Magazine article Sculpture

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Magazine article Sculpture

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Krefeld, Germany

Nam June Paik Award 2014

Through February 15, 2015

This seventh edition of the Nam June Paik Award features about 20 bound- ary-breaking new media works by four finalists making use of every- thing from vinyl records to real peo- ple. Under the direction of German artist Ulf Aminde, whose hybrid videos/performances investigate breaches in the social contract, dis- enfranchised youth, the homeless, and the disabled bare their mental states, treading the line between truth and cliché in a Brechtian trans- position of self into third person. Ini- tially trained in classical guitar and music technology, Cory Arcangel has embraced the anarchic potential of the Internet and its utopian open- source culture, transforming himself into the leading voice of pop-tinged, computer-centered art with altered hardware sculptures and appropri- ated software interventions that question the value of authorship and revel in our fraught relationship with electronic media. …

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