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REFRACTED REALITIES at VIDEONALE.17

In optics, “refraction” refers to the bending of a beam of light, a change in direction which occurs at the moment when it passes from one medium to another. Through refraction, the light wave alters course, changing the way we perceive the objects it illuminates in the process. This optical deviation requires us to repeatedly correct our gaze, comparing the beginning and end points of our perception with reality, and bringing the object we see clearly into focus. In its figurative sense, refraction refers to a critical reflection on the means and channels of visualization, and by extension the possibility of a rearticulation of our view of things – how they are, were, or apparently always have been.
Image: © Sohrab Hura

Critics’ Pick: Loop Fair Barcelona 2018 by Nicole Büsing and Heiko Klaas

Barcelona. At the end of November 2018 the 16th edition of the video fair LOOP took place in Barcelona. Founded by the gallery owners Emilio Álvarez and Carlos Durán, the special fair is internationally regarded as the most important meeting of the video scene. During the three intensive days of the fair, embedded in the ten-day LOOP Festival, artistic director Carolina Ciuti succeeded in bringing important protagonists of the international video scene to the Catalan capital.
Image: © Hans Op de Beeck

Expanding Bauhaus.
New Reflections on the Bauhaus Movement in Time-Based Media Art
/ Goethe Institute Netherlands

A screening series selected by Elke Kania (Cologne), Julia Sökeland (Hamburg) and Ludwig Seyfarth (Berlin)

With its combination of various arts such as painting, photography film, architecture, fashion, product and interior design and textile art, the Bauhaus is still considered the epitome of a technologically advanced modernity. Last but not least, the attempt to create the whole society aesthetically, inspired many artists worldwide.
Image: © Adnan Softic

Breaking News
Von Kelterborn Collection

Over the past 20 years, the Frankfurt couple Mario and Julia von Kelterborn have put together a collection mostly of politically explosive, socially themed video art and photography by internationally known artists. It is their conviction that art can help us to understand the present day with all its complexity, contradictions and disturbing cruelty, but also its positive potential.
image: © Richard Mosse

Featured videos

Johan Grimonprez

Johan Grimonprez’s critically acclaimed work dances on the borders of practice and theory, art and cinema, documentary and fiction, demanding a double take on the part of the viewer. Informed by an archeology of present-day media, his work seeks out the tension between the intimate and the bigger picture of globalization. It questions our contemporary sublime, one framed by a fear industry that has infected political and social dialogue. By suggesting new narratives through which to tell a story, his work emphasizes a multiplicity of realities.
image: © Johan Griminprez

64th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2018

In the course of more than five decades, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen has become one of the world's most respected film events and in its 64th issue over 500 films were shown selected out of more than 7.000 films submitted.
Image: © Dimitri Venkov

Christoph Faulhaber: Revolution & Architecture

Kunsthalle Osnabrück / June 15 to October 2, 2018
With "Revolution & Architecture" Christoph Faulhaber (* 1972 in Osnabrück, lives in Hamburg) conceives, builds, designs and opens a whole series of very different rooms in the Kunsthalle Osnabrück. In order to discover the revolutionary aspect of these "architectures", one has to look at the social implications of interior design in general. In the forum the visitor then enters Faulhaber's cinematic autobiography "Every Picture is an Empty Picture" as in the eye of the cyclone: The work is split into 15 individual films and surrounds the visitor in a circle.
Image: © Christoph Faulhaber

B3 – ON DESIRE

With the key topic ON DESIRE, B3 will in fall 2017 reflect on the latest trends relating to the moving image in art and media from a political, technological and aesthetic perspective. Desire as yearning, wish, lust or hope and its translation into moving images will be explored in an artistic, social, political, sociopolitical and historical perspective and critically examined. . . .
Image: © Jesper Just, Servitudes (2015)

Stiftung imai – inter media art institute

The Düsseldorf based foundation imai – inter media art institute was founded in 2006 in order to establish an institution in Germany dedicated to the distribution and preservation of media art and associated activities.
Image: © Marcel Odenbach

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Biography

Born:Tel Aviv, Israel
Lives and works in NYC, USA.

Education


2010
M.F.A, School of the Arts, Columbia University , NYC.

2003 - 05
post graduate program, Bezalel academy of arts & design , Tel-Aviv.

2001 - 02
non graduate studies, Hamidrasha School of Art , Bet Berl.

2000
B.Arch, Architecture Department , Bezalel academy, Jerusalem.

Solo exhibitions


2008
Panoramas, Herzelia Museum of Art, Herzelia, Israel.

2005
Persona, The Heder Gallery, Tel- Aviv, Israel.

2004 Diamond In A Rough, Hamidrasha Gallery, Bet Berl, Israel.

Selected group exhibitions


2010
The Benefit for the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York.
Neo Barbarism, Rothschild 69, Tel Aviv, Israel. In Practice Project, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY.
EAF 10 , Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY.
The Young Israelis, Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC.
MFA Thesis show, Fisher Landau Art Center, Queens, NYC.
CPH PIX, Copenhagen film festival, Denmark.
Brooklyn is Burning, PS1 Museum, Queens, NYC.

