Paik, Nam June

Paik, Nam June näm jo͞on pīk [key], 1932–2006, Korean-American artist, widely considered the founder of video art, b. Seoul, studied art and music at Tokyo Univ. and in Germany. A performance and conceptual artist, Paik worked beginning in the 1960s mainly with video, integrating visual images with music. A characteristic work, Fin de Siecle II (1989–90 Whitney Mus., New York City), incorporates hundreds of television monitors, confronting the viewer with multiple images and sounds.

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