Nam JunePaik  
Country:   South Korea
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1950 The Paik family flees from the Korean War, first to Hong Kong, and later to Japan 1956 Paik graduates from the University of Tokyo, concluding his studies of the History of Art and the History of Music with a thesis on Arnold Schonberg 1956-58 Studies the History of Music at Munich University; meets Karlheinz Stockhausen; studies Composition at Freiburg Conservatory 1958-63 Meets John Cage; works in the Studio fur elektronische Musik at WDR, Cologne 1959-62 Has appearances with pieces of his action music; Stockhausen's Originale is performed in Cologne 1963 Participates in "Fluxus. Internationale Festspiele neuester Musik", Wiesbaden; "Exposition of Musik / Electronic Television", the first exhibition including TV monitors, is shown at Galerie Parnass, Wuppertal 1963-64 Travels to Japan; meets Shuya Abe; experiments with electromagnets and color television; visits New York, collaborates with Charlotte Moorman 1965 First solo exhibition "Electronic Art" in the USA at Galeria Bonino, New York; buys the first portable video recorder 1966-69 First multi-monitor installations; works with magnetically distorted TV recordings; "Electronic Opera No. 1" is performed at the live program "The Medium is the Medium", GBH-TV, Boston 1969-70 With Shuya Abe, constructs the video synthesizer 1971 Works at WNET's TV lab, New York 1976 Retrospective at Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne Since 1979 Chair at Staatliche Kunstakademie, Dusseldorf 1982 Retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York January 1st, 1984 Satellite broadcast of "Good Morning Mr. Orwell" from the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and a WNET-TV studio, New York 1987 Elected a member of the Akademie der Kunste, Berlin 1988 Erects a media tower, "The more the better", from 1003 monitors for the Olympic Games at Seoul 1990 "Video Arbor" is put up in Philadelphia as a sculpture for the public sector 1991-92 Double exhibition "Video Time - Video Space" at Kunsthalle Basel and Kunsthalle Zurich, subsequently shown in Dusseldorf and Vienna Receives Goslar Kaiserringes Award 1993 Nam June Paik with Hans Haake represents Germany in XLV Venice Biennale d' Arte 1998 Receives Kyoto Award 2000 Receives National Arts Club Award Retrospective The Worlds of Nam June Paik, opens at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York then travels to Ho-Am Art Gallery and the Rodin Gallery, Seoul Korea Numerous grants and awards from, inter alia, the Guggenheim Museum, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the American Film Institute; Will Grohmann Award, Goslar Emperor's Ring, UNESCO's Picasso Medal. Accessed 08.04.2007 from
29 Selected Statements
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Hommage a John Cage Tape Composition Released on 2001 Compilation - Nam June Paik, Works 1958.1979. Sub Rosa (SR 178). 1958 USA Edit
Simple Tape Composition Released on 2001 Compilation - Nam June Paik, Works 1958.1979. Sub Rosa (SR 178). 1958 USA Edit
Etude for Pianoforte Tape Composition Released on 2001 Compilation - Nam June Paik, Works 1958.1979. Sub Rosa (SR 178). 1960 USA Edit
Neo-Dada in der Musik Fluxus Event Dusseldorf 1962 Germany Edit
One for Violin Fluxus Performance - 1962 USA Edit
Zen for T.V - - 1963 USA Edit
Schallplatten-schaschliks Sculpture 1963 Edit
Moon is the Oldest T.V. - - 1965 USA Edit
Button Happening Video USA 1965 USA Edit
Robot Opera 1965 Edit
Opera Sextronique Fluxus Performance - 1967 USA Edit
TV Bra for Living Sculpture Performance Event - 1969 USA Edit
Video Synthesiser - - 1969 USA Edit
TV-Cello Sound Object / Instrument 1971 USA Edit
Video Commune (Beatles Beginning to End) Video Documentation public television station WGBH in Boston 1972 USA Edit
A Tribute to John Cage Video USA 1973 USA Edit
T.V. Buddha - - 1974 USA Edit
Candle T.V. - - 1975 USA Edit
My Jubilee Ist Unverhemmet Album Edition Lebeer-Hossmann 1977 Germany Edit
Prepared Piano for Merce Cunningham Piano Composition Released on 2001 Compilation - Nam June Paik, Works 1958.1979. Sub Rosa (SR 178). 1977 USA Edit
Documenta 6 Satellite Telecast Broadcast Documenta 6 1977 Germany Edit
Duett Tape Composition /Improvisation 1979 USA Edit
In Memoriam George Macunias Piano Duet Edition Block 1982 Germany Edit
Good Morning, Mr Orwell - - 1984 USA Edit
Abschiedssymphonie (Farewell Symphony) Composition 1985 Germany Edit
Two Channel Music Tape: Spring/Fall Video USA 1986 USA Edit
The More the Better Video Installation Seoul Olympic Games 1988 Edit
requiem for turkish soldiers who died in the korean war Installation sonambiente Festival, akademie der künste, Berlin, 9. august bis 8. september 1996 1996 Germany Edit
32 cars for the 20th century: play Mozarts Requiem quietly Sculptural Sound Installation Skulptur.Projekte in Münster 1997 Germany Edit