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Photo of Nam June Paik with small white round television

Nam June Paik, Father of Video Art

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
4:00 pm

Korean-born artist Nam June Paik (1932-2006) was one of the most visionary and influential artists of the late twentieth century. He was among the very first to consider the expressive potential of television as a medium for art, producing highly stylized tapes, collaborative public broadcasts, and gallery installations that incorporated working television sets. This talk examines Paik's work in relation to the concept of transmission, considering Paik's many collaborations with major artists of the day, wide-ranging influence on the future of video art, and many biographical dislocations.

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Annie Dell’Aria
Annie Dell’Aria
Associate Professor of Art and Architecture History