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(1932 – 2006), South Korea

Nam June Paik in Related Press

Life and Technology: The Binary of Nam June Paik Related Press Life and Technology: The Binary of Nam June Paik 1 November 2019, Gagosian Quarterly

Following a major stroke in 1996, Paik, ambitious as ever, began to infuse his TV sculptures with notes of personal and spiritual reflection. He made sculptural video homages to artist friends and gesturally painted and inscribed the old TVs and other found objects that crowded his studio, producing multilayered works that fulfill a promise he...

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Standing Up for Humanity in a World of Screens Related Press Standing Up for Humanity in a World of Screens 1 November 2019, The New York Times

LONDON — One of Europe's leading museums has devoted its biggest show of the season to someone who saw the future more clearly than any artist of his century. He was a restless traveler and a keen student of anatomy who danced across the boundaries of art and science. He blended ancient religion with new forms of representation, and sketched...

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Time by Dance by Paik Related Press Time by Dance by Paik 31 October 2019, Gagosian Quarterly

Screens flicker and bodies groove across time in Nam June Paik 's monumental installation Fin de Siècle II (1989). Framed within the displays of more than two hundred 1980s television sets, Merce Cunningham and his sinuous outline momentarily dance a duet. The two figures multiply across the kaleidoscopic screens–some remaining upright, some...

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Nam June Paik today – part II Related Press Nam June Paik today – part II 18 October 2019, ArtReview

Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries (Young-hae Chang and Marc Voge) How did you first encounter the work of Nam June Paik? Paik accosted us in Paris, on the rue de Seine, in front of his hotel, La Louisiane, during the open market. Then he ran up to his room and brought us back a catalogue of his current show.

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Nam June Paik today Related Press Nam June Paik today 18 October 2019, ArtReview

Koki Tanaka How did you first encounter the work of Nam June Paik? I think it was through TV Buddha, but not sure which one. I just googled it now, and find out there are so many different versions of TV Buddhas by Paik...

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The Emperor's new museum Related Press The Emperor's new museum 8 November 2016, The New Yorker

"It's nice to come home to Shanghai,” the Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian told me one day in February, four months after gaining worldwide notoriety by spending a hundred and seventy million dollars on a painting by Amedeo Modigliani. We had just sat down in his office at the Long Museum West, one of two privately run art museums that...

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Nam June Paik has the last laugh Related Press Nam June Paik has the last laugh 13 September 2016, The Japan Times

Rapid, multilayered, fluid — the high-tech images created by Nam June Paik earned him the epithet the Father of Video Art. He may be most often associated with banks of television screens and intense, distorted video images, but as a new retrospective of his work at the Watarium (The Watari Museum of Contemporary Art) in Tokyo highlights...

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Discussion on video art research in the context of globalisation: 'Time Test' is unveiled Related Press Discussion on video art research in the context of globalisation: 'Time Test' is unveiled 12 July 2016, CAFA ART INFO

At 2:30 pm on July 2, 2016, Time Test – International Video Art Research Exhibition was unveiled at CAFA Art Museum. The exhibition is jointly hosted by Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A. and CAFA Art Museum. In the axis of the development course of the video art, the project presents...

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Information overload: Whitechapel packs in 50 years of computer art Related Press Information overload: Whitechapel packs in 50 years of computer art 28 March 2016, The Art Newspaper

Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966) at the Whitechapel Gallery traces the impact of computer and internet technologies on artists over the past 50 years. And much like the internet, it is a jam-packed, spam filled, free-for-all. Running in reverse chronological order, it includes works by 70 artists, fr om lo-fi 60s plotter drawings to Jacolby...

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Nam June Paik’s prophetic final works at Gagosian Hong Kong – in pictures Related Press Nam June Paik’s prophetic final works at Gagosian Hong Kong – in pictures 1 October 2015, Art Radar

Curated by Paik scholar John Hanhardt, Nam June Paik: The Late Style unveils previously unexhibited works from the video art maestro’s final years. Christened internationally as the ‘Father of video art’ (and now becoming the ‘Grandfather of video art’), Korean-American artist Nam June Paik (1932-2006) was a...

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Gagosian nets estate of Nam June Paik, grandfather of video art Related Press Gagosian nets estate of Nam June Paik, grandfather of video art 13 August 2015, The Art Newspaper

Gagosian Gallery has taken on worldwide representation of the estate of Nam June Paik, the late Korean artist known as the grandfather of video art. Gagosian’s representation of the artist was initiated by staff in its Hong Kong gallery, which will mount an exhibition dedicated to the artist this autumn. The show, Nam June Paik: the Late...

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Contemporary Asian Art at TEFAF 2015 Related Press Contemporary Asian Art at TEFAF 2015 26 March 2015, ArtAsia Pacific

Branded as the world’s greatest art and antiques fair, The European Fine Art Fair - aka TEFAF Maastricht - launched its 28th edition on March 12 to a lively crowd of museum directors, curators, critics, collectors and sophisticated spectators. This year’s fair, which runs through March 22, features various goods from antiques, rare...

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Contemporary Asian Art At Art Basel Miami Beach Related Press Contemporary Asian Art At Art Basel Miami Beach

The 13th edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach (ABMB) offered an especially strong showing of Asian galleries. As interest in contemporary Asian art continues to grow, so does the number of Asian exhibitors at international art fairs. Of the 267 exhibitors that showed at this year’s ABMB, 21 are located in or have branches in Asia. New...

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Nam June Paik In New York Related Press Nam June Paik In New York 29 October 2014, Art Radar / 24 October 2014

On 5 September 2014, New York’s Asia Society Museum launched Nam June Paik’s retrospective exhibition. Spanning the artist’s entire artistic career, the show explores his visionary approach to technology and the creation of innovative video and new media art. Nam June Paik (b. 1932, Seoul), a pioneering figure in new media...

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Art Basel Hong Kong on the Verge (Part 2) Related Press Art Basel Hong Kong on the Verge (Part 2) 21 May 2014, Hyperallergic

HONG KONG — On the first day of Art Basel Hong Kong 2014, Pearl Lam Galleries (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore) reported strong sales of new LED works in Chinese by the artist Jenny Holzer in the range of US$180,000–300,000. White Cube (London, Hong Kong, São Paul HONG KONG — On the first day of Art Basel Hong Kong 2014, Pearl Lam...

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