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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

Künstlerinnen

Claire Fontaine (FR)
Ilona Gaynor (UK)
Goldin+Senneby (SE)
Toril Johannessen (NO)
Jens Jarisch (with Dirk von Lowtzow) (DE)
Anja Kirschner (DE) and David Panos (GR)
Carmen Losmann (DE)
Aernout Mik (NL)
Zoe Papadopoulou (UK/CY)
Tobias Revell (UK)
Hans Richter (DE)
RYBN (FR)
Andrés Senra (ES)
Urban-Think Tank (VE/CH)
Gillian Wearing (UK)
Sislej Xhafa (Kosovo)

and others

NEW INDUSTRIES FESTIVAL: Requiem for a Bank – Exhibition

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

"Money ain't got no owners, only spenders."
(Omar Little, "The Wire")

"Aber der Teufel will, dass die künftigen Gegenwarten nicht unbedingt der gegenwärtigen Zukunft entsprechen müssen."
(Niklas Luhmann, "Die Wirtschaft der Gesellschaft")

The exhibition Requiem for a Bank examines new forms of industry, with a particular focus on the development of global financial markets since 1972 – a time when inflation, rising unemployment and successive oil crises combined with the emergence of new information technologies gave birth to a new kind of financial economy that was no longer dependent on real goods or services.

The artworks and projects in Requiem for a Bank visualise and comment on the development of financial markets, their modes of functioning, transformations in time and inherent weaknesses as well as the conceptions of money on which they are based. They are particularly interested in the consequences of the financialised economy on today’s working and living conditions, as financial value and the relationships between creditors and debtors are increasingly dominating all aspects of private and social life.

Another focus of the exhibition lies on various futuristic scenarios where digital media replace coins and paper money, global businesses merge with indebted Southern European countries, and governments are replaced by boards of administrators. Simultaneously, it outlines various democratic alternatives to the current economic systems.

Requiem for a Bank comprises works and projects by international artists from various disciplines such as media art, visual arts, performance and architecture. The exhibition is part of the NEW INDUSTRIES FESTIVAL by HMKV and is being presented jointly with the installation Zugunsten einer Gesellschaft von morgen, für die wir heute schon bauen (To the benefit of a society of tomorrow for which we build today) by artist Axel Braun. A programme of participatory performances will take place in Dortmund’s urban spaces.



Curated by Fabian Saavedra-Lara.

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

Organized by HMKV / Urbane Künste Ruhr

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

Generously supported by Stiftung Kulturhauptstadt RUHR.2010.
British Council
Königlich Norwegische Botschaft

Media partners
ARTE Creative
De:Bug
Ruhrgestalten


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