Revolution of the Eye:
Modern Art and the Birth of American Television

Curated by Maurice Berger, The Jewish Museum
Designed with Abbott Miller (CD) and Yoon-Young Chai, Pentagram
Installation Photography by David Heald

Revolution of the Eye explored the symbiotic relationship between avante-garde art and network television during its formative years between the 1940s and 1970s.

The 4,500-square-foot installation evoked a dark television studio, with floor-to-ceiling armatures illuminated with television segments and artwork from the era.

Large, graphic spotlights punctuated the gallery, sometimes folding in-and-out of casework.

The entire gallery was lined with a custom wall covering of graphic television static. The static functioned as a neutral backdrop for the Minimalist and Pop Art that adorned the walls.