Nam June Paik | Video art

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Nam June Paik (July 20, 1932 – January 29, 2006) was a Korean American artist. He worked with a variety of media and is considered to be the founder of video art. He is credited with the first use (1974) of the term “electronic super highway” to describe the future of telecommunications… Born in Seoul in 1932, the youngest of five siblings, Paik had two older brothers and two older sisters. His father  owned a major textile manufacturing firm. As he was growing up, he was trained as a classical pianist. Paik graduated with a BA in aesthetics from the University of Tokyo in 1956, where he wrote a thesis on the composer Arnold Schoenberg. Paik then moved to West Germany to study music history with composer Thrasybulos Georgiades at Munich University. While studying in Germany, Paik met the composers Karlheinz Stockhausen and John Cage and the conceptual artists Sharon Grace as well as George Maciunas, Joseph Beuys and Wolf Vostell and was from 1962 on, a member of the experimental art movement Fluxus… (wikipedia.org)

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