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Ausstellungseröffnung am Donnerstag, den 17. Juli um 19 Uhr Spezielle Video-Vorstellungen am 19. & 20. Juli, 20 - 22 Uhr

Ira Schneider was born in New York in 1939 and lives now in Berlin, Germany. Between 1962 and 1968 he produced 8 short experimental films including "Lost in Cuddihy" and "The Ghost of Wittgenstein". The installation "Wipe Cycle" produced with Frank Gillette was presented in the first video art group show, also including Nam June Paik, N.Y. 1969.Schneider was co-originator & sometimes editor of the video journal, "Radical Software". Schneider's "Manhattan is an Island" a topographical video installation was exhibited in the Kitchen, Everson Museum in 1974, and at the Whitney Museum, N.Y. in 1977.In 2006 it was purchased by the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid & was exhibited there until April 2007. He co-edited "Video Art, an Anthology", N.Y. 1976, with Beryl Korot. The video installation "Time Zones" (a reality simulation- in which one could see all around the earth at the same time) was shown in the Whitney Museum 1981 and over the next years in the Palais de Beaux Arte, Brussels, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Nouvelle Museum, Lyon and the Barbican Center, London. He has had exhibitions at the Museum of Image & Sound, Sao Paulo, ZKM, Karlsruhe and has been the recipient of Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships. He is the Hannah Hoech Prize winner for 2006, has finished "In and Out of Context", a one-hour, non-narrative video documentary and in 2007 he finished “H2O” and “H2O #2 – #5” abstract water imaging with new music & 2008 H2O#6 – #8. 2007 he has had exhibitions at the Wewerka & Lecoq Galeries, Berlin & 2008 at the Emily Harvey Foundation in New York City.

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Ira Schneider: Genug, reicht nicht!