Sunday, March 17, 2013

PARADOX. Positions in Norwegian video art 1980–2010


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Elisabeth Mathisen, “Mother Tongue”, 1993, video

Museet for samtidskunst 15. February18. August 2013

Since the 1980s, Norwegian video art has gone from being a marginal art form to a dominant discipline. This exhibition presents a selection of Norwegian video works from 1980 to 2010.

Read the exhibition blog here

We trace the development of video art, from an innovative technique in the late 1970s through to its present-day incorporation in the field of digital art – from being a conceptual and technical idiom to a postmodern form of expression that is integrated digitally with related techniques such as film and photography.
Are there identifiable quali­ties specific to video art that has endured despite rapid technological advances? In what areas has video as a medium had an impact on Norwegian art? How did the video medium evolve between 1980 and 2010 in Norwegian art?

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