Video Green examines the art boom of Los Angeles driven by high-profile graduate programs in the late 1990s. Probing the surface of the critical terms in vogue, Chris Kraus makes a brilliant chronicle of how the city of Los Angeles it was transformed, suddenly, into the epicenter of the international art world and into a microcosm of the broader culture. Why is Los Angeles so completely divorced from other realities of the city? An intelligent, analytical and sharp book, Video Green, is the art world of Los Angeles, what Mythologies, by Roland Barthes went to the society of the show: the live autopsy of a ghost town.
This edition of Video Green by Chris Kraus is special. It has an artistic intervention, Marcapáginas by the artist Maider López, which comes from a quote from the book. From a reflection on the fetishism of objects, Maider López’s proposal consists of collecting memories that we use daily as bookmarks. Thanks to the participation of hundreds of people, different evocations to their personal daily life, they are included in each printed volume.