Panel: Medium-Specificity, Post-Medium Condition, Future Condition(s)
Thursday, 13 Dec 2018, 13:00 – 14:30
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Ed Atkins
Julieta Aranda
Andrea Lissoni
Marco Roso (Dis.Art)

In the era of continuously developing digital tools, video still exist as a definition, whilst the technology has long become different. The panel seeks to open a discussion on the concept of the medium. Does it still make sense to think in formal, media-specific and media-related categories or have we moved beyond the medium as a recognisable and classifiable entity? And what kind of environment could be the ideal to welcome artworks engaging with a different and “permanently new” condition we have entered?​

Marco Roso ( is part of DIS, a collective based in New York who have been encouraging other artists and theorists to participate in DIS Magazine and various exhibitions and networked practices since 2010. In 2016, the collective served as curators of the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. 2018 they launched – a streaming platform for edutainment.

Artist Ed Atkins lives and works in Berlin and Copenhagen. Recent solo exhibitions include Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, and MMK, Frankfurt/Main (both 2017), The Kitchen, New York (2016), and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2015). His novel Old Food was published in November 2018. Atkins is currently a gues professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen.

Conceptual artist Julieta Aranda lives and works in Berlin and New York City. Her explorations span installation, video, and print media.

Moderated by Andrea Lissoni, Senior Curator at Tate Modern, London. From 2011 to 2014 he served as a curator at Hangarbicocca, Milan. Lissoni co-founded the international festival Netmage in Bologna (2000 – 2011) as well as V-Drome, an online screening programme for artists and filmmakers.