new york: spectacle - the music video

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it's a safe bet to say that the entire superfuture following grew up this particular diet and many of us still enjoy it on a daily basis. we're talking the music video! after its debut last year in cincinatti, the exhibition spectacle - the music video opens today at new york's museum of the moving image. mind you, it's the first ever museum exhibition that celebrates the art and history of the music video. the show explores the enormous influence music videos have had on contemporary culture over the past 35 years and presents over 300 videos, artifacts, and interactive installations, indicating the changing landscape of the music video while highlighting its place at the forefront of creative technology, and its role in pushing the boundaries of creative production.

aditionally, the exhibition elaborates on the often innovative work of leading contemporary directors such as michel gondry, floria sigismondi and chris milk, and 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 of the moving image presents an extensive range of related public programs, including screenings, hands-on workshops, and also exclusive special events with personal appearances by music video directors and musicians [on through jun 16]. indeed, this exhibition should not be missed! location: 36-01 35th avenue [astoria].

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