Conrad Schnitzler - "Sometimes it gets out of hand and turns into music"
The exhibition strives for an artistic survey and contextualization of the extensive oeuvre of Conrad Schnitzler (* 1937 in Düsseldorf, † 2011 in Berlin). It will bring together the audiovisual works of the self-proclaimed "intermedialist" and bring them to life in the exhibition spaces of the Kunsthalle. A festival program invites the artist's companions and successors to intervene in these spaces and to contextualize and reflect on his work through talks, installations, performances, screenings, and concerts.
Curated by Stefan Schneider and Linnea Semmerling together with Gregor Jansen and Alicia Holthausen.
KEIKO YAMAMOTO (London, UK)
BILLY ROISZ (Wien, AU)
Cassette Concerts by WOLFGANG SEIDEL (Berlin, DE) and BERND ZIMMER (Polling, DE)
RAZEN (Brüssel, BE)
NOEMI BÜCHI (Zürich, CH)
NIKA SON (Hamburg, DE), TOLOUSE LOW TRAX (Paris, FR)
Cassette Concerts by Wolfgang Seidel (Berlin, DE) and Ken Montgomery (Richmond, VA, USA)
Cengiz Mengüç (Rotterdam, NL)
The program reflects the rich and lively history of Düsseldorf video art, which was shaped by Nam June Paik, Nan Hoover and Marcel Odenbach, among others. In addition, there are activist, musical, sub- and countercultural positions that have written history from and about Düsseldorf with the medium of video.
Episode 5 - selected by Hedda Schattanik and Roman Szczesny
The Düsseldorf artists Hedda Schattanik and Roman Szczesny have put together a screening program with works from the IMAI archive, including works by Chris Newman and Marcel Odenbach.
Episode 4 - selected by Ji Su Kang-Gatto
Düsseldorf-based artist Ji Su Kang-Gatto has put together a screening program with works from the IMAI archive. In addition to her own videos, she is showing works by Róbert Olawuyi and Margot Zanni.
Episode 3 - selected by Lukas Marxt
As part of the anniversary program HITTING PUBERTY - 15 Jahre Stiftung IMAI, young artists from the Foundation's distribution program present their own work relating to historical videos from the IMAI archive, which have been groundbreaking for their personal development.
The exhibition in the NRW Forum is open to visitors again.
Do Videos Dream of Glitching?
The students of the Master of Arts in Art Education Curatorial Studies at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste discovered work on the subject of glitching as an aesthetic-conceptual tool and emancipatory strategy in the video art archive of the IMAI.
Episode 2 - selected by Ale Bachlechner
The Cologne-based performance artist Ale Bachlechner has selected for the fifteenth anniversary of the IMAI historical and current video works in which language and performance are impressively employed.
Episode 1 - selected by Maki Satake
On the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the Inter Media Art Institute, the Japanese artist Maki Satake has compiled a very personal program with videos on the journey of growing up.
The Kebab Helix
And other fast food fantasies
This exhibition addresses the fast-food fantasies of contemporary artists such as Helen Anna Flanagan (b. 1989 in Birmingham), Dara Birnbaum (b. 1946 in New York), Gorilla Tapes (founded in 1985 in Luton), and Petr Vrána (b. 1956 in Prague).
Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann
The weird and the eerie
The exhibition presents current works by the artist duo Miriam Gossing and Lina Sieckmann (*1988, works in Köln and Portland, OR)