17 December 2010 – 13 March 2011
Video artist, performer and composer Nam June Paik (1932-2006) was one of the most innovative artists of the 20th century and is widely considered to be the first video artist. From 17 December 2010 – 13 March 2011 Tate Liverpool, in collaboration with FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), presents the first major retrospective of Paik’s work in the UK.
The FACT Galleries and Info Desk are closed for the holidays as follows:
Friday 24th, Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th, Monday 27th
and January 1st
Displaying works from all phases of his career, many shown in the UK for the first time, the exhibition traces the artist’s avant-garde and experimental spirit.
Discover the work of ground-breaking video artist, performer and composer Nam June Paik (1932-2006). Paik was one of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century and is widely considered to be the first video artist, paving the way for the ‘MTV generation’.
This is a duel site exhibition with Paik’s later works appearing at FACT, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology.
At a time when television was still a novelty, Paik foresaw the future popularity of this new and entertaining communication tool. Paik explored how television could influence the modern world. Thought provoking works like TV Buddha explore the clashing cultures of east and west, old and new, while Video Fish features both television sets and live fish in aquariums.
This exhibition is an exceptional opportunity to see all of Paik’s major works together in the UK. With artworks ranging from the scores of early music performances and TV works, to impressive robot sculptures and large-scale video installations, this exhibition will both entertain and inspire.
The exhibition continues at FACT where you can see more of Paik’s video works including Global Groove (1973) and the fantastic Laser Cone (2001/2010). For more information about which Paik works are appearing at Tate Liverpool and FACT, check out the exhibition guide on the right hand side of this screen (coming soon).
Admission to FACT is FREE
Groups of ten or more receive discounted entry to Nam June Paik when booking at least two weeks in advance of their visit. Adult tickets £5, concessions £4.
Special introductory talks to this exhibition are available at an additional cost of £5 per person. Discounts are available Tuesday to Friday only.
Family tickets are available from £12.
For more information and to book please call 0151 702 7400.
Exhibitions taking place in Liverpool are organised by Tate Liverpool in collaboration with FACT, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology
Nam June Paik demonstrates Zen for Walking 1961
© Manfred Montwé. Photo: Photo by Manfred Montwé