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On women's video art in the context of Yugoslavia, 1969-1991.

Blackwood, Jon

Authors

Jon Blackwood



Contributors

Laura Leuzzi
Editor

Elaine Shemilt
Editor

Stephen Partridge
Editor

Abstract

Written from our vantage point, the categories of ‘Yugoslavia’ and ‘video art’ are historical. Having grown up in the 1980s with video art as the most contemporary of the new art practices, and with Yugoslavia seemingly a permanent fixture on the map of Europe, the author finds this a strange essay to have to write. But the awful dissolution of Yugoslavia in the 1990s into squabbling fragmentary kleptocracies, and the swamping of video by the emergence of digital cultures and their attendant technologies, makes this perhaps a timely moment from which to consider the key role played by women artists and cultural workers in the emergence of video technology from the late 1960s, right through to the post-Yugoslav present.

Publication Date Aug 1, 2019
Publisher John Libbey Publishing
Book Title EWVA: European women's video art in the 70s and 80s.
ISBN 9780861967346
Institution Citation BLACKWOOD, J. 2019. On women's video art in the context of Yugoslavia, 1969-1991. In Leuzzi, L., Shemilt, E. and Partridge, S. (eds.) EWVA: European women's video art in the 70s and 80s. East Barnet: John Libbey Publishing.
Keywords Yugoslavia; Video art; Women; Artists; Contemporary artists; Performance; Contemporary visual culture
Publisher URL http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?products_id=809486

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