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Inke Arns

IRWIN: Retroprincip 1983-2003 is curated by Inke Arns (*1968), independent curator and PhD candidate at the Institute of Slavic Literatures of the Humboldt-University, Berlin (Germany), where she has been lecturing from 2000-2001. Her dissertation, entitled “Objects in the Mirror Are Closer Than They May Appear: The Avantgarde in the Rear View Mirror”, deals with the reception of the historical avant-garde in artistic projects of the 1980s and 1990s in ex-Yugoslavia and Russia.

Her curatorial work includes exhibitions, festivals and conferences on international media art and culture, like OSTranenie 93 at the Bauhaus Dessau; Minima Media: Medienbiennale Leipzig 1994, Leipzig; discord. sabotage of realities, Kunstverein, Hamburg 1996/97; body of the message, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, 1998; update 2.0, ZKM Karlsruhe/ Goethe-Institute, 2000; Kinetographien, an interdisciplinary conference of the Institute of Slavistics at the European Academy Berlin, October 2001, and Social Technologies at Kokerei Zollverein, Essen 2003. Together with Dieter Daniels she is currently working on the development of an audio-visual net-based “Introduction to Media Art” for the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) Karlsruhe and the Art Academy (HGB) in Leipzig where she is also teaching.

She is a founding member of the translocal Syndicate network (*1996-2001), of the Berlin-based mikro association for the advancement of media cultures (*1998) and of the Spectre mailing list for media culture in Deep Europe (*2001).
She has published widely on issues of media/net culture/art in international magazines and books, amongst others in Praxis Internet (Frankfurt/Main: Suhrkamp, 2002), Leonardo Electronic Almanach (USA), Kunstforum International (D), ArtIndia (IND) and Convergence: Journal of Research into New Technologies (UK). Her book on Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) was published in March 2002 (Museum Ost-deutsche Galerie, Regensburg); her second book Net Cultures was published by Europäische Verlagsanstalt (Hamburg) in April 2002.


Francis Hunger

Visual artist in the field of computing and programming especially Recent work: "Krystalia" (2003) and "Black Holes on the internet" (long term work in progress). Theoretical research "Computer as a male machine" on the use of computer in a capitalist economy and patriarchic society. An overview about exhibitions and participation in festivals and workshops is available on

Broad experience in organisation and setting up of exhibitions and events. Among them: Ostranenie (1995, 1997, 1999) at Bauhaus Dessau, Werkleitz-Biennale (2000, 2002), Der elektronische Sonntag, Leipzig(since 1999)



Irwin: Malewitsch between two wars (1985)