Further cooperations and projects

The Video-Forum strikes up long-term cooperations in order to reflect the holdings of the video collection in ever new contexts and to develop exhibition projects, screenings, lectures and other formats of communication in dialog with its partners. The aim of the cooperation is to communicate contemporary video art and theory to interested members of the public. On top of this, the n.b.k. Video-Forum is also developing its own projects by drawing on its holdings.

Since 2001
University of the Arts, Berlin

The Video-Forum regularly cooperates with the Berlin University of the Arts and organizes seminars on the history of video art. The collection of the Video-Forum represents the early phase of international video art history in a profound way and, with its holdings of more than 1,700 titles right up to the present day, offers ideal opportunities for researching the history of the medium. Previous seminars:
Geschichte der Videokunst (2001/2002); Videokunstgeschichte (2005/2006); Video-Weekend No. 3 (2013);Video – Art – History (2016/2017).

2010 – 2013
Video of the month

Video of the month was a series of presentations with individual works from the holdings of the Video-Forum, which were shown at www.nbk.org and in the Video-Forum’s viewing room and which were elucidated by commenting texts.

Artists: Prilla Tania, Barbad Golshiri, Nira Pereg, Reem Al-Ghazzi, Wael Shawky, Annika Eriksson, Marina Naprushkina, Marc Aschenbrenner, Nevin Aladağ, Gabriele Stellbaum, Niklas Goldbach, Ina Wudtke, Patrycja German, Erik Schmidt, Trine Lise Nedreaas, Michel de Broin, Karolin Meunier, Katya Sander, Elise Florenty, Discoteca Flaming Star, Rabih Mroué, Claudia Aravena Abughosh, Judith Hopf, Tobias Zielony, Hajnal Németh, Hiroharu Mori, Zoran Naskovski, Hito Steyerl, Nasan Tur, Stefan Panhans

2010 – 2013

From 2010 to 2013, the Video-Forum cooperated with the creative platform arte CREATIVE by the television channel arte in the form of an “n.b.k. channel”. Key works of video art and selected documentaries of live performances by artist bands and performers from the series “n.b.k. Konzert“ were presented online on a monthly basis together with commenting texts. Apart from Video of the month and # Videotapes, this is the n.b.k. Video-Forum’s third online project.

Artists and participants: Dave Allen, John Baldessari, Heike Baranowsky, BST (Walter Berger, Christian Schaeffer, Klaus Theweleit), Hartmut Bitomsky, Rui Calçada Bastos, Olga Chernysheva, Anetta Mona Chişa / Lucia Tkáčová, Christoph Draeger / Reynold Reynolds, Arnold Dreyblatt Ensemble, Antje Engelmann, Ensemble Mosaik, Patrycja German, John Giorno / Ugo Rondinone, Niklas Goldbach, Rebecca Horn, Knut Klaßen, Kaethe Kruse / Die Tödliche Doris, Frédéric Moser & Philippe Schwinger, Ciprian Mureşan, Chantal Mouffe, Nam June Paik, Józef Robakowski, Egill Sæbjörnsson / Marica Moraes, Larissa Sansour, Corinna Schnitt, Sean Snyder, Hito Steyerl, Annika Ström, Maria Vedder / Bettina Gruber, Bill Viola, Haegue Yang, Florian Zeyfang, Artur Żmijewski, Moira Zoitl

Since 2012
Artists’ Film International (AFI)

Artists’ Film International (AFI) is an initiative of the Whitechapel Gallery in London with the aim to promote artistic work in the fields of film, video and animation. Since 2012, the n.b.k. is part of the international network of globally active partner organizations, each of which selects works from its own context and on specific themes. The video works are presented in the participating institutions in exhibitions and screenings.

The participating institutions include, among others, Whitechapel Gallery, London; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.); Ballroom Marfa, Texas; Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius; Belgrade Cultural Center; Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires; GAMeC – Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Hanoi Doclab; MAAT – Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia, Lisbon; Istanbul Modern; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Para Site, Hong Kong; Project 88, Mumbai; Tromsø Center for Contemporary Art and Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Artists from the collection of the Video-Forum: Anetta Mona Chiºa / Lucia Tkáèová (2012), Nasan Tur (2013), Amir Yatziv (2014), Anatoly Shuravlev (2015), Karin Sander (2016), Oliver Ressler / Dario Azzellini (2017), Rosa Barba (2018), Mwangi Hutter (2019)

# Videotapes

# Videotapes was a series of presentations featuring international filmmakers, artists, curators and theorists who selected works from the collection of the Video-Forum and commented on them in text form. Like
Video of the month before, the works and texts were presented at www.nbk.org and in the Video-Forum’s viewing room.

Participants: Birgit Hein (filmmaker and author, vice president of the Visual Arts section at the Academy of Arts Berlin): Peter Campus, Bjørn Melhus; Mathilde ter Heijne. Thomas Elsaesser (film scholar and author, Amsterdam / New York; professor of Film and Television, University of Amsterdam): Johan Grimonprez; Christoph Girardet / Matthias Müller; Hito Steyerl. Harun Farocki (filmmaker and author, Berlin; professor emeritus of Film and Television, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna): Michael Klier; Eduardo Paolozzi; Richard Hamilton / James Scott

Manifesta 10. Unlooped–Kino

For Manifesta 10, which took place in 2014 in the St. Petersburg Hermitage and the General Staff Building, the Video-Forum cooperated with the project
Unlooped-Kino, a film program that offered a comprehensive overview of international film and video production from the 1970s to the present day. In line with the new focus of the collection on art from Eastern Europe, which has been pursued since 2001, the Video-Forum provided works from post-communist countries under the title Eastern Window.

