An Evening With Barbara London

An Evening with Barbara London
Monday, January 20

MoMA, 11 W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019

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Join Seeing Sound curator Barbara London in celebrating the release of her book Video/Art: The First Fifty Years on Monday, January 20 at MoMA, New York.

Seeing Sound challenges the private quality of our contemporary sonic experience and places visitors in immersive encounters with sound as art. Instead of relying on headphones and earbuds, which isolate the listener, the artworks in the exhibition create expansive sonic landscapes.

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Image caption: Samson Young, Muted Situation #2: Muted Lion Dance, 2014, instruction score, video. (Production Still) © Samson Young. Image courtesy the artist. Photo Credit: Dennis Man Wing Leung.

January 20, 2020

MoMA, 11 W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019


Barbara London

Barbara London is a curator and writer who founded the video and media exhibition and collection programs at The Museum of Modern Art, where she worked between 1973 and 2013. The exhibitions London organized include one-person shows with media pioneers Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Steina Vasulka, Joan Jonas, Shigeko Kubota, Peter Campus, Gary Hill, and Laurie Anderson. She was the first U.S. curator to showcase the work of Asian artists Zhang Peili, Song Dong, Teiji Furuhashi, Feng Mengbo, and Yang Fudong. Her thematic projects have included Video from Tokyo to Fukui and Kyoto; New Video from China; Anime!; Looking at Music, parts 1-3; Music Video: the Industry and Its Fringes; and Soundings: A Contemporary Score at MoMA. She also organized the Media City Seoul exhibition in 2000. London was the first to integrate the Internet as part of curatorial practice. This includes Stir-fry (1994); Internyet (1998); and ( (1999.) London’s book Video/Art, the First Fifty Years will be published by Phaidon in January 2020. Her writings have appeared in numerous catalogs and publications, including ArtForum, Yishu, Leonardo, Art Asia Pacific, Art in America, Modern Painter, and Image Forum. London has been an adjunct professor in the Graduate Art Department at Yale for ten years. Her honors include: Getty Research Institute scholar, 2016; a Courage Award by Eyebeam, 2016; Gertrude Contemporary Residency, Melbourne, 2012; Dora Maar House Residency, Menerbes, 2010; a CEC Artslink award in Poland, 2003; a Japanese government Bunkacho Fellowship, 1992-93; and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, 1988-89. 

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