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Arthur Dove

Arthur Dove  

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(b Canandaigua, NY, 2 Aug. 1880; d Huntington, Long Island, NY, 23 Nov. 1946).American painter, a pioneer of abstract art. For most of his career he earned his living as a commercial illustrator and ...
Bill Viola

Bill Viola  

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(1951– )American Video artist, known for his spectacular installations. Born in New York, he studied at Syracuse University, where he became especially interested in electronic music. He made his ...
Bruce Nauman

Bruce Nauman  

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(1941– ).Sculptor, video artist, printmaker, conceptual artist, installation artist, performance artist, and photographer. Among the most mercurial, innovative, and controversial artists of recent ...
Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman  

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(1954– ).Photographer and filmmaker. Photographing herself in varied guises, she regularly invokes female stereotypes to undermine appearance as the measure of selfhood, while also highlighting the ...
Computer art

Computer art  

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Art produced with the aid of or in imitation of what can be achieved with a computer. Computer art first appeared in the 1950s and was usually graphic in nature, consisting of the random arrangement ...
Douglas Gordon

Douglas Gordon  

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(1966– )Scottish installation and video artist, born in Glasgow. In 1984–5 he studied at Glasgow School of Art, where he was part of a department in which students were encouraged to make work ...
feminist art

feminist art  

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The production of overtly feminist artworks dates from the late 1960s onwards. It involved a whole range of issues including a re-examination of history from a feminist viewpoint, a reversal of the ...
Fiona Tan

Fiona Tan  

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(1966– )Indonesian photographer and Video artist, born in Pekan Baru. She emigrated to Australia as a girl and now lives and works in Amsterdam. There is a strong anthropological dimension to her ...
Gillian Wearing

Gillian Wearing  

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(1963– )British Video artist and photographer, born in Birmingham. She graduated from Goldsmiths College in 1990 and has been identified as one of the Young British Artists who came to the attention ...
installation

installation  

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A term that can be applied very generally to the disposition of objects in an exhibition (the hanging of paintings, the arrangement of sculptures, and so on), but which also has the more specific ...
Joan Jonas

Joan Jonas  

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(1936– )American Performance and Video artist, born in New York. She studied art history, sculpture, and drawing. While working as a gallery secretary she saw Happenings by Claes Oldenburg and ...
mixed media

mixed media  

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Describes works composed of different media, beginning with Picasso and Braque's Cubist constructions and collages of around 1912.
Nam June Paik

Nam June Paik  

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(1932–2006).Multimedia artist, known especially for works incorporating electronic elements, principally televisions. Also painter, sculptor, filmmaker, performance artist, and composer. ...
self-portraiture

self-portraiture  

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The forms of self-portraiture are related to the forms of artists' portraits of others, but the motivation is likely to be experimental to an unusual degree and patronage is often ...
Stan Douglas

Stan Douglas  

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(1960– )Canadian film and Video artist, born in Vancouver. The inspiration for his video installations tends to come from theatre and cinema: the plays of Samuel Beckett, the films of Orson Welles, ...
Vancouver School

Vancouver School  

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Group of Canadian artists including Stan Douglas, Rodney Graham, and Jeff Wall who have, since the 1980s, developed distinctive practices in photographic and Video art, combining a critical view of ...
Vito Acconci

Vito Acconci  

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(1940– ).Performance artist, video artist, conceptual artist, installation artist, photographer, sculptor, and designer. Also a writer. In his best-known work, he used the actions and images of his ...
William Wegman

William Wegman  

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(1943– ).Photographer, painter, draftsman, sculptor, video artist, and conceptual artist. Although he has ranged freely across media in presenting idiosyncratic, inventive, and laid-back responses to ...

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