Film Premiere: Nam June Paik: Moon Is The Oldest TV

Join us for the UK premiere of this critically acclaimed documentary exploring the life and career of ground-breaking artist Nam June Paik, followed by Q&A with the filmmakers and V&A curator Rosalie Kim.

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  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • For Members

    and general public; general booking now open

  • Tickets cost £18.00 - £22.00

    Includes wine reception.

Past Event
Film Premiere: Nam June Paik: Moon Is The Oldest TV photo

Often referred to as the "Godfather of Video Art", Nam June Paik was one of the founding fathers of avant-garde art in the 20th century, as well as one of the most famous Korean contemporary artists. For the first time, filmmaker Amanda Kim profiles his art and life, telling the story of Paik’s meteoric rise in the New York art scene and his Nostradamus-like visions of a future in which “everybody will have his own TV channel”.

Featuring an extensive archive of performance footage, original interviews from Paik’s contemporaries and collaborators, and a voiceover narration of Nam June Paik’s writings read by Executive Producer Steven Yeun (Minari, Nope), NAM JUNE PAIK: MOON IS THE OLDEST TV is a timely meditation on the contradictory ways in which technology elicits both fascist tendencies and intercultural understanding.

The screening will be followed by Q&A with filmmakers Amanda Kim and Taryn Gould, in conversation with Rosalie Kim, curator of the V&A’s exhibition Hallyu! The Korean Wave which includes Paik’s monumental work Mirage Stage.

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