Until 11 Aug 13, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, USA
In the 1970s, the Korean video artist Nam June Paik stood in his New York studio with the curator John Hanhardt, reflecting on the future of video art. Hanhardt was expanding the Whitney Museum’s video programme. Although Paik had already been coining phrases like “electronic superhighway” and blurring the lines between art and technology, video was still a fledgling medium. However, as Hanhardt recounts in the catalogue for his survey of Paik’s career at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Paik emphatically said: “John, we will win.” “It was...
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