Christine Van Assche is a contemporary art historian, specializing in audiovisual art. As the Chief Curator at Centre Pompidou between 1982 and 2013, she built up the institution’s first video and new media art collection, featuring 1,600 works including those by David Claerbout, James Coleman, Stan Douglas, Valie Export, Esther Ferrer, Jean-Luc Godard, Douglas Gordon, Mona Hatoum, Pierre Huyghe, Isaac Julien, Mike Kelley, Chris Marker, Tony Oursler, Nam June Paik, Pipilotti Rist, etc. She curated a number of thematic exhibitions such as Passages des l’image in 1990, Sonic Process in 2000, Vidéo, un art, une histoir that toured internationally between 2005 and 2012, Une vision du monde. La collection des Lemaître in 2006, Video Vintage in 2012 and 2013, as well as numerous solo exhibitions accompanied by catalogs devoted to artists such as Nam June Paik, Tony Oursler, Mona Hatoum, Johan Grimonprez, Douglas Gordon, James Coleman, Chris Marker, Bruce Nauman, Pierre Huyghe, Ugo Rondinone, Isaac Julien, among others.
February 24th, 2016