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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

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

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

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

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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Mike Hoolboom

Works


Biography


Selected Solo Gallery Exhibitions

2014
“Your Face Arrived,” Niagara Artists Centre Gallery, St. Catharines
“Lacan Palestine,” Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Cartagena de Indias

2009
“Imitations of Life,” Frist Centre, Nashville

2008
“Miss You,” Saw Gallery

2007
“Mike Hoolboom,” Solar Gallery, Vila do Conde

2006
“Imitations of Life,” Paved Arts, Saskatoon
‘The Invisible Man,’ Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal

2005
‘The Invisible Man’, Art Gallery of Windsor

2004

‘The Invisible Man’, Art Gallery of York University

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

“L’image en soi” curated by Karine Boulanger, Musée d’art de Joliette

2014
“Buffalo Death Mask and Positiv in: “Re/Presenting HIV/AIDS,” Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, North Carolina
“Buffalo Death Mask” in Oberhausen Touring Program - Center for Contemporary Art, Plodiv; Kriterion, Sarajevo; The Bioscope, Johannesburg; Kommunales Kino, Freiburg; KDK, Ruse; Kino im Filmmuseum, Frankfurt; Kinomuzet, Warschau; Filmpalette, Koln; Instanbul Modern, Istanbul; Filmhuis Lumen, Delft; Goethe-Institut, Madrid; Espacio Digital, Gran Canaria; Cineforo, Guadalajara
“New North: Loneliness and Bad Behaviour,” Museum of Contemporary Photography, USA (curator: Kate Bowen/David Oresick)

2013
“Start Making Sense,” LiveInYourHead Gallery, Geneva

2012
“Refraction: Moving Images on Palestine,” curator Shaheen Merali, P20 Gallery, London
“30 Years of Light Cone,” Pompidou Centre, Paris
“Hopelessly Middle Aged,” Hallwalls, curators Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby, Buffalo. (Public Lighting)

2009
“Spark Video International,” Sparks Contemporary Art Space, curator Emily Vey Duke, Syracuse, (Mark)

2007

“Rencontres Dcoumentary,” curators Jean-François Rettig and Nathalie Hénon, Jeu du Pomme, Paris and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
“Ambulante Documents,” curator Eduardo Thomas, Museo Tamayo, Museo Experimental El Eco, Museo Raul Anguiano; Guadalajara
“Replaying Narrative,” Espaces Video, Mois de La Photo, Montreal

2006
“In the Blink of an Eye,” (curators Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan), Winnipeg Art Gallery
“Crossing the Screen,” Intermedia Art Institute, Dusseldorf
“readymade: MAP,” (curator Shinobu Akimoto), Shibuya Wondersite, Tokyo (2006), Plus Gallery, Nagoya
“Reprocessing Reality,” (curator Claudia Spinelli), Nyon (Switzerland), PS1 (NYC)

2005
“Cinematic,” (Films by Mike Hoolboom and Sebastian Diaz Morales), LMAK Projects, NYC

2002
“Recontres Video Art Plastique,” Centre d'art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie
“IdeaGarden” (bank lobby installation), San Francisco

2000

"Video Primer", Art Gallery of Ontario
“Substitute City,” Power Plant, Toronto
“Magnetic North” Touring Exhibition curated by Jen Lion, Walker Art Centre And Plug In Gallery, (2000) (Walker Arts Centre, Minneapolis; Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg; Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon; University Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, Berekely; Art Gallery of Hamilton; Art Gallery of Calgary; Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota; Festival International du Film sur l'Art, Montreal; Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge; Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; Cinema de Balie, Amsterdam; Canada House, UK; Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography/National Art Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto; Antitube, Quebec City)
"Monter/Sampler, Musee National D'Art Moderne, Paris

1999
“Panic Bodies,” Andy Warhol Museum
“Invideo”, Palace of Art, La Triennale, Milan
"Disappearing Images", Galerie 101, Ottawa

1998
"Healing Garden", Kiasma-teatteri, Helsinki, Finland
“Fragile Electrons,” National Gallery of Canada
"Kanadians" Touring Program, curated by Nina Czegledy, 1998 (Kiasma Museum-Helsinki, Stockholm, Estonia)
“Personal Stories” Curated by April Hickox Gallery 44, Toronto

1994

"Recent Canadian Films: The Visual Aspect", France/Belgium/Switzerland Tour, 1991/National Gallery of Canada 1994; Canada House, London, England, 1991; Powerplant, Toronto, 1992; London Regional Art + Historical Museums, 1994

1993
“One Plus One” (curated/installed by David Miller and Kathryn Ramey), Amsterdam

Awards

2017
Governor General Award in Visual and Media Arts, Canada
2014
Curtocircuito Festival, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2009
Bell Award, Best Canadian Video Artist
Tom Berner Award, Extraordinary Support of Independent Filmmaking
2008
Mediawave Festival, Gyor, Hungary
1999
Toronto Arts Award for achievement in Media Arts

