Survey of the Work of Media Art Pioneer Stan VanDerBeek at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

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HOUSTON, TX.- The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and the MIT List Visual Arts Center present the first museum survey of the work of media art pioneer Stan VanDerBeek (1927-1984), on view from May 14th through July 10, 2011. Surveying the artist’s remarkable body of work in collage, experimental film, performance, participatory, and computer-generated art over several decades, Stan VanDerBeek: The Culture Intercom highlights the artist’s pivotal contributions to today’s media-based artistic practices. The exhibition features dozens of early paintings and collages, an exhaustive selection of his pioneering animations and films, re-creations of immersive projection and “expanded cinema” environments, documentation of site-specific and telecommunications projects, and material related to his performance and durational work. Describing himself as a “technological fruit picker,