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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

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


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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Videoart from 20 years Gallery Anita Beckers


The gallery Anita Beckers was opened in Frankfurt in 1998, after initially being founded in Darmstadt. With the establishment of a video room at the new location, the gallery focused on the then still young medium of the moving image in permanent dialogue with the art market. This inevitably led to a constant search for cutting-edge positions that were juxtaposed with corresponding “classical” positions already represented in the gallery. From this intense examination of video and media art, which were constantly shown on an equal footing with the other gallery exhibitions, the profile of the gallery developed over the years in synergy with the employees.

In 2005, Anita Beckers was awarded the Media Art Prize by the Saarländischen Rundfunks for her dedicated promotion of video art. In 2012, she initiated together with Julia Sökeland the video platform Blink Video ( that operates as a kind of “living” library for the moving image. Today, it boasts approximately 1,800 video works.

Since the premiere of the B3 Biennial of the Moving Image in 2013 in Frankfurt, Anita Beckers has supported the medium of video art and has curated diverse, central exhibitions to this theme. For the 2015 seasonal start of the Frankfurt galleries, Anita Beckers opened together with the design specialist Frank Landau an exhibition space in Frankfurt’s inner city. Anita Beckers and Frank Landau alternatively produced exhibitions until 2017, when Anita Beckers took charge of the space completely.

Consultation and the development of collections, as well as placing art in corporations, rounds out the gallery’s profile. In the over twenty years of operation and due to participation in many international fairs, the gallery was able to place or exhibit numerous works by represented artists in museums: (selection)Museum for Modern Art, Frankfurt; DZ Bank, Frankfurt; MOMA New York and San Francisco; Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Denver Art Museum; Art Museum Stuttgart; Reina Sofia, Madrid; Kunsthalle Bremen; Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg; Museum for Concrete Art, Ingolstadt; Art Museum Bern; Collection Goetz, Munich; MONA, Hobart/Australia, Collection von Kelterborn Frankfurt, among others.

I’M A BELIEVER Videoart from 20 years Gallery Anita Beckers

Daniel Beerstecher
The Conquest of the Useless

Artist Daniel Beerstecher
Year 2014
Duration 7:50 min
Galerie Anita Beckers
Braubachstraße 9
60311 Frankfurt
Anita Beckers Gallery
Anita Beckers
Braubachstraße 9
60311 Frankfurt am Main

Phone: +49 69 73900967

About the video

Surrounded by concrete buildings, skyscrapers and the roaring traffic of São Paolo, an image kept haunting me in the midst of this urban jungle: It was the image of a sailing boat equipped with wheels bound northward from the unsettled South of Patagonia.

I pictured myself depending fully on the power of the wind while sailing the road up north in the direction of Buenos Aires until the wind would not suffice any longer or the traffic lights and power lines of civilisation and the traffic itself would stop me.The realization of this project of pure longing for the freedom in the vast landscapes of Patagonia was difficult from the very beginning. I managed the fantastic task of converting a sailing boat into a Land Sailor in Germany. The project seemed doomed to fail, however, due to the import conditions in Argentina. Despite intense negotiations with local customs officers, importers, and shipping companies, I had to buy a second sailing boat in Argentina and, pressed for time, have it converted.

After two years of intense preparations, the Land Sailor finally hit the roads of Patagonia – my vision became reality. Reality, of course, had some unforeseen obstacles in store, such as the difficulties in obtaining a replacement for a broken axis in this unsettled area. I was determined not to give in, as the project had become my obsession – just like the shooting of the film Fitzcarraldo to Werner Herzog, who had a boat dragged up a hill in the Amazonas jungle. In his diary, which was published carrying the title Die Eroberung des Nutzlosen [The Conquest of the Useless], Herzog talks about his grim determination to realize his vision and how close he came to failure. Instead of showing the full collected film material of what actually was one month’s travelling, the video renders a reduced view on a linear slope in front of a stunning mountain panorama. At the flickering end of the slope, the viewer witnesses a sail resembling a Fata Morgana. This sail then develops into the exact image I had in mind for two years: the image of a sailing boat on wheels, carried merely by the wind, which is slowly approaching the viewer within the vast landscape of Patagonia


Pablo Wendel

Erik Schimschar

Daniel Beerstecher

Sound Design:
Boris Laible

Daniel Beerstecher - The Conquest of the Useless
Surrounded by concrete buildings, skyscrapers and the roaring traffic of São Paolo, an image kept haunting me in the midst of this urban jungle: It was the image of a sailing boat equipped with wheels bound northward from the unsettled South of Patagonia.I pictured myself depending fully on the power of the wind while sailing the road up north in the direction of Buenos Aires until the wind would not suffice any longer or the traffic lights and power lines of civilisation and the traffic itself would stop me.

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