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Nam June Paik: in Character

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

This exhibition explores the pioneering career of Nam June Paik (1932–2006) through the prism of his close friendships with artists, including Joseph Beuys, John Cage, and Charlotte Moorman. Negotiating his identity between East and West, Paik developed an exuberant artistic language, incorporating Asian characters and symbols of his own devising that recur throughout his multi-faceted creations.


This is what SF/Arts curator Christian L. Frock had to say about Nam June Paik: in Character :

Korean American artist Nam June Paik, widely considered to be the founder of video art among other technological media, is reconsidered in this engaging exhibition through his relationships with peer artists Joseph Beuys, John Cage and Charlotte Moorman. Featuring many rarely seen works and those exhibited for the first time, this show celebrates acquisitions from the artist’s family.

Event Info
Ends in 102 days:
Jun 03 → Jan 01
Daily 10 am-5 pm & Thu until 9 pm; closed on Thanksgiving & Christmas
$25; $22 seniors; $19 (ages 19-24) Free (age 18 and under) members free
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third St., San Francisco
Info: 357-4000
Venue: 357-4000
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