In 1965, Nam June Paik used an early video system, Sony's Portapak, to record a papal procession on Fifth Avenue—perhaps an odd subject for a visionary artist road-testing a new medium, but popes have been grist for generations of painters and sculptors, even if, by the 20th century, the balance had tipped decidedly in favor of spectacle over spirit. One Paik piece in this fascinating group media-art show encloses a small TV set inside an antique radio cabinet, a fusion of technology, historical insight, and sculptural form. Elsewhere, photos on the wall and a crammed vitrine feature George Maciunas's absolutely fab graphics and typography... More >>>