Stefan Panhans / Andrea Winkler – The Pow(d)er of I Am Klick Klick Klick Klick and a very very bad bad musical!

15. May 2021 - 05. September 2021 Dortmunder U, Level 3

The title of the exhibition by Stefan Panhans (DE) and Andrea Winkler (CH) refers to the rhetoric of US evangelical megachurches, in which a neoliberal ideology of individual self-optimization is preached - disguised as Christian ethics. In their works, the artists draw an impressive but critical portrait of a globalised world accelerated by technology: It is about SUVs, communication with Artificial Intelligences, everyday racism, celebrity cult and role clichés, the 'Uncanny Valley' and other post-digital feedback loops between people and virtual worlds, and last but not least about the precarious status of cultural workers.

The exhibition will feature four large video installations and various sculptural works. The large-scale video installations are the three new productions Border Control (2021, in production), Defender (2021, in production) and If You Tell Me When Your Birthday Is (2020) as well as HOSTEL (2018) and Freeroam À Rebours, Mod#I.1 (2016).

Andrea Winkler, *1975 in Zurich, lives and works in Hamburg and Berlin

Stefan Panhans, *1967 in Hattingen (Ruhr), lives and works in Hamburg and Berlin


Photo credit: Anne Ratte Polle and Lisa Marie Janke in »DEFENDER«, Stefan Panhans, Andrea Winkler, 2021, (in production)

The exhibition is funded by:

VISIT-Stipendium der E.ON Stiftung


The HMKV is funded by:

Stadt Dortmund / Dortmunder U



Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW


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