Further cooperation partners of
Unlooped-Kino were Sammlung Goetz, Munich; Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf; Haro Cumbusyan Collection, Zurich; Tansa Mermerci Eksioglu Collection, Istanbul; Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, Turin and Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Archive Collection, Moscow.

Participating artists from the collection of the Video-Forum: Wojciech Bruszewski, Olga Chernysheva, Anetta Mona Chişa, Anetta Mona Chişa / Lucia Tkáčová, Anna Daučiková, Oleg Kulik, Ciprian Mureşan, Hajnal Németh, Jósef Robakowski, Maria Serebriakova, Anatoly Shuravlev, Steina Vasulka and Woody Vasulka

Since 2015

V.a.m.p.s. (https://v-a-m-p-s.org/) is a collective of freelance artists, filmmakers and media designers, who develop concepts for contemporary and experimental art mediation. Its declared aim is to introduce young people and young adults to professional artistic work and to train them to become independent, critical culture producers. The n.b.k. Video-Forum has been cooperating with V.a.m.p.s. since 2015 and provides support to make the video art collection also accessible to a younger audience. Within this framework, annual screenings and workshops take place in the premises of the Video-Forum, supported by the Berlin Project Fund for Cultural Education.

Further cooperations

20. Juni – 25. November 2019
Feminisme. An exhibition in cooperation with Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and the Romanian-German Cultural Society, tranzit.ro, Iași

Curators: h.arta group
Artists: Maria Thereza Alves, Claudia Aravena Abughosh, Lynda Benglis, Ursula Biemann, Anetta Mona Chi
şa, Anna Daučiková, Ayşe Erkmen, Hermine Freed, Sanja Iveković, Hito Steyerl, Marlene Streeruwitz, Haegue Yang

April 5 – April 25, 2019
Harun Farocki. Über die Entgrenzung der Arbeit (On the delimitation of work). An exhibition in cooperation with Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Goethe-Institut Bucharest

Curator: Silke Wittig
Artist: Harun Farocki

September 1 – December 15, 2018
Harun Farocki. Between Two Wars. Exhibition from the holdings of the Video-Forum, tranzit.ro, Iași

Curators: Florin Bobu, Livia Pancu
Artist: Harun Farocki

June 28 – July 22, 2018
SORRY, MISTER. Video works from the collection of the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), exhibition project, Salonul de proiecte, Bucharest

Curators: Alexandra Croitoru, Magda Radu
Artists: Lynda Benglis, Ursula Biemann, Peter Callas, VALIE EXPORT, (e.) Twin Gabriel, Monika Funke-Stern, Mathilde ter Heijne, Laura Horelli, Rebecca Horn, Mwangi Hutter, Sanja Iveković, Joan Jonas, Takehito Koganezawa, Ulrike Rosenbach, Hito Steyerl

May 26 – June 6, 2018 
Images. Gestures. Memories, Exhibition project with works from the Video-Forum of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.). German Cultural Center – Centrul Cultural German / AMBASADA, Timișoara

Curator: Silke Wittig
Artists: Rosa Barba, Filipa César, Alejandro Cesarco, Laura Horelli, Rabih Mroué, Hito Steyerl

May 19, 2016 – January 30, 2017
German Video Art in the Russian Museum, one-year program from the holdings of the Video-Forum, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Curators: Olesja Turkina, Kathrin Becker
Artists: Joseph Beuys, Harun Farocki, Niklas Goldbach, Akiko Hada, Rebecca Horn, Bjørn Melhus, Reynold Reynolds / Christoph Draeger, Ulrike Rosenbach

September 13 – November 9, 2014

Audio Trouble
– La collection vidéo du Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Centre d’art contemporain La Halle des bouchers, Vienne

Curator: Marc Bembekoff
Artists: CClaus Blume, Anetta Mona Chişa / Lucia Tkáčová, Christoph Girardet, Ron Hays, Gary Hill, Hajnal Németh, Ingrid Oppenheim, Larissa Sansour, Richard Serra & Nancy Holt, Dmitry Vilensky

June 26 – July 22, 2013

Picturing Places Around the World / Remix
, exhibition from the holdings of the Video-Forum, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Kronprinz barracks, Kaliningrad

Curator: Kathrin Becker
Artists: Rui Calçada Bastos, Calin Dan, Niklas Goldbach, Rathke / Woditschka, Larissa Sansour, Anatoly Shuravlev, Hito Steyerl, Nasan Tur, Amir Yatziv

August 1 – September 30, 2008
My favourite pastime | Vienna, exhibition from the holdings of the Video-Forum, Kunsthalle Wien (Ursula-Blickle-Videolounge)

Curator: Kathrin Becker
Artists: Nevin Aladağ, Marc Aschenbrenner, Discoteca Flaming Star, Shahram Entekhabi, Annika Eriksson, Patrycja German, Oleg Kulik, Bjørn Melhus, Frédéric Moser & Philippe Schwinger, Larissa Sansour, Reynold Reynolds / Patrick Jolley

July 3 – August 30, 2008
checkpoint Berlin, exhibition from the holdings of the Video-Forum, Villa du Parc, Annemasse

Curators: Kathrin Becker, Karinne Vonna
Artists: Marc Aschenbrenner, Rui Calçada Bastos, Annika Eriksson, Patrycja German, Sofia Hultén, Christian Jankowski, Bjørn Melhus, Reynold Reynolds / Patrick Jolley, Corinna Schnitt, Hague Yang

© images: Neuer Berliner Kunstverein / Jens Ziehe; Nina Pereg (video still from 
Sabbath, 2008); Arte Creative (screenshot n.b.k. channel); Whitechapel Gallery, London (collage); Neuer Berliner Kunstverein / Jens Ziehe; Wikimedia Commons / Ministry for Cultur of the Russian Federation (CC BY-SA 4.0); V.a.m.p.s.