The Easel

Why Video Is the Art Form of the Moment

Calling video the “art form of the moment” is probably over-stating it. Still, something is happening. Critical recognition is getting easier for video artists, judging by recent Turner Prize nominees. Collectors are still cautious – that may well change now that museums are more actively collecting.  New digital technologies are allowing the creation of immersive, interactive environments, a possible future competitor to the cinema.