Video Art

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Thames & Hudson, 2003 - Art - 224 pages
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Video art has moved from brief showings on tiny screens to dominance in international exhibitions and artistic events. Video installations now occupy factory-sized buildings and projections take over the walls of an entire city block. It embraces all the significant art ideas and forms - from Abstract, Conceptual, Minimal, Performance and Pop art, to photography and film. Abundantly illustrated with frames and sequences, 'Video art' offers a history of the medium seen through the perspectives of its early practitioners - such as Bruce Nauman and Vito Acconci - the conceptual, political, personal and lyrical installations of the 1980s and 1990s - by such artists as Gary Hill, Bill Viola, Iņigo Manglano-Ovalle, Mary Lucier and Michal Rovner, through to the present digital revolution. In this postmedium age, artists from Pierre Huyghe, Douglas Gordon, Rodney Graham and Doug Aitken to Eija-Liisa Ahtila and Lynn Hershman are combining and recombining video with a vast array of other materials - digital video, film, DVD, computer art, CD-roms, graphics, animation and virtual reality - to form new artistic expressions.

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