Greek Artist in Nam June Paik Exhibition
Nam June Paik was a Korean-American artist who introduced advanced technology as an art form. He was considered the father of video art which he presented to the world for the first time in 1963 during his solo exhibition, entitled “Exposition of Music-Electronic Television,” in Germany.
Nam June Paik always tested the limits of technology in its application as an art form. He used to reconfigure mechanical devises, transforming them into works of art, such as his iconic robots. Now, eleven year after his death, one of his life-size sculptures is on view in New York City at Shin Gallery, in an exhibition entitled “The Legacy of Nam June Paik in the Post-Digital Era.”
Pace is pleased to present a retrospective of Zhang Huan’s work at Chesa Büsin in Zuoz, Switzerland from July 14 through August 31. Encompassing the past 20 years of Zhang Huan's career, the exhibition will explore themes of Buddhism, existentialism and the limits of the human body that have been central to his artistic practice since 1994.
Image: ”1/2 (Meat + Text),” 1998, chromagenic colour print.
I have known Hassan Khan since 1999. I’ve worked with him twice, having curated the Egypt portion of L’Art dans le monde (2000) in Paris that included a presentation of his video installation “re/lapse,” and a deep dive into his work during graduate school culminating with the installation of “to the man masturbating in the toilet of the Charles De Gaulle airport” in my thesis exhibition Four by Four (2005) at Artists Space in New York.
Everyone loves scientific illustration! These beauties, from T. Wingate Todd, were published in Human physiology, especially adapted for dental students, by R. G. Pearce, from 1916. The volume is from Columbia University Libraries and is part of the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
photos by mohammad reza domiri ganji in iran of: (1) the dome of the seyyed mosque in isfahan; (2,8) the nasīr al mulk mosque, or pink mosque, in shiraz; (3,4) the vakil mosque in shiraz; (5) the ceiling of the fifth floor of ali qapu in isfahan; (6,10) the vakil bathhouse in shiraz; (7) the imam mosque in isfahan; (9) the jame mosque of yazd
The Fetish of Staring at Iran’s Women
This piece was for a challenging article titled “The Fetish of Staring at Iran’s Women.” The author is an Iranian woman who cautions against using the bodies of Iran’s women as a yard stick for the state of the country. Throughout news media, images of women fully covered, in a simple head scarf, or dressed similarly to their Western peers are used as a symbol of the country and a symbol of the freedom of its people.