History of Art and Architecture

Vuk Vuković Presents at the University of Alberta

On April 13, 2023, graduate student Vuk Vuković presented his paper "Global Groove: Nam June Paik and Global Television" as part of the "Connections in Media" panel at the Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Virtual Annual Connections Conference at the University of Alberta. His paper examined how video artist Nam June Paik combined international media into the sequence of "Global Groove" (1973) as a way to assemble a “global village,” a term coined by Marshall McLuhan in the 1960s that Paik achieved in his video work by distributing it through the television broadcast networks with the mission of getting "Global Groove" consumed broadly as a short video and as an art form. Read more about the conference here