DR. INKE ARNS Curator and Author


Exhibitions on view: Dan Perjovschi: The Hard Drawing, HMKV at the Dortmunder U (levels 0-7), until 27 Aug 2017; On the Far Side of the Marchlands, Schering Stiftung, Berlin, 2 Feb – 26 March 2017; The Border, Design Center Artplay, Sankt Petersburg, 16 March – 11 April 2017

Upcoming exhibitions: The Brutalism Appreciation Society, HMKV Dortmund, 8 April – 24 September 2017 (opening: 7 April 2017); Whistleblowers & Vigilantes, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Kopenhagen, 18 June – 13 Aug 2017; The World Without Us, Ljubljana, 27 June – 31 Aug 2017; Storming of the Winter Palace (preview), Gesserallee, Zurich, 23 Sep – 25 Oct 2017; Afro-Tech, HMKV Dortmund, from 20 Oct 2017; The Border, HMKV Dortmund, from 24 Nov 2017; Storming of the Winter Palace: Forensics of an Image, HMKV Dortmund, from 24 Nov 2017

Awards: In 2017, HMKV has been nominated for the sixth time for the ADKV-ART COLOGNE Prize for Art Associations, after receiving an Honorable Mention at ART COLOGNE in 2013. In 2013, HMKV’s exhibition Sounds Like Silence. John Cage – 4’33” – Silence Today was awarded the “Exceptional Exhibition of the Year 2012” prize at the 55th International Exhibition of the Biennale di Venezia by the German section of AICA (International Art Critics’ Association).

Recent publications: Storming of the Winter Palace. Forensics of an Image (Berlin: diaphanes, 2017, forthcoming); The World Without Us (Dortmund: Kettler, 2017, forthcoming); alien matter (Berlin: transmediale, 2017); Evil Clowns (Bönen: Kettler, 2016); His Master’s Voice (Bönen: Kettler, 2013; Montpellier: La Panacée, 2015); World of Matter (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2015)

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Evil Clowns

{link:http://www.hmkv.de/_en/programm/programmpunkte/2014/Ausstellungen/2014_CLOW_Boese_Clowns.php}Evil Clowns – exhibition and book (2014){/link}

Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst

{link:http://www.hmkv.de/_en/programm/programmpunkte/2014/Ausstellungen/2014_Jetzt_helfe_ich_mir_selbst.php}»Now I Can Help Myself« – exhibition (2014){/link}

His Masters Voice

{link:http://www.hmkv.de/_en/programm/programmpunkte/2013/Ausstellungen/2013_His_Masters_Voice.php}His Master’s Voice – exhibition and book (2013){/link}


{link:http://www.hmkv.de/_en/programm/programmpunkte/2012/Ausstellungen/2012_Sounds_like_silence.php}Sounds like Silence – exhibition and book (2012){/link}

Awake are only the Spirits

{link:http://www.hmkv.de/_en/programm/programmpunkte/2009/Ausstellungen/geister_2009.php}»Awake are only the Spirits« – exhibition and book (2009){/link}

History will repeat itself

{link:http://www.hmkv.de/_en/programm/programmpunkte/2007/Ausstellungen/History2007.php}History will repeat itself – exhibition and book (2007){/link}

The Avant-Garde in the Rearview Mirror

{link:http://edoc.hu-berlin.de/dissertationen/arns-inke-2004-02-20/PDF/Arns.pdf}The Avant-Garde in the Rearview Mirror – dissertation, German PDF (2004){/link}

What is Modern Art? (Group Show)

{link:http://www.inkearns.de/_websites/wima/english/index.htm}What is Modern Art? – exhibition and book (2006){/link}


{link:http://www.irwin-retroprincip.de/eng/index.htm}Irwin: Retroprincip 1983–2003 – exhibition and book (2003){/link}