Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot | Asia Society Museum

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Nam June Paik

September 5, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Artist: Nam June Paik
Becoming Robot explores the Nam June Paik’s visionary use of technologies and the lasting impact his singular contributions have had on the development and appreciation of new media art. The exhibition highlights his lifelong interest in humanizing technology and his prescient view of how technological innovations would become integral to our daily lives. As the “father of video art,” Paik’s groundbreaking work blurred past distinctions between science, fine art, and popular culture to make way for new media, previously associated with mass entertainment and scientific discovery.

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Above: Nam June Paik, Presentation of “Good Morning Mr. Orwell,” at the Kitchen Gallery, New York, December 8, 1983 (detail). Photograph © 1983 by Lorenzo Bianda (Tegna, CH), Courtesy Asia Society Museum

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