DR. INKE ARNS Curator and Author


Exhibitions on view: Dan Perjovschi: The Hard Drawing, HMKV at the Dortmunder U (levels 0-7), until August 2017; Darko Fritz: Zagreb Confidential – Imaginary Futures, HMKV at the Dortmunder U, 1 – 31 October 2016

Upcoming exhibitions: The World Without Us. Narratives on the Age of Non-Human Actors, HMKV Dortmund, 22 Oct 2016 – 5 March 2017 (opening: 21 Oct 2016); Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke: #Additivist Speculations. On the Far Side of the Marchlands, Schering Stiftung, Berlin, 2 Feb – 26 March 2017 (opening: 1 Feb 2017); Alien Matter, exhibition of the transmediale 2017 (“ever elusive”), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, 3 Feb – 5 March 2017 (opening: 2 Feb 2017); The Border, exhibition project by the Goethe-Institute Moscow, various venues in Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia, 2017-2018

Awards: After receiving an Honorable Mention at ART COLOGNE in 2013, Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV) has been nominated for the fifth time for the ADKV-ART COLOGNE Prize for Kunstvereine 2014. 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); 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

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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}