Talk Talk by Olaf Stüber: The History of Video Art

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Tue, 03.10.2017

Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

In the framework of Microwave International New Media Arts Festival 2017 and the Exhibition #resist:12 video works by German and international media artists on civil disobedience, curator Olaf Stüber will give a talk in the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, about the development of video art from begin to the significant trends today.

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For more than 20 years, Olaf Stüber has been working in the art world as gallery owner, curator, publisher and lecturer. Since 2003, his gallery programme emphasizes moving image works and is one of the very few galleries focusing on artists’ film and video.

In 2008, Olaf Stüber founded together with Ivo Wessel – a collector friend – an international platform for artists’ films and video in Berlin: Videoart at Midnight. This monthly screening series in the legendary Babylon Film Theatre offers a profound insight into the current video art production of Berlin’s international art scene and opens a forum both for renowned as well as for upcoming promising artists. 

Furthermore, Olaf Stüber is publisher of the Videoart at Midnight Edition. He holds lectures on video and artist films in the context of the art market internationally, curates video programmes for institutions, fairs and festivals and has been member of juries such as Videokunstförderpreis Bremen 2009, Dokfilmfestival Kassel 2012, Videonale e.V. at Kunstmuseum Bonn 2013, EMAF – European Media Art Festival 2015 or recently Filmwinter Stuttgart 2017.