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17 April 2019


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Moscow
Now & After Videoart Festival 2012-2019
Marina Fomenko

Moscow


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.


MMOMA - Museum of Modern Art Moscow - 2012-2013

CologneOFF 2012 Russia

CologneOFF 2012 Russia
@ Now & After Video Art Festival Moskow
24 May – 10 June 2012

presenting
The Best of Art & The City
special selection curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

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Francesca Fini (Italy) – Oasis in the Desert, 2010, 5:00
Matthias Härenstam (Sweden) – Closed Circuit, 2011, 3:01
Renata Gaspar & Marcin Dudek (Poland) – Axis, 2010, 3:07 min.
Albert Merino (Spain) – Les Bagneurs, 2010, 3:50
Johanna Reich ( Germany) – A State of Crystal, 2010, 3’19
Yuriy Kruchak, Yulia Kostereva (Ukraine) – Framing West, 2009, 2:46
My Name is Scot (Canada) – Independance, 2011, 7:56
Liu Wei (China) – Hopeless Land, 2009, 7:28
Cinzia Sarto (Italy) – Dirty Vacation, 2005, 7:00
Oksana Chepelyk (Ukraine) – Urban Multimedia Utopia: 10:00, 2002
Ramon Suau Lleal (Spain) – Hoax, 2010, 4:23

CologneoFF 2013 Russia CologneoFF 2013 Russia
@ Now & After International Videoart Festival Moscow
@ Moscow Museum of Modern Art – 22 April – 5 May 2013

Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
VideoChannel – curatorial platform for art & moving images

[self]~imaging – artists portraying themselves
selection curated by Agricola de Cologne

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Shahar Marcus (Israel) – Homecoming Artist, 2007, 4:37
Marianne & Daniel O’Reilly (UK) – Capital, 2008,7:00
Isobel Blank (Italy) – Selfportrait, 2009, 2:53
Francesca Fini (Italy) – Cry Me, 2009, 3:00
Barry Morse (USA) – Mouse’s Birthday, 2010, 3:37
Maria Korporal (Italy) – A Midwinter’s Dream, 2010, 3:37
Virginie Foloppe (France) . – “J.F.’s Toolbox”, 2004, 5:50
Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – Silent Cry, 2008, 3:05
Robby Rackleff (USA) – Mistakes: Restaurant, 2011, 05:12
Sally & Mo (Iceland) – Misty, 2009, 3:33
Johanna Reich (Germany) – Front, 2006, 254
Sonja Vuk (Croatia), – My Way, 2005, 1:00
Cynthia Whelan (UK) – Selfportrait, 3:27, 2005
Svetlana Wallwhore (Canada) – French Toast,2005, 5:00
Alexandre Rangel ( Brazil) – “Scalp”, 2010, 4:02
Lee Welch (Ireland) – Again & Again, 2003, 1:00
Doug Garth Williams (USA) – Back & Forth, 2009, 2:42


State Museum of Gulag Moscow - 2014


A Virtual Memorial Moscow 2014
http://cambodia.engad.org
the memorial for the victims of the Cambodian genocide 1975-1979
@ Museum of Guilag Moscow in the context of
Now & After International Videoart Festival Moscow 2-30 April 2014

Now&After’14 guest programs
Cambodia 1975-1979
Founded in 2012 by Agricola de Cologne the collection Cambodia 1975-1979 includes documentaries by young Cambodian filmmakers dealing with the Cambodian genocide 1975-1979 and the post-genocide era until this day.

Artists

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DCM – Royal University of Cambodia – Looking Back, 2007, 50:00

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Sopheak Sao (Cambodia) – The Survivor,12:00, 2011
Molyka Bin (Cambodia) – It burned Me, 2011, 13:18
Nico Mesterham (Cambodia) – Pepperfields, 2010, 23:05
Sopheak Sao (Cambodia) – Two Girls Against The Rain, 2012, 11:00

Moscow City Museum - 2015

International Video Art Festival Now&After Moscow will be presented at the Museum of Moscow within project “Moscow Art Communities”. All artists and guest programs who participated in the festival during five years will be presented – including and featuring 4 years collaboration with CologneOFF.

