Nam June Paik: Global Visionary

Nam June Paik: Global Visionary

by John G. Hanhardt
     
 

Internationally recognized as the father of video art, Korean-born artist Nam June Paik (1932–2006) transformed twentieth-century art practice. His innovative, media-based artwork was grounded in avant-garde music and performance art, which he used to expand video and television as artistic expressions in contemporary visual culture.

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Internationally recognized as the father of video art, Korean-born artist Nam June Paik (1932–2006) transformed twentieth-century art practice. His innovative, media-based artwork was grounded in avant-garde music and performance art, which he used to expand video and television as artistic expressions in contemporary visual culture.

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"[experience first-hand] the noise and delicious chaos of the…Korean-born trailblazer of video art" Philip Kennicott, The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907804205
Publisher:
D Giles Limited
Publication date:
07/02/2013
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author


Ken Hakuta, one of Nam June Paik’s paternal nephews, created the highly popular Wacky Wallwalker toys in the 1980s and hosted The Dr. Fad Show, a children’s television program, which aired from 1987 to 1994. He is the executor of the Nam June Paik Estate.

John G. Hanhardt is consulting senior curator for film and media arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Since beginning his career at the Department of Film at the Museum of Modern Art, he has curated film and media arts at the Walker Art Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Guggenheim Museum.

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