Refocusing on the Medium: The Rise of East Asia Video Art
Dec 27, 2020 ― Mar 27, 2021
TV Buddha in Nam June Paik TV Wave is now live broadcasted in cooperation with the OCAT Shanghai’s exhibition Refocusing on the Medium: The Rise of East Asia Video Art.
You can find the live streaming image of TV Buddha at the exhibition of OCAT with the photographs below.
OCAT Shanghai is pleased to present Refocusing on the Medium: The Rise of East Asia Video Art, the first exhibition to assemble key protagonists that initiated experiments with the medium of video originating from Japan, Korea and China, on view from 27 December 2020 to 27 March 2021. The exhibition proposes a re-examination of the artists approach to the video medium rising from East Asia and contributes to the global history of video art as a transnational contemporary art medium.
Since the SONY Portapak portable video recorder was invented in Japan in 1965, artists on every continent gained access and have contributed to the development of this global medium. Exhibitions exploring the histories of video art have featured across Asia in the past decade. The cumulative results have enhanced detail and depth to specific national histories laudably expanding an existing world history of video art. The exhibitions and accompanying research expose scholarly accounts of experimental practice and international exchange that provokes a more radical review of the way video art is considered. This exhibition shows how the rise of East Asia video art developed as a hybrid global art form characterized by conditions of video art’s medium specificity in a context of post medium contemporary art practice.
Excerpt from the curator’s statement / Kim Machan