Transmitted Live: Nam June Paik Resounds
9 August – 19 October 2013
Free to all
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Paik’s debut solo exhibition in which he brought television into the realm of art for the first time.
Exploding on to the art scene in the 1960s, Paik announced his intentions to 'humanise technology'.
He believed this was the way that artists would be able to get their 'fingers in and tear away the walls' of the establishment.
A trained musician, Korean born Paik was regarded as a pioneer for the use of technology in art, drawing on video, satellite transmissions, robots and lasers throughout his career.
For Festival 2013, the Talbot Rice Gallery will show some of his most ingenious work, loaned primarily from the Nam June Paik Art Center's collection.
It aims to demonstrate that, despite his death in 2006, the artist remains revolutionary in his creative engagement with technology.