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Nam June Paik

Korean American Composer, Performer, Sculptor, Video and Digital Artist

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Movements and Styles: Performance Art, Body Art

Born: July 20, 1932 - Seoul, South Korea

Died: January 29, 2006 - Miami, Florida, United States

"Skin has become inadequate in interfacing with reality. Technology has become the body's new membrane of existence."

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Nam June Paik, known as "the father of video art," surfed the forefront of cutting edge technologies and utilized them to realize artworks, the likes the world had never yet seen. His various experiments positioned video as a viable art form, and a tool toward accomplishing widespread, global connectivity - an oeuvre eerily prophetic to our contemporary information age. His revolutionary practice laid the groundwork for today's artists working in new media art.

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