New Video, New Europe

ARTMargins Online June 24, 2004

It is important to acknowledge the integral role video art has played in disrupting the institutional sanctity of the white cube. The traditional relationship between author, viewer, and subject gives way to spatial experiences that reconstitute the parameters of time and place. Video has also problematized standard curatorial practices presenting a new set of challenges, particularly how to display video works neither as film nor static objects, but as moving images equally open to interpretation. The exhibition “New Video, New Europe,” spotlighting contemporary video from East Central Europe, locates the medium’s practice both within a particular geographic region and within a broader cultural discourse.

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