TV as a Creative Medium

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In May 1969, TV as a Creative Medium opened at the Howard Wise Gallery in New York. This seminal exhibition heralded a burgeoning development that came to be known as "video art". The first exhibition in the United States devoted to video, TV as a Creative Medium signaled radical changes, inspiring a generation of artists to take up video and provoking commentary that extended well beyond the channels of art discourse. Among the twelve artists in the show were Nam June Paik, Charlotte Moorman, Paul Ryan, Ira Schneider, Frank Gillette, and Eric Siegel. Prescient in its diversity, the exhibition featured performance, objects, closed-circuit tapes and installations, with works as varied as Paik and Moorman's TV Bra for Living Sculpture, Gillette and Schneider's Wipe Cycle and Thomas Tadlock's Archetron. (Source)