“Bachelors” screening and talk with director Igor Zupe and curator Inke Arns

HMKV at the Dortmunder U | Cinema, Ground Floor

Screening and talk with director Igor Zupe and curator Inke Arns in English
supported by the event series Kleiner Freitag, kindly supported by the Slowenisches Kulturinformationszentrum SKICA Berlin.

Entry free of charge, admission from age 18
Bachelors (SVN, 2008, 53 Min., languages: EN/SVN, subtitles: EN) is a documentary about the Slovenian visual artists' group Irwin, that depicts the group‘s journey to the exhibition Das Schwarze Quadrat - Hommage a Kasimir Malevich, Hamburger Kunsthalle, 2007). There, IRWIN showed their installation Corpse of Art, a remake of the artist Kazimir Malevich‘s coffin based on a photograph taken when his corpse was exhibited in the House of Artists Union in Leningrad before the funeral in 1935.

The film was shot between 2003, when the group‘s retrospective entitled IRWIN:Retroprincip 1983-2003 took place in Berlin, and 2007, when IRWIN presented Corpse of Art in Hamburg. Locations for shooting include Ljubljana, Berlin, Sydney, Dublin, Manchester, Istanbul, Belgrade, Labin, Moscow and New York. All major works, performances and exhibitions of IRWIN (Was Ist Kunst, NSK Embassies, NSK Passport Office, Transnacionala, Black Square On Red Square, Retroprincip, Irwin Icons, East Art Map and others) over the past 25 years are mentioned in the film.
Image credit: film still from Bachelors (SVN, 2008, Director: Igor Zupe)

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