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17. Videokunst Förderpreis Bremen

Ausstellung und Preisverleihung

Der Videokunst Förderpreis Bremen hat unter den avancierten Kunstpreisen einen besonderen Stellenwert. Prämiert werden keine fertigen Arbeiten, sondern Konzepte, die erst mit Hilfe des Preisgeldes realisiert werden. Bereits seit 1992 entstehen im Rahmen des Bremer Wettbewerbs regelmäßig Videoarbeiten von hoher Qualität. Diese Erfolgsgeschichte wird auch in diesem Jahr fortgeschrieben. In einer vierwöchigen Ausstellung sind nun erstmalig die Preisträgerarbeiten von Aram Bartholl, Maximilian Moll und Stephane Leonard zu sehen.
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05.12.2008 - 04.01.2009
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Frank Gerritz

Further down the line

Die Weserburg zeigt die erste umfassende Museumsausstellung des Werkes von Frank Gerritz. 1964 in Hamburg geboren, zählt Gerritz heute zu den bedeutenden Künstlern einer abstrakt operierenden Kunst. Der berühmte amerikanische Kunstkritiker Donald Kuspit bezeichnet ihn als den letzten "abstract hardliner".
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29.01.2008 - 04.05.2008
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Go for it!

Olbricht Collection (a sequel)

Thomas Olbricht sammelt Gegenwartskunst aus Überzeugung und Leidenschaft. Inzwischen gehört die Olbricht Collection mit ihren etwa 1500 internationalen Werken zu den renommiertesten Sammlungen zeitgenössischer Kunst überhaupt. Der Essener Arzt und Naturwissenschaftler sammelt zudem gern jenseits des Mainstreams und fokussiert sein Interesse immer wieder auf ganz junge Kunst. Besonderes sein Blick auf die Themen Körper, Tod, Religion, Sexualität, sein Interesse an der Schönheit, aber auch Verletzlichkeit des menschlichen Leibes macht die Sammlung unverwechselbar und in mancherlei Hinsicht sehr provokant.
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10.05.2008 - 17.01.2010
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Helmut Newton

Fotografien

"Bullshit! I love the girls, it's all a feminist misunderstanding." This is how Helmut Newton countered the accusation by Emma editor Alice Schwarzer a few years ago that he and his nude photographs were sexist, even racist. Newton was used to rejection. His precisely staged photographs with their deliberately exposed sexuality have always been a social provocation. In the 1960s, his images exploded the boundaries of traditional fashion photography, conjured up a new image of women, and for this very reason made him one of the most famous and best-paid photographers of the 20th century.
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31.05.2008 - 01.02.2009
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Jean-François Guiton

Hinters Licht - Videoarbeiten 1982–2008

In a comprehensive solo exhibition, the Weserburg presents the work of Bremen-based video artist and university lecturer Jean-François Guiton. His artistic approach to video and the technologies associated with it is in many respects pleasantly different from much of what "media artists" produce and stage. At first glance, his works, which consist of few elements but nevertheless fill a room, could be described as minimalist or conceptual, were it not for the fact that they always contain a narrative, literary, and sometimes even mythical level, which complements the technology in a special way.
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13.09.2008 - 08.03.2009
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Katarzyna Kozyra

Strafe und Verbrechen | Cheerleader

Katarzyna Kozyra's video installation "Punishment and Crime" is based on different contradictions: Between what we expect and what we actually get. Between what we want to see and what we can perceive. Between what we see and what we know. Between what we know and what we read. Even the title "Punishment and Crime" is a reflection of the title of another work that is always present in the consciousness of the average reader. It appears to us as a mistake, as a contradiction to our habits and logic.
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11.10.2008 - 16.11.2008
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Peter Welz

it’s too fuckin’ loud and it’s too fuckin’ fast

Sculpture - Drawing - Video Installation. Peter Welz sees himself as a sculptor who investigates the questions of sculptural design with the medium of video. His primary interest is the movement of the human figure in space, which he subjects to extensive artistic research in various experimental arrangements. In the process, his work has been thematically guided by a year-long examination of the work of Samuel Beckett. Today Peter Welz is one of the outstanding artists of the young German art scene.
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29.02.2008 - 04.05.2008
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Rolf Julius

Weiter entfernt (Musik für den Blick nach unten)

For decades, the artist Rolf Julius has been one of the most important protagonists of an art that, in its free use of a wide variety of media, is able to tune artistic spaces into an atmosphere of precise concentration. In 1991, the year of the Weserburg's founding, Julius created a multi-layered spatial installation with works from the Finkenberg Collection especially for the rooms on the museum's top floor, which is still one of the museum's special spatial experiences today.
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23.02.2008 - 05.04.2008
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The Morning After

For the first time, the Weserburg offers the opportunity to see a representative selection of video works from the Goetz Collection in northern Germany. The exhibition "The Morning After" brings together 17 renowned positions with works from the 1990s to the present. Among them are room-sized video installations, multi-part monitor works as well as large-format video projections that invite visitors to take a varied walk through the exhibition.
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12.04.2008 - 17.08.2008
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Out of time

Werke aus den Sammlungen

Out of time has approximately the meaning of "out of time", "no longer current". Literally, it could also mean "out of time" and would thus meet the actual theme and intention of this exhibition. On display are primarily works that have to do with the experience of time: with lived time, with the progression of time, but also with the futile attempt to stop it. Some works also deal with the problem of representability, the possibilities and the impossibility to illustrate something, to bring it into the picture.
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01.12.2007 - 02.03.2008