Critical Writing Index

TV, or Not TV: David Frankel on Alex Bag

by David Frankel

Artforum, Oct. 2004, v. 43, no. 2, pp. 256-257, 305

An appreciation of the video art of Alex Bag. The author highlights the formal inspiration of TV on Bag's "channel-hopping" videos, and cites Pop Art as an historical model for her practice. Bag's Pop Art involves a more targeted cultural and political critique, and taps surprising emotional registers. Essential to the quality of her work are joy, humour, morality, and punk aesthetics. Bag herself is quoted throughout the piece.

ITEM 2004.161 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Untitled (Project for the Andy Warhol Museum)Alex Bag

Coven Services/Demo ReelAlex Bag

Fall '95Alex Bag

Le Cruel et Curieux Vie du la SalmonellapodAlex Bag