City Scenes, 2023
City Scenes
City Scenes
City Scenes

City Scenes: Video Art from the Collections of n.b.k. and EAI
November 20, 2023–January 1, 2024

Goethe-Institut New York
30 Irving Place
New York, NY 10003

Darling Green contributed exhibition and graphic design to City Scenes: Video Art from the Collections of the n.b.k. and EAI at Goethe-Institut New York. Co-curated by Zachary B. Feldman (Goethe-Institut New York), Anna Lena Seiser (n.b.k. Video-Forum) and Karl McCool (EAI). We are also organized a series of three Telephone Telephone meetings at Goethe-Institut, entitled Present-Time, discussing video art, television and their descendant media, with a focus on how artists have used these to extend exhibition space and build new distribution networks for their ideas.

The selection of films and videos presented in this exhibition range from the mundane daily ways of life; to whimsical pontifications on the randomness of the world; to the origins of bizarre urban legends; and to sardonic analysis of cultural supremacy. Placing on view the systems of video production and distribution that undergird many of these works, this exhibition brings together for the first time videos from the collections of the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) and the Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)—video art producers, distributors, and archives both founded in 1971 and based in Berlin and New York City respectively. Whether produced as a result of a DAAD fellowship, n.b.k. or EAI production, or independently funded, these works speak to the interconnectivity of Berlin and New York City as metropoles for the creatively minded, resulting in unique and robust art scenes.

Featured Artists:
Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani, Astrid Heibach, K.H. Hödicke (with Cornelia Balcerowiak and Helmut Wietz), Ken Kobland, Gordon Matta-Clark, John Miller, Ira Schneider, Stuart Sherman, Shelly Silver, and Lawrence Weiner

Photography by Marc Tatti