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Preview Screening Art Cologne

Sat Apr 02, 2011 18:00 - Sat Apr 02, 2011

Grenzach-Wyhlen (Basel), Germany

VernissageTV presents the program the Art TV channel will show at the international art fair Art Cologne 2011 (April 13-17, 2011) in Cologne / Germany. Participating artists are:
  • G.H. Hovagimyan
  • Christina McPhee
  • Maria Joao Salema
  • Raphaele Shirley
  • Ultra Art Fair
  • Lee Wells

supplemented by VernissageTV's Videophile Series


Best of 2010

Sat Feb 05, 2011 22:00 - Sat Feb 05, 2011

Grenzach-Wyhlen (near Basel), Germany

The most popular videos on VernissageTV (VTV) and a selection of personal favorites, screened on VernissageTV's Public Screening Window at VTV's studio Triath.


Vernissage TV broadcasts live and interactive from Open Space / Art Cologne 2008 art fair

Wed Apr 09, 2008 00:00 - Wed Apr 09, 2008


VernissageTV will be broadcasting the Open Space Art Talks live and interactive from international art fair Art Cologne on April 16, 17 and 18, from 4-6pm CEST.

The live coverage not only provides you with the opportunity to attend the Open Space Talks from a distance, but also use the interactive features to take part in the discussion. You will be able to chat and interact with the participants of the Open Space Talks such as Beatrix Ruf (director Kunsthalle Zürich), Joe Scotland (Studio Voltaire) or Leung Chi Wo (artist).

All you need to do is visit http://www.vernissage.tv/blog/live Next to the video you will find a text-box, where you can type in your comments or questions.


VernissageTV turns 500

VernissageTV — the Internet’s unique TV art project — celebrates its 500th episode with more news than ever on contemporary art, design and architecture

Basel, May 3, 2007. VernissageTV, the Internet TV art project founded in September 2005, just published their 500th episode. The anniversary post is, for a change, not a report on an art opening or an interview with a dealer or an artist. Rather, this video, entitled “500” is a retrospective view on the last year and a half of VernissageTV. It recalls moments with artists, such as Robert Rauschenberg, fair directors, such as Samuel Keller, curators, such as Bice Curiger, designers, such as Konstantin Grcic, and architects, such as Zaha Hadid; scenes from exhibitions, private views and events, such as the Jeff Wall retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the opening of the Art Basel Miami Beach, or the after-show party of the Jonathan Meese exhibition at the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg. This video brings the viewer to the Art Positions containers on the beach of Miami, to the art hangar of Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz, and finally, to a dash down the metallic slide created by Carsten Holler at the Tate Modern in London.

Our first-ever episode, published in September 2005, recalls impressions from the opening of an exhibition by Zaha Hadid at the Museum of Architecture Basel, Switzerland. Our 499th video covers the vernissage of “Das Kapital” at the Museum fur Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Upcoming episodes will feature the mega events: Art Basel, Venice Biennial, Documenta Kassel and Sculpture Projects Munster.

“My goodness, 500 episodes in one and a half years—I wouldn’t have dreamt that when we started this idea,” says VernissageTV co-founder Heinrich Schmidt. His partner, Arno Dietsche, adds: “By chance, we discovered that we got close to the 500th episode and were amazed. At an average length of five minutes per video, that’s 42 hours of documentary-style openings, exhibitions and interviews.”

If you browse the extensive video archive of VernissageTV you will find the big names, such as Robert Rauschenberg and Bruce Nauman, but also young stars, including Jonathan Meese or Terence Koh. Artists such as Sigmar Polke and Jeff Wall as well as designers (Luigi Colani, Konstantin Grcic, Ron Arad) and architects (Zaha Hadid, Yona Friedman); painters such as Daniel Richter as well as Internet and multimedia artists like G.H. Hovagimyan. No wonder the Internet magazine, Mediabistro Unbeige says: “And once you‘re hooked, just spend the rest of the day browsing through the site‘s archives. A veritable treasure trove.”

Anniversary Video: http://vernissage.tv/blog/2007/05/03/vernissagetv-turns-500/
About VernissageTV: http://vernissage.tv/blog/about/
Archive: http://vernissage.tv/blog/archive/

About VernissageTV
VernissageTV is an Internet TV project which covers exhibitions and events in the fields of contemporary art, design and architecture. The objective is to give an authentic insight into the world of art by the means of film / video.
VernissageTV materializes as video podcast / internet tv channel / video archive. Basically there are two series: The “No Comment” section and the interviews with the protagonists of the art world. VernissageTV is widely distributed via its website and internet tv networks. Founded in September 2005 VernissageTV is growing steadily. Until now VernissageTV produced, published and archived nearly 500 episodes.
Website: www.vernissage.tv/


VernissageTV News

Vernissage TV News, December 22, 2006. The most recent episodes on VernissageTV (VTV) video podcast cover:

Art Basel Miami Beach Week: Art Basel Miami Beach is the American sister event of Art Basel in Switzerland. Art Basel is considered as the most important annual art show worldwide. This year Art Basel Miami Beach saw an incredible number of satellite art fairs. During the fair week 13 art fairs took place concurrently.

VernissageTV extensively covers the Art Basel Miami Beach Week with impressions from the openings of the fairs (Art Basel Miami Beach, Scope, Pulse, Design Miami, NADA, etc.).

There are interviews with Jason Rubell and Mark Coetzee (Rubell Family Collection), Helen Allen (Pulse Art Fair), Alexis Hubshman (Scope Art Fair), Stephen Cohen and Tim Fleming (Photo Miami), Bonnie Clearwater (MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami), Caryn Coleman (art.blogging.la and Sixspace Gallery).

A complete and daily updated list is available at www.vernissage.tv/blog/archive/

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

About VernissageTV
VernissageTV (VTV) takes you to opening receptions of exhibitions and events. VernissageTV provides insight into the social side of the world of art, design and architecture. VernissageTV is talking with artists, curators and gallery owners in a relaxed style. VernissageTV is a video podcast that is widely distributed through RSS. Episodes can be viewed on computer, iPod with video functionality and TV set. VernissageTV is an open nonprofit network based in Basel, Switzerland, with correspondents worldwide. VernissageTV is offering special services for exhibition venues. Website: http://www.vernissage.tv , Podcast-Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/VernissageTV .

VernissageTV is featured in iTunes and can easily be subscribed to via iTunes and its podcast directory or the videocast's homepage at http://www.vernissage.tv/ . All episodes are compatible with the iPod with video functionality. VernissageTV recommends iTunes to subscribe and watch VernissageTV but other RSS newsreaders or Video Podcast viewers like FireAnt and DTV can be used as well. Subscribe with the following address: http://feeds.feedburner.com/VernissageTV .

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Karolina Zupan-Rupp, contact@vernissage.tv
VernissageTV, Munsterberg 1, 4001 Basel / Switzerland
Phone: +41 61 283 24 55
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