Greek Artist in Nam June Paik Exhibition
Nam June Paik was a Korean-American artist who introduced advanced technology as an art form. He was considered the father of video art which he presented to the world for the first time in 1963 during his solo exhibition, entitled “Exposition of Music-Electronic Television,” in Germany.
Nam June Paik always tested the limits of technology in its application as an art form. He used to reconfigure mechanical devises, transforming them into works of art, such as his iconic robots. Now, eleven year after his death, one of his life-size sculptures is on view in New York City at Shin Gallery, in an exhibition entitled “The Legacy of Nam June Paik in the Post-Digital Era.”
VIDEO ART RESIDENCY: Week 1-Suné Woods @PapillionArt
We kick off our summer series with the Video Art Residency! Each Saturday from July 19 until August 16 we have invited a new artist/art collective to debut a new work in the space. The first artist to open is Suné Woods who will be doing a multi-projection piece titled “Conversation” in room 1 and in room 2 a sound installation titled “G-bombs and Thangs” Opening night is July 19, 2014 from 6pm-9pm and will run for the rest of the week until Friday July 25th. POPwater will be providing refreshments for the opening…you don’t want to miss out. Every artist in the residency is superb.
Week 2 will be followed up with a single channel installation of Question Bridge: Black Males that opens July 26th…more to come soon.
Papillion Art, 4336 Degnan Blvd, Los Angeles, United States
A “visual haiku” depicting the connection between the human spirit and the weather; a glass jar installation inspired by the story of Aboriginal resistance fighter Pemulwuy; and a video art piece examining the gentrification of Fitzroy’s Gertrude Street and surrounds.
The 10-day festival, this year with the theme ”transience”, has been growing year-on-year since its inception. Its 50 artists will exhibit at more than 40 places along Gertrude Street, among them Lauren Dunn whose piece is about the area’s gentrification.
Dunn’s five-minute clip, which will run on a loop, is a combination of slow and fast scenes made from footage she shot on the streets of Fitzroy and Collingwood using her mobile phone. These include images of the neon sign advertising the development of the former Patterson Emporium building on Smith Street, and of nearby gourmet fast-food joint Huxtaburger.
The Wandering exhibition stops at Wollongong Art Gallery
Some of Australia’s most innovative video artists are on show at Wollongong Art Gallery.
The Wandering is a travelling exhibition from the Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition, which presents work from 15 video artists, was opened last Friday by MCA senior curator Natasha Bullock.`
I was asked to write about the present and future of “artists’ cinema” and “moving-image art.” This language conflates two traditions that I still have a stake in separating: experimental film and (gallery/museum) video art.
72-minute trailer released for longest film ever
Promo precedes 30-day-long Swedish movie Ambiancé, a surreal dream-like epic due for release in 2020
A Battered Spirit Seeking Clues Amid a Multimedia Landscape
‘Winterreise’ Augmented by Kentridge Video Art
One of the most anticipated premieres at this year’s Aix-en-Provence Festival was “Winterreise,” a multimedia collaboration between the South African artist William Kentridge and the German baritone Matthias Goerne, which opened to stormy applause at the Darius Milhaud Conservatory here on Friday.
For this months Purple TV Takeover we invited artist, photographer, filmmaker, and Purple contributor KATERINA JEBB to curate a selection of videos. This exclusive takeover coincides with the opening of her L’Arlesienne show, curated byCHRISTIAN LACROIX and on view until September 21st, at the at Les Rencontres Arles Photography Festival 2014, Arles.
For L’Arlesienne Jebb was commissioned by Lacroix to portray the Arlésienne woman and has produced 47 new works following the theme of the exhibition, absence. The theme of the exhibition L’Arlésienne is taken from a novel written in 1869 by ALPHONSE DAUDET. Lacroix plays on this literary term meaning someone or something which does not appear.
Silvana and Gabriella Mangano’s “Of Objects or Sound” at Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney
The 2014 Sydney Biennale was evidence that video art is all the rage; but it was also proof that it takes more than a good idea to create compelling and engaging video-based artworks. Melbourne-based gallerist Anna Schwartz’s cavernous gallery space at Carriageworks in Sydney, which adjoins the wing that housed the majority of the video art exhibited as part of the 2014 Sydney Biennale, has emerged as an excellent test site for the medium. The same space that was subsumed by Berlin-based South African artist Candice Breitz’s mesmerizing 2006 25-channel installation “Working Class Hero (A Portrait of John Lennon)” has once again been transformed and by another superb video-based installation, this time by the Melbourne-based collaborative duo comprising identical twins Silvana Mangano and Gabriella Mangano. The exhibition, entitled “Of Objects or Sound,” consists of two distinct bodies of work that the artists created during a recent International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) residency in New York.
Charlotte Moorman in Nam June Paik’s Concerto for TV Cello and Videotapes, 1971 [photo: Peter Moore]
Via the Walker Art Center’s wonderful-looking new project On Performativity, on which our friend Liz Glass (a.k.a gesamtkunstwords) has been working for the last year. It includes writing by people we like: Dorothea von Hantelmann, Philip Auslander, Shannon Jackson, Irene Small and others.
Nam June Paik as Video-Buddha, 1974: Part of a performance with Charlotte Moorman at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne.