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Barbara Breitenfellner: Dream of an Exhibition

Dortmunder U | 03/12/2011 - 06/05/2011

Barbara Breitenfellner’s artistic practice bears witness to the fact that we live in a culture of ubiquitous imagery. The artist’s uncanny installations and collages derive from the observation that ‘(oneiric) images give rise to reality – a reality full of holes, corners and recesses’ (Jens Emil Sennewald). Over the past few years Breitenfellner has been collecting a series of dreams about art, which she put down in writing. For her first solo exhibition in a public gallery in Germany, she selected two dreams, which will be implemented as large-scale installations. In the first of the two dreams, ‘1 museum floor covered with 1 zigzag carpet (and) a fat sports car’ are said to play an important role, while the second dream was recorded as follows: ‘For days on end, Beuys made a performance in 1 space. Someone else (?) climbed on 1 lying gorilla with 1 fur on a platform – a rack that was moving upwards. In the end Beuys jumped from the rack like a winner in a circus.’

BARBARA BREITENFELLNER, born 1969 in Austria. Master of Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art (Prof. Douglas Gordon). Recent exhibitions in Paris, Wien and Berlin. Lives and works in Berlin.

12 March - 5 June 2011
Opening: Friday, 11 March 2011, 18:00

Curated by Inke Arns


Friday, 11 March 2011
18:00 Opening, with welcome addresses by Regina Wyrwoll, General Secretary of the Kunststiftung NRW, Jörg Stüdemann, City Director and Councillor in charge of Cultural Affairs of the City of Dortmund, and Dr. Inke Arns, Curator of the exhibition and Artistic Director of HMKV

Saturday, 12 March 2011
16:00 Tour of the exhibition with the artist Barbara Breitenfellner (Berlin) and Inke Arns (curator and artistic director of HMKV)

Saturday, 9 April 2011
16:00 Talk with Barbara Breitenfellner (artist, Berlin), Jens Emil Sennewald (art critic, Paris) and Ute Vorkoeper (art historian, Hamburg)

Thursday, 19 May 2011
18:00 Guided tour of the exhibition with the artist Barbara Breitenfellner and Inke Arns, curator and artistic director of HMKV
19:00 On the Aesthetics of the Dream: Barbara Breitenfellner in conversation with Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Reck (Kunsthochschule für Medien, Cologne)

Each Thursday at 18:00 and each Sunday at 16:00 HMKV offers guided exhibition tours (included in the admission).
Media coverage:
Hinter den Kulissen: Traum einer Ausstellung von Barbara Breitenfellner, 2010LAB.tv, 10. März 2011
Hartware Medienkunstverein im U-Turm: Barbara Breitenfellner zeigt ihre Träume, von Tilman Abegg, Ruhr Nachrichten, 10. März 2011
Traum-Kunst von Barbara Breitenfellner in Dortmund, von Marion Gay, Westfälischer Anzeiger, 10. März 2011
Traum einer Ausstellung: Die Künstlerin Barbara Breitenfellner im Dortmunder U, von Peter Backof, WDR 3 Resonanzen, Freitag, 11. März 2011 um 18:08 Uhr
Traum einer Ausstellung – Junge Kunst im Dortmunder U, von Simone Melenk, Der Westen, 11. März 2011
"Medienkunst ist ein strategischer Begriff" - Interview mit HMKV Leiterin Inke Arns (Teil 1), von Christian Caravante, 2010LAB.tv, 15. März 2011
"Medienkunst ist ein strategischer Begriff" - Interview mit HMKV Leiterin Inke Arns (Teil 2), von Christian Caravante, 2010LAB.tv, 16. März 2011
Barbara Breitenfellner: Dream of an Exhibition, ARTE Creative, 16. März 2011

Partner 2011: Kunststiftung NRW
JUMP - Annual Sponsorship Award for art organisations by Kunststiftung NRW

Main Funders of HMKV:
Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund
Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Supported by:
FTA – Film- und Theaterausstattung, Berlin

Media partner:
ARTE Creative creative.arte.tv


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