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    • Guided Tours at HMKV

      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

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

      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
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      (up to 25 persons, available in German, English and in sign language)
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      guided tour, reduced fee**
      * plus entry fee
      ** for groups of students, school classes etc

      To book a guided tour we kindly ask you to 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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© Anastasiia Zhyvkova, The Edges of Gilea

PREVIEW: The Border

Dortmunder U | 6th Floor | 11/25/2017 - 04/08/2018

Opening: Friday, 24 November 2017

Where does Asia begin, where does Europe end? Where does Asia end, where does Europe begin? The exhibition The Border explores and reflects on borders of various kinds: as territorial inclusion or exclusion, as cultural or social dividing line, as an instrument to distinguish between “us” and “them”. The geographical and cultural border between Europe and Asia is the topical thread running through the exhibition. The project approaches this topic from an artistic standpoint and directs its gaze beyond a purely political and economic perspective to include a cultural, artistic, personal or even humoristic dimension.  A younger generation of artists has been commissioned to create new artworks and will present their reflections and insights in a traveling exhibition in Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and Germany, accompanied by local symposia/workshops with local actors and German partners.

With works by Umida Achmedova & Oleg Karpov (Taschkent, Usbekistan), Alisa Berger (Köln, Deutschland), Aytegin Djumailiev (Bischkek, Kirgisien), Natalya Dyu (Almaty, Kasachstan), Saule Dyussenbina (Almaty, Kasachstan), Farhad Farzaliyev (Baku,Aserbaidschan), Hamlet Hovsepian (Ashnak, Armenien), Katya Isaeva (Moskau, Russland), Olga Jitlina (Sankt Petersburg, Russland), Anton Karmanov (Nowosibirsk, Russland), Alina Kopytsa (Kiew, Ukraine), Gaisha Madanova (Almaty, Kasachstan / München, Deutschland), Taus Makhacheva (Moskau, Russland), Eleonore de Montesquiou (Berlin, Deutschland), Stanislaw Mucha (Berlin, Deutschland), Marat Raiymkulov (Bischkek, Kirgisien), Alla Rumyantseva & Alexey Rumyantsev (Duschanbe, Tadschikistan), Sergey Shabohin (Minsk, Belarus), Sophia Tabatadze, Nadia Tsulukidze «Khinkali Juice» (Tiflis, Georgien), Alexander Ugay (Almaty, Kasachstan), Viron Erol Vert (Berlin, Deutschland), Where Dogs Run (Jekatarinburg, Russland), Anastasiia Zhyvkova (Kiev, Ukraine)

Curated by Dr. Inke Arns und Thibaut de Ruyter

„The Border” is an exhibition project of Goethe Institute with stations in Moscow, Kiev, Minsk, Tbilisi, Dortmund, and in Central Asia.

Funders and Partners
Supported by
Auswärtiges Amt

Main Funders of HMKV
Dortmunder U - Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität

Media Partners

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