David Askevold | the artist
The artist David Askevold
Born Mrach 30 1940, Conrad, Montana, Canada.
Died Jan 23 2008, Nova Scotia, .
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The photographs David Askevold developed for his exhibition at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions are based on images taken by the artist throughout Nova Scotia, Iceland, and Germany, and expand his continuing investigation of landscape…
Askevold was also a highly influential teacher at schools in Canada and the United States. In 1975, he was the popular choice to replace Bas Jan Ader (who had gone missing at sea) at the University of California and he was also a key figure in the 1970s post-minimal heyday at CalArts. As an instructor at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Askevold developed and led the legendary Projects Class that is still widely regarded as a radical innovation in contemporary art instruction…
In much of Askevold's video art, documentary video footage is either raw or edited to look raw so that, as his verbal program is followed, no attempt is made to assiduously "corral" the material into a set of fixed meanings…
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