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

Publication | 2019 | 10,00 € / 18,00 €

Curated by Inke Arns (HMKV), the international group exhibition The Alt-Right Complex 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 which presents twelve projects by 16 artists from twelve countries is accompanied by a critical glossary containing 37 entries that briefly explain the most important terms. The magazine contains a detailed introduction by the curator, an interview with Angela Nagle, all work descriptions as well as the complete glossary, a comprehensive photo documentation of the exhibition and further links to online ressources.

Download the exhibition magazine as a free PDF.


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


Inke Arns, HMKV (Hartware MedienKunstverein)

Graphic design

e o t . essays on typography, Berlin




German, English


Kettler, Dortmund




10,00 € (available only at HMKV at the Dortmunder U)
18,00 € incl. taxes + shipping costs (order via Kettler)

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