40 years of German video art on display

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The Hanoi Goethe Institute opens ‘40 years of German video art’ exhibition on Saturday.

40 years of German video art on display

By Thoa Nguyen in Hanoi

The Hanoi Goethe Institute opens ‘40 years of German video art’ exhibition on Saturday.

There are 43 selected pieces, screened digitally to protect the valuable originals, which give an exemplary insight into the last forty years of video art from Germany, on show. Among them are works by famous artists such as Joseph Beuys, Wolf Kahler, Lutz Dammbeck and Nam June Paik.

Video art emerged in the 60s in the U.S. and Germany and has become one of the most influential genres of art of the 20th century. Technical systems have rapidly developed, changed or even disappeared: the TV screen has given way to the computer monitor; video cassettes have been replaced by software programs and hard drives.

The biggest challenge of video art is its own mortality as it is due to the short life of electronic resources. Therefore, the survival of video art is dependent on an endless process of adaptation to new technological standards.

The project, an initiative of the Federal Cultural Foundation, has been conducted by five German museums under the direction of Karlsruhe ZKM (Center for Art and Media Technology). Here video art works are professionally archived, digitized and protected.

The exhibition runs until October 2.

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