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Barbara London, Champion of Video and Sound Art, Is Leaving MOMA

by Hannah Garner on September 19, 2013
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After 43 years, Barbara London is leaving MoMA on October first. Over the course of her career as associate curator of Media and Performance Art, she has guided us over the expanding landscape of new media.

Her career began in the 70s when she founded the museum’s video collection, introducing works by Nam June Paik, Laurie Anderson, and Lynda Benglis. Over the years, she has consistently exhibited new work by Chinese and Japanese artists and pioneered Internet art at MoMA: in 2001 she produced the museum’s first website art commission, Tony Oursler’s Timestream, and in 1997 created Stir-Fry, a multimedia site mapping emerging media art in China. London has made a career of championing media and sound art, forms that continue to pose institutional challenges.

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This Week’s Must See Art Events: Grab the Popcorn Edition

by The AFC Staff on August 12, 2013
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August suffers from a lull in gallery openings, so you can anticipate plenty of film and performance listings from us for the rest of the month. This week we recommend checking out some of the Lord of the Rings at MoMA (yes, you read that right), a film about land artist Andy Goldsworthy at Storm King, and the last of Shaun Krupa’s performances at the Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery. Sound also emerges as a theme this week, with a performance by Ganjatronics at Clocktower Gallery and the launch of the Soundings event programming at MoMA.

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