SAAM: Nam June Paik, Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, 1995


Take a trip across the U.S.A. with Nam June Paik’s “Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, 1995.” Learn more about this iconic artwork that was a gift from the artist to the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). Saisha Grayson, SAAM’s curator of time-based media, shares insights about Paik’s life and the personal associations that, along with popular culture references, inform the media clips the artist included within this monumental map of the United States. Grayson also discusses the installation’s complexity and continued relevance today.

Cite this page as: Smithsonian American Art Museum, "SAAM: Nam June Paik, Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, 1995," in Smarthistory, September 5, 2021, accessed September 19, 2021, https://smarthistory.org/paik-saam/.