THE FUTURE IS NOW
Family of Robot: Grandfather and Family of Robot: Grandmother
ArtistNam June Paik
Sculpture with historical and new televisions, radios and cathode ray tubes
Collection of Korean Folk Village
Paik debuted the series Family of Robot in 1986 at a solo exhibition in Cincinnati, Ohio. Grandmother and Grandfather were part of this premiere, together with Father, Mother, Aunt, and Uncle. Other sculptures in the 1986 Family of Robot mimicked architectural forms, suggesting that telecommunications were gradually becoming a key social structure on par with the built environments where people live and meet.