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Nam June Paik and Howard Weinberg. Still from “Topless Cellist” Charlotte Moorma
Nam June Paik and Howard Weinberg. Still from "Topless Cellist," Charlotte Moorman, 1995. Video; color, sound. 29 minutes. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.

Join eminent figures from the art world, including Tim Griffin, Executive Director and Chief Curator, The Kitchen, and Barbara London, curator and writer, for a conversation on the evolution of new media art from its inception to the present and an examination of strategies for how best to introduce, present, and engage audiences with this medium. Moderated by Michelle Yun, Asia Society curator of Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot.

Tim Griffin, Executive Director and Chief Curator, The Kitchen, was editor-in-chief of Artforum magazine from 2003 to 2010 and is still a regular contributor to the magazine. The Kitchen is an experimental performance space which has presented video, music, dance, and performance since the early 1970s.

Barbara London is a curator and writer who founded the video exhibition and collection programs at the Museum of Modern Art, where she worked between 1973 and 2013. The exhibitions she organized include one-person shows featuring early mavericks Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Steina Vasulka, Joan Jonas, Shigeko Kubota, Peter Campus, Gary Hill, VALIE EXPORT, Steve McQueen, and Laurie Anderson.

Michelle Yun (moderator) is Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Asia Society Museum.

Presented in conjunction with the Asia Society Museum exhibition Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot, on view through January 4, 2015.

This program is supported in part by the W.L.S. Spencer Foundation.

Can't make it to this program? Tune in to AsiaSociety.org/Live at 6:30 pm New York time for a free live video webcast. Viewers are encouraged to submit questions to [email protected] or via Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #AskAsia.


Event Details

Mon 24 Nov 2014
6:30pm - 8:00pm

725 Park Avenue (at 70th St.), New York

$10 members; $12 students/seniors; $15 nonmembers