9 December 2010

FACT’s next exhibition is an exciting one, as it is dedicated to one of the most seminal influences of everything FACT is about and for the first time, we're hosting the exhibition with Tate Liverpool.

Nam June Paik was a Korean video artist who made incredibly futuristic work for his time.\r\n

Previously shown at the Museum Kunst Palast in Dusseldorf this year, the exhibition brings together German, Anglo-American and Korean research on Paik for the very first time. Paik himself was actually a professor at the Arts Academy of the City of Düsseldorf between 1958 and 1963.  It was there that he made the transition from composer and musician, to shocking the art scene with dramatic actions and “anti music”; and evolved into the “forefather” of video art he is still referred to as today.

\r\n

The exhibition across Tate Liverpool and FACT is a retrospective of his work, including his music, sculptural and media works.  A lot of his works are being exhibited for the first time, including TV Buddha.

At FACT, we're most excited about Laser Cone, a stunning and immersive installation that will be seen in Gallery 1. Make sure you look out for another very special laser appearing across the Liverpool skyline soon! 

\r\n

Nam June Paik in collaboration with Norman Ballard
Laser Cone, 2001/2010
© Estate of Nam June Paik and Norman Ballard
Photographed by Stefan Arendt, LVR / Medienzentrum Düsseldorf

\r\n


The Düsseldorf exhibition has been touted as providing a clear insight into Paik’s evolution as an artist, and highlighting his important contribution to 20th century art through his projects with other artists, such as the musician and actress Charlotte Moorman. We hope you will come see it at FACT and Tate Liverpool from next Friday! 

\r\n

 

\r\n