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Collecting Themselves: The Archives of Afrika Bambaataa and Bob Mizer

Last summer, at The Afrika Bambaataa Master of Records Vinyl Archive at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New Yorkers had the unprecedented opportunity to participate in the cataloging of one of the world’s most historically significant record archives. Currently on view at 80WSE Gallery, the exhibition DEVOTION: Excavating Bob Mizer mines photographer Bob Mizer’s massive personal collection of negatives, documents, props and costumes.

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Video Art as a Multivalent Medium

Video art is still in the process of establishing itself. Despite the fact that art has been created through the medium over the course of the past century, it’s still hard to pin down what forms video art can take, and what vocabulary we use to talk about it. At New York University’s 80WSE gallery, a current exhibition entitled By Chance, a Video Show, marshals together video art in its multivalent states, from video-as-installation to video-as-flat surface to video-as-collage. Artists including Alejandro Cesarco, Jason Varone and Nayda Collazo-Llorens explore the different possibilities of video art.