BARBARA LONDON is a New York-based curator, consultant, and writer who founded the video exhibition and collection programs at the Museum of Modern Art, where she worked between 1973 and 2013. During her tenure, she oversaw the acquisition of more than 500 media art works, including installations, single-channel videotapes, and music videos. Currently she teaches at Yale in the School of Art
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From the get-go, Manhattan was the center of my universe. My curatorial career began at MoMA in the early 1970s, when international phone calls were expensive and audio cassettes cheap. New York City was bankrupt, the art world small, no one had money, yet energy and ideas soared.
Last week I flew to Europe for the opening of the Venice Biennial. On the way, I stopped by the Kunstmuseum Bern to see “Elemental Gestures,” a survey featuring projects by the anti-disciplinarian Terry Fox (1943-2008).