This year, we asked the Hyperallergic team to pick a few artists they deemed “worthy to keep your eye on” from their travals across the mega-swathe of Brooklyn and Queens known as Bushwick Open Studios (BOS).
While in Santa Fe for the Currents New Media Festival, artist Jason Varone found an early James Turrell skyspace on the grounds of the Center for Contemporary Arts.
SANTA FE, New Mexico — Two weekends ago, I had the privilege of visiting and speaking at Currents, Santa Fe’s annual festival of new media art. Situated in the Railyard district, a growing gallery community that hosts SITE Santa Fe, Zane Bennett Contemporary and others, the majority of the festival takes place at El Museo Cultural, a large warehouse space focused on Hispanic art but also host to a number of city events.
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.