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Variations of the Moon
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Chaeyoung Lee
Nam June Paik Art Center
Variations of the Moon
What is art?
Is it the moon?
the fingertip, which points to this moon? – Nam June Paik-

The motif in is Nam June Paik’s notion regarding the presence of time, art and nature, which is revealed by one of his famous works, Moon is the Oldest TV. Visualizing changes of the moon, Nam June Paik presented time in space and depicted the pre-electronics life when people imagined the mystery of the moon. As the moon presents the time through changing its shape, artists invited to this exhibition present artworks related time variations. Artworks articulate changing time in harmony with the cycle of the moon, the beauty of shadow enfolding the moonlight, harmonious life between people and nature while repeatedly being filled and emptied.

Nam June Paik, Kyuchul Ahn, Sekwon Ahn, Sohee Cho, Ryota Kuwakubo, David Claerbout and Hiraki Sawa participate in this exhibition. Presented artworks suggest the speed of time, which slowly changes or sometimes seems to be stopped, through various mediums: videos; installations recording individual’s activities as well as process; an animation showing virtual time; and photographs documenting changes of time. The exhibition is to contemplate people’s life where the fastest speed rate in history is taking place and to make audience feel rest, meditate, and reason through artistic experience. intends to turn routine everyday ‘moments’ into ‘poetic’ moments by suggesting time layers, an instant moment seeming as forever.
  • Foreward Manu Park (Director, Nam June Paik Art Center)
  • Variations of the Moon: A Short Essay on the Aesthetics of Time Chaeyoung Lee (Curator, Nam June Paik Art Center)
  • List of Works
  • Kyuchul Ahn
  • Sekwon Ahn
  • Sohee Cho
  • David Claerbout
  • Ryota Kuwakubo
  • Nam June Paik
  • Hiraki Sawa
  • Dialogue with the Artists
  • Artists’ Biographies
(ISBN 978-89-97128-14-3, 126 pages, 12,000)

Korea Open Government License
Korea Open Government License
Attribution (BY), Non-commercial (NC), No Derivative Works (ND)
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