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Thursday, June 07, 2012

an alternative documenta 
...what a 21st century documenta could look like 

a new blog project at explores new art practice for the 21st century, and offers an alternative to a mainstream artworld more interested in ideas and structures of 1968 than 2012. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Rebranding Central European Nationalism: 7th Berlin Biennale

Claiming to “let art offer the answers for social and political spheres” the 7th Berlin Biennale is far more interested in provocation than political (or artistic) content and context. It is also the product of a strangely regressive world view.

Review of the 7th Berlin Biennale at:

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

love virus hack/ berlin biennale 7

love virus hack/ berlin biennale 7, 2012, webpage

This screenshot of the artwiki from the berlin biennale 7 ( functions as both an homage to the Filipino hacker group Grammar sift (who developed the love virus,itself an homage to the software developer Khaled Mardam Bey and a critique of the artwiki concept as developed by the curators of the bb7 as a dubious appropriation of the 'art and politics'.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Dada Post presents:

After the Death of Painting

October 15th to November 13th, 2011
Opening: October 15, 2011, 7PM

After the Death of Painting is an exhibition that revisits the controversy from the late 1970s that declared the Western tradition of painting to be dead.

We have brought together artworks that mimic painting, and or compete with painting both formally and conceptually, but are not painting. This would include Large Scale Photographs or Digital works, Multimedia-Assemblage on the wall, Wall-Sculpture, and so on. These are not “oil paint on stretched canvas” works.

For Western painting, the skilled production of representations had been its mission since antiquity, through the Renaissance, and up to the Industrial Revolution. With the camera a new serial mode of image creation was introduced, which changed the way that artists would see and make art forever. Today with these changes, under postmodernity, we observe photography, joined by other practices, as they continue to push painting off the wall.

Painting, of course, did not die. Because also emanating from the late 1970s were several revivals of the Western format for painting. These would include the Junge Wilde movement in Germany, a group of representational painters in the United States led by Mark Tansey, and the Transavantguardia movement in Italy, and well-known today are the Leipzig School of painters. However, the art forms that developed out of the attacks on painting are alive and thriving as well. After the Death of Painting will exhibit some of these practices.
By Howard McCalebb

The artists:
Yasmin Alt
l Martina Baist l Chandra Brooks l Sam Icklow l
Christian de Lutz
l Lola Goller & Lilli Kuschel l Lisa Larsson l
Damian Loboda
l Sara Pfrommer l Johanness Ribarits l Sadie Weis l
Markus Wirthmann
l and Matej Zet

Performances by:
Liz Rosenfeld, and Twilight Claps & Thunder

More information at

Nordbahnstraße 10
13409 Berlin

Sunday, August 21, 2011

World Peace Festival Berlin
World Peace Festival Berlin
20 August - 27 August 2011

Imagine Conflict - Daniel Sambo-Richter, Christian de Lutz

Freies Museum Berlin, Potsdamer Straße 91, 10785 Berlin

Photos by Filipa Rolaça

Special thanks to Art laboratory Berlin

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Shangrila New Moon


William Adair, Jack Bangerter, Sam Belkowitz, Helen Cahng, Michelle Chong, Kenneth Cowan, Veronica Duarte, Drew Dunlap, Rob Faucette, Roni Feldman, Rashell George, Ian Henderson, Luis G. Hernandez, Daniel Hope, Nate Hess, Bridget Kane, Matt Lifson, Christian de Lutz, Danielle McCullough, Tucker Neel, Chris Oatey, Josh Rickards, Taylor Tschider, Gabie Strong

Shangrila is pleased to present New Moon, an exhibition that explores the notion of rebirth. The group show brings together works that investigate phases in cyclical phenomena and the conditions that surround change, expanding our understandings of the past, present, and future and challenging our perceptions of originality. The exhibition is produced by Drew Dunlap and is co-curated by Michelle Chong.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I've been working on a new collection of images based on screen shots or photographs of computer use, interfaces, web conferences, skype etc.

