By Gabrielle Jennings, Kate Mondloch

delivering historic and theoretical positions from various paintings historians, artists, curators, and writers, this groundbreaking assortment is the 1st noticeable sourcebook on abstraction in moving-image media. With a selected concentrate on artwork due to the fact 2000, Abstract Video addresses an extended background of experimentation in video, web paintings, deploy, new media, extended cinema, visible track, and experimental movie. Editor Gabrielle Jennings—a video artist herself—reveals as by no means earlier than how works of summary video should not in basic terms, because the popular curator Kirk Varnedoe as soon as positioned it, “pictures of nothing,” yet particularly amorphous, ungovernable areas that inspire contemplation and innovation. In explorations of the paintings of celebrated artists akin to Jeremy Blake, Mona Hatoum, Pierre Huyghe, Ryoji Ikeda, Takeshi Murata, Diana Thater, and Jennifer West, along rising artists, this quantity offers clean and lively views on a burgeoning and ever-changing enviornment of up to date art.

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4 (April 1998): 91.  Emily Roysdon, “Ecstatic Resistance,” in Abstraction, ed. Maria Lind, Documents of Contemporary Art (London: Whitechapel and Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2013), 222. Text from Ecstatic Resistance, typographic poster work (2009) reprinted in Microhistorias y macromundos, vol. 3, Abstract Possible, ed. pdf. 5. Maria Lind, “Introduction,” in Abstraction, 10.  Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964), 7. Riffing off McLuhan’s famous statement, in 1969, WGBH television invited six artists to work with television technicians for the creation of “The Medium is the Medium,” one of the earliest examples of collaboration between public television and the emerging field of video art in the United States.

8. Al Robbins, “Anticata/Strophe” (October 3–​19, 1980), Program Note, New American Filmmakers Series (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1980). 9. , The Luminous Image: An Exhibition of Video Installations by 22 Artists, catalogue (Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum, 1984), 153, 155. 2 8 • T r a n s m i s s i o n 3 JOSEPH KOSUTH’S THE SECOND INVESTIGATION IN VANCOUVER (1969) Art on TV John C. Welchman The following discussion of Joseph Kosuth’s exhibition at the Douglas Gallery in Vancouver in the fall of 1969 has two important contexts.

Html; and “Norman Taylor’s Story of Dr. uk/next/2010/11/ norman-taylors-story-of-dr-who/. 20. Lutz Becker, e-mail message to author, November 27, 2013. 21. Lutz Becker, “Lutz Becker: Electronically Generated Moving Pictures 1966 to 1969,” unpublished manuscript, November 22, 2013. 22. The term selfie was Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year in 2013. com/press-releases/oxford-dictionaries-word-of-the-year-2013/.  Varnedoe, Pictures of Nothing, 160. 24. Rosalind Krauss, “Video: The Aesthetics of Narcissism,” October 1 (1976): 50–​64.

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