On the occasion of the public opening of Wulf Herzogenrath’s archive at the Akademie der Künste, Franziska Stöhr chairs a discussion between Wulf Herzogenrath and Ulrike Rosenbach. Looking back at central events in the art and exhibition history of video, they discuss early video art exhibitions, large scale archival projects and will ask where does the medium stands today.
Wulf Herzogenrath lives in Berlin and Cologne. From 1973 to 1986 he served as director of Kölnischer Kunstverein. He organised his first video art presentation under the title “projekt ’74” in 1974 and collaborated on documenta 6, 1977, and documenta 8, 1987. From 1989 to 1994 he was head curator of the Nationalgalerie Berlin and from 1994 to 2011director of the Kunsthalle Bremen; since 2006 he is member of the Akademie der K, whose archive received his video materials as a donation.
Moderated by Franziska Stöhr, scholar of fine arts. Her dissertation is the first foundational publication on the history of the film and video loop, which Stöhr develops in an interplay of technical, art, and exhibition history. She works as a freelance curator.