The n.b.k. Video-Forum

Tuesday / Thursday 2—8 pm*
Wednesday 2—6 pm*
*Please book a time slot for your visit at

Wearing a mask that covers mouth and nose during your visit to n.b.k. is recommended.

We are also happy to accept requests for digital viewings of collection holdings at

Founded in 1971 at the initiative of artists and cultural producers, the Video-Forum with over 1,700 works of video art is the oldest and biggest collection of video art in Germany. The focal points of the collection are Fluxus, feminist video, historical and contemporary video art of Berlin, as well as approaches reflecting on the media. Key works by Harun Farocki, Rebecca Horn, Allan Kaprow, 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 Rosa Barba, Yael Bartana, John Bock, Candice Breitz, Filipa César, Hito Steyerl, or Haegue Yang, a.o. Over the years, a particular emphasis on art from Eastern Europe has been developed, with pieces by artists such as Geta Brătescu, Olga Chernysheva, Anna Daučíková, Sanja Iveković, Ciprian Mureşan, Józef Robakowski, or Vadim Zakharov. The Video-Forum regularly co-produces new works—most recently with Candice Breitz, Halil Altındere, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Oliver Ressler / Dario Azzellini, Sanja Iveković, Alesandro Cesarco, Arno Brandlhuber / Christopher Roth, Ming Wong, Ciprian Mureşan, Anetta Mona Chişa / Lucia Tkáčová, Christian Jankowski, Bjørn Melhus, Mathilde ter Heijne, and Artur Żmijewski—and regularly organizes screenings and projects relating to video art.

Viewing of the works
The holdings of the Video-Forum can be viewed free of charge during opening hours. It is recommended to make a reservation for a viewing station. Groups and seminars (max. 20 persons) can use the Video-Forum only by appointment

Video-Forum on Screen
Since October 2020, individual works from the n.b.k. Video-Forum collection have been presented in the window facing Chausseestrasse. The works are accessible to passers-by 24 hours a day, a new work can be seen every six weeks:

Oct 20 – Dec 2, 2020: Karin Sander,
Sigrid 1930, 2009, 0:32 min

Dec 3, 2020 – Jan 18, 2021: Stefan Panhans,
SORRY, 2010, 9:35 min

Jan 19 – Feb 28, 2021: Alicja Kwade,
In Ewig den Zufall betrachtend, 2014, 8:16 min

Mar 1 – Apr 12, 2021: Anetta Mona Chişa, Lucia Tkáčová,
How to Make a Revolution, 2006, 2:55 min

April 13 – May 24, 2021: Denis Beaubois,
In the event of amnesia the city will recall …, 1997, 9:59 min

May 25 – July 5, 2021: George Maciunas,
Artype, 1966, 2:44 min

July 5 – August 17, 2021: Asta Gröting,
PARKEN, 2001, 4:37 min

August 17 – September 27, 2021: Wolf Kahlen, TalkingSawingPouringMilk RedenSaegenMilchEingiessen, 2009, 11:49 min

September 28 – November 8, 2021: Rebecca Horn,
Kopfextension, 1972, 3:07 min

November 9 – December 20, 2021: Ciprian Mureşan,
The Pioneer, 2010, 0:05 min

December 21, 2021 – February 15, 2022: Hito Steyerl,
Strike, 2010, 0:35 min

n.b.k. Video-Forum, display architecture by Silke Wagner (
Ellen, 2008) © n.b.k. / Jens Ziehe, 2016