Amos Vogel – 100 Years of SubversionWith his provocative assertion of film as a "subversive art," the curator, critic and indefatigable educator Amos Vogel (1921–2012) violently challenged the common understanding of film, championing a cinematic cosmos rich with disapproved, forgotten, defiant and censored works. In 2021, this figurehead of curatorial rebelliousness would have celebrated his centenary. This is why we declared 2021 to be the year of Amos Vogel and in memory of the major protagonist of curatorial contradictions, again challenged conventional views of what film and cinema are under the motto of "100 Years of Subversion." We advocated an audiovisual cosmos full of frowned upon, forgotten, unruly, and censured images, films, videos, audio clips, texts, essays, and thoughts and opened an exhibition in our "peep show" lobby gallery that visually translated the motto of the centenary: "Seeing films is a way of thinking."
Report about our Amos Vogel projects (PDF)