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Monday, June 30, 2014

A New Video Vision @Women's Museum in the Arts

Welcome to this week's Monday Must-See post. On Mondays, The Prices Do DC will offer an entry about some current exhibit in DC you should see. Sometimes, we will write the post. Sometimes, it will be taken from another publication. But no matter who is the writer, we believe it will showcase an exhibit you shouldn't miss. 

Kathryn Wat was never a huge fan of video art exhibits, until she was asked to curate one.
As chief curator of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Wat has seen many video art installations in her travels, and her chief complaint is that the clips are often mind-numbingly long. Her second is that after each reel finally ends, viewers stumble along in the dark until they reach the next glowing screen.
“I really don’t like it when a video exhibit feels like it’s just a series of darkened rooms,” Wat said. And as to the long, drawn-out clip problem, she added, “I have curated this exhibit to suit my own attention span.”
The result is the landmark exhibit “Total Art: Contemporary Video,” which opened earlier this month at the museum in Northwest Washington. It is the museum’s first all-video exhibit, and an occasion that marks the unveiling of several new acquisitions.
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