[artinfo] Autocenter Summer Academy 2016 @HMKV

Inke Arns inke.arns at hmkv.de
Fri Jun 10 11:41:17 CEST 2016

Dear friends and colleagues,

I would like to update you on the upcoming 
Autocenter Summer Academy @HMKV - the 
registration deadline has been extended to 20th 
June 2016. it would be great if you could forward 
this Call for Applications to people who could be 
interested in this! Thanks.

ACSA @HMKV is a unique opportunity to meet and 
exchange with exciting artists, critics and 
curators. ACSA @HMKV will be hosted for the first 
time in Dortmund, Germany. The two-week program 
consists of six courses by internationally 
renowned artists: Heidi Specker, DIS, Carl 
Michael von Hausswolff, Tobias Zielony, Brendan 
Howell, Konrad Smolenski, Thibaut de Ruyter, plus 
many lectures & workshops - by Dan Perjovschi, 
Suzanne Treister, Kito Nedo, Armen Avanessian, 
Kolja Reichert, a.o. - and excursions into the 
Ruhr area.
Please find more information at 

It would be great if you could forward this to 
students, colleagues, friends who might be 
interested in this. It's really a unique 

All the best,




29 Aug - 10 Sep 2016
Autocenter Summer Academy 2016 @HMKV
Directors: Inke Arns, Joep van Liefland, Maik Schierloh
HMKV at the Dortmunder U, and other venues

For its twentieth anniversary, the HMKV will 
focus on its sustained commitment to artistic 
training and education - an important aspect of 
its history - by launching a new format. The 
first Autocenter Summer Academy (ACSA) at HMKV 
will be organised in close collaboration with the 
Berlin-based project space Autocenter, which has 
been successfully hosting summer academies in its 
venue since 2009. With Düsseldorf, Cologne and 
Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia boasts some of 
the country's largest art academies, yet the Ruhr 
is largely excluded from this network. Based on 
this assessment, the HMKV has developed a concept 
of a temporary academy with internationally 
renowned teachers and lecturers aimed at local 
and international art students that will put the 
Ruhr on the international academic map.

We are offering six classes - plus one practical 
class on exhibition making, excursions and 
lectures by guest lecturers.

With: Markus Ambach (Düsseldorf), Armen 
Avanessian (Berlin), DIS (New York), Carl Michael 
von Hausswolff (Stockholm), Brendan Howell 
(Berlin), Kito Nedo (Berlin), Dan Perjovschi 
(Sibiu), Kolja Reichert (Berlin), Thibaut de 
Ruyter (Berlin), Konrad Smolenski (Berne/Warsaw), 
Heidi Specker (Berlin), Suzanne Treister 
(London), Tobias Zielony (Berlin), and many others


Week 1, 29 Aug - 3 Sep 2016
Course 1: DIS (New York)
Course 2: Carl Michael von Hausswolff (Stockholm)
Course 3: Heidi Specker (Berlin)
Course 4 / “Exhibition Making": Thibaut de Ruyter (Berlin)

Week 2, 5 - 10 September 2016
Course 1: Tobias Zielony (Berlin)
Course 2: Brendan Howell (Berlin)
Course 3: Konrad Smolenski (Berne/Warsaw)

* * *
Max 15 participants per course

Admission: 250 ¤ per course incl. lectures, 
workshops, excursions, lunch & snacks, and final 
presentation of the results

Venue: Dortmund, Germany

Schedule: Courses last from Mon-Sat, plus lectures, workshops and excursions

Accommodation: If needed we can assist you 
finding an accommodation in Dortmund.

Register here:

Dr. Inke Arns
Artistic Director
Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV) at the Dortmunder U
Leonie-Reygers-Terrasse, 44137 Dortmund
Office: Hoher Wall 15, 44137 Dortmund, Germany
T + 49 - 231 - 496642-0
F + 49 - 231 - 496642-29

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