The Alt-Right Complex – On Right-Wing Populism Online

30. March 2019 - 22. September 2019 Dortmunder U, Level 3


Curated by Inke Arns (HMKV), the international group exhibition 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 with more than 30 entries 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. A wide variety of artistic media can be seen in the exhibition: comics, wall paintings, videos, (video) installations, posters to take away, game instructions, net art, an artists' book, a speculative museum and a flag machine.


Scenography: please don't touch, Dortmund / Graphic design: e o t . essays on typography, Berlin


Urbane Künste Ruhr – Ruhr Ding: Territorien


The lecture series "The Kids Are Alt-Right" is supported by:

and the Coordination Office for Diversity, Tolerance and Democracy of the City of Dortmund


The exhibition is funded by:

and the Kunststiftung NRW


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