Celebrate Art & History, Spectacle: The Music Video
USA- Queens, NY | Apr 4 2013 | (22:55:15 - EST)
"Spectacle: The Music Video" is the first museum exhibition to celebrate the art and history of the music video. From early examples of music in film to the work of music-video masters such as David Bowie and Madonna and contemporary artists such as The White Stripes and Kanye West, the exhibition reveals the enormous influence music videos have had on contemporary culture over the past 35 years.
Through over 300 videos, artifacts and interactive installations, the exhibition shows the changing landscape of the music video, highlighting its place at the forefront of creative technology, and its role in pushing the boundaries of creative production.
“Spectacle” explores the trajectory of the music video from precursors through to the present day across a range of musical genres, and showcases the innovative work of contemporary directors such as Michel Gondry, Floria Sigismondi and Chris Milk. Original props and artifacts from iconic music videos such as A-ha’s groundbreaking “Take On Me” and OK Go’s “This Too Shall Pass” are presented alongside interactive experiences featuring works by Radiohead and Björk.
In conjunction with the exhibition, the museum will present a range of related public programs, including screenings, hands-on workshops, and exclusive special events with personal appearances by music video directors and musicians.
"Spectacle: The Music Video" began April 3 and runs through June 16, 2013.
Museum of the Moving Image is the only institution in the United States that deals comprehensively with the art, technology and social impact of film, television and digital media. It presents exhibitions, screenings and education programs.
Founded in 1981, Museum of the Moving Image is the nation’s only museum devoted to film, television and digital media. The core exhibition, Behind the Screen, spans two floors and 15,000 square feet and utilizes more than 1,400 historical artifacts, commissioned artworks, video clips and interactive exhibits to show how moving images are made, marketed and shown.
The exhibition traces the craft of making a film or television episode from concept through exhibition, and introduces visitors to the history of the moving image, from the theatrical magic-lantern shows of the 18th century, through the construction of opulent movie palaces in cities across America during the 1920s and 1930s and the rise of television in the 1950s, and up to the present-day impact of the computer on film editing, production design and post-production.
The museum completed a major expansion and renovation, reopening its doors on January 15, 2011. Designed by architect Thomas Leeser, the project doubles the size of the building. It includes a complete redesign of the first floor and and a new theater, screening room, galleries and an education center.
Each year the museum screens more than 400 films in a stimulating mix of the classic and the contemporary. Tickets are included with museum admission.
The museum is located on the site of the historic Astoria Studios, once Paramount Pictures’ East Coast facility. Across the street, the Kaufman-Astoria Studios is an active film and television studio. Filmmakers Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese and Sidney Lumet have all made films there.
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