Critical Writing Index

Asian New World: Video Art and Documentary

by Karen Henry and Paul Wong

Video Guide, 1987, v. 8, no. 5, p. 9

While highlighting a showcase of video art that stems from an emerging trend of the alternaive and non-commercial, Henry and Wong illustrate the burden of being part of a displaced or first generation culture. They describe works which aspire to address the growing hybridity of contemporary communities - specifically within North America. There is a common theme of reflection among the works exhibited in Asian New World: : Reflection on the visual fascination of the object or Other and, on the racial realities and location of difference within the evolving multicultural atmosphere. The exhibition looks at the work of artists who explore their self-identity and their priorities as part of a cultural heritage.

ITEM 1987.099 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

New YearValerie Soe

Chinese CafésNam June Paik

Eight Pound LivelihoodNam June Paik

Bye Bye KiplingNam June Paik

Mochi TsukoRii Kanzaki