17 Februar – 2 April 2017
Kunstmuseum Bonn
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 2
53113 Bonn

Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday 11-18
Wednesday 11-21


Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts, Kunsmuseum Bonn, 17.02. – 02.04.2017

Camera Austria International 135 and Camera Austria International 136 with a focus on video art is presented in the reading area and available at the Walther König bookstore in the Kunstmusem Bonn.

The 16th Videonale – Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts, under the title PERFORM!, opens on February 16th 2017. The exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum Bonn will feature recent works by a total of 43 international artists.

For the second year running, the Videonale has a specific thematic focus. Under the heading ‘PERFORM!’, VIDEONALE.16 revisits the beginnings of video technology in its relation artistic performance, as both a means of documentation and a kind of technological double. It asks after the meaning of video performance in the contemporary world, in which not only artists, but also often the spectators play the role of performers in artistic works.

In addition, PERFORM! refers to the way in which performance has come to dominate all aspects of our lives. Whether consciously or unconsciously, our lives have become a kind of permanent performance: through our constant interaction with digital devices, in which we inevitably leave behind traces of ourselves; through the constant demand for self-presentation online; and through the demand for our self-optimization as economic subjects. Our every movement has become a choreographed performance, staged in public spaces over which we have very little control.

Artists of VIDEONALE.16:

Maria Antelman, Ale Bachlechner, Miriam Bajtala, Cooper Battersby & Emily Vey Duke, Jasmin Bigler & Nicole Weibel, Jared Buckhiester & Dani Leventhal, Jasmina Cibic, Yao Cong, Anita Delaney, An Van Dienderen, Jan Dietvorst & Roy Villevoye, Lisa Domin, Doplgenger, Teboho Edkins, Lotte Meret Effinger, Kevin Jerome Everson, Alex Gerbaulet, Miriam Gossing & Lina Sieckmann, Max Grau, Shadi Harouni, Louis Henderson, Vika Kirchenbauer, Sabrina Labis, Alwin Lay, Erik Levine, Randa Maroufi, Jennifer Mattes, Stefan Panhans, Lucy Pawlak, Benjamin Ramírez Pérez, Stefan Ramírez Pérez, Rachel Rampleman, Steve Reinke, Michael Robinson, Julia Scher, Sanaz Sohrabi, Moritz Uebele, Anna Vasof, Roy Villevoye, Philip Widmann, Susanne Wiegner, Felix Zilles-Perels, Moira Zoitl

The exhibition of VIDEONALE.16 is accompanied by a wide-ranging festival program, which includes discussions with artists, performances, round-table discussions, retrospectives, tours, workshops and educational programs. Additionally, VIDEONALE.Parcours, now in its third year, will take place at various locations around Bonn (18th Feb – 3rd Mar 2017, opening: 17th Feb 2017). This year, it features works by students from the Academy of Visual Arts at Hamburg, the Academy of Design in Offenbach and the Academy of Media in Cologne.

VIDEONALE.16 is an event organized by Videonale e.V. Bonn.