2009
First Year MFA show, Wallach gallery, Columbia University, NYC.

2007
Boys Craft, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel.
Video Marina, Bat Yam Museum of Art, Bat Yam, Israel.

2006
Simple, Milliken Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.
Normality, The Heder Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Cortitos, Digital Nedia Gallery, New York City, New York, USA.

2005
Lost in Translation, 7th International Istambul Beinnial, Istambul, Turkey.
Power, Omanut Haarets, Reding, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
May, Post-Graduate final exhibition, Bezalel Academy, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2004
The Scream, Kav 16 Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

2003
Wonderyears, NGBK Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
Project In House, The Gallery in Um El Fahem, Um El Fahem, Israel.

2002
Graduate final exhibition, Hamidrasha School of Art, Bet Berl, Israel.
The Shadow, The Gallery of the Midrasha, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Video Balagan, Experamental Films, Coolidge, Chicago, USA .

Artist - in - residency


2007 Hotel Pupik, Schratenberg, Austria.

Scholarships and awards


2010
The Lotos foundation prize for students in the Art and Science, New York City.

2010-09
Merit Scholarship, Columbia University School of the Arts, NYC.

2007
The New Foundation for Cinema & TV, a Grant for a short film, Israel.

2007 Samuel Givon Prize, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv.

2005 - 06
The Israel America Fund for Cultur.

Publications


2008 Hebrew work, The New York times, review about the Israeli contemporary art scene.
2008 HaMidrasha no.12 Issue, HaMidrasha School of The Arts, Israel.
2005 HaMidrasha no.7 Issue, HaMidrasha School of The Arts, Israel.
2003 Springerin issu no. 2, Mirror-Inverted, Berlin, Germany.

Lior Shvil
Born:Tel Aviv, Israel Lives and works in NYC, USA. Education 2010 M.F.A, School of the Arts, Columbia University , NYC. 2003 - 05 post graduate program, Bezalel academy of arts & design , Tel-Aviv. 2001 - 02 non graduate studies, Hamidrasha School of Art , Bet Berl. 2000 B.Arch, Architecture Department , Bezalel academy, Jerusalem. Solo exhibitions 2008 Panoramas, Herzelia Museum of Art, Herzelia, Israel. 2005 Persona, The Heder Gallery, Tel- Aviv, Israel. 2004 Diamond In A Rough, Hamidrasha Gallery, Bet Berl, Israel. Selected group exhibitions 2010 The Benefit for the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York. Neo Barbarism, Rothschild 69, Tel Aviv, Israel. In Practice Project, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY. EAF 10 , Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY. The Young Israelis, Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC. MFA Thesis show, Fisher Landau Art Center, Queens, NYC. CPH PIX, Copenhagen film festival, Denmark. Brooklyn is Burning, PS1 Museum, Queens, NYC. 2009 First Year MFA show, Wallach gallery, Columbia University, NYC. 2007 Boys Craft, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel. Video Marina, Bat Yam Museum of Art, Bat Yam, Israel. 2006 Simple, Milliken Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden. Normality, The Heder Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. Cortitos, Digital Nedia Gallery, New York City, New York, USA. 2005 Lost in Translation, 7th International Istambul Beinnial, Istambul, Turkey. Power, Omanut Haarets, Reding, Tel-Aviv, Israel. May, Post-Graduate final exhibition, Bezalel Academy, Tel-Aviv, Israel. 2004 The Scream, Kav 16 Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel. 2003 Wonderyears, NGBK Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Project In House, The Gallery in Um El Fahem, Um El Fahem, Israel. 2002 Graduate final exhibition, Hamidrasha School of Art, Bet Berl, Israel. The Shadow, The Gallery of the Midrasha, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Video Balagan, Experamental Films, Coolidge, Chicago, USA . Artist - in - residency 2007 Hotel Pupik, Schratenberg, Austria. Scholarships and awards 2010 The Lotos foundation prize for students in the Art and Science, New York City. 2010-09 Merit Scholarship, Columbia University School of the Arts, NYC. 2007 The New Foundation for Cinema & TV, a Grant for a short film, Israel. 2007 Samuel Givon Prize, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv. 2005 - 06 The Israel America Fund for Cultur. Publications 2008 Hebrew work, The New York times, review about the Israeli contemporary art scene. 2008 HaMidrasha no.12 Issue, HaMidrasha School of The Arts, Israel. 2005 HaMidrasha no.7 Issue, HaMidrasha School of The Arts, Israel. 2003 Springerin issu no. 2, Mirror-Inverted, Berlin, Germany.

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