There are currently 52 video and film works in the collection of the Kunstfonds. The momentum that has been generated in these media, particularly since the late 2000s, is also evident in the new acquisitions: the majority of the video works in the Kunstfonds have been purchased since that time. The early period of video and film art is not reflected in the collection, but the focus on new media art at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst/Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig is clear to see. Most of the artists represented in the video art collection of the Kunstfonds studied at that institution, and a number of them have been awarded important international prizes.
OCCUPATION. Videoarbeiten aus dem Kunstfonds
The Kunstfonds holds many contemporary video works which have entered the collection as promotional purchases by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony. A selection of these exciting and highly diverse holdings is now on display – in some cases for the first time – in the Motorenhalle.
- Exhibition Site Motorenhalle
- DATES 07/04/2017—02/07/2017
OCCUPATION, named after the film of the same title by Clemens von Wedemeyer (2002), is now showing an exemplary selection of works which provide an insight into the video and film art holdings of the Kunstfonds. The exhibition features 15 video and film works from the past 15 years by Tilo Baumgärtel, Yvon Chabrowski, Eiko Grimberg, Mark Hamilton, Lisa Junghanß, Anja Kempe, Mario Pfeifer, Juliane Schmidt, Luise Schröder and Anna Baranowski, Maya Schweizer, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Christiane Wittig, Matthias Zielfeld as well as by the artist groups Famed and VIP.