Barbara London (curator)

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Barbara London is an American curator, writer, and sound art advocate best known for founding the video collection at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). London founded the museum's video collection with works by Nam June Paik, Laurie Anderson, and Lynda Benglis.[1]

London studied at Hiram College, graduating with a BA in 1968, and then studied Islamic art at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts, receiving an MA in 1972.[2]

She joined the staff at MoMa in 1970 as a program assistant, was a curatorial assistant from 1974 to 1977, and became assistant curator of video in 1977.[3] She curated many major exhibitions at MoMA, show casing Chinese and Japanese artists. In 1997, London created Stir-Fry, a multimedia site that mapped emerging Chinese media. Then in 2001, London produced MoMA's first website art commission, Tony Oursler’s Timestream.[4]

After over four decades at MoMA, London retired from her position as an Associate Curator in the Department of Media and Performance Art in 2013.[5] She is the editor of Soundings: A Contemporary Score.[6]

Exhibitions[edit]

  • Sound Art (1979)
  • Video Spaces: Eight Installations (1995) [7]
  • Music and Media (2004) [8]
  • Anime!! (2005) [9]
  • Automatic Update (2007) [10]
  • Looking at Music (2008) [11]
  • Looking at Music: Side 2 (2010) [12]
  • Looking at Music 3.0 (2011) [13]
  • Soundings: A Contemporary Score (2013) [14]
  • Tokyo 1955-1970 (2013) [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garner, Hannah. Barbara London, Champion of Video and Sound Art, Is Leaving MOMA. Artfcity.com. September 19, 2013.
  2. ^ Barbara London, Critic, Yale University School of Art]
  3. ^ "Barbara London" (PDF). The Museum of Modern Art. October 1987. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  4. ^ Cook, Sarah. [1] March 22, 2001.
  5. ^ Russeth, Andrew (2013-08-10). "Now Hear This: For 42 Years, Barbara London Has Been Making Noise at MoMA". Gallerist. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  6. ^ "Soundings: A Contemporary Score: Anne Hilde Neset, Barbara London: 9780870708886". 
  7. ^ "Video Spaces: Eight Installations". MoMA. 1995-09-12. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  8. ^ "Music and Media: Laurie Anderson, Michel Gondry, and Brian Eno". MoMA. 2004-10-07. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  9. ^ "Anime!!". MoMA. 2005-09-30. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  10. ^ "Interactives | Exhibitions | 2007 | Automatic Update". MoMA.org. 2007-09-10. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  11. ^ "Looking at Music". MoMA. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  12. ^ "Looking at Music: Side 2". MoMA. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  13. ^ "Looking at Music 3.0". MoMA. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  14. ^ "Soundings: A Contemporary Score". MoMA. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  15. ^ "Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde". MoMA. Retrieved 2014-06-02.