Thomson sourced a copy of Nam June Paik
's Zen for Film, 1962-64, that had been exhibited enough times to have collected a good amount of dust--as in actual traces of the audience--on its otherwise uncomposed celluloid (Paik's piece famously being either a cliche of Zen emptiness or its most profound articulation) and reprinted it in the reverse: a black film dotted with scattered white masses, a formal registration and physical index of those who had watched it in the past, now rendered as veritably new-agcy Stardust.
EXHIBITIONS Beyond The Boundary, International Slavery Museum, until February 13; Hitched: Wedding Clothes and Costumes, Sudley House, until spring, 2011; Old Master Drawings, Lady Lever Gallery, until May 2; Underwater, The Bluecoat, until February 13; Nam June Paik
, Tate Liverpool and FACT, until March 13: Doug Jones: Lares et Panates, Ceri Hand, until March 19; Closing Time, Milk and Sugar, until February 10; Lustre, Cornerstone Gallery, until February 18; 13 by Seven, Contemporary Urban Centre, until February 16; Response 0.1, Contemporary Urban Centre, until February 6.
The portrait of Maciunas that emerges is of an obsessive organizer, transposing his experience with public relations and design strategies into a stream of convivial activities for an ever-shifting bohemian mix--Andy Warhol, Nam June Paik
, and John Lennon and Yoko Ono make repeated cameos alongside Fluxus stalwarts Ay-O, Alison Knowles, and others.
And the roll call of leading artists whose most significant art is created either partially or wholly through film or video is legion and fast growing: there's the Korean-American pioneer, Nam June Paik
(1932-2006), but also Bill Viola (b.
Artist Nam June Paik
was born in Korea, escaped with his family to Hong Kong before settling down in Japan.
In the world of video art, one name stands out: Nam June Paik
. Regarded as the 'father of video art,' the Korean artist flourished in mixing different influences, just as video recording technology was being introduced to the world.
It is not a coincidence that 1969 was the year of Neil Armstrong's pioneering walk on the moon, which captured the imaginations of many artists, including Nam June Paik
, Kiki Kogelnik, and Betye Saar.
Nam June Paik
opened up the possibilities of people participating in art five decades ago," the artist said.
[euro]ae.) which uses the "tropes of daytime talk shows commonly featured on TV stations across the Arab world alongside a reference to Nam June Paik
's "Good Morning Mr.
One, titled Internet Dream, is a work made in 1994 by video art pioneer Nam June Paik
The work on display in 'Artspace Germany' includes sculpture, paintings, photography and installations, by Sir Anthony Douglas Cragg, Armando, Marianne Eigenheer, Christine Hill, Candice Breitz, Magdalena Jetelovna, Per Kirkenby, Joseph Kosuth, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Simone Mangos, Guiseppe Spagnulo, Warzinee Tokarski, Herman de Vries and Nam June Paik
. This is a travelling show, moving from country to country, and it arrived in Karachi from Mumbai.