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Spectacle. The Music Video at the Museum of the Moving Image

Spectacle. The Music Video opens at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York on April 3, 2013, through June 16, 2013.

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Grizzly Bear “Ready, Able” (2009) by Allison Schulnik. Courtesy of the artist.

The world’s most comprehensive exhibition to focus on this topic, Spectacle will celebrate music videos as an influential art form in modern culture, an incubator for filmmaking talent, and a powerful mode for transporting and translating pop culture around the world.

Designed by Alexei Tylevich and his production company Logan, the exhibition will contain more than 300 videos, spanning the pre-MTV era, the heyday of videos, and contemporary culture. These are the kind of videos everyone over the age of 25 or so will remember like old friends: Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” and Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage,” but of course Lady Gaga and OK Go will be on hand as well. Along with the videos, there will also be artifacts from them for viewers to see up close.

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