Joel Meyrowitz Retrospective
NEWS:
IKS INVITED TO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN FLORENCE/ITALY


Our documentary about the german photo artist THOMAS RUFF has been invited to the international LO SCHERMO DELL`ARTE FILM FESTIVAL in Florence. The screening of our film by the director Ralph Goertz will take place on November 25th. Many thanks for the invitation!


Photo: © Melik Ohanian. Courtesy of the artist and Chantal Crousel Gallery, Paris
NEWS:
NEW FILM ABOU THE GRAPHIC COLLECTIONS IN NORTHERN WESTFALIA


In order of the NETWORK GRAPHIC COLLECTION NRW we produced a documentary about the work of the graphic collections in NRW. The film by Ralph Goertz will be presented in 14 Museums in Northern Westfalia on the "Graphics Weekend" on November 10th and 11th 2012.

The film is also available in our DVD Edition.

NEWS:
IKS AND GOETHE-INSTITUT STARTING COOPERATION


Now it is official! The Goethe-Institute starts ordering our documentaries about German Artists for their international agencies. After Great Britain and Latvia, now Greece, Sweden, Scotland, Spain and Ulan Bator ordered some films about the internationally best known german artists like Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff or Thomas Struth.
We are very proud to start that special cooperation of artistic and cultural exchange.

NEWS:
IKS PRODUCED A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT PETER PAUL RUBENS


In order of the Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal we produced a documentary about the painter Peter Paul Rubens and followed on his footsteps in Antwerpen. The film will be broadcast on October, 27th on 3sat.

PETER PAUL RUBENS
16.10.2012 - 28.02.2013
Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal
WATCH THE TRAILER!!


Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv
NEWS:
IKS PRODUCES A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT EXPRESSIONISM

Musem Folkwang Essen / Sept. 29th, 2012  - Jan. 1st, 2013

Since four month we are producing a documentary in order of the Museum Folkwang in Essen as part of the upcoming exhibition IM FARBENRAUSCH - MUNCH, MATISSE UND DIE EXPRESSIONISTEN. This film, made by the director Ralph Goertz is following the foodsteps of the Expressionists to their original places in St. Tropez, L`Estaque, Collioure, Paris, Chatou, London, Dangast, Murnau, Kochel, Tegernsee, Dresden and the Moritzburger Seen.
A great journey through Europe!
WATCH THE TRAILER!


Photo: Karsten Brinkmann © IKS-Medienarchiv 2012
MUSEUM OSTWALL PRESENTS FILM INTERVIEWS OF THE IKS
TALKING ABOUT ART... ARTISTS OF THE MUSEUM OSTWALL

September 27th - Novmber 18th, 2012, Museum Ostwall at the Dortmunder U

Since 2011 the Museum works together with Ralph Goertz and the IKS on a series called "Talking about Art". The series centered around artists who are part of the Collection of the Museum Ostwall in Dortmund. The screening includes interviews with Hans Breder, Philip Corner, Mark Dion, Wolfgang Feelisch, Jochen Gerz, Freya Hattenberger, Alison Knowles, Ben Patterson, Otto Piene, Thomas Rentmeister and Tobias Zielony.
The interviews are available on DVD as the EDITION MUSEUM OSTWALL!
WATCH THE SHORT INTERVIEW WTITH THOMAS RENTMEISTER!


Photos: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv 2012
RANKIN - SHOW OFF
NRW-Forum Düsseldorf
September, 15th 2012 - January, 13th 2013

Rankin is the British portrait and fashion photographer. With it the NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf continues in the series of great contemporary photographers like Albert Watson, Michel Comte, Peter Lindbergh, Bettina Rheims, Herb Ritts, Helmut Newton and Robert Mapplethorpe. His brand names are dynamic and intimate portraits with a keen sense for the character and spirit of his subjects.

We were allowed to accompany the artist during a shooting at his studio in London. Many thanks!
Watch the VIDEO-TRAILER!


Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv
NEWS:
CLAES OLDENBURG - THE SIXTIES AT MUSEUM LUDWIG
IKS PRODUCE A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT CLAES OLDENBURG

EXCLUSIVE SHORTFILM (14min.) ON ARTE CREATIVE

Claes Oldenburg (* 1929, Stockholm, Sweden) has not only been a major artist in Pop Art, Performance Art and Installation Art but, in partnership with Coosje van Bruggen, also a strong influence on art in public spaces with his monumental Large Scale Projects in numerous major cities worldwide. With his humorous and profound depictions of everyday objects he is one of the most important and admired artists since the late 1950s. One central point of reference in Oldenburg’s oeuvre is the industrially produced object—the object as a commodity which, in ever-new metamorphoses of media and form, becomes a conveyor of culture and a symbol of the imagination, desires, and obsessions of the modern world.

In Cooperation with the Museum Ludwig Cologne and the mumok Vienna we produce a documentary which is focused on the exhibition "Claes Oldenburg - The Sixties" which will be schown at the mumok Vienna, Museum Ludwig Cologne, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, MOMA New York and the Walker Art Center Minneapolis.
WATCH THE VIDEO!


Foto: Ralph Goertz © IKS 2012

NEWS:

ALICJA KWADE - Kunstsammlung NRW

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf

starting June, 16th 2012

 

The Berlin based artist Alicja Kwade counts to the new generation of important artists.

At the Kunstsammlung Nordrhine Westfalia in Düsseldorf she presents - besides her work "Bordsteinjuwelen (Die 100 Auserwählten) from 2008 - the new work "Teleportation".

WATCH THE VIDEO!

 

Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv

NEWS:
HANS-PETER FELDMANN AT THE KUNSTSAMLUNG NRW/K21 IN DUESSELDORF


The internationally known artist Hans-Peter Feldmann shows two installations at the Kunstsammlung NRW/K21 in Düsseldorf starting on June, 16th.
"Are is allready here" is his motto. In his installations he often use found footage and objects of everydayness to create his own universe. The Düsseldorf based artist used small spinning carousels with different objects, projecting their silhouettes on the wall behind them.
WATCH THE VIDEO!


Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv
NEWS:
IKS PRODUCED FILM ABOUT AKSELI GALLEN-KALLELA


The finnish artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela was a master of his time and was presented together with Edvard Munch. He also presented Finnland on the world exhibition in 1900 in Paris and counted to the group of "Brücke" artists.
The film of Ralph Goertz followed his foodsteps in Helsinki and Ruovesi, where he lived and painted over years.

The Museum Kunstpalast in Duesseldorf will be presenting a major exhibition dedicated to this eminent 19th century northern European artist. From the 1880s onward he became the most significant and leading artist of the early modernist period in Finland. This exhibition comprises 75 extraordinary masterpieces and will be the first to offer the French and German public a comprehensive insight into the life and work of Gallen-Kallela spanning over five decades.
AKSELI GALLEN-KALLELA - Finland and the Modernist Spirit
Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf

02.06. - 09.09.2012



WATCH THE VIDEO ON ARTE CREATIVE.TV!

Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv
NEWS:
IMAGES AGAINST DARKNESS
28th April – 24th June 2012
KIT – Kunst im Tunnel , Mannesmannufer 1b, 40213 Düsseldorf

The exhibition Images against Darkness (Bilder gegen die Dunkelheit) will highlight a representative selection of video art works from the imai archive for the first time. In co-operation with KIT – Kunst im Tunnel there will now be an opportunity in Düsseldorf to get a look at these impressive works contained in the archive.

A large number of single-channel videos which form the main part of the imai archive and a number of installations give an overview of the development of video art ranging from the early seventies until today. Starting with the video pioneers who in particular came together in the seventies and eighties in the Rhineland area, the exhibition will also introduce new perspectives of this technology-based art form.
28th April – 24th June 2012
KIT – Kunst im Tunnel , Mannesmannufer 1b, 40213 Düsseldorf

The exhibition Images against Darkness (Bilder gegen die Dunkelheit) will highlight a representative selection of video art works from the imai archive for the first time. In co-operation with KIT – Kunst im Tunnel there will now be an opportunity in Düsseldorf to get a look at these impressive works contained in the archive.

