Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Interview with artist Kwang-Young Chun now online

A video still of the interview with Korean artist Kwang-Young Chun at the UW Art Museum.

The UW Art Museum has recently partnered with UWTV on an exciting new project to record and film interviews with regional, national and international contemporary artists. Every year, the Art Museum brings 5-8 contemporary artists onto campus for exhibitions, hands-on demonstrations and public programs. Now, with the help of UWTV, these artists' words, ideas, inspiration and their unique artistic voice will be captured on video and made available to students, community members, and anyone with Internet access!

The first filmed interview of what will hopefully be many to come, is with Korean artist Kwang-Young Chun, whose work is currently on view at the Art Museum. In this short video Chun explains the ideas behind his work, and it also shows the Art Museum's Education Curator, Wendy Bredehoft, interacting with local junior high students in the gallery.

These interviews provide insight into work and exhibitions that are on view at the Art Museum. Hearing directly from an artist about his or her work is a great way to learn about the art, and maybe gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the work.

The filmed interview with Chun can now be seen on the UW homepage. As the University rotates main features on their website, you may have to click the "refresh" or "reload" button several times until the webpage cycles to the interview.

The next interview that will be made available is James Surls, who talks about his new work that was recently installed in Coe Library.

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