Critical Writing Index

Video art

by Mick Hartney

From Expressionism to Post-Modernism: Styles and Movements in 20th Century Western Art (Grove Art Series), 2000, pp. 401-403

Oxford University Press, 2000

Mick Hartney writes a short survey on video art in a Grove Art dictionary on 20th century Western art styles and movements. The term 'video art' describes art that uses both the apparatus and processes of television and video. The origin of the art form can be traced back to the works in 1959 by video artists Wolf Vostell and Nam June Paik. Nowadays, video art has evolved beyond the gallery context and become part of an increasingly elaborate network of electronic communication.

ITEM 2000.077 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Moon is the Oldest TVNam June Paik

TV as a Creative MediumHoward Wise Gallery, New York

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Organic Honey's Vertical RollJoan Jonas

Land ArtGerry Chum

IdentificationsGerry Chum

Seven TV PiecesDavid Hall