Ira Schneider

Ira Schneider

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.)

Ira Schneider A Weekend at the Beach (with Jean-Luc Godard), 1978/84, videostills

October 30, 2006

Ira Schneider
Mysteries in Reality

Hannah Höch Prize 2006
4 November-17 December 2006

Opening: 3 November 2006, 7 pm

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
Chausseestr. 128-129
D-10115 Berlin
49-30-280 70 20

Ira Schneider was born in 1939 in Manhattan into a family who, in 1947, were the first on their street to own a television. The 8-year-olds fate is sealed, and several decades and 250,000 hours of television viewing later he stops counting. Obsessed with media technology and imagery, Ira Schneider becomes a televisor, filmmaker, visionary video artist and proponent, co-founder and publisher of the journal Radical Software the most important voice of the US video community in the 1970s and co-author of the first standard work on the then new media: Video Art. An Anthology.

For these achievements the video pioneer Ira Schneider, who has been living in Berlin since the 1990s, will be honoured with the Hannah Höch Prize of the Berlin Ministry of Science, Research and Culture and an exhibition in the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (NBK New Berlin Art Association). The exhibition will also contain a concentrated insight into Schneiders photographic work, and thus enable a comprehensive view of his lifes work.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a bilingual (German/English) catalogue with a greeting by Thomas Flierl and texts by Katja Albers, Kathrin Becker, Davidson Gigliotti, Frank Gillette, Matthias Harder, Brigitte Hausmann, Wulf Herzogenrath, Willoughby Sharp, Alexander Tolnay and Peter Weibel.

Opening hours:

Tue. Fri. 12 am 6 pm
Sat. Sun. 2 6 pm
Free admission

Accompanying Programme

15 November 2006, 7 pm
in the series Treffpunkt NBK:
In and out of Context. Excerpts from recent video works by Ira Schneider, winner of the Hannah Höch Prize for 2006.

For further information please contact us direct or visit our website:

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
Chausseestr. 128-129
10115 Berlin

Phone: 49-30-280 70 20
Fax: 49-30-280 70 19

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