Nam June Paik, 〈TV Garden〉, 1974-1977 (2002). Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf © Estate of Nam June Paik
The Stedelijk Museum presents the largest survey of Nam June Paik. Paik predicted the power of mass media to shape our lives. He introduced the term ‘electronic superhighway’ to foretell the future of communication in an internet age. The exhibition The Future is Now tracks his artistic career over five decades, through large-scale installations, such as 〈TV Garden〉 and 〈Sistine Chapel〉, video sculptures, modified television sets, and his early musical scores and robots.
Nam June Paik (1932 – 2006) was born in Seoul, but lived and worked in Japan, Germany, and the United States. His travels led him to question national borders and cultural differences in an increasingly connected world. His art reflects this global connectedness and a fascination with the philosophies and traditions of both Eastern and Western cultures.