post-title #VIRALNOTHING | A dystopian approach to the hashtag | aquabitArt | 18.10.-29.10.2016

#VIRALNOTHING | A dystopian approach to the hashtag | aquabitArt | 18.10.-29.10.2016

#VIRALNOTHING | A dystopian approach to the hashtag | aquabitArt | 18.10.-29.10.2016

#VIRALNOTHING | A dystopian approach to the hashtag | aquabitArt | 18.10.-29.10.2016

until 29.10. | #0841ARTatBerlin | aquabitArt shows as the second exhibition in October in the gallery from 18th October 2016 the exhibition #VIRALNOTHING – A dystopian approach to the hashtag.

The # has become one of the most representative symbols of the 21st century. The # symbolizes the paradigm shift that the emergence of social networks and media represents for human communication and social interaction in general. At this stage, the # is a power itself, or at least it fits very well Foucault’s conception of power “as something which circulates, or rather as something which only functions in the form of a chain. It is never localized here or there, never in anybody’s hands“.

What is the true nature of this superpower we call hashtag?

That is the question that the Barcelona-based artist Cruz Landro was asking himself earlier this year. Paraphrasing Martin Heidegger, Cruz Landros’ first attempt to answer that question led him to a simple conclusion: “Das # #tet”, or said in a less cryptic manner, “The hashtag hashtags”. On a second thought, though, he decided he would rather give a more elaborate answer in the form of an art project.

The show includes drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, video, music and text, reflecting an “hyperpespective” approach, that puts medium, form and style on the same level, all being treated equally as mere dimensions of the art work.

Curated by Irina Ilieva.

Vernissage / Empfang: Friday, 21st October 2016, 07:00 p.m.

Exhibition period: Tuesday, 18th October to Saturday,, 29. October 2016

Zu aquabitART Berlin

 

Image caption: “The hashtag hashtags” Cruz Landro 2016, Permanent-Marker auf iPhone

Exhibition #VIRALNOTHING – aquabitArt – Kunst in Berlin ART at Berlin

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