May 25, 1993 |
Billed as the first presentation of Nam June Paik's work in Orange County, the small exhibition that opened recently at the Newport Harbor Art Museum will be more than familiar to anyone who has seen Paik's video sculptures at the Dorothy Goldeen Gallery in Santa Monica. Three of the four sculptures in Newport--including the 1981 edition of the marvelous and provocative "TV Clock" that the artist originally made in 1963--have been lent by the gallery.
January 21, 1990 |
PHONES, CLOCKS, AND VIDEOTAPE: Santa Monica's Dorothy Goldeen Gallery continues an exhibit that opened Jan. 6 of several works by video artist and sculptor Nam June Paik. One of the most elaborate pieces, "Alexander Graham Bell," is a fanciful tribute to the inventor of the telephone, constructed of found television and radio cabinets with modern video screens implanted.
March 4, 1988 |
Nam June Paik, the Korean video artist who uses television sets like others employ oils or bronze, has finally arrived in Los Angeles with a major exhibition of his technological wizardry. As expected, the show is an ambitious, eye-popping affair that includes more than 100 TVs, dead and alive.
January 18, 1985 |
You can watch television until your eyes fall out at UC San Diego's Mandeville Art Gallery. That's where "New American Video Art: A Historical Survey 1967-1980" is simultaneously filling the screens of a regular 19-inch color TV and a large, wall-mounted projection unit. Here through Feb. 3, the traveling exhibition organized by New York's Whitney Museum, features 14 hours of programming and . . . this ain't no disco.
May 30, 2006 |
Nam June Paik and Allan Kaprow have not been forgotten. Two Southern California institutions will celebrate the artists' lives and legacies this week at multimedia memorial tributes. Paik, a pioneering video and performance artist who died in January at 73, will be honored with an evening of remembrances, performances and video works at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Bing Theater from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
October 25, 1987 |
DIGITAL VISIONS: COMPUTERS AND ART by Cynthia Goodman (Abrams: $29.95, hardcover; $19.95, paperback; illustrated; 176 pp.). Cynthia Goodman enthusiastically asserts that computers have irrevocably altered the creation and perception of art in the 20th Century but offers only slight evidence to support her claims. Most of the works in the illustrations, which form a traveling exhibit, are more impressive technically than aesthetically.