Urbane Künste Ruhr

Urbane Künste Ruhr 2019

Ruhr Ding: Territories

04 May - 30 Jun 2019

Materialverwaltung on Tour, Gemeinnütziger Fundus Konzept/Gestaltung: Hanseatische Materialverwaltung, Vorplatz des Colosseums, Höhe Alleestraße 144 44793 Bochum.. © Henning Rogge / Urbane Künste Ruhr
Materialverwaltung on Tour, Gemeinnütziger Fundus Konzept/Gestaltung: Hanseatische Materialverwaltung, Vorplatz des Colosseums, Höhe Alleestraße 144 44793 Bochum. © Henning Rogge / Urbane Künste Ruhr
atelier automatique, Emanzenexpress_Gemeinsam sind wir gemeiner, Ausstellung Teil des Projekts Memory Stations der Akademie der Künste der Welt / Köln Rottstraße 14 44793 Bochum. © Henning Rogge / Urbane Künste Ruhr
Margot Bergman, Inner and Outer Landscapes Malerei-Ausstellung im Museum Folkwang Museum Folkwang Museumsplatz 1 45128 Essen. © Henning Rogge / Urbane Künste Ruhr
Margot Bergman, Inner and Outer Landscapes Malerei-Ausstellung im Museum Folkwang Museum Folkwang Museumsplatz 1 45128 Essen. © Henning Rogge / Urbane Künste Ruhr
bi’bak, BITTER THINGS (2019) Ausstellung Oberhaus, Friedrich-Karl-Straße 4 46045 Oberhausen. © Henning Rogge / Urbane Künste Ruhr
Roderick Buchanan, The Hexagon Pitch (2019) Zeichnung auf Fußballplatz Unofficial Envoy of the Tartan Army (2019) Ausstellung im Vereinsheim Fußballplatz und Vereinsheim des SC 1920 Oberhausen Knappenstraße 141a , 46047 Oberhausen. © Henning Rogge / Urbane Künste Ruhr
Roderick Buchanan, The Hexagon Pitch (2019) Zeichnung auf Fußballplatz Unofficial Envoy of the Tartan Army (2019) Ausstellung im Vereinsheim Fußballplatz und Vereinsheim des SC 1920 Oberhausen Knappenstraße 141a , 46047 Oberhausen. © Henning Rogge / Urbane Künste Ruhr
Köken Ergun, Binibining Promised Land (2019) Mehrkanal Videoinstallation Café, Baumstraße 6 45128 Essen. © Henning Rogge / Urbane Künste Ruhr
THE RUHR DING: TERRITORIES

From 4 May until 30 June 2019, the Ruhr Ding: Territories will be inquiring on a wide-ranging basis into the meaning of territorial definitions for establishing identity. It will be examining in a stricter sense the cultural, historical and administrative composition of the Ruhr region as a ‘city of cities’, and in a broader sense considering the accompanying implications of burgeoning globalisation such as migration, post-colonial conditions, neo-colonial assertions of possession, efforts to achieve autonomy and the growing shift towards the nation state. In this, the networked structure of the overall project provokes real and intellectual mobility. The general concept aims to foster connections or, in the words of the French author and philosopher Édouard Glissant, a relationship to the world: “The relation to the world connects, transfers, puts in perspective. It doesn’t create a relationship between this thing and that but between and with everything. The poetics of the relation is accomplished by diversity.”

The 22 art projects in the cities of Bochum, Dortmund, Essen and Oberhausen have evolved as new productions addressing the central thematic issue without illustrating it. Many projects are being developed in conjunction with the places where they are happening. They are shaped by their surroundings in the same way as they foster a new perspective of the space they are engaged with. The invited artists and participating cooperation partners have in common that they bring into play their own particular interests, their own way of dealing with artistic means and their own view of categories of (national) inclusion and exclusion, of drawing of personal and public boundaries. They approach the subject of territories more in a literary and essayistic manner than in an academic or abstract way. In some of the works a role is played by the digital dissolution of spaces, others focus on the body as territory. Seen from different perspectives, all the works can also be understood as autonomous projects. The concept of territories serves as an additional lens which fosters relations between places and projects and sharpens our gaze for the negotiability of aesthetic, social and political culture.

Whether one is exploring one’s own city or the region, or visiting from abroad, there is plenty to discover; this can be most directly and enjoyably experienced when travelling by a combination of bicycle and local public transport: new productions by well — or lesser — known artists, familiar or previously unheard of institutions, locations formerly unnoticed or now reopened for the first time in a long while, well-trodden or uncharted paths, unaccustomed connections and intriguing in-between places.

Artistic Director: Britta Peters

Bochum:
atelier automatique
Louis Henderson & João Polido
Stefan Marx
Materialverwaltung on Tour
Ivan Moudov
Suse Weber

Dortmund:
Der Alt-Right-Komplex (hmkv)
Sam Hopkins
Achim Lengerer & Gäste
Stefan Marx
Henrike Naumann
Alexandra Pirici

Essen:
Margot Bergman
Hans Eijkelboom
Köken Ergun
Lawrence Lek
Stefan Marx
WerkStadt

Oberhausen:
Roderick Buchanan
Nicoline van Harskamp
kitev & bi’bak
Ariane Loze

Verschiedene Orte:
Nicole Wermers
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Tags: Margot Bergman, Roderick Buchanan, Hans Eijkelboom, Köken Ergun, Nicoline van Harskamp, Sam Hopkins, Lawrence Lek, Achim Lengerer, Ariane Loze, Stefan Marx, Ivan Moudov, Henrike Naumann, Britta Peters, Alexandra Pirici, Louis Henderson & João Polido, Suse Weber, Nicole Wermers