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ISEA2010 RUHR Exhibition

Fr 20 August–Sun 5 September 2010
Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Dortmund, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Galerie im RWE Tower, Dortmunder U, PACT Zollverein Essen and Duisburg-Ruhrort
Opening at the different venues:
Thur 19 August 2010, 17:00h, 19:00h & 19:30h

With works by: Siegrun Appelt (at), Lucas Bambozzi (br), Aram Bartholl (de), BCL (at/jp), Natalie Bewernitz & Marek Goldowski (de), Daniel Bisig (ch) & Tatsuo Unemi (jp), Juliana Borinski (br/de), Martin John Callanan (gb), Işıl Eğrikavuk (tk), Verena Friedrich (de), Terike Haapoja (fi), Aernoudt Jacobs (be), Márton András Juhász & Gergely Kovács & Melinda Matúz & Barbara Sterk (hu), Yunchul Kim (kr), Thomas Köner (de), Mariana Manhães (br), Soichiro Mihara & Kazuki Saita & Hiroko Mugibayashi (jp), Krists Pudzens (lv), Christopher Salter (qc/ca), Bill Seaman (us), Sašo Sedlaček (si), Mark Shepard (us), Charles Stankievech (qc/ca), Vladimir Todorovic (rs/sg), Bruno Vianna (br), Ei Wada (jp), Herwig Weiser (at), You Must Relax (ee), Norah Zuniga Shaw (us)

More than thirty international artists and artist groups urge visitors to the exhibition into new perspectives on environmental issues, questions of identity and discussions about the ever-present social-media. What does a human hair sound like? Which sight will capture your imagination? Who sets the rules in the digital world?

The ISEA2010 RUHR presents outstanding contemporary works of international media art and the current position of artistic entanglements with science and technology. It offers an overview of the most pressing issues and topics in media art.

The displayed artworks have been selected by an international jury from the submissions to the Call for Proposals. Divided between the cities of Dortmund, Duisburg and Essen are shown 29 works from 37 artists representing 16 countries in total.

Most of these works will be presented in the Dortmund Museum for Art and Cultural History. The works engage with topical themes such as climate change and the deconstruction of identity concepts, and revel in alchemical experiments.

A particular focus on new productions from Brazil, presented as part of the ISEA2010 RUHR Latin American Forum jointly with the Sergio Motta Institute. The works by Lucas Bambozzi, Mariana Manhães and Bruno Vianna were selected by the institute's artistic director Giselle Beiguelman.

The works by BCL, Soichiro Mihara & Kazuki Saita & Hiroko Mugibayashi, Sašo Sedlaček and Ei Wada are part of the international cooperative project Exchange Emergences which is shown in the Dortmunder Kunstverein. The cooperation between the Japan Media Arts Festival (jp) (http://plaza.bunka.go.jp/english/) and Coded Cultures Festival (at) was established during the Japan – Austria Year 2009 and focused on project cultures and their creative codes at the intersection of art, science, technology and design.

The new presentation of the video installation Exchange Fields from Bill Seaman, restored by the inter media art institute Düsseldorf, can be seen in Dortmunder U.
In Dortmunder U, next to the TRUST exhibition, a presentation from the inter media art institute, Bill Seaman’s newly restored video installation Exchange Fields can be seen.
The gallery in the RWE Tower offers a platform for projects that are active at the interface of art, science, and technology with a focus on setting down new design strategies.

The installations Just Noticeable Difference by Christopher Salter and Synchronous Objects, reproduced by Norah Zuniga Shaw, form part of the exhibition and are displayed from 20 until 22 August 2010 at PACT Zollverein, Essen.

Catalogue ISEA2010 RUHR Exhibition

Edited by Stefan Riekeles, Andreas Broeckmann. With descriptions and illustrations of all contributions to the ISEA2010 RUHR Exhibition.

Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg – Berlin
ISBN 978-3-86828-157-6

€ 18

The exhibition catalogue can be ordered from our office. More information:
ISEA2010 RUHR Publications

ISEA2010 RUHR Exhibition
Fri 20 August–Sat 5 September 2010

Dortmunder U – Centre for Art and Creativity
44137 Dortmund

Opening ceremony: Thur 19 August 2010, 17:00h

Dortmunder Kunstverein
Hansastr. 2-4
44137 Dortmund
Opening ceremony: Thur 19 August 2010, 19:00h
Performance of Ei Wada
Mon 23 August, 14:00–14:30h & 19:30–20:00h
Tue 24 August, 14:00–14:30h & 19:30–20:00h
Wed 25 August, 14:00–14:30h & 19:30–20:00h
Thu 26 August, 14:00–14:30h & 19:30–20:00h

Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte
Hansastr. 3
44137 Dortmund
Opening ceremony: Thur 19 August 2010, 19:30h

Galerie RWE Tower
Freistuhl 7
44137 Dortmund
Opening ceremony: This part of the exhibition will be opened together with the exhibition at the Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Dortmund at 19:30h at the Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte.

Map Dortmund

Opening hours

Fri 20 August–Sat 5 September 2010, 10:00–20:00h (after Sun 29 August 2010 please refer to the regular opening hours of the venues)

Admission € 5/3