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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: More Openings Than Creative Time Has Staff

by Paddy Johnson Corinna Kirsch and Ian Marshall on June 24, 2013
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With Independence Day on the horizon, it’s no surprise that every New York gallery and museum seems to be opening a new show, hosting a workshop, or putting on an art event. Next week, the art world retreats to the Hamptons. A focus on the collective seems to be the theme of choice this summer, be it collective practice at Klaus Von Nichtssagend, collective movement at the EFA, or simply an art collective at the Brooklyn Museum.

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David Bowie Collaborates with Tony Oursler on New Single

by Paddy Johnson on January 8, 2013
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Tony Oursler’s still making his creepy video-face heads, and they’ve escaped their art fair home. Now he’s worked to made the music video for David Bowie’s new single “Where Are We Now?” , in which Bowie’s already perfectly satisfying head is put on one of Oursler’s dolls.

The news here isn’t Bowie’s questionable taste in collaborators, though; it’s that David Bowie has returned from a ten year absence and will release a new studio album on March 12th. To make the news extra press friendly, he’s released this news on his 66th birthday. This single isn’t making us overly excited about the news, but thanks to his previous body of work—30 albums in total, including, hello, Ziggy Stardust—I think we’ll let this one go. Happy birthday!

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Armory Show Bingo: The More Things Change…

by Will Brand on March 9, 2012
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Good news: your Armory Bingo cards from last year are apparently still valid. Without changing a single square, we had Bingo within half an hour of walking in the door. The basic trend for Armory Show art—stuff cats like, like mirrors and motion and bright lights—is alive and well, and a few of last year’s micro-trends managed some unexpected longevity. We break down how well each trend square did this year, with pictures.

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