What do we see when we look back at ourselves and our relation to art and capital? 

What do we see when we look back at the moment of making? These reflective moments will happen in an exhibition space freed from the normal confines of a “curated” show, and will offer the opportunity for visitors and viewers to experience a possible future.

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Relational Changesexhibition view <em>Relational Changes, curated by_Cointemporary</em>, 2015exhibition view <em>Relational Changes, curated by_Cointemporary</em>, 2015exhibition view <em>Relational Changes, curated by_Cointemporary</em>, 2015salon #1, Valentin Ruhry in dialogue with Mike Pepi<br />exhibition view <em>Relational Changes, curated by_Cointemporary</em>, 2015<p>MEUSER<br /><em>Flusskrebs</em>, 1990<br />iron, primer<br />2 parts, installed 202 x 68 x 50 cm</p><p>HELEN JOHNSON<br /><em>I'm a particle but now I'm a wave</em>, 2015<br />acrylic on linen<br />61 x 45.7 cm<br />Courtesy the artist </p><p>KATINKA BOCK<br /><em>Über</em> <em>den</em> <em>Fluss</em>, 2014<br />basalt, glass<br />188 x 130 x 20 cm<br />Courtesy Marcelle Alix, Paris </p><p>JOHANNES ESPER<br /><em>ContiEco</em>, 2001<br />car tire, colored water<br />various dimensions<br />unique<br />Foto: Thorsten Hallscheidt</p>LORNA MILLS<br /><em>Hand Job</em>, 2014<br />gif-file<br />Ed. 3<br />Courtesy the artist<p>MARIAN TUBBS<br /><em>Vulgar</em> <em>Latin</em>, 2014<br />digital video, colour, sound<br />5:39 min<br />Ed. 2/2 + 1 EA<br />Courtesy the Artist and Minerva, Sydney</p><p>ELAINE CAMERON-WEIR<br /><em>Plate 22</em>, 2012<br />aluminium<br />50.5 x 30.4 x 2 cm</p><p>OVIDIU ANTON<br /><em>Exchanging Lemons in Lefkosia and Lefkoşa</em>, 2015<br />HD colour video, sound<br />7:31 min<br />Ed. 2/5 + 2 EA</p><p>MARC HOROWITZ<br /> <em>Yorgis</em> <em>Norgis</em>, 2015<em><br /></em>video, colour, sound<br />12 sec<br />Courtesy the artist </p><p>ZURIEL WATERS<br /><em>Painter</em> <em>1</em>, 2013<br />oil on canvas<br />101.6 × 127 cm<br />Courtesy the Artist</p><p>KLAUS SCHUSTER<br /><em>One Hotel</em>, 2002<br />lambda print (3D rendering)<br />82 x 63 cm<br />Ed. 3</p><p>AMY YAO<br /><em>manufactured</em> <em>presence</em>, 2014<br />marble<br />50 × 118.5 × 58 cm<br />unique<br />Courtesy the Artist and Mathew Gallery, Berlin</p>SHARA HUGHES<br /><em>Box O'Tricks</em>, 2012 <br />oil, enamel, acrylic, spray paint on canvas<br />51 x 61 cm <br />Courtesy the artist MARIE COOL FABIO BALDUCCI<br /><em>Untitled</em>, 2011<br /> water, cotton thread, table<br />1:06 min<br />Ed. 2/3 + 2 EA<br />Courtesy Marcelle Alix, Paris<p>TONY OURSLER<em><br /> Distant Relatives</em>, 2013<br />chromed steel, found objects, iPad, iPod Touch, video, sound<br />215 x 120 cm<br />Courtesy Albert Baronian </p><p>EIRIK SÆTHER<em><br />INNESTEMME</em>, 2015 <br />video <br /> 3:41 min<br /> Edition of 4 + 1 EA<br /> Courtesy the artist</p><p>ANNE SCHNEIDER<em><br />Ohne Titel</em>,  2015<br />metal foil, oil, acrylic, tempera<br /> 150 x 51 cm</p>HARM VAN DEN DORPEL<br /><em>Event Listeners</em>, 2015<br />Apple OSX screensaver (software)<br />Ed. 100<br />Courtesy the artist<br />IDA EKBLAD<br /><em>IN EXILE FROM THE MINERAL KINGDOM</em>, 2009<br />video, colour, sound<br />1:37 min<br />Courtesy the artist

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