Light paintings, art installations illumine “Eternal Light”…



Light paintings, art installations illumine “Eternal Light” exhibition of KCC.

The exhibition features 15 artworks and installation arts of Korean contemporary artist and performer, Mr. Han Ho. Many have called him the successor to world-renown video artist Nam June Paik. Nam is considered to be the founder of video art.

In ‘Eternal Light’, Han Ho explores the diversity of human emotions, inner conflict, and also hope. As he describes, he creates tiny holes in his paintings to let the light pass through.

Bill Viola Mixes Video Work With Old Masters In Florence Exhibition – Artlyst

Bill Viola Mixes Video Work With Old Masters In Florence Exhibition - Artlyst:

Bill Viola, will be presented at The Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi in a significant exhibition celebrating this unchallenged master of video art, exhibiting works that span his long career.

8th Cairo Video Festival screenings and exhibitionsThe Cairo…



8th Cairo Video Festival screenings and exhibitions

The Cairo Video Festival for video art and experimental film will feature 119 works from 63 countries

SpellboundOpening Saturday February 11 at Tarot Society, 8 pm to…



Spellbound
Opening Saturday February 11 at Tarot Society, 8 pm to 11 pm.

Small but mighty gallery and reading room Tarot Society has been going strong since its opening a couple years ago, and this week is no exception. While they’re still offering a variety of classes, readings, and music nights, this Saturday they will open their latest art show. Spellbound is a solo show featuring the visual artwork of Chris Carlone, a local multidisciplinary artist who works predominantly in photography and video, but also exists in the performance realm as a Butoh dancer and musician / performance artist. Spellbound will showcase many film and digital portraits of other local artists, in addition to video art and sound pieces. At the opening, expect good vibes brought by NYC accordionist Melissa Elledge, performances by Omer Gal and Jacquelyn Marie Shannon, and music from Irrevery’s Paige Johnson Brown.

Berlin’s House of World Cultures reopens w Transmediale…



Berlin’s House of World Cultures reopens w Transmediale festival inaugurates €10m revamp of landmark building

The video installation “Our Persian Garden,” 2016,…



The video installation “Our Persian Garden,” 2016, is part of the Farhang Foundation’s exhibition “Focus Iran 2: Contemporary Photography and Video,” on view at the Craft & Folk Art Museum in L.A.

Joining the Dots

Joining the Dots:

In 1999, when Parisian couple and art collectors Isabelle and Jean-Conrad Lemaître came across the video work Boys Time by Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing at a London gallery, they were intrigued by how she instructed four young adolescent boys to keep still for one hour and not move, so that they could create the illusion of a group portrait. “It was fun to watch. But it was also interesting because she told the boys not to move for one hour. The boys obeyed and did it. However, towards the end it became impossible for them to control and they exploded,” says Jean-Conrad. 

Tips from the culture desk: Charlie Chaplin, video art and the Constitution

Tips from the culture desk: Charlie Chaplin, video art and the Constitution:

Cairo Video Festival – opens Sunday

Launching three weeks of video art and experimental films screenings, the Cairo Video Festival’s opening night will feature a live video performance by Japanese artist Masayuki Kawai at downtown Cairo’s Rawabet Theater. The coming weeks will feature 119 works from 63 countries, which will be shown at Medrar for Contemporary Art in Garden City as well as a rented space at 29 Hoda Shaarawi, while screenings will take place at Zawya and the French Institute.

KCC to showcase artist-performer Han Ho’s works

KCC to showcase artist-performer Han Ho’s works:

The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in the Philippines will open “Eternal Light,” its first Korean media art exhibition for 2017 on Feb. 9 at the KCC Exhibit Hall in Taguig City.

UWSP to host China video art exhibit

UWSP to host China video art exhibit:

Pictured is a still from a performance video, “Freedom Farming,” by Li Binyuan, whose work will be featured in UW-Stevens Point’s Carlsten Gallery Feb. 13-March 5.(Photo: Courtesy of UW-Stevens Point)

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will share video works by seven emerging artists in China in an exhibit curated by an alumna of the university, Ellen Larson.

“Intermediary: Video Art from China” will be on display Monday, Feb. 13, through Sunday, March 5, at the Edna Carlsten Art Gallery in the Noel Fine Arts Center. A free, public opening reception will be held Feb. 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the gallery.

An Israeli Artist Gives Detained Asylum Seekers a Cinematic…



An Israeli Artist Gives Detained Asylum Seekers a Cinematic Escape Hatch. A work of video art shot at the Holot detention facility transcends the Tel Aviv, Berlin or New York bubble, looking instead at asylum seekers oppressed by Israeli policy.

Water is often featured as an elemental force in the video art…



Water is often featured as an elemental force in the video art of Bill Viola, as seen in works such as “The Raft.”

The crowd of strangers stands tightly together as if at a bus stop, not acknowledging each other’s existence while lost in their own worlds, before an inescapable deluge of water roughly knocks them to the ground, leaving them cowering with arms raised for protection.

Then the strangers of different ages and ethnicities stop ignoring each other. Shot in slow-motion video, they embrace and help each other up, sharing a moment of compassion and community after surviving a faceless foe, perhaps the brutal force of nature or riot police armed with a fire hose. Called “The Raft,” the video art performance is the most powerful work by groundbreaking video artist Bill Viola in the National Portrait Gallery’s first exhibition dedicated solely to media art. Titled Bill Viola: The Moving Portrait, the show examines themes of life and death, grief and redemption, and spirituality and devotion.

Park Hyun-ki: Video art pioneer who defies being defined. Late…



Park Hyun-ki: Video art pioneer who defies being defined. 

Late artist Park Hyun-ki (1942-2000) started working on video art in the late ‘70s, well before globally well-known video artist Paik Nam-june entered the Korean art scene in the mid '80s after decades of activities in Japan, Europe and the U.S.

Film still from “Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman”…



Film still from “Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman” (1978–79) by Dara Birnbaum. On view in February 2017 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Recent Acquisitions of Feminist Video Art on view in Museum of Art’s Media Gallery

Addis Video Art Festival to Cape Town Hosted by ALMA MARTHA | South African History Online

Addis Video Art Festival to Cape Town Hosted by ALMA MARTHA | South African History Online:

Addis Video Art Festival to Cape Town Hosted by ALMA MARTHA

Immersive video installation at National Museum of Singapore’s…



Immersive video installation at National Museum of Singapore’s first digital gallery.

Art of the Rehearsal at National Museum of Singapore’s new digital gallery is an immersive video art installation depicting dancers of different ethnicities practising their craft along back alleys at cultural districts all over Singapore.

Photo: Wee Teck Hian

Shia LaBeouf’s Art Piece is, Strangely, a Hot Spot for…



Shia LaBeouf’s Art Piece is, Strangely, a Hot Spot for Contention

The Getty acquires Miranda July’s feminist DIY video…



The Getty acquires Miranda July’s feminist DIY video archive for ‘Joanie 4 Jackie’

Video Artist Barret Hodgson on Chinese New Year Celebrations…



Video Artist Barret Hodgson on Chinese New Year Celebrations 2017.

The University of Nottingham decided to change thing up this year and instead of their usual fireworks display to celebrate the Chinese New Year, they got Nottingham video artist and digital producer Barret Hodgson to apply some magic to the Trent Building…

This Video Art Is Like a SportsCenter Ad for Fascism



This Video Art Is Like a SportsCenter Ad for Fascism