Editor's Introduction

from Deanna Sirlin 

We Are in Open Circuits:

Writings by Nam June Paik

“New Relationships Between Things Already Existing”:

Nam June Paik as a Writer

by Gregory Zinman

Interview with Joanne Mattera


Vita: a Memoir Growing Up Italian, Coming Out and Making a Life In Art  

by Deanna Sirlin

Musik Paik


by Giuseppe Gavazza

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She's Got What It Takes:  American Women Artists in Dialogue  by Deanna Sirlin

Published by Charta Art Books


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