Korean-American artist Nam June Paik (1932–2006) was a forerunner of the new media movement and an influential figure in New York’s avant-garde-art scene in the 1960s. Paik moved to the United States from Germany in 1964 to join the Fluxus group and quickly developed collaborative relationships with a circle of now iconic American artists, including John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, and Bill Viola.
This Terra Foundation-supported exhibition will focus on three areas of Paik’s career: his artistic and working methods, his philosophy regarding technology, and his artistic legacy. It will bring together key works from Paik’s oeuvre with other video and sculptural works from public and private collections in the United States, Europe, and Asia. It will also include ephemera, which have never been exhibited, from the recently established Nam June Paik Archive at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
The exhibition will travel to the Asia Society Hong Kong Center (Spring 2015).
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