Exhibition | Opening
Period | Oct 11, 2018 ― Fed 3, 2019
Venue | Nam June Paik Art Center Gallery 1, 2
Artist | Hwayeon Nam, Dappertutto Studio, Rimini Protokoll, Bahc Yiso, Nam June Paik, Blast Theory, Ahn Kyuchul, Unmake Lab × Data Union Collective, Okin Collective, Joseph Beuys, Jeoung Jae choul, Part-time Suite, Heman Chong
Commemorating the 10th anniversary, the NJP Art Center will experiment the feasibility of museum as the commons based on the motto, “Art Commons, Nam June Paik” along with the works of artists who continue to ruminate the new ontology and communication method of art. This exhibition tracks the subversive thinking of Paik who believed “art is not private property” and saw Video art as the commons. It will introduce the pioneering ideas of Paik who left his intellectual property accessible to everyone with works including Video Commune, which experimented his dream of “video common market” through the interactive exchange of video worldwide, and the Paik-Ave Video Synthesizer, which experimented the interactive exchange among media and the intervention of the artist and audience. Furthermore, this exhibition will also showcase the ideas of other pioneering artists whom proposed novel ontology of art such as Joseph Beuys, who believed “everyone is artist”, saw life itself as art and sought the possibility of political revolution within the arts.