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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.

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

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.

Screening #01: Creating Worlds
Thursday, 14.02.2019, 19:00 h
Het Nieuwe Instituut, Thursday Night! Guest Program, Museumpark 25, 3015 CB Rotterdam.
Image: © Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann

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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.
image: © Richard Mosse

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

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)

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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Come and See – von Kelterborn Collection

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The exhibition title “Come and See” is not only a friendly invitation to the visitors of the Weserburg; it originally refers to the Soviet anti-war film by the director Elem Klimow from 1985. The film, which already during his youth made a lasting impression on the collector Mario von Kelterborn, presents a traumatized society confronted with the horrors of the Second World War. The artists of this exhibition react to the social conflicts of our own era in a similarly persuasive, sometimes disturbing manner.

The artists' collective Claire Fontaine, with the neon work “Sell your debt,” makes a profound commentary on the financial world, which can nowadays be understood only by a few select experts but has widespread impact on all of us. Taryn Simon focuses on international politics. In her large-format work “Avatar,” she presents a man who was digitally created with the help of photographs of various political figures such as John McCain and Fidel Castro. Questions arise with an insistent urgency with regard to power, arbitrariness and opportunism. Homo politicus becomes an enigmatic, quite dubious character. With his multipartite video installation “The Enclave,” the Irish artist Richard Mosse offers oppressive insights into eastern Congo. In that country, rebel groups and warlords dictate people's everyday lives. Mosse uses a special infra-red film that was originally developed for the military to uncover camouflages. The green tones of the lush landscape are thereby transformed into a psychedelic red. This work, which could already be seen at the Venice Biennale, conveys a terrifying, fascinating view of a brutal conflict that receives little attention in worldwide public opinion.

Art such as is to be found in the von Kelterborn Collection, offers no cheap solutions. Instead, it uses aesthetic means to bring to light the complex contradictions, but also the freedom and potential of human coexistence.

Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst
Teerhof 20
28199 Bremen
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tel +49-(0)421-59 83 90
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Participating artists: Maria José Arjona, Stuart Bird, Nathalie Djurberg, Teboho Edkins, Claire Fontaine, Jochen Gerz, Gary Hill, Clemens Krauss, Thomas Locher, Bjørn Melhus, Richard Mosse, Tatsumi Orimoto, Anke Röhrscheid, Taryn Simon, Mikhael Subotzky, Mariana Vassileva, Corinne Wasmuht, Hu Weiyi, Tobias Zielony

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