VIDEONALE.16 Festivalprogramm

The exhibition of VIDEONALE.16 is accompanied by a wide-ranging festival program, which includes discussions with artists, performances, round-table discussions, retrospectives, tours, workshops and educational programs during the opening weekend and the whole exhibition period.


All information about the program

Video works in the living rooms of Bonn - Moderated video nights on the occasion of VIDEONALE.16

People from Bonn open their living rooms and invite you for a moderated video night with video works from the VIDEONALE.16 exhibition [VIDEONALE.16 will take place at Kunstmuseum Bonn from Feb 17th through April 2nd, 2017].


The title for each night gives a first idea about the topic and video work which will be presented.

The entrance is free and opens 30 min before we start with the screening. There's limited space, so please arrive in time (no prior registration necessary).  



Subversive Practices Behind the ‘Iron Curtain’: Ion Grigorescu’s Performances for the Camera

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 7 pm // Auditorium at Kunstmuseum Bonn
During the 1970s the majority of performance artists living and working in Central Eastern Europe had to carry out their actions in private and therefore ‘behind-the-scenes’. This lecture series will focus on Grigorescu’s performances and propose the term ‘social situation’ to describe the processes of production and perception as an (time-delayed) interaction between the triangle Performer – Camera – Viewer.


Performing Sound Art – Formen eines erweiterten Sehens und Hörens in der Klangkunst

Wednesday, October 12th 2016 // 7:00 pm // Auditorium at Kunstmuseum Bonn

Created a hundred years ago, in 1916, Marcel Duchamp’s With Hidden Noise, a piece which makes a rattling sound when shaken, is generally regarded as one of the predecessors of what only decades later became known as sound art. 


Videonale Lagos – Changing City, Moving Videos

September 29th, 7 pm // ACADEMYSPACE, Akademie der Künste der Welt, Cologne

With approximately 15 million inhabitants, the Nigerian capital Lagos is Africa’s most populated urban area and most rapidly developing metropolis. How is the city changing? Where are spaces emerging, where are they disappearing, and why? Where do public spaces continue to exist, and where do private interests take control over urban areas? And what strategies can be put into place to suspend possible limitations? Such were the questions at the center of a collaboration between the Videonale Bonn and the Video Art Network (VAN) in Lagos, entitled Changing City—Shifting Spaces.