In June 2022, Irena Haiduk opens the exhibition Healing Complex (2018 — ongoing) in the former church of St. Bonifatius, which is becoming a new meeting and community place in Gelsenkirchen.
Inspired by the Hanseatische Materialverwaltung, a non-profit collection was founded in the Ruhr using its expertise.
As a contribution of Urbane Künste Ruhr to the Ruhrtriennale 2022, the sculptural installation THE HUDDLE, by the artist Katja Aufleger, is conceived for public space in Bochum city centre.
In preparation for the piece BRUTOLOGY which Montserrat Gardó Castillo and Petr Hastik are currently developing for the Emscherkunstweg, four virtual road movies will take place in April.
A Wandersalon as part of the series Ermüdung und Versorgung, a cooperation between Urbane Künste Ruhr and the Institute for Theatre Studies at the Ruhr University Bochum.
For a film project by artist Melanie Manchot for the Ruhr Ding: Schlaf in 2023, we are looking for contact with people who are typical night workers.
Die künstlerischen Arbeiten von Katja Auleger beobachten mit ästhetischer Präzision (gesellschaftliche) Zusammenhänge und Systeme kritisch und sind von einem subtilen Humor durchzogen.
"Dear Old Man, I have been in your homeland for a few days now. Somewhat coincidentally, the inner motivation of this research trip may never be revealed to me [...]"
Haha Wang works mainly in sculpture and installation but also in video. In her works, the intimate feelings of both humans and animals are conveyed and transformed by unexpected objects or events.
With Ermüdung und Versorgung — a cooperation with the Institute of Theatre Studies at the RUB — we turn our gaze to topics around the concepts of sleep and infrastructure.
During the event, Katarina Jazbec will give insights into her current research and show her films You Can't Automate Me and Permeating Hearts.
Katarina Jazbec expands the media of film and photography through interdisciplinary and collaborative strategies and tools to question and expand their narrative possibilities.
Based on photography and its extension in the medium of film, Alina Schmuch uses artist's books, video and installation to investigate the interaction between the visual medium and reality.
We are devastated by the war waged by Russia against Ukraine and Europe. Our solidarity is with all Ukrainians, regardless of their appearance, migration history and sexual orientation.
Urbane Künste Ruhr, in cooperation with the Stiftung Geschichte des Ruhrgebiets in Bochum, awards two residency scholarships to artists interested in working with archives.
In his work Deniz Aktaş captures human and environment relations affected by urban decay, environmental collapse, human migration, and the traumatic transformation of city and nature.
For the 2020/2021 edition, the focus will be on artists whose work deals in the broadest sense with 'climate' and 'sleep', the thematic brackets of the Ruhr Ding editions 2021 and 2022.
Jan Berger's practice is primarily occupied with the ludic formation of cultural mythologies and the production of subjectivity in online spaces.
The work Dawns by Canadian artist Jessica Arseneau deals with the state of insomnia at dawn on the threshold between night and the new day.
Vanessa Nica Mueller's films and artwork focus on aspects of memory, the relation of human, nature and urban space, the uncanny and the construction of conditions.
In his recent projects Guy Königstein researches the different ways we live the past in the present, for instance through practices of commemoration, archiving or archaeology.
In Magdalena Los’ digitally collaged visual worlds, everyday views collide with private screenshots or references to popular film scenes, works of art and current news from various departments.
For the Emscherkunstweg, artist David Jablonowski has created a hybrid sculptural installation in Dortmund using sandstone and 3D printing technology.
We are eagerly awaiting the year 2022 and will soon be providing the first insights into our diverse programme of projects, exhibitions and events.
Adriana Arroyo's works reference to geological activity, to reveal possible relationships between the movement of the Earth, politics and the fragility of the body and the mind.