175 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 26 cm.
Nam June Paik: transforming cultures, connecting the world / Sook-Kyung Lee -- Performing Paik / Rudolf Frieling -- Post-music: from music to performance -- Danger music / David Toop -- Serenade for Alison / Andrea Nitsche-Krupp -- Art by telephone / Grace Deveney -- RANDOM ACCESS: TV manipulations and other experiments -- A different state of mind: the exposition of music--electronic television / Susanne Neuburger -- Experiments at Bell Labs / Valentina Ravaglia -- A Sistine Chapel by Paik / Rudolf Frieling -- Variations: collaboration as method -- Splash music: Paik and Charlotte Moorman / Rachel Jans -- TV Garden / Andrea Nitsche-Krupp -- Merce by Merce by Paik / Andrea Nitsche-Paik -- GLOBAL GROOVE: transnational trajectory and transcultural contexts -- Becoming shamans: Paik and Joseph Beuys / Sook-Kyung Lee -- TV Buddha / Leontine Coelewij -- Live broadcasts and satellite projects / Valentina Ravaglia.
"Nam June Paik (1932-2006) was a visionary artist who foresaw the importance of mass media and new technology, and its impact on visual culture. His cutting-edge, innovative yet playfully entertaining work continues to be a major influence on art and culture to this day. -- This groundbreaking book focuses on Paik's pioneering role in radical aesthetics and experimental art. Bringing together works that span a five-decade career, and including archival materials and excerpts of Paik's own writings, it offers an in-depth understanding of the artist's trailblazing practice and his vision of a multidisciplinary future. His ideas and profound insight into a global age are analysed in the context of transnationalism for the first time. In addition, texts elaborate upon Paik's collaborations with other artists, musicians and choreographers, such as Charlotte Moorman, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Joseph Beuys, and Fluxus. Highlighting Paik's global trajectory and considerable impact on digital culture, the book connects Paik's art to a new generation." --publisher's description, lower cover.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Tate Modern, London, October 17, 2019-February 9, 2020; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, March 14-August 23, 2020; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, November 7, 2020-January 17, 2021; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, March 20-July 25, 2021; National Gallery Singapore, October 1, 2021-January 16, 2022.