video art

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CHICAGO — The Sidney R. Yates gallery in the Chicago Cultural Center is a large space on the top floor of a neoclassical-style building on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue.

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MEXICO CITY — Ricardo Nicolayevsky, one of the most prolific Mexican video artists and experimental filmmakers working today, began his career in the early 1980s in Mexico City and New York City.

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Post image for A Strange Family Drama, Starring Found Object Sculptures

WASHINGTON, DC — The Black Box film series at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden isn’t where you’d expect to find a gaggle of teenage boys.

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Post image for 8 Hours at the Guggenheim’s 24-Hour Party

Every party has a life cycle.

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Post image for The Urge to Reach Out and Touch Beyond the Screen

CHICAGO — A flat description of Miami-based artist Jillian Mayer’s work— such as you might find in wall texts or press releases — reads like it’s culled from the syllabus of an Interactive Arts & Media graduate class.

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It was intended as a provocative video performance. Late last year, Joseph Gibbons walked into banks in New York and Rhode Island and videotaped himself robbing them.

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Post image for A Clickhole into Conceptual Video Art

Clickhole, the Onion’s clickbait-parodying spin-off, is producing some of the best video art on the internet.

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Post image for Syrian Video Artists Risk Their Lives to Laugh at ISIS

A bearded man wearing sunglasses and a flak jacket sits on the ground beside a portrait of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a pro-Assad song plays on the radio. He lifts up the lid of a cooking pot, and a genie emerges.

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Moving Image would be Emily Dickinson’s favorite art fair.

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Exploring Life’s Dead Ends on Repeat

by Melissa Stern on November 20, 2014

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Station Independent Projects, a sliver of space on the Lower East Side, is currently presenting a video piece by Pierre St-Jacques that not only transcends the medium’s clichés, but is a work of such intense longing and beauty that stepping back out onto the hubbub of Suffolk Street is a shock.

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