Friday, April 9, 2010

America the beautiful.

Electronic Superhighway: Continental US, Alaska & Hawaii


Nam June Paik

This enormous artwork by Paik is located in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC.

This museum is not located on the National Mall with the other Smithsonians but is in downtown DC. The museum features the most fantastic contemporary Atrium linking older buildings together and house a remarkable collection of both historical and contemporary visual and applied arts.

A feature not seen in Australian galleries or museums is the open storage collection, and the conservation center. Both gave an insight into the behind the scenes aspects of curating, conservation and managing the collection.

Paiks' work "Electronic superhighway" is approx. 14 metres long by 5metres high and includes 49 channel close-circuit video elements and neon tubing.

you can find more about this artwork at

Photograph taken by Mrs Matthews-Art teacher

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