In conjunction with the release of her book Video/Art: The First Fifty Years, former MoMA curator Barbara London, who founded the Museum’s video program in the 1970s, presents an evening of video and media works from the collection. The program channels the book’s survey of video—from an emerging technology to an art form animated by critical and formal concerns within a tight-knit community of makers, engineers, and curators, and finally into installation– and its transformative impact on contemporary culture. Videos by Nam June Paik, Steina and Woody Vasulka, David Bowie, Joan Jonas, Shigeko Kubota, and others reflect the medium’s engagement with music and performance, and its flourishing across international avant-gardes—which London played a seminal role in articulating via MoMA’s collection, exhibitions, and screening programs that have impacted several generations of audiences, scholars, and artists.
An Evening with Barbara London
Mon, Jan 20, 2020, 7:00 p.m. MoMA
Mon, Jan 20, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
MoMA, Floor T2/T1, Theater 2
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2