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Oct 27 :: ATC@UCSC :: Christine Van Assche

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 11:00pm
DANM Dark Lab, Digital Arts Research Center Rm 108
Free and open to the public.

Present Continuous Past(s): The Centre Pompidou New Media Collection

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.

Bio:  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 (



The ATC@UCSC series is generously sponsored by the Center for Information Technology in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), the Berkeley Center for New Media (BCNM), and the Office of the Dean of the Arts of UC Santa Cruz. It is hosted by the Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) MFA Program at UC Santa Cruz.

We add special thanks to the Consulate General of France in San Francisco (Cultural Services) and San Francisco Art Institute for their sponsorship of this talk.

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