A large number of single-channel videos which form the main part of the imai archive and a number of installations give an overview of the development of video art ranging from the early seventies until today. Starting with the video pioneers who in particular came together in the seventies and eighties in the Rhineland area, the exhibition will also introduce new perspectives of this technology-based art form.
WATCH THE VIDEO!


Foto: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv


IKS GOES ARTE.TV
The IKS is allowed to create their own online channel at the french-german Culutre TV channel arte. As part of ARTE CREATIVE we will publish short documentaries about contemporary art on the website of arte.tv. ARTE CREATIVE is an international space with editorial care by arte for artists and producers.
Next to our journalistic work in order of arte journal we do start our channel with special documentaries directly on ARTE CREATIVE.

Our first documentary is centered around the french photo artist BETTINA RHEIMS. She has given us an exclusiv interview about her new series "Gender Studies" and her own role beeing an artist and a women. Many Tanks!


NEWS:
THE DOCUMENTATION OF THE PHOTO WEEKEND 2012 NOW AVAILABLE


Over a two week period our photographer Dirk Rose has made a complet documentation of the exhibition spaces of all partners of the Duesseldorf Photo Weekend 2012.
The documentation is available as a pdf in our download section.


Photo: Dirk Rose © IKS-Medienarchiv
NEWS:
YVONNE RAINER. SPACE, BODY, LANGUAGE

Museum Ludwig in cooperation with Kunsthaus Bregenz and the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles proudly presents the first European retrospective of the trailblazing choreographer and film
maker Yvonne Rainer. When Yvonne Rainer stepped onto the dance stage in 1960, she radically changed the genre. Her minimalist choreographies dispensed with narrative and overstatement. Instead they used movements and poses from everyday life, combined with texts, films and sound recordings. Already her dance adopted the means of film montage.
WATCH THE VIDEO!


Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv

NEWS:
BETTINA RHEIMS - GENDER STUDIES

NRW-Forum Düsseldorf
21.04 - 17.05.2012


The project GENDER STUDIES by Bettina Rheims starts primarly with a facebook channel, where she wanted to come in contact to people who feel very special in the context of their gender. After some interviews Bettina Rheims decided to choose 30 of them to create her new series gender studies.

At the NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf Bettina Rheims presented these photographs the first time and in addition with a sound installation by Frédéric Sanchez. In that very intimate interview Bettina Rheims talks about her identity as a woman and an artist.

WATCH THE VIDEO!



Photo: Andrej_P._III © Bettina Rheims
NEWS:
IKS PRODUCES A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT ELGER ESSER


After his studies by Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, the german photo artist became famous with his series "Cap d`Antifer - Étretat". In his photographs he combines a pictural documentary with special graded colours.
Over two years we were allowed to accompany the artist in his studio and exclusivly at his shooting in Giverny. The film will be part of the exhibition at the LVR-Landesmuseum Bonn.
WATCH THE VIDEO!


Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv
NEWS:
The Düsseldorf department of Cultural Affairs promotes the IKS.


Because of the international interest in the films of the IKS, the Düsseldorf department of Cultural Affairs promotes the production of english sublitels on the films about the Düsseldorf Photoartists Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth and Candida Höfer. Many Thanks!

NEWS:
IKS INVITED TO VIEWFINDERS FILM FESTIVAL IN IRELAND

March, 30th. - April, 01st .2012

Three short documentaries (up to 20 minutes) about Vija Celmins, James Turrell and Bill Viola are invited to the VIEWFINDERS FILM FESTIVAL in Ireland.
The festival is "a feast of visual arts on film" and will be presented by the Burren Collage of Art, Claire County Arts Office and the Goethe-Institut of Ireland.
Many thanks for the invitation!
WATCH A SHORT FILM ON JAMES TURRELL!


Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv
NEWS:
TONY OURSLER SHOWS HIS NEW WORKS AT HANS MAYER GALLERY
March 17th - May 1st .2012 - Galerie Hans Mayer Düsseldorf

Tony Oursler became famous in the 1990th with his spectacular series of "Dummies".
At the Hans Mayer Gallery in Düsseldorf he presents his new series "Lapsed Fantasist" where he combines sculpure, painting, video and installation. Awesome!
WATCH THE VIDEO ON ARTE CREATIVE!


Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv
NEWS:
IKS INVITED TO THE REAL ARTIST FILM FESTIVAL CALGARY

March, 22.-25th 2012, Calgary

Two of our documentaries about the artists THOMAS RUFF and MARK DION are invited to the international RAFF in Calgary. Both documentaries are produced by IKS ("Mark Dion" in cooperation with the Museum Ostwall Dortmund) and directed by the IKS founder Ralph Goertz.
Many thanks for invitiation!


Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv
NEWS:
PETER LINDBERGH - 3 FILME AT THE NRW-FORUM

NRW-Forum Düsseldorf
16.03 - 12.04.2012

Peter Lindbergh, internationally renowned fashion photographer, has been known for years also as a successful film and video artists. None succeeded like him to capture intimate snapshots and to show strong personalities the same time.

"I am fascinated since a long time in making these really slow motion portraits. It has always interested me ... a photo in continuation. The idea of filming a person as a photo. "

We met the star photographers to an exclusive interview. Thank you!

WATCH THE VIDEO!


Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv
NEWS:
FABIAN MARCACCIO
- SOME USA STORIES - MUSEUM HAUS ESTERS

18 MARCH - 19 AUGUST 2012


Some USA Stories is the name that Argentinian painter Fabian Marcaccio (*1963, Rosario de Santa Fe, lives and works in New York, USA) has given to his latest exhibition, which he has developed specially for Kunstmuseen Krefeld. It consists of a suite of 12 works that tackle themes from the dark side of recent American history. The Mexican drug war, the Waco disaster in Texas, the mass suicide commanded by Jim Jones in Guyana, the Fallujah massacre, and the Columbine High School shootings mark the social explosiveness that can be read from these monumental paintings. As in his earlier pieces and constellations of works, the content that is conveyed is closely linked with reflections on the media that are employed. Thus the social themes just mentioned can only be gleaned when the works are viewed from a distance, because the images rise up out of an extremely dense colour mass that always remains present in its own terms.

 

We were allowed to accompany the documenta-participant during the setup!

WATCH THE VIDEO

 

Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv

NEWS:
MICHAEL SCHMIDT PRESENTING "FOOD" AT THE MUSEUM MORSBROICH

Mach 4th - May 13th 2012
Museum Morsbroich Leverkusen

Between the years 2006 to 2010, Michael Schmidt has traveled the European continent and photographed the production, processing, packaging and presentation of food. After five years of planning and realization of his monumental essay with the presentation in the museum Morsbroich and the accompanying publication will be unveiled: 177 images from the daily life of the agricultural and food industry, which is not only an important economic sector, but indirectly also the political and social self-understanding of the population reflects. Field workers, farms, fish farms, bakeries, packaged meats and by the food industry trimmed landscape - it is an intermediate realm that Schmidt shines through with his painfully realistic look.

We were allowed to accompany the artist in the exhibition. Many thanks!
WATCH THE VIDEO!


Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv
NEWS:
STATE OF THE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE NRW-FORUM

February 4th - May 6th 2012

The NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf presents as a selection of young talents by the curators Andreas Gursky, Thomas Weski, Klaus Biesenbach, Udo Kittelmann, FC Gundlach, Thomas Seelig, Andrea Holzherr and Werner Lippert the best upcomming photographers.

WATCH THE VIDEO!


Photo: Dirk Rose © IKS-Medienarchiv
NEWS:
IKS PRODUCES A FILM ABOUT THE SPANISH PAINTER EL GRECO

In cooperation with 3sat and the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, the IKS is asked for producing a film about work and life of EL GRECO. The film, which has been shot in El Escorial, Toledo and Madrid, will be a part of the first exhibition of EL GRECO in Germany and combines about 40 paintings by EL GRECO with influenced artists of modernism.

EL GRECO AND THE MODERNISM
28/4/2012 - 12/8/2012
Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf
WATCH THE MOVIE!


