Johannes DeYoung at the 2020 B3 Biennial of the Moving Image
Johannes DeYoung (Painting ’06) exhibits new work at the 2020 B3 Biennial of the Moving Image in Frankfurt, Germany. DeYoung’s work, Wandering Within the Sea of Fog, presents poetic reflection on the effects of disinformation, experienced through the vernacular of pulp-noir. The work explores the pulp-fiction detective as a contemporary Rückenfigur — a lens to reveal underbellies of social and political upheaval, a vehicle to understand and express the anxieties of our contemporary moment.
The first purely virtual edition of the B3 Biennial ended successfully on October 18, 2020. The B3 program reached 185,000 online viewers from 63 countries. With an audience of over 6,000 worldwide, the B3 opening gala with the presentation of the B3 BEN Awards and the Frankfurt Book Fair Film Awards and the subsequent Global Livestream B3 2020 “Hello TRUTHS” Extravaganza Virtuale were the frontrunners in terms of resonance.