Now & After Videoart Festival 2012-2019
Now & After International Videoart Festival @
Museum of Modern Art – 24 May – 10 June 2012
Museum of Modern Art – 22 April – 5 May 2013 –
State Museum of Gulag Moscow 2-30 April 2014
Schusev State Museum of Architecture Moscow 21 April – 21 June 2015
City Museum of Moscow 1-23 August 2015
The State Darwin Museum – 22 Oct – 29 Nov 2016.
CCI – Center of Creative Industries Fabrika – 5-30 July 2017
ARTPLAY Design Center -7 – 16 February 2018.
CCI – Center of Creative Industries Fabrika – 17 April – 12 May 2019
On occasion of the opening of Now & After International Videoart Festival @ CCI – Center for Creative Industries Moscow, today 17 April 2019, this article would like to make an incredible walk through the major cultural instititutions of Moscow, in order to celebrate videoart, on one hand as a significant artistic medium, and a nearly 10 years lasting collaboration under the guidance of the host Marina Fomenko, director and curator of the videoart festival.
The walk is starting in 2012 @ the Museum of Modern Art Moscow, also 2013 this museum will be the festival venue, while in 2014 the State Gulag museum of Russia’s dark history will represent the festival location, in 2015, there will be two events @ two different venues in April 2015 Schusev State Museum of Architecture, and only some months later @ Moscow City Museum a kind of retrospective presenting also the previous creening programs by CologneOFF as a partner of Now & after Videoart Festival, in 2016 The State Darwin Museum will be the venue. In 2017, for the 1st time CCI Fabrika will be the venue presenting one of the CologneOFF’s 2015 program another time, while 2018, the next venue will be Artplay Design Center, and in 2019 again CCI Fabrika as a place crowded with young people. This is just a virtual walk also for Wilfried, because Wilfried did not visit Moscow so far, and it is very unlikely that he will do in future. Already some time ago, Wilfried decided to travel to no totalitarian country any longer, visiting St.Petersburg in 2011 was representing a nightmare, while the city as such was more than worthwhile to be visited, and Wilfried supposes also Moscow would be an exciting place. But in times of Corona, people are happy if they can travel virtually around the globe without any ideological restriction, and so the guided tour through Moscow’s culture is honouring Marina Fomenko as a good and trustful partner during so many years.
This article offers the unique chance for the viewer to participate in Now & After International Videoart Festival Moscow, and this way, in an historical process by viewing all CologneOFF programs streaming online.
Marina Fomenko collaborated with Wilfried also as a curator representing Now & After International Videoart Festival, preparing three (3) curatorial contributions – Urban Process II (2013), EcoTrap – Implication (2015), Natural-Unnatural (2017) which are presented several times in Wilfried’s global screenings