• Peter Campus, Andy Mann, Ira Schneider, and Tom Marioni

    Everson Museum of Art

    As a conference, “Video and the Art Museum” at the Everson Museum was unexceptional. The same antagonisms continue to divide the early experimenters (the video underground) from the latecomers who found museum and media recognition; the distribution of creative work remains problematic; and the panel of critics met with a hostility born of fundamental mistrust and a perception of critics and curators as units in a political and economic system that represses the video artist. Perhaps I was overly optimistic to expect this conference to quiet my misgivings about video art. Conferences are to get

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