Hito Steyerl’s critical reflection on social developments and artistic exploration of digital technologies have inspired numerous young artists. In 2017 she was nominated the most influential figure in the art world by the magazine Art Review. A jointly developed exhibition by K21 in Düsseldorf and the Centre Pompidou in Paris will now present an overview of her work. The spectrum ranges from her early documentary films on racism and neo-Nazism in reunified Germany to artistic works and essays which advanced the discourse on the “documentary turn”, as well as her current analyses on changing visual culture as a consequence of digital transformation. Her intensive studies on artificial intelligence and public art influenced by speculative interests are the main focus of the exhibition. Hito Steyerl, born in Munich in 1966, is a professor of experimental film and video at the Berlin University of the Arts. Her works have been presented at numerous international exhibitions, such as the documenta, the Sculpture Projects Münster and the Venice Biennale. She was awarded the Käthe Kollwitz Prize in 2019. This exhibition will be Steyerl’s first retrospective in Germany and the first major comprehensive exhibition in France.
Artistic director: Susanne Gaensheimer
Artist: Hito Steyerl
Curators: Florian Ebner, Doris Krystof, Marcella Lista