With: ROBERT ALICE, MEL CHIN, JOSHUA CITARELLA, SIMON DENNY, FANG DI, STEPHANIE DINKINS, DISNOVATION, SARAH FRIEND, ISA GENZKEN, HOLLY HERNDON/MAT DRYHURST, FEMKE HERREGRAVEN, MIKE KELLEY, JOSH KLINE, PAUL KOLLING, AGNIESZKA KURANT, JAMES LUNA, KARAMIA MÜLLER, NEW RED ORDER (NRO-ADAM KHALIL, ZACK KHALIL, AND JACKSON POLYS), YURI PATTISON, TIMUR SI-QIN, JAUNE QUICK-TO-SEE SMITH, KRISTA BELLE STEWART, PAUL THEK, PRATEEK VJIAN, LUKE WILLIS THOMPSON & BEECOIN. A cooperation project between THE HIVEEYES PROJECT (CLEMENS GRUBER, KARSTEN HARAZIM), NASCENT (MAX HAMPSHIRE, PAUL SEIDLER), MOABEES (BÄRBEL ROTHAAR, ELISA DIERSON, KATJA MARIE VOIGT) and KUNSTREPUBLIK (HARRY SACHS, MATTHIAS EINHOFF, PHILIP HORST)
We are very pleased to inform you about Proof of Stake – Technological Claims, a group exhibition, symposium, educational project and publication initiated by the Kunstverein in Hamburg and artist Simon Denny.
The exhibition will reflect on themes of technology, and ownership, which have also been central to a related seminar series and forthcoming pair of publications. The exhibition is named after an ownership-based blockchain protocol which has increase in visibility after competing systems were criticized for incentivizing high energy consumption. Proof of Stake questions how the framing of processes or objects as ‘technological’ performs cultural work – from blockchain protocols to museum reification practices. It will foreground the question of who gets to claim the technical, which is often accompanied with a legitimacy or naturalization of what could otherwise read as political processes. In dialogue with some of the region’s most important institutions like the MARKK (Museum am Rothenbaum), Denny and collaborators such as artist Timur Si-Qin and scholars of media and organization Timon Beyes and Claus Pias (Leuphana University Lüneburg) and Robin Holt (Copenhagen Business School) will unpack who and what plays a role in technology’s legitimation processes and how they interact with ownership and power.
In cooperation with Centre for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Museum am Rothenbaum. Kulturen und Künste der Welt and University of Fine Arts Hamburg (HFBK).
Curated by Bettina Steinbrügge and Simon Denny.
3.9.2021, 19 Uhr
Eröffnung / Opening Redner:innen: Christoph Seibt, Timm Weber, Bettina Steinbrügge
4.9.2021, 13 Uhr Kurator:innenführung und Künstler:innengespräch mit / Curator’s Guided Tour and
Artist Talk with Bettina Steinbrügge, Simon Denny, u.a. / a.o.
4.9.2021, 14 Uhr
SYMPOSIUM: PROOF OF STAKE
14 Uhr: Einleitung / Introduction Robin Holt (Copenhagen Business School), Timon Beyes, Claus Pias (Leuphana University Lüneburg)
14.15 Uhr: Artist Panel
15 Uhr: Geert Lovink (Institute
of Network Cultures, Amsterdam)
15.30 Uhr: Ute Holl (University of Basel)
16 Uhr: Bettina Vismann (Architect, Berlin)
16.30 Uhr: Nishant Shah (ArtEZ University of the Arts, NL)
17 Uhr: Clare Birchall, (King’s College London)
17.30 Uhr: Buch Präsentation / Book launch Media Organize. A Companion to Technological Objects Mit Student:innen der / With Students from HFBK Hamburg & Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
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