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Schusev State Museum of Architecture - 2015



CologneOFF 2015 Russia
@ Now & After Videoart Festival Moscow
@ Schusev State Museum of Architecture Moscow
21 April – 21 June 2014

Now&After’15 guests program.
Video Art Festival CologneOFF (Germany) – SPACE~OCCUPIED
Curated by Wilfried Agricola De Cologne
Artists: Alexander Callsen, Signe Chiper-Lillemark, Cynthia Whelan, Wilfried Agricola De Cologne, Sinem Serap Duran, Theme Bannenberg & NOK Snel, Todd Fuller, Susanne Wiegner, Yuval Yairi & Zohar Kawaharada, Sven-Erik Scheuerling, Sai Hua Kuan

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Alexander Callsen (Germany) – Gap Camp, 2013, 6:04
Signe Chiper-Lillemark (Denmark) – Spaces, 2010, 6:31
Cynthia Whelan (UK) – The Everyday, 4:46, 2009
Sinem Serap Duran (Turkey) – Adequate, 2012, 9:11
Theme Bannenberg & NOK Snel (NL) – Behind Closed Doors, 2010, 7:38
Todd Fuller (Australia) – One and only, 2012, 3: 54
Susanne Wiegner (Germany) – Home, Sweet Home!, 2014, 2:59
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – Message from Behind the Wall, 2006, 10:00
Yuval Yairi & Zohar Kawaharada (Israel) – Land, 2013, 4:36
Sven-Erik Scheuerling (Germany) – Box NN, 2013, 4:44
Sai Hua Kuan (Singapore) – Space Dawing No.5, 2009, 1:02
State Darwin Museum Moscow - 2016


CologneOFF 2016 Russia
@ Now & After International Videoart Festival Moscow
29 October – 9 November 2016

Ecology of Being
Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

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Miss Muffett aka Lisa Seidenberg (USA) – Flight, 2015, 3:51
Paolo Bandinu (Italy) – No Country, 2015, 2: 21
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – Shatila-Lost Island, 2016, 20:00
Jean Gabriel Periot (France) – Nijuman no borei , 2008, 7.30
Maria Korporal (Netherlands) – Underwater Desert, 2015, 2:35
Nico Winz (France) – Fukushima Beach, 2014, 5:25
Mark Kadota (USA) – “Persistence of Emotion”, 2015, 9:55
Shahar Marcus (Israel) – Seeds, 2012, 5:03
Javier Velázquez Cabrero (Spain) – My city a bit cleaner of advertising every day, 2012, 6:00
Francois Knoetze (South Africa) – Cape Mongo : Plastic, 2015, 5:00
Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy) – Public Space, 2014, 03’:45’’
Baptist Coelho (India) – Beneath It all I Am Human, 2009, 9:41
Diego de los Campos Orefice (Uruguay) – Meatman, 2011, 5:12

Curatorial statement
While ecology can be defined as the scientific analysis and study of interactions among organisms and their environment, in terms of philosophical questions about the Being as such and the human existence in special, in the given case ecology has to be understood as an artistic study. The human being is the only creature which is able to design its environment creatively resulting truly incredible achievements of civilization. Our current world, however, is suffering from this ability which is a blessing and a curse alike destroying potentially not only the living environment, but also the own human species actively.
The curated selection including artists from different countries and continents is discussing the philosophical questions and physical aspects of this profound endangering.

ARTPLAY Design Center 2018


artvideoKOELN & The New Museum of Networked Art
are happy to continue the collaboration

WOW Russia 2018
The W:OW Art Film & Video Festival
@ Now & After International Video Art Festival Moscow
7-16 February 2018

WOW.13 / Russia
WOW animateC – Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

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Henry Gwiazda (USA) – Knowledge, 2017, 3:05
Cody Healey-Conelly (USA) – Glitch Noir – Datasifter Prelude, 2015, 2:41
APOTROPIA (Italy) – The Kiss, 2016, 1:19
Christina Lykoka (Greece) – Death Of A Blackbird, 2017, 6:26
Maurizio Sanhueza (Peru) – Parasite, 2016, 6:23
Harold Charre (France) – Requiem, 2017, 9:18

CCI - Center for Creative Industries Fabrika - 2017 - 2019

Now&After’17 guests program.

Video Art Festival CologneOFF (Germany) – SPACE~OCCUPIED
Curated by Wilfried Agricola De Cologne
PDF catalogue
Artists: Alexander Callsen, Signe Chiper-Lillemark, Cynthia Whelan, Wilfried Agricola De Cologne, Sinem Serap Duran, Theme Bannenberg & NOK Snel, Todd Fuller, Susanne Wiegner, Yuval Yairi & Zohar Kawaharada, Sven-Erik Scheuerling, Sai Hua Kuan

