The Museum Ludwig will present since 30 years its first ever overview of its wide-ranging collection of film and video works. 55 installations will be presented that extend into the third dimension with substantial works, for example from Aernout Mik, Mike Kelley and Nam June Paik. Around 270 pieces will be on view at video consoles. The large-scale overview exhibition doesn’t only tell the story of moving pictures in art, but also its multiple inspiration of the film. The great concen-tration of cultural activities in the Rhineland and Cologne during the 1960s in the fields of film and video created a unique situation that is reflected by the richness of the collection at Museum Ludwig. The founding of XSCREEN in Cologne in 1968 as a platform for showing avant-garde films in Germany can be seen as a milestone. What XSCREEN was for film, Nam June Paik’s 1963 exhibition “Exposition of Music, Electronic Television” was for video when it opened in Galerie Parnass in Wuppertal. It set the agenda for exploring the electronic image in art.
List of artists (choice)
Edgar Arceneaux, John Baldessari, Guy Ben-Ner, Joseph Beuys, Guillaume Bijl, Klaus von Bruch, Chris Burden, Janet Cardiff, Bruce Conner, Michele Di Menna, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Terry Fox, Valie Export, Jeanne Faust, Jack Goldstein, Renée Green, Birgit and Wilhelm Hein, Georg Herold, Susan Hiller, Ute Hörner & Mathias Antlfinger, Jonathan Horowitz, Boaz Kaizman, Mike Kelley, Ferdinand Kriwet, Mark Leckey, Babette Mangolte, Jonas Mekas, Aernout Mik, Bruce Nauman, Marcel Odenbach, Nam June Paik, Peter Roehr, Martha Rosler, Gerry Schum, Richard Serra, Paul Sharits, Roman Signer, Bill Viola, Hannah Wilke, Mark Wallinger, Clemens von Wede-meyer, Stephen Willats, Anna Witt, u.v.a.
It sounds really interesting!
Museum Ludwig Köln
29.05 – 31.10.2010
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