17 May – 27 July 2014

with Saâdane Afif, Rachal Bradley, Matti Braun, Ruth Buchanan, Natalie Czech, Alexandra Leykauf, Shahryar Nashat, Harald Popp


Friday, 16 May 2014 at 7pm

(admission free)

VenueWestfälischer Kunstverein, Rothenburg 30, 48143 Münster
Opening hoursDi–So von 11–19 Uhr
admission4 € / concessions 2 € / members free


During the course of the twentieth century, repetition has emerged as a central artistic strategy. The fact that this need not necessarily result today in serial doubling strategies is demonstrated by the Westfälischer Kunstverein in the form of a group of young, contemporary positions. Working in different media, repetition is currently utilised in particular as a method in the production of knowledge and discourse. Central to this are instances of reshowing, retelling and rediscovering in the sense of an appropriation and a topicalization. Found material is subject to scrutiny and recontextualised, and throughout this process, much attention is paid to a reflexive engagement with individual conditions of production, as well as to the general production of cultural knowledge.

Curators: Anna Sabrina Schmid and Kristina Scepanski



Public Programme


11 June- 2 July 2014


In cooperation with filmclub münster, Westfälischer Kunstverein presents a film series on the topic of repetition at Schloßtheater.


Melchersstr. 81
48149 Münster


Tickets 6 €
for Kunstverein members 4 €


Wednesday, June 11, 6:30 pm

Charlie Kaufman: „Synecdoche, New York“, 2008 (124 min.)

(English version)



Monday, June 16, 6:30 pm

Chris Marker & Alain Resnais: „Les statues meurent aussi“, 1953 (30 min.)

(French version)

Chris Marker: „Level Five“, 1997 (106 min.)

(French with English subtitles)



Wednesday, June 18, 6:30 pm

Michael Haneke: „Caché“, 2005 (117 min.)

(German version)



Monday, June 23, 6:30 pm

Spike Jonze: „Adaptation“, 2002 (110 min.)

(English with German subtitles)



Wednesday, June 25, 6:30 pm

Alain Resnais: „Letztes Jahr in Marienbad“, 1961 (90 min.)

(French with German subtitles)



Monday, June 30, 6:30 pm

Ingmar Bergman: „Persona“, 1966 (84 min.)

(Swedish with German subtitles)



Wednesday, July 2, 6:30 pm

Jim Jarmusch: „The Limits of Control“, 2009 (117 min.)

(English with German subtitles)




Thursday, May 22, 6 pm

Friday, June 13,  6 pm

Sunday, July 6, 2 pm

(in German)


Additional guided tours in German or English on request.




“Repetition. Revision of an aesthetic core concept”
3-5 July 2014

An Academy of Fine Arts Münster conference held in conjunction with the Westfälischer Kunstverein

The conference understands repetition to be an aesthetic core concept by means of which the interplay between philosophical discourse and artistic practices can be described as a form of contemporaneity subject to incessant transformation. It is here that the continual revision of the concept of repetition already obtains as an approach.

The intention is, above all, to make the question regarding the philosophical and (cultural) theoretical implications inherent in the artistic treatment of repetition a central focus of this revision. Furthermore, through the engagement and critique of different artistic strategies, it is ultimately intended to show that repetition in the visual arts acquires a latency; the significance of this latency for academic research is yet to be ascertained.

The conference starts on Thursday, July 3 at 5 pm in H2 in the Lecture Theatre Building, Schlossplatz 46, 48143 Münster. There will be a welcoming address by Prof. Claudia Blümle, deputy vice chancellor the Academy of Fine Arts Münster and deputy principle of academic research, an introduction by Elena Höckmann and Till Julian Huss, the organisational directors of the conference, and a keynote speech by Prof. Dr. Reinold Schmücker from the University of Münster. This will be followed by a collective viewing of the exhibition and drinks at the Westfälischer Kunstverein.

The lectures on the other two days will be held in the lecture theatre of the Academy of Fine Arts Münster, Leonardo-Campus 2, 48149 Münster. The lectures and addresses will be in German.


For details of the daily conference schedule:


Participation in the conference is free of charge. To register, please send an Email to:

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