KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Highlights from the Cologne "KunstFilmBiennale" in Berlin

17 - 31 Oct 2010

Once again KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin is focusing on contemporary films by international artists. For the third time—after the great success in 2006 and 2009—highlights of the Cologne KunstFilmBiennale are presented in Berlin. In Berlin the program from the 2009 Cologne biennale is supplemented by a selection of new films. Two stories of KW are devoted to films by Doug Aitken, Mirosław Bałka, Bjørn Melhus, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Javier Téllez, as well as works by the younger generation including Keren Cytter, Adam Leech, Dani Gal, and Alex McQuilkin. On the third floor films are presented in thematic archive stations. A fifth station is dedicated to works from last year’s BILD-KUNST Promotional Award for experimental film competition and the submissions by students of film schools and art academies. On the fourth floor the films can be seen on a large screen.

The program also includes a number of evening events.

Participating artists:
Doug Aitken, Mirosław Bałka, Guy Ben-Ner, Anina Brisolla, Mircea Cantor, Keren Cytter, Nathalie Djurberg, Omer Fast, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Cyprien Gaillard, Dani Gal, Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Mihai Grecu, Claire Hooper, Sven Johne, Korpys/Löffler, Annika Larsson, Lars Laumann, Adam Leech, Cristóbal León & Joaquín Cociña & Niles Atallah, Mark Lewis, Rä di Martino, Maix Mayer, Alex McQuilkin, Vincent Meessen, Bjørn Melhus, Deimantas Narkevičius, Kika Nicolela, Hans Op de Beeck, Nira Pereg, Reynold Reynolds, Magdalena von Rudy, Aïda Ruilova, Jani Ruscica, Sylvia Schedelbauer, Sam Taylor-Wood, Javier Téllez, Alexia Walther & Maxime Matray, Clemens von Wedemeyer

BILD-KUNST Promotional Award for experimental film:
Tim Berger, Christoph Blawert, Ulu Braun, Mira Bussemer, Jana Debus, Johanna Domke, Niklas Goldbach, Rocco Helmchen, Susann Maria Hempel, David Jahn, Martin Jehle, Daniel Kötter & Hannes Seidl, Alwin Lay & Sascha Herrmann, Mischa Leinkauf & Matthias Wermke, Xenia Lesniewski, Mirko Martin, Peter Müller, Bettina Nürnberg, Mario Pfeifer, Simon Rauh, Johanna Reich, Jan Riesenbeck, Gonzalo H. Rodríguez, Lior Shamriz, Adnan Softic, Martin Sulzer, Marc Thümmler, Heiko Tippelt, Markus Wambsganss, Philip Widmann, Richard Wilhelmer

Opening Event

Saturday, October 16, 2010, 5 – 10 pm
8 pm: Special screening of Pepperminta by Pipilotti Rist
Pepperminta | 2009 | Dir: Pipilotti Rist | OV with English subtitles | color | 35mm | 80’

Accompanying Events

Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 7 pm
Deimantas Narkevičius in conversation with Inke Arns
Artist talk and screening

Into the Unknown
2009 | Dir: Deimantas Narkevičius | 35mm transferred to Blu-ray | color | 19’45’’

The Dud Effect
2008 | Dir: Deimantas Narkevičius | digi beta | color | 15’40’’

Deimantas Narkevičius is an artist and filmmaker. He lives and works in Vilnius.
Inke Arns is artistic director of Hartware MedienKunstVerein in Dortmund. She lives and works in Dortmund and Berlin.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 7 pm
Fragmented Histories – Excavating Spatial Narratives
Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani in conversation with Francesca Ferguson
Artist talk and screening

Spelling Dystopia / Sayonara Hashima
2009 | Dir: Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani | HD, 2-channel video installation | color | 17’25’’

Toute la mémoire du monde – Alles Wissen dieser Welt
2006 | Dir: Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani | 35mm transferred to HD, 2-channel video installation | color | 7’

Palast der Republik – Weißbereich
2001 | Dir: Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani | DV, 2-channel video installation | color | 7’ loop

Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani are artists and filmmakers. They live and work in Berlin and Sapporo, Japan.
Francesca Ferguson is a journalist, freelance curator and the initiator of urban drift, an international network for contemporary urban praxis.

The cultural programs of KW Institute for Contemporary Art are made possible thanks to the support of the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs.

Opening Hours: Tue – Sun 12 – 7 pm, Thurs 12 – 9 pm
Talks in English
Admission to the exhibition and the events is free.
 

Tags: Doug Aitken, Inke Arns, Mirosław Bałka, Hans Op de Beeck, Guy Ben-Ner, Christoph Blawert, Ulu Braun, Mircea Cantor, Cristóbal León & Joaquín Cociña, Keren Cytter, Nathalie Djurberg, Omer Fast, Cyprien Gaillard, Dani Gal, Christoph Girardet, Niklas Goldbach, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Claire Hooper, Sven Johne, Korpys / Löffler, Annika Larsson, Lars Laumann, Alwin Lay, Adam Leech, Wermke / Leinkauf, Mark Lewis, Mirko Martin, Rä di Martino, Maix Mayer, Vincent Meessen, Bjørn Melhus, Matthias Müller, Deimantas Narkevicius, Nira Pereg, Mario Pfeifer, Johanna Reich, Reynold Reynolds, Pipilotti Rist, Aïda Ruilova, Jani Ruscica, Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani, Nina Fischer / Maroan El Sani, Al Taylor, Sam Taylor-Wood, Javier Téllez, Clemens von Wedemeyer