Tate Liverpool Announces Nam June Paik Retrospective

Video artist, performer and composer Nam June Paik (1932-2006) was one of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century and is widely considered to be the first video artist, paving the way for the ‘MTV generation’.

From 17 December 2010-13 March 2011, Tate Liverpool presents the first major retrospective of Paik’s work in the UK. Representing works from all phases of his career, many shown in the UK for the first time, the exhibition traces the artist’s avant-garde and experimental spirit.

Nam June Paik Andy Warhol Robot, 1994 Sculpture Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg © 2010 Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg Photo: Helge Mundt, Hamburg

Tate Liverpool’s exhibition offers a definitive look at Paik’s body of work, from the scores of early music performances and TV works, to robot sculptures and large-scale video installations.

Tate Liverpool has established a partnership with FACT, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, on the occasion of this retrospective exhibition. Focusing on Paik’s innovative use of creative technology, FACT will feature a number of large-scale sculptural works from the artist’s later career.

The exhibition is presented in collaboration with museum kunst palast, Düsseldorf.


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