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Set Video to Record

by Brian Mertens

South Korea reclaims Nam June Paik as the prodigy of its art scene with a center dedicated to the study of his radical career. 

NAM JUNE PAIK, TV Fish (detail), 1975-88, 3 channel video, 24 monitors and aquariums, live fish, 1158 x 147 x 99 cm. 
One remarkable thing about South Korea’s recent history is that one of its best-known citizens abroad is the avant-garde artist Nam June Paik, whose connection to his homeland was always tenuous. Paik, born in Seoul in 1932, didn’t visit South Korea
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