“Art in the Air”: Korean Air to Feature Documentary by Professor Paul Tschinkel

Published: May 25, 2012

A documentary produced by QCC Art and Design professor Paul Tschinkel will “air” as in-flight entertainment aboard Korean Air flights.

The film, entitled Nam June Paik- Prisoner of the Cathode Ray, will be screened for passengers for six months beginning in July 2012. Korean Air serves more than 23 million passengers annually, in 40 nations and 119 cities around the world.

Professor Tschinkel produced and directed the documentary in 2000. He was inspired by Korean artist Nam June Paik, considered the founding father of video art. Paik died in 2006.

After coming to Queensborough in 1968, Professor Tschinkel has introduced many studio courses, including “Video as Art” in the 1970s. Most of his creative work has been in video, conceptual video art, and documentaries. He has produced 65 documentaries on art and artists. The latest is on painter David Salle, a leading figure of the 'Pictures Generation' movement that includes Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo and others.

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