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Paula Bulling / Anne König
Simon Denny
DISNOVATION.ORG
Vera Drebusch & Florian Egermann
Dominic Gagnon
Szabolcs KissPál
Boris Ondreička
Milo Rau / IIPM – International Institute of Political Murder
Vanja Smiljanić
Jonas Staal
Nick Thurston
UBERMORGEN

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Land, Nick
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Spencer, Richard
Thiel, Peter
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Yiannopoulos, Milo

© e o t . essays on typography

SAVE THE DATE: The Alt-Right Complex – On Right-Wing Populism Online

Dortmunder U | Ebene 3 | 03/30/2019 - 09/22/2019

Opening: Friday, 29 March 2019, 7 pm

The alt-right, or alternative right, is a loosely connected and somewhat ill-defined grouping of white supremacists/white nationalists, white separatists, anti-Semites, neo-Nazis, neo-fascists, neo-Confederates, Holocaust deniers, conspiracy theorists and other far-right fringe hate groups, especially in the US. Alt-right beliefs have been described as isolationist, protectionist, anti-Semitic and white supremacist, frequently overlapping with neo-Nazism, identitarianism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia, anti-feminism, misogyny and homophobia, right-wing populism and the neoreactionary movement. The term drew considerable media attention and controversy during and after the 2016 United States presidential election.

The international group exhibition, curated by Inke Arns (HMKV), deals with forms of right-wing populism, which, especially today, use the Internet and „social media" to disseminate ideas. The Alt-Right Complex traces the development from a (sub)culture of transgression in online forums such as 4chan to platforms such as Breitbart News. The artists deal with memes (e.g. Pepe the Frog, probably the most famous symbol of the Trump followers), with figures such as Steve Bannon, flag worship, the prepper scene, White Supremacists and Dark Enlightenment. The exhibition is accompanied by a critical glossary that briefly explains the most important terms.

The Alt-Right Complex presents twelve projects by 16 artists from twelve countries: Germany, France, Great Britain, Canada, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland, Serbia and Slovakia.

Participating artists: Paula Bulling / Anne König (DE), Simon Denny (NZ), DISNOVATION.ORG (FR/PL), Vera Drebusch & Florian Egermann (DE), Dominic Gagnon (CA), Szabolcs KissPál (HU), Boris Ondreička (SK), Milo Rau, IIPM – International Institute of Political Murder (CH/DE), Vanja Smiljanić (SR), Jonas Staal (NL), Nick Thurston (GB), UBERMORGEN (CH/AT)

The exhibition The Alt-Right Complex will include performances, discussions with artists and a series of lectures ("The Kids Are Alt-Right"). All dates at www.hmkv.de

As part of the opening of The Alt-Right Complex, the Justus Bier Award 2018 will be presented on Friday, 29 March 2019 at 7 pm. The Justus Bier Award for Curators, which honors outstanding curatorial achievements in the German-speaking world, will be presented for the first time to a German art association in its tenth edition, for the exhibition and publication The Storming of the Winter Palace. Forensics of an Image. The award winners are Inke Arns, Director of the Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV) in Dortmund (DE), Igor Chubarov, Director of the Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities at the State University of Tyumen (RU) and Sylvia Sasse, Professor of Slavic Literary Studies at the University of Zurich (CH). The exhibition toured internationally: in 2017-18 it was shown at Gessnerallee Zurich (CH), at HMKV in Dortmund (DE) and at Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz (PL) (see press release of 15 January 2019 at www.hmkv.de).

The Alt-Right Complex is an exhibition of the HMKV (Hartware MedienKunstVerein), Dortmund

Curated by Inke Arns (HMKV)

Scenography: please don't touch, Dortmund

Graphic design: e o t . essays on typography, Berlin

Partner: Urbane Künste Ruhr – Ruhr Ding: Territorien

Funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Kunststiftung NRW

Funder HMKV: Kulturbetriebe Stadt Dortmund / Dortmunder U - Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität

The lecture series "The Kids Are Alt-Right" is supported by the Coordination Office for Diversity, Tolerance and Democracy of the City of Dortmund and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

 

Also on view

HMKV Video of the Month
In the series HMKV Video of the Month, the HMKV presents current video works by international artists on a monthly basis. 2019 with works by Katarina Zdjelar, Stefani Glauber, Weekend & Plaste, among others.

Dan Perjovschi: The Hard/er Drawing
Curated by Inke Arns (HMKV Dortmund)
In cooperation with the Dortmunder U
Vertical space, levels 0-7, until April 30, 2019

Detailed information on current exhibitions, opening hours, guided tours and the HMKV Video of the Month can be found at www.hmkv.de

 



Press

For press handouts and photos please visit our press section.

EVENTS

Fri, 3/29/2019
Opening "The Alt-Right Complex”
19:00 - 22:00 | Dortmunder U



Sat, 3/30/2019
Guided Tour with the Curator “The Alt-Right Complex”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sat, 3/30/2019
Lecture Performance: Vanja Smiljanić: "Waves of Worship (WOW)"
17:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 3/31/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sat, 4/6/2019
Guided tour for kids “The Alt-Right Complex”
15:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 4/7/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 4/14/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Fri, 4/19/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 4/21/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Mon, 4/22/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 4/28/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 5/5/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 5/12/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 5/19/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 5/26/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 6/2/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 6/9/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 6/16/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 6/23/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 6/30/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 7/7/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 7/14/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 7/21/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 7/28/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 8/4/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 8/11/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 8/18/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 8/25/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 9/1/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U



Sun, 9/8/2019
Public Guided Tour “The Alt-Right Complex”
16:00 | Dortmunder U