Revisions—Zen for Film
On view September 18, 2015–January 10, 2016
How do works of art endure over time in the face of aging materials and changing interpretations of their meaning? How do decay, technological obsolescence, and the blending of old and new media affect what an artwork is and can become? And how can changeable artworks encourage us to rethink our assumptions of a work of art as fixed and static? Revisions—Zen for Film, an exhibition on view in Bard Graduate Center’s Focus Gallery from September 18, 2015 through January 10, 2016 explores these questions through Zen for Film (1962-64), one of the most evocative films created by the Korean-American artist Nam June Paik (1932–2006).
The exhibition was curated by Hanna Hölling, Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Professor, Cultures of Conservation, at Bard Graduate Center.
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