Nam June Paik

Requiem to the 20th Century

1997
6 x 16 ½ x 6 feet
1936 Chrysler Airstream, video, audio, monitors, speakers
Museum Purchase with funds provided by the Island Fund of the New York Community Trust, 2001.53

(1932–2006)
Lived and worked in New York, NY

Nam June Paik is the father of video art and the most important figure in the art and technology movement of the late twentieth century.  More info...

Tap below to hear George Fifield, curator, talk about Paik and the electronic superhighway:

Tap below to hear George Fifield, curator, talk about Requiem as a prototype:

Tap below to hear Brad Gonyer, art conservator and installer, talk about conserving Requiem:

Tap below to hear Fred Barzyk, WGBH Director, talk about Paik at WGBH:

Tap below to hear Fred Barzyk, WGBH Director, talk about Paik's influence on video art:

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