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John G. Hanhardt

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John G. Hanhardt Senior curator of film and media arts, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. B.A., University of Rochester; M.A., New York University. Visiting professor, Columbia University, Harvard University, Middlebury College, Rhode Island School of Design, and elsewhere. Film coordinator, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1972-74); curator and head of film and video department, Whitney Museum of American Art (1974-96). Curator, "Re-Visions: Projects and Proposals in Film and Video" (1979), "The Films of Andy Warhol" (1988), "Video Art: Expanded Forms" (1988), "Yoko Ono: Films" (1989), "Bill Viola: Fire, Water, Breath" (1997), "Rooms with a View: Environments for Video" (1997), "The Art of Fabrizio Plessi" (1998), "The Worlds of Nam June Paik" (2000), ongoing film and video series at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and international exhibitions, including "Buky Schwartz" (Ramat Gan, Israel, 1990), "Francesc Torres: A Retrospective" (Madrid, 1991), and "The End(s) of the Museum" (Barcelona, 1995). Has written extensively on film and video art in exhibition catalogues, art journals, and other scholarly publications; editor, Video Culture: A Critical Investigation (1986). Peter Norton Family Foundation Curator's Grant (1993).