Ruhr Ding:
Territories
4.5.–30.6.19
Sa. 10 Uhr
Kammerspiel
“We suddenly suspect everything might be art.”

Transmedia curation in public spaces - Britta Peters in conversation with Dirk Baumann, Dramaturg at Schauspiel Dortmund.

Artist
Stefan Marx

Accompanying the series of events Wandersalon, the Hamburg artist Stefan Marx draws the Wanderspinne in all her life situations.

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Project
23.8.–29.9.19
Tue – Sun 12am – 8pm
Tony Cokes: Mixing Plant
2018/19 residencies

The 2018/2019 residencies focus on artists whose work examines the relationship between identity and territorial ascriptions. Urbane Künste Ruhr will investigate these themes in a range of formats until mid-2019.

Artist
atelier automatique
Kammerspiel
Chaos-World

Mobility and the ability to adapt to new places have become present-day commandments. The national is both losing and gaining in influence, borders fall and are being rebuilt, territories are opened and closed. How should we orientate ourselves in such a chaos-world?

Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien
Soundfiles
Artist
Margot Bergmann

In her series Other Reveries, Margot Bergman makes painterly additions to existing paintings that she has acquired at flea markets.

Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien
Inner and Outer Landscapes
Wandersalon

Video: Wandersalon with Roderick Buchanan

Artist
Katrin Winkler

In the year 18/19 Katrin Winkler participates in our residency program Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr.

Artist
Nicole Wermers

In her sculptures, photographs and collages, Nicole Wermers combines formal questions with investigations into urban space and its social, economic and psychological inscriptions.

Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien
Tonspur zur Linken
Artist
Wasim Ghrioui

During 2018/2019 Wasim Ghrioui is participating in our residency programme Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr.

Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien
Another Weekend
Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien
Materialverwaltung on Tour
Artist
Paul Wiersbinski

During 2018/2019 Paul Wierbinski is participating in our residency program Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr.

Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien
I love you lots mor than you know
Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien
A good-shaped diamond is hard to find
Artist
Achim Lengerer

Achim Lengerer explores medial language in his practice. He examines images, texts and original soundtracks as vehicles for political power and emancipatory potential.

Kammerspiel
Potholes and intermediate spaces: when art enters life

Recently it was shown again: a white painted clapboard facade in the style of an American suburban detached house rolled through the streets of Detroit.

Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien
Composition
Artist
Alexandra Pirici

In performative actions lasting several hours, Alexandra Pirici combines contemporary dance with language and space.

Artist
Ariane Loze

Ariane Loze’s video works are, from beginning to end, self-produced in the spirit of a one-woman show, in that she plays all the roles herself, being the camerawoman and lighting technician, and responsible for the script, sound and editing.

Artist
WerkStadt

In the WerkStadt in the north of Essen, solid skills will become a resonating space for special skills. With the people on site resources for coping with change processes, crises and other challenges will be identified: A laboratory is to be created for resistance, further development and resilience. The invited artists collect social and urban survival, overcoming and resistance strategies from people of different origins and ages.

Artist
Sam Hopkins

In his explorative work, Sam Hopkins attempts to find possible answers to current social and political questions. His works, which do not adhere to a single medium, explore and rediscover elements and structures in everyday life.

Artist
Ivan Moudov

When, in 2005, Ivan Moudov announced the opening of a Bulgarian Museum of Contemporary Art in a station concourse in Sofia, 200 guests came—and waited in vain.

Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien

Binibining
Promised Land

Wandersalon
Video: Wandersalon with Hans Eijkelboom

Artist
Hans Eijkelboom

Hans Eijkelboom works almost exclusively in extensive photographic series, documenting everyday phenomena with an almost sociological approach.

Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien
Die Dauercamperin
Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien
OMG! Was haben wir getan?!
Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien

​Emanzenexpress

Artist
kitev

Since 2006, kitev (Kultur im Turm e.V.) has been working as a laboratory, artist collective and a hub in Oberhausen for both regional and international art projects. kitev is based in the water tower at Oberhausen’s main station, which is not only a venue, but also provides both a point of contact and accommodation for international artists.

Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien
Human Landscape
Artist
Nicoline van Harskamp

Nicoline van Harskamp explores the use of language in different contexts in her artistic practice. Her current project focuses on the linguistic development and the creolisation of names.

Project
30.3.–22.9.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien
The Alt-Right Complex (HMKV)
Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien
Mein Name ist Sprache
Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien
Nein Weil Wir
Artist
bi’bak

bi’bak (Turkish: have a look) is a non-profit organization and cultural space based in Berlin, with a focus on transnational narratives, migration, global mobility and their aesthetic dimensions. bi’bak’s programme examines diverse disciplines in art, academics, and community development, including film screenings, exhibitions, workshops as well as music events and culinary excursions.

