Curator Talk – Nam June Paik: “Father of Video Art”

Curator Talk – Nam June Paik: “Father of Video Art”

January 13th, 2013 | Curators, Korea, Talks, Video Art, Videos

Curator John Hanhardt takes us into the creative and innovative mind of Nam June Paik. Tracing Paik’s career from early experimentation to pioneering media art, Hanhardt shares how this truly global artist transformed the art of the 20th century. The artwork and ideas of the… Read More

Nam June Paik – Global Visionary

Nam June Paik – Global Visionary

November 8th, 2012 | Installations, Korea, Shows, Video Art

The artwork and ideas of the Korean-born artist Nam June Paik were a major influence on late twentieth-century art and continue to inspire a new generation of artists. Nam June Paik: Global Visionary (at the Smithsonian American Art Museum from December 13, 2012 through August… Read More

Korean Artist Project launches new website

Korean Artist Project launches new website

August 25th, 2012 | Asia, Galleries, Internet, Korea

The Korean Artist Project, which comprises three-year plan spanning from 2011 to 2013, is a global online platform that presents a series of virtual exhibitions featuring artworks by Korean contemporary artists. Its mission is to promote them internationally, allowing them to enter into the global… Read More

“Assembly” – 5,500 physical pixels illuminated

“Assembly” – 5,500 physical pixels illuminated

July 24th, 2012 | Installations, Korea, Videos

A hemisphere of 5,500 white blocks occupies the air, each hanging from above in a pattern which repeats in order and disorder. Pixels play over the physical blocks as an emulsion of digital light within the physical space, producing a habitat for digital forms to… Read More

Video of the Week: Robot Beatles play “Come Together”

Video of the Week: Robot Beatles play “Come Together”

April 4th, 2012 | Korea, Music, Technology, Videos

Is this the future of music? Four of Drexel’s HUBO robots perform the Beatles’ “Come Together” in a demonstration that combines cutting-edge engineering technology and research with creative expression, produced by the Music & Entertainment Technology Laboratory (MET-lab). The HUBOs are operating autonomously (not human-controlled)…. Read More

Fires sales in Korea

Fires sales in Korea

March 31st, 2012 | Art Market, Auctions, Korea

Art seized from the failed Korean savings bank Busan is set to be sold in Hong Kong in an $8.25m session that includes western and Chinese contemporary art. The Financial Times reports: “Art seized from the failed Korean savings bank Busan is being sold by… Read More

Art at nuclear summit in Korea

Art at nuclear summit in Korea

March 26th, 2012 | Japan, Korea, Politics

“The National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea is holding “Art Project 2012: Communion” at the media center of the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit at COEX, Samseong-dong in southern Seoul through Wednesday”, writes Noh Hyun-gi in the Korea Times. “The exhibition invited 10 artists from… Read More

After escape from North Korea, artist turns from propaganda to pop art

After escape from North Korea, artist turns from propaganda to pop art

March 25th, 2012 | Korea, Pop Art, Propaganda, Shows

“I risked my life on this painting,” Song Byeok says of “Take Off Your Clothes,” which created a stir by putting the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il in a Marilyn Monroe pose. “In some ways, this picture represents me,” Song said. “I hope… Read More

K-Pop – The dark side of South Korea’s Pop Wave

K-Pop – The dark side of South Korea’s Pop Wave

January 29th, 2012 | Documentaries, Korea, Popculture, Videos

South Korea’s pop industry is worth more than $3bn a year. It is driven largely by music known as “K-Pop”, which is popular across Asia and is even attracting attention in the US. With attractive artists, catchy tunes and polished dance moves, K-Pop is the… Read More

Remembering Nam June Paik

Remembering Nam June Paik

August 22nd, 2011 | Korea, Video Art, Videos

John Hanhardt and Jim Campbell celebrated Nam June Paik’s birthday on July 20th, 2011 and made a little video which you can watch below. Nam June Paik on Wikipedia – Official Homepage

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