Nam June Paik: The Future Is Now
10 December, 2021 - 27 March, 2022
National Gallery 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 the exhibition 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.
One of the first truly global artists, Paik was born in Seoul, and practiced in Japan, Germany, and the United States. Paik had played a leading role in bridging the gap between art and technology by transforming video into an artist’s medium and exploring the potential of media-based art as early as the 1950s, earning him the recognition as “pioneer of video art”.
The exhibition celebrates Paik’s five decades of visionary and playful practice through more than 180 works across all media.