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Video Art news and analysis from The Nation
April 19, 2018
Joan Jonas’s Fragments
More than anything else, time itself is the material Jonas works with, manipulating it as a sculptor might mold clay.
March 30, 2018
The Ubiquitous Medium
Carissa Rodriguez’s work leads viewers to scrutinize our choices and values as they relate to video—to recording and being recorded.
October 7, 2017
As the Threat of Nuclear War Grows, ‘the bomb’ Breaks the Silence
Like the Nobel Peace Prize–winning group ICAN, Eric Schlosser’s multimedia creation raises awareness about a looming catastrophe.
March 13, 2017
Stop the Trump Administration From Defunding the Arts and Humanities
This is not about fiscal responsibility.
December 20, 2016
Ellen Cantor’s Perpetual Revisions
The artist’s final film tested her belief that love could be stronger than the will to power.
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September 6, 2016
Danny Lyon’s Drama of Solitude
How did he take such profoundly empathetic photographs?
August 23, 2016
Thomas Struth’s Post-Internet Art
His pictures generate a perceptual confusion that might best represent where we stand with technology today.
July 11, 2016
Drumpf: The Musical
The story of the real-estate mogul’s rise through the 2016 Republican primary slog.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
March 18, 2016
The Syrian Who Wanted the Revolution, Part Seven: The Salvation
On the fifth anniversary of the revolt, the film collective Abounaddara gives a voice, a face, and a humanity to one of the country’s bludgeoned survivors.
March 2, 2016
Rhythm, Water, and Global Blackness
Whether it is in New Orleans, Gaza, Basra, Massawa, or Mogadishu, often where there are ports, there are battles for control over identity.
Kristina Kay Robinson