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  • 2000
    (68 years old)
    <DMZ2000, Tiger Lives>, piece including a real time satellite broadcast on January 1.
    <The Worlds of Nam June Paik> exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York on February 11 to April 2.
    Laser work 'Modulation in Sync : Sweet and Sublime' represents Paik's efforts not to be confined to the past and to challenge the dream for a new utopia.
  • 2001
    (69 years old)
    <The Worlds of Nam June Paik> exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.
  • 2002
    (70 years old)
    <Transmission> at the Rockefeller Center in New York, consisting of performances and outdoor exhibition of laser works.
  • 2006
    (74 years old)
    Passed away at his Miami residence on January 29 1981 (49 years old).
  • 1990
    (58 years old)
    Held a shamanistic ritual (gut) at Gallery Hyundai on July 20 for Joseph Beuys, a life-long friend who died in 1986.
  • 1992
    (60 years old)
    <Nam June Paik: Neue Arbeiten> at Galerie Hans Mayer, Dusseldorf.
    First major retrospective exhibition in Korea <Nam June Paik: Video Space and Video Time>
    <Nam June Pauk Video Art 30 years Retrospective Exhibition> at Gallery Hyundai, Won Gallery, Gallery Meegun.
  • 1993
    (61 years old)
    At the biennale's invitation Paik presented <Electronic Super Highway> at the German Pavilion.
  • 1995
    (63 years old)
    Participated in the First Gwangju Biennale and organized a special exhibition <InfoArt>.
  • 1996
    (64 years old)
    Suffered cerebral hemorrhage in New York on April 20.
  • 1999
    (67 years old)
    <Nam June Paik: Fluxus/Video> exhibition held in Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany.
    Listed eighth in the German business magazine Capital list of the 100 most prominent artists in the world.
    Named among the 25 most influential artists in the 20th century by ARTnews magazine.
  • 1982
    (50 years old)
    Recollection exhibition <Nam June Paik> held at Whitney Museum of American Arts in New York.
    Staged a car accident ('First Accident of the 21st Century') as a ritual for separating from his long-time companion <Robot K-456>
    Participated in the events celebrating the 20 years of Fluxus: <Wiesbaden FLUXUS 1962-82, Eine Kleine Geschichte von Fluxus in drei Teilen> at Museum Wiesbaden.
  • 1984
    (52 years old)
    <Good Morning, Mr. Orwell>, the first in his space opera trilogy, broadcast all over the world on the night of New Year's Day.
    The real-time live performance that connected New York and Paris via satellite was watched by 25,000,000 viewers globally including the re-broadcast.
  • 1986
    (54 years old)
    <Bye Bye Kipling>, the second in the trilogy of space opera that linked Seoul, Tokyo and New York, is broadcast on October 3.
    This work offered Paik's 20th century answer to 19th-century British poet Kipling's claim that the East and the West wouldn't be able to understand each other.
  • 1988
    (56 years old)
    <The More the Better> consisting of 1,003 TV monitors is permanently installed at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea.
    Broadcast concluding “the space opera trilogy”,is jointly organized by Seoul and New York and includes the participation of more than ten countries in the world.
  • 1970
    (38 years old)
    Developed video synthesizer with Shuya Abe with the support from WGBH and the Rockefeller Foundation.
    <Video Commune>, a four-hour program, is the first work utilizing the video synthesizer to ever be broadcast.
  • 1973
    (41 years old)
    <Global Groove> broadcast by WNET in New York.
    <A Tribute to John Cage> jointly produced and broadcast by WGBH and WNET.
  • 1974
    (42 years old)
    Recollection exhibition <Nam June Paik: Videa 'n' Videology> held at Everson Museum of Art in New York
  • 1977
    (45 years old)
    Married Shigeko Kubota, a Fluxus colleague and video artist. Started to suffer from diabetes.
  • 1978
    (46 years old)
    Employed as a professor of National Arts Academy, Dusseldorf.
  • 1960
    (28 years old)
    Began to attract public attention through his <Etude for Pianoforte> performance by smashing two pianos and cutting John Cage's necktie on October 6.
  • 1961
    (29 years old)
    Participated in Stockhausen's <Originale> performance
    <Zen for Head>
  • 1962
    (30 years old)
    <One for Violin Solo>
    Participated in <Fluxus International Festival of the Newest Music>, an event held to celebrate the formation of Fluxus in Wiesbaden, and played pieces including <Smile Gently>
    Met Maciunas and Beuys and joined the self-organization movement of Fluxus.
  • 1963
    (31 years old)
    First solo exhibition <Exposition of Music - Electronic Television> at Parnass Gallery in Wuppertal.
    Met Hideo Ochida and Shuya Abe.
  • 1964
    (32 years old)
    Performed <Robot K-456> and <Robot Opera> with cellist Charlotte Moorman in the New York Avant Garde Festival based on the <Originale> performance.
  • 1965
    (33 years old)
    First solo exhibition in the United States <Electronic Arts> at the Bonino Gallery in New York.
  • 1967
    (35 years old)
    Arrested on a charge of public indecency during the performance of <Opera Sextronique> with Charlotte Moorman.
  • 1969
    (37 years old)
    <Medium is Medium> broadcast by WGBH in Boston.
    Nam June Paik's piece <Electronic Opera No.1> was the last part of the program.
  • 1950
    (18 years old)
    Moved back to Korea, left Busan for Kobe, Japan because of the Korean War, lived in Kamakura.
    Presumed to have graduated Highschool in Kamakura.
  • 1952
    (20 years old)
    Got admission from College of Humanities and Industrial Science and attended College of Humanities.
    Admitted to College of Humanities and Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo in Japan.
  • 1954
    (22 years old)
    Admitted to Dept. of Aesthetics and Art History, the University of Tokyo.
  • 1956
    (24 years old)
    Graduated from Dept. of Aesthetics, the University of Tokyo.
    Admitted to Dept. of Philosophy, the University of Munich. Studied musicology and art history.
  • 1957
    (25 years old)
    Met music composer Stockhausen at the International Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt. Composed his first string quartet
  • 1958
    (26 years old)
    Met John Cage, who was a great influence throughout his life, during the summer courses in Darmstadt.
  • 1959
    (27 years old)
    Premiered <Homage to John Cage> at Gallery 22, Dusseldorf.
  • 1945
    (13 years old)
    Admitted to GyeongGi High School.
    Developed an interest in the work of pianist Shin Jae Deok, composer Lee Geon Woo, and in 20th century music.
  • 1949
    (17 years old)
    Moved to Hong Kong, admitted to Royden School.
  • 1932 (Born)
    Born July 20, one year after Mukden Incident, Seorin-dong, Jongno-gu ( the youngest of three sons and two daughters to father Paik Nak Seung and mother Jo Jong Hee).