Book Talk: Nam June Paik’s We Are in Open Circuits

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  • On Monday, July 20, 2020, the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) celebrated Nam June Paik’s birthday with an engaging book talk. Saisha Grayson, SAAM’s time-based media curator, moderated a conversation between John Hanhardt and Gregory Zinman, editors of We Are in Open Circuits: Writings by Nam June Paik (MIT Press, 2019). The program examined the life, work, and legacy of this visionary video artist through the collection of never before published writings featured in We Are in Open Circuits. Learn more about how Paik envisioned art and technology would serve as global connectors in this illuminating discussion.