Femke Herregraven


"A reversal of what is expected"

7 July – 16 September 2018


Friday, 6 July at 7pm
(admission free)

VenueWestfälischer Kunstverein, Rothenburg 30, 48143 Münster
Opening Hours Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 7pm
Admission4 € / 2 € concessions / members free


Femke Herregraven (b. 1982, Nijmegen) is interested in the increasingly blurry boundaries between material and digital realities and the consequences for human existence resulting from this fusion. She draws on a systematic meta-narrative that accompanies her research and production at all times. It concerns complex structures and the rules of international finance, the processes of which are for the most part non-material despite demanding a material infrastructure, which they in turn shape and influence in sustained ways. Femke Herregraven’s first institutional solo show “A reversal of what is expected” at the Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster will be governed by two great supra-individual anxieties of our present-day world. According to Herregraven, these very fears are braided around the financial sector and ecological questions. She considers these two fields to be interconnected due to our reactions to them: we actually expect catastrophe (deriving from our experience), we school ourselves in predictions and speculation and ultimately try to save ourselves by taking out insurance policies that sometimes bet on and invest in those very catastrophes, that is to say, their speculative outcomes and consequences.


Curated by Kristina Scepanski.


Photos: LWL/Anne Neier and Thorsten Arendt

With kind support by the Kingdom of the Netherlands
and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Public Programme


Exhibition Walkthrough with Femke Herregraven

Saturday, 7 July at 2 pm


Guided tours with curator Kristina Scepanski

Friday, 20 July at 6 pm

Thursday, 23 August 6 pm


Crypto PingPong with Femke Herregraven und Ana María Gómez López

(!) Sunday, 16 September at 5 pm +++ CHANGE OF DATE +++


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