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date: 26 September 2022

gallery film 

A Dictionary of Film Studies

Annette Kuhn,

Guy Westwell

Moving-image works exhibited in art gallery or museum spaces rather than in cinema auditoria, the distinction often characterized as ‘white cube’ (gallery) as against ‘black box’ (cinema). Exhibits of gallery films, which often incorporate multiple screens and sometimes also non-screen media, are normally termed installations rather than screenings, with installation spaces organized so that viewers may come and go as they please, spending as much or as little time as they like with the work. Artists’ moving-image works have featured internationally in galleries since the late 1960s: the pioneering work of the Korean video artist ... ...

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