The exhibition highlights Paik's lifelong interest in humanizing technology and his prescient view of how technological innovations would become an integral aspect of our daily lives. Known as the "father of video art," Paik envisioned the possibilities of an Internet-like network and coined the term "electronic superhighway" in 1974.
The exhibition includes a number of rarely shown works as well as some works never before exhibited in
Becoming Robot focuses on three areas of the artist's career: Paik's artistic and working methods with an emphasis on his process; his philosophy toward technology, especially the relationship of technology with the body; and the intersection of technology and culture. Works on view illustrate Paik's efforts to redefine fine art and to blur earlier distinctions between science and popular culture by creating art with mediums previously associated with mass entertainment and scientific discovery.
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated exhibition catalogue edited by
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