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Manifesto Currency mask and video projects at ZKM Museum

"Mask of Money" an artwork/artifact from the 2011 Occupy Movement positioned on a pyramidal display structure was included in the exhibition, and in January an "Activist Summit" provided means to "unfreeze the frame" of the exhibition by holding an assemby which ended in an action to intervene in the curatorial text and exhibition walls.

 global aCtIVISm is dedicated to the field of artistic form of expression as politically inspired by actions, demonstrations and performances in the public sphere, which draw attention to socio-political grievances and call for changes to existing conditions. By means of objects, photographic, cinematographic, videographic and mass medial documents, the exhibition presents global activism as the first novel art form of the 21st century.

global aCtIVISm serves as prelude to the exhibition marathon "Globale", scheduled to be held on the occasion of the 300-year anniversary of the founding of the city of Karlsruhe 2015.

Project Team: Peter Weibel and Andreas Beitin, Andrea Buddensieg, Dietrich Heissenbüttel, Sabiha Keyif, Elisabeth Klotz, Sarah Maske, Linnea Semmerling, Joulia Strauss, Tatiana Volkova, Philipp Ziegler

Adbusters Media Foundation, G.M.B. Akash, Anonymous News Germany, ATTAC, Martin Balluch, Zanny Begg, John Beieler, Bombily Group, Ángela Bonadies & Juan José Olavarría, Nadir Bouhmouch, Osman Bozkurt, Campact, Center for Artistic Activism, Chim↑Pom, Noam Chomsky, Ralf Christensen, Chto delat?, Paolo Cirio, Cyber Guerilla, Hassan Darsi, Johanna Domke & Marouan Omara, Electronic Disturbance Theater, Enmedio, Everyday Rebellion, Femen, Noah Fischer, Floating Lab Collective, Freedom of the Press Foundation, Muath Freij, Isabelle Fremeaux & John Jordan, Jakob Gautel & Jason Karaïndros, Greenpeace, Stéphane M. Grueso, Ed Hall, Hedonistische Internationale, Stéphane Hessel, Niklas Hoffmann, Jim Hubbard, Indymedia, Alexey Iorsh, Just do it (Kim Asendorf & Ole Fach), Amadou Kane Sy, Thomas Kilpper, Kiss my Ba, kreativerstrassenprotest.twoday.net, Mischa Kuball, Jan Jaap Kuiper & Katja Sokolova, Sasha Kurmaz, Christopher LaMarca, Mohammed Laouli, Lynn Lauterbach, Julia Leser & Clarissa Seidel, Let’s Do It!, Viktoria Lomasko, Renzo Martens, Masasit Mati, Mikaela, Mootiro Maps, Carlos Motta, Neozoon, No TAV, occupygezipics.tumblr.com, Otpor!, Partizaning, Jean-Gabriel Périot, Platform, Pussy Riot, R.E.P., Resist, Oliver Ressler, Mykola Ridnyi, Itamar Rose & Yossi Atia, Faten Rouissi, Sandra Schäfer, Bahia Shehab, Lisa Sperling & Florian Kläger, Jonas Staal & Metahaven, Stop the Traffik, Joulia Strauss & Moritz Mattern, Stuttgart 21-Protest, Jackie Sumell, Surveillance Camera Players, Tanya Sushenkova, Aaron Swartz & Taryn Simon, Take The Square, Pelin Tan, Teatro Valle Occupato,The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, The Yes Men, Thomson & Craighead, Patricia Triki & Christine Bruckbauer, Troika, UK Uncut, Various authors organized by Sharon Hayes with Angela Beallor, Voina, Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud, Mark Wallinger, WANGO, wearethe99percent.tumblr.com, WikiLeaks, Alexander Wolodarskij, Yomango, Malala Yousafzai, Salam Yousri and others

Supporting Program

  • Mon, Jan 6, 2014
    I revolt, therefore we are
    Panel Discussion at the Open House at the ZKM, 5 p.m., ZKM_Cube

  • Thurs−Fri, Jan 16−17, 2014
    Visual Arts Festival Damascus @ ZKM
    Film Screening of recent videos and documentaries from the Middle East
    ZKM_Lecture Hall, each 6 p.m.−11 p.m.

  • Sat, Jan 18, 2014
    All the Worlds that You Word...
    Artist Talk and Lecture with Mounira Al Solh and Lawrence Abu Hamdan
    Moderation: Sara Giannini and Fatos Ustek
    ZKM_Lecture Hall, 2 p.m.−8 p.m.

  • Fri−Sat, Jan 24−25, 2014
    global aCtIVISm Symposium
    ZKM_Lecture Hall, Fri: 2 p.m.−8.30 p.m., Sat: 10 a.m.−7 p.m.

    Sat, Jan 25, 2013: Art War (2013)
    Film Screening with an introduction and discussion with director Marco Wilms
    ZKM_Lecture Hall, 9 p.m.−11 p.m.


  • Sun, Jan 26, 2014: Activist Summit
    ZKM_Lecture Hall, 10 a.m.−7 p.m.

  • Wed, Feb 5, 2014: Art in Conflict. Action Groups by Artists
    Panel Discussion with Dietrich Heißenbütel, John Jordan and Elke aus dem Moore
    ZKM in Cooperation with ifa (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations
    ZKM_Lecture Hall, 6 p.m.−8 p.m.

  • Sat, March 29, 2014: Power and Law. Fluid Forms of Protest
    Symposium in Cooperation with Zentrum für angewandte Rechtswissenschaft [Center for Applied Legal Studies] (ZAR) at Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT)
    ZKM_Media Theater, 10 a.m.−6 p.m.