Wandersalon
Video: Wandersalon with Sam Hopkins

Artist
Céline Berger

During 2018/2019 Céline Berger is participating in our residency program Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr.

Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien
Öffnungszeiten
Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien
Betonoper: Die Taube
Artist
Roderick Buchanan

The Scottish artist Roderick Buchanan loves games and sport. He makes them both themes of his work. One game is of special interest to him: football repeatedly appears in his videos, photographs and installations.

Wandersalon
28.4.19
So. 14 Uhr
Video: Wandersalon with Alexandra Pirici

Artist
Suse Weber

As part of Ruhr Ding and in collaboration with the Scenic Research Course at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Suse Weber is undertaking a critical approach to the pigeon, “the racehorse of the common man”, in an installation in public space she is deconstructing the bird’s physiognomy as well as its real and metaphorical significance.

Artist
Jan Brokof

During 2018/2019 Jan Brokof is participating in our residency program Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr.

Kammerspiel

Ruhr Network City: The Ruhr Area as a Rhizome

Cities are legible. In La ville comme texte, Michael Butor describes the city as a double text: on the one hand, urban spaces are collections of exposed texts such as billboards, street signs and everyday conversations; on the other, urban space itself has a structure that opens it to perusal through movement.

Kammerspiel

Territories in Literature or Why has the “Turkish Turn” so far only been talked about in the USA?

Writing about the literature of the “Ruhr-Pott” is a multi-dimensional business but it has one particularly prominent blind spot.

Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien
Urban Culture
Wandersalon

Wandersalon 10: Hans Eijkelboom

Artist lecture and conversation with the Dutch photographer and artist Hans Eijkelboom.

Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien

​The Hexagon Pitch /

Unofficial Envoy of the Tartan Army

Kammerspiel
A2 NS IX A40 – The Emscher Valley

I am in the lowest part of the valley on the northern side and pick the last grapes from the vine by a rusty fence. I look down the path that ends less than twenty metres away. Most of the grapes have already turned brown; I find a couple of edible ones, stand there and look around. It’s a late autumn afternoon in a cul-de-sac, a narrow country lane; the sun has disappeared behind the horizon already. I am surrounded by the motorway (bridge), main roads and railway tracks – both abandoned and in use – on multiple levels and a couple of allotments. Stopping, I eat one grape after another.

Artist
Stacey Gillian Abe

During 2018/2019 Stacey Gillian Abe is participating in our residency programme Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr.

Artist
Köken Ergun

For Ruhr Ding, Ergun is showing a video work about beauty contests for Filipino migrants in Israel which he has extended site-specifically for this exhibition project.

Artist
Peggy Buth

Peggy Buth works conceptually and process-related with different media.

Artist
Mohamed Altoum

In the year 18/19 Mohamed Altoum participates in our residency program Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr.

Project
11.8.–23.9.18
Tu.–Su. 10–18.00

Peggy Buth: Vom Nutzen der Angst – The Politics of Selection

Exhibition 11.08.-23.09.2018
In her multi-part installation, artist Peggy Buth examines the corporate culture of Friedrich Krupp AG and asks which story is told by whom.
Artist
Louis Henderson & João Polido

For Ruhr Ding, Louis Henderson has developed a sound installation and several radio broadcasts together with João Polido. To this end, his field research explores to what extent the history of the region’s music has been influenced by industrialization.

Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien
Solid Skills
Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien

Nøtel

Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien
The Pavilion
Artist
Matshelane Xhakaza

During 2018/2019 Matshelane Xhakaza is participating in our residency program Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr.

Artist
Liebermann Kiepe

The Hamburg-based design studio Liebermann Kiepe is on digital technologies has created the first artistic contribution to our Kammerspiel.

Artist
Lawrence Lek

Based on both real-world locations and fictional scenarios, der Welt. Achim Lengerer [geb. 1970] lebt in Berlin. Lawrence Lek creates virtual worlds in his video works, reminiscent of both futuristic video games and digital visualizations of architecture.

Project
4.5.–30.6.19
Ruhr Ding: Territorien
Tag X
Wandersalon

Wandersalon 1: Henrike Naumann

2018-03-13 19:00
At the first edition of the Wandersalons, Henrike Naumann talked about her previous artistic works.
Artist
Henrike Naumann

In her work, Henrike Naumann reflects on the history of right-wing extremist violence in Germany and the causes of racial prejudice.