Nam June Paik Art Center presents Nam June Paik TV Wave, a new exhibition that focuses on Paik’s experiment and exploration of television, dealing with his works from the 1960s to the 1980s. The exhibition centers around the keyword of Paik’s “broadcast,” a combination of his video art and telecommunication. Paik used TV as an artistic medium, in terms of its affecting our life and society in various ways. He paid attention to the power of TV broadcast to enable the collective experience of watching the same program and the mediated experience while not being present on the site.
Drawing on TV, broadcast, and satellite, Paik attempted to increase the understanding of different cultures, and to depict a world becoming one with dance and music. According to him, television is for the point to space communication while video for the space to space communication. By means of “tele-vision” he envisioned a future where a point to space transmission like fish eggs is invigorated, and furthermore where individuals produce their own broadcasts, and many TV stations, great and small, are established so that non-monopolistic broadcasting systems are available. Nam June Paik TV Wave tunes in his vision, who sought to bring down cultural barriers and link up different spaces for global communication and harmonization.
Nam June Paik TV Wave, Nam June Paik Center,12.05.2020 – 24.03.2020
curator Kim Sun Young, co-curator: Jo Minhwa, Exhibition Space Design: Jang Hyojin