June 2 Last Day to View: Pioneering Video: Two Experimental Decades in New Media« Back to Events
The 1960s and 1970 marked the revolution of film as a popular artistic medium. Simultaneously the art world was experiencing a multiplicity of significant and sometimes related styles: Pop art, process or conceptual art, minimal art, earth and and performance art, each of which have been incorporated into film. To recognize this important time in the history of new media, the Asheville Art Museum presents Pioneering Video: Two Experimental Decades in New Media. Though sometimes criticized for seemingly lacking artistic content, these films offered both satirical and objective views of art history and the film industry. Many of the featured films are black and white, as color was once an expensive proposition. However unlike the last new media exhibition, Flux Cuts: Experiments in Film, some of the films in Pioneering Video include sound or dialogue. Artists in this exhibition include Marina Abramovic, Vito Acconci, John Balderssari, Gordon Matta-Clark, Ana Mendieta, Bruca Nauman, Carolee Schneeman, Richard Serra, Steina Vasulka and William Wegman.
June 2nd will be the final day to view the exhibition of Pioneering Video: Two Experimental Decades in New Media.