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Early women artists' video art in Italy: an overview.

Leuzzi, Laura


Laura Leuzzi


This article examines the role of Italian women artists in the setting up of video art initiatives in Italy. It begins by comparing it to the situation in the UK and the experience of Elaine Shemilt (see Felicity Sparrow's interview in n.paradoxa, vol.34). The discussion highlights the work of artists, Anna Valeria Borsari; Ketty La Rocca; Maud Ceriotti, Federica Marangoni and Lola Bonora, founder of Centro Video Arte in 1973. The article is based on first-hand interviews with key players and original archival research. It comes out of Leuzzi's work on two AHRC funded projects: REWINDItalia and Early Women's Video Art (EWVA).


LEUZZI, L. 2016. Early women artists' video art in Italy: an overview. n.paradoxa [online], 38: polemics / contestations, pages 66-73. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 31, 2016
Online Publication Date Jul 31, 2016
Publication Date Jul 31, 2016
Deposit Date Jul 9, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jul 9, 2021
Journal n.paradoxa
Print ISSN 1461-0434
Electronic ISSN 1461-0434
Publisher KT Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 38
Pages 66-73
Keywords Video art; Women artists; Italy
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LEUZZI 2016 Early women artist's video art (375 Kb)

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