Toledo, Spain
Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv
NEWS:
IKS GOES TO TORONTO

The IKS has been invited to the international REEL ARTISTS FILM FESTIVAL in Toronto, Canada.
Besides the documentaries of Ralph Goertz about the german photo artists CANDIDA HÖFER, THOMAS RUFF and THOMAS STRUTH (film by Werner Raeune and Ralph Goertz), the festival also invited our short about MARK DION. All movies are available in our DVD Edition. Now with english subtitles!


Photo © Dirk Rose / IKS
NEWS:
FRANZ ERHARD WALTHER - WORK ACTION

Museum Haus Lange Krfeld

In cooperation with Franz Erhard Walther and the Museum Krefeld we were allowed to document the public work action at Museum Haus Lange on February, the 5th 2012 in colaboration with Franz Erhard Walther, using select objects from his own studio.
WATCH THE VIDEO!


photo: Dirk Rose © IKS-Medienarchiv
NEWS:
IKS TAKES PART AT THE DÜSSELDORF PHOTO WEEKEND

Februar 4th, 2012 - NRW-Forum Düsseldorf - Ehrenhof 2 - Rotunde

On February, 4th about 20 Galleries and Institutes will open their Photo exhibitions between
11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The IKS will screen a special programm of their documentaries about international best known photographers and photo artists.

Program:
11 Uhr MICHEL COMTE / 46min. / english
12 Uhr CANDIDA HÖFER / 41min. / german
13 Uhr PETER LINDBERGH / 45min. / german
14 Uhr ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE / 40min. / english
15 Uhr THOMAS RUFF / 50 min. / german
16 Uhr STEPHEN SHORE / 50min. / english
17 Uhr THOMAS STRUTH / 33min. / german
18 Uhr ALBERT WATSON / 33min. / english
NEWS:
LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART SHOWS OUR FILM ABOUT WOMAN ARTISTS

Women Artists of the Avant-garde 1920-1940 
14 February – 28 May 2012
Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943), Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979), Hannah Höch (1889-1978), Florence Henri (1893-1982), Claude Cahun (1894-1954), Dora Maar (1907-1997), Katarzyna Kobro (1898-1951) and Germaine Dulac, France (1882-1942). 

The exhibition Women Artists of the Avant-garde presents these eight Avant-garde women artists and their wide-ranging artistic works as a unified totality for the first time. The aim is to present the similarities, differences and relationships in the life and work of these artists and to widen the perspective on the historical Avant-garde in the Europe of the 1920s and 1930, to shed light on new facets and to show how this group of artists made crucial contributions to the aesthetic innovations that took place in those years in cities like Berlin, Zürich and Paris in particular. Some 200 works are included in the exhibition showing the variety of aesthetic movements from Dada through Constructivism to Surrealism, and the presentation attempts to show and to put into perspective similarities and connections among the artists in question, who expressed themselves in painting, photography, collage, design, film and sculpture. The exhibition is both thematic and biographical, and it pinpoints the distinctive careers and characteristics of the artists.


We are very proud that the exhibition will screen our film "The other side of the moon" too!
NEWS:
GRAND GALLERY OPENING IN DÜSSELDORF

Seven of the best known galleries in Düsseldorf are opening on February, 20th in Flingern.

We were allowed to accompany the austrian artist Werner Reiterer during the setup of his exhibition at the gallery COSAR HMT. Besides his sensitive and ironic works he very often handle with elements of physicality in his installation. With calls like "Yell as loud as you can, now!" or "Please put me somewhere else" he wants to involve the viewer in his artworks.
WATCH THE VIDEO!


photo: Isabel Hernandez © IKS 2012
NEWS:
LIVING PICTURES AT THE MUSEUM KUNSTPALAST DÜSSELDORF

The head of IKS, Ralph Goertz, staged "Living Pictures".
Premier: January 12th, 20h
Performances: January 13th/14th, 20h; January 15th, 17h.

In cooperation with the Museum Kunstpalast, the Robert Schumann Music Academy and the German Opera in Düsseldorf, the production "Living Pictures" is a special performance as part of the exhibition "WORLD CLASS: The Düsseldorf School of painting 1819-1918"


photo: "Hussitenpredigt" by C.F. Lessing