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Nam June Paik: The Future is Now

The international tour of Nam June Paik: The Future Is Now, concludes in Singapore.

Nam June Paik: The Future is Now
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Fri, 10 Dec 2021 - Sun, 27 Mar 2022

12:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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National Gallery Singapore 1 St Andrew's Rd, #01 – 01, Singapore 178957

National Gallery Singapore stages a major survey of Nam June Paik (1932 – 2006) in a landmark exhibition of the artist who predicted the future of communication and the Internet. The international tour of Nam June Paik: The Future Is Now, concludes in Singapore, its only Asian stop, after it kicked off at London’s Tate Modern in 2019, then toured Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum and San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art.

This large-scale institutional exhibition of visionary artist Nam June Paik surveys five decades of his pioneering work in the use of television and video in art. Paik is credited for introducing the term “electronic superhighway,” which foretold transformations in the way people would communicate in the networked age of the internet. Born in present-day South Korea in 1932, Paik lived and worked in Germany, Japan and the United States. A key figure in the avant-garde movements of the 20th century, he was also one of the first international superstars in the art world. Featuring installations, projections, modified televisions, video sculptures, robots and other inventive contraptions, this exhibition also incorporates archival material relating to Paik’s training in music, and participation in movements such as Fluxus. National Gallery Singapore is the only Asian venue for this exhibition, and this will be the first time a comprehensive institutional survey of Nam June Paik’s work will be presented in Southeast Asia.

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Fri, 10 Dec 2021 - Sun, 27 Mar 2022

12:00 AM - 9:00 PM

National Gallery Singapore 1 St Andrew's Rd, #01 – 01, Singapore 178957


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