Critical Writing Index

Nam June Paik, 'TV Garden'.: Introduction by John G. Hanhardt, 'Preserving the Immaterial' Excerpts.

by John G. Hanhardt

Guggenheim Museum Publications, 2003, pp. 70-77

As part of the conference publication from 'Permanence Through Chance: The Variable Media Approach," John G. Hanhardt introduces the importance of the 'legendary' Nam June Paik. Hanhardt discusses Paik's early exploration of interactivity and modification of video and media art which led to him quickly becoming a leading innovator as he forged strategies to link science and technology and introduce them to an emerging generation of artists seeking new forms of expression. In the second half of the article, Hanhardt talks to Paik's studio assistant Stephen Vitiello about his experience with Paik's 'TV Garden' and Paik's avant-garde approach to the television set and multimedia installations.

Text also available in French

ITEM 2003.129 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

TV GardenNam June Paik

TV FishNam June Paik

TV BuddhaNam June Paik

Global GrooveNam June Paik

Oriental PaintingsNam June Paik