• The Limits of “No Limits”

    At the entrance of the exhibition floats Zao Wou-ki’s painting Hommage à Chu Yun—05.05.55 (1955), a large canvas cloaked in fluid patches of startlingly limpid aquamarine, rust, and warm cream. The abstract work appears to conceal something underwater. Perhaps it is the ancient Chinese poet of the title, who, after being exiled, drowned himself in the Miluo River. The concentration…

  • Biomorphic, Electric, Robotic: Nam June Paik at Asia Society

    “The real issue is not to make another scientific toy, but how to humanize the technology and the electric medium.” – Nam June Paik, 1964 The staircase at the Asia Society Museum leads to an enlarged, transparent image of Nam June Paik sitting between two illuminated globes, contemplatively with chin in hand, wearing miniature televisions inset in a pair of…