Kunstmuseum Bonn Since 2005 the Videonale association is located at the local art museum, Kunstmuseum Bonn where it organizes the biennial Videonale – Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts with its exhibition of competition contributions as well as a comprehensive festival program.
With one of the internationally most important collections of German art - “based on the seminal inventory of works by August Macke“ -, the Kunstmuseum Bonn disposes over a collection profile that is unparalleled throughout the country. The collection focuses on the Rhenish Expressionists, German Art after 1945 including Joseph Beuys' Multiples as well as graphic art including photography and the video center Ingrid Oppenheim.
The video collection of the Kunstmuseum is reckoned as being among the most important of its kind in Germany. This applies in particular to the film and video art of the 1960s and 70s, which is represented in Bonn in superb quality and quantity. This is not lastly due to the Cologne gallery owner and patron of the arts Ingrid Oppenheim, who willed to the Kunstmuseum nearly 400 works by pioneers of video art, tapes by Joan Jonas, Alan Kaprow, Dennis Oppenheim, Peter Campus, Les Levine, Klaus vom Bruch, Marcel Odenbach, and Ulrike Rosenbach.
These and further works of video art have been presented in the Odeon Installation since 2006, an architectonic sculpture that takes hold of space, and yet may be entered at the same time, by the Munich artist Stefan Eberstadt.