PROJECTIONS AT ART ROTTERDAM (ENG)

By Julian Ross

Does video art have a place in art fairs? Bustling with attention-seeking spectacle booth after booth, the moving image sits awkwardly between the pageantry of contemporary art. In a situation where the average visitor time spent per-work is surely less than a few seconds, the potential for time-based platform of video art is rarely fulfilled. Art Rotterdam (5-8 February) cared to amend this bad rep with Projections, an integrated yet separated space within the art fair complex dedicated to the video medium.