Video Archive

Situation Kunst has a vast Video-Archive of Documentaries on contemporary art. The film-maker Viktoria von Flemming who initiated the archive, donated the first set of documentaries. At the time of the donation, in the 1990’s, Ms. Flemming gave seminars on the films in Situation Kunst for the Institute of Art History of the Ruhr University. In addition, the cultural editor of TV network WDR, Ms. Wibke von Bonin, also made a major donation. The preservation of the films is kindly supported by the Verein der Freunde und Förderer der Kunstsammlungen des Kunstgeschichtlichen Instituts der Ruhr-Universität Bochum - Situation Kunst - Haus Weitmar. Claudia Rinke M.A., a former student assistant at the Institute of Art History has been working on the enlargement and the maintenance of the archive in recent years. Visitors can access the films during the opening hours of Situation Kunst upon request. Films on different topics are shown on many Sundays of the year