Robert Adrian X shares Nam June Paik Art Center Prize
As much as I complain about the non-intersection of the so-called contemporary art world and the art formerly known as new media world, recently a prestigious international jury consisting of Hank Bull, executive director of Center A in Vancouver; Doryun Chong, associate curator at The Museum of Modern Art in New York; Udo Kittelman, director of the National Galleries, Berlin; Tetsuo Kogawa, artist and professor at Keizai University, Tokyo; and Barbara Vanderlinden, Belgian curator and author,Â selected media pioneer Robert Adrian X to split the $50,000 Nam June Paik Art CenterÂ Award with Eun-me Ahn, Ceal Floyer and Seung-taek Lee.
Adrian participated in what was arguably the first telematic art conference, Artists’ Use of Telecom (1980) (as did Hank Bull), helped organize and support ARTEX (1980-90) the Artists’ Electronic Exchange Project, organized The World in 24 Hours at Ars Electronica (1982), helped organize and support Planetary Network, a telecommunications project for the Venice Biennale XLII (1986), among many, many other projects.
Congratulations to Robert! And the Nam June Pak Art Center.