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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.

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. . . .

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.

Featured videos

Anita Beckers selection of videos for Independent Collector

In an exclusive interview with IC she talks about the technological progress that keeps reinventing the genre and her different roles she faces as a collector, gallerist and curator.

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?

"Ajonjolí y otros moles"
Chance, Observation and a Poetics of the Personal

A series of pieces which deal with chance and observation of the every day; that which in our perception is hidden unless we slow down and take a closer look.

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.

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Hungary Special, curated by Eike Berg

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Hungary is a small country with a long tradition in media art - from Moholy-Nagy as a pioneer of photography over the Balázs Béla Film Studio to Gábor Body, initiator of the video art magazine Infermental. Also in contemporary video works experiments, a great sensuality for content and visuality have remained, with international success and still not know enough.

BLOCK 1 ANIMATIONEN

János Sugár: Typewriter of the Illiterates
2001, Video, 8'00"


born 1958 in Budapest, lives and works in Budapest

The oeuvre of János Sugár includes works ranging form complex installations to video, to sculpture, concept art, photo and drawing. His characteristic language of forms include abstract spatial and graphic constructions and symbols. His social and political sensitiveness is far from moralising, at the same time, it is one that reveals the true essence of phenomena ironically and analyses it systematically.

Already in the 1980s, Sugár was one of the most influential young artists. He was a member of the Indigó Group, and then one of the leaders of the Béla Balázs film studio. After the political transition in Eastern Europe, he was one of the founders of the Intermedia Department of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, in 1992, and he participated in Documenta IX.

His most widely known video, the Typewriter of the Illiterate, consists of images cut from newspapers and magazines, with a Kalashnikov submachine-gun on each of them. The images are morphed into one another around the submachine-gun. The images add up to media analysis with a direct emotional effect.

www.videospace.c3.hu/artists/janossugar
http://geertlovink.org/interviews/interview-with-janos-sugar-2/


Eszter Szabó: 179,-
2009, Looped Video


born 1979 in Budapest, lives and works in Budapest

Eszter Szabó belongs to the young generation that started their artistic carrier after the fall of the Berlin Wall, using media art in a natural way as part of their studies and daily life.

Her art explores two main areas: painting, which is a recording of manual gestures, and moving images on screens. Strong and characterisic images emerge from the combination of these two media. The small watercolours are sensual and precise portraits: everyday people with shopping bags, big bellies, unfitting clothes, depicted with delicate but accurate lines.

In her animations like the series People or the video 179,- (stands for 179,- Hungarian Forint, about 40 Euro cent, with the sound of a special offer prize) Eszter Szabó combines traditional technique with digital language in a peculiar way. Szabó creates an accurate portrait of everyday people, she records short scenes on videos of painted images of everyday people - these works are the re-animations of archetypal figures.

www.videospace.c3.hu/artists/eszterszabo
Blog and video previews by Eszter Szabó: www.eszterszabo.hu

Hungary Special, curated by Eike Berg

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