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Still from "Good Morning Mr. Orwell," 1984. Video, color, sound. 38 minutes. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix, New York.

Nam June Paik and the 'Sloppy Machine' That Helped Create a New Art Form

The ungainly, rough-hewn apparatus Nam June Paik co-created in 1969 made it possible for later generations of artists to play with video as a medium. more
Sun Xun, "Magician Party and Dead Crow," 2013, installation (wall painting, ink and color on paper, paper sculpture, and other materials). Courtesy Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong.

Slideshow: Two-Day Forum to Highlight 'Creative Urgencies' of Contemporary Asian Art

As a vibrant slideshow demonstrates the range of current Asian artistic practice, ACAW Associate Curator Xin Wang offers insights into the two-day event at Asia Society New York. more
Bavand Behpoor, from "Trashing Performance," London, 2011. Presented by Performance Matters, documentation by Christa Holka. Behpoor will present at Asia Society New York during the two-day ACAW forum on Oct. 26 and 27, 2014.

Interview: Director Previews 'Studio Visit, on a Communal Scale' for Asian Contemporary Art Week 2014

Leeza Ahmady offers a glimpse of what to expect from ACAW's signature event in 2014. more
L to R: David Loxton, Nam June Paik, Charlotte Moorman, and John Godfrey at the TV Lab studio in New York City. (Courtesy Howard Weinberg)

Interview: Engineer John Godfrey Recalls 'Creative Collaboration' with Nam June Paik

Paik's collaborator on "Global Groove" looks back on his time as head engineer at WNET's TV Lab in the 1970s, a high-water mark for experimentation and innovation in the medium. more

Takahiro Iwasaki: In Focus

Contemporary artist Takahiro Iwasaki has created a new installation inspired by works from the Asia Society Museum Collection. Part of the Museum’s ongoing In Focus series. more
Presentation of "Good Morning Mr. Orwell" at the Kitchen Gallery, New York, on December 8, 1983. Photograph © 1983 by Lorenzo Bianda (Tegna, CH).

Five Ways Artist Nam June Paik Predicted the Future

It's more apparent than ever that the inveterate artist-inventor-tinkerer, who died in 2006, anticipated some of the most compelling inventions of the information age. more

New Directions: Contemporary Art in China (Complete)

Asia Society Museum Director Melissa Chiu looks at recent and emerging trends in Chinese art with experts from Christie's and the Guggenheim Museum. more

A Curatorial Conversation About Nam June Paik (Complete)

John G. Hanhardt, the leading authority on Nam June Paik, assesses Paik's work and career with Asia Society Museum's Michelle Yun. more
'Good Morning Mr. Orwell' (still), 1984. Video; color, sound. 38 minutes. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.

'Good Morning Mr. Orwell': A Look Back at the Nam June Paik Video That Greeted 1984

The artist's genre-bending collage of live performances by pop musicians and avant-garde icons embodied his belief in technology's potential to "democratize" art. more

Introducing 'Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot'

Michelle Yun, Asia Society's Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, reflects on Nam June Paik's extraordinary contributions to video art both historically and in the present day. more