This installation of Watch This! is the fourth in the series. The seven featured artworks are: three works by David Haxton, Black on White Tape, from Sixteen Films (1974–1975), Black and White Drawing, from Sixteen Films (1975–1976) and White Red and Green Lights, from Sixteen Films (1978); Gordon Matta-Clark, Program One: Chinatown Voyeur (1971); Nam June Paik, Zen for TV (1963, 1976 version); Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty (1970); and Woody Vasulka, C-Trend from Selected Works (1974). Michael Mansfield, curator of film and media arts, selected the works.
A dedicated permanent collection gallery for time-based art is an important aspect of the media arts initiative at the museum, which includes acquisitions, exhibitions, educational programs, and archival research resources related to film, video, and the media arts.
The James F. Dicke Family Endowment generously supported Watch This!
Nam June Paik (1932–2006), internationally recognized as the "Father of Video Art," created a large body of work including video sculptures, installations, performances, videotapes and television productions.