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Understanding Video Art

Online / Art in Context

Wednesdays, July 6 – July 27, 6 – 8pm


Isaac Julien. Installation view of Lina Bo Bardi—A Marvellous Entanglement at Victoria Miro, London, 2019. © Isaac Julien. Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro

$220; members $198
(4 classes)

About the Class

Get ready for our summer exhibition, Isaac Julien: Once Again . . . (Statues Never Die), with this course exploring the history of video art. Beginning with the early 1960s, when video first became viable as an artistic medium, we will study important artists and learn about key video works and the theories behind them. We will also look at the complex relationship between video art and popular culture.

The class is online-only. More about online classes.



Matthew Feliz

Feliz teaches courses in modern and contemporary art and film studies at Bryn Mawr College, where he is also the director of the Center for Visual Culture. He has taught at the Barnes and lectured at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on subjects including Spanish art, Latin American art, and the landscapes of Renoir, as well as the art of Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, and Robert Rauschenberg.

Art in Context

Art in Context courses connect works of art to history: What was happening politically, socially, and culturally at the time a piece was made? How did these circumstances shape the artist’s formal choices?