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German Video Art in the Russian Museum

German Video Art in the Russian Museum
30 november 2016—26 december 2016

The program “German video art in the Russian Museum” is organized in cooperation with Goethe-Institut and “Video-Forum” (Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin). The curators have selected eight pieces of art of video artists from Germany and other countries. 

TEN

2010, 00:12:10, color, sound, Full-HD, 16:9

Niklas Goldbach

Born in 1973 in Witten, Germany, lives in Berlin

The “TEN” is an absurd staging of the process demonstrating the way the power mechanisms operate. The artist’s protagonist wears a white shirt and black trousers. Goldbach calls him “the placeholder”, a prototype of a modern citizen, while one can find it hard to understand whether he is a banker of waiter, master or servant. With help of advanced digital technologies the artists clones his hero into an anonymous crowd of identical persons. Filmed in a suite in the Berlin luxury hotel and from the top of Mount Lycabettus in Athens, the video work TEN refers to Charles Wright Mills’ concept of the 'power elite' as well as to the idea of mythological elites and ‘Top-10’ concept.

In the sterile and de-individualized luxurious suite the group of ten men perform ambiguous actions and rituals freed from emotions or distinctions. The “TEN” presents a gloomy image of a fragile system of power, only worshipping the formal effect and its own self.

December 8 the lecture by Olesya Turkina, senior specialist of the Department of Contemporary art of the Russian Museum, will take place (in Russian).  

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