Exhibition: video déjà vu? – Die Anfänge der Videokunst im Spiegel der Sammlung, Kunstmuseum Krefeld, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld

The exhibition shows the results of the cleaning, restoration, and conservation project for video works from the collection, some of which have not been shown in thirty years. In the 1970s, the Krefeld museums were among the first in Germany to recognize the potential of video art and give it a platform. The collection was compiled by the pioneers Gerry Schum and Ursula Wevers. The Kunstmuseum possesses an extensive collection of video and film art on Super 8, 16mm, half-inch open-reel tapes, U-matic, VHS cassettes, and DVDs. A selection of twenty-five German and American works are shown, by Vito Acconi, Peter Campus, Gilbert & George, and others.