Discussion Questions: Nam June Paik’s TV Buddha

Nam June Paik, TV Buddha, 1989; partial gift of Pamela and Richard Kramlich to the New Art Trust to benefit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Tate, United Kingdom; © Estate of Nam June Paik

  1. What interests you most about this work of art?
  2. What do you think is going on in this work? What do you see that makes you say that?
  3. What are the different cultural references that the artist employs here? How do they affect your interpretation of the piece?
  4. What could a person learn from examining this work?

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