EXHIBITION

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INFORMATION

EXHIBITION BOOKLET here (PDF)

12-page special feature of The Storming of the Winter Palace, in: Diaphanes Art. Fiction. Discourse, Issue 2 "Fatal Conjunctions", Summer 2017, pp. 86-97

GUIDED TOURS
Every Sunday at 3 pm

More guided tours here.

Artists

Chto Delat
Nikolai Evreinov
Waldemar Fydrych (Orange Alternative)
Cristina Lucas
Kazimir Malevich
Milo Rau - International Institut of Political Murder
Peter Watkins

Publications

Nikolai Evreinov: "The Storming of the Winter Palace", ed. by Inke Arns, Igor Chubarov, Sylvia Sasse, 344 pages, Zurich: diaphanes, 2017, table of contents at diaphanes.net [separate editions in German and English], 30,00 € (plus postage) --> order via HMKV

Sylvia Sasse, "Retouch = Attack, Or How Theatre Repaired History," Das Magazin #28, Kulturstiftung des Bundes, 2017

Special on "The Storming of the Winter Palace", Diaphanes Magazine No. 2, 2017

Press reviews Zurich

"Der Sturm auf den Winterpalast - Forensik eines Bildes", Radio Corax, 8. November 2017

Sylvia Sasse, "«Sturm auf den Winterpalast» 1922: Warum ein Bild retuschiert wurde", Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 28. Oktober 2017

Alice Henkes: "Das grosse Symbolbild der Revolution – es ist gefälscht", in SRF, 22. Oktober 2017

Daniela Jansen, "Eine Fotografie geht um", WOZ, 5. Oktober 2017 (PDF, 295 KB)

Design: Nathow & Geppert

The Storming of the Winter Palace - Forensics of an Image

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

In 2017 the October Revolution will have its hundredth anniversary. On this occasion, the project The Storming of the Winter Palace will be dedicated to the photograph that has become the symbol of that revolution more than any other: The Storming of the Winter Palace. The photograph is not, however, of the historical event itself but rather of a theatrical enactment of it. In 1920 the Russian stage director and drama theorist Nikolai Evreinov was commissioned to reenact the taking of the Winter Palace for the third anniversary of the revolution. The storming itself had never occurred in the form presented here. And yet a photograph of a theatrical event became a “historical document.” The exhibition "The Storming of the Winter Palace: Forensics of an Image" presents all of the surviving images of the reenactment of 1920 (a film, ca. 75 photographs) and the process of the photograph becoming a “document” in the Soviet historiography in illustrated volumes, textbooks, newspaper reporting, and exhibitions. In addition to a meticulous reconstruction of the scene of the photograph, contemporary artists have been invited to produce new works that respond to or comment on Evreinov and address the themes of history, memory, reenactment, and repetition.

With works by Chto Delat, Nikolai Evreinov, Waldemar Fydrych (Orange Alternative), Cristina Lucas, Kazimir Malevich, Milo Rau, Peter Watkins, and others

Curated by Dr. Inke Arns (HMKV) and Prof. Dr. Sylvia
Sasse (Universität Zürich)

Funders and Partners

Funded by
Kulturstiftung des Bundes
Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW
Swiss National Science Foundation

Co-operation partner
Universität Zürich (CH)

Partners
Gessnerallee, Zurich (CH), Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz (PL)

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

Media partner
HEIMATDESIGN



Press

For press handouts and photos please visit our press section.

EVENTS

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



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
Family Sunday “Afro-Tech”
12:00 - 17:00 | 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
Guided tour for children “Afro-Tech”
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



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



Sun, 1/21/2018
Public Guided Tour “The Storming of the Winter Palace” + “The Border”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 1/21/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 1/25/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 1/28/2018
Public Guided Tour “The Storming of the Winter Palace” + “The Border”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 1/28/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 2/1/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 2/4/2018
Public Guided Tour “The Storming of the Winter Palace” + “The Border”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 2/4/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 2/8/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 2/11/2018
Public Guided Tour “The Storming of the Winter Palace” + “The Border”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 2/11/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 2/15/2018
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U