Shigeko Kubota: Liquid Reality | Text by: Gloria Sutton

Shigeko Kubota: Liquid Reality sheds new light on an under-recognized visionary artist whose work has been central to The Museum of Modern Art's collection of time-based media art. A resurgence of interest in Kubota has been quietly brewing since her death in 2015; following several recent group exhibitions that included her work, this survey is the first to revisit her practice in a holistic way.

In an important shift away from the narrative of the woman behind the great male artist (Kubota and Nam June Paik met in the late 1960s and married in 1977), this publication serves as a rich and illuminating introduction to Kubota's practice and places her on the map as a major artist in her own right. This richly illustrated catalogue contextualizes the artist's ground-breaking video sculptures through sketches, archival material, and nature studies-many of which are reproduced for the first time-to bring into focus Kubota's observations on what technology can teach us about our own humanity.

27.7 x 24cm
184 pages


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