In 2017, ODD makes its first attempt at a fully curated program. Exhibitions and performances, work groups and public debates – all gather under the banner of privacy, a term we set out to understand and re-signify. Alongside an annual program of residencies and exhibitions, the long-term series QUIET ODD continues in 2017. It is produced in partnership with Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) and the Czech Centre in Bucharest, featuring a monthly selection of Romanian and international artist films relevant for our subject matter.
Founded in 1971 as an artists and cultural producers initiative, the Video-Forum of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein with over 1,600 works of video art is the oldest and one of the biggest collection of video art in Germany that has constantly been expanding since its founding. The focal points of the collection are Fluxus, feminist video, historical and contemporary video art of Berlin, as well as approaches reflecting on the media. Key works dating back to the early phase of video art are represented on an equal footing with contemporary productions. In addition, over the last few years, a particular emphasis on art from Eastern Europe has developed.