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The Statisticon Neon, 2017. Neon glass and chalk on 24 blackboards, 570 x 320 cm
Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz e.V., Wallwork
Pizzagate, 2017. Neon glass sculpture, approximately 400 x 500 x 280 cm,
Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz e.V., back gallery
The Palinopsic Field, Installation view, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), 2016

Performance, Duende Diagram, Detail, Mana Contemporary, New Jersey, 2015




Wednesday, July 4, 7:30pm
Marina Fokidis

Friday, July 6, 7:30pm
Tino Sehgal

Saturday, July 7, 7:30pm
Beatriz Colomina

Monday, July 9, 7:30pm
Armen Avanessian, Anke Henning and Daniel Falb

Tuesday, July 10, 7:30pm
Hubertus von Amelunxen

Wednesday, July 11, 7:30pm
Warren Neidich Founder and Director

Thursday, July 12, 7:30pm
Quinn Latimer

Friday, July 13, 7:30pm
Isaac Julien

Monday, July 16, 12:30pm
“Poetry and Poetics” with Sean Bonney, Eugene Ostashevsky, Cia Rinne, Sophie Seita, Daniel Tiffany and moderated by Barry Schwabsky Co-Director

Boris Groys

Tuesday, July 17, 7:30pm
Karl Holmqvist

Wednesday, July 18, 7:30pm
Raimundas Malašauskas

Thursday, July 19, 7:30pm
Marcus Steinweg

Friday, July 20, 7:30pm
Olu Oguibe

Saturday, July 21, 7:30pm
Hans Ulrich Obrist

Color of Politics & The Statisticon Neon

Color of Politics 28.4.—24.6.17
The Statisticon Neon 28.4.—19.8.17

Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur
am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz e.V.
Linienstraße 40


Die Farben der Wahrheit / Tagesspiegel
Activism // ‘The Politics of Color’ / BerlinArtLink
Color of Politics, The Statisticon Neon – Rückblick von Anna Gien / KubaParis
Warren Neidich bei Barbara Seiler / art berlin / monopol
Ausbuchstabiert / Süddeutsche Zeitung
Ende des Experiments / Berliner Morgenpost

Review in Artforum

October 2016 / Andy Campbell / www.artforum.com / PDF

The Statisticon / MIAMI Practicas Contemporaneas, Bogotá

November 20, 2016 / MIAMI Practicas Contemporaneas / www.terremoto.mx

The Search Drive

Video: The Search Drive /www.centrephotogeneve.ch / www.zkm.de

Currently being shown at the Centre de la photographie Genève, Switzerland, and
“Globale: The New Art Event in the Digital Age at the ZKM”, Karlsruhe, Germany

Review: Infinite Spectres and the Anarchy of Time plus 1

Kunstbulletin 10/2016 / von Philipp Spillmann / www.artlog.net

Artist Warren Neidich Talks New Exhibition, Cycles of Fear and Discrimination

August 08, 2016 by Ben Adams / www.merryjane.com

Review in Purple Art about “The Palinopsic Field” exhibition at Lace, Los Angeles

July 5, 2016 / www.purple.fr

Recent Work

Selected Bibliography

Rehearsing Futures Past

Published in: Mana Contemporary Art
Today is the 23rd of July. We are at Mana Contemporary Art, This is the first take of Rehearsing Futures Past, an oral blind folded performance which takes place in front of my Duende Neon…

Breaking the Noise Barrier

by: Esther Brandl
Published in: “Warren Neidich: Breaking the Noise Barrier,” MQ Blog, May 26, 2014.

Baldwin Hills – 01/31/2013

by: Meg Linton
Published in: Warren Neidich – Baldwin Hills – 01/31/2013,

Otis College of Art and Design Blog

June 13, 2013.

Earthling – The Art Book Review

Reviewed by Sarah Bay Williams December 18, 2013 Earthling, is a satire of spectacle. It makes mincemeat of the torrent of information and imagery that we consume (and that consumes us). It reconfigures global media subjectivities. It resists. It reprograms. It ruffles my casual disregard for the everyday onslaught of the headline. The book is […]

Berlin Works: The Noologist’s Handbook and Other Art Experiments

This publication focuses on a series of recent projects of the Berlin-based American artist Warren Neidich, whose central preoccupation is, in fact, art research. More importantly, in focusing upon art practices that revolve around profound investigations of the complex reciprocal relation between contemporary theories of cognition, neuroplasticity, and art, on the one hand, and the emergence of new reciprocal relations between mind and creativity in the context of cognitive capitalism, semiocapitalism, and neurobiopolitics, on the other, Neidich’s research produces outcomes that challenge the very notions of the development of truth and knowledge.

