Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 2 pm
A Criminal Touch


On February 28th and March 2nd 2017 the Video-Forum of the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) will show two screenings with works from the video art collection, curated by the students of the Berlin University of the Arts.
The screenings are the results of the seminar
Video – Art – History, held by Kathrin Becker (Head of Video-Forum) and Kristina Paustian (Assistant Video-Forum).

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017, 2–8 pm

A Criminal Touch

The screening program A Criminal Touch deals with questions like: When does the artist become a criminal, to what extent does the institution belong to the artist and to whom does artwork belong?
Ulay’s work T
here Is A Criminal Touch To Art of 1976 is eponymous to the screening program. The documentation of an intervention by Ulay—the stealing of the painting Der arme Poet by Carl Spitzweg from the Neue Nationalgalerie by the artist himself—becomes a proof of a crime and brings up the topic of institutional critique and how the artist might become a criminal actor inside the (art) system. The screening also investigates issues of territorial claims and opens up questions of the role of the artist as invader (Francis Alÿs, El Gringo and Maria Vedder, Künstlerisches Arbeitsfeld). It rethinks the male power structures in the art world (Anetta Mona Chişa, Lucia Tkáčová, Dialectics of Subjection #2) and brings us back into the supposedly secure white cube at the end, which is fired upon with a gun by Anatoly Shuravlev in his video Panic.

There Is A Criminal Touch To Art. An Event by Ulay, 1976, 25:32 min., PAL, bw, sound
Sabine Groß,
Best of..., 2000, 4:24 min., PAL, color, sound
Francis Alÿs,
El Gringo, 2003, 4:12 min., NTSC, color, sound
Anetta Mona Chişa, Lucia Tkáčová,
Dialectics of Subjection #2, 2005, 4:00 min., PAL, color, sound
Christian Jankowski,
Die Jagd, 1992–1998, 1:11 min., PAL, color, sound
Maria Vedder,
Künstlerisches Arbeitsfeld, 1981, 12:30 min., PAL, color, sound
Oleg Kulik, I Love Europe,
She Does Not Love Me Back, 1996, 6:23 min., PAL, color, sound
Anatoly Shuravlev,
Panic, 2011, 2:17 min., 1080i50, color, sound