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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.

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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UNPAINTED media art fair

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Munich’s first fair for media art will take place from 17 to 20 January 2014. A total of 50 exhibitors from around the world have announced their participation. A highlight of the programme is the “Lab 3.0” show, overseen by multimedia curator Li Zhenhua, with sponsored booths for young artists. In addition, the Dutch media artist Rafaël Rozendaal will hold a BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) event at the fair.

At the UNPAINTED media art fair from 17 to 29 January 2014, a total of 50 exhibitors from the art capitals of the world will be represented with booths at the Munich Postpalast. Among these are influential galleries such as bitforms (New York) , who will show works by the London-based artist Quayola in Munich. The Xpo gallery (Paris) is presenting works by the artist/hacker Evan Roth, Steven Turner Contemporary (Los Angeles) is coming to Munich with Rafaël Rozendaal and Petra Cortright, the arthobler gallery (Zurich) with the video artist Jakob Nepraš and the Danish-Indian artist duo Pors & Rao, who are renowned in their field for their extraordinary high-tech artworks. Further exhibitors include Galerie Charlot (Paris); Christinger de Mayo (Zürich), Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle (Munich), with the Danish video artist David Claerbout; THE VIEW (Silentien, Switzerland) and the Louise Alexander Gallery (Porto Cervo, Italy), with the French digital artist Miguel Chevalier. Galerie Anita Beckers (Frankfurt) with works by the Austrian artist Peter Weibel; the Merhart Art Gallery (Istanbul) and the TRANSFER gallery (New York) will also be represented at the fair.

Media art from its beginnings to the present day:
Wolf Lieser (DAM GALLERY, Berlin and Frankfurt)
is curating a media art retrospective on a separate stand especially for UNPAINTED. He will document the history of media art from its beginnings up to the present. Lieser is an internationally respected expert on the history of early computer art. The Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe also leads the visitors‘ attention to the roots of media art with a historic video piece by Wolf Vostell, a significant forerunner of video art. As early as 1958, Vostell was integrating TV equipment into his work.
The complete list of all exhibitors can be found at www.unpainted.net/en/exhibitors/

UNPAINTED media art fair: 17-20 January 2014, Munich

Postpalast München, Wredestraße 10, 80335 Munich
The Postpalast is in the center of Munich not far from the central station, to the north of the Hackerbrücke.

17-20 January 2014
Opening times:
Daily 1pm-9pm

Press conference: Thursday, 16 January 2014, 10am-12pm
Preview: Thursday, 16 January 2014, 12pm-5pm
Private view: Thursday, 16 January 2014, 5pm-9pm
UNPAINTED media art fair

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