Innovative, witty, versatile, and wise are words that come to mind when reflecting upon pioneering artist Nam June Paik (1932–2006). Paik’s innovative work shaped the early history of video art and contributed to the foundation of MoMA’s media collection. His work was first shown at MoMA in the 1968 exhibition The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age. Since then, many exhibitions at the Museum have featured his classic videotapes and video sculptures. Today, his artistic spirit reaches around the globe. All works directed by Paik, or in collaboration with Paik, as noted.
Organized by Barbara London, Associate Curator; Sally Berger, Assistant Curator; and Maholo Uchida, Intern, Department of Film and Media, in collaboration with Electronic Arts Intermix.