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Emily Erikson, Chrissie Iles

YOUNG ASTRONAUTS, LAMENT. If “The New Frontier: Art and Television, 1960-65” at the Austin Museum of Art (Sept. 1–Nov. 26) is any measure, even Texans seem ready to recast the first glory days of NASA as baby steps in our emergent media culture rather than a giant leap for interstellar exploration. Los Angelenos' up-close engagement with global capital's preferred medium comes as less of a surprise: Curator Alan Farmer has included Golden Staters Wallace Berman, Lee Friedlander, and Ed Kienholz, to name just three; though New Yorkers like Andy Warhol and Nam June Paik take a turn as well. Those drawn to the techniques of the digital age will also be interested in “VideoCulture: Three Decades of Video Art.” Several institutions, including the Detroit Institute of Arts and the University of Michigan's Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, will collaborate in a multisite televisual extravaganza featuring

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