Pasado & Presente
(Past & Present)
New Media collection of the Centre Pompidou
2 Juli - 25 September 2010
Vito Acconci, Thierry Kuntzel, Bruce Nauman, Chris Marker, Aernout Mik, Tony Oursler, Nam June Paik, Zineb Sedira.
Selection: Christine Van Assche
The New Media collection of the Centre Pompidou, National Museum for Modern Art (Paris, France), is one of the most important in the world, both regarding the number of works as well as their artistic quality and meaning. It is a testimony of half of a century of history of image and sound, and reflects the important movements of contemporary art, from the performances and body expression, to minimal, conceptual, post- conceptual and postcolonial art. The collection comprises about 1.700 works from the 1960s until the present days, including multimedia installations, videos, audiotapes, CD-ROMs, Websites, etc.
(From a text on the website of the Espacio Fundación Telefónica.
© Translation from Spanish: Haupt & Binder)