Jud Yalkut, 26'1.1499" For A String Player, 1973 (still); source: Electronic Arts Intermix

Screening and Panel

On Nam June Paik, Charlotte Moorman, and the Electronic Superhighway

Thursday, Nov 30, 2017

6 p.m.

Joan Rothfuss is unable to join us tonight, but her talk will be read by Frank Smigiel, associate curator, performance and film at SFMOMA.

Join us for a look at Nam June Paik’s collaborative approach to and influence on art-making. Curators Rachel Jans and Tanya Zimbardo will give introductory remarks, Joan Rothfuss will highlight Paik’s work with Charlotte Moorman, and Ed Halter and Rudolf Frieling — both 2017 Thoma Foundation Arts Writing Award in Digital Art recipients will track Paik’s traces today. The evening begins with a screening of Jud Yalkut’s video realization of Moorman and Paik performing John Cage’s 26’1.1499” for a String Player. Speakers follow at 7 p.m.


Rudolf Frieling, curator of media arts at SFMOMA
Ed Halter, critic, curator, and a founder and director of Light Industry
Rachel Jans, assistant curator of painting and sculpture, SFMOMA (introduction)
Joan Rothfuss, independent writer, curator, and educator
Tanya Zimbardo, assistant curator of media arts, SFMOMA (introduction)