Schule des Sehens, Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz | 11.12.15-4.2.16.  


Curators |  Steffen Köhn and Matthias Krings.


Exhibition design  | Johannes Büttner and Conor Gilligan


The exhibition ALWAYS-ON addresses the blurred boundaries between the public and the private, between consumption and new forms of digital surveillance, between voyeurism and exhibitionism in times of permanent connectivity. The title of the exhibition refers to the very contemporary state of a perpetual interconnectedness: being ‘always on’ is being available, connected, disposable 24/7. The artists gathered in this exhibition all address the paradoxes of an intimacy that is publicly displayed, the scopophilic desire for insights into others’ lives and the lust for self-display, for Andy Warhol’s ’15 minutes of fame’ that never were as easy to have as in the world wide web.


With works by ARF (Abort, Retry, Fail) • Natalie Bookchin • Jeffrey Coons • Petra Cortright • Steffen Köhn • !Mediengruppe Bitnik • Julian Öffler • Johannes Büttner • Conor Gilligan


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