Exhibition

5. May – 28. Jul 2024

Coming Soon: Techno Worlds

Place: robotron-Kantine Lingnerallee

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  • Vinca Petersen: Mel DJs, 1997, Courtesy by the artist
    Vinca Petersen: Mel DJs, 1997, Courtesy by the artist
  • Loretta Fahrenholz: Gap Years 4, 2021/22, 18 teilige Fotoserie, 2022, 80x60 cm, courtesy Galerie Buchholz
    Loretta Fahrenholz: Gap Years 4, 2021/22, 18 teilige Fotoserie, 2022, 80x60 cm, courtesy Galerie Buchholz
  • Sarah Schönfeld: All You Can Feel/ Planets, Ketamine, 2013, Ketamin auf Fotonegativ, vergrößert als C-Print, 70 x 70 cm, Courtesy by the artist, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024
    Sarah Schönfeld: All You Can Feel/ Planets, Ketamine, 2013, Ketamin auf Fotonegativ, vergrößert als C-Print, 70 x 70 cm, Courtesy by the artist, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024
  • Tobias Zielony: Maskirovka, Archival pigment print, 70 x 105 cm, courtesy of the artist, KOW, Berlin, Foto: Line, 2017 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024
    Tobias Zielony: Maskirovka, Archival pigment print, 70 x 105 cm, courtesy of the artist, KOW, Berlin, Foto: Line, 2017 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024
  • Tobias Zielony: Maskirovka, Archival pigment print, 70x105 cm, courtesy of the artist, KOW, Berlin, Foto: Make-Up, 2017 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024
    Tobias Zielony: Maskirovka, Archival pigment print, 70x105 cm, courtesy of the artist, KOW, Berlin, Foto: Make-Up, 2017 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024
  • Zuzanna Czebatul: Macromolecule Exploiting some Biological Target, 2021, Polyester, Digitaldruck auf Nylon, Foto: Bert Heinzlmeier. Courtesy of the artist
    Zuzanna Czebatul: Macromolecule Exploiting some Biological Target, 2021, Polyester, Digitaldruck auf Nylon, Foto: Bert Heinzlmeier. Courtesy of the artist
  • Henrike Naumann und Bastian Hagedorn: The Museum of Trance, 2021, mixed media installation,
Foto: Nik Mantilla/Henrike Naumann
    Henrike Naumann und Bastian Hagedorn: The Museum of Trance, 2021, mixed media installation, Foto: Nik Mantilla/Henrike Naumann
  • Carsten Nicolai: future past perfect pt. 03 (u_08-1), 2009, HD-Kurzfilm, 03:43 Min, Video-Still, Courtesy by Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin und Pace Gallery, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
    Carsten Nicolai: future past perfect pt. 03 (u_08-1), 2009, HD-Kurzfilm, 03:43 Min, Video-Still, Courtesy by Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin und Pace Gallery, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021
  • Jeremy Shaw: Morning Has Broken, 2001, Super-8-Film zu Digitalvideo, 3:30 Min, mit Sound, Film-Still, Courtesy of the artist und Macaulay Fine Arts, Vancouver und KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, London, Seoul
    Jeremy Shaw: Morning Has Broken, 2001, Super-8-Film zu Digitalvideo, 3:30 Min, mit Sound, Film-Still, Courtesy of the artist und Macaulay Fine Arts, Vancouver und KÖNIG GALERIE, Berlin, London, Seoul
  • Lisa Rovner: Sisters with Transistors, 2020, Film-Still, 84 Min, Foto: Peggy Weil
    Lisa Rovner: Sisters with Transistors, 2020, Film-Still, 84 Min, Foto: Peggy Weil
  • Paul Barsch & Tilman Hornig: Immer Müde Und Scheiss Wetter In New York, 2019, Installation,  courtesy oft he artists, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024
    Paul Barsch & Tilman Hornig: Immer Müde Und Scheiss Wetter In New York, 2019, Installation, courtesy oft he artists, © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2024
  • Loretta Fahrenholz: Gap Years 16, Serie von 18 Fotos, 2021/22, 62,9x80 cm, Edition of 2 + 1 AP (1/), courtesy Galerie Buchholz
    Loretta Fahrenholz: Gap Years 16, Serie von 18 Fotos, 2021/22, 62,9x80 cm, Edition of 2 + 1 AP (1/), courtesy Galerie Buchholz
  • Das Kunsthaus Dresden zeigt in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Goethe-Institut in der robotron-Kantine die Deutschlandpremiere dieses weltweit tourenden Projektes TECHNO WORLDS, © Goethe Institut
    Das Kunsthaus Dresden zeigt in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Goethe-Institut in der robotron-Kantine die Deutschlandpremiere dieses weltweit tourenden Projektes TECHNO WORLDS, © Goethe Institut

