[NetBehaviour] Save the Date: Evil Clowns opening at HMKV / Out now: INDUSTRIAL (Research)

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Sat Sep 20 13:08:15 CEST 2014

Via Inke Arns.

less than week to go: on Friday, 26 September 2014 we will be opening 
the exhibition Evil Clowns at HMKV. ‘Dangerous clowns are standing by 
the side of the road’, sang the Düsseldorf band Der Plan as early as 
1979. The exhibition Evil Clowns explores the often disquieting figure 
of the clown, which has made an “uncanny” career in recent years.

On top of that, INDUSTRIAL (Research) has just been published! The 
pocket book (Berlin: Revolver Publishing, 2014) documents HMKV's 
eponymous exhibition curated by Inke Arns and Thibaut de Ruyter which 
took place in the context of the NEW INDUSTRIES FESTIVAL 2013-2014. The 
richly illustrated 240-page book designed by labor b contains numerous 
illustrations (photography: Andrea Eichardt and Hannes Woidich) as well 
as the chronology which was presented on the 22 m long table.
More information at http://www.hmkv.de/_en/publikationen/index.php

If you are around, please come by!

All the best,


Evil Clowns
HMKV at Dortmunder U
27 September 2014 - 8 March 2015

Opening: Friday, 26 September 2014, 7 pm
with a performance by Super A: Bad Joke (White Lies)

With Anonymous, Marion Auburtin (FR), Blue Noses (RU), Barbara 
Breitenfellner (DE), The Cacophony Society (US), Kimberly Clark (NL), 
Deichkind (DE), Constant Dullaart (NL), George Grosz (DE), Guerrilla 
Girls (US), Insane Clown Posse, dem Joker, Killer Klowns from Outer 
Space, Krusty, Laibach (SI), Renzo Martens (NL), Ronald McDonald, dem 
Northampton Clown, Novi kolektivizem (SI), Pennywise, Der Plan (DE), 
Pogo, Abner Preis (IL/US/NL), Pussy Riot (RU), The Residents (US), Roee 
Rosen (IL), Aura Rosenberg (US/DE), Christoph Schlingensief (DE), Cindy 
Sherman (US), Super A (DE), Jeffrey Vallance (US), The Yes Men (US) and 

After the opening speeches there will be a performance by Super A: Bad 
Joke (White Lies). Super A is the alter ego of the American stuntman 
Evil Knievel who has been featured by HMKV previously. He is a 
theologist and agitator of the Melanesian Cargo Cult and will be telling 
the worst jokes in the world.

On the opening night HMKV's exhibition will remain open until 11 pm.

Funded by Kunststiftung NRW.
Main funders of HMKV: Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund; Ministerium für 
Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW; Dortmunder U – 
Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität
Generously supported by Büro des arts plastiques/Institut français und 
dem französischen Ministerium für Kultur und Kommunikation.
In collaboration with: Jeu de Paume, Paris
Media partners: ARTE Creative, Ruhrgestalten

You can find more information about the show at 

Dr. Inke Arns
Artistic Director
Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV) at the Dortmunder U
Leonie-Reygers-Terrasse, 44137 Dortmund
Office: Hoher Wall 15, 44137 Dortmund, Germany
T + 49 - 231 - 496642-0

Evil Clowns
27 September 2014 - 8 March 2015
Opening: Friday, 26 September 2014, 7pm

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