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Music Video: The Industry and Its Fringes

6 September to 15 October 1985

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David Mallet
1 exhibition
The Beatles
UK, est. 1960
1 exhibition
Alex Weil
American, born 1951
1 exhibition
Andy Warhol
American, 1928–1987
48 exhibitions
Test Dept.
British, formed 1981
1 exhibition
Chuck Statler
1 exhibition
John Sanborn
American, born 1954
5 exhibitions
Zbigniew Rybczynski
Polish, born 1949
2 exhibitions
Walter Robinson
American, born 1950
1 exhibition
The Residents
USA, est. 1972
1 exhibition
Michael Nesmith
American, born 1942
1 exhibition
Rocky Morton
British, born 1955
1 exhibition
Dieter Meier
Swiss, born 1945
1 exhibition
Richard Lowenstein
Australian, born 1959
1 exhibition
Joan Logue
American, born 1942
4 exhibitions
John Evan Hughes
1 exhibition
David Hogan
1 exhibition
Bruce Gowers
1 exhibition
Bob Giraldi
American, born 1939
1 exhibition
Adam Friedman
1 exhibition
Joe Dea
1 exhibition
Lol Crème
British, born 1947
1 exhibition
The Coil
British, formed 1982
1 exhibition
Peter Care
British, born 1953
1 exhibition
David Byrne
American, born 1952
2 exhibitions
Beth B
American, born 1955
1 exhibition
Laurie Anderson
American, born 1947
9 exhibitions

New York Times Review of the exhibition


7 September 1985


By Richard F. Shepard

MUSIC VIDEO SHOW It is less than a year and a half since the rebuilt, modernized Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53d Street, opened to the public in May 1984. The overcrowding of those first few months has disappeared, but the museum is still thronged and it would be easy to miss a new exhibition devoted to one of the most modern of the arts, the music video. The two-and-a-half hour, 35-item ''Music Video: The Industry and its Fringes'' takes these commercial, promotional tools of the music industry from 1967 to the present, a period in which they have developed experimental image-process techniques that have made them into a staple of pop culture.

New York Times • Arts • page 12 • 566 words