Here are some new images. The 2nd and 3rd are from the event Everyone is Chinese Tomorrow organized by I-Wei Li and sidebysidestudio as part of the project Kunstapotheke

untitled (web cam) 2009 archival digital print on matte paper, 37 x 50 cm

untitled (web cnference), 2010 archival digital print on matte paper, 35 x 40 cm

web conference study digital photograph

dima and two horses, 2010 digital photograph

Monday, September 13, 2010

I'll be showing my digital projection Sarajevo/Love Virus (2009)nurtart - fängt Licht! curated by Irmgard Berner. The show, which opens 17 September, hightlichts artists who have been presented in the portal I was featured in 2008.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Two smaller new works from the Cuts series:

untitled, 1996/2001/2010, archival digital print on matte paper, dyptich each 25 x 30 cm

untitled, 1996/2010 archival digital print on matte paper, 37 x 60 cm

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New works from the Cuts series

untitled (westway) 2009/2010 archival digital print on matte paper 40 x 53 cm

untitled (Torreon) 2004/2010, archival digital print on matte paper 20 x 33 cm

julia, 2010 archival digital print on matte paper 30 x 51 cm

Friday, April 16, 2010

video stills from Junctures I

My residency at the Frankfurter Kunstverein is coming to an end. I have been working on a project, Junctures 1: Frankfurt, which combines video interviews and mapping technology to examine migration, information technology and the 21st century globalized city. Junctures I is the first of a series of projects that I hope to continue in Asia, North America and elsewhere.

More information at

Friday, March 26, 2010


Artists Talk with Christian de Lutz at the Frankfurter Kunstverein
06 April at 7PM

His work combines photography, printmaking, video and installation with computer based media. Recent projects have focused on the connections between globalization and information. During his stay at the Deutsche Börse Residency Program he is researching the perceptions of those for whom Frankfurt has become a point of transit or migration. The core of the project are a series of interviews and 'mappings' exploring Frankfurt's position as a base for international finance and trade, commerce and culture.

More information at

Friday, March 19, 2010


Coming, going, settling down. The city as hub, the city as staging point,
The city began as a marketplace.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Frankfurt in late Winter, the residency, Pecha Kucha night at fkv

Monday, March 01, 2010

From 1 March - 25 April 2010 Christian de Lutz will take part in the Deutsche Börse Residency Program at the Frankfurter Kunstverein

Friday, January 08, 2010

Christian de Lutz, The Copyright Piece, 2009

Creative Rights. On Appropriation, Copyright and Copyleft

Azin Feizabadi, Gilbert & George, Christian de Lutz, Triple Candie

The Creative Rights Library with documentation on Shepard Fairey vs AP, Richard Prince vs Patrick Cariou, Creative Commons, The Fair Use Projekt, Piratpartiet, etc.

Opening 27 November 2009, 8PM
Duration: 28 November 2009 - 7 February 2010
(closed 18 December 2009 - 3 January 2010)
Open Sat - Sun 2-6PM, exhibition tour 3PM

Workshop: "Copyright and related topics for artists. musicians, filmmakers and other creative producers" with Andreas Lichtenhahn (lawyer), in German.
28 November 2009, 15h (free, registration necessary:

Creative Rights. On Appropriation, Copyright and Copyleft investigates questions concerning the use, re-use and misuse of images and information in the contemporary art world from artistic, legal, political and philosophical viewpoints.

Since the late 1970s appropriation of images and information by such artists as Sherrie Levine and Richard Prince has become a common and accepted technique, part and parcel of postmodernism's critical approach. Indeed it follows a tradition that goes back through pop art and nouveau realisme to Dada and cubist collage. Not without ethical, aesthetic and legal controversy, a number of law cases involving appropriation seems to have increased in recent years involving artists such as Jeff Koons, Richard Prince and Shepard Fairey

The exhibition Creative Rights consists of three parts: The exhibition with four artistic positions, the Creative Rights Library with extensive material on the presented artists and other recent law cases as well as a workshop on the theme of copyright.

(more information)

Monday, November 02, 2009

Christian de Lutz is taking part in Projetaveis
a section of the the 7th Bienal do Mercosul
in Porto Alegre, Brasil
16 October - 29 November 2009

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