18:00 - 21:00, Thursday 9 January 2014
Lethaby Gallery, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C 4AA
British Artists’ Film and Video Study Collection invites you to a party and open evening and the launch of the new edition of A History of Video Art (Bloomsbury, 2013) by Chris Meigh-Andrews.
With the Study Collection’s move to the purpose-built Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection in 2011, its scope has been extended to include non-UK artists, and the work of sorting and cataloguing has continued. A new, more fully-searchable catalogue is planned to go on-line within the next 12 months. This evening is an opportunity to visit the Collection in its new home, to see its research facilities, and to celebrate the launch of Chris Meigh-Andrews’s book.
A History of Video Art is a revised and expanded edition of the 2006 original, which extends the scope of the first edition, incorporating a wider range of artists and works from across the globe and explores and examines developments in the genre of artists’ video from the mid 1990s up to the present day.
The book will be available to purchase at a discounted price on the evening from Luminous Books.
On display will be some video works featured in the book, together with examples of the different kinds of material held in the collection.
Banner image: Three Transitions Peter Campus, 1973