Nam June Paik

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Nam June Paik, composer and video artist


  • "I make technology ridiculous."
  • "I am a poor man from a poor country, so I have to be entertaining every second."
  • "It is the historical necessity, if there is a historical necessity in history, that a new decade of electronic television should follow from the past decade of electronic music." (1965)
  • "Without electricity, there can be no art." (ca. 1976)
  • "Really, half of art is trickery. You pull tricks and you get tricked. It's a higher form of trickery. Art is what makes the public numb." (Translated from Korean, ca. 1984)
  • "The future is now."