Spectacle: The Music Video – an exhibit presented by the Museum of the Moving Image in partnership with Sonos and VEVO – opened this week at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York. The exhibit – organized by Jonathan Wells and Meg Grey Wells of Flux – is the first of its kind to celebrate the art and history of the music video. The exhibit is a retrospective installation that moves from early examples of music in film to the influential artists of the 80s and 90s – David Bowie and Madonna included – and ends with more innovative contemporary artists like Kanye West and The White Stripes. The exhibit employs over 300 videos, artifacts and interactive installations to examine the influence music videos have had on contemporary culture over the past three decades and spotlights their role in pushing the limits of creative technology and production. The exhibit opened on April 2nd and runs from April 3rd to June 16th. It will also include exclusive events with selected musicians and video directors. Be sure to check it out.
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