Posts Tagged ‘Peter Campus’

Vitamin A: David Haxton’s “Painting Room Lights”

In which one of our art critics highlights a favorite work on view in a local gallery.
A couple months ago, when the Smithsonian American Art Museum unveiled its video game show,  a little gallery next to the exhibit was closed for installation. The latest installation of "Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the [...]

Washington Project for the Arts’ Experiment-y Movie Series

Last night, the Washington Project for the Arts presented its Experimental Media Series at the Hirshhorn to a large crowd, and just like years past, it was like watching a kid play with a lighter and an aerosol can.
Sure, the kid is experimenting, but there are only a few predictable outcomes: a blaze of glory, something [...]

Rediscovering Paik: A Chat With Smithsonian Curator John G. Hanhardt

Given the recent opening of an exhibition of Nam June Paik's work at the National Gallery of Art, as well as the long-term commitment to media art the Smithsonian American Art Museum has made its Watch This! exhibition, I thought now would be a good time to talk with SAAM's senior curator for media arts, John G. [...]