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Paik, Nam June; Moorman, Charlotte «24-hour Happening»
Paik, Nam June; Moorman, Charlotte, «24-hour Happening», 1965
Courtesy: Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Archiv Sohm | Photograph: Hanns Sohm | © Paik, Nam June; Moorman, Charlotte


Works by Paik, Nam June; Moorman, Charlotte:

24-hour Happening| Opera sextronique| TV-Bra for Living Sculpture

Wuppertal | Germany | Archive / Collection: Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Archive Sohm, Stuttgart

 Paik, Nam June; Moorman, Charlotte

Nam June Paik

b 1932 in Seoul. 1953–56 studies music, history, art history and philosophy at the University of Tokyo, where he writes a dissertation on Arnold Schönberg. Continues studies in Munich and Freiburg. In 1958 meets John Cage in Darmstadt and works with Karlheinz Stockhausen at the electronic music studio of Westdeutscher Rundfunk in Cologne. Becomes a member of the Fluxus movement. 1963 shows the first manipulated TV sets, in Wuppertal. 1964 moves to New York and becomes the first artist to make videotapes. During the 1970s and 1980s his work is widely exhibited all over the world. 1978 appointed professor at the Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf. 1987 elected to membership of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin. Lives in New York and Florida.

Charlotte Moorman

*1933 in Little Rock, Arkansas (USA); studied classical cello and was for several years a member of American Symphony Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski; 1963 established the annual New York Avant Garde Festival which she ran until 1982; died in 1991.