Art Stories

JR tells Jerry Saltz how his hat and sunglasses set him free

The Turkish authorities ran into a couple of difficulties when they tried to punish the French artist and activist JR tells Jerry Saltz how his hat and sunglasses set him free

Do you know about Julia Scher, the original surveillance artist?

Barbara London, the founding curator of MoMA’s video art program, recalls the artist who predicted digital coercion Do you know about Julia Scher, the original surveillance artist?

The Residents rise from anonymous musicians to video art pioneers

Barbara London, founding curator of MoMA’s video program, recalls her fight to get avant-garde rock footage into museum collections The Residents rise from anonymous musicians to video art pioneers

JR remembers Kobe Bryant

The artist and Phaidon author recalls a rendezvous with the sports star, who died in a helicopter crash yesterday JR remembers Kobe Bryant

Meet the Riot Grrrl video artist who upset older feminists

The founding curator of MoMA’s video program recalls how Cheryl Donegan and the MTV generation changed the visual arts Meet the Riot Grrrl video artist who upset older feminists

Martha Rosler is the video artist who sliced TV clichés to pieces

The founding curator of MoMA’s video program looks back on a media-art veteran and her place in identity politics Martha Rosler is the video artist who sliced TV clichés to pieces

Curator and Editor Michele Robecchi Picks his Favourite Affordable Works on Artspace

The man behind our Contemporary Artist Series picks out the works he likes most right now from the art-selling site Curator and Editor Michele Robecchi Picks his Favourite Affordable Works on Artspace

Frieze Los Angeles zooms in on video art

Next month's art fair draws on LA's moving-image heritage. If you're going, we have a book you should read first! Frieze Los Angeles zooms in on video art

INTERVIEW: Barbara London on the birth of video art

The founding curator of MoMA’s video program describes how Warhol and Bowie shaped the form, and how gallery staff have had to acquire old skool TV repair man skills to keep early works looking good INTERVIEW: Barbara London on the birth of video art

The singular thinking behind Stan Douglas’s two-screen show

Why has the artist chosen to create a film from two, parallel points of view? The answer may lie in our new Video Art book The singular thinking behind Stan Douglas’s two-screen show

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