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History Will Repeat Itself. Strategies of re-enactment in contemporary (media) art and performance

History will repeat itself. Strategien des Reenactment in der zeitgenössischen (Medien-)Kunst und Performance HMKV in der PHOENIX Halle Dortmund | 06/09/2007 - 09/23/2007

In contemporary (media) art there has been an almost ‘uncanny’ longing for the performative repetition or re-creation of historical situations and events. The exhibition History Will Repeat Itself focuses on current strategies of re-enactment in contemporary (media) art and performance, and presents the positions and strategies of 30 international artists. It is a cooperation between Hartware MedienKunstVerein in Dortmund, and KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin, and is the first comprehensive exhibition in Germany dealing with the topic, or strategy, of re-enactment.

In general, a so-called re-enactment is a historically correct recreation of socially relevant events, such as important battles or other historical events. In a re-enactment, the audience that normally remain passive or at a certain distance of the documented event become immediate witnesses of a (repeated historical) event, which unfolds in front of their eyes, or they become participants in an action, in which they actively participate.

In contemporary art there has been an increasing number of artistic re-enactments – the performative repetition or re-creation of historical situations and events. For example, in his work "The Battle of Orgreave" (2001) the British artist Jeremy Deller had a violent clash between miners and police from the year 1984 re-enacted by ex-miners, ex-police and other re-enactors.

Unlike popular historical re-enactments, like e.g. the re-enactment of historical battles, artistic re-enactments are not performative re-stagings of historic situations and events that occurred a long time ago; rather, events (often traumatic ones) are re-enacted that are viewed as very important for the present. Artistic re-enactments are not simply affirming what has happened in the past, but rather they are questioning the present via repeating or re-enacting historical events that have left their traces in the collective memory. Re-enactments are artistic interrogations of media images that try to scrutinise the reality of the images, while at the same time pointing towards the fact that collective memory is essentially mediated memory.

In Dortmund, the exhibition will take place from June 9 - September 23, 2007 - in parallel to Documenta 12 (Kassel) and skulptur.projekte muenster - in the spectacular, 2.200 qm large PHOENIX Halle Dortmund which HMKV uses as an exhibition space since the end of 2003. PHOENIX Halle, built in 1895, is standing on the area of the former Phoenix-West steelworks in Dortmund-Hörde.

The exhibition will then travel to Berlin and be on display at Kunst-Werke from 18 November 2007 until 13 January 2008.

Concept: Inke Arns
Curated by: Inke Arns und Gabriele Horn
Co-Curator: Katharina Fichtner


Opening: Friday, 8 June 2007, 19:00, at PHOENIX Halle Dortmund

Introduction: Dr. Inke Arns, curator and artistic director of HMKV Dortmund.
-- After the opening, HMKV will serve you the finest music and drinks --

On Saturday, 9 June 2007 at 16:00 there will be talks (in English) by
-- Alina Hoyne (Melbourne), art theoretician who has just completed her dissertation on the topic of re-enactment
-- Rod Dickinson (London), artist who is participating with two installations in the exhibition „History Will Repeat Itself“.

Invitation card (PDF):
http://www.hmkv.de/dyn/_data/HWR_Einladung.pdf


Exhibition Hartware MedienKunstVerein

Artistic Director:
Dr. Inke Arns

Managing Director:
Susanne Ackers

Technical Director and Director of Installation and Exhibition Design:
Uwe Gorski

Junior Curator:
Francis Hunger

Project Management:
Darija Šimunović

Organisation, Coordination:
Francis Hunger, Darija Šimunović

Public Relations:
Roland Kentrup

Intern:
Frauke Hoffschulte

Installation Team:
Jens Eberhardt, Željko Petonjic, Kay Kasprzik

Installation Team Management:
Uwe Gorski

InfoTrainers:
Etta Gerdes, Gabriela Grund-Bert, Linda Herrmann, Kay Kasprzik, Christoph Kesselmeier,
Alissa Krusch, Hendrik Müller, Maria Schulte

Coordination InfoTrainers:
Božica Babić

ChefInnen vom Dienst:
Božica Babić, Katrin Hauser, Tabea Sieben


Catalogue
On the occasion of the exhibition a comprehensive catalogue will be published in early June 2007 by Revolver - Archiv für aktuelle Kunst:History will repeat itself. Strategies of Re-enactment in contemporary (media) art and performance, ed. by Inke Arns and Gaby Horn for Hartware MedienKunstVerein and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Revolver - Archiv für aktuelle Kunst, Frankfurt am Main 2007, 16,8 x 23,4 cm, Hardcover, many color ill., 191 pages, dt./engl., ISBN 978-3-86588-402-2


The exhibition History Will Repeat Itself is funded by
Kulturstiftung des Bundes / German Federal Cultural Foundation
Kunststiftung NRW
Der Ministerpräsident des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund
PHOENIX
dortmund-project
Bundesamt für Kultur BAK (Schweiz)
NRW Kultursekretariat Wuppertal
The Henry Moore Foundation
Pro Helvetia
AFAA / Französische Botschaft
The British Council
Medion
Heinz (media partner)

We would like to thank the Bundesamt für Kultur BAK (Switzerland) for supporting the production and the presentation of the work by Frédéric Moser and Philippe Schwinger.

The program of Hartware MedienKunstVerein at PHOENIX Halle Dortmund is supported by Kulturbuero and by Wirtschaftsfoerderung der Stadt Dortmund.

The cultural programs of KW Institute for Contemporary Art are made possible thanks to the support of The Governing Mayor of Berlin - Senate Chancellery - Cultural Affairs.

For press material, please contact Roland Kentrup, kentrup@zk.nrw-online.de


Venue and opening hours:
HMKV at PHOENIX Halle Dortmund (exhibition venue)
Thursday and Friday 11 - 22
Saturday and Sunday 11 - 20
Hochofenstrasse / corner Rombergstrasse_
Dortmund-Hoerde

How to get there / Map:
http://www.hmkv.de/dyn/e_contact_roaddescription/


Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV), Dortmund
Located in the former heavily industrialized region of the Ruhr valley, Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV) Dortmund is one of the leading institutions for media art in today's Germany. Founded in 1996, HMKV serves as a platform for the production, presentation, education on and contextualisation of contemporary and experimental media art. Since 2003 HMKV’s exhibitions take place in the 2.200 square meter large PHOENIX Halle (formerly - until 1998 - the site of the steel production plant Phoenix-West).
www.hmkv.de


KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin is regularly listed among Germany's foremost modern art institutions and attracts international media coverage. KW has no collection of its own but instead views itself as a laboratory for communicating and advancing contemporary cultural developments in Germany and abroad by means of exhibitions, workshops and resident artists' studios, as well as by collaborating with artists or other institutions and by commissioning works.
www.kw-berlin.de




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