31 August – 12 November 2017

Escaping the Digital Unease! 
International Group Exhibition

After 25 years of the World Wide Web it has become commonplace that our life also happens in digital communication spaces. But unease spreads in this digital life. While we’re using products by Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and find them useful and indispensable, we've become aware of the dominance of such big players. 
Since the beginning of the web, artists have built their own spaces and channels there. They have created artworks that reacted to commodification and restrictions in a critical way. In the early web – a time of great utopian ideas about the new medium – artists have tried to co-build the web with their works, texts, friendships and technological solutions. In the last few years, important artworks have been created by exploring digital pop culture, the defaults of commercial platforms and the web mainstream. Now is the time to raise questions about new forms of critique, self-organized platforms and tools, a revisiting of the utopias of the early web, new networks of art, activism and friendship – the question of alternatives. A selection of books and artist publications are presented in a reading room. A catalogue with essay, text on the works exhibitied and numerous images will accompany the exhibition.

Artists:
Aram Bartholl, Zach Blas & Jemima Wyman, James Bridle, Harm van den Dorpel, F.A.T. Lab, Olga Fedorova, Cao Fei, Elisa Giardina Papa, Félicien Goguey, Benjamin Grosser, Hackteria, Adam Harvey, JODI, Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud, Olia Lialina, Silvio Lorusso & Sebastian Schmieg, DISNOVATION.ORG, Joana Moll & Cédric Parizot, The Mycological Twist – Leslie Kulesh / Eloïse Bonneviot / Anne de Boer, Julian Oliver, Trevor Paglen, Tabita Rezaire, RYBN, Gordan Savičić & Bengt Sjölén, Lasse Scherffig, Erica Scourti, Yinan Song, Peter Sunde, Maddy Varner, Angela Washko, Amy Suo Wu

In cooperation with Link Center for the Arts, Brescia

Wednesday, 30 August,
6 pm

Opening

Welcome by Raffael Dörig, Director Kunsthaus Langenthal, followed by aperitif and dinner for everyone.

 

Opening Hours

Wednesday to Friday
2 – 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday
10 am – 5 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Special opening hours by arrangement