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Videoart at Midnight Festival 18

Videoart at Midnight Festival 18

Ulf Aminde » Yuri Ancarani » Ed Atkins » Michel Auder » Yael Bartana » John Bock » Candice Breitz » Filipa César » Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller » Chto Delat? » Phil Collins » Keren Cytter » Christoph Draeger » Antje Ehmann » Shahram Entekhabi » Theo Eshetu » Simon Faithfull » Christian Falsnaes » Omer Fast » Christian Friedrich » Dani Gal » Niklas Goldbach » Douglas Gordon » Isabell Heimerdinger » Christian Jankowski » Sven Johne » Hiwa K » Annika Larsson » Melanie Manchot » Lynne Marsh » Bjørn Melhus » Almagul Menlibaeva » Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani » Stefan Panhans » Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz  » Mario Pfeifer » Agnieszka Polska » Ulrich Polster » Anri Sala » Erik Schmidt » Jeremy Shaw » Pola Sieverding » Vibeke Tandberg » Wolfgang Tillmans » Guido van der Werve » Raphaela Vogel » Klaus vom Bruch » Clemens von Wedemeyer » Ming Wong » Shingo Yoshida » Katarina Zdjelar » Tobias Zielony » & others

Festival: 12 Dec – 16 Dec 2018

Fri 14 Dec 22:00

Videoart at Midnight

Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 30
100178 Berlin

+49 (0)30-2425969


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Berlinische Galerie: Raphaela Vogel – Son of a Witch, 2018 (film still), © the artist

Since VIDEOART AT MIDNIGHT was founded in 2008, on 99 nights up to now, artists have seized the opportunity to show their film and video works outside of the usual exhibition context for once: at the cinema, on the big screen, before a big audience that views the entire work together, focused, and from beginning to end. In the ten years of its existence, the series has developed into an internationally renowned platform for artist films and video, highly appreciated not least by the artists living in Berlin. The 100th edition is a cause to celebrate— the anniversary, cinema, art, and of course the artists themselves.

At the center of the anniversary is a two-day artist film and video program at Kino Babylon in Berlin Mitte: 100 Artists—100 Films. The program kicks off on Friday night with the 100th edition of VIDEOART AT MIDNIGHT with Ed Atkins. For the festival program on the following Saturday and Sunday, all of the artists who have been guests over the years are once again invited to show a new piece of work or one that is particularly important to them. Many of them will be attending in person and presenting their work to the audience.

Before this weekend, an international symposium, curated by Marie-France Rafael and entitled Future Continues Present(s)—“Video Art” Through Time, will take place at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin. For two days, experts and practioners will be discussing issues such as media archaeology, medium specificity, or the exhibition, collection, and conservation of video art, raising questions on the past, present, and of course the future of the genre. Part of the symposium is a Keynote Lecture at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.). The night before the symposium opens, Wulf Herzogenrath, whose work as a curator has made important contributions to establishing video art in Germany over the past decades, will provide insights into his career and the history of video art, moderated by Franziska Stöhr, at Akademie der Künste.

A video art festival would not be complete without exhibition of the medium in space. In cooperation with renowned Berlin institutions, four presentations will be taking place as part of the festival, which will put video art and artists’ films into focus in a different manner. The Berlinische Galerie will be showing an expansive video sculpture by Raphaela Vogel in her first solo exhibition in a Berlin institution, the KW Institute for Contemporary Art will be presenting an installation by Christian Friedrich, Galerie Pankow will be engaging with the filmic work of Barbara Metselaar Berthold, an artist primarily known as a photographer, and the Akademie der Künste will for the first time open the archive of Wulf Herzogenrath to the public, which is housed there.
During the entire festival, as part of the Campus event, students of four German art schools have the opportunity to engage with the artists present during backstage conversations and to benefit from their expertise.

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Christian Falsnaes - Icon, 2018, © the artist

Artists’ Film Days

Babylon Big Cinema Hall
Opening + Reception 14 Dec 2018, 22:00 – 24:00
Artist #100 Ed Atkins 14 Dec 2018, 24:00 – 01:00
Artists’ Films Day 1 15 Dec 2018, 12:00 – 24:00
Artists’ Films Day 2 16 Dec 2018, 14:00 – 24:00

Festival Office
Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 33, 10178 Berlin


Akademie der Künste
Kick-Off: Wulf Herzogenrath and his Archives 12 Dec 2018, 19:00 – 22:00

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Symposium Day 1 13 Dec 2018, 10:00 – 18:30

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)
Breakfast + Keynote Lecture 14 Dec 2018, 10:00 – 12:00

Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Symposium Day 2 14 Dec 2018, 12:30 – 18:30


Galerie Pankow: Barbara Metselaar Berthold
Opening 6 Nov 2018, 19:00
Exhibition 7 Nov 2018 – 13 Jan 2019
Breakfast 15 Dec 2018, 11:00 – 13:00

Berlinische Galerie – Museum of Modern Art: Raphaela Vogel
Opening 29 Nov 2018, 19:00
Exhibition 30 Nov 2018 – 11 Mar 2019

KW Institute for Contemporary Art: Christian Friedrich
Opening 7 Dec 2018, 19:00
Exhibition 8 – 16 Dec 2018

Akademie der Künste: Wulf Herzogenrath and his Archives
Opening + Talk 12 Dec 19:00
Exhibition 13 – 16 Dec 2018

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Annika Larsson - The Discourse of the Drinkers, 2017, © the artist
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Fischer & el Sani - Freedom of Movement, 2018, © the artist
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Ulf Aminde – Körper Theorie Poetik, 2018, © the artist