Piano & Letters
Mary Bauermeister was Nam June Paik’s close colleague and a Fluxus artist. Piano & Letters consists of written correspondences between the two artists, and scenes from a concert that took place in the early 1960s at Bauermeister’s studio. The piano, decked with paper and photographs, is also part of the actual object that was used at the concert. Along with Paik’s piece Klavier Intégral, which was introduced at Exposition of Music — Electronic Television, the destroyed piano shows the experimental spirit of the artists at the time, who expressed new concepts of art such as viewer participation, improvisation, and coincidence.
Nam June Paik, Mary Bauermeister
1960 (Piano) / 1962-1980 (Letters)
dismantled piano, copies of documents, images, letters from Nam June Paik