The exhibition dedicated to Nam June Paik at the Tate Modern features over 200 works by the Korean American artist.
Nam June Paik (Korea, 1932) is one of today’s most innovative artists whose work has been profoundly influential on contemporary art and culture. He pioneered the use of TV and video in art and coined the phrase ‘electronic superhighway’ to predict the future of communication in the internet age.
The exhibition features over 200 works spanning 50 years of work and includes robots made from TV screens, groundbreaking video works and even large scale installations like the dazzling Sistine Chapel 1993. It also looks at his collaboration with cellist Charlotte Moorman as well as different partnerships with other avant-garde artists, musicians, choreographers and poets of the likes of John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Joseph Beuys.
Bankside, London SE1 9TG