EXHIBITION

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»Sturm auf den Winterpalast«, unretuschierte Variante und vermutetes Original des theatrales Reenactments auf dem Palastplatz, Sankt Petersburg, 1920, von Nikolaj Evreinov (Regisseur), u.a. Foto: CGAKFFD SPb, Katalognummer Ar 86597

PREVIEW: The Storming of the Winter Palace - The Forensics of an Image

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

Opening: Friday, 24 November 2017

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 And yet a photograph of a theatrical event became a “historical document.”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 project The Storming of the Winter Palace: The Forensics of an Image presents all of the surviving images of the reenactment of 1920 (two films, ca. 100 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, three 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
Swiss National Science Foundation
Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW

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

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EVENTS

Tomorrow, 10/20/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Tomorrow, 10/20/2017
Opening of the exhibition “Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention” and the project week “AFRO-TECH FEST”
19:00 | Dortmunder U



Sat, 10/21/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Sat, 10/21/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Talks and lectures
11:00 - 19:00 | Dortmunder U



Sat, 10/21/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Jean-Pierre Bekolo - Les Saignantes
19:30 | Dortmunder U



Sat, 10/21/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Mike Huckaby Sun Ra DJ-Set (Support: Delicious Frequencies)
23:00 | Tanzcafé Oma Doris



Sun, 10/22/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Sun, 10/22/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Talks and lectures
11:00 - 19:00 | Werkhalle at Union Gewerbehof



Sun, 10/22/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Mon, 10/23/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Mon, 10/23/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Workshop Connecting Anyone to the Internet
18:00 | Rekorder II



Tue, 10/24/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Wed, 10/25/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Thu, 10/26/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Thu, 10/26/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 10/26/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Kapwani Kiwanga – Afrogalactica
20:00 | Dortmunder U



Fri, 10/27/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Fri, 10/27/2017
Lecture with DJ set, short film with live music, talk, Black Cyborg DJ set
19:00 | Künstlerhaus Dortmund



Sat, 10/28/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Exhibition. Talks. Performances. Workshops. Films. Music.
Dortmunder U



Sat, 10/28/2017
Curators' Tour: Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sat, 10/28/2017
AFRO-TECH FEST: Finale
21:00 | Rekorder



Sun, 10/29/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Tue, 10/31/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Wed, 11/1/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 11/2/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sat, 11/4/2017
Family Sunday “Afro-Tech”
12:00 - 17:00 | Dortmunder U



Sat, 11/4/2017
Guided tour for children “Afro-Tech”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 11/5/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Thu, 11/9/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
18:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 11/12/2017
Public Guided Tour “Afro-Tech”
16:00 | Dortmunder U