D21 Kunstraum Leipzig
Morehshin Allahyari, Honey Biba Beckerlee, Hans-Christian Dany, Paul DeMarinis, Constant Dullaart, Mark Fridvalszki, Francis Hunger, Ryan S. Jeffery, Elli Kuruş, Marie-Eve Levasseur, Olia Lialina, Geert Lovink, Lisa Parks, Fabian Reimann, Georg Trogemann, Tris Vonna-Michell
The exhibition Rosebuds – Hidden Stories of Things presents personal objects belonging to international artists and thinkers. Whether sim-card, selfie-stick, highschool yearbook, flight jacket, or block-chain wedding cake: The collection narrates media history in the form of an archive of norms, uses, faded dreams, as well as irreversible transformations of humans and technologies. The leading question is how our technosphere – conceptualised as an ever progressing intertwinement of human culture, ecological environment, and global technology – can be explained in its contemporary form. The exhibition is closely linked to a symposium which discusses artistic practices of media archeology.
Curators: Lena Brüggemann, Francis Hunger, Fabian Reimann
Symposium: Jan 27, 2018, 10 am – 5 pm Hans-Christian Dany, Olia Lialina, Zsolt Miklósvölgyi
Curators’ Guided tour: Jan 21, 2018, 5 pm