Analog Retweet of @aiww
23.Feb – 01.Apr 2017
The upcoming exhibition at Arthotek München is questioning the ongoing virtualization of the image with new forms of presentation and complementary communication.
In an anachronistic and transmedial conversion of 21st century-technology the digital image is questioned in form of physical objects through the use of globalised markets in differing cultures.
Hidden messages in headlines or images have an important tradition in Chinas suppressed media-landscape, as they often stay one of the few possibilities to leave critical comments. They are called “Cangtoushi“ which means as much as “hidden poems“. Images can be everything and nothing, depending on its author and its recipient.
Analog-Retweet of @aiww is building a bridge between the timeless digital and the physical domains of the image by echoing the artist´s character as a fundamental element to transfigure iconography.
To turn the private into a public imagery under the shades of a socialistic state is not just influencing the artist´s political and economical perception. With the compressed information of @aiww´s excessive imageproduction in a sharing-sphere of our highly dynamic news-room culture, the artist figure itself is evolving into a „homo medialis“.
The qualtiy and the quantity of the transmitted depiction connects the public space with the private sphere in-situ. Analog Retweet of @aiww channels the impact of a specific user-generated material on its followers by investigating on the signal quality of an image in a translocated in-multi-situ space. The artistic motive perceived as a hidden code changes the perception of an innocent snapshot tremedously, as it can be consumed evidently by everybody and therefore gains its power. History is written and consumed in real-time and therefore imposes a flexible hierarchy between image importance and meaning.
…only the shared memories remain.
WHAT REMAINS GALLERY would like to thank the following artists for their participation
AI WEI WEI . AKRAM ZATAARI . ALBERT HIEN . ANDREI MOLODKIN . ANDREW BLACKLEY . ARTHUR PAUL . BILL DRUMMOND . CATHY WILKES . CHRISTIAN PHILIPP MÜLLER . DANH VO . DANIEL BUREN . DAVID BLITZ . DUNCAN CAMPBELL . DUSTIN YELLIN . FRANZ LANDSPERSKY . FRIEDRICH KIESLER . FERNANDO SANCHEZ CASTILLO . GENERAL IDEA . IAN KIAER . KERSTIN BRÄTSCH . LAWRENCE WEINER . LIAM GILLICK . LUTZ BACHER . MARKUS BENESCH . RICHARD JACKSON . ROY LICHTENSTEIN . SCOTT KING . SOFIA MONTENEGRO . TOBIAS MADISON . TOBIAS REHBERGER . WALID RAAD .