Sumary of The Visionary Female Video Artist Shigeko Kubota, Who Pioneered Immersive Experience, Finally Gets Her Due At MoMA:
- But when portable video equipment finally became available to the public in the late 1960s and early ‘70s, artists began to question mainstream taste and to consider alternatives.
- One of the most radical was a New York-based Japanese artist named Shigeko Kubota, whose visionary video sculptures are currently the subject of an exhilarating retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.
- Kubota was married to another new media visionary, the Korean-American artist Nam June Paik, who is venerated today as the “father of video art”.
- But Paik’s approach to the medium was too conservative by Kubota’s reckoning.
- Video Haiku–Hanging Piece (detail with Kubota in the reflection).
- Installed in Options 9: Shigeko Kubota, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 1981. Photo: Robert Haller.