A collaborative showcase of the Videoart at Midnight Edition (Berlin) and the Videotage Media Art Collection (Hong Kong) video art collections
Connective Videos: Berlin – Hong Kong is a new collaborative platform between Germany and Hong Kong, curated by Olaf Stüber (Videoart at Midnight, Berlin) and Isaac Leung (Videotage, Hong Kong), presented by Goethe-Institut Hongkong. The project encompasses the video art collections of the Videoart at Midnight Edition and the Videotage Media Art Collection. In multiple screenings throughout 2018, Connective Videos aims to learn, compare, and reimagine compelling stories told by various German and Hong Kong artists. It will consider histories across various geographical spaces and offer insights into our existing knowledge of video art production and archival practices.
The screening and the post-screening discussion will be moderated by Isaac Leung.
This first video night will introduce Angela Su (Hong Kong) and Martin Skauen (Norway/ Berlin), with selected works. All their films are dealing with (real or imagined) artist portraits – mostly outsider experimental artists, exploring the fragility of individual artistic expression, questioning the construction of a ‘norm’ and touching upon different concepts of reality.
About Martin Skauen
Martin Skauen (b. 1975 in Fredrikstad, Norway) studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Oslo and has been living in Berlin since is residency fellowhip at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien 2007/2008. Skauen has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions including Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Athens Biennial, Athens, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Gothenburg Kunsthall in Sweden and Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo. Recent solo exhibitions include Galleri MGM, Oslo, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin and Laura Bartlett Gallery, London.
Hong Kong: Four works by Angela Su
The Afterlife of Rosy Leavers (14’35”)
Mesures et Démesures (05’59”)
Hartford Girl and Other Stories (11’35”)
Methods of Art (00’57”)
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Four works by Angela Su
About Angela Su
Born in Hong Kong, Angela Su received a degree in Biochemistry from University of Toronto, Canada, in 1990, before pursuing a degree in Visual Arts from Ontario College of Art and Design University, Canada, in 1994. In 2002, Su had her first solo exhibition “De Humani Corporis Fabrica” at Goethe-Institut Hongkong. She has also exhibited in different institutions including CAFA Art Museum in Beijing, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, and most recently the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Her work is held in the collections of M+ Museum (Hong Kong) and CAFA Art Museum (China). Su currently lives and works in Hong Kong.