09. October 2021 - 06. March 2022 Dortmunder U, Level 3

– in the framework of "beuys 2021. 100 jahre joseph beuys“ of the State of NRW –

With the figure of the shaman that Joseph Beuys cultivated throughout his career as its starting point, this exhibition focuses on »techno-shamanistic« artistic positions today. The artists in question not only regard shamanism as a technology in its own right, they also use other (speculative) technologies to seek out shamanic energies. Many of the tropes that Beuys so iconically employed to heal and transform society, to cultivate a spiritual connection with the environment, to overcome the power and the logic of capital are now deployed by contemporary artists, who thus update his strategies and questions for the digital age.

The exhibition opening took place on 08 October 2021 from 17:00 including a livestream from 20:00. More info here.

In the right column you will find links to our three-part video series Deep Talk Technoshamanism  – with curator Inke Arns, as well as with artists knowbotiq, Jana Kerima Stolzer and Lex Rütten.


Current access regulation to the Dortmunder U:
From Wednesday, 17 November 2021, admission to the Dortmunder U is only granted with proof of either "vaccinated" or "recovered". The rule applies to adults 18 years and older. For children and teenagers the admission is granted with proof of either "vaccinated/ recovered/ tested". Students are regarded as tested (presentation of a student ID card required).
The booking of a time slot is NOT necessary. In the entire Dortmunder U, the obligation to wear a medical mouth-nose covering applies.


Image credit: Key Visual of the exhibition "Technoshamanism", HMKV Hartware MedienKunstVerein at
the Dortmunder U, 09 October 2021 – 06 March 2022. Design: Nathow & Geppert using works by
Suzanne Treister, Transformella, Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy

The exhibition is funded by:



Stiftung Kunstfonds


Kunststiftung NRW


Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW

The HMKV is funded by:




Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW


In the framework of:

beuys 2021

Media partner:

Kaput Mag

You will find press material on this program item in our press area.