October 21, 2013 - Frankfurter Kunstverein - Per Speculum Me Video
October 21, 2013

Per Speculum Me Video

Johanna Reich, Kassandra, 2008. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013. Courtesy Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt.

Per Speculum Me Video
October 31, 2013–January 5, 2014

Opening: October 30, 5pm

Frankfurter Kunstverein
Markt 44
60311 Frankfurt, Germany
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 11am–7pm, Wednesday 
11am–9pm, Saturday–Sunday 10am–7pm


The Frankfurter Kunstverein is presenting the group exhibition Per Speculum Me Video as its contribution to the new B3 Biennial of the Moving Image. It brings together works by nine artists who explore the construction of the self in contemporary video art and photography. Sounding like a long-forgotten magical spell, the Latin title of the exhibition underscores that self-perception and the development of the ego are coupled with the recognition of one’s own image in the mirror.

Closed-circuit installations and self-portraits have always played a central role throughout the 50-year history of video art, as a reflection on the standpoint of the viewer or as an epistemic question of identity. Today, the daily production and dissemination of moving self-portraits have become the norm in everyday life and in social networks. As a result, new questions have emerged for many video artists surrounding the visual constitution of a subject or its counterpart as well as the perception of the self in a moving image. The exhibited art works therefore offer deciphering gazes at the self and its mirror image.

Participating artists: Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Martin Brand, Manuela Kasemir, Sabine Marte, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Barbara Probst, Johanna Reich, Eva Weingärtner and Gilda Weller

Curated by Holger Kube Ventura

The exhibition is part of the B3 Parcours.

B3 Festival At Frankfurter Kunstverein
With the modules Festival, Parcours and Campus, the B3 Moving Image Biennial offers a wide range of exhibitions and events. The aim is to promote discourse and networking among experts and young talents from film, TV, art, design, science and technology. For five days, from October 30 to November 3, the Frankfurter Kunstverein will be hosting the festival center of the biennial. Using the central theme “Expanded Narration. Das neue Erzählen” the program presented here includes more than 40 screenings, panel discussions, lectures and performances.

For further information on the program, opening hours and entry fees during the festival days, please see www.b3biennale.com.

During the B3 Festival from October 30 to November 3, the exhibition Per Speculum Me Video will only be partially on view. Different opening hours and entry fees apply.

Press contact: Julia Wittwer, Anne Kaestner:
T +49 69 219314 30 / F +49 69 219314 11 / presse [​at​] fkv.de / www.fkv.de (texts and images for download under PRESS)


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