Zeitgenössische Videokunst und die Koproduktion des Kunstmuseums
The critical examination of the art museum is an important theme in contemporary video art. In contrast to museum films with an educational focus, video art offers a great deal of freedom in the handling, presentation, and reconsideration of collections. Nevertheless, video artists are also fundamentally dependent on constructive cooperation with the institutions, as the realisation is entirely dependant on the support of staff within the house and on the permission to film and publish. This contribution studies contemporary video art by Alexander Glandien, Laure Prouvost, and Marysia Lewandowska. It will discuss how the selected works subvert functional differentiations of art, institutional critique, and museum education by making the art museum its very subject.