Signals - How Video Transformed the World The Museum of Modern Art
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 Dara Birnbaum and Amar Kanwar. Birnbaum's 5-channel video installation, Tiananmen Square: Break-In Transmission (1990), will be featured prominently in the exhibition, along with Kanwar's 19-channel film installation, The Torn First Pages (2004–2008) and Graham's "Performer / Audience / Mirror" (1975).