Fluxus, a loose international group of artists, poets, and musicians whose only shared impulse was to integrate life into art through the use of found events, sounds, and materials, thereby bringing about social and economic change in the art world. About this quiz & worksheet nam june paik was a major contributor to the fluxus art movement this quiz/worksheet combination will test your knowledge of facts about his life and artwork. The papers of nam june paik measure approximately 55 linear feet and date from 1832 to 2008, with the bulk of materials dating from 1960 to 2000 the papers document the artist's global career in video and multimedia art. Nam june paik i and ii, 2007: an installation of metal piping sculptures with video monitors attached that suggest nam june paik's body footage of kubota and paik on vacation in miami in 1996 plays on these monitors, and the video serves as a homage to paik.
Nam june paik is widely considered one of the first video artists today, video art is a rich and popular field in modern art but in the 1960s, the use of television and television images to make art was very new and revolutionary. Life is tape, 1976 by nam june paik neo-dada figurative. The artwork and ideas of nam june paik were a major influence on late 20th-century art and continue to inspire a new generation of artists. Medium strips of audiotape, open-reel audio deck, extended playback head, and speakers.
Film reviews 69 nam june paik: lessons from the video master (2007) this 2007 documentary of pioneering video artist nam june paik's memorial service at the frank campbell funeral home in new york city is a simple piece. The history of video art spools out from there, and much of it is as different from paik's work as a pollock painting is from a rembrandt paik himself went on to become an international celebrity. Nam june park was born in seoul, south korea in 1932 and died on 29th of january, 2006 - nam june paik essay introduction he was a south korean and an american video artist, performer, and a musician. Exhibition is the first to examine paik's personal archive acquired by the smithsonian american art museum in 2009 december 12, 2012 the artwork and ideas of nam june paik were a major influence on late 20th-century art and continue to inspire a new generation of artists nam june paik: global. Explore the life and work of pioneering video artist nam june paik learn about his early installation and performance artwork, international collaborations, and influence on contemporary digital.
Tom haar, shigeko kubota and nam june paik, 1974 ©tom haar in germany, in 1962, south-korean born composer/artist, nam june paik gained notoriety by breaking the violin and cutting the necktie of the american composer john cage. Nam june paik (pronounced pake), who passed away in early 2006, was known mostly as a pioneer in the field of video art in the 1960's, a new medium at that time since then, many younger artists have worked with video, including bill viola and tony oursler. Nam june paik: the artist who invented video art transcript john hanhardt: the thing to remember about nam june paik is that he really imagined, and he realized, through his art and his ideas, this medium to become an artist's medium, an artist's tool. A retrospective of the work of nam june paik, a visionary who coined the term electronic superhighway, is at the smithsonian american art museum in washington till august.
Since the smithsonian american art museum acquired the nam june paik archive in 2009, the museum's researchers have delighted in cataloging the whimsical and diverse materials accumulated by the. The estate of the highly influential korean artist nam june paik is now represented worldwide by gagosian gallery, and the international mega-gallery will present a solo show of paik's work at. Nam june paik (south korean, 1932 - 2006) john cage robot ii, 1995 11 vintage wood tv cabinets, 10 panasonic color television receivers, 1 samsung color television receiver, 2 dvd players, and 2 channels of original paik software on dvds. Nam june paik (korean: 백남준, july 20, 1932 - january 29, 2006) was a korean american artist he worked with a variety of media and is considered to be the founder of video art.
Personal selection nam june paik: technology jacquelyn d serwer my early art history training in the late 1960s was largely in the formalist tradition abstract expressionism, color field, minimalism-elegant, pure, pristine art for art's. For this piece, korean artist, nam june paik, was inspired by the us interstate highway system the gigantic installation overwhelms the viewer with constant information and imagery via neon lights and video monitors. Nam june paik, the korean-born artist working in the united states who is quoted, was a pioneer in the promotion and use of electronic art, including video, audio, television, and other media paik's work is specifically concerned with how television both records and shapes human experience in. Nam-june paik was born in seoul, korea in 1932 and is now an american citizen paik has been a central figure in avant-garde art throughout his career, and his innovative work in the fields of video art, performance art, installation art, satellite transmission, painting and music composition has had a profound influence on contemporary art.