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Beryl Korot – Florence (2008-09)

Beryl Korot is a pioneer of video art since the early 1970’s. She was co-editor of Radical Software (1970), the first publication to discuss the possibilities of the new video medium, as well as Video Art (1976). Her first multiple channel works (Dachau 1974 and Text and Commentary) were seen, by 1980, at such diverse venues as The Kitchen (1975), Leo Castelli Gallery (1977), Dokumenta 6 (1977)  and The Whitney Museum (1980, 2002) among other places and continue to be exhibited. Dachau 1974 is in the Kramlich Collection and part of the New Art Trust. Her painted text based handwoven canvases in an original language were exhibited in 1986 at the John Weber Gallery and in 1990 at the Carnegie Museum (Points of Departure). Two video/music collaborations with Steve Reich (The Cave  1993 and Three Tales in 2002) brought video installation art into a theatrical context.  Both works continue to be performed and have been installed, apart from live performances, at such venues as The Whitney Museum, The Carnegie Museum, the Reina Sofia, the Dusseldorf Kunsthalle  and ZKM. Since 2003 she has been creating a new body of video and print work on view at the Aldrich Museum from June, 2010 to January, 2011.  She is a Guggenheim Fellow and has received numerous grants for her work from the NEA, NYSCA, and most recently from Anonymous Was a Woman (2008).