The restrospective exhibition Video Tapes 1969-2010 at the WRO Art Center in Wrocław is the first survey of Wolf Kahlen’s work to be presented in Poland. Marking Kahlen’s 70th birthday, the show has been prepared jointly by the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, the Folkwang Museum in Essen, the Ruine der Künste in Berlin and the WRO Art Center. It includes 163 restored and digitalized video and film works, media installations, video sculptures, photographs and documentation of performances and conceptual actions. At the Wrocław show, works from the Wolf Kahlen Museum in Bernau will be accompanied by pieces found in Polish collections: the National Museum in Wrocław, the Potocka Gallery and the archives of the Labyrinth Gallery in Lublin. The extensive exhibition catalog was produced and published by the Ruine der Künste.
In this video by Ania Ejsmont media art pioneer Wolf Kahlen talks about the exhibition and his work.
Wolf Kahlen at WRO Art Center in Wrocław, Poland. Interview and video: Ania Ejsmont. Opening reception and interview, September 9, 2010.
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