Nam June Paik: Moon is the Oldest TV

Saturday, June 1, 2024
2:30 pm–4:15 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2024-06-01 14:30:00 2024-06-01 16:15:00 Nam June Paik: World is the Oldest TV 06/01/2024 2:30pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Directed by Amanda Kim (USA, 2023, 107 min.). English, German, and Korean with English subtitles.

This fascinating documentary chronicles the life and career of Nam June Paik (1932–2006), “the father of video art.” Born in Japanese-occupied Korea, Paik studied as a classical musician before moving to Germany in the 1950s. There he became a member of the influential experimental art movement Fluxus. Relocating to the United States, he became fully engaged with television and video, revolutionizing the use of technology.

Nam June Paik: Moon Is the Oldest TV is told with archival footage and clips from Paik’s work, tracing collaborations with his mentor, John Cage, as well as with Laurie Anderson, Joseph Beuys, David Bowie, Merce Cunningham, Allen Ginsberg, and Charlotte Moorman (the topless cellist). Narrated by actor Steven Yeun (Minari, Burning).

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