The GettyResearch Institute
Research Home Tools Union List of Artist Names Full Record Display
Union List of Artist Names Full Record Display
New Search Previous Page Help
Click the icon to view the hierarchy.
 
ID: 500118744
 
Record Type: Person
Paik, Nam June (South Korean sculptor, video artist, and performance artist, 1932-2006)

Note: Paik is known for his sculpture and installations employing television sets, video screens and junk assemblage, and is considered the inventor of video art. He began his career as a musician and wrote his thesis at Tokyo University on Arnold Shoenberg. He continued his studies in Munich and Freiburg, and gravitated to the avant-garde music scene in Cologne and Darmstadt, where he worked with Karlheinz Stockhausen. He met John Cage and began incorporating elements of what would become performance art into musical events, which led to an involvement with the Fluxus group. He exhibited the first known art work to incorporate television sets in 1963, and is perhaps most widely known for his collaborations with Charlotte Moorman, beginning in 1965, which resulted in the creation of his "TV Bra for Living Sculpture." He is credited with coining the phrase "electronic superhighway." Major retrospectives of his work were held at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1982, and the Guggenheim Museum in 2000. Korean-American video artist.

Names:
Paik, Nam June (preferred,V,index)
Nam June Paik (V,display)
Paik, Naum June (V)

Nationalities:
South Korean (preferred)
American
Korean

Roles:
artist (preferred)
performance artist
sculptor
video artist
musician
writer
filmmaker
teacher

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Seoul (Sŏul-t'ŭkpyŏlsi, South Korea) (inhabited place)
Died:  Miami Beach (Miami-Dade county, Florida, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
collaborated with ....  Davis, Douglas  
................................  (American video artist and critic, 1933-2014) [500116219]
influenced by ....  Cage, John  
........................  (American composer and printmaker, 1912-1992) [500092036]
member of ....  Fluxus  
................  (International group of artists, active 1960s-late 1970s) [500125040]
spouse of ....  Kubota, Shigeko  
................  (Japanese video artist, born 1937, active in New York City) [500104766]
worked with ....  Moorman, Charlotte  from 1964 Paik and Moorman have had a performing partnership
....................  (American musician and performance artist, active 20th century) [500076417]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Paik, Nam June (I)

Biographies:
(South Korean sculptor, video artist, and performance artist, 1932-2006) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Korean video artist, 1932-2006) ..... [AVERY]
(American artist, born 1932) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(Korean video artist, 1932-2006) ..... [Grove Art]
(American sculptor, born 1932) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(Korean video artist b.1932) ..... [GRLPSC]
(American artist, b.1932) ..... [BHA]

Sources and Contributors:
Nam June Paik ........ [VP]
...........................  Whitney Biennial Exhibition (1987) 191
Paik, Nam June ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, GRLPSC, Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
.............................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
.............................  Getty Research Library Photo Archive database
.............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
.............................  Whitney Biennial Exhibition (1987) 191
.............................  Witt Library, Authority files
Paik, Naum June ........ [GRLPSC Preferred]
...............................  Matzner, Künstlerlexikon mit Registern zur Documenta 1-8 (1987)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CL-Courtauld, GRLPSC, Grove Art, VP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Getty Research Library Photo Archive database
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) "Paik, Nam June " Accessed 5/01
....................  Krantz, New York Art Review (1988)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Matzner, Künstlerlexikon mit Registern zur Documenta 1-8 (1987)
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Artists (1989) 1989
....................  Whitney Biennial Exhibition (1987) 191
....................  Who's Who in American Art (1936-) 1989
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CL-Courtauld, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) "Paik, Nam June " Accessed 5/01
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
.......... Smith, Nam June Paik, New York Times (2006)
New Search

Back to Top

Printer Friendly Version

The J. Paul Getty Trust
The J. Paul Getty Trust