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Franziska Koch

Worlding Love, Gender, and Care

Shigeko Kubota’s Sexual Healing
Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2023
ISBN 978-3-96558-060-2 | Paperback | 10 EUR | vii, 63 pp. | 17.8 cm x 12.7 cm
ISBN 978-3-96558-061-9 | PDF | Open Access | 3.7 MB
ISBN 978-3-96558-062-6 | EPUB | Open Access | 4.1 MB
Shigeko Kubota’s pioneering video Sexual Healing (1998) presents an ambivalent take on her disabled husband Nam June Paik in physical therapy. Accompanied by Marvin Gaye’s titular pop song, it considers love, sex, and care in old age within the much-debated field of Fluxus collaborations, and its ideal of working together as equals when fusing life and art. Worlding Love, Gender, and Care delves into the four decades of Kubota and Paik’s time together, reflects on feminist worlding, and investigates the vital contribution of female Fluxus artists to art history.
Franziska Koch is an art historian and Lecturer of Transcultural Studies at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf. Her habilitation project about Nam June Paik and transcultural collaboration in Fluxus is supported by a grant from the Baden-Württemberg Foundation. She co-edited Negotiating Difference: Contemporary Chinese Art in the Global Context (2012) and is the author of Die ‘chinesische Avantgarde’ und das Dispositiv der Ausstellung (2016). More recently, she edited How We Work Together: Ethics, Histories, and Epistemologies of Artistic Collaboration, a themed issue of the Journal of Transcultural Studies (2020/21). She co-leads the Heidelberg team of the Trans-Atlantic Research Project ‘Worlding Public Cultures: the Arts and Social Innovation’ (2019–2023; BMBF/DLR).

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Title
Worlding Love, Gender, and Care
Subtitle
Shigeko Kubota’s Sexual Healing
Author(s)
Franziska Koch
Bio(s)
Franziska Koch is an art historian and Lecturer of Transcultural Studies at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf. Her habilitation project about Nam June Paik and transcultural collaboration in Fluxus is supported by a grant from the Baden-Württemberg Foundation. She co-edited Negotiating Difference: Contemporary Chinese Art in the Global Context (2012) and is the author of Die ‘chinesische Avantgarde’ und das Dispositiv der Ausstellung (2016). More recently, she edited How We Work Together: Ethics, Histories, and Epistemologies of Artistic Collaboration, a themed issue of the Journal of Transcultural Studies (2020/21). She co-leads the Heidelberg team of the Trans-Atlantic Research Project ‘Worlding Public Cultures: the Arts and Social Innovation’ (2019–2023; BMBF/DLR).
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Shigeko Kubota’s pioneering video Sexual Healing (1998) presents an ambivalent take on her disabled husband Nam June Paik in physical therapy. Accompanied by Marvin Gaye’s titular pop song, it considers love, sex, and care in old age within the much-debated field of Fluxus collaborations, and its ideal of working together as equals when fusing life and art. Worlding Love, Gender, and Care delves into the four decades of Kubota and Paik’s time together, reflects on feminist worlding, and investigates the vital contribution of female Fluxus artists to art history.
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Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
July 4, 2023
Subject
Shigeko Kubota
Fluxus
video art
artistic collaboration
Nam June Paik
feminism
gender
worlding
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© by the author(s)
Except for images or otherwise noted, this publication is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Language
en-GB
number of pages
vii, 63
Table Of Contents
Introduction
The Worlding Power of Affect — An Impediment to Art Historical Reception?
Shigeko Kubota: Early Practice and Personal Life
Opera Sextronique (1965)
Vagina Painting (1964)
Video Poem (1970–75)
‘Video is Vengeance of Vagina’
Sexual Healing (1998)
What Kind of Care?
No Happy ‘Healing’ in a Heteronormative, Able-Bodied World?
References
has manifestation
ISBN 978-3-96558-060-2 | Paperback | 10 EUR | vii, 63 pp. | 17.8 cm x 12.7 cm
ISBN 978-3-96558-061-9 | PDF | Open Access | 3.7 MB
ISBN 978-3-96558-062-6 | EPUB | Open Access | 4.1 MB
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