Converse with a Conservator | Video & Performance Art with Dan Finn

  • On Thursday, October 8, 2020, Smithsonian American Art Museum media conservator Dan Finn discussed the preservation of video and performance art. Explore how these challenges have influenced the broader evolution of time-based media artwork and conservation. Excerpts from two video artworks appear in this program for educational purposes:

    Girl, Simone Leigh, Chitra Ganesh, My Dreams, My Works Must Wait Till After Hell, 2011, single-channel digital video, color, sound; 7:14 minutes, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Samuel and Blanche Koffler Acquisition Fund. © Girl (Simone Leigh and Chitra Ganesh).

    Nam June Paik, 9/23/69: Experiment with David Atwood, 1969, single-channel video, color, sound; 80:00 minutes, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Nam June Paik Archive; Gift of the Artist's Estate, NJP.1.VID.1, © Nam June Paik Estate.

    Media Series