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Participating artists:

Andreas Amrhein (DE)
Eva Baales (DE)
Markus Bertuch (DE)
Peter Beste (US)
Lars Borges (DE)
Martin Brand (DE)
Sergey Bratkov (UA)
Kimberly Clark (NL)
Denis Darzacq (FR)
Etoy (CH)
Cao Fei (CN)
Matthias Fritsch (DE)
Daniel & Geo Fuchs (DE)
Nan Goldin (USA)
Marti Guixé (ES)
Andreas Gursky (DE)
Cosima Hanebeck (DE)
Alfred Jansen (DE)
Kora Jünger (DE)
Olga Kessler (DE)
Tim Knapen (BE)
Joan Leandre (ES)
Frederic Le Bain (FR)
Loretta Lux (DE)
Susanna Majuri (FI)
Hellen van Meene (NL)
Björn Melhus (DE)
Matthias Meyer (DE)
Ho Tzu Nyen (SG)
Sabine Otto (DE)
SOSka Group (UA)
Stefan Panhans (DE)
Marion Poussier (FR)
Jussi Puikkonen (FI)
L.A. Raeven (NL)
Birgit Richard (DE)
Römer & Römer (DE)
Oliver Sieber (DE)
Sauli Sirviö (FI)
Slinkachu (UK)
Cornelia Sollfrank (DE)
Wolfgang Stahr (DE)
Jürgen Teller (DE)
Albrecht Tübke (DE)
Bernd Uhlig (DE)
Zsolt Vasarhelyi (HU)
Ari Versluis & Ellie Uyttenbroek (NL)
Tanja Vujinovic (SI)
Marcel Wanders (DE)
Charlie White (US)
Chen Yun (CN)
Tobias Zielony (DE)
Irina Zikuschka (DE)

inter-cool 3.0 - Youth Image Media

Dortmunder U | 09/17/2010 - 11/28/2010

Grime, Cosplay and Bling Bling: inter-cool 3.0, a large interactive exhibition at Dortmunder U, presents global and local image and media worlds by more than 70 renowned media artists and adolescents.

Bodies, identities and subcultures have long since been an integral part of the discourse on youth cultures. These and other topics are at the core of the art exhibition inter-cool 3.0 organized from 17 September to 28 November 2010 at the Dortmunder U by the Hartware MedienKunstVerein, the Goethe University Frankfurt, and the Cultural Office of the City of Dortmund. Conceived by Prof. Dr. Birgit Richard in the framework of TWINS:RUHR 2010, inter-cool 3.0 is an exhibition for and with rather than about teenagers. Through photographs, videos, street art, paintings, drawings, interactive installations, everyday objects (T-shirts, record covers and footwear), performances, design, fashion, music, social networks and fan art, adolescents and young emerging artists provide glimpses into their everyday life. By doing so, they address issues which are relevant not only to them, such as virtual and material communities, street life, education, self-styling, styles, friendship, love, self-finding, politics, body issues and communication. The participants express themselves in their respective media and imagery, whether goths, scouts, ravers, normalos, gangsta rappers, punks, cosplayers, members of the London grime scene, breakers, emos, hooligans, glamour kids, teenage beach vacationers and many more. The portraits of youth shown in this exhibition are the work of teenagers from France, Great Britain, Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Poland, Russia, the USA, Australia, Singapore and China. Alongside works by established artists the exhibition comprises contributions submitted by teenagers in the framework of a special competition. An international project, inter-cool 3.0 is curated by Prof. Birgit Richard from the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, and Dr. Inke Arns, Hartware MedienKunstVerein Dortmund. The exhibition focuses on contemporary strategies on identities and on the debate on reality and fake worlds while analyzing how teenagers address other subcultures. The exhibition furthermore asks how teenagers use public spaces and how they view their body and approach the notion of nationality. Photographs, objects, clips and interactive installations document the codes, communities, club and music culture of teenagers, providing visitors with a first-hand experience of their individual or collective life environments and identities. For this purpose a special exhibition architecture was developed, which alludes to teenagers’ rooms.

