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Art History from Home:
When Did Video Become Art?

Thurs, Dec 30, 2021
12 pm

Online, via Zoom

As one of the first art museums to have the technology and flexible screening space for video art, the Whitney was a pioneer in foregrounding video as a “serious” artistic medium. This session will examine key moving image artworks in the Museum’s collection by artists such as Joan Jonas, Bruce Nauman, and Howardena Pindell, and explore their role in contributing to the understanding of video within art history.

Ayanna Dozier is an artist, lecturer, curator, and scholar. She recently completed her Ph.D. in art history and communication studies at McGill University. She is the author of the 33 ⅓ book on Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope. She is currently a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney and a lecturer in the Department of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University.

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