Between Closed and Open Circuits: Nam June Paik Remaking Television
Using the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s upcoming exhibition on Nam June Paik as a springboard, curator Rudolf Frieling considers how the development of television propelled the practice of video art. He explores Paik’s pathbreaking career as one of the first global artists, one whose hybrid practice incorporated sound, electronics, text, performance, and television as both a sculptural object and a broadcast technology.
Frieling is curator of media arts at SFMOMA and adjunct professor at California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute. He formerly served as curator of the Berlin International Film Festival’s VideoFest, and curator and researcher at ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, where he headed the Internet portal Media Art Net.
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