Period | May 2 ― May 31, 2017 / Jul 4, 2017 ― Feb 4, 2018
Venue | Nam June Paik Art Center
Nam June Paik ruptured the authoritarianism of music and the auteurism of visual art, by establishing a new relationship with the audience. Extraordinary Phenomenon, Nam June Paik is to explore his works of art from a standpoint of ‘participation.’ The notion of participation in contemporary art has been developing from the interaction between artworks and audiences, to the involvement in social and political institutions through the very interactions woven in and out of art. Way before the discourses of ‘relational aesthetics’ were brought to the fore engaging with institutions and social systems, Paik already put into practice a new form of art that unsettled conventional ways of art production and its reception.