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<nettime-ann> Fanshop of Globalization / Glamour and Globalization, Dortmund, May 4 - July 16, 2006


In cooperation with other partners, Hartware MedienKunstVerein organises two exhibitions on the topic of football and globalisation at PHOENIX Halle Dortmund. From May 5 until July 16, 2006, football fans and art lovers can take a look behind the scenes of the global game: ?Glamour and Globalisation" (curated by Inke Arns, Hartware MedienKunstVerein) and ?Fanshop of Glolbalization: Soccer, Space and Economy" (a project by Bundeszentrale fuer politische Bildung and raumtaktik, Berlin).

A project by Bundeszentrale fuer politische Bildung and raumtaktik
May 5 - 9, 2006, in front of PHOENIX Halle Dortmund
Opening: Thursday, May 4, 2006, 19:00
with: Thomas Krueger, President of Bundeszentrale fuer politische Bildung; Dr. Friedrich von Borries, raumtaktik

The ?Fanshop of Globalization", a project by Bundeszentrale fuer politische Bildung and raumtaktik located in a 12 meter long overseas container, presents a comprehensive exhibition on the global economic system. Here, the soccer fan can get acquainted in an entertaining way with the economic mechanisms, political backgrounds and cultural contexts of soccer in the age of global economy. The five thematic chapters of the "Fanshop" are added value, migration, corporate interconnection, cultural identity and social divide. The exhibition's central elements are soccer shirts from all over the world, newly designed and furnished with background information on the consequences of globalization as well as visual charts of the functioning of the global system of soccer. While the ?Fanshop" will be travelling to nine other "World Cup" cities in Germany, some of its elements will be on display in the exhibition "Glamour and Globalisation" at PHOENIX Halle Dortmund until July 16, 2006.

Artistic directors: Friedrich von Borries / Matthias Boettger

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Hartware MedienKunstVerein at PHOENIX Halle Dortmund
May 5 - July 16, 2006
Opening: Thursday, May 4, 2006, 19:00
Eroeffnung: Donnerstag, 4. Mai 2006, 19 Uhr
With: Dr. Gerhard Langemeyer, Mayor of the City of Dortmund; Dr. Christian Esch, director of NRW Kultursekretariats and Dr. Inke Arns, artistic director of HMKV

The Hartware MedienKunstVerein presents fourteen international media artists that deal with the five thematic chapters of the "Fanshop of Globalization" and that broaden these topics in specific ways: (labour) migration, added value, interconnection, cultural identity and social divide.

Ursula Biemann / Angela Sanders and Etta Gerdes/Jens Sundheim research new forms of transnational (labour) migration caused by globalization. While Mieke Gerritzen shows the "beautiful world" of globalization as an endless series of colourful adverts and slogans, Ingeborg Luescher makes two football teams face (and play against) each other in elegant designer suits. As in economy only those are on the winning team who break the rules of the game without getting caught. In 2003, in a spectacular action the artists'/activists' group re-named the historical Karlsplatz in Vienna into "Nikesquare". For several years now the Yes Men have appeared as the official representatives of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the company Dow Chemical. In 2005 they presented the ?Acceptable Risk Calculator" to enthusiastic managers and unveiled Gilda, the golden skeleton. In 2001 in their function as "representatives" of the city of Leipzig Eva Hertzsch and Adam Page travelled to the venues of the World Championship of Football in Japan and Korea and had interesting talks with local representatives. In a monumental cartographic image mounted on a wall the group Bureau d'Etudes dissects the capillary structures and entanglements of global media and telecommunications ownership, thus displaying what binds the world's innermost core together. In his 12-channel video installation focussing on Galatasaray Istanbul Omer Ali Kazma addresses the topic of cultural identity. Further works that deal with football as social phenomenon in centers and their fringes are by Ulf Aminde, Martin Brand and RASSIM®. While Brand and Aminde focus on the social contexts of the game, RASSIM®'s project points to the economic divide between first and Second World. The London Psychogeographical Association explains the rules of three-sided football which was introduced by the African football player Luther Blissett.

Participating artists: (I)
Ulf Aminde (D)
Ursula Biemann / Angela Sanders (CH)
Luther Blissett / London Psychogeographical Association
Martin Brand (D)
Bureau d'Etudes (F)
Etta Gerdes / Jens Sundheim (D)
Mieke Gerritzen (NL)
Eva Hertzsch & Adam Page (D/GB)
Omer Ali Kazma (TR)
Ingeborg Luescher (CH)
The Yes Men (USA)

Curated by
Inke Arns

GLAMOUR AND GLOBALIZATION: FOOTBALL, MEDIA AND ART Hartware MedienKunstVerein at PHOENIX Halle Dortmund May 5 - July 16, 2006 Opening: Thursday, May 4, 2006, 19:00

A project by Hartware MedienKunstVerein
In the framework of medien_kunst_netz dortmund

Curator and artistic director of HMKV
Inke Arns

Managing director of HMKV
Susanne Ackers

Exhibition architecture and technical director of HMKV
Uwe Gorski

Junior Curator
Francis Hunger

Public Relations
Roland Kentrup

A brochure will be published in German and English containing texts by Inke Arns (IA) and Francis Hunger (FH).

Short CVs of the artists can be found on HMKV's website.

Generously supported by

Der Ministerpraesident des Landes NRW
Innenministerium des Landes NRW
NRW Kultursekretariat Wuppertal
Kulturbuero Stadt Dortmund
AFAA - Bureau des Arts Plastiques/Franzoesische Botschaft
basis Druck, Duisburg
LAG Soziokultur, Muenster

VENUE Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV) at PHOENIX Halle Dortmund Hochofenstr./ corner of Rombergstr. Dortmund-Hoerde (this is not a postal address!) Tel. ++49.231.40 80 279

Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sun 11:00 - 20:00

Each Sunday at 16:00

4 ¤, reduced 2 ¤

Hartware MedienKunstVerein (office)
Guentherstr. 65
44143 Dortmund
Tel. ++49.231.823 106
Fax ++49.231.88 20 240


Dr. Inke Arns
Artistic Director
Hartware MedienKunstVerein
Guentherstrasse 65 * D-44143 Dortmund
T ++49 (231) 823 106
F ++49 (231) 882 02 40
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