video art

Museums

Feeling the Current in Santa Fe

by Erin Joyce on June 20, 2014

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SANTA FE — This is a city best known for a gallery circuit saturated with Southwestern and traditional American Indian art; it may be less apparent that there is a dynamic contemporary art scene emerging in this bucolic desert town.

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Post image for 5 Old-School NYC Video Artists You Should Know (and Follow)

Looking at the work of a few pioneers, specifically those on the scene in New York City, it’s obvious that technology was a catalyst for a new type of electronic art; these artists were trailblazers in both fields.

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Post image for Hotel Replaces Porn-on-Demand with Art-on-Demand

The owner of a hotel chain in Scandinavia has decided to ditch the pornography channels in all of his properties, and at one, he’s replacing the porn with contemporary art.

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Most of us are somewhat conscious of the way in which the technological tools both create and limit what is possible visually, and how that evolves over time. Leslie Thornton’s new video work, “Luna,” is a tour de force exploration of these possibilities.

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Post image for Even With Uncertain Future, Video_Dumbo Finds Refuge in Chelsea

After a year of absence, the annual video_dumbo festival has returned with a week of screenings and installations that have video art reflecting on itself. Last night, the central exhibition, Re-Return to Sender, opened at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in Chelsea. While it’s now extracted from its former Brooklyn home, there is an ongoing installation running alongside at the Front Street gallery space of Dumbo Arts Center, which is continuing its participation in the event as a co-presenter this year.

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CHICAGO — What does it mean, bodily, physically, emotionally, mentally, and perhaps spiritually, to be what Simone de Beauvoir deemed “the second sex,” to be a woman and, moreover, to be a mother? These are questions that Chelsea Knight explores in her latest video work “The Breath We Took” (2013), now on view at Aspect Ratio.

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Post image for Get Your Abstract Video Art Projected in MoMA’s Lobby

The Museum of Modern Art wants to use your home videos to decorate its storied lobby and atrium for its next PopRally party. The catch? The submissions have to be totally abstract, and just one minute long.

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Galleries

Magical Realism

by Philip A Hartigan on March 14, 2013

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CHICAGO — Tricksters is a show of work by Columbia College Chicago photography students, but if you walked in off the street you would never guess that the work was produced by people who were still undergraduates.

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Post image for Putting Video to David Bowie’s Music: A Conversation With Artist Tony Oursler

We all have that friend we love to invite to our birthdays because he always come with an shocking present, a giant Scalextric, a human skull, or a disturbingly realistic dildo. For David Bowie, that friend is artist Tony Oursler.

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Post image for Gauging the Hollowness of Computer Graphics Through Video and Poetry

To pin meanings onto British artist Ed Atkins’s semi-narrative video works is a difficult assignment. Throughout the two pieces currently on display at MoMA PS1, which are composed of high-definition, three-dimensional renderings of human figures and faces set onto flat compositions of color and digital collage, meaning ebbs and flows, emerging and then flashing away like a fish darting across the bed of a shallow river, always close to hand and yet constantly escaping. Despite, or perhaps because of, this teasing, there is something uniquely compelling about getting caught in Atkins’s aesthetic current.

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