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Professional Short Course
Time-Based Media in Collections
with Barbara London

16 Mar 2018, Fri 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
17 Mar 2018, Sat 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
The Seminar Room, Block 43 Malan Road

Fee: S$550 per person (inclusive of GST)
Limited capacity. Register at
Deadline for registration: Monday, 26 February 2018

Join Barbara London, pioneering curator of time-based media, as she addresses the challenges of collecting time-based media, from rights and ownership to conservation, and examine the relation between media and other contemporary art forms (sculpture, paintings, photography, etc.) in a collection. London will also discuss her role as a media curator at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Barbara London (United States) is a curator and writer who founded the video exhibition and collection programmes at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, where she worked between 1973 and 2013. The exhibitions she organised include solo shows of Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Steina Vasulka, Joan Jonas, Shigeko Kubota, Peter Campus, Gary Hill, Valie Export, Steve McQueen, and Laurie Anderson. She was the first American curator to showcase the work of Asian artists Zhang Peili, Song Dong, Teiji Furuhashi, Feng Mengbo, and Yang Fudong. Her thematic projects at MoMA included Video from Tokyo to Fukui and Kyoto (1979); Music Video: the Industry and Its Fringes (1985); Anime!! (2005); Stillness: Michael Snow and Sam Taylor-Wood (2005); Automatic Update (2007); Looking at Music (2008, 2010, 2011); and Soundings: A Contemporary Score (2013). London was the first to integrate the Internet as part of curatorial practice, including Stir-fry (1994); InterNyet (1998); and (1999). She is currently Critic at the Yale School of Art, a consultant with the Kadist Foundation, San Francisco and Paris, and is writing a book with Phaeton.