The AP has just made 1 million minutes of archival footage available on the Internet. What kind of art stuff is in there?

The Associated Press, in conjunction with British Movietone, has just released a huge amount of video footage from their archive spanning a range of global topics. 

Included in the release are a number of videos related to the arts, including this one from 1974 about a Sotheby’s auction of work by Andy Warhol:

There are several hundred more art videos included in the newly available archive and one of the great things about them is that they were produced with a general audience in mind so they can be used in a wide variety of educational settings. 

Video: Lecture by Fred Wilson

Video: It’s Nam June Paik’s Birthday

 Today is the birthday of pioneering video artist Nam June Paik. To celebrate, we are posting the Tateshots episode that focused on him. Enjoy!

The Prix Net Art is Back

The Prix Net Art is back to award $10,000 to an artist who is making significant contributions to art with Internet based works. 

Here is the official announcement:

Chronus Art Center, Rhizome, and TASML are pleased to announce the second edition of the Prix Net Art, a $10,000 prize for net art. The prize will recognize the future promise of an artist making outstanding work on the internet, as demonstrated by past achievement. A second distinction prize of $5,000 will also be awarded. Awards are made on a no-strings-attached basis, acknowledging excellent artists who remain committed to working online. Nominations are now open, and guidelines available at THE CALL FOR NOMINATIONS. The winners will be selected by a jury of three international judges: Josephine Bosma, Chrissie Iles, and Domenico Quaranta.    

More info is available at http://prix-netart.org.

Check out the Art Resources Project Flipboard Magazine

Art Resources Project has its own magazine on Flipboard. This is place where I collect some of my favorite art-related articles from around the Internet. If you are a fan of the Reading Lists that we do, then check this out!

Video: A new Tateshots featuring John Akomfrah

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