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VIDEONALE - Festival for Video and Time-based Arts

VIDEONALE.17 - REFRACTED REALITIES

21.02. - 14.04.2019

Exhibition: February 21 to April 14, 2019 at Kunstmuseum Bonn
Festival: February 21 to 24, 2019
Opening and awards ceremony: February 20, 2019, 8pm

As the philosopher Raymond Tallis affirms in Johan Grimonprez’ Raymond Tallis: On Tickling (2017), “We dialogue, therefore we are.” The video is one of 30 works by contemporary international artists selected for VIDEONALE.17 – Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts, which will be shown as from February 21, 2019 at Kunstmuseum Bonn. Tallis’ words play on René Descartes’ famous dictum, “I think, therefore I am.” But they also raise a number of crucial questions explored in the exhibition, such as: How do we dialogue with one another today? Who speaks to whom and through which media? What reality (or realities) do we speak about and how do I recognize the reality of my interlocutor? And what artistic strategies are currently being developed to create alternative points of view, and to integrate new perspectives? Selected from over 1,100 entries from 66 countries, the works featured in VIDEONALE.17 address such questions in line with the festival theme of REFRACTED REALITIES.

Artists VIDEONALE.17
Monira Al Qadiri, Eric Baudelaire, Zanny Begg & Oliver Ressler, Mareike Bernien & Alex Gerbaulet, Andreas Bunte, Shu Lea Cheang, Marianna Christofides, Chto Delat, Mike Crane, Saara Ekström, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Mahdi Fleifel, Johan Grimonprez, Laura Huertas Millán, Su Hui-Yu, Sohrab Hura, Adam Kaplan & Gilad Baram, Stéphanie Lagarde, Maryna Makarenko, Deimantas Narkevičius, Stefan Panhans, Laure Prouvost, Morgan Quaintance, Maryam Tafakory, Eva van Tongeren, Tris Vonna-Michell, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Andrew Norman Wilson, Tobias Zielony

Festival Program
The VIDEONALE.17 exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive festival program running from February 21 to 24, 2019, curated by Lisa Bosbach. The festival will include artist talks, lectures, performances, round-table discussions, guided tours, workshops, and educational events, with contributions from Erika Balsom, Zach Blas, Wibke von Bonin, Zabet Patterson, and Ubermorgen.

More Informationen available via: https://v17.videonale.org

REFRACTED REALITIES, Header: Exhibition views V.16, 2017; Foto: David Ertl

Clemens von Wedemeyer, Transformation Scenario, 2018; © the artist and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018.

Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Freedom of Movement, 2018; © the artists and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018.

Sohrab Hura, The Lost Head & The Bird, 2018; © the artist

Stefan Panhans, HOSTEL, 2018; © the artist