1. Nam June Paik: The Future Is Now
An international superstar in the art world, Nam June Paik (1932-2006) was a key figure in the avant-garde movements of the 20th century. The visionary artist and "father of video art" is known for bringing television to fine art, treating it as a tactile and multisensory medium and object.
The exhibition will feature an expansive range of Paik's work through over 180 installations, projections, modified televisions, video sculptures, robots and other inventive contraptions, as well as archival materials relating to Paik's training in music and participation in movements such as Fluxus. Reflect upon your relationship with technology and its intersection with other disciplines such as nature, music, and religion.
Ahead of the much-anticipated exhibition, catch a virtual series of programmes from September 17 to 19. Afterlude - Prelude: Responses to Nam June Paik explore the legacy of Paik’s texts in performances, readings and artistic interventions. Witness the symbolic passing of the baton and learn more about the influence of Nam June Paik on local and international artists today through the live stream from SFMoMA and National Gallery Singapore.