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Barbara London

Barbara London is a New York-based curator and writer, who founded the Video-media Exhibition & Collection Programs at The Museum of Modern Art. Her book Video Art/The First Fifty Years (Phaidon) was released in January 2020. London was the first to integrate the Internet as part of curatorial practice, with Stir-fry (1994); Internyet (1998); and dot.jp. (1999.) and organized one-person shows with such media mavericks as Laurie Anderson, Peter Campus, Teiji Furuhashi, Gary Hill, Joan Jonas, Shigeko Kubota, Nam June Paik, Song Dong, Steina Vasulka, Bill Viola, and Zhang Peili. Her thematic exhibitions at MoMA included Soundings: A Contemporary Score (2013); Looking at Music (2009); Video Spaces (1995); Music Video: the Industry and Its Fringes (1985); and Video from Tokyo to Fukui and Kyoto (1979). London teaches in the Sound Art Department, Columbia University, and previously taught in the Graduate Art Department, Yale, 2014-2019. Her honors include: Getty Research Institute scholar, 2016; the Courage Award, Eyebeam, 2016; Gertrude Contemporary Residency, Melbourne, 2012; Dora Maar House Residency, Menerbes, 2010; a CEC Artslink award in Poland, 2003; a Japanese government Bunkacho Fellowship, 1992-93; and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, 1988-89.

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Barbara London Calling Podcast Seeing Sound curator Barbara London is hosting individual conversations with pioneering and up-and-coming media artists. Together, they are exploring what motivates and inspires them, what technologies they use in their unusually varied practices, and how they see the world as artists working at the forefront of technology and creativity. A few […]

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192 BOOKS: Barbara London in conversation with Paul Pfeiffer

192 BOOKS: Barbara London in conversation with Paul Pfeiffer Tuesday, March 3, 2020 7-9:00pm 192 BOOKS 192 10th Ave, at 21st St New York, NY 10011 FREE and open to the public Please join us at 192 BOOKS for a conversation between Barbara London and Paul Pfeiffer on the past, present, and future of Video […]

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The New Yorker: A Pioneering Video-Art Curator Chronicles the Medium in Video/Art

“Few guides are more qualified to lead readers through the rapid rise of the once renegade art form, which is now so ubiquitous that screens and paintings share walls in museums,” writes New Yorker editor and contributor Andrea K. Scott about Barbara London’s new publication Video/Art: The First 50 Years. London’s legacy and commitment to […]

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ARTnews: Curator Barbara London Charts Video Art’s Rise as One of Today’s Dominant Mediums

ARTnews and Seeing Sound curator Barbara London sat down to discuss London’s recent publication of Video/Art: The First Fifty Years, her pioneering exhibition at MoMA Video Art: A History in 1983, and the evolution of her career amongst a fast-changing media landscape in New York City: “A big change for everybody came in the ’80s […]

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An Evening With Barbara London

An Evening with Barbara London Monday, January 20 7PM MoMA, 11 W 53rd St New York, NY 10019 Click here for tickets. Join Seeing Sound curator Barbara London in celebrating the release of her book Video/Art: The First Fifty Years on Monday, January 20 at MoMA, New York. Seeing Sound challenges the private quality of […]

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