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NOTRE ITINÉRAIRE

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NOTRE ITINÉRAIRE

16 mai – 8 août 2014

With: Aram Bartholl, Cèsar Escudero Andaluz, Hassan Darsi, Manuel Fernandez, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Florent Lagrange, Simon Nicaise, Jean-Christophe Nourisson, Evan Roth, Vaan et Addie Wagenknecht.
Curated by Alexis Jakubowicz

at Espace Verney-Carron, Lyon

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August 3rd, 2014 at 7:53 pm

The era ‘A’

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‘A’ for Art

In the summer of 2006 I built the first Google map pin physical representation and set it up temporarily in the backyard of my studio in Berlin Mitte. It was six meter tall and made from a wooden frame mounted with red cloth showing the capital ‘A’. The year 2006 was an important year in my early artistic career. I made a lot of new works and had my first big group shows etc. As it turns out the piece ‘Map’ became one of my important and iconic works. Since 2006 this sculpture  was shown worldwide in many different places, art shows and cities. It was made from different materials and in different sizes and it marked many different city centers around the world.

In 2005 Jens Eilstrup Rasmussen designed the map pin symbol for Google Maps which was launched later in the same year. The startup ‘Where 2′ co-founded by Rasmussen which in fact became Google Maps got acquired by Google the year earlier. To point out the locations of search results on the map the pin symbol showed letters of the alphabet. Starting with an ‘A’ through ‘J’ the red pins on the map corresponded with the first 10 search results listed on the page. A couple months ago in spring 2014 Google did a complete overhaul of the design of the Google Maps page. The red map marker does still exist in the new interface but it is displayed in more rare occasions and is only showing a black dot. The lettering A – J is gone. An era of almost 10 years of the Google Maps ‘A’ marker seemed to be over. But just recently in June 2014 the Architecture and Design department of the MoMA acquired the classic map pin symbol with capital ‘A’ from Google for its collection.

I am very pleased to see this symbol, made for a web page on the Internet by Rasmussen a decade ago is now in the collection of the MoMA. The red pin and its creator Rasmussen very much deserve this attention. This 35 pixel icon became a very important symbol for a whole new era. An era in which society slowly realized the actual impact of computers and Internet. The way we live, communicate and perceive the world has changed dramatically over the last 10-20 years. With my piece ‘Map’, the physical representation of Rasmussens interface symbol I try to point out this paradigm shift since 2006.

Aram Bartholl,  June 19, 2014

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Screen shot Google Maps, Summer 2006. The developer back then proposed to seach for pizza.

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First physical representation, ‘Map’ Summer 2006. Bartholl studio backyard, Borsigstr. 33, Berlin

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Screen shot: MoMA website, recent acquisitions, Arch & Design, June 19 2014

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Screen shot: Google Maps,  June 19, 2014, re-shaped map pin and no more ‘A’

 

 

 

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June 19th, 2014 at 2:14 pm

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Here is Kassel!!

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October 31st, 2013 at 4:22 pm

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‘Why do you film an A?’

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Map at GDFB

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September 23rd, 2012 at 11:19 am

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Heavy Metal

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Map at GDFB

(800 kg!)

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September 19th, 2012 at 11:57 am

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Rencontre Arles

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I’ll be showing ‘Map’ at Rencontre Arles “From Here On” “beginning of July. Since the mayor didn t allow to have the piece for 3 months in the main square of Arles, France it was set up temporary and documented. The piece itself and the pictures will be in the show. Thx to Joachim Schmidt, all curators and team for making this possible!!

with:
adrian sauer, andreas schmidt, aram Bartholl, claudia sola, constant dullaart, corinne Vionnet,
cum*, david crawford, doug Rickard, ewoudt Boonstra, Frank schallmaier, gilbert hage, hans aarsman,
hermann Zschiegner, James howard, Jenny odell, Jens sundheim, John haddock, Jon Rafman,
Josh Poehlein, kurt caviezel, Laurence aëgerter, marco Bohr, martin crawl, mocksim, mishka henner,
monica haller, nancy Bean, Pavel maria smejkal, Penelope Umbrico, Roy arden, shion sono,
tony churnside et les get out clause, thomas mailaender, Viktoria Binschtok, Willem Popelier.

