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VIDEO-FORUM ǀ The video collection of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) in Iași

VIDEO-FORUM ǀ The video collection of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) in Iași

Marius Babias, the director of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) will give us a brief note on the importance of this collection.

4 p.m.
10th of July 2015

„November” (2004)
„Lovely Andrea” (2007)
„In Free Fall” (2013)

This is the first out of 7 screenings to be realized by Iași from July to October 2015. Thus, seven art profesionals will each conceive one selection of video works from Video-Forum (n.b.k.), which is also the oldest collection of video art from Germany.

This project can be regarded as an attempt to allow a different approach of the concept of “collection” and producing new contexts for the local video-art production in Iași. Each selection will be offering a subjective and unique image of Video-Forum and also new understanding of how the international video art history is working on the tissue of new video productions in Iași.

The first selection was realized by Livia Pancu.

Video-Forum at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)
Founded in 1971 as an artists’ initiative, the Video-Forum, with its over 1,600 works of video art, is the oldest collection of video art in Germany. The focal points of the collection are Fluxus, feminist video, the historical and contemporary situation for video art in Berlin, as well as approaches reflecting on the media. Key works by artists from the 1960s and 1970s are represented on an equal footing with contemporary productions. The Video-Forum regularly co-produces new works and organizes regular exhibitions, screenings and discussions related to video art. Visitors may view works in the collection free of charge.

Organizer: Iași
Main partner: Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) and Video-Forum
Partner: University of Arts „G. Enescu”, Iași
The project is curated by: Florin Bobu and Livia Pancu

Thanks to: Marius Babias, Silke Wittig, Kathrin Becker, Kristina Paustian and Dan Acostioaei.

Video still from „In Free Fall” © Courtesy: Video-Forum of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)