Edited with text by Rudolf Frieling. Text by Lisa Bosbach, Christina Danick, Hendrik Folkerts, Hanna Hölling, Stefan Mühlhofer, Regina Selter, Stefanie Weisshorn-Ponert, Kurt Wettengl. Contributions by Annika Kahrs, Autumn Knight, Aki Onda, Samson Young.
On the role of performance and audience in Nam June Paik’s trailblazing media art
Hbk, 8.75 x 13 in. / 250 pgs / 400 color / 58 bw. | 10/3/2023 | In stock $45.00
Published by Spector Books. Edited with text by Rudolf Frieling. Text by Lisa Bosbach, Christina Danick, Hendrik Folkerts, Hanna Hölling, Stefan Mühlhofer, Regina Selter, Stefanie Weisshorn-Ponert, Kurt Wettengl. Contributions by Annika Kahrs, Autumn Knight, Aki Onda, Samson Young.
This publication focuses on a feature of media artist Nam June Paik’s (1932–2006) oeuvre that has been largely overlooked: the live dimension of his work, a consistent element running through his artistic career. The experience of the audience and their active involvement were crucial components in Paik’s work. Starting with his early career as a composer, one focus of the book is on the way Paik approaches music as a score, a concept and an event. His artistic ideas and methods are presented with reference to key series of works—including his performances, his participatory pieces, his interest in live television and his multimedia works. This richly illustrated chronicle of his performances gives a vivid portrait of these live encounters. Specially designed pages created by the artists Annika Kahrs, Autumn Knight, Aki Onda and Samson Young underscore the relevance of Paik’s work today.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Foreword by Edelbert Koeb. Introduction by Susanne Neuburger. Text by Manuela Ammer, Justin Hoffmann, Manfred Montwé.
In 1963, Nam June Paik created a new genre of exhibition with his first solo show, The Exposition of Electronic Music-Electronic Television at Galerie Parnass in Wuppertal, West Germany. Fresh from his studies with John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen, and already a Fluxus veteran, Paik created a disorienting environment that foreshadowed much of what was to come in the 1960s: visitors, greeted at the entrance by a freshly slaughtered ox head, were not only confronted with the newness of the electronic image in Paik's TV monitors, but also found themselves integrated into a Dadaistic installation that included prepared pianos, mechanical sound objects, record players and audio tape installations. Exposition reconstructs this landmark show.
Published by Guggenheim Museum Publications. Essays by Nam June Paik, John G. Hanhardt, Caitlin Jones and Anja Osswald.
In 1974, WNET-Channel 13 in New York City broadcast Nam June Paik's Global Groove, a whirlwind, multi-media piece and one of the most influential works of video art. The program took a wide look at culture and transformed the WNET broadcast studio into an experimental venue for dancers, musicians, and performance artists. Weaved into Global Groove were films and videotapes by other artists, interviews and voiceovers, pop music, appropriated commercials, and broadcast breaks. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the broadcast, Global Groove 2004 celebrates Paik's work on and for television, documenting and interpreting his key television projects. The included essays survey and interpret the distinctive contribution Paik made to remaking video and television into an artist's medium, and examine Paik's historical importance and relevance to new developments in internet art. In-depth analysis and photo essays reveal the range of Paik's transformation of video, including his experiments in the 1960s with the Paik-Abe video synthesizer; his seminal videotapes for broadcast: Global Groove, Suite 212, Guadalcanal Requiem, Lake Placid 80, Living with the Living Theater; and his global television productions: Good Morning, Mr. Orwell, Bye Bye Kipling, Wrap Around the World. Additionally, a selection of the artist's seminal writings on the future of television is featured.
Published by Guggenheim Museum Publications. Edited by John G. Hanhardt.
New Lower Price! No artist has had a greater influence in imagining and realizing the artistic potential of video and television than Nam June Paik. Through a vast array of installations, videotapes, global television productions, films and performances, Paik has reshaped our perceptions of the temporal image in contemporary art. The Worlds of Nam June Paik is a celebration of the moving image and an appreciation of Paik's impact on the art of the late twentieth century. The full range of Paik's singular achievement is represented--from his early 1960s performance pieces through his videotapes, installations, megatrons and celebrated robot portraits--including his recent, spectacular laser-projection installations in the rotunda of Frank Lloyd Wright's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. In an informative and personal essay, John G. Hanhardt, a longtime supporter of Paik's work, provides an overview of the artist's career while focusing on his important place in the history of the moving image. Also included are a selected exhibition and performance history as well as a selected bibliography.
Published by Hopefulmonster. Artwork by Nam June Paik. Contributions by Marisa Vescovo. Text by Lucio Cabutti, Giuliana Centini, Denis Curti, Henry Martin.
An homage to Nam June Paik, The Electronic Wizard focuses on the video art pioneer's intense period of collaboration with cellist Charlotte Moorman. Opening the book is a series of black-and-white photographs, many of them shot by Peter Moore, documenting the complex relationship and artistic collaboration between Paik and Moorman, which began in 1964 and continued for a decade. The American musician is portrayed in various performances, in particular Opera Sextronique from 1967. Next come Paik's video sculptures, made of old radios, ancient televisions, and other retro objects--robot like forms that appear as ironic and imaginary metaphorical portraits of the soul of the new electronic man. The Electronic Wizard closes with a section dedicated to Paik's videos, presenting stills from eighteen individual works made between 1974 and 1989, including Beatles Electronique, Electronic Yoga, Good Morning Mr. Orwell, and Living with the Theater.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 8.25 x 11 in. / 160 pgs / 146 color / 65 bw
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/2/2003 No longer our product
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2003
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788877571588TRADE List Price: $30.00 CDN $35.00