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Barbara London

Barbara London is a writer and curator. She is the author of Video/Art, the First Fifty Years, a book that Phaidon will release January 2020. She is the curator of "Seeing Sound," an exhibition that Independent Curators International (ICI) will circulate starting mid-2020. She lectures internationally.

Guest Critic

Tools and Contemporary Art

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.

Venice Biennial: At a Glance, 2017

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).

Venice 2019: A Few Reflections

Last May, I traveled to Italy for the opening of the 2019 Venice Biennial, ready to catch up with colleagues and experience the latest artwork from around the world. Eager to check the pulse of art and technology, I knew to anticipate works in the evolving fields of virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

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The Brooklyn Rail

DEC 19-JAN 20

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