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Nam June Paik «Triangle»
Nam June Paik, «Triangle», 1976
Photograph: Joschik Kerstin | © Nam June Paik

 Nam June Paik

A western pendant to Paik’s 'TV Buddha' of 1974: Rodin's 'The Thinker' in front of a TV set. Paik brought the two together in 1976 to form a 'Triangle' in which Eastern meditation and Western introspection converge in a sculptural dialectic between different world systems. While Paik had taken the part of Buddha in 1974, he now adopts the pose of Rodin's thinker.