[artinfo] Fanshop of Globalization / Glamour and Globalization

Inke Arns inke.arns at snafu.de
Thu Apr 27 04:16:03 CEST 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, Praesident der 
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 

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 0100101110101101.org 
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:

0100101110101101.org (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

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

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