Oliver Held

KIT - Kunst im Tunnel
Mannesmannufer 1b
40213 Düsseldorf

28th April to 24th June 2012
Press conference: Friday, 27th April 2012, 11 am
Opening: Friday, 27th April 2012, 8 pm

The exhibition Images against Darkness (Bilder gegen die Dunkelheit) will highlight a representative selection of video art works from the imai archive for the first time. Imai was founded six years ago in Düsseldorf to take on the extensive video art collection of the Cologne media art agency 235 Media. Since then the works have been stored in the archive and new works have been added. In co-operation with KIT there will now be an opportunity in Düsseldorf to get a look at these impressive works contained in the archive.
A large number of single-channel videos which form the main part of the imai archive and a number of installations give an overview of the development of video art ranging from the pioneering early seventies until today. Starting with the video pioneers who in particular came together in the seventies and eighties in the Rhineland area, the exhibition will also introduce newer items of this technology-based art form.

Works from the following artists will be on view:
Julián Álvarez Garcia, George Barber, Dara Birnbaum, Claus Blume, Klaus vom Bruch, Robert Cahen, Peter Callas, Douglas Davis, Sachli Golkar, Bettina Gruber, Nate Harrison, Freya Hattenberger, Oliver Held, Gary Hill, Patricia Hoeppe, Nan Hoover, Hörner/Antlfinger, Gudrun Kemsa, Sunjha Kim, Kevin Pawel Matweew, Franziska Megert, Norbert Meissner, Chris Newman, Michalis Nicolaides, Marcel Odenbach, Raskin (Rotraud Pape, Andreas Coerper), Ulrike Rosenbach, Lydia Schouten, Bill Seaman, Peter Simon, Steina, Myriam Thyes, Woody Vasulka, Maria Vedder, Jan Verbeek

Curators: Dr. Renate Buschmann and Gertrud Peters