Pictures by Anne Foures, thx!!

clément cheroux, Joan Fontcuberta, erik kessels, martin Parr and Joachim schmid like to invite you
for the opening of the exhibition ‘From here on’ .
this exhibition is a major statement about artists and photographers who use the vernacular,
and any other images located on internet as the starting  point for their work.
By showing 36 artists we will try and give their work and this movement a new status.
the exhibition will take place from July 4 till september 18 at the Rencontres d’arles
international photofestival and is located at atelier de mécanique, 33 Boulevard Victor hugo, arles.
the opening will take place on monday July 4 at 11.30 am.

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June 22nd, 2011 at 11:56 am

‘Map’ in art

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The latest print issue of art Oct.2010 includes  a short feature of ‘Map’ in Taipei.

Thx Alain!

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September 19th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

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‘Map’ at Public Art Festival Taipei

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Map at Good Time Public Art Festival’ Taipei, Taiwan, will be up for 3 months till November 2010. It came out very well! Great job! Thanks to the building crew and thx to Joanna from VERY for pics and organization. Thanks to Chang-Chih CHEN for the great pictures!

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August 27th, 2010 at 3:44 pm

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Map at ‘A Good Time Public Art Festival’ Taipei, Taiwan, opening next week on 20th of September.

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August 12th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

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‘Map’ in Taipei

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I am showing Map at ‘A Good Time Public Art Festival’ Taipei, Taiwan, opening next week on 20th of September. The marker is currently under construction. Nice!

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August 9th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

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Artist Talk at Kunstraum Kreuzberg

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I gave an artist talk at Kunstraum Kreuzberg last thursday 3rd of June. Yehh, I know it’s a bit late to announce it now but maybe you wanna jump in your personal time machine and join ;-) haha ….

The show is still up and running till August.

22.5. – 8.8.10
Locate Me

Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
Curated by  Florina Limberg und Daniela Walz

with: Aram Bartholl (Silver Cell, Map), Gaspar Battha, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Julius von Bismarck, Yasmine Chatila, Andreas Nicolas Fischer, Robert Heel, Dirk Holzberg, Annja Krautgasser, Lea Asja Pagenkemper, Desiree Palmen, Pony Pedro (Mark Thomann, Sebastian Wagner, Franziska Werner), Willi Sengewald/TheGreenEyl, Eva Alexandra Stueben, tat ort (berlinger & Fiel), The Product (Patrick Kochlick & Dennis Paul), Alexa Wright/Alf Linney, Jens Wunderling

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June 5th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

LOCATE ME exhibition

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I ll be showing Map and Silver Cell at this upcoming group show next week in Berlin. I am curious, looks like a pretty good mix of different art disciplines ….

Opening: Friday, 21 Mai 2010, ab 19 Uhr
22.5. – 8.8.10
Locate Me

Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
Curated by  Florina Limberg und Daniela Walz

with: Aram Bartholl (Silver Cell, Map), Gaspar Battha, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Julius von Bismarck, Yasmine Chatila, Andreas Nicolas Fischer, Robert Heel, Dirk Holzberg, Annja Krautgasser, Lea Asja Pagenkemper, Desiree Palmen, Pony Pedro (Mark Thomann, Sebastian Wagner, Franziska Werner), Willi Sengewald/TheGreenEyl, Eva Alexandra Stueben, tat ort (berlinger & Fiel), The Product (Patrick Kochlick & Dennis Paul), Alexa Wright/Alf Linney, Jens Wunderling

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May 12th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

“Map” – City Centre Series

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It took me a while but finally I managed to edit the Map documentation from Szczecin, Poland.

Map – City Centre Series
5,50 x 3,40 x 0,15 m
pine wood, paint
2009

inSPIRACJE Festival 19.3.-25.3.2009
Map installation March – June 2009
Szczecin, Poland

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November 27th, 2009 at 2:21 am

Map – Satellite mode

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September 24th, 2009 at 9:02 am

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Google Maps is sick

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gmaps-new-dotsIt looks like google maps has a serious disease. Swineflu maybe? Some days ago red dots (smallpox?) appeared in the (inter)face. Uhh … looks awful. Someone please call the doctor!

(Hey Google!! You can’t just change the interface without asking. What am I supposed to do with my “Map” installation now ???!! You already messed up the navigation cross a while ago!! OMG … HELP !!!)

;-)

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June 3rd, 2009 at 1:58 pm

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