Critical Writing Index

The Image

by Dorine Mignot

The Arts For Television, 1987, pp. 18-28

Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 1987

"The Arts for Television, an exhibition of video works examining television as form and forum for the contemporary arts, was organized by MOCA and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. The exhibition was co-curated by Kathy Rae Huffman and Dorine Mignot, administrated by Julie Lazar, and shown in thirteen international institutions. The exhibition was shown at the Stedelijk Museum Sept. 4-Oct. 18, 1987." (MOCA archives online).

This is an excerpt from the catalogue.

Dorine Mignot describes the landscape of television as driven by the mainstream. She sites Baudrillard in her explanation of the power of the silent majority. This exhibition investigates the avant garde artists relationship to television and to the power it holds over contemporary society.

ITEM 1987.075 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Marinus Boezem

Jan Dibbets

Barry Flanagan

Richard Long

Walter de maria

Dennis Oppenheim

Robert Smithson

Bill Viola

Gerry Schum

Marina Abromovic


Sanja Ivekovic

Dalibor Martinis

Jean Claude Riga

Yoichiro Kawaguchi

Ko Nakajima

Edin Velez

David Larcher

Dara Birnbaum

Daniele Lois Nyst

Jacques Lois Nyst