Female Iconoclasts: Shigeko Kubota, the Mother of Video Art, Adam Hencz, δημοσίευση στο Artland MagazineMarilena Pateraki
“I’m a sculptor. I want to make video, but I also want to make objects. The video part is my mirror for my memory, or my life, but the object is creating my creation.”
Shigeko Kubota in 1983
Shigeko Kubota, now frequently referred to as ‘the mother of video art‘, was a New York-based visual artist, curator, and writer from Japan, as well as a key figure of the Fluxus movement in New York City. Best known for her Vagina Painting performance from the 1960s, her video sculptures and signature series Duchampania integrating video into three-dimensional structures have become icons of the development of the moving image throughout the twentieth century.
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