Babenhausen, 1997, Hito Steyerl © Hito Steyerl
Hito Steyerl © Leon Kahane

In Person:

Hito Steyerl

December 6 to 8, 2023

Hito Steyerl needs no introduction. The Munich-born artist, filmmaker, theorist and professor and her work have in the past few years been present at nearly every major event in the art world (documenta, Venice Biennale, Skulptur Projekte Münster, etc.) and she is one of the most influential contemporary artists.
 
Encompassing every single-channel film work that the trained filmmaker (Academy of Visual Arts Tokyo and HFF Munich) has made available for theatrical screenings, this retrospective is nevertheless the first to take place within a film context – a one time opportunity to dip into Steyerl’s multi-faceted thinking apparatus in a cinema setting. Outstanding in her work is a conceptual openness paired with an irrepressible freedom to interweave what are at first glance different contexts, styles of images, and stories.
 
Steyerl's work has a disposition for the documentary and curator Florian Ebner has even described it as work "about the documentary," in which a change of perspective is programmatic. In her work, montage and collage are the primary tools used to create new contexts and investigate the politics of space and the power relations that manifested in it. Steyerl also establishes relationships between biographical details as well as her own person and that which she shows. Testimony, the combination of war, economy and art, racism and far-right violence, the questioning and deconstruction of her own filmic devices, and curiosity for digital technologies are all part of this thinking apparatus. (Dietmar Schwärzler / Translation: Ted Fendt)

With Hito Steyerl in attendance from December 6 to 8, 2023

In collaboration with sixpackfilm

All works by Hito Steyerl: Courtesy the artist, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York and Esther Schipper, Berlin/Paris/Seoul 
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