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Nam June Paik

Data de nascimento: 20. Julho 1932
Data de falecimento: 29. Janeiro 2006


Nam June Paik foi um artista sul-coreano. Trabalhou em diversos meios de arte, sendo frequentemente creditado pela descoberta e criação do meio conhecido como videoarte.

Citações Nam June Paik

„Cybernated art is very important, but art for cybernated life is
more important, and the latter need not be cybernated....
Cybernetics, the science of pure relations, or relationship
itself, has its origin in karma...
The Buddhists also say
Karma is samsara
Relationship is metempsychosis“

—  Nam June Paik
1960s, Nam June Paik, “Cybernated Art,” in Manifestos, Great Bear Pamphlets, (New York: Something Else Press, 1966), p. 24; Quoted in: Edward A. Shanken, " Cybernetics and Art: Cultural Convergence in the 1960s," in: From Energy to Information: Representation in Science, Technology, Art, and Literature, Stanford University Press, Bruce Clarke and Linda Dalrymple Henderson (eds.), 2002.


„I am a poor man from a poor country, so I have to be entertaining every second.“

—  Nam June Paik
1970s, Attributed in: Yuji Takahashi " For Paik," exhibition catalogue “ Bye-bye Nam June Paik” at Watarium Museum, 2006.

„I make technology ridiculous.“

—  Nam June Paik
1970s, Leigh Landy, Antje von Graevenitz. " 'I MAKE TECHNOLOGY RIDICULOUS' — THE UNUSUAL DIALECTICS OF NAM JUNE PAIK," in: Leigh Landy (ed.) 1992. Technik, p. 79

„By using TV as a bra… the most intimate belonging of a human being, we will demonstrate the human use of technology, and also stimulate viewers… to look for the new, imaginative and humanistic ways of using our technology.“

—  Nam June Paik
1960s, Statement on TV Bra for a Living Scultpure (1969), cited in: C. A. Xuan Mai Ardia, "[ Nam June Paik: “Becoming Robot” in New York – in pictures," at Art Radar journal, posted on 24/10/2014

„It is the historical necessity, if there is a historical necessity in history, that a new decade of electronic television should follow to the past decade of electronic music.“

—  Nam June Paik
1960s, Nam June Paik (1965), as cited in: David Dunn, " A History of Electronic Music Pioneers" ders.(Hrsg.), Eigenwelt der Apparate-Welt.(Katalog), Linz (1992): 21-62.

„Without electricity, there can be no art.“

—  Nam June Paik
1970s, Nam June Paik, (c. 1976) in "Nam June Paik retrospective, Liverpool" by Emma O'Kelly in Wallpaper, 20 December 2010 (at

„Art is just fraud. You just have to do something nobody else has done before.“

—  Nam June Paik
1970s, In interview with a Korean newspaper, quoted in: KoreAm Journal, Vol. 17 (2006), p. 79

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