50 Years of Videoart
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by Alyssa Rabun In 1963, artist Nam June Paik scattered thirteen television sets around a gallery in Wuppertal, West Germany. Stacked on tables and hanging from ceilings, some televisions were turned off; some showed white noise, and some screened images that were being skewed by U-shaped magnets. This exhibition marked the first of its kind and the international birth of videoart. Seed Space Gallery honors the medium’s 50th anniversary and evolution of videoart by screening Magmart International Videoart Festival’s 100X100=900: 100 Videoartists to Tell a Century. Magmart commissioned 100 videoartists from around the world to tell the story of the 1900s in the scope of 100 video representations. The series begins in 1900 with Iranian artist Alysse Stepanian’s The Magician King & The Apprentice. In black and white, Stepanian borrows from Thomas Edison’s cinematic stop-trick effect, which incorporates stop motion, scene dissolves, and multiple exposures to offer a commentary on power relations of that time—master to slave, male to female, and human to animal.
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The exhibition continues with pieces representing each year in the past century, from Didier Feldmann’s 1929 Wall Street Crash depicting the dramatic decline of the stock market to Giang Nguyen Hoang’s 1997 Tilt describing that year’s devastating crisis in Southeast Asia. Seed Space, located at 427 Chestnut Street, will screen sets of 25 videos on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. according to the following schedule: 1st Set August 5 and 7, 2nd Set August 12 and 14, 3rd Set August 19 and 21, 4th Set August 26 and 28. Visit www.seedspace.org for more information.
Painting the Clouds, 2013, Latex paint, pencil, varnish on wood panel, 3' x 4' Silvia de Gennaro, Joie de vivre, 1907
Welcome to Harry's Nashville He has wanted to do a painting of Nashville for a while, and he’s taken plenty of photographs downtown by the river for reference. Now Harry Underwood’s Painting the Clouds is complete and on view at The Arts Company. “This is the Nashville I know, the retro, Lower Broad area. I tried to get in some of my favorite landmarks because they are disappearing, and since it is my skyline, I moved the buildings around where they are not supposed to be. The characters are fictitious, but the guy on the left is named for my friend Grant Johnson, a local guitar player,” Harry explained.
Mauricio Sanheza, Persistence of Time, 1911
View Painting the Clouds at The Arts Company, 215 5th Avenue North. For more information, visit www.theartscompany.com and www.artbyharry.com. NashvilleArts.com
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