Nam June Paik

Nam June Paik was born in 1932 in Seoul, South Korea, and died in 2006 in Miami, United States. This Korean American artist and composer is considered one of the pioneers of video art, often associated with the avant-garde Fluxus movement. Paik produced his first “video sculptures” using television sets as a medium, a technology that was becoming more and more popular, and the possibilities of which fascinated him. He was the first to consider using the television object, and to raise awareness of its role in private spheres. With creativity and humour, Paik continued these conceptual experiments based on the multiplication of the electronic image throughout his entire career. His spectacular visual environments allowed him to invent new forms of communication and to explore our relationship with mass media, and our reception of and, more generally, the role of technology in culture.

His work was included in the exhibition 'Untitled, 2020' (2020) at Punta della Dogana.