The critic Karen Rosenberg has called her “bracingly original”. Museums today welcome her work, which can be found in the collections of New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. It is difficult to imagine internet art without her influence. Even significantly younger artists such as Cory Arcangel acknowledge their debt to her work. “You anticipated the way people would express themselves through technology,” Arcangel told Birnbaum in 2009.
Pac Pobric profiles Dara Birnbaum for The Art Newspaper in an article titled “True Confessions of a video art pioneer: How the influential artist discovered the medium by accident.”
Image: Installation view of Dara Birnbaum’s “Arabesque,” 2011