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For artists we provide a platform for extensive presentation of media works, gallerists get a direct contact to international professional audiences, collectors find a worldwide overview of contemporary trends in moving image, curators can do research via keywords and compilations, teachers use presentation opportunities for students and all professionals get password protected, extensive information about video works worldwide.

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

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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.

Duration: 17.03. - 10.06.2018

image: © Richard Mosse

Anna Gaskell. Hide and Seek

Curated by Nadia Ismail

The Kunsthalle Gießen is pleased to present the first institutional solo-exhibition in Germany by the New York based artist Anna Gaskell (*1969 Des Moines/Iowa). The exhibition focuses on photographic and time-based works which have largely characterised the American artists Œuvre since 1996.

Duration: 27.01. - 08.04.2018

image: © Anna Gaskell and Light Manufacturing/Esto, Courtesy: Galerie Gisela Capitain, Köln

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)

Featured videos

VIDEONALE.16 Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts 2017

The 16th Videonale - Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts, this year took place under the title PERFORM! The exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum Bonn featured recent works by a total of 43 international artists

KINO DER KUNST

2017 a worldwide unique combination of film festival and art exhibition, held its third edition in April 2017. Movie theatres and museums all over Munich presented an International Competition as well as special focuses, artists talks, smposions and multi-channel installations.

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.

Artemovendo – in collaboration with Goethe Institut Porto Alegre

The video works shown in Artemovendo present a morphology of ambiguous entities, creatures or technical devices. Natural environments are contrasted with artificial, fully computer-designed worlds. Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish whether we have been invited to take a look at the outside world or into a laboratory; even dimensions appear to be chosen arbitrarily. Or do we happen to be entering a microscopically small universe that has been magnified many times over?

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ZHANG Xiaodi

Works


Statement

‘Image is not only an art-form, it should be at one with the essences of《I-Ching》(Book Of Change,it’s about natural state of the universe, or transfiguration of time and space)’. Our predecessors depict realities through hexagrams; we today see mere intimations. From theatrical montage to‘plain montage’, image is being expanded like a scroll, reconnects to the ubiquitous changes, restores the breathings of reality and clarifies the metaphors, which has been lost in the vast material world. Image is an imitation of life and it transplants reality into the theater of shadow. Fragments of life manifest themselves in the aura of image, turning realism into surrealism. Every gaze makes up for the disappearing aura, every viewing attempts to decipher the metaphors of life, and every breath mourns for the relic in the near future.


Biography

born 1983 August 22
Hometown:Hubei Province,Jingzhou

Education

2003-2007
Bachelor's Degree from Beijing Film Academy in Department of Film Art.
2011-Present
Post-Graduate Degree from Central Academy of Fine Art in Department of Photography.

Acheivments

Film "Death Fugue" received "Best Experimental Film" Award in “12th University Student Film Festival”.
"Wu Song Kills His Sister-in-law" received "Outstanding Assignment" Award in
“Beijing Film Academy Students’ Award”.

2006 Received National Scholarship.

Exhibitions

2011
“Entanglement” Photography Dialogue between China and Holland.
(Beijing, Central Academy of Fine Art / Koninklijke Acdemie van Beeldende Kunsten Den Haag)

2012
Works exhibited in 5th Beijing International Biennale.
(Beijing, National Art Museum of China)
CAFA “Counter-point” Exhibition. (Beijing, CAFA)

2013
“Focus on Talents Project” Finalists Exhibition. ( Beijing, Today Art Museum)

ZHANG Xiaodi
born 1983 August 22 Hometown:Hubei Province,Jingzhou Education 2003-2007 Bachelor's Degree from Beijing Film Academy in Department of Film Art. 2011-Present Post-Graduate Degree from Central Academy of Fine Art in Department of Photography. Acheivments Film Death Fugue received Best Experimental Film Award in “12th University Student Film Festival”. Wu Song Kills His Sister-in-law received Outstanding Assignment Award in “Beijing Film Academy Students’ Award”. 2006 Received National Scholarship. Exhibitions 2011 “Entanglement” Photography Dialogue between China and Holland. (Beijing, Central Academy of Fine Art / Koninklijke Acdemie van Beeldende Kunsten Den Haag) 2012 Works exhibited in 5th Beijing International Biennale. (Beijing, National Art Museum of China) CAFA “Counter-point” Exhibition. (Beijing, CAFA) 2013 “Focus on Talents Project” Finalists Exhibition. ( Beijing, Today Art Museum)

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