Nam June Paik: Exposition of Music Electronic Television

Nam June Paik: Exposition of Music Electronic Television
Library Shelf Location 18.PAIK
Publication Date 2009
Description In 1963, with his first individual show ‘Exposition of Music – Electronic Television’ at the legendary Galerie Parnass in Wuppertal, Germany, the young Nam June Paik literally created a new genre of exhibition. The visitors, who were greeted in front of the entrance with a freshly slaughtered ox head, were not only confronted with the newness of the electronic image, but also found themselves integrated into a Dadaist scenario staged with prepared pianos, mechanical sound objects along with record players and audio tape installations. With the first modified television, the exhibition marked the beginning of video art. The museum possesses the largest collection of Paik’s early works all from this exhibition, with the only surviving piano the Klavier Integral and the work for television Zen for TV. Together with documents, photographs and audio installations, the exhibition at MUMOK will recreate scenes from the original show, letting the works again come to life in their original context. The book features 3 interviews between Susanne Rennert & Tomas Schmit (artistic colaborator during the Exposition of Music), Susanne Neuburger & Manfred Montwé (artistic colaborator during the Exposition of Music), Justin Hoffmann (Paik Assistent) & Nam June Paik. Text by Manuela Ammer, Susanne Neuburger, Tomas Schmit.
ISBN 9783902490513
Quantity 1
Pages 244
Editor Susanne Neuburger
Format Paperback
Publishers Museum Moderner Kunst Stiflung Ludwig Wien, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig
Related Artist Nam June Paik
Category Audio/Sound Art/Music
Artist's Nationality Korean
Language English

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