Nam June Paik

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Uncle

1986
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About the artwork
In the 1980s, Paik made a series called Family of Robots, where he explored the notion of technological advancement and aging through figures made from televisions. Made up of the figures of a traditional Korean family unit – grandparents, aunt and uncle, mother and father and children – the age of the robots’ components corresponded to their ‘human’ age roles. The grandparental figures features TV sets from the 1940s, whilst the children were made from up-to-date TVs, with even newer sets for their heads than those used for their bodies. This piece shows the ‘uncle’ of the family.
  • Artist Nam June Paik
  • Artwork Uncle
  • Exhibition Nam June Paik
  • Date of work 1986
  • Credit Original: Television casings, electronic components, speaker cone, cathode-ray tube, metal, enamel paint, ten cathode-ray tube televisions and video, colour 228 x 114 x 64 cm Collection of Sylvio Perlstein © Estate of Nam June Paik
About the artist
Nam June Paik (1932 – 2006) was a Korean-American artist, who lived and worked in Japan, Germany and the USA in a variety of media. Pioneering the use of video and TV in art, Paik’s artistic practice crossed disciplines, and has had a profound influence on contemporary art and culture. His robots created from television screens are some of his best-known pieces, with televisions and electronic imagery featuring as a key component in both his solo and collaborative works.
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Delivery & returns

DELIVERY TIMES

We aim to deliver custom prints within 10 working days. For countries outside of Europe, delivery may take up to 20 days.

As each print is handmade to order they take a little longer to prepare. We’ll dispatch your order as soon as it is ready, separately from any other items.

LAST ORDER DATES FOR PRE-CHRISTMAS DELIVERY:

Custom prints
UK: 12noon on 15th December 2019
Europe and Rest of World: 12noon on 8th December 2019

Everything else
UK: Midnight on 19th December 2019
Europe: Midnight on Monday 16th December 2019
Rest of World: Midnight Friday 13th December 2019

UNFRAMED PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £3.60 per order

Europe — £12.00 per order

Rest of world — £28.00 per order

FRAMED & CANVAS PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £7.50 per print

Europe — £20.00 per print

Rest of world — £50.00 per print

We currently offer free standard delivery on all UK orders over £50. Here’s more information on delivery.

REFUNDS & RETURNS

As custom prints are made to order, unfortunately we cannot accept returns if you have changed your mind or made a mistake.

If we have made a mistake, or there is a problem with your order, then please contact our customer service team at shop.online@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 9.45–18.00).

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