In celebration of Nam June Paik’s birthday, digital video artist Takeshi Murata shares how Paik’s work inspired his own career and what influences he draws from the “father of video art.” Murata’s experimental and unique practice includes intricate computer aided, hand-drawn animations and manipulations of the flaws, defects, and broken code in digital video technology. John G. Hanhardt, exhibition and senior curator for film and media arts, will introduce the artist. Following the gallery talk, guests are invited for Paik cake.
Event begins at 6:00PM
Presented by: Smithsonian American Art Museum
Featured Artist(s): Takeshi Murata