Video Art Historicized: Traditions and Negotiations

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jun 28, 2015 - Art - 230 pages
Video art emerged as an art form that from the 1960s and onwards challenged the concept of art - hence, art historical practices. From the perspective of artists, critics, and scholars engaged with this new medium, art was seen as too limiting a notion. Video Art Historicized provides a novel, insightful and also challenging re-interpretation of this field by examining the discourse and its own premises. It takes a firm conceptual approach to the material, examining the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological implications that are simultaneously contested by both artists and authors, yet intertwined in both the legitimizing and the historicizing processes of video as art.
 

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Contents

Great expectations of a medium
19
Stories of reluctance and crisis
67
An unresolved issue
101
Gender and heritage
135
Making stories thinking through thematic space
165
Bibliography
193
Index
213
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Malin Hedlin Hayden is Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Stockholm University, Sweden.

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