Ikono festival still ongoing


Ma Qiusha "Embrace", 2011, © Ma Qiusha, Courtesy Beijing Commune
Ma Qiusha “Embrace”, 2011, © Ma Qiusha, Courtesy Beijing Commune

Published in Kunst und Auktionen – Die Zeitung für den internationalen Markt (Zeit Kunstverlag), 16. 08. 2013, N° 13

Vom 6. bis 29. September findet erstmals das ikono On Air Festival statt. Die HDTV-Sender ikonoTV, ikonoMENSA und die Webseite ikono der 2006 gegründeten Medienplattform übertragen live ein vielseitiges 24/7-Film-und Videoprogramm in über dreißig Länder. Mit dem Ziel, verschiedene Kunstepochen und Strömungen zu vereinigen, werden Werke von mehr als hundert international Videokünstlern gezeigt. Darunter Ori Gersht aus Israel, der zeitgenössische Stillleben vor der Kamera explodieren lässt, und der Amerikaner Anthony McCall. Einige der gezeigten Arbeiten sindeigens für das Fernsehen entstanden. Man darf gespannt sein, wie die Zuschauer reagieren werden.

 

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(the English version, especially for this blog)

 

The first edition of the ikono On Air Festival is taking place around the globe from 6  – 29 September. The festival is transmitted by two online 24/7 HDTV-streams ikonoTV and ikonoMENSA. Their program consists of a mixed contemporary art program of short-videos produced by international artists. The ikono streams can be accessed in more than 30 countries, such as in Beirut, Morocco, Dubai and South Asia and in Europe. 

The aim of the in 2006 founded online media platform ikono is to set up a link between different periods of art. The work of the contemporary video and media artists deals partly with the work of artists from earlier periods or with new approaches towards art, while at the same time the ikono artists are establishing themselves as pioneers of contemporary video art.

Ori Gersht from Israel is one of the 100 new media artists. At the festival he shows one of his exploding still lives. Some of the works shown have  especially been produced for television. Earlier this year his works were exhibited at the National Gallery in London in the Seduced by Art show.

 

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