Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism

March 12th, 2015 - May 31st, 2015

Berlin - Paris

Curated by lisa-schiff-leslie-fritz-eugenio-re-rebaudengo

The physical component of the exhibition consisted of three venues: Max Hetzler’s gallery spaces in Berlin (Bleibtreustrasse 45 and Goethestrasse 2/3) and Paris (57, rue du Temple). ARTUNER is currently hosting a curated online show in addition to related editorial content. This virtual exhibition on our platform will provide educational material for those able to attend the galleries, and will show the works online for the benefit of those unable to visit Berlin or Paris.

Artworks
in this exhibition

ARTUNER is pleased to present the exhibition Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism curated by Lisa Schiff, Leslie Fritz, and Eugenio Re Rebaudengo, being held in collaboration with Galerie Max Hetzler and Schiff Fine Art. The physical component of the exhibition will consist of three venues – each of Max Hetzler’s gallery spaces: two in Berlin (Bleibtreustrasse 45 and Goethestrasse 2/3) and one in Paris (57, rue du Temple). The works are viewable at these gallery spaces until April 18th. On the 14th of March there was a panel discussion featuring Jeremy Rifkin at Palais de Tokyo in Paris which you can view here.

ARTUNER is currently hosting a curated online show in addition to related editorial content. This virtual exhibition on our platform will provide educational material for those able to attend the galleries, and will show the works online for the benefit of those unable to visit Berlin or Paris.

Artists included in the exhibition are:

Allora & CalzadillaCory ArcangelBernadette Corporation, Ian ChengSimon DennyJeff ElrodJohn Gerrard, Calla Henkel & Max PitegoffPierre HuygheAlex IsraelDaniel KellerJosh KlineAgnieszka KurantAjay KurianLouise LawlerMichel MajerusMegan Marrin & Tyler DobsonKatja NovitskovaAlbert OehlenRichard PrinceSebastian Lloyd ReesTabor RobakPamela RosenkranzHugh Scott-DouglasSteven ShearerReena SpaulingsFrank StellaRirkrit TiravanijaKelley WalkerChristopher Wool

The concept behind Open Source takes Rifkin’s theories as a point of departure. The author has been developing notions of the Collaborative Commons and has theorized that there will be an eclipse of contemporary capitalism; an idea most poignantly realised in his 2013 book The Zero Marginal Cost Society.The artists in Open Source address a range of factors and themes that are leading us towards this gradual but significant socio-economic metamorphosis. This includes but is not limited to: post-humanism, environmental and ecological activism and protectionism, the Internet of Things, and the ever prescient network of technological surveillance and now, to an increasing extent, counter-surveillance instigated by global corporate entities. Some of the artists involved in the exhibition have contributed works that directly address and confront the aforementioned issues while others comment on the economy and the effect that it has on our collective psychology. The artists featured in the exhibition symbiotically benefit from the Collaborative Commons, though each addresses the decline of our current capitalist paradigm in a unique way.

Examining the forthcoming and overarching commodification of goods, services and even artistic practice, alongside the advent of the ‘virtually free’, Open Source considers the compelling contradictions of the art market today. It analyses the urgency of securing a future that balances ecological and technological innovation and provokes a reevaluation of contemporary capitalism.

To view the installation photos, click here, to view the video walk-through of the exhibition, click here.

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