Mike Hoolboom
Selected Solo Gallery Exhibitions 2014 “Your Face Arrived,” Niagara Artists Centre Gallery, St. Catharines “Lacan Palestine,” Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Cartagena de Indias 2009 “Imitations of Life,” Frist Centre, Nashville 2008 “Miss You,” Saw Gallery 2007 “Mike Hoolboom,” Solar Gallery, Vila do Conde 2006 “Imitations of Life,” Paved Arts, Saskatoon ‘The Invisible Man,’ Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal 2005 ‘The Invisible Man’, Art Gallery of Windsor 2004 ‘The Invisible Man’, Art Gallery of York University Selected Group Exhibitions 2017 “L’image en soi” curated by Karine Boulanger, Musée d’art de Joliette 2014 “Buffalo Death Mask and Positiv in: “Re/Presenting HIV/AIDS,” Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, North Carolina “Buffalo Death Mask” in Oberhausen Touring Program - Center for Contemporary Art, Plodiv; Kriterion, Sarajevo; The Bioscope, Johannesburg; Kommunales Kino, Freiburg; KDK, Ruse; Kino im Filmmuseum, Frankfurt; Kinomuzet, Warschau; Filmpalette, Koln; Instanbul Modern, Istanbul; Filmhuis Lumen, Delft; Goethe-Institut, Madrid; Espacio Digital, Gran Canaria; Cineforo, Guadalajara “New North: Loneliness and Bad Behaviour,” Museum of Contemporary Photography, USA (curator: Kate Bowen/David Oresick) 2013 “Start Making Sense,” LiveInYourHead Gallery, Geneva 2012 “Refraction: Moving Images on Palestine,” curator Shaheen Merali, P20 Gallery, London “30 Years of Light Cone,” Pompidou Centre, Paris “Hopelessly Middle Aged,” Hallwalls, curators Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby, Buffalo. (Public Lighting) 2009 “Spark Video International,” Sparks Contemporary Art Space, curator Emily Vey Duke, Syracuse, (Mark) 2007 “Rencontres Dcoumentary,” curators Jean-François Rettig and Nathalie Hénon, Jeu du Pomme, Paris and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia “Ambulante Documents,” curator Eduardo Thomas, Museo Tamayo, Museo Experimental El Eco, Museo Raul Anguiano; Guadalajara “Replaying Narrative,” Espaces Video, Mois de La Photo, Montreal 2006 “In the Blink of an Eye,” (curators Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan), Winnipeg Art Gallery “Crossing the Screen,” Intermedia Art Institute, Dusseldorf “readymade: MAP,” (curator Shinobu Akimoto), Shibuya Wondersite, Tokyo (2006), Plus Gallery, Nagoya “Reprocessing Reality,” (curator Claudia Spinelli), Nyon (Switzerland), PS1 (NYC) 2005 “Cinematic,” (Films by Mike Hoolboom and Sebastian Diaz Morales), LMAK Projects, NYC 2002 “Recontres Video Art Plastique,” Centre d'art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie “IdeaGarden” (bank lobby installation), San Francisco 2000 Video Primer, Art Gallery of Ontario “Substitute City,” Power Plant, Toronto “Magnetic North” Touring Exhibition curated by Jen Lion, Walker Art Centre And Plug In Gallery, (2000) (Walker Arts Centre, Minneapolis; Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg; Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon; University Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, Berekely; Art Gallery of Hamilton; Art Gallery of Calgary; Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota; Festival International du Film sur l'Art, Montreal; Harvard Film Archive, Cambridge; Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; Cinema de Balie, Amsterdam; Canada House, UK; Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography/National Art Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto; Antitube, Quebec City) Monter/Sampler, Musee National D'Art Moderne, Paris 1999 “Panic Bodies,” Andy Warhol Museum “Invideo”, Palace of Art, La Triennale, Milan Disappearing Images, Galerie 101, Ottawa 1998 Healing Garden, Kiasma-teatteri, Helsinki, Finland “Fragile Electrons,” National Gallery of Canada Kanadians Touring Program, curated by Nina Czegledy, 1998 (Kiasma Museum-Helsinki, Stockholm, Estonia) “Personal Stories” Curated by April Hickox Gallery 44, Toronto 1994 Recent Canadian Films: The Visual Aspect, France/Belgium/Switzerland Tour, 1991/National Gallery of Canada 1994; Canada House, London, England, 1991; Powerplant, Toronto, 1992; London Regional Art + Historical Museums, 1994 1993 “One Plus One” (curated/installed by David Miller and Kathryn Ramey), Amsterdam Awards 2017 Governor General Award in Visual and Media Arts, Canada 2014 Curtocircuito Festival, Santiago de Compostela, Spain 2009 Bell Award, Best Canadian Video Artist Tom Berner Award, Extraordinary Support of Independent Filmmaking 2008 Mediawave Festival, Gyor, Hungary 1999 Toronto Arts Award for achievement in Media Arts

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