12 Jun '11, 9pm

Video art gets a screening in blockbuster show

Back in the early 1990s, Singaporean artist Lee Wen found himself watching a video art piece at the Tokyo Museum Of Photography. Created by a respected Japanese artist associated with the '60s experimental group Fluxus, Lee described it as "(the artist) capturing himself (on video) and showing it as a performance." And, much to Lee's amusement, "people were snoring away!" Press play While that particular work may have inadvertently induced sleep among some art aficionados, an ongoing show at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) proves video art is very much alive and kicking. Video, An Art, A History: 1965 - 2010, a joint exhibition by SAM and France's Centre Pompidou, is a rough survey of one of the youngest genres in contemporary art. The blockbuster travelling exhibition comprises over 50 video works and installations by some of the pioneering proponents of video art, includi...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Entertainment/Arts/EDC110613-0...

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