Nam June Paik
17 Dec 2010 – 13 Mar 2011
This exhibition features music, robot sculptures and large-scale video installations by this experimental artist, hailed by many as the founder of modern media arts.
Many of these works are on display in the UK for the first time, as part of the first major retrospective since the artist died in 2006, as well as being the first major exhibition of Paik's work since 1988. Paik's work anticipated the rise of television to an absolutely central position in cultural life, and this is clearly communicated in works such as TV Buddha (1989). These works also offer a series of reflections on the meaning of old and new, and the cultural differences between East and West.