Artneuland Gallery Berlin/Germany – 25 November 2006 -24 February 2007- video: Message from behind a Wall
Artneuland Gallery Berlin/Germany – 05 February 2009 -15 March 2009- video: One Day on Mars
View the streaming video, participating in “Videoland” exhibtion
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne – Message from Behind A Wall, 2005, 10:00
Today, 18 January 2007, the show “VideoLand” is running already since 11 December 2006 at Artneuland in Berlin – a new center for a “trialogue” between the big cultures/religions/ideologies – Christianity, Islam and Judaism.
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I was attending the opening of the first show at Artneuland, because I was one of the participating artists, and I wanted to meet Yael Katz Ben Shalom, the founder of Artneuland Tel-Aviv in 2002 and now of the new galleryin Berlin, after I met her earlier in 2006 personally in Tel-Aviv for the 1st time.
Yael Katz Ben Shalom @ Artneuland Berlin 2006
I never met a charismatic person before with such a power of enthusiasm and intelligence jumping really out of her eyes, really good eyes, if the eyes really are the mirror of the soul, I would like to be surrounded just with such people like Yael.
Yael Katz Ben Shalom & Peter Sloterdijk @ Artneuland Berlin 2006
I am so proud to be part of two shows at Artneuland, but obviously her way as a mediator – which is underlined by the fact that she was bringing together the most important philosophers and thinkers of our time, like Peter Sloterdijk – was not loved by all people, one day during the following years, this wonderful place Artneuland – was closed and Yael Katz Ben Shalom simply left Berlin nearly without leaving any trace – had she given up all her wonderful ideas?
Artneuland – Videoland PDF catalogue
NewMediaFest2020 – would like to honour this outstanding person, much more such persons would be needed in our current completely disorientated world, and I would not be afraid of the future of mankind of our globe.
As an artist and curator myself, it was my aim – similiar like Yael – always to bring people from different cultures, religions or social backgrounds together via art. I am really happy and proud that and how these ideas were supported by those artists who decided to submit, contribute and participate in my projects – it is an equal-minded spirit deeply rooted in the human values, but like Yael also I experienced, that there are other people who do not appreciate such concepts.
These days while the exhibition was running in Berlin had an encouraging effect on me to start later another project as a contribution to a reconciliation between Jews and Germans by founding in 2009 the engaged project context – “Draft title: Shoah” – reacting on the uprising anti-Semitism in Germany and worldwide, and as a result of it I released in January 2010 – Shoah Film Collection, which will be honoured in following diary articles.
Artneuland’s new exhibition project – ART OF EMERGENCY – opened by Yael Katz Ben Shalom on 5 February 2009 @ Artneuland e.V., Schumannstraße 18, 10117 Berlin and running until 15 March 2009 – initiated in the framework of its cultural, social, and political engagement, as another exhibition context for artists who care about the mutual tragedy of the people in the Middle East.
Wilfried is participating with his video
Participating creators – Hannan Abu Hussein & Haim Adri, Agricola de Cologne, Cheb M. Kammerer & Sharon Horodi, Guy Raz, Werkstadt Graz, Hannan Abu-Hussein, Stephan Weitzel, Heike Barndt
Performers: Dovrat Ana Meron, Tiefenrauschorchester and Razia Mizrahi (Dragonfly duo)
And artists: Adam Nankervis, Al Fadhil, Ala Al-Baba, Alexander Callsen, Amer Shomali, Amit Epstein, Amnon Friedmann, Ana Bilankov, Anat Behrman, Andrea Huyoff, Andrea Lange, Anette Urbanski, Angela Bergling, Annett Kuhlmann, Ariel Reichman, Aurore Reinicke, Bärbel Möllmann & Julia Gerlach, Benita S., Benjamin Heine, Benoit Géhanne, Benoit Singy, Benyamin Reich, Bilu Blich, Cheb Kammerer & Sharon Horodi, Christian de Lutz, Christof Schröter, Christoph Kasten, Claude Delmas, Dan Reisner, Daniel Jackson, Dorit Feldman, Dotan & Perry, Dovrat Ana Meron, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Eitan Vitkon, Eliahu Gal-Or, Felix Koltermann, France Lerner, Gili Avissar, Guy Raz, Hanan Abu Hussein, Hasan Elahi, Heike Barndt, Heiko Daxl & Ingeborg Fülepp, Helly Mizrai, Ilana Lewitan, Inga Fonar Cocos, Jan Krayyem,
Jasmin Gershony-Geyer, Javier Rodriguez, Joachim Behnke, Jonathan Acker, Joseph Semah, Karen Gillerman Harel, Karol Slowik, Keren Amiran & Tal Ben Amar, Lea Golda Holterman, Leah Elsey & Sonia Uddin, Leo Königsberg, Levy Shimon, Li Koelan, Lody Mewa & Tomasz Tarczynski, Marco Giani, Martin Hoffmann, Michael Igudin, Michaela Strumberger, Michal Dudek, Michal Fuhrer, Michal Yehezkel, Moshi Gitelis, Nadav Assor, Necmi Aydin, Neus Pastor, Nicola Rubinstein, Nir Kafri, Norma Drimmer, Orit Ishay, Pedro Balbás, Pip Brant, Rafi Műnz, Rainer Rehfeld, Rakefet Viner Omer, Razia Mizrahi, Rei Dishon, Reuven Zahavi, Revital Cohen, Rinat Reisner, Ron Golz, Ronen Siman Tov, Roy Mordechay, Sabine Schiffer, Salam Diab, Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Sharon Paz, Shimon Palombo, Shira Richter, Shira Wachsmann, Stephan Weitzel, Stephana Schmidt, Tanya Ury, Thomas Müller, Tim Deussen, Tobias Becker, Toufic Beyhum, Ülkü Bal, Uri Bar-on, Varda Getzow, Wilmar König, Wolf Abraham, Yudith Schreiber, and Zari Harat.