Open Archive: 40 Years of Video Art in Germany + Chinese Video Art Archive

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Jointly-presented by Vitamin Creative Space and Goethe-Institut Hongkong
23.5 – 21.6.2008
Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou

You are cordially invited to attend the installation opening at 4:00pm on 23.5.2008 (Fri) at Vitamin Creative Space

Following the workshop and open archive on ‘Digital Heritage: 40 Years of Video Art in Germany and Hong Kong’ in December 2006, the Goethe-Institut Hongkong continues to explore the Video Art topic, this time in mainland China, by jointly-presenting the ‘Open Archive: 40 Years of Video Art in Germany + Chinese Video Art Archive’ with Vitamin Creative Space from May 23 to June 21, 2008 at the Vitamin Creative Space in Guangzhou.

The open archive focuses on saving, maintaining and mediating the cultural heritage of Video Art, which has become one of the most influential art forms of the 20th century. Important video works from the past 40 years in Germany and China will be shown at the open archive at Vitamin Creative Space. The works from Germany curated by Wulf Herzogenrath were previously shown at the ZKM Center for Art, Media Karlsruhe and the K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf and the Goethe-Institut Hongkong (2.12.2006 – 15.1.2007), among them videos by Marina Abramovic, Joseph Beuys, Rebecca Horn, Christian Jankowski, Nam June Paik… etc. Works from China, curated by Hu Fang from Vitamin Creative Space, include those by Cao Fei, Feng Mengbo, Kan Xuan, Li Yongbin, Lu Chunsheng, Tseng Yu-Chin,Tsui Kuang-Yu, Xu Zhen, ect, to explore the the possibility of Chinese Video Art Archive.

The installation at Vitamin Creative Space is designed by Map Office (Laurent Gutierrez and Valerie Portefaix).

Vitamin Creative Space

Goethe-Institut Hongkong is supported by Lufthansa German Airlines