The European Biennial of Contemporary Art

28 June 31 October 2014

St. Petersburg, Russia The State Hermitage Museum

Unlooped kino

Unlooped—Kino, a film program devised by Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher from Office for Art (Berlin), offers a unique survey of time-based media, film, and video, by contemporary artists from the early Seventies until today.  

Unlooped—Kino is structured into four autonomous programs.

Fast Forward represents the Goetz Collection, Munich, as one of the leading private collections of video works since the Nineties and elaborates a strong focus on storytelling and critical views on society. Among the artists are William Kentridge, Rosemarie Trockel and Martin Brand. 

Body then and now reflects the importance of the medium for body related performances and represents the strong interest of the Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf, for this important theme in the art discourse since the Sixties. Among the artists are Chris Burden, Nathalie Djurberg and Ed Atkins.

New Horizons opens the perspective to the growing relevance of art scenes from the prior peripheries and the use of all technical possibilities of the medium including animation and virtual reality. It shows works from Bilge and Haro Cumbusyan Collection, Zurich, Tansa Mermerci Eksioglu Collection, Istanbul and the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, Turin. Among the artists are Halil Altindere, Shirin Neshat and Jordan Wolfson.

The fourth program Eastern Window contrasts works by Eastern European Artists to the western perspective of the other three programs. It consists of works from the Video Forum at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Berlin and the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Archive Collection, Moscow. Among the artists are Olga Chernysheva, Josef Robakowski, Oleg Kulik, Alexander Brener, Elena Kovylina and Anetta Mona Chisa&Lucia Tkacova.

Unlooped Kino shows over 70 Films, with English and/or Russian subtitles and will be screened daily in the public admission free entrance area of the General Staff building in four individual Kino boxes during the official opening hours. (Tuesday – Sunday 10:30 – 18:00 and Wednesdays 10:30-21:00) please download a detailed timetable

At the Vitebsk Station, a main venue for the public program of Manifesta 10, selected films from all the four sections will be screened daily from 12:00 – 24:00 at the ground floor of the waiting hall.

The unique venues for the Unlooped—KINO program have been designed by Studio Roelof Mulder & bureau Ira Koers, and have been realized with the support of the Creative Industries Fund NL.

Halil Altindere. Wonderland, 2013, HD Video, 8-25min Video still. Courtesy the artist and Pilot Gallery, CA2M, Tansa Mermerci Eksioglu, Kadist Art Foundation