Eyebeam One-on-One: Barbara London in Conversation with Christine Sun Kim

Eyebeam One-on-One: Barbara London in Conversation with Christine Sun Kim

Friday, February 7, 2020

6:30-8pm, doors at 6

ASL interpretation and CART will be provided

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Join us on Friday, February 7th for the third in a series of intimate conversations between celebrated curator Barbara London, and artists she has worked with and admired throughout her pioneering career.

For this iteration, London will be in conversation with artist Christine Sun Kim. Together they will dive into Kim’s ongoing artistic investigation of the ways sound operates in society. Among the topics considered will be the politics and possibilities of voice, listening, and language, as well as the role technology plays in how we engage with and visualize sound. The two will discuss a number of Kim’s key projects while considering Musical notation, written language, American Sign Language, and body language as recurrent components of Kim’s witty and engaging work.


Barbara London

Barbara London is a New York-based curator and writer, who founded the video-media exhibition and collection programs at The Museum of Modern Art, where she worked between 1973 and 2013. Her current projects include the book Video Art/The First Fifty Years (Phaidon: 2020), and the exhibition “Seeing Sound” (Independent Curators International, 2020-2024.) London featured Kim’s work in the MoMA exhibition, Soundings: A Contemporary Score (2013).

London teaches in the Sound Art Department, Columbia University. Her thematic exhibitions at MoMA included; Looking at Music (2009); Video Spaces (1995); Music Video: The Industry and Its Fringes (1985); and Video from Tokyo to Fukui and Kyoto (1979). She was the first to integrate the Internet as part of curatorial practice, with Stir-fry (1994); Internyet (1998); and dot.jp (1999).

Christine Sun Kim

Christine Sun Kim uses the medium of sound in performance and drawing to investigate her relationship with spoken languages and her aural environment. Selected exhibitions and performances have been held at: Ghebaly, Los Angeles (solo); White Space, Beijing (solo); Carroll/Fletcher, London (solo); De Appel, Amsterdam (solo); Serralves Museum, Porto; Sound Live Tokyo; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Berlin and Shanghai Biennials; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1, New York.