We are happy to announce that the two grants for media artists (f) of the State of North-Rhine-Westphalia 2012 and 2013 were awarded to the Witten-based artist Denise Ritter (2012) and the Cologne-based artists Verena Seibt & Clea Stracke (2013).
The CD contains the recording of the radio programme Sounds Like Silence by Inke Arns and Dieter Daniels, which was broadcast on 24 August 2012 on Deutschlandradio Kultur. Silence is announced, performed, broadcast, recorded, and recycled,
and inscribes itself in media and bodies. The six chapters on this CD
comprise amusing, strange, rare and illuminating recordings on and
around silence. http://www.gruenrekorder.de/?page_id=8051
16. September 2012
HMKV catalogue "The Oil Show" receives MFG Award of Distinction 2012
We are proud to announce that the catalogue published on the occasion of HMKV's exhibition "The Oil Show" (2011-2012) - designed by labor b designbüro (Dortmund) - receives an Award of Distinction at the MFG Award 2012. See http://www.mfg-award.de/shortlist/shortlist-2012/
The exhibition Sounds Like Silence opened on Friday, August 24, 2012
and kicked off with an extensive programme of events which continued until August 29, 2012, the 60th anniversary of the premiere of 4'33'' in 1952. It will continue with films and performances until January 6, 2012.
06. July 2012
Libération and Le Monde report about HMKV
On July 4, 2012 the French daily newspaper Libération published an two-page spread with the headline "Les arcanes de l'age digital" (Die Geheimnisse des digitalen Zeitalters) about the exhibitions by Suzy Treister and Francis Hunger; on July 5, the French daily newspaper Le Monde joined in with a splendidly illustrated article.
Fresh from the printing press: The catalogue accompanying Francis Hunger's solo show History has left the Building at HMKV, including a visual essay by Till Gathmann and Francis Hunger, a theoretical essay by wissenschaftlichen Inke Arns, excerpt from the artist's working materials, comprehensive work descriptions by Fabian Saavedra-Laraas well as a photo documentation of the exhibition at the HMKV (Spector Books,
Leipzig 2012, 15 €).
08. June 2012
HMKV and Documenta 13
Among the Documenta 13 participants there are eleven artists HMKV has worked with in the past: Tarek Atoui (ISEA 2010), Manon de Boer (Sounds like Silence 2012), Omer Fast (History Will Repeat Itself 2007), Lara Favaretto (Gone to Croatan 2011), Susan Hiller ("Awake are only the Spirits" 2009), Pierre Huyghe (History Will Repeat Itself 2007, Sounds like Silence 2012), Mark Lombardi (The Oil Show 2011-12), Natascha Sadr Haghighian (The Oil Show 2011-12), Ines Schaber (Anna Kournikova ... Art in the Age of Intellectual Property 2008), Mika Taanila (on Disappearance 2005), Akram Zaatari (Nam June Paik Award 2004). We like it! d13.documenta.de/de/
Over 500 guests joined us for the opening of the exhibitions by Suzanne Treister (HEXEN 2.0), Francis Hunger (History
has left the Building) and Artur Zmijewski (Democracies) on Friday, 20 April 2012. They will be on view until 22 July 2012.
Finally, the book Gone to Croatan has been published which accompanies HMKV's exhibition of the same title. With contributions by Inke Arns, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Goldin+Senneby, Richard Grayson, Jacek Kryszkowski, Daniel Muzyczuk, Dieter Roelstraete, Robert Rumas and David Toop. Revolver Publishing by VVV, Berlin 2012, 16,8 x 23,4 cm, 224 pages, many color illustrations, hard cover, 18,00 €.
With texts by Inke Arns, Fabian Saavedra-Lara, Michael Watts (University of California, Berkeley), diagrams from the exhibition and a detailed photographic documentation of the show at the Dortmunder U, 18 x 22,5 cm, 128 pages (30 in colour), soft cover, Revolver Publishing by VVV, Berlin 2011, 18,00 €.
The HMKV is looking back at a very positive year 2011 (about 30.000 visitors) and just published the program preview for 2012. Happy surfing!