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Ron Hays, Space for Head and Hands, Videostill, 1976. Foto: Ludwig Forum Aachen.

Video archive: The Americans


In the early 1970s already, video art was a central and programmatic focus of the collection- and exhibitionactivities of the Neue Galerie, the preceding institution of the Ludwig Forum Aachen. The collection today spans approximately 200 substantial, partially top-caliber video works of international orientation. Within the framework of the Research project video archive supported by the Volkswagen-Foundation these works were digitized in cooperation with the ZKM Karlsruhe and are now available for further scientific scrutiny and analysis.

A selection of American video works from the video archive of the Ludwig Forum Aachen accompanies the exhibition Die anderen Amerikaner. They offer a glimpse into the historically early phase of American video art. As well as key positions of video pioneers like Peter Campus, Nam June Paik and Keith Sonnier, here we also show less strongly received works like those of Ron Hays, Richard Serra or Willie Boy Walker.

Curated by Miraim Lowack

Video archive. The scientific analysis and presentation of the video collection of the Ludwig Forum Aachen.

Video archive: The Americans, Installation Views







Photos: Carl Brunn / Ludwig Forum Aachen


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