The Medium: Taking Waste Out of the Wasteland

People have been attacked by television all their lives. Now they can attack it back.

—Electronic Sculptor Nam June Paik

The younger generation has rebelled against its elders in the home. It has stormed the campuses. About the only target remaining in loco parentis is that preoccupier of youth, television. Last week the television generation struck there too, but the rebellion was half in fun: an art exhibition at Manhattan's Howard Wise Gallery entitled "TV as a Creative Medium."

Within the confines of two rooms, 25 TV sets glare and blare at one another. The ten artists, all in their 20s or...

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