Gagosian Gallery now represents founder of video art Nam June Paik Estate

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Gagosian Gallery now represents founder of video art Nam June Paik Estate
The video installation 'Buddha Duchamp Beuys 1989' stands during a press conference for the Korean artist Nam June Paik (1932-2006) exhibition held at the Kunst Palast Museum in Dusseldorf, Germany, 09 September 2010. Nam June Paik's artworks continually bring together contrasting opposites.

NEW YORK, NY.- Gagosian Gallery announces the representation of the estate of Nam June Paik.

Born in Korea and living and working internationally, Paik (1932-2006) was widely acknowledged as the founder of video art, bringing television into the realm of art for the first time and presenting it as a tactile and multisensory medium. Trained as a classical pianist, his early interests in composition and performance combined with his radical aesthetic tendencies brought him into contact with protagonists of the counter-culture and avant-garde movements of the 1960s, including Fluxus. Such engagement strongly shaped his ideas for art at a time when the electronic image and media-based technologies were also becoming increasingly present in everyday life. Paik embraced new technologies as a material part of his repertoire, which later included satellite transmissions, robots and lasers. His installations, performances and writings contributed to the creation of a media-based culture that expanded the very definition and aesthetic possibilities of making art.

Throughout his lifetime, Paik's work was the subject of numerous institutional exhibitions including Museum of Modern Art, New York (1977); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1982); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1982); Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (1984); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1989); Kunsthalle Basel (1991); and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2000). The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. presented the career-spanning exhibition "Nam June Paik: Global Visionary" in 2013. In 2014, Asia Society New York presented "Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot," the first major survey of the artist's work in the city in over a decade.

Paik's works are included in museum collections throughout the world, including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C; Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; and Tate Modern, London.

"Nam June Paik: The Late Style" will open at Gagosian Hong Kong on September 17, 2015. Video sculptures, paintings, and drawings produced during the last decade of Paik's life, many of which have never been exhibited, will be presented together with key works from the 1960s through the 1980s.

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