My review of We Are in Open Circuits now available in English – Metropolis M

Archival activations — Writings by Nam June Paik  25.05.2020 | FEATURE — Hanna B. Hölling We Are in Open Circuits: Writings by Nam June Paik (2019) terminates a long silence in publishing primary sources related to Nam June Paik’s work. The volume sheds new light on Paik’s artistic-philosophical project which is currently on view in the traveling exhibition Nam June Paik: The Future is Now soon […]

My review of We Are in Open Circuits: Writings by Nam June Paik published in Metropolis M – in Dutch

Metropolis M has just published my review of the new edited volume We Are in Open Circuits: Writings by Nam June Paik, edited by Gregory Zinamn, John Hanhardt and Edith Decker-Phillips. The review includes insights into the Paik’s traveling exhibition, Nam Juen Paik: The Future is Now, soon to be open at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The essay, titled […]

Three new reviews of Paik’s Virtual Archive just published!

I am thrilled about the publication of three new reviews of my recent monograph, Paik’s Virtual Archive: Time, Change and Materiality in Media Art (University of California Press, 2017) in the Kunstchronik (by Anna Schäffler, January 2020, in German), Visual Studies (by Daniel Kayes, November 2019, in English) and in the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (by Jonathan Kemp, October 2019, in English). At an earlier stage, […]

Landscape #1 has been published

A year ago, I accepted the invitation to work on an edited book Landscape, which is the first in the new series that offers a discursive contestation with the topic of artistic engagement with landscape. The book entails several contributions by established scholars of Land art and Environmental art, along with quotations of canonical writings on landscape and examples of artistic interventions. […]

The Explicit Material, our new anthology, has just arrived in hardcover!

The anthology of essays, titled The Explicit Material: On the Intersection of Curatorial and Conservation Cultures, has just arrived in hardcover, solidly and beautifully done! Many thanks to Brill Publishers! I wish to thank the series editor, Ann-Sophie Lehmann, my amazing co-editors Francesca Bewer and Katharina Ammann, Brill editors and our brilliant authors and contributors to the volume, in alphabetical order: […]

Lecture at Bern University of the Arts – Performance: Afterlife, Materiality, Interpretation

Last Wednesday, 17 October 2018, I presented a lecture titled Performance: Afterlife, Materiality, Interpretation at Bern University of the Arts. The biligual event was a part of a research seminar series Forschungsmittwoch | Materiality in Art and Culture and was followed by an artist talk and conversation with Johannes Hedinger (Com&Com). Performance: Nachleben, Materialität, Interpretation Der Vortrag beschäftig sich mit der Charakteristik der Performance als […]

Paik’s Virtual Archive reviewed in Art Bulletin

My new book Paik’s Virtual Archive: Time, Change, and Materiality in Media Art has been brilliantly reviewed by Dr Gregory Zinman of the Georgia Institute of Technology in this month’s issue of Art Bulletin (Vol. 100, Nr. 2).  Next to Zinman’s review of my book, the “Screens and Projections” section of the journal features reviews by Kevin Hatch on Erika Balsom and Kate Mondloch on Meredith Hoy’s new book. What […]

The Harvard’s Summer Institute for Technical Studies in Art

The Summer Institute for Technical Studies in Art (SITSA) takes place for the second time at the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, MA (June 18–29, 2018). Headed by Francesca Bewer, research curator for conservation and technical study programs at the Harvard Art Museums, SITSA will unite expert faculty to engage a group of 15 students in close looking, art making, and the scientific […]