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Ridiculous Technology: Nam June Paik presented with Bowerbird

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 (7:00pm)
University Lutheran, 3637 Chestnut Street

After moving from his native Seoul, first to Germany to study music alongside the likes of Karlheinz Stockhausen and John Cage, and then to the United States, Nam June Paik lived what seems like the romantic archetype of the post-war New York artist. He drifted easily between avant-garde music, film, and fine art and helped in turn to create two new disciplines: video art and video installation. By 1962 he was a member of Fluxus and would collaborate with a litany of bright lights from Cage and Charlotte Moorman to Shigeko Kubota and Jud Yalkut.

Ridiculous Technology collects some of Paik’s most important early works, with special emphasis on his…

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