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Special Documentary- Nam June Paik


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Special Documentary 'Nam June Paik'

Premiere on KCCLA YouTube Channel | Friday, February 19

The Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles is pleased to present the online project- Special Documentary 'Nam June Paik,' which will be uploaded to KCCLA's YouTube channel on Friday, February 19th, 2021. This online project was designed for the KCCLA audience to conveniently enjoy our programs through numerous online platforms such as the KCCLA official website, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

This video is a remarkable documentary about Nam June Paik as viewed through the eyes of the U.S.-based media artist Kyung Hwa Lee. She introduces artist Nam June Paik as an artist of communication and harmony who has already dealt with current issues such as technology, environment, and human rights through his work in the 20th century. He is one of the most influential artists of his era, who should be re-evaluated in the current information age represented by AI (artificial intelligence) and the current situation of division and chaos.

The documentary unfolds through four symbols: the moon (lunar eclipse), a mask, an electronic circuit, and a woman's womb.

Nam June Paik thought of mass media itself as an object. The documentary excerpts from his enormous installation work, films, and performances as objects of expression through images, and explains his philosophy and art world that introduced electronic media into the aesthetic discourse. A video interview with Kim Hong-hee, chairwoman of Nam June Paik Cultural Foundation (former director of the Seoul Museum of Art) will explore Nam June Paik’s participation in TV artwork as the first audience-participating art, and media art as an integration concept.

This video will be introduced on the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles website (, YouTube Channel, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Last Update : 05-19-2021