Nam June Paik rests between two TV monitors

Nam June Paik: Moon Is the Oldest TV

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Nam June Paik: Moon Is the Oldest TV traces the life and work of the avant-garde artist best known as the father of video art. Initially coming to prominence in the 1960s, Nam June Paik saw a future in which “everybody will have his own TV channel.” With the advent of social media and platforms like YouTube and TikTok, Paik’s prediction for the future looks startlingly like the present. Part of PBS’s award-winning American Masters series and narrated by Oscar® nominee Steven Yeun, this documentary charts Paik’s life from his childhood in Japan-occupied Korea and formative education in Germany, to his ascent in the New York art scene and beyond.

2023, dir. Amanda Kim. DCP, color, 109 min.

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