“Jenseis des Kinos”

Hamburger Bahnhof

Jenseis des Kinos: Die Kunst der Projektionen. Filme, Videos, und Installationen von 1963 bis 2005” (Beyond Cinema: The Art of Projection. Films, Videos, and Installations from 1963 to 2005) proves once again that less is more. Moving from Barbara Rubin to Peter Welz, the retrospective underscores the difference between artistic and conventional cinema while setting a high new standard for showing projections by leaving lots of empty space around each work. The curatorial team of artist Stan Douglas, Christopher Eamon, Joachim Jäger, and Gabriele Knapstein installed their twenty-seven selections inside the vast Rieckhallen as though they were big sculptures in an expansive outdoor park. One wanders through a seemingly endless twilight, punctuated here and there by glowing surfaces: walls, screens, free-standing structures, and even a replica of 303 Gallery’s interior, reconstructed to

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