Nam June Paik: Works from the Kunsthalle Bremen in the Sprengel Museum Hannover
Until the 22th february the Sprengel Museum shows works from the Seoul born artist Nam June Paik who died at the age of 74 in 2006. In the exhibition you can see also one of Paiks most important works his Videosynthesizer. Already in 1969 Paik tried to break up the one channel model of television to make it an interactive media. As a musican and strongly influenced by artists as Stockhausen and Cage or Mary Bauermeister wanted to give the spectator an active role in seeing.This is a model he even sticked to in later works as Real fish Live fish II made in 1982. Here interaction became a process of thinking. Unfortunatly his works misses a little bid of the atmosphere in which they where first exposed in the Fluxus mouvement and you even do not want any more to manipulate his videosynthesizer even if you where allowed to. The exposition has no catalogue and is situated in the entrance level so that you can not make the différence with the collection of the museum.