WET RESISTANCE

Hanna-Maria Hammari, Julian Irlinger, James Krone, Tetsumi Kudo, José Montealegre, Berenice Olmedo, Darling Lopez-Salinas, Anna Solal, Zoe Williams

August 14 – October 30, 2022

Opening: August 13, 6 PM

The exhibition Wet Resistance begins its narration with a dystopia: in a dried-out world dominated by moisture-repelling technology and artificial intelligence, wet resistance emerges in defence of natural, humid, human qualities, and celebrates moisture as exchange, humour and life.

A large-scale installation of tiles and metal plants by José Montealegre becomes a landscape in which the works of eight international artists are embedded. Wet Resistance contrasts the wet, mossy, growing, overgrown and irrational with the dry, clean, rational, technical and broken. The human body, with its high water content, is conceived as an organism entangled with the world in which it lives and which it constantly co-creates.

For the opening we look forward to an exchange of money and fluids, sounds and drinks, during Liquid Currency, a performative installation and bar by Zoe Williams with HYDRA (Anna Gloria Flores), Katie Shannon and Susu Laroche.

curated by José Montealegre (Künstler) and Rebekka Seubert (artistic director Dortmunder Kunstverein)

 

PROGRAMM

Free admission to all events

WED, AUGUST 10, 6 PM
WORK IN PROGRESS
for members and supporters with José Montealegre

SAT, AUGUST 13, 6 PM
OPENING
Welcome: Marion Edelhoff, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors
Introduction: Rebekka Seubert, artistic director
PERFORMANCE:
Zoe Williams: Liquid Currency
from 6pm Performance & Bar
21-23 h Music performance Katie Shannon & Susu LaRoche

THURS, SEPTEMBER  8, 7 PM
KLEINER FREITAG
LA DERNIÈRE SÉANCE #19
7 PM: Curator's tour at the Kunstverein
8 PM: Film screening at Kino im U: Mundane History (82'), directed by Anocha Suwichakornpong, Thailand, 2009, language: Thai with English subtitles
Curated by Julian Irlinger  

MON, SEPTEMBER 12, 10 AM - 1 PM
ARTISTS' BREAKFAST #2
Guest lecture: Noor Mertens, Kunstmuseum Bochum
Registration: artistled(et)dortmunder-kunstverein.de

THURS, OCTOBER 6, 7 PM
KLEINER FREITAG
LECTURE + Q&A
Dr. Astrida Neimanis (cultural theorist and professor at UBC Okanagan, Canada) on her non-fiction book "Bodies of Water: Posthuman Feminist Phenomenology" (2017), hybrid event moderated by Rebekka Seubert and José Montealegre.

SUN, OCTOBER  9, 5 PM
SLOW READING CLUB #4
with Bryana Fritz and Henry Andersen for German or English speaking audience.
With philosophical and literary texts on the exhibition, the reading sessions of the Slow Reading Club create a collective physical experience: through light mood, sound, interventions and a special spatial setting, artificial situations are created in which people read together.
Registration: visit(et)dortmunder-kunstverein.de

 

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