The Castello di Rivoli Collection
Published by Skira.
By Ida Gianelli, Marcella Beccaria.
Over the last four decades, video art has undergone numerous transformations. If in the mid-1960s, video was used by artists to record performances created in an isolated studio, now with digital technology artists can compete with the magic of cinema and develop a singularly fertile exchange with it, which has been fundamental in creating the poetic language of video works today. An indispensable instrument in understanding video art, this volume offers a panoramic view of the history of this medium and the major artists in the collection active on the international scene, including Joseph Beuys, Fluxus, Bruce Nauman, William Kentridge, Tony Oursler, Martha Rosler, Sophie Calle, Bill Viola, Robert Wilson, to name a few.
Ida Gianelli is director of the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, and author of numerous publications. Marcella Beccaria is curator of the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art.