14 Aug - 18 Dec 2012
Curators: Katharina Dohm, Matthias Ulrich (Schirn Kunsthalle)
14 August 2012 - 18 December 2013
Schirn has chosen the name “Double Feature” for a series of events that focuses on a medium which now places a pivotal role in art production, namely film. Regularly, on the last Wednesday of the month, national and international artists present one film of their own and the movie they personally love most. “Double Feature” will be held in the Schirn’s movie hall, purpose designed by Frankfurt-based artist Michael Riedel. Many artists have started to use the medium of film in the course of digitalization and the associated technical simplification of the process and it is now an artistic genre in its own right and as part of multimedia installations a key element of contemporary art. Instead of presenting works on film or video as supplements to other pieces, “Double Feature” concentrates only on the silverscreen and thus fosters the kind of attention to be encountered in movie theaters. The artists taking part will juxtapose a film of their own to a favorite film and by doing so create a context in which the similarities and differences will emerge all the more clearly. In 2013, “Double Feature” will present contributions by Tamara Grcic, Judith Hopf, Sebastian Diaz Morales, Sascha Pohle, Bernhard Schreiner and Salla Tykkä, among others.