Total Art: Contemporary Video
Total Art: Contemporary Video on view June 6–October 12, 2014
Women artists around the world were pioneers of video art in the 1960s and 1970s. Early videos were often recordings of performances or single-channel shorts that critiqued mainstream media. Video artists today are attuned to popular media formats rather than critical of them. To create immersive, experiential works, artists design elaborate stage sets, film at remote locations, incorporate digital technology and animation, and meticulously plan viewing spaces.
Featuring recently acquired works in NMWA’s collection as well as loans from private and public collections, Total Art highlights the inventive processes that sustain women artists’ position at the forefront of video. Total Art reflects the continued global scope of video.
The exhibition features works by Dara Birnbaum, Mwangi Hutter, Alex Prager, Michal Rovner, Eve Sussman/Rufus Corporation, Janaina Tschäpe, and others.
Total Art: Contemporary Video is organized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts and is generously supported by the members of NMWA.