ASU Art Museum Presents the U.S. Premiere of Breathing is Free: 12,756.3; New Work by Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba

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ASU Art Museum in Tempe Remains at the Forefront of Video Art with New Video Art Initiative

Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau

Our Moving Targets initiative highlights the importance of having dedicated programs for video art

The ASU Art Museum in Tempe continues to present important video artists at benchmark points in their career. In keeping with this mission, ASU Art Museum is pleased to present the U.S. premiere of Breathing is Free: 12,756.3; New Work by Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, created by internationally known video artist Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba.

Breathing is Free: 12,756.3 is an important addition to the ongoing Moving Targets video art initiative of the ASU Art Museum. "Our Moving Targets initiative highlights the importance of having dedicated programs for video art," says Curator John Spiak. "With its rapid advancements and easy accessibility, video has become a way more people can be involved with creating and appreciating art."

Moving Targets builds on the museum's long history of exploring the role of new media in the arts. Since 1995, the ASU Art Museum in Tempe has presented 26 dedicated video exhibitions and the work of more than 100 video artists in exhibitions, including Bill Viola, Shirin Neshat, Gary Hill, Pipilotti Rist, Jim Campbell, Nam Jun Paik, Cao Fei, and Alex Bag, in addition to many emerging video artists' first solo and U.S exhibitions.

Additional programming includes I'm Keeping An Eye on You, curated by John Spiak for Aqua Art Miami exhibiting at ASU Art Museum in September 2009; the 13th Annual Short Film and Video Festival, screening at the museum on April 18, 2009; and the Video Outreach program, which works with high schools to actively participate at the museum and in their classrooms by studying and creating their own video art projects.

A popular tourist destination, Tempe is host to many other annual arts events at Arizona State University and venues such as Tempe Center for the Arts and Mill Avenue.

About Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau is a non-profit organization devoted to marketing Tempe, Arizona as a desirable visitor and group destination site. The Tempe Convention and Visitors Bureau's mission is to also provide visitors, media professionals and meeting planners with information on Tempe attractions and entertainment, hotels and restaurants. To learn more about Tempe, Arizona please call 480-894-8158 or 800-283-6734 or visit us at http://www.tempecvb.com.

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