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Nam June Paik Interviewed

Rhee Jong-soong

NAM JUNE PAIK, Greene 3,1995, radios, record, 89 x 88 x 25 cm, courtesy Gallery Hyundai, Seoul.

The Korean-born composer, artist and performer Nam June Paik has been the key figure in the development of video art through the 1960s and 1970s. His career has paralleled the transformation of television and video, and the appropriation of technology in the visual arts.

Paik was born in 1932 in Seoul, the son of a manufacturing family. He received his primary and secondary school education in Korea, with…

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