Sun, 9/22/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U

Fri, 10/25/2019
Opening "Artists & Agents: Performance Art and Secret Services"
19:00 - 22:00 | Dortmunder U


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Artists & Agents – Performance Art and Secret Services

Exhibition | Dortmunder U | 10/26/2019 - 03/22/2020

Sohrab Hura: The Lost Head and the Bird

Video of the Month | Dortmunder U | 09/01/2019 - 09/30/2019

The Alt-Right Complex – On Right-Wing Populism Online

Exhibition | Dortmunder U | 03/30/2019 - 09/22/2019

Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”

Event | Dortmunder U | 03/31/2019 - 09/22/2019


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12. December 2011
DSW21 supports HMKV's work with a donation of 100.000 €

DSW21 (Dortmunder Stadtwerke AG) supports HMKV's work with 100.000 €. On Monday, 12 Dec, Guntram Pehlke (CEO of DSW21) handed over the donation to Dr. Inke Arns (artistic director HMKV) and Frauke Hoffschulte (managing director HMKV).

07. December 2011
Video about THE OIL SHOW online at ARTE Creative

Aischa Butt and David Figura directed and produced a short video about THE OIL SHOW which is online at ARTE Creative.

19. November 2011
Radio features about The Oil Show (in German)

Radio features about The Oil Show were broadcast on WDR 5 (Scala, 11 Nov 2011, by Peter Backof), WDR 3 (Resonanzen, 11 Nov 2011, by Peter Backof) and DeutschlandradioKultur, 12 Nov 2011, 23:05 (Die Endlichkeit der Welt, by Anette Schneider).

09. October 2011
Industrial on Tour mission successfully completed

After stops in Gdansk, Tarnów, Kraków and Bytom the "Industrial on Tour" project came to an end on 8 October with a programme at the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź. Check of the HMKV Blog for a documentation of the entire trip! Now the fellow travellers are working on the "Industrial on Tour" book which will be published in early 2012.

14. September 2011
Free admission for students for HMKV's exhibitions

HMKV offers all students free admission to its exhibitions on the third floor of the Dortmunder U - from the start of the winter semester 2011/2012 until Sunday, December 18, 2011 (a valid student ID is required).

13. September 2011
Record attendance at the opening of the Japan Media Arts Festival

During the opening weekend of the Japan Media Arts Festival, a total of 2.500 visitors participated in the exhibition opening, the concert of Momoiro Clover Z and Hatsune Miku, the DJ and VJ sets, the live streaming of the Final Media Dommune and the film programme at the Dortmunder U.

11. September 2011
60.000+ viewers at The Final Media Dommune

During yesterday's live streaming of The Final Media Dommune Tokyo from the Japan Media Arts Festival at the Dortmunder U more than 60.000 viewers have twittered 30.000+ messages - www.dommune.com

26. August 2011
Japan Media Arts Festival (JMAF) trailer on ARTE Creative

The video trailer for the Japan Media Arts Festival (JMAF) (Sept 10 - Oct 2, 2011, opening on Sept 9) produced by NHK International is available on HMKV's ARTE Creative channel.

14. August 2011
Main entrance of Dortmunder U blocked

Due to construction work on the roof terrace of the Dortmunder U the main entrance and the Leonie-Reygers square will not be accessible from 2 August 2011. However, the Dortmunder U will be accessible via the Southern side entrance on Emil-Moog square.

08. August 2011
red dot award: communications design 2011 for TRUST

HMKV's exhibition catalogue TRUST (2010), designed by the creative agency labor b, received the red dot award: communications design 2011 (category Editorial).

02. August 2011
HMKV celebrates 15 year anniversary

In 1996, Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV) was founded in Dortmund. In the followings years, HMKV, through its successful and prize-winning program of contemporary and experimental art put Dortmund on the map of the international media art circuit. We are celebrating! Have a look at the (German) press release ...

01. August 2011
Videos and audio podcasts on Proto Anime Cut

Audiovisual reports about the exhibition Proto Anime Cut: Deutschlandradio, Corso (Audio-Podcast), 8 July 2011; LAB2010.tv, (Videobericht), 16 July 2011; ARTE Creative (Videobericht),19 July 2011.

10. July 2011
HMKV offers guided tours twice a week (Thu and Sun)

"Gone to Croatan - Strategies of Disappearance" (6th floor): Thu 7 pm (After-Work), Sun 5 pm; "Proto Anime Cut - Spaces and Visions in Japanese Animation" (3rd floor): Thu 6 pm (After-Work), Sun 4 pm. The guided tours are included in the admission of 5/3 € (in German).

19. June 2011
Two videos about Gone to Croatan online

On view at HMKV's dedicated ARTE Creative Channel at http://creative.arte.tv/fr/space/Hartware_MedienKunstVerein/messages/ (8 June 2011) and on 2010LAB.tv at http://www.2010lab.tv/video/hinter-den-kulissen-der-ausstellung-gone-croatan (1 June 2011).

03. May 2011
Two videos about Barbara Breitenfellner: Dream of an Exhibition

Breitenfellner: The video on our ARTE Creative channel shows the setting up of Barbara Breitenfellner's exhibition: http://creative.arte.tv/de/space/Hartware_MedienKunstVerein/ 2010LAB.tv also published a video documenting the exhibition: http://www.2010lab.tv/video/hinter-den-kulissen-traum-einer-ausstellung-von-barbara-breitenfellner

26. January 2011
HMKV nominated for ADKV-ART COLOGNE Award 2011

HMKV has been nominated for the third time for the ADKV-ART COLOGNE Award 2011 for Art Associations (Kunstvereine) (previous nominations in 2007 and 2008). The prize awards the innovative exhibiton practice and intermediary work of a Kunstverein. More information at http://www.kunstvereine.de/web/index.php?id=20

15. January 2011
Programme preview 2011 online

HMKV's extensive programme for 2011 is online. The next exhibition opening - Barbara Breitenfellner: Traum einer Ausstellung - is schedued for Friday, 11 March 2011 at 6 pm.

01. January 2011
HMKV receives the JUMP Annual Sponsorship Award of Kunststiftung NRW 2011

Hartware MedienKunstVerein receives the 2011 JUMP Annual Sponsorship Award for art organisations by Kunststiftung NRW. The 2011 programme convinced the Kunststiftung NRW "by its professionalism and its orginality." The press release calls HMKV "one of the most agile centers of contemporary art in Germany". We are celebrating! 


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