Nam June Paik
Two Lectures:
"You Can't Lick Stamps in China"
and "Merce and Marcel"

November 6, 1978

Nam June Paik delivered two speeches in the Union Fireside Lounge on November 6, 1978. Considered to be the first video artist, Nam June Paik combined video, music and performance, and was inspired by John Cage and the Neo-Dada art movement. Nam June Paik passed away on January 29, 2006.

See Nam June Paik's website for more information


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