Barbara London

What about the future? How a museum exhibits, acquires, catalogs, and upholds aesthetic intention when art is intangible. - US Keynote Lecture

Curator Barbara London founded The Museum of Modern Art’s media exhibition and collection programs and has guided them over a long pioneering career. Her recent activity includes Through the Weeping Glass with the Quay Brothers at the Mutter Museum; and at MoMA Soundings (2013); Looking at Music 3.0, exploring the influence of music on contemporary art practices, focusing on New York in the 1980s and 1990s. Her other projects have included Mirage, an installation by Joan Jonas;  Looking at Music: Side 2, featuring the 1970s and such artists as Patti Smith, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kathy Acker, Richard Hell, and Blondie;   Looking at Music with 1965/1976 work by Nam June Paik, John Cage, Yoko Ono, Laurie Anderson and others (2008), Automatic Update with installations by Cory Arcangel, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Paul Pfeiffer, and Xu Bing (2007); River of Crime (2006), a community on-line project with the Residents;  and a series of Web projects undertaken in China, Stir-fry; Russia, InterNyet; and Japan, dot.jp. She has written and lectured widely.

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