Nam June Paik
The Future Is Now
Through October 11, 2020
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
This major exhibition brings together more than two hundred works from throughout Nam June Paik’s five-decade career—from robots made from old TV screens, to his innovative video works, and all-encompassing room-size installations. The exhibition looks at his close collaborations with Joseph Beuys, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Charlotte Moorman, and others. This exhibition has traveled from the Tate Modern in London.
Nam June Paik, Internet Dream, 1994, installation view, Tate Modern, London © Estate of Nam June Paik
Through December 13, 2020
Punta della Dogana, Venice
Conceived and curated by Thomas Houseago, Muna El Fituri, and Caroline Bourgeois, Untitled, 2020 places into dialogue works in a broad range of media by more than sixty artists held by the Pinault Collection, international museums, and private collections. The exhibition centers around a re-creation of Houseago’s studio in Tadao Ando’s cube room, in the heart of Punta della Dogana. Work by Ellen Gallagher, Duane Hanson, Mike Kelley, Henry Moore, and Nam June Paik is included.
Nam June Paik
October 17, 2019–February 9, 2020
Tate Modern, London
This major exhibition brings together more than two hundred works from throughout Nam June Paik’s five-decade career—from robots made from old TV screens, to his innovative video works, and all-encompassing room-size installations. The exhibition looks at his close collaborations with Joseph Beuys, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Charlotte Moorman, and others.
Nam June Paik, TV Garden, 1974–77 © Estate of Nam June Paik
The Body Electric
March 30–July 21, 2019
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
In an age dominated by digital technology, The Body Electric explores themes of the real and the virtual, the organic and the artificial, moving from world to screen and back again. This exhibition presents work by an international and intergenerational group of artists who examine ways that photographic, televisual, and digital media change our perceptions of the human body and everyday life. Work by Bruce Nauman and Nam June Paik is included.
Nam June Paik, TV Cello, 1971 © Nam June Paik Estate
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Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018
September 28, 2018–April 14, 2019
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
This exhibition aims to establish connections between works of art based on instructions, spanning more than fifty years of conceptual, video, and computational art. The pieces in the show are all “programmed” using instructions, sets of rules, and code, but they also address the use of programming in their creation. Work by Nam June Paik is included.
Nam June Paik, Fin de Siecle II, 1989, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York © Nam June Paik Estate
Nam June Paik
May 20–October 14, 2018
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
Nam June Paik’s TV Clock (1963/89) is on view for the first time in nearly a decade. The work consists of twenty-four color televisions mounted upright on pedestals that are arranged in a gentle arc and displayed in a darkened space. Paik created each electronic image by manipulating the television to compress its red, green, and blue colors into a single line against a black background.
Nam June Paik, TV Clock, 1963/89 © Nam June Paik Estate
No Place Like Home
March 1–June 3, 2018
Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
In celebration of Dada’s one hundredth anniversary in 2016 and the centennial of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain in 2017, this exhibition examines how artists have incorporated commonplace household items into their work, removing these objects from the context of the home in ways that subvert the experiences of daily life. This exhibit has traveled from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Work by Duchamp, Duane Hanson, Damien Hirst, Man Ray, Takashi Murakami, Nam June Paik, Robert Therrien, and Andy Warhol is included.
Robert Therrien, No title (table leg), 2010 © Robert Therrien/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Peter Cox
Art in the Age of the Internet, 1989 to Today
February 6–May 20, 2018
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
This exhibition examines how the Internet has radically changed the field of art, especially its production, distribution, and reception. The show comprises a broad range of works across a variety of mediums that all investigate the extensive effects of the Internet on artistic practice and contemporary culture. Work by Nam June Paik and Taryn Simon is included.
Nam June Paik, Internet Dream, 1994 © Nam June Paik Estate. Photo: Steffan Harms
Out of Sight! Art of the Senses
November 4, 2017–February 4, 2018
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Out of Sight! Art of the Senses brings together contemporary works of art that actively engage with how our bodies meet the wider world through the
five basic senses. The artists in this exhibition have created experiences that incorporate viewers into the creative process, inviting them to become fully immersed in art that must be smelled, tasted, heard, and felt. Work by Nam June Paik and Robert Therrien is included.
Robert Therrien, No title (folding table and chairs, beige), 2006, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York © Robert Therrien/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Nam June Paik
June 3, 2017–January 1, 2018
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
This exhibition explores Nam June Paik’s pioneering career through the prism of his close friendships with artists, including Joseph Beuys, John Cage, and Charlotte Moorman. It spans Paik’s early Fluxus activity to his final autobiographical works and showcases the late artist’s video and sculpture work, alongside an array of ephemera, drawings, and other works on paper that have rarely or never been shown.
Nam June Paik, Self-Portrait, 2005, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art © Nam June Paik Estate
Print Series by Nam June Paik
January 9–July 2, 2017
Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums, Virginia
This print series by Nam June Paik includes images that span his historical Fluxus performances, events, video sculptures, musical compositions, texts, and drawings, as well as photographs of the artist, his family, and artists associated with his work. Each sheet was screen-printed by the artist with silver ink to create the illusion of a grid of sixteen television screens that frame the images.
Nam June Paik, Sonata I, 1996 © Nam June Paik Estate