Route of Exposure : SMAK , Gent , Belgium , April 4 - September 6, 2009 , Museum of Contemporary Art Serralves , Porto, Portugal , March 26 - July 4, 2010 . Co - edited by SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele - Kunst and the Serralves Foundation in partnership with Prestel / Delmonico Books . This publication , which accompanies the first major retrospective of the work of Dara Birnbaum , is also a book about the entire journey of this pioneering artist , who for more than thirty years and only occupies a crucial position in the field of video art and installation. This book combines information about seminal works with numerous fascinating and penetrating essays and dialogues between Birnbaum and the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist . Including unpublished images from the artist 's personal archive and gathering some of his early works with more recent work , this publication is the most complete documentation to date exists on this important figure in contemporary art.