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 Paik, Nam June (1932 - 2006)
Korea

Wrap Around the World Man, 1990

Mixed media;
250 x 240 x 160 cm
Fluxus

UID 102-418



Biography

Born in Seoul, Korea. Paik studied music history, art history, and philosophy at the University of Tokyo, where he graduated with a dissertation on Arnold Schoenberg. He then went to Germany in 1956 to continue the study of music history at the University of Munich. where met Karlheinz Stockhausen and John Cage who influenced Paik through their ideas of composition and performance. He then got involved with the post neo-Dada art movement, fluxus. Fluxus was founded by George Maciunas. George invited Paik to join his group of artists and he accepted. Then he returned to Japan to conduct experiments with electromagnets and colour television, alongside electronic engineer Shuya Abe. The rise of new technology led him to use the video image. Today he is known as the father of video art and influences the younger generation of artists.



Exhibitions

The Berardo Collection - A Voyage through the 20th Century
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
04-12-2004 ~ 30-04-2005

Nam June Paik – Joseph Beuys – Wolf Vostell
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
17-02-2002 ~ 29-09-2002

Nam June Paik (Zurich)
Kunsthaus (Zürich), Switzerland
16-08-1991 ~ 06-10-1991

Nam June Paik (Düsseldorf)
Städtische Kunsthalle, Germany
29-10-1991 ~ 12-02-1992

Nam June Paik (Basel)
Kunsthalle (Basel), Germany
16-08-1991 ~ 06-10-1991

Nam June Paik (Vienna)
Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts (Vienna), Austria
27-02-1992 ~ 12-04-1992

Liberdade de Imprensa Colecção Berardo
Galeria Diário de Noticias, Portugal
15-03-2006 ~ 05-05-2006

Sin Título (el arte del siglo XX en la Colección Berardo)
Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, Spain
29-06-2006 ~ 26-11-2006

3D - The Berardo Collection at the Portugeuse Parlement
Assembleia da República, Portugal
17-04-2007 ~ 20-08-2007


Bibliography

Liberdade de Imprensa Colecção Berardo, 2006
Published by Diário de Notícias
ISBN 9729335923

Nam June Paik – Video Time – Video Space, 1991
Published by Edition Cantz

Sin Título (el arte del siglo XX en la Colección Berardo), 2006
Published by Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza
ISBN 8495892529







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