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Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot

by Melissa Chiu and Michelle Yun The Asia Society Museum
Pub Date:
10/2014
ISBN:
9780300209211
Format:
Hbk 224 pages
Price:
AU$110.00 NZ$113.04
Product Status: Available in Approx 14 days
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This new, fully illustrated catalogue on the celebrated progenitor of video art, Nam June Paik (1932 and ndash;2006), brings together a host of scholars, artists, and Paik and rsquo;s own collaborators to illuminate the work of this innovative artist. An essay by curator Michelle Yun takes readers through Paik and rsquo;s highly original career, providing insight into his radical and witty experiments with technology, especially in relation to the body, which he viewed as vital platforms for the future of art, science, and popular culture. Scholars David Joselit and John Maeda contribute texts examining the artist and rsquo;s interest in new media and popular culture. A roundtable discussion with three of Paik and rsquo;s own artistic collaborators and contemporary artists and rsquo; statements shed light on the collaborative process and Paik and rsquo;s enduring influence on artistic practice today. Drawing on the newly established Nam June Paik Archive at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, this book also features never-before-published primary sources that highlight Paik and rsquo;s prescient attitude towards the integration of increasingly indispensable technologies into modern life.
Asia Society Museum (09/05/1401/04/15) Asia Society Museum
Melissa Chiu is museum director and senior vice president of global arts and cultural programs and Michelle Yun is curator of modern and contemporary art, both at Asia Society, New York.