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The Broad MSU Announces a 50-Year Survey of Video Art, One of Michael Rush’s Final Shows

Steina and Woody Vasulka, Golden Voyage, 1973, video. COURTESY ELECTRONIC ARTS INTERMIX (EAI), NEW YORK

Steina and Woody Vasulka, Golden Voyage, 1973, video.COURTESY ELECTRONIC ARTS INTERMIX (EAI), NEW YORK

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University announced today that, in October, it will present “Moving Time: Video Art at 50, 1965-2015,” one of founding director Michael Rush’s final shows before his death in March. The exhibition will take up two floors of the museum, located in East Lansing, Michigan, and will feature work by Nam June Paik, Andy Warhol, Joan Jonas, Harun Farocki, and emerging artists.

Rush, who also served as director at the Rose Art Museum when Brandeis University tried to deaccession that museum’s collection, was known for his writing about video art. His book Video Art, written in 2003 and now in its second edition, remains one of the definitive books about the medium.

Because Rush died while the exhibition was still in the planning stages, Caitlín Doherty will curate “Moving Time.” “Video pervades our daily lives as never before and so now, it is perhaps more important than ever to distinguish video art as an art form and celebrate the artists who use it to explore the world we live in,” Doherty said in a statement to the press. “We hope this exhibition both honors our Founding Director Michael Rush’s vision and provides our visitors with insight into a medium that proliferates throughout the art world today.”

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