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With works by:

Bas Jan Ader (NL)
Sebastian Buczek (PL)
Erik Bünger (SE)
Susanne Bürner (DE)
Heath Bunting (UK)
Eduard Buridan (FR)
Hubert Czerepok (PL)
Lara Favaretto (IT)
Fischli & Weiss (CH)
Pawel Freisler (PL)
Goldin+Senneby (SE)
Lukas Jiricka / Paul Wirkus (CZ/DE)
Kollektive Aktionen (RU)
Jiří Kovanda (CZ)
Tomasz Kowalski (PL)
Katarzyna Krakowiak (PL)
Jacek Kryszkowski (PL)
Zbigniew Libera (PL)
Andrzej Partum (PL)
Agnieszka Polska (PL)
Leszek Przyjemski (PL)
Robert Rumas (PL)
Daniel Rumiancew (PL)
Syreny TV (PL)
Adam Witkowski (PL)
Julita Wójcik (PL)
Ziemia Mindel Würm (PL)











Gone to Croatan - Strategies of Disappearance

Dortmunder U | 06/04/2011 - 08/14/2011

Opening: Friday, 3 June 2011, 6 pm, HMKV at the Dortmunder U (6th floor)
Welcome: Dr. Andreas Broeckmann, Founding Director of the Dortmunder U
Greeting: Peter Landmann, Head of the Cultural Department of the Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Welcome: Dr. Inke Arns, Artistic Director HMKV
On the exhibition: Daniel Muzyczuk (Torun) and Robert Rumas (Gdansk), exhibition curators

Curated by Robert Rumas (Gdansk) and Daniel Muzyczuk (Torun)

The first European colonists in the New World disappeared leaving behind the settlements and a paper note with the words 'Gone to the Croatan'. The Croatan were an indigenous tribe living in neighbouring territories. They are said to have murdered the settlers, however, reports concerning "green-eyed Indians" seem to contradict that version of events ... Another hypothesis suggests that the settlers went on a trip into another dimension.
 
Disappearance is generally associated with defeat. What is invisible is external to public life, and the invisible have no influence on the direction a community is taking. What will happen, however, if we scrutinise specific gestures? When shall we face attitudes that perceive the act of 'descending underground' as part of strategy? Such small-scale practices frequently constitute exercises in a Utopia, which – although unattainable on a global scale – may be available to the individual.
 
Social exclusion can take many forms. It may result from unfavourable circumstances, or from an autonomous decision taken by an individual wishing to be excluded. The project aims at exploring these practices and their causes with special attention given to the variety of gestures establishing private utopias.
 
In exchange of HMKV’s exhibition “Awake are only the Spirits” – On Ghosts and their Media” (2009-2010) at the Centre of Contemporary Art ‘Znaki Czasu’ in Torun (Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Znaki Czasu w Toruniu), HMKV invited the curators Robert Rumas and Daniel Muzyczuk to bring their exhibition Gone to Croatan (realised in 2009 in Torun) to the Dortmunder U. The 2011 exhibition establishes a reference to HMKV’s exhibition on Disappearance, Loss of World and Escaping the World (PHOENIX Halle Dortmund, 2005), and conceptually extends the topic into new territories.


GONE TO CROATAN - STRATEGIES OF DISAPPEARANCE

With works by:
Bas Jan Ader (NL), Sebastian Buczek (PL), Erik Bünger (SE), Susanne Bürner (DE), Heath Bunting (UK), Eduard Buridan (FR), Collective Actions (RU), Hubert Czerepok (PL), Lara Favaretto (IT), Fischli & Weiss (CH), Pawel Freisler (PL), Goldin+Senneby (SE), Lukas Jiricka / Paul Wirkus (CZ/DE), Jiří Kovanda (CZ), Tomasz Kowalski (PL), Katarzyna Krakowiak (PL), Jacek Kryszkowski (PL), Zbigniew Libera (PL), Andrzej Partum (PL), Agnieszka Polska (PL), Leszek Przyjemski (PL), Robert Rumas (PL), Daniel Rumiancew (PL), Syreny TV (PL), Adam Witkowski (PL), Julita Wójcik (PL), Ziemia Mindel Würm (PL)

Curated by:
Robert Rumas (Gdansk) and Daniel Muzyczuk (Torun)

Opening: Friday, 3 June 2011, 6 pm, HMKV at the Dortmunder U (6th floor)
Welcome: Dr. Andreas Broeckmann, Founding Director of the Dortmunder U
Greeting: Peter Landmann, Head of the Cultural Department of the Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Welcome: Dr. Inke Arns, Artistic Director HMKV
On the exhibition: Daniel Muzyczuk (Torun) and Robert Rumas (Gdansk), exhibition curators

Location:
Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV)
Dortmunder U (6th floor)
Leonie-Reygers-Terasse
44137 Dortmund
 
Duration:
4 June – 14 August 2011
 
Opening hours:
Tue – Wed 10:00 – 18:00
Thu – Fri 10:00 – 20:00
Sat – Sun 11:00 – 18:00
Closed on Mondays
 
Admission:
5 € / 3 €
free admission from Friday, 3 June, 6 pm until Sunday, 5 June, 6 pm

Guided exhibition tours:
Each Thursday at 19:00 and each Sunday at 17:00
HMKV at the Dortmunder U, 6th floor (included in the admission)
If you would like to book a private guided tour, please contact us via our office.


Events (selection):

Saturday, 4 June 2011, 4 pm
Tour of the exhibition with the curators Daniel Muzyczuk (Torun), Robert Rumas (Gdansk) and Inke Arns (artistic director HMKV, Dortmund)

Sunday, 3 July 2011, 4 pm
Guided exhibition tour for children (included in the admission)

Sunday, 3 July, 6 pm
Performance and talk with Sabine Hänsgen (member of Kollektive Aktionen, Russia) and Inke Arns (artistic director HMKV, Dortmund)

Saturday, 6 August, until Sunday, 7 August, 11 am – 6 pm
„Status Project“ workshop with artist Heath Bunting (UK)


Partner 2011: Kunststiftung NRW
JUMP - Annual Sponsorship Award for art organisations by Kunststiftung NRW 2011

Main funders of HMKV:
Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund
Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

The exhibition is organised in cooperation with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute - www.iam.pl, www.culture.pl.

Supported by:
Centre of Contemporary Art ‘Znaki Czasu’, Torun (Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Znaki Czasu w Toruniu)
Polish Institute, Düsseldorf
City Life, Bochum

Media partner:
ARTE Creative creative.arte.tv
De:Bug
 
Website:
www.hmkv.de
 
Contact:
Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV)
Hoher Wall 15 (office)
44137 Dortmund
Tel: +49 (0)231 496642-0
Fax: +49 (0)231 496642-29
E-Mail: info@hmkv.de




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