Posts Tagged ‘Medienkunst’

Amos Rex Museum, Helsinki

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

Client: Amos Rex Museum, Helsinki
Bill Viola: Inner Journey
22 September 2021 – 27 Februar 2022

Bill Viola’s first solo exhibition in Finland takes place in the underground exhibition spaces of the Amos Rex Art Museum in Helsinki, which opened in 2018. The exhibition presents twelve works from the artist’s late career (1994–2015) and the video game The Night Journey, a collaboration between Bill Viola Studio and USC Game Innovation Lab. In addition to large immersive projections, the exhibition features quiet installations and smaller, more intimate works. Common to all of Bill Viola’s works is their reflection on central themes of human existence: birth, life, death and spirituality.

As always when the Bill Viola Studio exhibits in Europe, 235 Media has taken over the technical planning and realization and supplied the video and audio technology.

Video of the game The Night Journey

Museum Ludwig

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

Client: Museum Ludwig, Cologne
“Boaz Kaizman. Green Area”
3 September 2021 – 9 January 2022

For the celebratory year “2021. 1700 Years of Jewish Life in Germany”, the Museum Ludwig has invited the artist Boaz Kaizman (born 1962 in Tel Aviv, lives and works in Cologne) to develop a new work that will enter the museum’s collection following the exhibition. The large-format video installation created by Boaz Kaizman consists of a total of 16 films projected in a complex choreography by seven video projectors onto two walls of the large exhibition hall. The spatial sound also follows compositional principles, but the sound tracks of all the films can also be listened to individually in their entirety via headphones.

235 Media designed, provided and installed all the technology for the elaborate video/audio installation.

Museum Ludwig

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

Client: Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Andy Warhol Now
Decem­ber 12th 2020 – Ju­ne 13th 2021

Andy Warhol is without a doubt the number one Pop artist. The Museum Ludwig in Cologne is dedicating a major retrospective to him with over one hundred works. Alongside art-historical icons such as the Elvis Presley, Electric Chair and Marilyn Monroe Series or Campbell’s Soup Cans and Brillo Boxes, the exhibition also presents films and other media works that perhaps most clearly reveal Warhol’s interest in a diverse, queer counterculture that was based in his New York studio, the Factory. The exhibition is evidence that Andy Warhol’s work remains highly relevant in our time, when an ever-increasing number of people are calling for the recognition and promotion of cultural and gender diversity.

235 Media installed several room-sized monitor and projection works. These included “Screen Tests,” with a projection area of nearly 80 square meters, and “Exploding Plastic Inevitable,” a spatial installation with 14 monitors.

“Screen Tests” (1964–66) are a series of black-and-white film portraits. They show a variety of people – usually from the neck up against plain backgrounds – many of whom were part of the mid-1960s New York cultural scene. Under Warhol’s direction, the sitters attempted to sit motionless for about three minutes while being filmed in slow motion. The films represented a new kind of portraiture – a slow-moving, almost still image of a person. The “Exploding Plastic Inevitable” was a series of multimedia events organized by Andy Warhol in 1966/67. They included performances by The Velvet Underground & Nico, screenings of Warhol’s films, and performances by Factory regulars.

Andy Warhol Now is a cooperation of Cologne’s Museum Ludwig and London’s Tate Modern. Other venues include the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto and the Aspen Art Museum in Colorado.

For copyright reasons, we only show images taken during the installation process and to document our own work.

Diversity United

Posted by Thomas Donga-Durach

CLIENT: Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur e. V., Bonn
Diversity United. CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN ART. BERLIN. MOSCOW. PARIS.
June 9th – October 10th 2021

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier opened the major European art exhibition Diversity United at Tempelhof Airport in Berlin on 8 June 2021. Diversity United presents an artistic tour d’horizon of Europe currently. The transnational exhibition shows paintings, sculptures, video art, new media, photographies, installations, drawings and object art by about 90 artists from 34 countries. They represent different generations, genders and regions and their work reflects the phenomenal diversity and vitality of Europe’s contemporary art scene – from Portugal to Russia, from Norway to Turkey. The works on display shed light on themes such as freedom and democracy, migration and territory, political and personal identity, utopias and fears, which also revolve around the current pandemic. Diversity United reflects the complexity of the European idea and its social realities in a globalized world.

The exhibition is in cooperation with Petersburg Dialogue (Petersburger Dialog e.V.), Tempelhof Projects (Tempelhof Projekt GmbH) and the Tretyakov Gallery. Diversity United is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.

235 Media was responsible for planning and installing all media installations by, among others, Christian Boltanski, Ulla von Brandenburg, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Richard Mosse, Anri Sala, Tristan Schulze, Luc Tuymans and Nil Yalter.

Other stops include the New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

A bilingual media guide app (EN|DE) is available for free download from the Apple Store and Google Play under the title “Diversity United”.

More information is available online at www.diversity-united.com and www.stiftungkunst.de.