Contemporary art at the interface of music, art, pop culture, media and technology at the robotron canteen

Techno is more than just a music genre or a specific form of club and youth culture: as a global phenomenon, techno has not only shaped music history worldwide, but has also been an impulse for shifts in contemporary culture, art, pop culture, media and technology, social utopias and urban spaces. Techno, as an attitude to life and the zeitgeist, transcends borders, reflects the social, urban and economic structures, creates (open) spaces, and can be a political tool. The exhibition TECHNO WORLDS reflects the multi-layered phenomenon of techno cultures with artworks by international and local artists. The artworks presented in the exhibition connect the global history and present of techno: For example, the history of techno in relation to deindustrialization, the recent history of clubs as spaces for utopia, youth culture, as well as spaces for thought and freedom, its initiation of a global development initiated by the Detroit based African American music culture of the 1980s. And last but not least the importance of techno culture as a safe space for people who in other places, especially under authoritarian regimes, are being discriminated or persecuted.

 

The exhibition was developed by Goethe-Institut and will be presented at various museums and exhibition venues worldwide until 2026. In collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, the Kunsthaus Dresden is presenting the German premiere of this exhibition in the robotron canteen – also a former venue of the Dresden club scene.

An interdisciplinary program of live events, club evenings and talks developed in collaboration with Klubnetz Dresden e. V. accompanies TECHNO WORLDS in Dresden.

Artists:

DeForrest Brown Jr. & Abu Qadim Haqq, Tony Cokes, Chicks on Speed, Aleksandra Domanović, Zuzanna Czebatul, Rangoato Hlasane, Ryōji Ikeda, Maryam Jafri, Robert Lippok, M+M, Henrike Naumann & Bastian Hagedorn, Mamba Negra, Carsten Nicolai, The Otolith Group, Vinca Petersen, Daniel Pflumm, Sarah Schönfeld, Jeremy Shaw, Dominique White and Tobias Zielony

Artists Joining in Dresden: Paul Barsch & Tilman Hornig, Loretta Fahrenholz, Moritz Simon Geist, Antje Meichsner, Cornelia Friederike Müller aka CFM, Ina Weise and Frank Zitzmann

Documentary: Romuald Karmakar, Lisa Rovner and Jacqueline Caux

Fashion: Kerstin Greiner

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EVENTS:
SA 4.05. from 6 pm EXHIBITION OPENING
Wed 15.05. 5 pm Guided tour/discussion on IDAHIT (international day against homo- and transphobia) in cooperation with gerede e.V.
Sun 19.05. INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY
1 p.m. Guided tour TECHNO WORLDS
3 p.m. Guided tour of the history of the robotron canteen
Fri 24.05. 3 – 7 pm UMBRUCH / LOCAL / GLOBAL (other location: oka)
Sat 25.05. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. FACHTAG CLUBKULTUR
Sat 8.06. from 6 pm MUSEUMSNACHT Dresden TECHNO / XENO / GENDER

During opening hours, there will be people in the exhibition to talk to – please feel free to contact them. Special guided tours can be booked at any time.

Admission free
in cooperation with Klubnetz Dresden e. V.

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An internationally touring exhibition of the Goethe-Institut. German premiere in Dresden in co-operation with Kunsthaus Dresden.

Curated by Mathilde Weh, Justin Hoffmann, Creamcake

Curators of the contributions and program of events from Dresden: Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz, Kerstin Flasche  & Felix Buchta

Events:

  • Party

    Place: robotron-Kantine / Lingnerallee am Skatepark / 01067 Dresden

    Sat, 4. May 2024, ab 18 h Einlass / 19 h Beginn Programm / 21 h - 1 h Aftershow

    Opening & Aftershow

    We cordially invite you to the opening of the German premiere of TECHNO WORLDS, an exhibition and program of events in collaboration with Goethe-Institut, on Saturday 4 May 2024 at the robotron canteen!

