New York-based media curator and writer Barbara London explores the challenges visual art institutions face in exhibiting and collecting "art in our time." Now that interdisciplinary practice is normal and sound a standard medium, contemporary museums are compelled to retool conceptually and logistically.
London draws examples from curatorial experience at MoMA to discuss how technology's transition from analog to digital impacted work at the intersection of performance and installation. She explores how artists developed strategies to articulate sonic and empowerment ideals. She considers the sonic work of such media artists as Steina, Joan Jonas, Laurie Anderson, Pipilotti Rist, and Jana Winderen to ponder directions and change.
This ART 158 lecture series event took place February 4, 2015, in the Katherine W. and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Auditorium at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT. Made possible through the generous support of the Carmen Morton Christensen Endowment, the University of Utah Department of Art and Art History, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the College of Fine Arts, and ASUU.