press release

With P-A-N-T-S-D-O-W-N the Dortmunder Kunstverein becomes a strange parallel world: It shows itself desolate in a state between assembly and dismantling, the exhibition business seems to be discontinued. But in the twilight it rattles and roars. A few insightful spots in the disguised glass façade reveal a secret view of mysterious scenes inside: a peepshow of rampant objects has come to life and transmits hidden messages with the aid of an occult technique.

On invitation of the Dortmunder Kunstverein Nicola Gördes (1987, Lennestadt), Stella Rossié (1989, Bochum) (both received the DEW21 Förderpreis in 2015), Paul Spengemann (1987, Henstedt-Ulzburg) and Gerrit Frohne-Brinkman (1990, Friesoythe) for the first time a joint installation. For this purpose, they merge their artistic media; performance, sculpture, video art and film. They play with formats of entertainment culture in different ways, drawing on elements of pop and trash.

NOTE: The reception of the exhibition is explicitly planned from the outside over the large window front of the Kunstverein and is possible from dusk to dawn. Meanwhile, the Kunstverein remains closed.