Press preview for new exhibition “Nam June Paik: Global Visionary”
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Enter at Eighth and G streets N.W.
Sign-in: 10 a.m.
Remarks and curator tour: 10:30 a.m.
The artwork and ideas of Nam June Paik were a major influence on late 20th-century art and continue to inspire a new generation of artists. “Nam June Paik: Global Visionary” offers an unprecedented view into the artist’s creative method by featuring key artworks that convey Paik’s extraordinary accomplishments as a major international artist as well as material drawn from the Nam June Paik Archive, which was acquired by the Smithsonian American Art Museum from the artist’s estate in 2009. The archive, along with several significant works by Paik on permanent public view, has established the museum as the international center for the study of Nam June Paik’s achievements.
The exhibition includes 67 artworks and more than 140 items from the archive. Several rare artworks borrowed from private and public collections in the United States and abroad are featured. The exhibition is on view from Dec. 13 through Aug. 11, 2013.
Interested media should RSVP to AmericanArtPressOffice@si.edu. Photographers and film crews must contact the office in advance to make arrangements.
Requests for one-on-one interviews with Broun, Hanhardt and Mansfield must be made in advance with Laura Baptiste by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about the exhibition is available in an online press kit, americanart.si.edu/pr/kits/#/paik.
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