Bilder im Fluss. Video Art at Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg

The current exhibition at Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle in Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany; near Basel, Switzerland) is dedicated to video art. The group show Bilder im Fluss features works by Freya Richter, Cristina Ohlmer, Adrian Schiess, Jan Imberi, Andreas von Ow, Dieter Kiessling, Sonia Leimer, and Takehito Koganezawa.

Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle is the exhibition space of Ege Art and Culture Foundation’s collection. The foundation was founded in 2008 by the Ege entrepreneurial family. The collection is committed to maintaining the vitality of its collection of largely minimalist works from painting, sculpture, photography and video. Recently, the collection has been expanded through the addition of numerous works of video art. The current exhibition Bilder im Fluss presents the new acquisitions to the public. The show is curated by Dr. Julia Galandi-Pascual (Director, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle).

This video provides you with a walkthrough of the show and with excerpts of Takehito Koganezawa’s performance on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition.

Bilder im Fluss. Video Art at Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle. Vernissage and performance by Takehito Koganezawa, July 14, 2013. Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany).

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Excerpt from the press release:

Ever since portable video cameras were introduced to the market at the beginning of the 1960s, artists have been working with electronic imaging techniques that enable concrete representations of movement and time that go beyond the scope of photography. With a selection of expansive installations, the exhibition entitled Bilder im Fluss at the Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle offers an unprecedented overview of the Ege Art and Culture Foundation’s video art collection. This new exhibition represents a continuation of the media-oriented series of exhibitions that began last year with the evocative photographic exhibition Unbestimmtheitsstellen.
In appearing to offer us a means of comprehensively storing and reproducing reality, motion pictures introduce a host of fundamental questions concerning the very possibility of depicting the world around us. The artists whose works are featured in the exhibition develop various strategies to release the image from this representational task via its translocation into a realm of abstraction. This results in a compelling examination of the relationship between presence and representation, singularity and repetition, immediacy and reproduction.
Represented artists: Jan Imberi (*1973), Dieter Kiessling (*1957), Takehito Koganezawa (*1974), Sonia Leimer (*1977), Cristina Ohlmer (*1960), Freya Richter (*1976), Adrian Schiess (*1959), Andreas von Ow (*1981)
Bilder im Fluss is the latest in a series of exhibitions offered by the Kunstraum in 2013 in which the relationship between image and space is illuminated in various ways: from the real image in space to the image space, and beyond to the space in which an image is conceived.

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