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Understanding Video Art

Art in Context

Tuesdays, April 16 – May 7, 6 – 8pm

Bill Viola. The Greeting (detail), 1995. Performers: Angela Black, Suzanne Peters, Bonnie Snyder

$200; members $180

(4 classes)

About the Class

Get ready for our summer exhibition, I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like: The Art of Bill Viola, with this short 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 working with video and learn about key works and the theories behind them. We will also look at the complex relationship between video art and popular culture.

Capacity: 50

Bill Viola. The Greeting, 1995. Performers: Angela Black, Suzanne Peters, Bonnie Snyder


Matthew Feliz

Feliz teaches art history at Bryn Mawr College, offering courses in modern and contemporary art. He has also taught at the Barnes and lectured on a wide range of subjects at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, including Spanish art, Latin American art, and the landscapes of Renoir, as well as the art of Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, and Robert Rauschenberg.