TONY COKES and HARUN FAROCKI in Signals: How Video Transformed the World | MoMA, New York | Through July 8

Tony Cokes, Evil.27: Selma, 2011 (still); Harun Farocki, Schnittstelle A+ B [Interface A+B], 1995 (still)

TONY COKES and HARUN FAROCKI in Signals: How Video Transformed the World

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
March 5 – July 8, 2023
Member Previews: March 2 – 4

Video is everywhere today—on our phones and screens, defining new spaces and experiences, spreading memes, lies, fervor, and power. Shared, sent, and networked, it shapes public opinion and creates new publics. In other words, video has transformed the world. Bringing together a diverse range of work from the past six decades, Signals reveals the ways in which artists have posed video as an agent of global change—from televised revolution to electronic democracy.

The exhibition highlights over 70 media works, drawn primarily from MoMA’s collection, with many never before seen at the Museum. Featured artists include John Akomfrah, Gretchen Bender, Dara Birnbaum, TONY COKES, HARUN FAROCKI, Amar Kanwar, New Red Order, Nam June Paik, Sondra Perry, Martine Syms, Stan VanDerBeek, and Ming Wong. Signals enables audiences to experience video art’s wildly varied formats, settings, and global reach, from closed-circuit surveillance to viral video, from large-scale installation to social networks.

is organized by Stuart Comer, The Lonti Ebers Chief Curator of Media and Performance, and Michelle Kuo, The Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture.

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