    18 h ADMISSION

    19 h GRUSSWORTE:
    Annekatrin Klepsch (Bürgermeisterin Kultur, Wissenschaft und Tourismus Landeshauptstadt Dresden), Dr. Wolf Iro (Leiter der Abteilung Kultur, Goethe-Institut), Martina de Maizière (Stiftung Kunst & Musik für Dresden)

    OPENING PANEL TECHNO WORLDS:
    Mathilde Weh (Kuratorisches Team Goethe-Institut), Justin Hoffmann (Kunstverein Wolfsburg), Creamcake (Interdisziplinäre Plattform, Berlin), Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz (Kunsthaus Dresden) and Kerstin Flasche (Kunsthaus Dresden)
    Moderation: Sophia Littkopf

    21 -1 h AFTERSHOW with DJ-Kollektiv ProZecco

    Drinks& Snacks Speisewerk

  • Guided Tour

    Place: robotron-Kantine / Lingnerallee am Skatepark / 01067 Dresden

    Wed, 15. May 2024, 17 - 18:30 h

    IDAHIT (international day against homo- and transphobia)

    17 h Führung „Queer outa space and under water. Zur queeren Geschichte des Techno“

    Nicht erst seitdem ein Leben und Tanzen im Techno-‚Metaversum‘ von queeren Elfenwesen und Cybernymphen in einer Art Techno-Cos-Play zelebriert wird, gilt der Rave als Ort, um die Fesseln reaktionärer Genderkonzepte, Heteronormativität und Binarität abzustreifen. Mit ihren Wurzeln im Afrofuturismus der 1980er Jahre und mit ihrer ausgesprochenen Sehnsucht nach einer neuen, sicheren, emanzipatorischen und auch antikolonialen Heimat inkorporieren House, Trance und die Technokultur das Potential einer diversen und fluiden Sphäre für grenzenlose Identitätskonstruktionen.

    Wir wollen gemeinsam die Ausstellung TECHNO WORLDS besuchen und Werke vorstellen und diskutieren, die nicht nur eine queere Geschichte des Techno erzählen, sondern auch queere Utopien im Techno suchen.

     

  • Guided Tour

    Place: robotron-Kantine / Lingnerallee am Skatepark / 01067 Dresden

    Sun, 19. May 2024, 12 - 18 h

    International Museum Day

    1 p.m. Guided tour TECHNO WORLDS

    3 p.m. Tour and insights into the history of the robotron canteen

    Free admission

    Click here for the program of the International Museum Day

  • Talk

    Place: Externer Ort / other location: oka – objekt klein a Meschwitzstr. 9, 01099 Dresden

    Fri, 24. May 2024, 15 - 19 h

    UMBRUCH / LOKAL / GLOBAL

    Lecture, Panel-Talk & Performance
    On Techno Cultures, Spaces and Appropriations in Times of Transformation.

    The history of techno is intertwined with political and economic transformation processes that made the appropriation of spaces for a new club culture possible. The fusion of different techno scenes into a global phenomenon can also be understood as appropriation, if one looks at the development of house and trance in the heart of African-American music culture in the 1980s. The discussion is dedicated to the appropriation of techno worlds ‚beyond borders‘.
    !Attention! External location: oka – objekt klein a Meschwitzstr. 9, 01099 Dresden
    Admission free – donations for Klubnetz Dresden e. V. welcome

  • Conference

    Place: robotron-Kantine / Lingnerallee am Skatepark / 01067 Dresden

    Sat, 25. May 2024, 11 - 19 h

    Fachtag Clubkultur

    In cooperation with Klubnetz Dresden, the „Club Culture“ symposium will also take place as part of the TECHNO WORLDS program. Three panel talks will shed light on the current challenges for club culture creators in urban and rural areas in Saxony.
    „Young / Hip / Broke“
    „City / Country / Club“
    „Club / Culture / Networks“

    Organized and moderated by Klubnetz Dresden e. V.

    Further information: live-in-sachsen.de
    For better planning, the organizers ask for registration by e-mail to lisa@live-in-sachsen.de

  • Place: robotron-Kantine / Lingnerallee am Skatepark / 01067 Dresden

    Sat, 8. Jun – Sun, 9. Jun 2024, 18 bis 1h

    MUSEUMSNACHT TECHNO / XENO / GENDER

    With its roots in the Afrofuturism of the 80s, the fascination with technology, the galaxy and the Other, techno culture incorporates the potential of a diversity- and gender-inclusive sphere. At the museum night, guests can expect a discussion on identity construction and emancipation in techno as well as DJ sets and performances by local actors from the LGBTQIA+ community.

    Updated information will follow soon