The exhibition inter-cool 3.0 opens at 6 pm on 17 September with a set by the Beatplantation-DJ Désirée and DJ Dash at Dortmunder U. The project’s interactive Internet platform www.inter-cool.de allows viewers to see and comment the artworks. inter-cool 3.0 cooperates a.o. with the SEE YOU Jugend.Kultur.Preis.Festival NRW and RUHR.2010, which take place at the same time around the Dortmunder U. inter-cool 3.0 is sponsored by TWINS:RUHR.2010, the Cultural Office of the City of Dortmund and the Hans Böckler Foundation. After its display at Dortmunder U, the exhibition will travel to Great Britain, Austria and Finland. inter-cool 3.0 – an interactive, intensive and cool exhibition that takes a fresh look at the world of teenagers.

More information on the exhibition can be obtained from www.inter-cool.de


Press selection:

Jens Mayer, "Ausstellung im Dortmunder U zum Thema Jugendkulturen startet", 2010lab.tv, September 2010, http://www.2010lab.tv/blog/inter-cool-30-die-ausstellung-im-dortmunder-u-zum-thema-jugendkulturen

Michael Blatt, "Projektleiterin Birgit Richard im Interview - Jugendliche wissen viel besser Bescheid", 2010lab.tv, September 2010, http://www.2010lab.tv/blog/inter-cool-30-projektleiterin-birgit-richard-im-interview-jugendliche-wissen-viel-besser-besche

Riberi, Jan Plotke und Martin Krämer, "inter-cool 3.0-Ausstellung im Interview", Radio Tief im Westen / 91,2, 12. Oktober 2010

Prinz, "Im Dortmunder Hartware MedienKunstVerein zeigt die inter-cool 3.0 Medienwelten von jungen Erwachsenen", Prinz Stadtmagazine, September 2010, http://duesseldorf.prinz.de/veranstaltungen/inter-cool-30-kunst-kultur,938684,1,EventSchedule.html

Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, "Fritsch bei inter-cool 3.0 - Alumnus Matthias Fritsch in Dortmunder Ausstellung", Newsletter und Homepage der Staatlichen Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, September 2010, http://www.hfg-karlsruhe.de/news/fritsch-bei-inter-cool-30.html

Caroline Schlosser, "Gib mir fünf! - Tipps der Woche - Die fünf Tipps der Woche", ART, 23. September 2010, http://www.art-magazin.de/kunst/33745/gib_mir_fuenf_tipps_der_woche

Gesellschaft FREUNDE DER KÜNSTE, "inter-cool 3.0: Jugend - Bild - Medien", Gesellschaft FREUNDE DER KÜNSTE, 22. September 2010, http://www.freundederkuenste.de

K.A., "intercool 3.0 ft. Desiree & Dash @ Dortmunder U", dnbszene.de, September 2010, http://dnbszene.de/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=18123

Simone Melenk „Jugend als Baustelle - die coole Schau" WAZ, 17.09.2010, http://www.derwesten.de/staedte/dortmund/kultur/Jugend-als-Baustelle-die-coole-Schau-id3723764.html

Knut Vahlensieck, "inter-cool 3.0", Der Westen,17. September 2010,

Anton Waldt, "de:bug presents: inter-cool 3.0", de:bug, September 2010,

Anja Scheve, "Eine unfertige Welt", in Mitbestimmung, Oktober 2010, Download (1,3MB)


inter-cool 3.0


Exhibition of the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Hartware MedienKunstVerein Dortmund and Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund at the Dortmunder U – Center for Art and Creativity

September 17 – November 28, 2010

Concept, Idea and Project Lead:
Prof. Dr. Birgit Richard (DE)

Prof. Dr. Birgit Richard (DE), Dr. Inke Arns (DE)

Project management and organization:
Kathleen Blümel
Harry Wolff

Assistence Project management and organization:
Dr. Jutta Zaremba
Jan Grünwald
Marcus Recht
Jelena Jazo
Florence Jimenez Otto

Managing director HMKV:
Frauke Hoffschulte

Intern HMKV:
Vera Drebusch

Public Relations:
Harry Wolff M.A.
Steffen Korthals M.A.

