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Curator Barbara London founded The Museum of Modern Art’s video exhibition program and has guided it over a long pioneering career. She has helped assemble the Museum’s premiere media collection of over 1000 works. Her recent activity includes Through the Weeping Glass: On Consolations of Life Afterlasting (Limbos & Afterbreezes in the Mütter Museum) with the Quay Brothers; and at MoMA Looking at Music 3.0, exploring the influence of music on contemporary art practices, focusing on New York in the 1980s and 1990s and the impact of hip-hop culture, from beatboxing, rapping, DJing, and sampling, and graffiti as a dominant means of expression. 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, Jenny Holzer, the group Collab, Beth B, James Nares, 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; Stillness: Michael Snow and Sam Taylor-Wood (2005); Anime!! (2005); Masters of Animation: Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata (2005); Music and Media, with Laurie Anderson/Greil Marcus, Michel Gondry/Ed Halter, and Brian Eno/Todd Haynes; Gary Hill’s installation HanD HearD (2003); TimeStream, a web commission by Tony Oursler (2001); Video Spaces: Eight Installations (1995); and a series of Web projects undertaken in China, Stir-fry; Russia, InterNyet; and Japan, dot.jp. She founded Video Viewpoints and Technology in the 1990s lecture series (1977-2001), in which artists presented and discussed their work. She has written and lectured widely.

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