Video Art: Newfangled or here to stay? 6 must-read Art Radar posts


Though video art has been a cultural staple since the 1960s, it has proven especially popular with young and mid-career Asian artists. As part of our “lists” series, we’ve collected six of our best video art posts.

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Artists turn to video art: Will collectors follow suit? The Art Newspaper examines


More and more artists are turning to video art to present their ideas and opinions. As new technology makes the medium more accessible, will collectors show interest?

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2 Japanese video artists at Auckland Arts Festival 2011 – profile


Ko Nakajima and Kentaro Taki exhibited new video installations as part of the Visual Art programme of the Auckland Arts Festival 2011. We profile the artists and their work.

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Art collective Raqs predict future in latest Indian solo – picture feast


CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITIONS NEW MEDIA In an interview for our “Words in Art” series, Indian artist group Raqs Media Collective discussed works from 2010 and earlier. See how their aesthetic and methodology has been extended in new works now on … Continue reading

Words in Art: New media artist Hung Keung’s war on Simplified Chinese


In this interview, Hong Kong-born new media artist Hung Keung explores the philosophy behind Traditional Chinese characters. Part of our “Words in Art” series.

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Israeli art scene online with Omanoot.com launch – resource alert


New Israeli art website Omanoot.org launched with locally produced video art and film. Founded by Edoe Cohen, work by Israeli visual artists will follow.

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Words in Art: India’s Raqs Media Collective see all words as equal


Indian artist group Raqs Media Collective is the first to be featured as part of our new words-in-art series. In this interview, Raqs talks about how they use written language to express their particular views and thoughts within their new media works. – Group conversation and discussion, and the recording of this narrative, is integral to their art practice – Their biggest challenge to date was the curation of “The Rest of Now” for Manifesta 7 in 2008 – The group likes to use words that leave the reader asking questions and for them, words have no hierarchy – The installation Skirmish (2010) is part of an ongoing series of ‘love stories’ – Time is often explored in artwork by Raqs and is a concept that particularly interests the group; they discuss Escapement – A show at Experimenter Gallery in February, 2011, is announced as well as a new light sculpture, Revoltage.

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Representing South Korea at the 54th Venice Biennale: Lee Yong-baek and his art


KOREAN ARTIST VENICE BIENNALE ART EVENTS Artist Lee Yong-baek is to represent Korea at the upcoming 54th Venice Biennale, Arts Council Korea recently announced. According to a report in the Korea Times, Lee, 44, has been chosen as the official … Continue reading