The Global Digest Team:
A visit to the amazing Art Center of Nam June Paik in South KoreaSep 23 , 2012
So called TV garden
Suwon City ? Some people are fond to see museums so that they discover
new creativity and masterpiece of art experts and artists. The penman
of this story amazed this kind of dimmed art center of Nam June Paik
located in Suwon City, South Korea. Unexpectedly, the place of art where
objects exhibited were lightless and visitors can stare at the items
displayed in a three-storey art center.
Most of the things you would see in this art center were amazingly extraordinary that made in handmade electronic devices. Surely, one will be amazed and get a chance to believe the existence of electronic art and anyone would experience the unbelievable art made of human electronic expert, Mr. Paik mentioned.
According to study, this Art Center was opened to the public in 2008, and it aspired to fulfill Mr. Paik’s wish by informing its activities through the development of creative and critical research into his thinking and practice and likewise inspired by generosity and interdisciplinary nature characteristic of both Nam June Paik’s life and work.
Inside buidling of Nam June Park center
Moreover, the Museum’s goal was to preserve, collect and provide access to all historical documentation related to Nam June Paik for the purpose of historical research and this center has become “ the house where the Spirit of Nam June Paik lives on.” Hence, Nam June Park center is committed to develop the following such as; A permanent exhibition that contextualizes the artist’s practice, A yearly program of temporary exhibitions exploring the said issues, an education program offering workshops seminars talks and events and many more.
Inside the Art Center are objects made of variuos handcrafted electronics and humanities display like magnet TV, Three Camera Participation,, TV garden, TV fish, Highway Hacker, The Rehabilitation of Genghis Khan, Robot camp, and many others . As Nam June Paik celebrated its 80th called “ Nostalgia is an Extended Feedback”. To Him, this exhibition begins with his way of thinking in terms of his vision and foresight. He also puts technological developments to enthusiastic use for his art, and created works of art providing prescience for the media environment of the future.
In Three Camera Participation, one of the exhibits displayed in the museum, invites the audience to find his image divided into numerous ones and another is TV Garden in which the monitors positioned over green foliage play music and dance from all around the world, in which electronic stimuli and natural greens converge into organic “Techno-Ecology.” Furthermore, Nam June Paik was the pioneer of development of electronic techniques to transform the video image from a literal representation of objects and events into an expression of the artist’s view. Paik’s work question time and memory, the nature and music and art, even the source of sensor and most importantly, his work gave the people understanding and definitions of television.
Nam June Paik Art Center opens from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm but closes every second and fourth Monday of the month and last admission is one hour before it closes. Adults admission fee is 4,000 won while students fee cost 2,000 won . Visitors who are under 6 year old, over 66 year old and disabled persons are admission free.