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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

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Gluklya, Anna Jemolaewa, Taisiya Krugovykh
Female Views on Russia

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The exhibition Female Views on Russia gathers documentary, narrative, and performance-based videos by the Russian-born artists Taisiya Krugovykh, Anna Jemolaewa, and Gluklya. All three artists consider themselves feminists, and in their works they confront gender roles, repression and resistance, migration, and interpersonal relationships. The works on display here deal with political and social aspects of Russia’s past and present. They employ humor, irreverence and empathy as contrasts to the culture of power, strength, and masculinity that has been reinvigorated in recent years.

Anna Jemolaewa’s Films are precise observations distinguished by a feel for the absurd in reality and the universal in individual cases. Her video Kremlin Doppelganger (2009) seizes upon what is probably the most emblematic symbol of Russian state power: the Red Square in Moscow, where the retaking of Crimea was celebrated this past February, and national myths are conjured. In her Film, Jemolaewa combines footage of the original Red Square in Moscow with everyday scenes from its detailed copy, the „Kremlin Palace Hotel“ vacation resort in Antalya, Turkey. Built in 2003, the resort with a cocktail bar, pool, and beach now enjoys great popularity among guests from the former Soviet Union in particular. Besides the vacationers, the Film also features a Gorbachev double, hired by the hotel, who talks about his experiences and encounters. Thus, the Film not only blends together places, but history and the present day, as well.

The video artist and activist Taisiya Krugovykh belongs to a young, political, and socially engaged generation of artists that uses the freedom of the Internet to create and distribute actions, and is thus part of an international network. She lives in Moscow and works in the circle revolving around the artist groups Voina and Pussy Riot. Her piece The Anthem (2014) conveys a physical sense of how it feels to be powerless in view of what is developing in her country. While a choir sings the Russian national anthem, the artist is on stage, enveloping her head in plastic wrap and adhesive tape. Eventually, she cuts off her breath and at the end, collapses lifelessly. In her Film Moscow, I Love You (2010) the audience follows a doll on its way through Moscow on the subway, by car, and by ship. Accompanied by the melancholy sounds of Philip Glass, subtitles tell the doll’s story of her increasing depression and lethargy in the face of society’s coldness and the lack of human communication in the big city.

Gluklya’s aim is to overcome this chill through the means of art. She founded the collective Factory of Found Clothes with Ogla Egorova (Tsaplya) in 1995 and has been operating it in changing collaborations ever since. With her performative works, she creates encounters between people from different social groups. In her video project Wings of Migrants (2012) young Russian dancers and illegal guest workers from central Asia gather and approach each other carefully through the medium of dance. As they mirror each other’s movements, a dialogue is created that bridges the social and linguistic gaps between the ballerinas, who move in the spheres of high culture, and the migrants, who are pushed to the periphery of society. In The Triumph of Fragility (2002) young marines march through Saint Petersburg. The artists from Factory of Found Clothes have the soldiers carry delicate white dresses in front of them, as if they were something fragile, something “that constitutes the essence of life itself.” A task that the young men fulfill with great earnestness, creating a powerful, alternative image of the military as a place where masculinity is practiced and put to the test.

Gluklya (Natalia Pershina Yakimanskaya), born in 1969 in Leningrad, lives and works in St. Petersburg. In 1995 she and Olga Egorova (Tsaplya) founded the collective Factory of Found Clothes; in 2003 both artists were founding members of the group Chto Delat?. Since 2011 Gluklya has been operating Factory of Found Clothes by herself or in various collaborations. She will be represented this year at the Venice Biennial. Exhibitions and screenings (selected): Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, 2014; Tate Modern, London (screening Wings of Migrants), 2013; Utopian Unions installation, ММОМА, Moscow, 2013; Hermitage Museum, Amsterdam, 2013; 10th Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale, 2013; MUMOK, Vienna, 2012; Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden Baden, 2011; Shedhalle, Zurich, 2011; SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, 2011; Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2011; Kunsthalle, Vienna, 2011; ICA, London, 2010; National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2006.

Taisiya Krugovykh, born in 1982 in Moscow, lives and works in Moscow. Video artist, performer, member of the group Gogol’s Wives. Exhibitions and screenings (selected): Manifesta, St. Petersburg, screening Cinema for migrants, 2014; Theater Rampe, Stuttgart, performance Exercises in vagrancy, Moscow Museum, Moscow, 2014; Oslo Screen Festival, Oslo, 2014; The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, 2013; International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries Pacific Meridian Vladivostok, 2013; Galerie START, Moscow, 2012; Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Norway, 2012; Moderna Museet. Stockholm, 2011.

Anna Jemolaewa, born in 1970 in Leningrad, lives and works in Vienna since 1989. As a member of the first political opposition party, she had to leave her hometown of Leningrad for political reasons. From 2005 to 2011 she has been professor for media art at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe/ZKM, Germany. Solo exhibitions (selected): Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland, 2015; Victoria Gallery, Samara, 2013; CAC Vilnius, 2013; Salzburger Kunstverein, 2012; Institute of Contemporary Art, Sofia, 2011; Kunstverein Friedrichshafen, 2009; XL Gallery Moscow, 2008; Museum moderner Kunst, Passau, 2004; Magazin 4, Bregenz, 2002; Blickle Stiftung, 2002; Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee, 2000 Group exhibitions (selected): ZKM/ Museum für neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, 2011; National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, 2009; Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, 2008; Mumok, Vienna, 2005; Kiasma’s Collection, Helsinki, 2005; Sprengel Museum, Hanover, 2003; Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2002; Stedelijk Museum, 2001; Venice Biennial, 1999.

We would especially like to thank Tobias Yves Zintel, who put us in contact with Taisiya Krugovykh and thus provided the initial spark for the exhibition; thanks also to Silvia Eiblmayr, to the Gallery Akinici, Amsterdam and the Kerstin Engholm Galerie for their collaboration.

Gluklya, Anna Jemolaewa, Taisiya Krugovykh Female Views on Russia

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