Editorial Board of Art Matters

A series of recent posts by the Journal Art Matters presents my brilliant colleagues acting as editorial board members for the journal. Check out the Art Matters Twitter feed. And here is a tweet concerning my profile. On this occasion, I’d like to remind everyone that in September 2021, the journal published a special issue on the conservation of contemporary […]

Introduction: Object—Event—Performance

Much of the artwork that rose to prominence in the second half of the twentieth century took on novel forms—such as installation, performance, event, video, film, earthwork, and intermedia works with interactive and networked components—that pose a new set of questions about what art actually is, both physically and conceptually. For conservators, this raises an existential challenge when considering what […]

Talk at Dia Art Foundation, German Minimalism Symposium

On the occasion of Dia Beacon’s simultaneous presentation of works by Imi Knoebel, Charlotte Posenenske, and Franz Erhard Walther, I was invited by Ian Wallace to participate in a two-hour event that brought together, as he puts it, a new generation of artists and scholars to reconsider the classification of “German Minimalism,” a term that has been used to describe […]

What does the work want? On the intersection of curatorial and conservation cultures

A series of workshops titled Curating Living Archives organized by Dr Judit Bodor (Baxter Fellow Curatorial Practice) and Adam Lockhart (Lecturer in Media Arts, media archivist) at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at University of Dundee, explores challenges and approaches toward how we can care for the ‘unruly’ archives of contemporary art in academic (rather than in […]

New Essay: Unpacking the Score: Notes on the Material Legacy of Intermediality

Published in the new issue of On Curating devoted to the topic of Fluxus, this essay seeks to build a theory of score-based works different from traditional approaches in which the score becomes a function of the performance’s archive. At its core, there lies a deep interest in the ontology of the work, its materiality and ontogenesis regulated by indeterminacy […]

VIDEO DIGITAL COMMONS – talk at the Nam June Paik Art Center Seoul

탈-보존: 백남준의 가상 아카이브POST-PRESERVATION: PAIK’S VIRTUAL ARCHIVE, POTENTIALLY (Korean version below) This paper, delivered on the occasion of The Gift of Nam June Paik 13 at the Nam June Paik Art Center in Yongin, South Korea (and available as recording below), offers insights into the different modes of existence of, and understanding, the archive. I propose an archive that encompasses […]

Assembling a Work of Art: An Annotated History of Fluxfilm No. 1

This wonderful “reprint” of three chapters of Revisions just appeared in the 11th issue of the online Journal MAP – Media, Archive, Performance, section “Bewegliche Zugänge: Werk-Geschichten und temporär genutzte Orte.” This is an annotated reprint that features a new intro and conclusions, along with several images from the exhibition Revisions-Zen for Film curated by me at Bard Graduate Center […]

My contribution to Nam June Paik Pre Bell Man: Eine Ikone der Medienkunst

Here is an excellent publication titled Nam June Paik Pre Bell Man: Eine Ikone der Medienkunst that features the conservation and restoration of a multimedia installation Pre Bell Man by Nam June Paik at the Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt. It emerged from critical debates surrounding the issues of returning this canonical work to life in which I participated amongst many […]

“Paik, Musically: Fluxus, Stockhausen, Cage” has been published in Korean and English

My essay “Paik, Musically: Fluxus—Stockhausen—Cage” for the online catalog of a research project on Nam June Paik at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, has just been published. The publication is bilingual, English and Korean. I am thrilled to find myself in such a distinguished, international company of authors: René Block, Byeongwon Ha, Sungook Hong, Eunji Kim, […]