Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7 pm
New acquisitions by the n.b.k. Video-Forum 2018

Screening in the exhibition space of n.b.k.

Founded in 1971, the n.b.k. Video-Forum with more than 1.600 works of international video art is the oldest and one of the biggest collections of video art in Germany. With the help of the artists’ funding scheme by the Berlin Senate’s Department for Culture and Europe, it was once more possible for the Video-Forum to add further pieces of international video art to its collection.

A selection of the newly aquired works will be screened in the exhibition space of n.b.k. as follows:

Marcel Odenbach
(*1953 in Cologne, lives in Cologne and Berlin)
Im Schiffbruch nicht schwimmen können, 2011
HD video, 16:9, 8:15 min, color, sound


Christian Falsnaes
(*1980 in Copenhagen, lives in Berlin)
Rise, 2014
HD video, 16:9, 14:35 min, color, sound

Anetta Mona Chişa, Lucia Tkáčová
(*1975 in Nãdlac / Romania, *1977 in Banská Štiavnica / Slovakia, living in Prag and Berlin)
When you’re Adibas and you’re dreaming of becoming Adidas, 2011–2018
HD video, 16:9, 20:24 min (excerpt 9:11 min), color, sound

Filipa César
(*1975 in Porto, lives in Berlin)
CACHEU, 2012
16 mm film transferred to full HD, 16:9, 10:20 min, color, sound


Maja Weyermann
(*1962 in Huttwil / Switzerland, † 2016 in Berlin)
Uzaktan Mektuplar - Letters from Abroad, 2015 
HD video, 16:9, 37:06 min (excerpt 8:05 min), color, sound

Ann Oren
(*1979 in Tel Aviv, lives in Berlin)
The World is Mine, 2017
HD video, 16:9, 68 min (excerpt 13:35 min), color, sound

Florin Bobu
(*1978 in Tecuci, lives in Iași / Romania)
Vacanțe exotice în inima orașului, 2016
HD video, 16:9, 25:36 min (excerpt 5:32 min), color, sound

Shahram Entekhabi
(*1963 in Borujerd / Iran, lives in Berlin and Teheran)
My Mother – The History of Iran, 2015
Full HD, 16:9, 78:30 min (excerpt 12:45 min), color, sound

Geta Brãtescu / Ștefan Sava
(*1926 in Ploiești / Romania, † 2018 in Bukarest / * 1982 in Slobozia / Romania, lives in Bukarest)
Gestul, desenul (The Gesture, the Drawing), 2018
HD video, 16:9, 31:05 min (excerpt 5:56 min), color, sound

Sandra Schäfer
(*1970 in Altkirchen, lives in Berlin)
Mleeta, 2016
2 channel video installation (1 channel version), full HD, 16:9, 13:59 min, color, sound

Alicja Kwade
(*1979 in Katowice, lives in Berlin)
In Ewig den Zufall betrachtend, 2014
HD video, 16:9, 8:16 min (excerpt 2:34 min), color, sound


The focal points of the collection of the n.b.k. Video-Forum are Fluxus, feminist video, historical and contemporary video art of Berlin, as well as approaches reflecting on the media. Key works by Marina Abramović, Rebecca Horn, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Ulrike Rosenbach, Bill Viola and Wolf Vostell dating back to the early phase of video art are represented on an equal footing with contemporary productions by Reynold Reynolds, Corinna Schnitt, Hito Steyerl, or Hague Yang. Over the last few years, a particular emphasis on art from Eastern Europe has developed, with pieces by artists such as Olga Chernysheva, Călin Dan, Oleg Kulik, Zoran Naskovski, or Tanja Ostojić. The Video-Forum regularly co-produces new works and organizes regular screenings and projects relating to video art. The works of the collection can be viewed free of charge during the opening hours.

Free admission