About the exhibition
Nadja Buttendorf and Jeremy Bailey’s works both explore technology and DIY culture. Engaging art, capital and body politics as material for play, both artists use inventive problem solving techniques to examine the relationship between Art and eCommerce.
The exhibition presents the latest instalment of Nadja Buttendorf's project "1€ Jewellery" and will premier "YOUar" by Jeremy Bailey in collaboration with artists Cat Blumke, Johnathan Carrol, Jennifer Chan, Shawné M Holloway and Adomas Žudyshis.
About The Artists
Nadja Buttendorf (1984) questions current norms and codes of gender constructions and value creation mechanisms of the human body in our digital society. Her works make it clear that our understanding of technology is also linked to patriarchal power relations. Her interactive works and video projects, on the other hand, draw multi-layered new narratives in which women become visible again as an elementary part of the history of technology. She extracts communicative moments of participation in the Internet both in her performative jewelry objects and in her tutorial workshops. DIY, as a widespread online aesthetic, is used specifically as a strategy of access and rejection of neoliberal work ethics.
Works and workshops by Nadja Buttendorf have been shown at the HKW Berlin, the Hartware MedienKunstVerein Dortmund, Künstlerhaus Bremen, LaGaîtéLyrique Paris, the MU Eindhoven, the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Halle 14 - Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, the D21 Leipzig and the panke.gallery Berlin. She has also given lecture performances at Re:publica, the CCC, Creamcake and the nGbK Berlin. Nadja Buttendorf is a trained goldsmith and studied fine arts at the Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle (Saale).
Jeremy Bailey is a Toronto-based self-proclaimed Famous New Media Artist. "Since the early noughties Bailey has ploughed a compelling, and often hilarious, road through the various developments of digital communications technologies."(Morgan Quaintance, Rhizome.) His work has been shown widely including recent solo and group exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, Transmediale in Berlin, Mediamatic in Amsterdam and Museums Quartier in Vienna. Commissions include projects for The MCA Chicago, FACT in Liverpool, Turner Contemporary in Margate UK and The New Museum in New York. Bailey is represented by Pari Nadimi Gallery in Toronto.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for Jeremy Bailey.