Nordstern Videokunstzentrum. Werke aus der Sammlung des n.b.k. Video-Forums

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n.b.k. Exhibitions Vol. 19 – Nordstern Videokunstzentrum.
Werke aus der Sammlung des n.b.k. Video-Forums.

Edited by Marius Babias & Kathrin Becker. With a greeting by Ralf Giesen, a preface by Marius Babias, an introduction by Kathrin Becker, and texts by Thorsten Scheer and Volker Pantenburg.

218 pages, with 100 illustrations (mostly in color), soft cover, 19.80 Euro / 15.00 Euro (members), Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne 2016, ISBN 978-3-96098-006-3

Since 2012, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein equips the Nordstern Video Art Center in the landmarked Nordstern Tower in Gelsenkirchen. On five levels, in an annual cycle, changing exhibitions of international video art were set up, coming from the collection of n.b.k. Video Forum, the oldest and one of the largest video art collections in Germany, founded in 1971, with more than 1,600 works. The following exhibitions have been realized: Schichtwechsel (2012-2013), Time Pieces (2014), Feminismen (2015), A Sense of History (2016). The plug-in system Ellen (2008) by Silke Wagner served as a display for the presentation of works and documents of the international video art practice from the early years up to the present. Altogether, 116 art works by 115 artists were shown.

The publication can be purchased at local bookshops, via the website of Buchhandlung Walther König, and at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein. Members of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein can buy the book at n.b.k. for the special price of 15.00 Euro.