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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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The Glowing Ass Forest and Other Highlights from the Dependent Fair

by Will Brand on March 14, 2012
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Last year, I wrote that “despite the chaos, it's difficult to see the Dependent as anything but a success.” This year, I'm willing to go a bit further: The Dependent Art Fair was, hands-down, the most interesting, highest-quality fair in town.

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Art Fag City at The L Magazine: The Best and Worst Exhibitions of 2011

by Paddy Johnson on December 21, 2011
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This week at the L Magazine I’ve put together a list of the best and worst exhibitions that stretches the term “exhibition” well beyond its intended use. That’s okay; art is not easily categorized. As for reflections, this was a good year for art. A lot of much needed change is here and on the horizon. From Occupy Wall Street, to ArtPrize, to Hennessy Youngman’s youtube channel, 2011 is the year art’s started to unravel a little.

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IMG MGMT: ARTSCENTER TALKSOURCE

by Dushko Petrovich and Roger White on May 10, 2011
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Here at AFC we’ve often asked ourselves the question, What Does Art Criticism need? According to Roger White and Dushko Petrovich true transformation of the form will involve paywalls, platinum memberships and critiscope experience. Put your art visors on because you’re about to experience ARTSCENTER TALKSOURCE (the proposal).

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Art Fag City at The L Magazine: Lynda Benglis’s Happy Dildos and Sexy Foam

by Paddy Johnson on March 16, 2011
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“Feminism has had a much greater influence on art than we think,” a friend told me recently at The New Museum’s Lynda Benglis show (through June 19). Her comment was prompted by how fresh some of the 40-plus-years-old work looked, though I wondered if there was a sufficiently consistent aesthetic to feminist art-making to draw such a conclusion. After all, what does feminist art look like?

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