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  • David Hall, TV Interruptions (7 TV Pieces), 1971, still from a black-and-white video, 22 minutes 6 seconds. From “Are You Ready for TV?”

    “Are You Ready for TV?”

    Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)

    “Are You Ready for TV?” is not the same old exhibition devoted to television. It is a complex, ambitious, and time-consuming experiment that critically explores the nature of an exhausted medium. If you expect this show to demonize TV as a mind-numbing device, you will be disappointed. It rests rather on the will to trace a connection between television’s artistic and philosophical roots. Curator Chus Martínez’s approach cleverly dodges indulgent commonplaces by returning to the fundamental core of the concept of television. The exhibition, which is now on view at another Spanish venue, the

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