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