• Exhibitions

    VALIE EXPORT: The Body is the Medium

    Radical aspirations in the arts of the 1960s swayed one of two ways–a quest for a puritanical medium specificity leading to the path of minimalism where representational reality is replaced by material or structural reality of the medium, or, expanded and conceptual practices that replaced the autonomous realities of traditional media with new expanded realities operating with a double negation–of social reality by art and of art by social reality.
    VALIE EXPORT’s Body Art, encompassing film, video, photography, installation, and performance is the focus of a major retrospective at C/O Berlin from Jan 27 to May 21, 2024. Read More

  • Portrait

    Metamorphic and Corpo-sensitive, the filmic oeuvre of Maria Lassnig

    Für viele bildende Künstlerinnen und Künstler, die sich mit dem Medium Film beschäftigt haben, ist die kritische Würdigung ihres filmischen Schaffens im Vergleich zu den stärker beachteten Erfolgen in den anderen Kunstsparten, zumeist der Malerei, zweitrangig oder bestenfalls korrelativ. Wir denken hier natürlich an die unscheinbare Kategorie der Künstlerfilme, die unbehaglich mit gekreuzten Beinen gegenüber ihrem Cousin, dem Experimentalfilm, sitzt und einen spärlichen und ungeschickten sozialen Austausch pflegt.  Read More

  • Portrait

    The X Factor, Birgit Hein – writing, filmmaking, and curating in the 1970s

    Birgit Hein was among the most important figures of avant-garde film culture in Germany and Europe. Along with her ex-husband and collaborator Wilhelm Hein, she led film into radical and uncharted territories, concerning herself unreservedly with the development, criticism and dissemination of avant-garde film.
    She passed away in February 2023 at the age of 80, leaving behind a trail of pioneering accomplishments, singular in their scope and significance. Read More