Nam June Paik

Nam June Paik (Seoul, South Korea, 1932 – Miami, US, 2006). Widely recognized as the “father of Video Art”, Nam June Paik, formerly a composer, distinguished himself through his visionary and interdisciplinary practice. Merging sounds, performances, installations and approach to former new technologies, he shaped the extensive broadcasting of art as we know it. Paik became and active contributor to Fluxus in 1961 when he met George Maciunas. He largely helped to organize Fluxus “actions” in Europe where he would perform himself and introduce key practices of the movement. Relentlessly producing throughout his prolonged career, between the 1950s and the 2000s, Nam June Paik frequently collaborated with Charlotte Moorman, noticeably producing the “Opera Sexotronique” that had the two arrested in 1967.

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Silent Piano, 1975
Nam June Paik
Silent Piano, 1975