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January 24, 2000


Baltimore, MD - UMBC's Department of Visual Art and Baltimore's Contemporary Museum present Video Art 2000, a day long symposium intended to increase understanding, interest and appreciation of video art. The event will take place on UMBC's campus in room 306 of the Fine Arts Building.

The symposium features presentations by internationally recognized artists, curators and critics. Combining presentations and panel discussions with video screenings, participants will address the development of video from an analog to a digital format. Hosted by Vin Grabill, UMBC's Interim Chair of the Department of Visual Arts and Gary Sangster, Director of the Contemporary, the program is scheduled to include the following panel discussions:

Revisiting History: Video and Analog
Panel discussion featuring William Judson, Curator of Film and Video at the Carnegie Museum of Art; Joan Jonas, artist; and Martha Rosler, artist and Professor of Art Photography, Video and Criticism at Rutgers University.

Exploring New Directions: Video and Digital
Panel discussion featuring Don Ritter, Professor of Art History and Associate Professor of Computer Graphics and Interactive Media at Pratt Institute; Philip Mallory Jones, artist and Professor of Art at Arizona State University; Peter D'Agostino, artist and Professor of Film and Media Arts at Temple University; and Lisa Moren, artist and Professor of Visual Arts at UMBC.

Both of these discussions will be led by Frazer Ward, artist and Assistant Professor of Art History at the Maryland Institute, College of Art.

Following a reception, the four winning videos in the Video Art 2000 competition will be screened. Entrants were asked to submit works that commented on the history and progression of video as art. The winning videos will be installed at the Contemporary Museum from March 6 through June 6, 2000 in the Holliday Street Window Galleries in the Baltimore Street Parking Garage as a component in this survey of contemporary video art.

Registration is required for this symposium.
Pre-registration (Before February 1): $40 general admission, $25 UMBC students and Contemporary Museum members.
Registration (after February 1): $50 general admission; $35 UMBC students and Contemporary Museum members. To register, please call the Contemporary Museum at (410) 783-5720, ext. 102.

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Posted by dwinds1 at January 24, 2000 12:00 AM