40jahrevideokunst.de – Teil 2

Nam June Paik, Ricardi Peredo, Klaus vom Bruch, Egon Bunne, Chicks on Speed (mit Melissa Logan, Alex Murray-Leslie), Klaus Peter Dencker, die Freiburger Medienwerkstatt, Michael Geißler, Freddy Paul Grunert, Jörg Herold, Gusztáv Hámos, Rudolf Herz, Ruth Toma, Nan Hoover, Alexander Kluge, Gerd Kroske, Marcus Kaiser, Korpys/Löffler, Laurids&Mattheus, Edmund Kuppel, David Larcher, Urs Lüthi, Anna Oppermann, Susanne Ofteringer, C.O.Paeffgen, Gustav-Adolf Schroeder, Telewissen(Herbert Schumacher), Ulay, UTV – Unser Fernsehen, Peter Weibel, Regina Wyrwoll

The exhibition by the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe continues the project for the technical and scientific research, restoration and maintenance of video art that had been initiated in 2006. More than 60 video works from the early times of video art have been restored, reconstructed and digitized and will now be presented in a comprehensive exhibition on original equipment of that time. From the video collection of the Ludwig Forum 21 works have been included in the project of which some will be presented in the exhibition.

The video collection of the Ludwig Forum

Laurie Anderson & Julia Hayward, John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Douglas Davis, Terry Fox, Gilbert & George, Joan Jonas, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Ulrike Rosenbach, Richard Serra.

It’s already been during the 1970s that the Neue Galerie – Sammlung Ludwig, predecessor of the Ludwig Forum, began collecting video works thus being one of the first institutions that saw the importance of the new media . As opposed to classical museums that opened up for performance and video art rather reluctantly, the Neue Galerie with its conception as a forum had the unique chance to show such works and events. Thanks to this early initiative the Ludwig Forum now has pioneering works of video art in its collection of which a selection will be presented in the exhibition Videoarchiv.

During the exhibition period there will be a lecture or artist talk in the Ludwig Forum on every Thursday. Curators, artists and art historians will discuss ground-breaking works and positions from both exhibitions and deal with questions concerning the collection, presentation and reception of video art.

Lectures and artist talks
(in German language)

Wed, September 30, 2009, 6.30 p.m.
Lene ter Haar, curator Schunck-Glaspaleis, Heerlen
talking with Wolf Kahlen

Thu, October 10, 2009, 6.30 p.m.
Video art and television

Lecture by Regina Wyrwoll
Generalsekretärin Kunststiftung NRW

Thu, October 29, 2009, 6.30 p.m.
Performance – Video – Exhibition

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Hildegund Amanshauser
Director Internationale Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst, Salzburg

Thu, November 5, 2009, 6.30. pm
Unser Fernsehsender (UTV) / Our TV station

A flashback into a time when the question „how do we want to live?” was still possible in the utopia of televison. And how this question should be asked today, in a situation where the use of technology primarily serves the interest of a controlled society.
Lecture by Stephan Dillemuth and Hans-Christian Dany

Thu, November 12, 2009 6.30 p.m.
Schwellenräume / Barrier Rooms

Transitions of aesthetical experience in the spaces of video art
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Ursula Frohne, University Cologne

Thu, November 19, 2009, 6.30 p.m.
How does an art historian come by video art?

A personal account from the 1970s
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Wulf Herzogenrath
Director Kunsthalle Bremen

Thu, November 26, 2009, 6.30 p.m.
Guided tour with Anna Sophia Schultz
Curator, Ludwig Forum, Aachen

Thu, December 3, 2009, 6.30 p.m.
XCREEN and ‘Exposition of Music’

The beginnings of media art in NRW
Lecture by Dr. Barbara Engelbach
Curator Museum Ludwig, Köln

Thu, December 20, 2009, 6.30. p.m.
Auf der Suche nach neuen Räumen / In search of new spaces

The early years of video art
Lecture by Dr. Susanne Jaschko
Art historian and curator

Thu, December 17, 2009, 6.30 p.m.
Der gegenwärtige Körper / The Present Body

Early video and 16 mm films by Bruce Nauman, Joan Jonas and Chris Bruden
Lecture by Elke Kania
Art and film historian and curator

Thu, January 7, 2010, 6.30 p.m.
Guided tour with Dr. Brigitte Franzen
Director Ludwig Forum, Aachen

Thu, January 14, 2010, 6.30 p.m.
Kathrin Becker, director of the Video-Forum in the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, in conversation with Marcel Odenbach