Daniel Rourke

Potential, positivity + grounds for change: a guide to Vienna Biennale 2017

20 June 2017

The 2017 Vienna Biennale is taking place at venues across the city opening June 21 and running to October 1.

Curated by Amelie Klein of Vitra Design Museum and Marlies Wirth of MAK, this year’s theme Robots. Work. Our Future brings together architecture, art and design to explore an “environmentally and socially sustainable concept of the digital age that is also committed to a new humanism.” The ambitious four month event, which you can download an app for here, sounds optimistic in its approach to technology, with a strong focus on potential and creating open spaces for “contemplating meaningful living” to bring about positive change. The program is also keen on bringing the fields of art into a wider audience for more interdisciplinary conversation. 

Our recommended events include:

– How Will We Work? group exhibition with Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke, automato.farm + others at AIL– Jun 21 to Sep 27 
Work it, feel it! group exhibition with Apparatus 22, Hannah Black, Shawn Maximo and Sidsel Meineche Hansen + others at Kunsthalle Wien – Jun 21 – Sep 10
– Artificial Tears group exhibition with Sean Raspet, Cécile B. Evans, Kiki Smith, Jeremy Shaw + others at MAK – June 21 – Oct 1
ich weiß nicht [I don’t know]—Growing Relations between Things group exhibition with Lisa Holzer, Birgit Jürgenssen, Anita Leisz + others at MAK – June 21 – Oct 1
Longing for Labor, a panel discussion by MAK FUTURE LAB with Lisa Holzer, Ágnes Heller + others at MAK – Jul 4
The Care + Repair symposium as well as public talk with the curators and local contributors inCare + Repair – What next?  at Az W Nordbahn-Halle – Jun 3

Visit the Vienna Biennale for details.**



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Daniel Rourke + Morehshin Allahyari @ Spike Island, Jul 10

8 July 2016

Daniel Rourke and Morehshin Allahyari are giving a talk at Bristol’s Spike Island on July 10.

The duo —artist Rourke and artist and new media researcher Allahyari —are currently based in Berlin working on their ‘3D Additivist Manifesto’, which is transcribed in full here. It will be the basis of the talk at Spike Island, curated by artist Tamarin Norwood as a part of her new body of work conducted on the gallery’s residency programme this year.

The manifesto is a call out for radical responses in the form of blueprints, designs, 3D print templates, and essay. Along with the forthcoming ‘Cookbook’, it is, in the duo’s words, a call to push 3D printing and additive technologies to their absolute limits and beyond, into the realm of the speculative, the provocative, and the weird.

See the Spike Island website for more details.**


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Ways of Something @ TPG, Feb 12

10 February 2015

Eighty-five web-based artists are coming together to remake John Berger‘s iconic Ways of Seeing, one minute at a time, at The Photographers’ Gallery in London on February 12.

Divided into three episodes, the 85-minute screening was originally commissioned by The One Minutes, at Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam, and compiled by artist Lorna Mills. The episodes feature everything from 3D renderings, videos, filmic remixes, and webcam performances that poke at and subvert the tropes of art history.

Among the 85 artists is Marisa Olson, as well as Jaakko Pallasvuo, Jesse Darling, Evan Roth, Ann Hirsch, Daniel Temkin, and Eva Papamargariti. The screenings will be introduced by Julia van Mourik, director of The One Minutes, followed by a Q&A with Mills and Daniel Rourke via Skype.

See the event page for details. **


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Alma Alloro @ Transfer Gallery, Jan 4 – 25

29 December 2013

Berlin-based artist Alma Alloro will be presenting a solo exhibition Apophenia at Brooklyn’s Transfer Gallery, running from January 4 to 25, 2014.

Inspired by what in the video below is called an LTV (lowtekvision) -a device used to help the vision-impaired with viewing printed matter -the show presents hand drawings and animations exploring the imperfections of the human hand, its aesthetic effects and how it can be integrated with digital technology. Aphophenia itself is named after the experience of “seeing patterns or connections in random or meaningless data”, so expect a critical look at the aformentioned subject, while the fact that LTV also happens to stand for the “lifetime value” of a customer in marketing could lend itself to the following Alloro quote:

In its afterlife, the device exposes a ubiquitous short sightedness, rendering users of every generation blind to other potential (mis)uses of technology.”

The exhibition will also include a publication featuring an essay by Daniel Rourke.

See the Transfer Gallery website for details. **

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