The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present the exclusive U.S. Exhibition of Nam June Paik, a major retrospective of the artist’s radical and experimental art. The exhibition will take place from April 24 through October 3, 2021.
Born in 1932, the Korean-American artist was a visionary artist, internationally recognized as the father of video art. his innovative media-based artwork was grounded in avant-garde music and performance art, which he used to expand video and television as artistic expressions. He passed away in 2006.
The SFMOMA exhibition will bring together over 200 works across all media spanning a five-decade career. These include early compositions and performances to large-scale video installations and global satellite projects to offer an in-depth understanding of the artist’s trailblazing practice.
Nam June Paik is famous for being the historic father of video art, but his groundbreaking and contemporary influence is even more based on his crossover between all media,” said Rudolf Frieling, curator of media arts at SFMOMA. “Paik’s radical visual and musical aesthetic has a natural home here on the West Coast as a place for global connectivity.”