17 DECEMBER 2010 - 17 MARCH 2011
A major retrospective exhibition of the artist, performer and composer Nam June Paik, widely considered to be one of the most innovative artists of the 20th century...
Future-gazer, media activist, collaborator and thinker, Nam June Paik (1932-2006) was one of the most influential and innovative artists of the 20th century. He stretched the idea of what art could be and what making art could be like. Working across the disciplines of experimental music, performance, TV, video and sculpture, Paik's career reflects the development of a set of counter-culture ideas that are central to artists working with technology today.
Open Transmission is part of two-venue exhibition starting at Tate Liverpool and ending here at FACT. The first major retrospective of the artist's work since his death, it offers a rare opportunity to experience some of Paik's most innovative video works, installations and sculptures.
At FACT we present the UK premiere of Laser Cone, a spectacular installation that invites visitors to experience the fascinating powers of lasers, which the artist thought to be 'mystical'.
FACT also brings together an archive of Paik's experimentations with new media, TV and satellite broadcast work, all of which illustrate Paik's belief that global communication could promote deeper understanding across different cultures and societies.
To celebrate Nam June Paik's remarkable influence across the world, FACT has invited artists to produce performances, projects, events and new artworks that connect with the artist's legacy.
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