The Ministry of Artistic Affairs
Sunday, April 17, 2011
The third in a series of exhibitions at New York City's Museum of Modern Art, Looking at Music 3.0 explores the influence of music on contemporary art practice in the 1980s and 1990s in NYC.

"In this dynamic period," the MoMA press release explains, "imaginative forms of street art spread across the five boroughs, articulating the counter-culture tenor of the times. As the city transitioned from bankruptcy to solvency, graffiti, media, and performance artists took advantage of low rents and collaborated on ad hoc works shown in alternative spaces and underground clubs. Appropriation, also known as remixing, thrived. Approximately 70 works from a wide range of artists and musicians will be on view, including works by the Beastie Boys, Le Tigre, Keith Haring and Run DMC... Looking at Music 3.0 is designed to give you the chance to see how multiple groups of artists and musicians used rapidly advancing music technology (including turntables and synthesizers), sampling, and appropriation to achieve very different results in their work."

Aimée Reed, writing for Daily Serving, explains that "anyone interested in the history of music and visual culture will enjoy this exhibition." You can see her full review at here.

Looking at Music 3.0
February 16–May 30, 2011
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street New York City
The Yoshiko and Akio Morita Media Gallery, second floor