Peter Campus - Video Ergo Sum
Feb 14, 2017 — May 28, 2017
Jeu de Paume
1, Place de la Concorde
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American artist Peter Campus (born in 1937 in New York) is one of the most influential pioneers of video art, along with artists like Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Joan Jonas, Vito Acconci and Bill Viola. The latter helped Campus install his first major exhibition at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse (NY) in 1974. Throughout his career, Peter Campus has produced videos, installations, and a large body of photographic work. In his recent video work, he makes use of digital techniques to work on the image, pixel by pixel, rather like a painter. Using an extremely high-definition digital camera, Peter Campus pursues his current work. A large number of his works are featured in some of the world’s greatest contemporary art museums.
The exhibition Video ergo sum—the artist’s first solo exhibition in France—retraces the artist’s career, starting with the experimental video art from the 1970s to his more recent video production.
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