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Barbara London

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Barbara London is a curator, writer and consultant who founded the video exhibition and collection programs at The Museum of Modern Art, where she worked between 1973 and 2013. The exhibitions she organized include one-person shows with Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Steina Vasulka, Joan Jonas, Shigeko Kubota, Peter Campus, Gary Hill, VALIE EXPORT, Steve McQueen, 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!; Automatic Update; Looking at Music, parts 1-3; Music Video: the Industry and Its Fringes; and Soundings: A Contemporary Score at MoMA. Ms. London was the first to integrate the Internet as part of curatorial practice. This includes Stir-fry (1994); Internyet (1998); and dot.jp (http://www.moma.org/dotjp/) (1999.) She is adjunct professor in the Yale Graduate Department of Fine Art, a consultant with the Kadist Foundation, is completing a book that Phaidon will be released fall 2019.

 

Last update 2nd October 2018