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Última palabra de un pionero del arte conceptual

Revista Contexto - June 26th, 2017

"La publicación de un libro de conversaciones con Jaime Davidovich, fallecido en 2016, devuelve a la actualidad a esta figura seminal en el desarrollo de la televisión por cable e incansable creador conceptual."

JAIME DAVIDOVICH: AVANT-GARDE ADVENTURES FROM BUENOS AIRES TO SOHO AND BEYOND

Colección Cisneros - May 3rd, 2017

“To celebrate the release of the book Jaime Davidovich in conversation with/en conversación con Daniel R. Quiles, the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) will present the panel discussion Jaime Davidovich: Avant-Garde Adventures from Buenos Aires to SoHo and Beyond, related to the publication at The Museum of Modern Art’s Celeste Bartos Theater.”

THE AVANT-GARDE VIDEOS OF JAIME DAVIDOVICH

Colección Cisneros - April 19th, 2017

“Jaime Davidovich was an integral part of the SoHo-based experimental art scene of the 1970s and 1980s, and worked in a broad variety of media throughout his long career, including video, painting, and installation. He is perhaps best known, though, as a pioneer in public access cable television, as exemplified by his creation of The Live! Show (1979–1984).”

Jaime davidovich: el artista que desafió con la tv a los guardianes de la cultura

La Nación - September 1, 2016

"Pionero absoluto en la utilización del video como soporte, Davidovich es recordado por su personaje "Dr. Videovich", anfitrión ficcional de un show de cable ( The Live! Show) que fue emitido por CableSoho entre 1979 y 1984. "

Muere Jaime Davidovich, un artista de artistas

El País - September 1, 2016

"Una cabeza privilegiada, cuya imaginación desbordaba su propia obra y se expandía entre la de otros artistas contemporáneos. Fue un experimentador en arte y tecnología, una figura seminal en el naciente mundo del video art de finales de la década de 1960. Y, sin duda, un pionero en utilizar la televisión con fines creativos, muy a principios de la década siguiente."

Jaime Davidovich, Artist Whose Videos Bypassed the ‘Gatekeepers of Culture,’ Dies at 79

The New York Times - August 30, 2016

"Jaime Davidovich, an Argentine-born conceptual artist who brought the downtown New York art scene to television viewers in the early 1980s on his cable-access program “The Live! Show,” died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 79."

JAIME DAVIDOVICH (1936-2016)

Artforum - August 27, 2016

"I like to think that if Jaime had lived to see our present moment of crisis, he would have known what to do: Start with a simple drawing, maybe, as he did of Reagan in 1984. Live on TV, an audience watching, this was Jaime’s political commitment: understated, collaborative, a break from our regularly scheduled programming."

Call/voca talk: jaime davidovich

Voca Network - May 15, 2016

"As he once said of his art on videotape, the idea was to follow in the footsteps of Marcel Duchamp. But rather than putting a urinal in a museum, he said, “we’re putting a museum in a urinal.”

The tape artist: Jaime Davidovich at Threewalls

Chicago Tribune - March 19, 2015

"It is worth being reminded of what made a medium exciting when it was still new. That it is again a space of promise and reach for young artists begs the question: When will Netflix take notice?"

Los inicios del arte participativo a traves de la tecnologia

La Cultura Social - Semptember 3rd, 2014

“En la Tate han ido un poco más allá con el proyecto After Dark, ampliamente difundido en la prensa. Durante 5 noches de agosto un robot de última tecnología se paseó por las salas cerradas de la Tate,…”

‘Wooster Enterprises, 1976-78’

The New York Times - August 9th, 2012

“Wooster Enterprises, conceived as a combination design studio and retail outlet, mostly for paper products, was established in SoHo in 1976 by two smart (and still active) multimedia artists, Jaime Davidovich and Judith Henry, with an enthusiastic assist from the Fluxus founder artist George Maciunas and the Fluxus fellow travelers Geoffrey Hendericks, Yoko Ono and Robert Watts.”

Jaime davidovich Re: Play

The Brooklyn Rail - August 1st, 2012

"While Davidovich’s texturally rich, discombobulating work feels secure within the video canon, perhaps even somewhat casually pioneering, it is the artist’s playful relationship with television that resonates most intensely today as something both prescient and current."

MENTIONS 


The Avant-Garde Art That Was Made for TV

Artsy - January 23rd. 2019

In the 20th century, television became an important outlet for the boldest artists among us, who co-opted broadcast cable to experiment with new technologies, subvert the coded social messages promoted through media, and amplify their own public image—all efforts that are still top-of-mind in the 21st century.

How Photography Developed Argentina’s Modern Identity

Hyperallergic - January 18, 2018

"No other individual image reveals photography’s role in constructing Argentina’s identity more than that of Eva Duarte de Perón, or Evita, as she is commonly referred to...Jaime Davidovich’s video work “Evita, Then and Now: A Video Scrapbook” (1984) documents how Evita’s image was controlled by the government and the ways her image was manipulated by the media."

Getty features Jewish photographers in Argentina exhibition

Jewish Journal - September 13, 2017

"Keller said that Davidovich, who died last year at 79, was well-known for his experimental work in video, film and TV. “We hope that by exhibiting some of his photographic work, he will become better known for his photography,” she said. “He was commissioned fairly often in the 1970s to do installation art, which was becoming a new practice at that time. … What we’re exhibiting in our show are … black-and-white images of these installations.”

Columbia University Organizes New Triennial for Artists Based in Upper Manhattan

Artforum - May 22, 2017

"Maximilíano Durón of Artnews reports that the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University in New York is launching “Uptown,” a contemporary art triennial that will showcase works by artists who are known for living or working in upper Manhattan...“Uptown” opens June 2 and will be held through August 20. Its inaugural edition will feature sixty-six artists, including Sanford Biggers, Jaime Davidovich, Julie Mehretu, and Nari Ward."

Columbia University Starts ‘Uptown’ Triennial for Artists Living and Working in Upper Manhattan

Artnews - May 22, 2017

"The Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University in New York will present a new triennial of contemporary art, called “Uptown,” this summer. “Uptown,” which runs from June 2 through August 20, will present the work of 66 artists who live or maintain studios north of 99th Street in New York City."

The artists we lost in 2016

Artsy - December 20th, 2016

"While these trailblazing artists are no longer with us, their creative spirits live on in the work they left behind, which, collectively, will continue to inspire generations of artists after them."

5 Old-school nyc video artists you should know (and follow)

Hyperallergic - April 18th, 2014

“Looking back at Davidovich’s videos, it almost seems like the “videokitsch” style that he developed laid the groundwork for what we now call the “new aesthetic.”