Tate Liverpool Announces First Major Retrospective of Nam June Paik

From Art Daily:

Video artist, performer and composer Nam June Paik (1932-2006) was one of the most innovative artists of the 20th century and is widely considered to be the first video artist. From 17 December 2010 – 13 March 2011 Tate Liverpool, in collaboration with FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), presents the first major retrospective of Paik’s work in the UK. Displaying works from all phases of his career, many shown in the UK for the first time, the exhibition traces the artist’s avant-garde and experimental spirit.

Born in South Korea, Paik began his career as a composer in Japan and Germany, later developing an interest in electronic art and avant-garde movements including the Fluxus group. Influenced by and working alongside artists such as John Cage, Joseph Beuys and Karlheinz Stockhausen, his early years in Germany proved to be a formative experience for his practice. Paik continued his experiments in performance and video art after moving to New York in 1964. His collaboration with cellist Charlotte Moorman was particularly significant in the context of the New York avant-garde.

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