press release

Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1975-1995
08.02.2018 - 15.04.2018

Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1975-1995 shines a spotlight on a historical moment and a body of work in the history of media art that has been largely overlooked since its inception. The exhibition explores the connections between our current moment and the point at which video art was transformed dramatically with the entry of large-scale, cinematic installation into the gallery space. This exhibition will present a re-evaluation of monitor-based sculpture since the 1980’s and serve as a tightly focused survey of works that have been rarely seen in the last twenty years. Artists in the exhibition include Dara Birnbaum, Takahiko Iimura, Shigeko Kubota, Mary Lucier, Antoni Muntadas, Nam June Paik, Tony Oursler, Diana Thater, Maria Vedder, and others.

Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1975-1995 is curated by Henriette Huldisch, Director of Exhibitions & Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center.