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– Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts PERFORM!

Opening: February 16, 8pm
The 16th Videonale - Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts, under the title PERFORM!, opens on February 16, 2017. The exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum Bonn will feature recent works by a total of 43 international artists, selected by an international jury out of 2,339 submissions. The exhibition is accompanied by a wide-ranging festival program on the opening weekend, as well as the VIDEONALE.Parcours, now in its third year, which sees works by students exhibited at various locations around the city.

Posted 17 January 2017

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In addition to the relation video had and still has to the performing arts as both a means of documentation and a kind of technological double, PERFORM! in the context of VIDEONALE.16 refers to the way in which performance has come to dominate all aspects of our lives. Whether consciously or unconsciously, our lives have become a kind of permanent performance: through our constant interaction with digital devices, in which we inevitably leave behind traces of ourselves; through the constant demand for self-presentation online; and through the demand for our self-optimization as economic subjects. Our every movement has become a choreographed performance, staged in public spaces over which we have very little control.
Under the heading PERFORM!, VIDEONALE.16 calls into question the idea of performance as a social, economic, cultural and artistic maxim in the context of the globalized world and our modern meritocratic societies.

Artists featured at VIDEONALE.16:
Maria Antelman, Ale Bachlechner, Miriam Bajtala, Cooper Battersby & Emily Vey Duke, Jasmin Bigler & Nicole Weibel, Jared Buckhiester & Dani Leventhal, Jasmina Cibic, Yao Cong, Anita Delaney, An Van Dienderen, Jan Dietvorst & Roy Villevoye, Lisa Domin, Doplgenger, Teboho Edkins, Lotte Meret Effinger, Kevin Jerome Everson, Alex Gerbaulet, Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann, Max Grau, Shadi Harouni, Louis Henderson, Vika Kirchenbauer, Sabrina Labis, Alwin Lay, Erik Levine, Randa Maroufi, Jennifer Mattes, Stefan Panhans, Lucy Pawlak, Benjamin Ramírez Pérez, Stefan Ramírez Pérez, Rachel Rampleman, Steve Reinke, Michael Robinson, Julia Scher, Sanaz Sohrabi, Moritz Uebele, Anna Vasof, Roy Villevoye, Philip Widmann, Susanne Wiegner, Felix Zilles-Perels, Moira Zoitl

VIDEONALE.16 Festival and VIDEONALE.Parcours
The exhibition of VIDEONALE.16 is accompanied by a wide-ranging festival program, which includes discussions with artists, performances, round-table discussions, a retrospective, tours, workshops and educational programs. Additionally, VIDEONALE.Parcours, now in its third year, will take place at various locations around Bonn (February 18–March 3, opening: February 17). This year, it features works by students from the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg, the Academy of Art and Design Offenbach and the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.

VIDEONALE.16 Award of fluentum Collection
To mark the opening of VIDEONALE.16 on February 16, an outstanding piece of art will be selected from among the works exhibited to receive the Videonale Award of fluentum Collection, including prize money of 5,000 EUR. The fluentum Collection is a private collection of time-based art works based in Berlin, which has also been coproducing artistic works for several years. For the first time, the fluentum Collection is financing the Videonale prize, in the hope of assisting the artist(s) who receive(s) the prize in the production of further works.

VIDEONALE.Parcours at various locations in Bonn:
Saturday, February 18–Sunday, March 12
Opening: Friday, February 17, 8pm
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonner Kunstverein, Bundeskunsthalle, Fabrik45, Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg, Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach, IBIS Hotel Bonn, Ivo Wessel Berlin, Kunsthistorisches Institut der Universität zu Köln, Kunsthochschule für Medien, Künstlerforum,, NRW KULTURsekretariat, SK Stiftung Kultur, Schaumburg, Dialograum der Kreuzung an St. Helena, S.Y.L.A.NTENHEIM

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D-53113 Bonn

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