Agricola de Cologne

The 7 Memorials for Humanity

Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles
18 July – 20 September 2020

The 7 Memorials for Humanity

7 screening programs curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

NewMediaFest2020 celebrates numerous anniversaries this year, including the foundation in Cologne in 2000.

WOW Jubilee VII Los Angeles – (WOW stands for “We Are One World”) is the 7th anniversary program in a row, this time with the focus on the 7 video program units with their 11 programs in total, which Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, the director, main curator realized NewMediaFest2020 for the screenings at TAM – including 150 videos by 150 artists from 30 countries on topics that concern artists and society alike – violence, migration, climate change, environment and identity – as they are manifested in “The 7 Memorial for Humanity” , a commemorative context of media art developed during the past 20 years since 2000.

NewMediaFest2020 is an event structure with a retrospective character, which is carried out in an exchange between virtual and physical space throughout 2020, starting on December 26, 2019 and ending on December 31, 2020 with network partners around the world.

In addition to the 12 monthly festival programs, the daily features are of particular importance with the publication of new media art programs from “The 365 Days Diary” online.

After Addis Ababa and Cologne before the Corona crisis, which forced NewMediaFest2020 to continue its activities exclusively online as the 1st Corona Festival, Berlin is now the first physical venue starting on 9 July followed Los Angeles (USA) on 18 July online, and depending of the Corona developments worldwide additional events are scheduled in Cusco (Peru), Athens (Greece), Lucca (Italy), Beirut (Lebanon) and Calcutta (India) – either offline or online.

Agricola de Cologne was invited by
TAM – Torrance Art Museum
to prepare in 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2022
exclusively in total 27 screening programs which can be reviewed as a permanent exhibition at TAM DarkRoom at ALPHABET Art Centre

The 7 Memorials for Humanity

initiated in 2018, are a worldwide unique project complex of 7 artistic commemorative project contexts realized by Agricola de Cologne between 2001 and 2022. Some of them are artistically completed functioning as memorial and online space for commemorating, especially “The Wake UP! Memorial is representing an artistcially und curatorially active ongoing context dealing with current issues of climate change and preserving nature on earth for future generations. The meaning is to sensitize and activate people via art.
Commemorating is understood not only as a reflective, but also an artistic and socially networked process.
Agricola de Cologne is acting as a media artist, designer of culture, mediator und curator alike.


The Wake UP! Memorial

Wake Up! Memorial
artists for peace – artists against populism, intolerance and climate change
is representing the most active commemorative context directed to the Future.

—> The New AIDS Memorial (2002/2021)
—> The TSUNAMI Memorial (2004)
—> (self) portrait – a Show for Peace (2006)
—> [self]~imaging against Intolerance (2016)
—> artvideoKOELN ECO Collection (2018)
—> Gandhi -PPNRCD – (2020)
—> The 1 Minute Before 12 Memorial (2019)
—–> Wake Up! – Climate Change! (2019)
—–> The Rainforest Memorial (2002)
—–> Contaminated Progress – for a plastic free environment (2019)
—–> Corona! Shut down? (2019)
—–> Climate Change Memorial (2022)


The Refugee! Memorial
The Refugee! Memorial

featuring The Refugee Film Collection


The dilight Memorial

dilight Memorial
featuring The Shoah Film Collection


The Hiroshima//Fukushima Memorial

Hiroshima//Fukushima Memorial
featuring “Never More! Horoshima-Fukushima Film Collection

The Sonic Memorial

The Sonic Memorial
featuring the soundart projects
soundCollective & soundMIGRATION


The iTERROR Memorial

iTERROR Memorial
Memorial for the Victims of Islamist Terror // Paris, 13 November 2015

The Cambodia 1975-1979 Memorial

The Cambodia 1975-1979 Memorial
featuring the Cambodia Film Collection