Nam June PaikKorea
Grants Awarded1970 | Arts, General | United States
For participation in a project undertaken by WGBH, Lowell Institute of Cooperative Broadcasting Council1965 | Visual Art | United States
to pursue composing activities and to observe contemporary music developments in the United States.
Rewind: Selections from the Harold and Ruth Newman New Media Collection comprises a selection of new media works from the Museum’s collection; Asian contemporary art.
Marking a decade on since the death of the “Father of Video Art”, Nam June Paik, this exhibition gathers together an impressive collection of 230 pieces of installation, video, painting and drawing works of the moving image master, bringing to light the concepts behind them and the life of the artist himself. Also included in the show is a special feature of Paik’s collaboration with Joseph Beuys.
Sonata: Print Series by Nam June Paik offers a series of prints, including Paik’s musical compositions, drawings, photographs, performances, events and video sculptures. Nam June Paik, the Korean-American artist who died in 2006 at age 73, is widely known as the father of video art. He produced a large body of work while exploring the influence of electronic media on the arts.
Nam June Paik received ACC Fellowships in 1965 and 1970 for research in the United States.
Nam June Paik is known as the father of video art. We celebrate this innovative visionary, on what would have been his eighty-fifth birthday, with Barbara London, Yale University’s media arts critic and MoMA’s former associate curator in the department of media and performance art. London established MoMA’s video collection, and was the editor of Soundings: A Contemporary Score, their first major exhibition of sound art. She gives a talk entitled “What’s Technology Got to Do With It?”