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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)

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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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China Special 2: curated by Ursula Pannhans-Bühler

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Since Zhang Peili, coined father of the Chinese Video Art, operated with video and video installation in the late 80.th of the last century and works as professor at Hangzhou’s China Academy of Art, many video artists emerged in China. Given the quick sequence of educated young artists from China’s art schools, lots of younger and very young artists work in the meantime with video and video installation, single or multi channel 2D and 3D animation.

There might be some special peculiarities in the Chinese video art. For instance, videos taking up relations to cinematic narratives, yet relying the story more on a wordless travelling of associations and less on dialogues guiding the soundtrack. There is an enormous delicacy in handling time and motion, light and colour. A meditative sensitivity and a calm melancholy can be realized by a subdued slow motion, a reflective hesitation balancing a poetic questioning of the contemporary Chinese reality with its social, cultural and political conflicts. There is no straightforward and thus lopsided critic. Chinese put the questioning in between. And so in wanton and funny peaces as well, there are always more dimensions as that of a mere joke.

The hastened vanishing of Chinese cultural traditions and its corresponding threat of social and cultural self-conceptions, feelings and experiences during the last 30 years form the centre of Chinese artists’ work, and they expose this situation without any simplification by a split of responsibility.

Thus, in western countries the Chinese video and animation art might at least help to develop a more complex image of the Chinese exposing and questioning of nowadays problems. Moreover, yesterday, the notion of history is not so far away as its often forgetfully abstracted Western parallel.

China Special 2: curated by Ursula Pannhans-Bühler

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