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Neuer Berliner Kunstverein

Chausseestrasse 128 / 129
10115 Berlin
Tel. 030 - 280 70 20; 280 70 19, Fax 030 - 280 70 19
Di + Fr 12 - 18 Uhr, Sa + So 14 - 18 Uhr
aktuelle Ausstellung / current exhibition
vorausgegangene Ausstellung / previous exhibition


13.01. - 25. 02. 2007             

Zeitgenössische Fotokunst aus Südafrika

10.1. 2007 , 19 Uhr: "Contemporary Photography in South Africa". Vortrag von Pam Warne, Kuratorin der Ausstellung "Zeitgenössische Fotokunst aus Südafrika" - anlässlich unserer gleichnamigen Ausstellung, die am Freitag, den 12. Januar um 19 Uhr eröffnet wird und dann bis zum 11. März zu sehen ist. -

Der Vortrag ist in englischer Sprache und findet in der ersten Etage statt. Der Eintritt ist frei.

Within our series "Meeting Point NBK" we would kindly like to inform you again about tomorrow's lecture:

10. 1. 2007, 7 pm: "Contemporary Photography in South Africa". Lecture by Pam Warne, Curator of the same named Exhibition to be opened on Friday, Jan. 12, 7 pm. The show will be on display until March 11, 2007.

We would kindly like to invite you to this event. The Lecture will be on first floor. It will be in English. The entrance is free.


Treffpunkt NBK

Mittwoch, den 31. Januar 2007, 19 Uhr
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
Chausseestraße 128/129, 1. Etage
10115 Berlin-Mitte


Don't panic! - Videokunst aus Südafrika

zusammengestellt von Pam Warne, Kuratorin für Fotografie und Neue Medien an der South African National Gallery, Kapstadt, und vorgestellt von Katja Albers

Ergänzend zu unserer Ausstellung südafrikanischer Fotokunst soll auch das in diesem Land noch relativ junge Medium der Videokunst präsentiert werden. Ausgewählt wurden Arbeiten vorwiegend ganz junger Künstlerinnen und Künstler, die neben Video auch in anderen Medien arbeiten. Sie alle zeigen einen sehr individuellen Blick auf gesellschaftliche Entwicklungen und Probleme wie auch sehr persönliche und intime Erfahrungen in und mit Südafrika. Zur Sprache kommen dabei Themen wie Alltagsbeobachtungen in den Metropolen Johannesburg und Kapstadt, schwarze Maskulinität sowie performative Inszenierungen von Identität.

Es werden Arbeiten gezeigt von:

Ismail Farouk, Dan Halter, Moshekwa Langa, Thando Mama, Churchill Madikida, Robin Rhode, Ruth Sacks, Usha Seejarim und Greg Streak



TREFFPUNKT NBK I Programm Februar 2007
7.2. Senatsstipendiaten Bildende Kunst zu Gast im NBK
Alen Hebelovic und Veronika von Otten (Veronika v. Otten wird vertreten durch Peter Funken)

14.2. Die Medienkünstlerin Sandra Becker zeigt Ausschnitte aus dem Dokumentarfilm "Lift 01" und Beispiele vom Ausstellungsprojekt "Totalism" - eine Veranstaltung des Video-Forums -
21.2. "Towards an Anthropology of Pop". Die südafrikanische Künstlerin Candice Breitz zeigt eine Auswahl ihrer neuen Videoarbeiten (anlässlich unserer Ausstellung südafrikanischer Fotokunst)
28.2. Senatsstipendiaten Kulturaustausch zu Gast im NBK
Florian Wüst (Istanbul-Stipendium)


Mittwoch, den 14. März 2007, 19 Uhr

Reihe "Treffpunkt NBK"

Begründer der Artothek, Horst Dietze und der Kunstverleih

Vortrag von Dr. Johannes Stahl, Köln, Vorsitzender des Artothekenverbandes Deutschland, anlässlich der Schenkung grafischer Werke aus dem Privatbesitz Horst Dietzes
Ihre Artothek im Neuen Berliner Kunstverein



Mittwoch, den 28. März 2007, 19 Uhr
Wednesday, March 28 2007, 7 pm

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
Chausseestraße 128/129, 1. Etage / first floor
10115 Berlin-Mitte
"Video-Forum Revisited 1: Strange Weather".
Werke aus der Sammlung und ergänzende Arbeiten internationaler KünstlerInnnen, ausgewählt von Michelle Cotton, freie Kuratorin, London

Video works from the NBK collection with additional works by international artists, selected and presented by Michelle Cotton, curator, London


Clouds gather and a sculpture twitches, inertia leaks in from the stereo, people slide across the screen, a comet burrows, conversation malfunctions, in the dark there are cults of preservation, underground there are lamp-lit revellers. Strange Weather.

