27 March 2017

presented at Kunstmuseum Bonn
27.02 — 19.04.2015

Ayla Pierrot Arendt, Udita Bhargava, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Jenny Brady, Karolina Bregula, Wim Catrysse, Jos Diegel, Wojtek Doroszuk, Mahdi Fleifel, Christoph Faulhaber, Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni, Shaun Gladwell, Philipp Gufler, Amina Handke, Constantin Hartenstein, Kerstin Honeit, Vika Kirchenbauer, Thomas Kneubühler, Ihra Lill, Lieux Fictifs (Diverse Artists), Elin Magnusson, Rachel Mayeri, Marianna Milhorat, NEOZOON, Shelly Nadashi, Erkka Nissininen, Francois Nouguies, Alan Phelan, Christina Picchi, Florian Pugnaire & David Raffini, Mateusz Sadowski, The Otolith Group, Koen Theys, Gerhard Treml & Leo Calice, Anna Zett, Mikhail Zheleznikov, Tobias Yves Zintel.

Carla Donauer (Curator, Kölnischer Kunstverein), Julia Draganovic (Director, Kunsthalle Osnabrück), Jennifer Gassmann (Project Director & Director Festival Programme, Videonale.15), Sabine Himmelsbach (Director, Haus für Elektronische Künste, Basel), Dennis Hochköppeler (Director, Galerie DREI, Cologne), Tasja Langenbach (Artistic Director, Videonale.15), Erik Martinson (Curator, London/Toronto), Jan Schuijren (Curator, Basel/Amsterdam)

Artist Talk — Change of Position

Ayla Pierrot Arendt,
Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz,
Vika Kirchenbauer
Moderation: Erik Martinson

Since it first took place in 1984, the Videonale – Festival of Contemporary Video Art has been held every two years and, with its ambitious programme of video presentations, exhibitions, lectures and performances, soon became one of the most important festivals for video and time-based art in Germany and Europe.

Initially at home in the Bonn Kunstverein, since 2005 Videonale has been using the rooms of the Bonn Kunstmuseum. It acts as a supplement to the museum’s collection of video art donated by patron and art collector Ingrid Oppenheim who, in the late 70s, laid the symbolic foundations of today’s Videonale.

Since it moved to the museum, Videonale has been organised as an exhibition which runs for several weeks and presents up to 40 works of video art, together with a festival programme of talks by artists, roundtable discussions, performances and lectures. Since 2013 the programme has been augmented by the Videonale.Parcours, with additional exhibitions at various locations in Bonn, as well as retrospectives showing innovative positions of video art. The investigation and development of new ways of presenting video art in museum spaces has been the subject of particular attention. For every Videonale, a new designer-architect team is invited to develop the exhibition architecture.

For the first time ever, the call for entries to the 15th Videonale competition had a specific theme: The Call of the Wild. For Videonale.15, more than 1200 works from 76 countries were submitted to the competition. Of these, 38 works from 19 countries were presented in the exhibition, and show a spectrum of how The Call of the Wild can be understood and interpreted.

Artist Talk — Change of Position
(as part of Festival Programme)

Ayla Pierrot Arendt,
Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz,
Vika Kirchenbauer
Moderation: Erik Martinson

*Video of Artist Talk
— Change of Position

available here.

*Additional talks available here.

*Festival programme available here.

*Exhibition layout available here.


Videonale.15 documentation:
Toxic, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, 2012