The Kunsthaus Zurich has been collecting video art continuously since 1979. Video art is here understood as an independent, creative medium; consequently documentary and commercial productions are seldom represented. However, the library collects video documentaries on modern art.
The Collection holds works of exceptional international import – from the medium’s pioneering days in the sixties all the way through to the video boom of today, the Collection has works by internationally renowned artists as well as a cross-section of Swiss video productions.
Artists represented include: Vito Acconci, John Baldessari, Joseph Beuys, Sophie Calle, Fischli/Weiss, Dan Graham, Gary Hill, Hubbard / Birchler, Christian Marclay, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Arnulf Rainer and Dieter Roth, Pipilotti Rist, Richard Serra, Roman Signer, and Bill Viola.
An overview of works held by the Collection can be found in the Collection Volume 20 of the Kunsthaus Zurich: «Artist Videos : Development and Significance», ed. Ursula Perucchi-Petri, Stuttgart: Cantz 1996.
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