Enjoy up to 55% Off! Code: JOLLY Ends: 12/5 Details
Apply
  1. Help

Nam June Paik - The First Video Artist

Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player.

Nam June Paik - The First Video Artist - Page Text Content

S: Nam June Paik - The First Video Artist

BC: Created by Tate Thomason Visual Arts 3 Semester 2 May 31 2011

1: Who was Nam June Paik? Nam June Paik was the first video artist who began creating electronic media and made a great impact on the art of television and video.

2: "The Future is now." - Nam June Paik

3: "The Future is now." - Nam June Paik | Electronic Superhighway - Nam June Paik

4: A Short Biography......... | Paik was born on July 20, 1932 in Seoul, South Korea. He was the youngest of five brothers. When he was younger he studied the music and art and began playing the piano. Paik and his family left Korea in 1950 during the Korean War where the moved to Japan with Paik later graduating from the University of Tokyo in 1956. After graduating Nam June continued his studies of music and art in Germany. This ultimately led to his interest in electronic art. | Paik was born on July 20, 1932 in Seoul, South Korea. He was the youngest of five brothers. When he was younger he studied the music and art and began playing the piano. Paik and his family left Korea in 1950 during the Korean War where the moved to Japan with Paik later graduating from the University of Tokyo in 1956. After graduating Nam June continued his studies of music and art in Germany. This ultimately led to his interest in electronic art.

5: A Short Biography......... | Paik was born on July 20, 1932 in Seoul, South Korea. He was the youngest of five brothers. When he was younger he studied the music and art and began playing the piano. Paik and his family left Korea in 1950 during the Korean War where the moved to Japan with Paik later graduating from the University of Tokyo in 1956. After graduating Nam June continued his studies of music and art in Germany. This ultimately led to his interest in electronic art.

6: People who influenced him... | In 1959 he performed his "Hommage a John Cage" With music a motorcycle, audience participation and a live chicken. | John Cage | Karlheinz Stockhausen | Paik also experimented with Stockhausen in the Electronic Music Studio of the West Deutscher Rundfunk.

7: People who influenced him... | <--Yoko Ono George Mauciunas --> | In 1963 Paik became good friends with Yoko Ono, and at that time he took part in the Post Neo-Dada art movement "Fluxus" with George Maciunas, Ono and other artists.

8: Paik's first major exhibition was held March 11-20 1963 and was titled "Exposition of Music – Electronic Television" which signaled his transition from music to television.

9: Paik's first major exhibition was held March 11-20 1963 and was titled "Exposition of Music – Electronic Television" which signaled his transition from music to television.

10: His Best Known Pieces.. | Sonatine for Goldfish, 1992. Nam June Paik An old television casting with an aquarium placed inside.

11: His Best Known Pieces.. | Electronic Superhighway 1995, Nam June Paik Probably his most famous piece still to this day this piece also came from the phrase he used to use "electronic superhighway" showing that technology was going to be a huge part of the world in the future. Made of 336 televisions and 50 dvd players and over 170 meters of neon lighting.

12: In his TV project " TV Buddha" 1974 a statue of a sitting Buddha is facing it's own image on a closed-circuit TV.

13: His largest project was "Wrap around the World" designed for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea. There he mounted a giant media-tower shaped like a birthday cake, called "The More the Better" and used 1003 TV monitors for a non-stop presentation of Video-Art images and performances by Korean drummers and international artists

14: Art Style and Contribution to Art History | Video and media art is very popular now and is commonly used by many artists. In the 1960's however it was new and undiscovered until Nam June Paik began working with televisions to create flashy sculptures and strange hypnotic works of art. His work with electronic media influenced many artists maybe all of them since he is considered the father of this electronic art movement.

15: Art Style and Contribution to Art History | Video and media art is very popular now and is commonly used by many artists. In the 1960's however it was new and undiscovered until Nam June Paik began working with televisions to create flashy sculptures and strange hypnotic works of art. His work with electronic media influenced many artists maybe all of them since he is considered the father of this electronic art movement.

16: The reason I chose to do my final on Nam June Paik is because he seemed a lot in different that most of the other artists in his time. He seemed more advanced and like an artist you would see today. | Why I Chose

17: I also like the fact he created an entire movement and influenced a lot of the technology we see today. It has been interesting to learn about him and his artwork and i am glad I chose Nam June Paik for my final project. | This Artist

18: Where is he now? | Sadly, Nam June Paik passed away on January 29, 2006. After he died, his friend Yoko Ono named a space rock "Paik" in his honor.

19: Where is his artwork now? | His pieces are now on display in museums around the world.

20: Work's | http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0656760/bio http://www.paikstudios.com/bio.html www.medienkunstnetz.de/artist/paik/biography metroartwork.com/nam-june-paik-biography-artwork-m-148.html artintheblood.typepad.com/art_history_today/nam-june-paik/

21: Cited | http://leftbankartblog.blogspot.com/2011_04_01_archive.html acelebrationofwomen.org mutualart.com oneartworld.com paikstudios.com

Sizes: mini|medium|large|enormous
Tate Thomason
  • By: Tate T.
  • Joined: over 5 years ago
  • Published Mixbooks: 2
No contributors

About This Mixbook

  • Title: Nam June Paik - The First Video Artist
  • Tags: None
  • Published: over 5 years ago

Get up to 50% off
Your first order

Get up to 50% off
Your first order