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Alexander Callsen (Germany) – Gap Camp, 2013, 6:04
Signe Chiper-Lillemark (Denmark) – Spaces, 2010, 6:31
Cynthia Whelan (UK) – The Everyday, 4:46, 2009
Sinem Serap Duran (Turkey) – Adequate, 2012, 9:11
Theme Bannenberg & NOK Snel (NL) – Behind Closed Doors, 2010, 7:38
Todd Fuller (Australia) – One and only, 2012, 3: 54
Susanne Wiegner (Germany) – Home, Sweet Home!, 2014, 2:59
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – Message from Behind the Wall, 2006, 10:00
Yuval Yairi & Zohar Kawaharada (Israel) – Land, 2013, 4:36
Sven-Erik Scheuerling (Germany) – Box NN, 2013, 4:44
Sai Hua Kuan (Singapore) – Space Dawing No.5, 2009, 1:02

artvideoKOELN & The New Museum of Networked Art
are happy to announce the next WOW manifestation


WOW.22 / Russia
The W:OW Art Film & Video Festival
@ Now & After International Videoart Festival Moscow/Russia
Center of Creative Industries Fabrika 17 April – 12 May 2019

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Aroused Collectivity
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Albert Merino (Spain) – Bestiary, 2018, 5:10
Fu LE (France) – Mass, 2019, 10:00
Lenka Kurikova & Michal Hustaty (Slovakia) – Who Wants To Belong to My Country, 2014, 3:41
Kristina Cranfeld (UK) – Manufactured Britishness, 2013, 10:00
Francesca Lolli (Italy) – The Dying Lilium, 2016, 03:27

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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

Marina Fomenko - curator

Marina Fomenko (Russia) I – Natural Unnatural
Marina Fomenko, Lyuba Sautina, Alexandra Mitlyanskaya, Anastasia Levina, Dmitry Bulnygin, Konstantin Krylovsky

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WOW Russia – Natural Unnatural (2017)
curated by Marina Fomenko

Marina Fomenko (Russia) – Whence Winter Came to Us, 2012-2015, 4:30
Lyuba Sautina (Russia) – Plastic Flowers, Russia, 2016, 2:30
Alexandra Mitlyanskaya (Russia) – A Bus, 2014, 5:49
Anastasia Levina (Russia) – Universal Memory Cells, 2014, 7:19
Dmitry Bulnygin (Russia) – Neither Fish, nor Slaves, Russia, 2015, 5:00
Konstantin Krylovsky (Russia) – A Letter to Lucy, 2016, 2:35

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Urban Processes 2 (2013)
Curated by Marina Fomenko

Roman Mokrov, Never Ending Story, 2011, 6:50
Marina Fomenko, The Depot, 2012, 5:10
Haim Sokol, Witness, 2011, 3:50
Marina Chernikova, Info Surfing/Moscow 2, 2012, 1:30
Alexandra Mitlyanskaya, Babylon 2010, 2010, 5:00
Dmitry Bulnygin, Bad Carma, 2010, 6:27

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IMPLICATION
curated by Marina Fomenko

1. Brit Bunkley, Up River Blues, New Zealand, 4:39
2. Eren Newell, Letters from Frank, UK, 3:13
3. Youki Hirakawa, Floating into the Night, Japan, 3:14
4. Karimah Ashsdu, Lagos Island, Nigeria/UK, 4:45
5. Marina Fomenko, Modus Operandi/Sea&Waltz, Russia, 6:02
6. Gianluca Abbate, Virginia Eleuteri Serpieri, Italy, Microbioma, 5:00

http://www.now-after.org

Schedule for 17 April

  • •MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest (5 March- 30 April 2004) – RRF
  • •Japan Media Arts Festival 24/03 – 05/05 2006
  • •Chiang Mai 1st New Media Art Festival – Chiang Mai (Thailand) 2003 – 28 March – 16 April
  • • *Museo National Arte Contemporanea Reina Sofia – 31 March – 8 May -“Violencia sin cuerpos”
  • •CologneOFF 2016 USA @ Torrance Art Museum – Los Angeles/CA – 2 April – 28 May 2016
  • •“Bivouac Project – The Big Switch: New Media, Film and Video” – Sumter County Gallery of Art (USA) – 2 April- 22 May 2009
  • •Now & After International Videoart Festival Moscow – 2-30 April 2014
  • •The Hong Kong Artists Biennale 2005 – 1-30 April
  • •Unauthorized Access Festival – Ermitage Museum St. Petersburg/Russia (7-21 April 2006)
  • •Emergenzaarte – videoart festival – Santa Maria die Sale (Venice) – 10 -25 April – 2010
  • •FILE Rio de Janeiro/Brazil – 10-19 April 2009
  • •Version>02 – Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (USA) 15 – 20 april 2002 – A Virtual Memorial
  • •Versionfest>04 Festival Chicago (USA) – 16 April – 01 May 2004 – The RRF Project