The Moving Image Is Alive

15.10.–20.12.2020., MMSU

A retrospective exhibition dedicated to the neo-avant-garde artist Nan Hoover and her pioneer work in the field of new media art.

Ten-odd years after her death, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art dedicates a retrospective exhibition, titled The Moving Image is Alive, to Nan Hoover (NL/USA, 1931 – 2008), the neo-avant-garde artist who has forever been inscribed in history thanks to her pioneering contribution to the development of new media art in the second half of the 20th century.

In the early 1970s, Nan Hoover transitioned from painting to performance art and video, which were completely new media at that time, and she moved from the USA to the Netherlands. There she came into contact with the camera and so began her exploration with the new tool. Her experiments with the moving image, performance, photography and light installations are connected through the perception of space, presence and application of light, creation of shadows and beauty of pure colour. These are minimalistic works of poetic dimensions that examine the intimacy and existence of the artist herself and leave a deep impression on the visitors. This exhibition reveals a new cognitive experience of time, media and space.

The curator of the exhibition is Sabina Salamon (HR).

Organiser: Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
Partner: Nan Hoover Foundation (Amsterdam, NL)
Flagship: Programme Plus