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I Have a Friend Who Knows Someone Who Bought a Video, Once

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The act of collecting artists films and videos poses undoubtedly interesting questions and it implies delving into a complex terrain that is at once unregulated and vital. Having its starting point in the most pressing debates surrounding the moving image, this book results from team working and years’ worth investigation to promote video art and its production, while opening up the way to LOOP Barcelona’s 15th edition.

In a market that constantly demands for materiality, video and film are perceived as ephemeral and often regarded with suspicion by some private collectors and galleries. While escaping the traditional definition of “unique objects” and qualifying as “misfit creations”, they get dismissed by the market as something that cannot be monetized. In drawing a historical trajectory that encompasses the introduction of the moving image into public museums first, and private collections later, this publication simultaneously deals with issues related to the acquisition, production, distribution, display and conservation of time-based art.

Authors
Erika Balsom, Giselle Beiguelman, Erick Beltrán, Manuel Borja-Villel, Haro Cumbusyan, Keren Cytter, Egbert Dommering, Marc and Josée Gensollen, Carles Guerra, Jean-Conrad Lemaître, Barbara London, Han Nefkens, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Alain Servais, Julia Stoschek, sandra Terdjman, Elena Vozmediano, Lori Zippay
Preface
LOOP Barcelona
Edited by
LOOP Barcelona, Mousse Publishing
Published by
Mousse Publishing
With the contribution of
Generalitat de Catalunya, Departament de Cultura and Ajuntament de Barcelona
Publication date
June 2016
Languages
English
Pages
160
Dimensions and weight
21 x 15,5 cm; 250gr
Price
18 €
ISBN
9788867492190