Hammer Video Library
- Vito Acconci Seedbed 1972 Photo documentation. Courtesy Gladstone Gallery, New York. ©Vito Acconci.
- Martha Rosler Still from If It's Too Bad To Be True, It Could Be DISINFORMATION 1985 Color video. 16:26 min. Courtesy of the artist.
- Bill Viola Still from The Space Between the Teeth 1976 Videotape, color, and mono sound. Courtesy Bill Viola Studio; photo by Kira Perov.
- Gordon Matta-Clark Still from Freshkill 1972 Color film. 12:56 min. Courtesy the Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark and David Zwirner, New York.
- William Wegman Still from Deodorant 1972 Black and white video with sound. 1 min. Courtesy of the artist.
- Chris Burden Still from Shoot 1971 Video with sound. 4 min. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills.
PLEASE NOTE: THE VIDEO LIBRARY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION.
Dedicated to the study of video art, the Video Library features seminal works from the late 1960s to the present, including works by artists such as Vito Acconci, Chris Burden, Isaac Jullien, Erik van Lieshout, Gordon Matta-Clark, Bruce Nauman, Pipilotti Rist, and Martha Rosler. In addition to works of video art, the Hammer Video library also includes selections of past Hammer public programs, and documents discussions, readings, and conversations with Stanley Crouch, Joan Didion, Art Spiegelman, David Foster Wallace, and others. The Library is available to all visitors during regular Museum hours. Visitors may select and request videos in the bookstore.
The Hammer Video Library is available for use by all Museum visitors and further functions as a study and teaching resource
for UCLA students and faculty. To receive a list of video works available or to schedule an appointment please
Some videos are courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
The Video Library and Viewing Room is made possible through a gift from Eileen and Michael Cohen and Art for Arts Sake.