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Why Video Is the Art Form of the Moment (Artsy)

Video artist Nam June Paik’s “Untitled (Charlotte Moorman)”, 1996.

“At the 2019 edition of the Venice Biennale, video reigned. Arthur Jafa, who began his career as a cinematographer for commercial directors including Spike Lee and Stanley Kubrick, won the prestigious Golden Lion award for his film The White Album (2018). Meanwhile, one of his frequent collaborators, Kahlil Joseph, who seamlessly crosses between the worlds of music videos and art museums, presented BLKNWS (2019–present), an experimental news media channel aimed at black audiences.” – Source: Artsy

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Growing platforms to exhibit the medium, growing budgets, and more widestream acceptance from art institutions had established video art as a thriving medium.