Point of View: A Contemporary Anthology of the Moving Image
February 27 – April 11 2004
For over 30 years, video and film art have challenged many of the conventions of the art world. From questions of reproduction to issues surrounding acquisition, video and film art have grown from marginalized forms of artistic production to material for mainstream filmmaking and music video production. Point of View is an innovative commissioning and publishing project designed to make video and film art more accessible, and to fully utilize the qualities inherent to the medium.
The exhibition features works by eleven leading artists representing different generations and cultural perspectives: Francis Alys, David Claerbout, Douglas Gordon, Gary Hill, Pierre Huyghe, Joan Jonas, Isaac Julien, William Kentridge, Paul McCarthy, Pipilotti Rist and Anri Sala.
Accompanying the exhibition is a boxed set containing eleven DVDs, each containing a newly-commissioned work; an in-depth interview with the artist conducted by either Dan Cameron, senior curator for the New Museum, curator Hans Ulrich Obrist of the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, or Richard Meyer, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, University of Southern California; an image library of the artist’s previous work; and biographical material.