The video collection at the Kunstmuseum Krefeld, first purchase of video works

1971, the museum director purchases video works by Klaus Rinke and Ulrich Rückriem and from Gerry Schum and Ursula Wevers the first two television exhibitions (produced however on 16mm film and later transferred to video). In the late 1970s, further video works are acquired from the Galerie Projektion in Cologne, now operated by Wevers alone. The focus is on works by American artists, including Vito Acconci, Peter Campus, Richard Serra, and Keith Sonnier. Today the museum has almost the whole palette of works produced and distributed by the two video pioneers Schum and Wevers.