Pedagogical concept for schools, kids and youth:
Dr. Jutta Zaremba

Exhibition architecture:
Architekturbüro Müller Darmstadt

Technical directors HMKV:
Uwe Gorski, Stephan Karass

Project management: Marcus Recht, Laura Härtel
Structure: Manuel Mousiol
Design: Christian Raab
Relaunch: Radau – Gestaltung!

Web 2.0 applications:
Jelena Jazo
Marie Kronauer

Youth Culture Archive:
Nina Mahr
Laura Härtel
Jan Grünwald

Scientific publication / catalogue:
Prof. Dr. Birgit Richard, Prof. Dr. Heinz-Herrmann Krüger (eds.): inter-cool 3.0 – Jugend-Bild-Medien. Ein Kompendium zur aktuellen Jugendkulturforschung. Wilhelm Fink Verlag, München 2010. AutorInnen u.a. Micha Brumlik, Wilhelm Heitmeyer, Ronald Hitzler, Eva Krimminich, Christoph Jacke, Thomas Macho, S.J. Schmidt, Manfred Schneider.

Scientific advisor:
Prof. Dr. Heinz-Hermann Krüger

Friday, September 17, 2010, 18:00, free admission
Due to a limited capacity of 200 visitors per floor you might have to wait a little ... but not too long! Come and join us ...

Friday, September 17, 2010 - Sunday, November 28, 2010

HMKV im Dortmunder U – Center for Art and Creativity, 3rd floor, Leonie-Reygers-Terrasse, 44137 Dortmund

Opening hours:
Tue + Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu + Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat + Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Closed on Mondays
On Monday, Nov 1, the Dortmunder U will remain closed.

5 Euro / 3 Euro (concessions)
Keeping the entrance 'ticket' at the wrist allows you to come back to see the exhibition whenever you want, for an unlimited number of times.

Guided exhibition tours:
Each Sunday at 16:00 (in German)
Tours with the curator Prof. Dr. Birgit Richard: Friday, October 8, October 15, November 12 (for school kids) at 17:00 (in German)

Special events:
-- Friday, November 19, 2010: inter-cool 3.0 slam = multimedia reading with the authors of inter-cool 3.0 jugend bild medien, published by Wilhelm Fink Verlag, München 2010
-- Saturday, November 27, 2010: Prize ceremony for the competition

Funded by:
Kulturbüro der Stadt Dortmund
Hans Böckler Stiftung

Cooperations (regional):
SEE YOU Jugend.Kultur.Preis.Festival NRW und RUHR.2010 der Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Kulturpädagogische Dienste/ Jugendkunstschulen NRW e.V. vom 16. bis 19. September rund um das Dortmunder U – Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität,
Universität Dortmund
Fachhochschule Dortmund
Universität Duisburg-Essen

Cooperations (international) and further exhibition venues:
k-haus am Karlsplatz (Mag. Peter Bogner) in Vienna, Austria
Museum für Arbeit Werstas (Kalle Kallio, Museum für Arbeit, und Pekka Niskanen, University of Tampere) in Tampere, Finland
A cooperation with TWINS:RUHR.2010 partner city Leeds, Great Britain, has been confirmed.

Contact HMKV:
Hartware MedienKunstVerein (office)
Güntherstraße 65, 44143 Dortmund
Telefon (0231) 823 106
email: info@hmkv.de

Contact Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main:
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität
Institut für Kunstpädagogik
Ausstellung inter-cool / Harry Wolff
Sophienstraße 1-3
60487 Frankfurt am Main
Telefon: (069) 798 23 947
email: H.Wolff@kunst.uni-frankfurt.de

Media partner
City Life


For press handouts and photos please visit our press section.


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