LIMA Presents: Barbara London
LIMA is happy to present long-time MoMA curator Barbara London to talk about her book ‘Video Art/The First Fifty Years' and present recent works from the LIMA collection.
On Wednesday, 11 May, LIMA welcomes New York-based curator and writer Barbara London. During this program she will have a conversation with Karen Archey, curator contemporary art at the Stedelijk Museum, on her work with video art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and her book ‘Video Art/The First Fifty Years’ (2020). This will be the first time her extensive book on video art will be presented in the Netherlands. In addition London has selected new works from LIMA’s distribution collection that will be screened.
The selected works include P-9830 by Michiel van Bakel, 2020, Section/Intersection 1 by Seoungho Cho, 2021, UNINVITED by Nye Thompson & UBERMORGEN.COM, 2021, Er is een geest van mij by Mateo Vega, 2021, and In the footsteps of Li Yuan-chia & Delia Derbyshire by Madelon Hooykaas, 2020.
Barbara London founded the video-media exhibition and collection programs at The Museum of Modern Art, where she worked between 1973 and 2013. Her recent projects include the podcast series Barbara London Calling, the book Video Art/The First Fifty Years (Phaidon: 2020), and the exhibition “Seeing Sound” (Independent Curators International), 2021-2024. London was one of the first to integrate the Internet as part of curatorial practice. She organized shows with Laurie Anderson, Gary Hill, Joan Jonas, Nam June Paik, 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);
Karen Archey is Curator of Contemporary Art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. At the Stedelijk, Archey cares for the contemporary art and time-based media collections and administrates the contemporary permanent collection display Tomorrow is a Different Day. She has organized major exhibitions of artists Hito Steyerl, Rineke Dijkstra, and Metahaven, as well as the group exhibition Freedom of Movement: the 2018 Municipal Art Acquisitions. For the Stedelijk, Archey has commissioned performance works by Nora Turato, Jennifer Tee, Ann Hirsch, Alicia Frankovich and CFGNY.
Formerly based in Berlin and New York, Archey worked earlier as an independent curator, editor, and art critic, writing for publications such as Artforum and frieze. In 2014, she organized with Robin Peckham the exhibition “Art Post-Internet” at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing. In 2015, Archey was awarded an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for short-form writing. Her forthcoming book After Institutions examines museums as a troubled, rapidly evolving public space and renews discussions around Institutional Critique, and will be published by Floating Opera Press in May 2022.