Nov. 30: Museum of Modern Art curator to speak


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3:42 p.m., Nov. 19, 2010----Barbara London, video and media curator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, will give a lecture entitled "The Cutting Edge is Still Sharp" at the University of Delaware on Tuesday, Nov. 30.

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Her talk will explore the boundaries of media, technology and art, including the work of Nam June Paik and Joan Jonas, as well as the interdisciplinary work of the well-known musician David Bowie.

The lecture, sponsored by the Department of Art History, will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Room 127 Memorial Hall.

Since the 1970s, London has pioneered in tracking the development of media art from its raw beginnings, and she has guided the field to its current position as a seriously collected, sophisticated form of expression.

The founder of the video exhibition and collection programs at MoMA, London has curated more than 120 exhibitions, including one-person shows with Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Steina Vasulka, Joan Jonas, Gary Hill, Mako Idemitsu, Valie Export and Laurie Anderson, and thematic projects such as "New Video from China," "Anime!," "Automatic Update" and "Looking at Music: Side 2."

She was the first curator in the U.S. to showcase the work of Asian artists Song Dong, Teiji Furuhashi, Feng Mengbo and Yang Fudong.

The lecture is part of the series “Trajectories in Art History: Ancient to Contemporary.”

Contact the Department of Art History, 318 Old College, at (302) 831-8415 for more information.