David Knight - 14th Mar 2013

Spectacle: The Music Video, a groundbreaking exhibition exploring music video as an important and influential art form in contemporary culture - and the most comprehensive museum exhibition on music videos presented to date - opens at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City on April 3rd.

Spectacle highlights the form's place at the forefront of creative technology, its role in pushing the boundaries of innovative production, its important role as an experimental sandbox for filmmakers, and its lasting effects on popular culture globally. The exhibition features more than 300 videos, presented alongside artifacts and interactive experiences, and will be installed in the Museum's 4,000 sq.-ft. changing exhibitions gallery, amphitheater gallery, and other spaces.

Spectacle: The Music Video is curated by Jonathan Wells and Meg Grey Wells of Flux, a global creative community and collective that programs film and art events around the world, and was organized by the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, where it debuted in March 2012.

Spectacle takes the visitor behind the scenes of seminal moments in music video history, and highlights of the exhibition include:

The exhibition runs at the Museum of the Moving Image, at 36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street) in Astoria, NYC, until June 16th.

David Knight - 14th Mar 2013

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