Tate Modern Exhibition

Nam June Paik

Nam June Paik TV Garden 1974-7 (2002) Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Düsseldorf, Germany) © Estate of Nam June Paik Photo: Tate (Roger Sinek)

A major retrospective of this pioneer of video

Nam June Paik was a visionary artist who foresaw the importance of mass media and new technology on the visual arts. His experimental, innovative, yet playfully entertaining work continues to be a major influence on art and culture to this day.

This major retrospective will be a mesmerising riot of sounds and sights, reflecting Paik’s vision of a multidisciplinary future. It will feature work from throughout his five-decade career – from robots made from old TV screens, to his innovative video works and all-encompassing room-sized installations such as the dazzling Sistine Chapel 1993.

The exhibition will also look at his collaborations and exchanges with avant-garde artists, musicians and choreographers, including Charlotte Moorman, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Joseph Beuys and Fluxus. It will demonstrate how Paik's global trajectory shaped a transnational network of artists that pioneered and expanded radical and cutting-edge art practice.

Organised by Tate Modern and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Nam June Paik: The Future is Now is presented in The Eyal Ofer Galleries.

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
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17 October 2019 – 9 February 2020

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