BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN PRODID:iCalendar-Ruby VERSION:2.0 BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:Maya Stendhal Gallery is pleased to present vide o artist \n Shigeko Kubota’s solo show My Life \n With Nam June Paik\, which runs from Septem ber 6 through \n October 27\, 2007. As one of the first artists to e xplore the aesthetic\, \n emotive\, and technological properties of video\, Kubota is largely responsible \n for video’s acceptance as a legitimate art practice. On view will \n be key works\, some never before exhibited\, which highlight the artist’s \n special relations hip with husband and collaborator Nam June Paik \n (1932-2006).
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\n The autobiographical is a constant theme throughout Kubota’s impressive \n body of work. She unites tra ditional sculpture with the electronic image \n to convey the person al\, spiritual\, and creative aspects that motivate \n her in life a nd art.
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\n On view will be the self-portrait < strong>Jogging Lady \n (1993)\, a metal sculpture of a woman running while marathon footage plays \n on video monitors bra zenly placed at her stomach\, breasts\, and mouth. \n Conceived as i ts male counterpart\, or Nam June Paik\, Pissing \n Boy< /strong> (1993) is a work full of wit and playfulness in which \n a robot-like figure incessantly urinates into a bucket as Paik’s \n image plays on a monitor in the forehead. Also featured is K orean \n Grave (1993)\, expressed as a spiritual dome that echoes \n the country’s traditional burial structure. Sentiment al and poignant \n moments of the couple’s 1984 trip to Paik’s homel and play \n on the work’s numerous video screens.
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\ n The show will also present two new larger than life video sculptur es that \n will be unveiled to public for the first time. Nam June Paik \n I
(2007) is composed of metal pipin g that abstractly suggests \n a human figure sitting on a mesh\, orb -like base. The figure comes to life \n as recent images of Kubota a nd Paik play on monitors stationed at the \n head\, torso\, hands\, and knees. Nam June Paik II \n (2007) exhi bits Paik’s eccentric personality - he wears a belt and \n suspender s together. His arms are outstretched. In one hand he holds a \n vio lin\, the instrument he smashed in his memorable performance On e \n for Violin Solo. In the other hand is a Buddha he ad referencing \n his piece TV-Buddha. Foo tage of the couple shot \n over the years plays on 16 monitors place d through out the torso\, arms\, \n and head. Created in memory of P aik\, these works symbolize his enduring \n presence as a husband an d artist.
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\n Born in 1937 in Niigata\, Japan\, Shig eko Kubota studied sculpture in her \n native country before moving to New York City in 1964 where she met George \n Maciunas\, the influential founder of the Fluxus art movement. \n She became an active figure\, embracing the movement’s collaborative \n and experimental approach to artistic practice. Fluxus introduced her \n to one of the group’s core members Nam June Paik\, \n and they eventually married in 1977. The radical ideas and iconic i magery \n put forth by artist Marcel Duchamp also m otivated Kubota \n in theory and practice. These influences\, ground ed in avant-garde beliefs\, \n provided Kubota with the creative pus h needed to break free from art’s \n restrictive boundaries\, and in 1970\, she began using video.
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\n Shigeko Kubota h as exhibited at major art museums all over the world including \n th e Museum of Modern Art\, Whitney Museum of American Art\, Solomon \ n R. Guggenheim Museum\, and the New Museum of Cont emporary \n Art in New York\, the Museum of Contemp orary Art \n in Chicago\, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam\, and the \n Hara Museum of Contemporary A rt in Tokyo. She held artist residencies \n at the Art Institute of Chicago and Brown University\, \ n and taught Video Art at the School of Visual Arts in \n New York. She received the DAAD Fellowship i n Berlin\, \n Germany\, and awards and grants from the Solom on R. Guggenheim \n Museum\, Rockefeller Foundation\, American Film Institute\, New York Foundation \n for the Arts\, New York State Cou ncil on the Arts\, and the National \n Endowment fo r the Arts. Shigeko Kubota lives and works in New \n York C ity.
DTEND:20071027 DTSTAMP:20140924T055518 DTSTART:20070906 GEO:40.7466245;-74.0073884 LOCATION:Maya Stendhal Gallery\,545 W.20th St. \nNew York\, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:My Life With Nam June Paik\, SHIGEKO KUBOTA UID:6241 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20070906T210000 DTSTAMP:20140924T055518 DTSTART:20070906T180000 GEO:40.7466245;-74.0073884 LOCATION:Maya Stendhal Gallery\,545 W.20th St. \nNew York\, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:My Life With Nam June Paik\, SHIGEKO KUBOTA UID:6242 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR