Paik Nam June (백남준)

Insadong, Seoul, 6 May 2018. There is never a shortage of things to do in Seoul. For the final weekend of my 2017 Korea trip I had not scheduled anything other than a couple of dinner engagements. I could easily have done nothing apart from hanging out in my new favourite coffee shop. Their fresh salads […]

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A day of art, documentary and music, all for free

by Philip Gowman 12 March 2015
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It always amazes me how much is on offer for free in London. I was determined to get to at least one of Joo Yeon Sir’s (free) Beethoven recitals at the Royal College of Music – but at 6pm, they are inconveniently early in the evening for someone working at Canary Wharf. So I booked […]

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2014 Travel Diary day 8: Two museums near Yongin

by Philip Gowman 13 June 2014
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A day-trip South into Gyeonggi-do to visit two top museums. There are other things to visit near Yongin as well as the Folk Village. Eulji-ro, Seoul, Friday 13 June, 9am. The Ho-am Art Museum in Yongin is home to a number of treasures. The museum opened in 1982 as the permanent home for the collection of Samsung boss Lee […]

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The London Korean Links Awards 2013

by Philip Gowman 31 December 2013
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Now in its eighth year, here are the LKL Awards 2013. The year has been both good and bad from LKL’s perspective. Good because there seem to have been more events, more books, more films and more music than ever before as Korean culture gets more and more public attention. And bad because our day […]

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Expo visit: Crystallise and other media art at KBEE

by Philip Gowman 9 November 2013
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It was a shame that there were only two days to enjoy the product of the huge amount of investment – both financial and in terms of time and effort – that went into the creation of KBEE 2013 and its associated events. The basement of Billingsate is a perfect venue for video art: huge […]

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Crystallize: New Media Art Lab Korea & UK

by Events Editor 12 October 2013
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Sharing space with the Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo is an interesting media art show featuring British and Korean artists: Crystallize: New Media Art Lab Korea & UK Crystallize is a 3 day laboratory and exposition of international artists situated in the 1,000m² vault space that lies beneath the trade floor of the Korea Brand […]

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Festival Exhibition Visit: Nam June Paik Resounds at the Talbot Rice Gallery

by Philip Gowman 27 August 2013
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The Talbot Rice Gallery in the University of Edinburgh is the venue for a retrospective of Nam June Paik’s work during the course of the 2013 International festival. While the major show in Tate Liverpool (Dec 2010 – Mar 2011) interestingly devoted a lot of space to his early collaborations, here his video work and […]

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Nam June Paik to be showcased at Edinburgh International Festival

by Events Editor 23 July 2013
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The Edinburgh International Festival this year features work by Nam June Paik, hosted by the Talbot Rice Gallery, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Paik’s first solo exhibition in Wuppertal, 1963. Transmitted Live: Nam June Paik Resounds Exhibition curated by Pat Fisher, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Seong Eun Kim and Chaeyoung Lee, Nam June […]

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Lee Yong-baek honours Paik Nam June at Venice Biennale

by Philip Gowman 11 November 2011
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There’s an awful amount of twaddle on display in the country pavilions at the Venice Biennale. Probably the greatest amount of tosh was to be found in the Australian pavilion, which included a free-standing notice-board cast in resin, and where an empty plinth entitled Venus rising from the Waves was heard to elicit the understandable […]

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Exhibition visit: Nam June Paik at Tate Liverpool

by Philip Gowman 21 March 2011
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Korean-born artist Nam June Paik (1932-2006) is often called the father of modern video art. Think of Nam June Paik and you probably think of his massive tower of 1,003 TV sets entitled The More the Better (1988) which dominates the entrance to the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Gwacheon just outside Seoul, or […]

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Nam June Paik retrospective at Tate Liverpool

by Events Editor 13 December 2010
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With a Korean curator at Tate Liverpool since the beginning of 2008, it was only a matter of time before there was going to be a blockbuster Korean show there. Curator Lee Sook-kyung moved to Tate Liverpool from the Kings Lynn Arts Centre in 2008, having previously worked at the National Museum of Contemporary Art […]

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Lee Ufan and Paik Nam June in Christies sale

by Philip Gowman 14 June 2010
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Two Paik Nam June works and a Lee Ufan come up for sale at Christie’s on 1 July at the King Street branch http://bit.ly/9PurZ9 # : Lee Ufan (b. 1936): Correspondence. Oil and mineral pigment on canvas, 63¾ x 51 1/8in. (162 x 130cm.) Painted in 1995 Nam June Paik (1932-2006): Untitled. TV, neon tubing, […]

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Suh Do-ho doubles estimate

by Philip Gowman 4 July 2009
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The Christie’s sales of Korean artworks – and photography in particular – which took place on 1 July had mixed results. While the more expensive pieces made their estimates – and in the case of Suh Do-ho’s Some / One the hammer price came in at twice the estimate – some of the more entry-level […]

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“Made in Korea” festival in Brussels

by Events Editor 5 October 2008
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The “Made in Korea” festival in Brussels is a big-budget four month perspective of Korea’s arts. Centred around the Centre for Fine Arts, this is a unique opportunity to see some of Korea’s ancient treasures and also some more contemporary visual and performing arts. Definitely worth a trip to Brussels. First, a summary of some […]

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Good Evening, Ms. Jiyoon Lee!

by Matthew Jackson 11 March 2008
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Matthew Jackson reports from last Thursday’s gallery talk at the KCC I had assumed that the Nam June Paik talk by Jiyoon Lee would take the form of a tour around the gallery itself. The schedule of the evening was fuller than I had expected, and required the setting of the ‘Sejong Room’ on the […]

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Nam June Baik gallery talk at KCC

by Events Editor 5 March 2008

Just up on the KCC website – details of a gallery talk by Jiyoon Lee about the Nam June Baik exhibition. 6pm on Thursday 6 March. Details on the KCC website Keywords: Artists: Paik Nam June (백남준) Other tags: KCC Exhibitions

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We look forward to lunchtime

by Philip Gowman 17 February 2008
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An assessment of “Good Morning, Mr Paik Nam June” Korean Cultural Centre, UK, 1 Feb – 2 Mar, Mon-Fri 9:30 – 5:30 It must be a very attractive prospect to be offered the job of curating a prestigious exhibition at the high-profile launch of a cultural centre. Having a blank canvas to work on certainly […]

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