[spectre] The Alt-Right Complex, HMKV, Dortmund, Germany, 30 March - 22 Sep 2019

heath bunting heathbunting at irational.org
Sun Mar 3 17:58:33 CET 2019


great title ! - "The Kids Are Alt-Right“

why a pejorative use of word 'populism' ?

as enlightenmentalists, should we not strive to decontaminate language and 
knowledge ?

hope all is well


On Sat, 2 Mar 2019, inke.arns at snafu.de wrote:

> The Alt-Right Complex – On Right-Wing Populism Online
> HMKV (Hartware MedienKunstVerein) at the Dortmunder U, Dortmund, Germany
> Opening: Friday, 29 March 2019, 7:00 p.m.
> Duration: 30 March – 22 September 2019
> The international group exhibition deals with forms of right-wing populism, which, especially today, use the Internet
> and „social media“ to disseminate ideas. "The Alt-Right Complex" traces the development from a (sub)culture of
> transgression in online forums such as 4chan to platforms such as Breitbart News. The artists deal with memes (e.g.
> Pepe the Frog, probably the most famous symbol of the Trump followers), with figures such as Steve Bannon, flag
> worship, the prepper scene, White Supremacists and Dark Enlightenment. The exhibition is accompanied by a
> critical glossary that briefly explains the most important terms.
> "The Alt-Right Complex" presents twelve projects by 16 artists from twelve countries: Germany, France, Great
> Britain, Canada, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland, Serbia and Slovakia.
> Participating artists: Paula Bulling / Anne König (DE), Simon Denny (NZ), DISNOVATION.ORG (FR/PL), Vera Drebusch &
> Florian Egermann (DE), Dominic Gagnon (CA), Szabolcs KissPál (HU), Boris Ondreička (SK), Milo Rau, IIPM –
> International Institute of Political Murder (CH/DE), Vanja Smiljanić (SR), Jonas Staal (NL), Nick Thurston
> The exhibition "The Alt-Right Complex" will include performances, curator’s tours, artist talks, and a series of
> lectures ("The Kids Are Alt-Right"). All dates at www.hmkv.de.
> As part of the opening of "The Alt-Right Complex", the Justus Bier Award for Curators will be presented on Friday, 29
> March 2019 at 7 pm. The Justus Bier Award for Curators, which honors outstanding curatorial achievements in the
> German-speaking world, will, in its tenth edition, be presented for the first time to a German art association for
> the exhibition and publication "The Storming of the Winter Palace. Forensics of an Image". The award winners are Inke
> Arns, Director of the Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV) in Dortmund (DE), Igor Chubarov, Director of the Institute
> for Social Sciences and Humanities at the State University of Tyumen (RU) and Sylvia Sasse, Professor of Slavic
> Literary Studies at the University of Zurich (CH). The exhibition toured internationally: in 2017 it was shown at
> Gessnerallee Zurich (CH), in 2017-2018 at HMKV in Dortmund (DE) and in 2018 at Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz (PL) (see press
> release of 15 January 2019 at www.hmkv.de).
> "The Alt-Right Complex" is an exhibition of the HMKV (Hartware MedienKunstVerein), Dortmund, Germany
> https://www.hmkv.de/_en/programm/programmpunkte/2019/Ausstellungen/2019_ART.php
> Curated by Inke Arns (HMKV)
> Scenography: please don't touch, Dortmund
> Graphic design: e o t . essays on typography, Berlin
> Partner: Urbane Künste Ruhr - Ruhr Ding: Territories
> Funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and Kunststiftung NRW
> Funder HMKV: Kulturbetriebe Stadt Dortmund / Dortmunder U - Centre for Arts and Creativity
> The lecture series "The Kids Are Alt-Right“ is supported by the Coordination Office for Diversity, Tolerance
> and Democracy of the City of Dortmund and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.
> HMKV Video of the Month
> In the series HMKV Video of the Month, the HMKV presents current video works by international artists on a
> monthly basis. 2019 with works by Katarina Zdjelar, Stefani Glauber, Weekend & Plaste, among others.
> Dan Perjovschi: The Hard/er Drawing
> Curated by Inke Arns (HMKV Dortmund) 
> In cooperation with the Dortmunder U
> Vertical space, levels 0-7, until April 30, 2019
> Detailed information on current exhibitions, opening hours, guided tours and the HMKV Video of the Month can be
> found at www.hmkv.de 

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