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Magic Media – Media Magic

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Magic Media – Media Magic. Video Art Since the 1970s From the Wulf Herzogenrath Archive

Wulf Herzogenrath decisively contributed as curator since the 1970s to the establishment of video art in Germany. His archive, which is privately owned and in the archives of the Academy of Arts, includes highlights of video art and video sculpture since the 1960s by Nam June Paik and others, as well as documents, documents, sketches, photographs and his legendary artist guest books. These books have accompanied the artistic production and thus the history of video art until day. The Wulf-Herzogenrath-Archive was first presented at the Akademie der Künste as part of the >Videoart at Midnight< festival in 2018. The exhibition Magic Media—Media Magic in the autumn of 2019 now provides unique insights into the curator's private collection on the development of video art with photos, letters, drafts by Vito Acconci, Klaus vom Bruch, John Cage, Lutz Dammbeck, Joan Jonas, Rebecca Horn, Nam June Paik, Bjørn Melhus, Marcel Odenbach, Sigmar Polke, Ulrike Rosenbach, Bill Viola.