Nordstern Videokunstzentrum is a video art center in Gelsenkirchen, Germany that opened in 2010 in the shaft tower of a former black coal mine. Five levels of the tower are now dedicated to the display of experimental film and video work.
Since 2012, programming is curated from one of the oldest and largest video art collections in Germany – the n.b.k. Video-Forum, which was founded in 1971 and includes over 1,600 titles.
March 23 – December 21, 2014
Hours: Saturday – Sunday, 11 AM – 6 PM
About Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
n.b.k. pursues the democratic notion that a cultural education should be free and accessible to everyone. In addition to the Video-Forum program, n.b.k. curates and distributes a comprehensive lending library of artwork. The Artothek is comprised of 4,000 works from the 20th and 21st century, which private individuals and public institutions may borrow without any charge. This serves as a useful instrument to support Berlin-based artists through acquisition funds and loans out about 11,000 works each year. Artothek Mobil promotes the presence of contemporary art in educational institutions (kindergartens, schools, colleges) through creating a traveling exhibitions.