Provincial officials from Gyeonggi-do began a discussion with Nam June Paik from 2001, and upon signing an MOU in 2002, the project to build a museum for Paik went underway. Museum Title is a symbolic signboard made by Paik himself for the museum, in which he wrote two words “Nam June Paik” and “Museum” in Korean, English, and Chinese in red, blue, and green. Although Paik did not see the completion of the would-be Nam June Paik Art Center in his lifetime, the artist christened it “a house where the spirit of Nam June Paik lives on” as a way of suggesting the museum’s mission.
Nam June Paik
acrylic on canvas