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DIRECTION & OPENING HOURS

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TICKETS & GUIDED TOURS

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    • Guided Tours at Dortmunder U

      Free guided tours
      free guided tours take approx. 45 min and are included in the entry fee. No pre-booking required.

      free public tour
      each sunday – 3. floor at  Dortmunder U

      free after-work tour
      each thursday – 3. floor at  Dortmunder U






      4 pm


      6 pm
      Guided tour for children
      On the 1st Sunday of each month there is a fun family tour for all ages.
      Young visitors can also participate in a paper chase during opening hours to get to know the exhibition in a playful way.
      (All family activities are in German language only.)

      3 pm
      Guided group tours
      (up to 25 persons, available in German, English and in sign language)

      guided tour, regular fee*
      guided tour, reduced fee**
      * plus entry fee
      ** for groups of students, school classes etc

      To book a guided tour we kindly ask you to fill in the required data in the online form on the exhibition page or simply call or email us.
      info(a)hmkv.de / ++49 231 496642-0.
      The tours take approx. 45 min.
      Please book 7 days in advance.




      60,00 €*
      40,00 €*
      Guided tours for teachers and educational staff
      booking procedure as above
      free of charge
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GUIDED TOURS

Every Thursday at 6 pm
Every Sunday at 4 pm

More guided tours here.

Artists

Bettina Allamoda (DE)
Jordi Colomer (ES)
Darco FBI (FR)
EVOL (DE)
Darko Fritz (HR)
Anne-Valérie Gasc (FR)
Niklas Goldbach (DE)
Freya Hattenberger & Peter Simon (DE/PL)
Alekos Hofstetter (DE)
Martin Kohout (CZ)
Aglaia Konrad (AT/BE)
Nicolas Moulin (FR)
Reto Müller (CH)
Andrea Pichl (DE)
Heidi Specker (DE)
Philip Topolovac (DE)
Kay Walkowiak (AT)
Ruben Woodin Dechamps & Oscar Hudson (UK)
Tobias Zielony (DE)

© Jordi Colomer, Anarchitekton (Bucharest), 2003 / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

The Brutalism Appreciation Society

Dortmunder U | 3rd Floor | 04/08/2017 - 09/24/2017

Opening: Friday, 7 April 2017

In the mid-1950s, the architectural style known as Brutalism emerged in the United Kingdom. It is characterized by exposed concrete walls and building materials such as metal and bricks. Today it is increasingly vanishing from the urban landscape, since these buildings, most of which are not protected as historical landmarks, are gradually being demolished.

At the same time, fan groups are forming, also in the Internet. They include, for example, the Facebook group The Brutalism Appreciation Society, whose 50,000+ members work to preserve the remains of urban architecture of the 1950s and 1960s. Inspired by the activities of this group, the exhibition The Brutalism Appreciation Society is showing 21 international artists who are engaging with the Brutalist architectural style of postwar modernism as well as a selection of contributions from the eponymous Facebook group.

The HMKV exhibition is being presented in parallel to Documenta in Kassel and Skulptur Projekte in Münster.

Good news: In February, HMKV has been nominated for the sixth time for the ADKV-ART COLOGNE Award for Art Associations (after 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2014)! We are celebrating this together with all the other 20 nominees and are looking forward to the award ceremony on 28 April 2017. Keep your fingers crossed ...

Please mark this in your calendars: From 7 October 2017 – 25 February 2018 the exhibition SOS Brutalism – Save the Concrete Monsters will take place in the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. SOS Brutalism is a project by DAM and Wüstenrot Stiftung. For the first time Brutalist architecture built between 1953 and 1979 will be presented in a global overview. The data base www.SOSBrutalism.org is supported by the online magazine BauNetz.

 

The Brutalism Appreciation Society
HMKV at the Dortmunder U
8 April - 24 September 2017

An exhibition with contributions by Bettina Allamoda (DE), Jordi Colomer (ES), Darco FBI (DE/FR), EVOL (DE), Darko Fritz (HR), Anne-Valérie Gasc (FR), Niklas Goldbach (DE), Freya Hattenberger & Peter Simon (DE/PL), Alekos Hofstetter (DE), Martin Kohout (CZ), Aglaia Konrad (AT/BE), Nicolas Moulin (FR), Reto Müller (CH), Andrea Pichl (DE), Heidi Specker (DE), Philip Topolovac (DE), Kay Walkowiak (AT), Ruben Woodin Dechamps & Oscar Hudson (UK), Tobias Zielony (DE)

Curated by Inke Arns

Admission 5 € / 2,50 € reduced

Funders and Partners

Funded by:
Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW
Kunststiftung NRW
LWL Kulturstiftung

Supported by:
Wüstenrot Stiftung

Main Funder of HMKV:
Dortmunder U - Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität

Media Partners:
Heimatdesign
bodo
coolibri



Press

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