09. October 2021 - 06. March 2022 Dortmunder U, Level 3

– in the framework of "beuys 2021. 100 jahre joseph beuys“ of the State of NRW –

With the figure of the shaman that Joseph Beuys cultivated throughout his career as its starting point, this exhibition focuses on "techno-shamanistic" artistic positions today. The artists in question not only regard shamanism as a technology in its own right, they also use other (speculative) technologies to seek out shamanic energies. Many of the tropes that Beuys so iconically employed to heal and transform society, to cultivate a spiritual connection with the environment, to overcome the power and the logic of capital are now deployed by contemporary artists, who thus update his strategies and questions for the digital age.

In the right column you will find links to our three-part video series Deep Talk Technoshamanism – with curator Inke Arns, as well as with artists knowbotiq, Jana Kerima Stolzer and Lex Rütten.


Image: Key Visual of the exhibition "Technoshamanism", HMKV Hartware MedienKunstVerein at  the Dortmunder U, 09 October 2021 – 06 March 2022. Design: Nathow & Geppert using works by Suzanne Treister, Transformella, Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy

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