The 10th edition of International Video Art Festival Now&After


Dear friends,

The 10th edition of International Video Art Festival Now&After will be held 7 – 26 September, 2021, 18+

The theme of Now&After’20’21 is THE POSSIBILITIE OF COLOR

Now&After’20 venue

Winzavod Contemporary Art Center, Red Hall
4 Syromyannichesky Lane, 1/8, building 6.

We will present the best works selected for participation in the festival in 2020, which was postponed to 2021 due to the epidemiological situation.

During this time, the festival worked online. In November-December 2020 Now&After'20 was shown on the International Video Art Channel VisualcontainerTV.

In 2020-2021 a series of online meetings with Now&After participants Video Artist: Now&After was held in collaboration with Moscow Museum of Modern Art within Now&After'20-21 program.

Now&After’20 Special Program took place at the Education Center of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art on October 21–24, 2020. We presented projects by Videoformes Digital Arts Festival (France), Waley Arts Center (Taiwan), Over The Real Video Art Festival (Italy), Suwon Photo Festival (Republic of Korea), Art-Video-Fest Dagestan, and Belgian video art project Common Grounds.

The exhibition at Winzavod will collect works of all 48 participants of Now&After’20, both competition and non-competition programs.

“When we’re asked “What do the words ‘red’, blue’, ‘black’, ‘white’ mean?” we can, of course, immediately point to things which have these colours, — but our ability to explain the meanings of these words goes no further!”

Ludwig Wittgenstein “Remarks on Colour”

Artists don’t need words to express their sense of color. In their works, video artists from different countries explore color as a social, emotional or cultural metaphor for real and virtual worlds, memory and the possibilities of the future.

The world is colorful, the number of hues and shades it has is countless — every artist knows that. Blue sea, azure sky, green leaves, gray concrete… Apart from visual perception, we can also understand color in another way: happiness makes the world around you golden and orange, the world is painted in dull and passive gray when you’re bored, and the anticipation of spring infuses everything around you with green. However even a green and golden world would seem black at the time of misery and pain, and red — if blood was spilled.

The works of all 48 Now&After’20 participants, both competition and non-competition programs will be presented at the exhibition at Winzavod.
Now&After’20 special program includes video art projects of the well-known international festivals , such as Videoformes Digital Arts Festival (France), Over the Real Festival (Italy), Suwon Photo Festival (Republic of Korea), Waley Art (Taiwan) as well as video art projects from Dagestan and Belgium. Performances and meetings with artists and curators will also be held there.

Now&After’20’21 organizer:
Media Art Center Now&After

Now&After’20’21 co-organizers

Now&After’20’21 partners

Moscow Museum of Modern Art

Now&After curator and director is Marina Fomenko

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