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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. Published to coincide with the exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, this volume documents and interprets Paik's key television projects. John G. Hanhardt surveys and discusses the distinctive contribution Paik has made to remaking video and television into an artist's medium. He pays particular attention to Global Groove (1973) through an in-depth analysis of this seminal videotape. In addition there is a special reprint of the 1973 'Nam June Paik: Videa'n'Videology 1959-1973'. Nam June Paik's writings on the future of television will be annotated by the artist for the occasion of Global Groove 2004, which will offer insights into the impact and influence of Nam June Paik's art and ideas on the history of television and new developments in the media arts.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780892073108
ISBN-10: 0892073101
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 203mm x 15mm)
Pages: 148
Imprint: Guggenheim Museum Publications,U.S.
Publisher: Guggenheim Museum Publications,U.S.
Publish Date: 12-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John G. Hanhardt

Nam June Paik (1932-) is a Korean-American Performance and Video artist. Artist and curator Jon Ippolito has exhibited work with collaborative teammates Janet Cohen and Keith Frank at the Walker Art Center, ZKM/Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, and.WNET's ReelNew York Web site. John G. Hanhardt is Senior Curator of Film and Media Arts at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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