Hito Steyerl

Hito Steyerl’s performance lectures I Dreamed a Dream: Politics in the Age of Mass Art Production (2013), and Is the Museum a Battlefield? (2013) are currently screening during our regular public hours, Thursday-Saturday, 11-6 pm
Run: October 9, 2014 – November 22, 2014
Location: The New Foundation Seattle | 312 2nd Avenue South, Seattle
Admission: Free

Please join Foundation staff and special guests for casual and lively discussion of Steyrel’s videos. Group viewings will take place at the Foundation at 5:30 pm on the following Thursdays and Fridays:

Oct 16: Is the Museum a Battlefield? with writer and Evergreen student Rebar Niemi
Oct 17: Is the Museum a Battlefield? with poet Robert Mittenthal
Oct 23: Is the Museum a Battlefield? with cultural critic Charles Mudede
Oct 24: I Dreamed a Dream with artists Coley Mixan and Davida Ingram
Oct 30: I Dreamed a Dream with artist Jason Hirata and SU student David Strand
Nov 7: Is the Museum a Battlefield? with writers Gregory Laynor and Jen Kagan
Nov 13: Is the Museum a Battlefield? with artist and CEO Susie Lee
Nov 14: I Dreamed a Dream with artists Reilly Sinanan and Samuel Wildman
Nov 20: I Dreamed a Dream with Shari D. Behnke and Yoko Ott
Nov 21: Is the Museum a Battlefield? with filmmaker Sandy Cioffi

I Dreamed a Dream: Politics in the Age of Mass Art Production (2013)
Why are there so many art projects today? How did we get to this point? In this performance-lecture, Steyerl compares the age of mass art production with the invention of firearms.

Is the Museum a Battlefield? (2013)
Produced for the 13th Istanbul Biennial, Steyerl explores the title question by tracing the history of an empty bullet casing that she found in Van, Turkey where her activist friend Andrea Wolf, a member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, was executed.

Hito Steyerl is a filmmaker, video artist and writer. The Van Abbe Museum recently hosted her first large-scale mid-career survey show, and in the last year she has had solo exhibitions at both the Art Institute Chicago and the ICA, London. Her work has been included in the 2013 Venice and Istanbul biennales, the 2010 Gwangju and Taipeh biennales, the 2008 Shanghai Biennale, Documenta12 in Kassel in 2007 and Manifesta 5 in 2004. She is a professor of Art and Multimedia at the University of Arts in Berlin.