Christine Van Assche, “Present Continuous Past(s): The Centre Pompidou New Media Collection”

thumbnail Christine Van Assche, Chief Curator and Curator of New Media at the Centre Georges Pompidou, will speak on the topic of contemporary art and new media. The Centre Pompidou New Media Collection was started 35 years ago and has since become one of the most important and internationally renowned collections of New Media works. The definition of New Media, its history, research, conservation, current trends, and presentation in France and around the world will be the subject of this lecture.

As Chief Curator and Curator of New Media at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Christine Van Assche has assembled a renowned collection of video works and multimedia installations that comprises more than 1,700 pieces. She has organized influential thematic exhibitions, including Passages de l’image (1990), with Catherine David and Raymond Bellour, and Sonic Process (2002), and a number of shows accompanied by monographic catalogues, on such artists as Thierry Kuntzel, Marcel Odenbach, Tony Oursler, Gary Hill, Stan Douglas, Mona Hatoum, Pierre Huyghe and Bruce Nauman. She is the author of Vidéo et après. La Collection du Musée national d’art moderne (1996), among other publications, and helped conceive the Web-based New Media Encyclopedia (www.newmedia-art.org).

This event is co-presented with UCSC-ATC.