Computational Architecture and the Statisticon

by: Warren Neidich
Published in: The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part Two
Editor Warren Neidich
Archive Books, Berlin, 2013

The Early and Late Stages of Cognitive Capitalism, Introduction

by: Warren Neidich
Published in: The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part Two
Editor Warren Neidich
Archive Books, Berlin, 2013

How do you translate a text that is not a text? How do you perform a score that is not a score?

by: Warren Neidich
Published in: PAJ Journal of Performance and Art 107 PERFORMANCE DRAWING 2014

Neuropower: Art in the Age of Cognitive Capitalism

Published in: The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part One, eds. Arne De Boever and Warren Neidich, Archive Books, Berlin, 2013.

Out of joint. Then what?

Warren Neidich: The Noologist’s Handbook and Other Art Experiments, Archive Books, Berlin, 2013.

Franco “Bifo” Berardi

Out of joint. Then what?

Fields Of Consciousness: The Ghost In The Machine

The contentious debate as to an aesthetic relationship between mind-mechanism-representation has not gone away, that is in spite of scientific researches in physiology and neurophysiology that have recently dressed matters up in terms of mapping the brain and a causal bio-chemistry. Yet given a recent return of somatic dominance there nonetheless still remains much to […]

The Artist Residency in the 21st Century: Experiments in Cultural Potentiality and Contamination

In the publication Lost Between the Extensivity-Intensivity Exchange published in 2008 by Onomatopee I brought forth the notion, through diagramatic and textual displays, that the inauguration of the 21st century could be described as a time of cultural torpor resulting from free floating anxiety, ambivalence, and wavering. The causes for this condition were many, but two stood out…

Comments On “Unstable Moments of Reconsideration, Reconsideration”

by: Warren Neidich
Published in: Reprise #1, Ed Mathieu Copeland, 2011, pps: 10-17.

Dare Magazine: Warren Neidich

Did she do it or – or not? One of the 2008 American presidential campaign’s central controversies concerned a dubious list of forbidden books. John McCain’s vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, was supposed to have compiled the list in her capacity as former mayor of the small Alaskan city of Wassila. The aim of the […]

From Noopower to Neuropower: How Mind Becomes Matter

Cognitive Architecture. From Biopolitics to Noopolitics. Architecture & Mind in the Age of Communication and Information, editors Deborah Hauptmann and Warren Neidich, 010 Publishers, 2010.

On Visualized Vision In The Early Photographic Work Of Warren Neidich

Abstract This article contains an analysis of Warren Neidich’s early photographic work of 1997 until 2002. These works which are linked to the extensive theoretical production of the artists are contextualized with the concept of the dispositif and apparatus which was developed by Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze and recently Maurizio Lazarrato. The article provides a […]

Reinventing History: Warren Neidich, Photography, Re-enactment, and Contemporary Event Culture

The role of the historian and the notion of what constitutes historical evidence have become more unstable in recent decades, particularly with digital imaging technology. In Warren Neidich’s project (and 1989 book) American History Reinvented, the photographer anticipated the myriad current art practices that engage with re-enactment, where artists restage past events to investigate current […]

Resistance is Futile/Resistance is Fertile 2020

by: Waren Neidich
Published in: Smug Magazine, #1, Dec. 2009

Is Resistance Futile? In this moment of Neo Liberal Global Capitalism powerful corporate consortiums and NGOs constitute the instrumental logic of what is referred to these days as Cognitive Capitalism. I would like to expand the definition of Cognitive Capitalism beyond its capacity as the accumulation of assets related to the information economy as it pertains to intellectual rights, the production of soft and hardware for computer programs and surfing the net and its privatization and therefore its restriction of the intellectual commons…


by: Warren Neidich
Published in: Atlántica Magazine of Art and Thought #48-49, 2009

Diagrams of the Mind

Latin diagramma, figure, from Greek, a figure worked out by lines, plan, from diagraphein, to mark out, delineate : dia-, dia- + graphein, to write; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots. (The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language) I. In the landscape of contemporary artistic and critical operations, by which we can understand those practices […]

Hans Ulrich Obrist in Conversation with Warren Neidich

Obrist: My first question to you is about this complex new kind of work called Earthling, that has to do with collage and also with the cultural field. Can you tell me about this? Neidich: I have been working quite a lot with the history of apparatuses and technologies as they intervene in photography and […]

Warren Neidich at Steffany Martz

by: Cathy Lebowitz
Published in: Art in America, April 1998.

Framing History – Some Recent Work by Warren Neidich

by: David Joselit
Published in: Historical Intervention, M.I.T. List Center (catalogue), Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1991.

Turning Japanese (In)

by: John Welchman
Published in: Artforum, April 1989.


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Warren Neidich is a post-conceptual artist, writer and theorist. He is currently Professor of Art at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin and founding director of the Saas Fee Summer Institute of Art. Conceptual Art today is not about immaterial objects but immaterial labor operating in the knowledge economy but also engaging the process of the brain. His work combines photography, video, painting, Internet downloads, and scotch tape and noise installations operating in social spaces and preempting future realities.