DR. INKE ARNS Curator and Author


Exhibitions on view: The World Without Us. Narratives on the Age of Non-Human Actors, HMKV Dortmund, 22 Oct 2016 – 5 March 2017; Dan Perjovschi: The Hard Drawing, HMKV at the Dortmunder U (levels 0-7), until 27 August 2017; Julia Weißenberg: Intangible Standard, HMKV at the Dortmunder U, 1 – 31 January 2017

Upcoming exhibitions: The Border, exhibition project by the Goethe-Institute Moscow, various venues in Russia, the Caucasus, Germany, and Central Asia, 2017-2018 (opening: Moscow, 31 Jan 2017); Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke: On the Far Side of the Marchlands, Schering Stiftung, Berlin, 2 Feb – 26 March 2017 (opening: 1 Feb 2017); alien matter, exhibition in the framework of ever elusive – thirty years of transmediale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, 2 Feb – 5 March 2017 (opening: 2 Feb 2017)

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); The World Without Us (Dortmund: Kettler, 2017, forthcoming); alien matter (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 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}