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Comeback

An exhibition within the the European Cultural Capital project GrenzGebietRuhr

September 17 - October 31, 2010



Opening: Friday, September 17, 2010



The history of Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund is full of of invitations – for more than 25 years. They were – and still are – invitations for artist colleagues to present their work in Dortmund. In all these years, there have been lots of artists from abroad, especially Europe. The goal of the curatorial work in Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund has always been to combine new inspiring artistic positions to form a series of ever new exhibitions. Therefore, a second invitation has been rarely given.

In the year of the Ruhr area as Cultural Capital City of Europe, the exhibition „Comeback“ does just the opposite. The second invitation makes the crucial point by asking artists to present their installations and works in Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund – again. So we have been looking for artists from European countries who left a strong impression in the past in order to re-invite them. Their history, their progress and maybe their memories or even their „old“ work become the topics of the exhibition, that will be part of an exhibition project in the context of RUHR.2010 throughout the Ruhr Area dealing with borders and named „GrenzGebietRuhr“. The Cultural Capital City projects in 2010 are meant to force long-term sustainability. But
this sustainability has a prospective direction towards – into the future.
„Comeback“ will prove sustainability in the present – by looking back. The echo from the past rings in a future of new mutual artistic projects – breaking down boundaries between time and spaces, between cultural differences and languages, generations, genres and media.

Seven european artists, most of them doing site-specific installations are invited to realize a new work.

Sylvie Ungauer (F) 1992 scholarship
Louise K. Wilson (GB): 1992 scholarship
Karin van Dam (NL): 1997 Schätzen Sie den Oberreider Stollen
Paola di Bello (I) : 2001 points of view
Lieve d’Hondt (B): 2003 20/20
Lukas Bardill/Gabriela Gerber (CH): 2003 20/20
Alma Skersyte (Lt) : 2006 Invazija



Sylvie Ungauer (F) 1992 scholarship





Louise K. Wilson
(GB): 1992 scholarship





Karin van Dam (NL): 1997 Schätzen Sie den Oberreider Stollen





Paola di Bello (I) : 2001 points of view





Lieve d’Hondt (B): 2003 20/20





Lukas Bardill/Gabriela Gerber (CH): 2003 20/20





Alma Skersyte (Lt) : 2006 Invazija




       


Organization: Peter Schmieder (Manager), Willi Otremba (Curator and Chairman), Elly Valk-Verheijen (Curator)

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Photos opening ©: Elly Valk-Verheijen

kindly supported by:
Sparkasse Dortmund, Cultural Department of the City of Dortmund