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The artwork and ideas of the Korean-born ar tist Nam June Paik were a major influence on late twentieth-century art and continue to inspire a new generation of artists. Nam June Paik: Global Visionary offers an unprecedented view into the artist’s creative metho d by featuring key artworks that convey Paik’s extraordinary accomplishment s as a major international artist as well as material drawn from the Nam Ju ne Paik Archive\, which was acquired by the Smithsonian American Art Museum from the artist’s estate in 2009.

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The exhibition includes nearly 7 0 artworks and more than 120 items from the Archive. Several rare artworks borrowed from private and public collections in the United States and abroa d\, including TV Garden (1974) from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum \, Whitney Buddha Complex (1982) from the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard Coll ege\, and Paik’s rarely seen installation Moon Projection with E Moon an d Birds (1996)\, on loan from the Paik Estate\, are featured. Three exc eptional artworks from the museum’s collection will be included: Zen for TV (1963/1976)\, Megatron/Matrix (1995)\, and Electronic Sup erhighway: Continental U.S.\, Alaska\, Hawaii (1995).

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Nam Ju ne Paik: Global Visionary offers the extraordinary range of the artist’ s accomplishments and the complexity of his ideas. It features his personal history through thematic groupings that draw on the resources of the Nam J une Paik Archive. Paik’s writings and the materials he collected reveal the influences of Asian and Western philosophy\, as well as developments in te chnology and science. The museum will use these materials to show the devel opment of his innovative and radical conceptualization of the future roles of communication technologies in the expanding global media culture. John G . Hanhardt\, senior curator of film and media arts and the leading expert o n Paik and his global influence\, is organizing the exhibition with the ass istance of Michael Mansfield\, associate curator of film and media arts.

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Connecting Online
One of the r obots created by Paik has “come to life” on Twitter under the handle @PaikB ot. PaikBot goes behind-the-scenes during the exhibition installation\, and will share interesting facts about Paik and will answer questions about th e exhibition. Also\, you can help PaikBot travel the world in our Flat Paik Bot project. Follow the museum for exhibition updates on Facebook at or on Twitter by using #paik. Photographs documenting the installation of the exh ibition will be posted to the museum’s photo stream on Flickr.

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