EXHIBITION

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Program

NEW INDUSTRIES FESTIVAL
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OPENING
Friday 13 September 2013, 7 pm
Documentation, 14 September 2013 – 26 January 2014

NEW INDUSTRIES FESTIVAL:
Requiem for a Bank

Exhibition, 14 September 2013 – 26 January 2014
Installation, 14 September 2013 – 26 January 2014

NEW INDUSTRIES FESTIVAL:
Moving Types – Letters in Motion

Exhibition, 28 September 2013 – 02 March 2014, Opening: Friday, 27 September 2013, 7 pm

NEW INDUSTRIES FESTIVAL:
Ruhrban / Between Places

Exhibition, 09 October – 17 November 2013, Opening: Tuesday, 08 October 2013, 7 pm

NEW INDUSTRIES FESTIVAL:
machina eX - Hedge Knights

Live-Adventure-Game, 03 – 05 October 2013

NEW INDUSTRIES FESTIVAL:
Jens Heitjohann - I promise, I am the future

Performance Tour, 13, 20, 27 October, 03, 10 and 17 November 2013

Conference, 16 – 19 January 2014

Artist

Axel Braun (DE)

NEW INDUSTRIES FESTIVAL: Axel Braun – To the benefit of a society of tomorrow for which we build today – Installation

Dortmunder U | 3rd Floor | 09/14/2013 - 01/26/2014

Axel Braun’s project Zugunsten einer Gesellschaft von morgen, für die wir heute schon bauen (To the benefit of the society of tomorrow for which we are building today) explores the history and architecture of the WestLB. The bank’s branch in Dortmund has been dominating the cityscape since the late 1970s as one of its most renowned and conspicuous buildings. This futuristic-utopistic colossus, with its extensive terraces, towers and rounded cladding, was designed by Harald Deilmann, who is also responsible for the bank’s branches in Münster, Düsseldorf and later Luxembourg. On 30 June 2012 the bank was dismantled after a series of wrong decisions, bad speculation and unlawful connections with federal politics brought it to the brink of collapse. Braun’s work examines what happened to the social and economic utopias of the 1970s and how they left their mark on the architecture of their time. Braun investigates the bank’s history, revealing how the dismay of the WestLB reflects the development of market economy in North Rhine-Westphalia and the globalisation of financial markets.

For the presentation of his findings, Braun has conceived a special display using authentic replicas and original construction elements of the former WestLB in Dortmund. Inside this architectural setting the artist will present the found objects and footage that have emerged from his research. An extensive publication will complete his project.

Curated by Fabian Saavedra-Lara.

Opening: Friday 13 September 2013, 7 pm, foyer of the Dortmunder U

Funders:
Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund
Ministerium für Familie Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW
Sparkasse Dortmund
DSW21
Generously supported by Kunststiftung NRW.

Generously supported by Stiftung Zukunft NRW.


Media partners
ARTE Creative
De:Bug
Ruhrgestalten


Press

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EVENTS

Thu, 11/23/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 11/26/2017
Public Guided Tour “The Storming of the Winter Palace” + “The Border”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 11/26/2017
Guided Tour with the Curator ”The Border“
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 11/26/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 11/30/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sat, 12/2/2017
Guided Tour with the Curator ”The Storming of the Winter Palace“
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 12/3/2017
Family Sunday “Afro-Tech”
12:00 - 17:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 12/3/2017
Guided tour for children “Afro-Tech”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 12/3/2017
Public Guided Tour “The Storming of the Winter Palace” + “The Border”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 12/3/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 12/7/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 12/10/2017
Public Guided Tour “The Storming of the Winter Palace” + “The Border”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 12/10/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 12/14/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 12/17/2017
Public Guided Tour “The Storming of the Winter Palace” + “The Border”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 12/17/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 12/21/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 12/24/2017
Public Guided Tour “The Storming of the Winter Palace” + “The Border”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 12/24/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Tue, 12/26/2017
Public Guided Tour “The Storming of the Winter Palace” + “The Border”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Tue, 12/26/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 12/28/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 12/31/2017
Public Guided Tour “The Storming of the Winter Palace” + “The Border”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 12/31/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 1/4/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 1/7/2018
Public Guided Tour “The Storming of the Winter Palace” + “The Border”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 1/7/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 1/11/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 1/14/2018
Public Guided Tour “The Storming of the Winter Palace” + “The Border”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 1/14/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U