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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.

Nadja Verena Marcin - OPHELIA
Stadtgalerie in Saarbrücken, Germany. 2019

OPHELIA is an interdisciplinary performance that is presented in the Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken as a live action and subsequently as a video installation. It reflects the human-induced destruction of nature and creates references to art, literature and science. Dressed in "Ophelia's" dress and equipped with a diving device, Nadja Verena Marcin will climb into an aquarium and try under water to read the text "The Werld" by Daniil Kharms about human perception.
Image: © Nadja Verena Marcin

Igor Simić - WELTSCHMERZ 
at Galerie Beckers, Frankfurt

The exhibition WELTSCHMERZ shows new works by Serbian artist Igor Simic, which he created in connection with his iOS game Golf Club: Wasteland. For this game he and his award-winning gaming and film company Demagog Studio developed a whole world — a storyline with characters and various landscapes — in a post-apocalyptic scenario. The eerie atmosphere of the carefully crafted visual scenery is accompanied by slow paced, nostalgic, sometimes almost chilling music that evokes the feeling of longing for something lost.
Image: © Igor Simić

Fuzzy dark spot
Video art from Hamburg

The exhibition FUZZY DARK SPOT curated by the Hamburg-based video artist Wolfgang Oelze, at the Falckenberg Collection brings together 56 video works by over 30 mostly Hamburg-based artists ranging from the 1970s to the present day, featuring historical and contemporary productions in both thematic and monographic groups.
image: © Stefan Panhans

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

Featured videos

Critics’ Pick: Vienna by Nicole Büsing + Heiko Klaas

The group show “Antarctica. An Exhibition on Alienation” was presented in Vienna during the past winter season. Departing from a note written by the Italian cult director Michelangelo Antonioni referring to a potential glacier melting in the Antarctica and a hint to a film, the two curators from the Kunsthalle Wien, Vanessa Joan Müller and Nicolaus Schafhausen, conceived an exhibition on the topic of alienation and contemporary art. The focus was on the latest contemporary photography and video art by the younger generation of artists.
Image: © Isabella Fürnkäs

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

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

Christoph Faulhaber: Revolution & Architecture

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

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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Sohrab Hura

Works


Biography

Born 1981

Exhibitions

2019
Cincinnati Art Museum – The Levee
Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge UK – Homelands: Art from Bangladesh, India & Pakistan – Snow
La Fete Du Slip, Laussane – The Lost Head & The Bird
Videonale, Kunstmuseum Bonn – The Lost Head & The Bird
India Art Fair – Artist Projects, Presented by Experimenter Gallery – The Lost Head & The Bird
London Short Film Festival - The Lost Head & The Bird


2018
Photo Kathmandu - The Lost Head & The Bird
Uppsala International Short Film Festival - The Lost Head & The Bird
Underdox Film Festival - The Lost Head & The Bird
Vancouver International Film Festival - The Lost Head & The Bird
Image Forum, Tokyo - The Lost Head & The Bird
Arkipel Film Festival - The Lost Head & The Bird
Moscow International Experimental Film Festival (Garage Museum) - The Lost Head & The Bird
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival – The Lost Head & The Bird
Art Basel Hong Kong – presented by Experimenter Gallery – Life is Elewhere
Fotofest Houston: The Levee
Eyes Wild Shut at Le Botanique, Brussels: Life is Elsewhere
India Art Fair – Presented by Experimenter Gallery – Midnight Studies And A Self Portrait

2017
Experimenta: Festival for Moving Image – Curated by Desire Machine Collective: The Lost Head & The Bird
Experimenta: Festival for Moving Image – International Competition Section: Sweet Life
Solo Exhibition at Experimenter Gallery, Kolkata: Sweet Life
Illuminating India at the Science Museum, London – Photography in India from 1857-2017: Sweet Life
Good to Talk, Berlin – presented by Leslie Gallery: The Lost Head & The Bird
A Hundred Mutinies Later at Ffotogallery: The Lost Head & The Bird
Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco - Presented by Euqinom Projects: The Lost Head & The Bird and Sweet Life
Peckham 24, London: The Lost Head & The Bird

2016
The 10th Shanghai Biennale: Sweet Life
Paris Photo, Magnum Gallery
Dubai Photo Exhibition - India Pavillion: Look It’s Getting Sunny Outside!!!

Awards and grants

Shortlist for the Aperture – Paris Photo Photobook of the year 2018 for the book Look It’s Getting Sunny Outside!!!.
Special Mention by the International Jury at the Oberhausen International Film Festival for the film The Lost Head & The Bird (2018)
Award for the best contribution to the NRW category at the Oberhausen International Film Festival for the film The Lost Head & The Bird (2018)


Sohrab Hura
Born 1981 Exhibitions 2019Cincinnati Art Museum – The LeveeKettle’s Yard, Cambridge UK – Homelands: Art from Bangladesh, India & Pakistan – SnowLa Fete Du Slip, Laussane – The Lost Head & The BirdVideonale, Kunstmuseum Bonn – The Lost Head & The BirdIndia Art Fair – Artist Projects, Presented by Experimenter Gallery – The Lost Head & The BirdLondon Short Film Festival - The Lost Head & The Bird 2018Photo Kathmandu - The Lost Head & The BirdUppsala International Short Film Festival - The Lost Head & The BirdUnderdox Film Festival - The Lost Head & The BirdVancouver International Film Festival - The Lost Head & The BirdImage Forum, Tokyo - The Lost Head & The BirdArkipel Film Festival - The Lost Head & The BirdMoscow International Experimental Film Festival (Garage Museum) - The Lost Head & The BirdOberhausen International Short Film Festival – The Lost Head & The BirdArt Basel Hong Kong – presented by Experimenter Gallery – Life is ElewhereFotofest Houston: The LeveeEyes Wild Shut at Le Botanique, Brussels: Life is ElsewhereIndia Art Fair – Presented by Experimenter Gallery – Midnight Studies And A Self Portrait 2017Experimenta: Festival for Moving Image – Curated by Desire Machine Collective: The Lost Head & The BirdExperimenta: Festival for Moving Image – International Competition Section: Sweet LifeSolo Exhibition at Experimenter Gallery, Kolkata: Sweet LifeIlluminating India at the Science Museum, London – Photography in India from 1857-2017: Sweet LifeGood to Talk, Berlin – presented by Leslie Gallery: The Lost Head & The BirdA Hundred Mutinies Later at Ffotogallery: The Lost Head & The BirdMinnesota Street Projects, San Francisco - Presented by Euqinom Projects: The Lost Head & The Bird and Sweet LifePeckham 24, London: The Lost Head & The Bird 2016The 10th Shanghai Biennale: Sweet LifeParis Photo, Magnum GalleryDubai Photo Exhibition - India Pavillion: Look It’s Getting Sunny Outside!!! Awards and grants Shortlist for the Aperture – Paris Photo Photobook of the year 2018 for the book Look It’s Getting Sunny Outside!!!.Special Mention by the International Jury at the Oberhausen International Film Festival for the film The Lost Head & The Bird (2018)Award for the best contribution to the NRW category at the Oberhausen International Film Festival for the film The Lost Head & The Bird (2018)

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