Shahzia Sikander, SpiNN, 2003. Courtesy of The Blanton Museum of Art
Landmarks announces its ninth season of Landmarks Video, which includes works by Hans Op der Beeck, Christian Marclay, Jayson Scott Musson, and Shahzia Sikander, among others.
Each video screens for a month on a media station at the southwest entrance to the Art Building, and is accompanied by supplementary materials written by Landmarks Video Curator Kanitra Fletcher. Ms. Fletcher is the Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She has been on staff at Landmarks since 2008 and has penned the essays since the second season of Landmarks Video. “I have always been interested in video art and how it enables artists to create new, complex types of imagery and set their ideas in motion. Working with Landmarks has allowed me to further explore the history and potential of video art on a broader level.”
“The program offers the opportunity for UT students to become familiar with artists that have had limited exposure in the United States. They can see a range of stylistic and thematic approaches to video art from various parts of the world,” Ms. Fletcher explains.
Look for videos produced by some of your favorite artists and discover new ones. Find a comfortable viewing area in order to better engage with the work. Like what you see? Check out the Landmarks Video Archive for others. When possible the Fine Arts Library adds pieces from each season into their holdings that can be checked out. Want even more? Attend video fairs such as Loop Barcelona or browse repositories such as Electronic Arts Intermix and Video Data Bank.
We hope you enjoy this season of Landmarks Video, add another great artist to your favorites list, and immerse yourself in the intriguing word of video art.