New Media Professor Olia Lialina Exhibits in Berlin

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The work "Give me time/This page is no more" (2015 - ongoing) by Olia Lialina now consists of 160 slides

With her work “Give me time/This page is no more” (2015-today), Olia Lialina, net artist and professor in the field of New Media, is part of the group exhibition “Journey into a Living Being – From Social Sculpture to Platform Capitalism”, which opens on Monday, May 18, 2020 at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in Berlin.

When the exhibition was conceived two years ago, it was not possible to foresee the urgent actuality the topic would have in these times of Corona: lock-in, home office, zoom conferences, live streaming on YouTube and other platforms shape our everyday lives while amazon and Lieferando make the profits that smaller businesses are unable tomake. Platform capitalism is becoming more and more entrenched in our everyday lives and in workrealities. The exhibition takes a critical look at these developments, which have been emerging for years.

Kunstraum Kreuzberg presents JOURNEY INTO A LIVING BEING, a group exhibition featuring 32 artists and a discursiveprogram which reflects on the methods used by companies such as YouTube, Google, Fiverr or Amazon Mechanical Turk, whose business model rests on the exploitation of their users’ creative potential. Around half of the featured artistic works originate fromthe current age of platform capitalism.

The Kitchen, NY, Asymmetrical Response, 2017

Part of the exhibition is also the work “Gallery.Delivery” by former Merz Akademie student Sebastian Schmieg. He will speak during the exhibition on the topic “Gig-Economy and Art”.

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