Judith Hopf Hey Produktion 7' 2001 (NBK collection)
Hey Produktion is a study of collective action that culminates in an absurd ballet on the lawn. Based on her research into the legacy of the liberation movement, Hopf Links 1960s ideas of collective activity and social integration to contemporary counterparts, teamwork and self-management. Hopf questions the drive for productivity in contemporary society and the search for mental relaxation and inner values. The film incorporates a choreographed dance routine that combines idiosyncratic movements originating in yoga, tai chi, and chorus-line dancing.
David Maljkoviç These Days 5'33 2005 (courtesy of the artist and Annet Gelink Gallery)
A group of day-trippers are parked up under the wings of a vast empty building. The car has been immobilized by geodesic structures that cup the wheels. Slumped in heavy lethargy, the passengers stare blankly out into space and alternate in pronounced, empty utterances, lip-synched from English Language audio tapes. Filmed under the imposing architecture of the former Italian Pavilion in Zagreb, Maljkovi_ creates a vacuum for an exchange locked in repetition and ennui.

Sandra Becker 01 fileband 1'18" 1996 (NBK collection)
Becker resets the angle of the escalator so that the passengers appear to move across the screen at an absurd tilt.

Raphael Montanez Ortiz Bridge Game 12'39" 1985 (NBK collection)
Raphael Montanez Ortiz's work addresses themes of ritual, coincidence, duality, transcendence, religion and avant-garde practice. Bridge Game uses a film clip of a polite parlor game of cards that is dramatically interrupted when a firework comes crashing through the ceiling. Ortiz manipulates the footage by scratching the laser disc encoded with the image and playing it through a computer. Seconds of hysteria are stammered out so that the scenario appears locked in warped horror.

Bonnie Camplin Special Afflictions by Roy Harryhozen 5' 2006 (courtesy of the artist, commissioned by LUX and Frieze Projects)
Special Afflictions by Roy Harryhozen is inspired by the 1970s British horror film The Mutations. Four hapless sideshow features sit and gossip about their employer and 'creator', Roy Harryhozen, who has kidnapped them and altered them each with a 'special effect' - which has obviously gone wrong and resulted for each in an abject temporal affliction. The notions of 'effect' and 'affliction' have become confused, for one person's (Roy's) 'vision' has resulted in the wretched condition of his subjects. Bonnie Camplin, May 2006
Bonnie Camplin's work is preoccupied with rituals, belief systems and the detritus of popular culture. Low-budget film and music techniques are combined in "cut-and-paste love stories told with the lucidity of a Valium hangover".

Mark Aerial Waller Sons of Temperance 9' 2000 (courtesy of the artist)
Sons of Temperance is introduced by a man talking about ancient ceramics in the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. These were turned on a wheel, and when they were turned, the potter's finger or the piece of wood he was using created grooves inside the pot, which would resonate with the voices or sounds of what was going on around this wheel. So the premise of the film is that perhaps one could play back these pots like vinyl recordings, with some sort of device. (Extract from a Necronautical Society interview with Mark Aerial Waller)
Shot using infrared camera on the back streets of London Sons of Temperance enters a dialogue between members of an underground organisation attempting to recover recordings contained in crystal glasses. Meeting under the cover of darkness, the characters exchange information about the crystals in an atmosphere of immanent danger. The film is constructed as a fragment of fractured narratives about a group of isolate beings involved in a cult of preservation, their relationships and contact with antiquity mediated through a common reverence for the crystals and their encoded content.

Duncan Marquiss A Nothing With a Vengeance 5' 2006 (courtesy of the artist)
Marquiss' films travel through layers of subterranean fiction encountering shadowy rituals, ancient ghosts, vast stores of earthy matter and archived information. Snowy photographs of caves and catacombs trigger a wispy image of a nocturnal gathering that stutters towards carnal excess before strobing back into a void of solid light.
Zu dieser Veranstaltung des Video-Forums im Rahmen unserer Reihe "Treffpunkt NBK" laden wir Sie herzlich ein.

We cordially invite you to this evening organized by the Video-Forum within our series "Meeting Point NBK"

The presentation and screening will be in English


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