Howard Wise & TV as a Creative Medium

Howard Wise was an innovative art dealer and a visionary supporter of video as an art form. His seminal embrace and fostering of video artists and projects contributed to contemporary art history. From 1960 to 1970, the Howard Wise Gallery on 57th Street in New York was a locus for kinetic art and multimedia works that explored the nexus of art and technology. The gallery featured several groundbreaking exhibitions, including "On the Move" (1964), "Lights in Orbit" (1967), and the landmark 1969 "TV as a Creative Medium." The first exhibition dedicated to video (or television) in the United States, "TV as a Creative Medium" included artists such as Nam June Paik, Charlotte Moorman and Aldo Tambellini. In addition to defining an emerging artistic movement, this influential exhibition revealed the need for new paradigms to support artists working in video. In 1970, Wise closed the gallery to lay the groundwork for Electronic Arts Intermix, which he founded the following year to foster creative pursuits in the nascent video underground.

Howard Wise | The Howard Wise Gallery

TV as a Creative Medium