Highlights from the Cologne KunstFilmBiennale in Berlin



11–25 January 09



Highlights from the Cologne KunstFilmBiennale in Berlin
January 11 - 25, 2009

Opening: January 10, 2009, 5 - 10 pm

Having successfully shown films from the last Cologne KunstFilmBiennale two years ago, in January 2009 KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin is again presenting a selection of highlights from this unique international festival of films by artists. The selection includes films by John Bock, Babette Mangolte, and Sarah Morris, and also new works by a younger generation, including Keren Cytter, Nathalie Djurberg, Hans Op de Beeck, Alex McQuilkin, and Markus Schinwald.

KW is also showing a selection of entries to the last BILD-KUNST Promotional Award for experimental film competition featuring films in many genres that are pursuing new experimental form and content.

Highlights from the Cologne KunstFilmBiennale in Berlin is shown at the forth floor at KW.

Participating artists:

Doug Aitken, Shoja Azari, Guy Ben-Ner, John Bock, Daniel Burkhardt, Yasmine Chatila, Keren Cytter, Nathalie Djurberg, Willie Doherty, Ayse Erkmen, Thorsten Fleisch, Christoph Girardet / Matthias Müller, Anthony Goicolea, Christina von Greve, Florian Gwinner, Jesper Just, Timo Katz / Jan Fuchs, Idris Khan, Michal Kosakowski, Nicolette Krebitz / Jonas Weber Herrera, Clare Langan, Babette Mangolte, Michael Mazière, Sarah Morris, Laurel Nakadate, Hans Op de Beeck, Jean-Gabriel Périot, Alex McQuilkin, Johanna Reich, Pablo Reinoso, Astrid Rieger / Zeljko Vidovic, Julian Rosefeldt, Martin Sastre, Sylvia Schedelbauer, Ingo Schiller / Stephan-Flint Müller, Markus Schinwald, Robert Seidel, John Smith, Hito Steyerl, Javier Téllez, T. J. Wilcox

Presented by Gabriele Horn and Katia Reich

An event by KW Institute for Contemporary Art, supported by the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia.


KunstFilmBiennale is an initiative of the SK Stiftung Kultur, the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia, and the City of Cologne.

It takes place in cooperation with the Filmstiftung NRW and VG Bild-Kunst and is supported with funds of the Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia.

January 15, 2009, 7 pm
Artists' Film and Video Association
presented by Köken Ergun, Laura Horelli, Norman Richter, Hito Steyerl, Maya Schweizer and Clemens von Wedemeyer

January 21, 2009, 7 pm:
Talk with Jesper Just and Henriette Huldisch
With an introduction by Heinz Peter Schwerfel
Talk in English

January 25, 2009, 7 pm
Wilhelm Hein
You Killed The Underground Film Or The Real Meaning Of Kunst Bleibt...Bleibt...
Expanded Cinema Version with guests