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Good Morning Mr. Nam Jun Paik

31 Jan – 7 Mar 2008

Korean Cultural Centre UK
London


Good Morning Mr. Nam June PAIK is curated by Jiyoon Lee to celebrate the opening of the Korean Cultural Centre UK. It presents works by 24 Korean contemporary artists, including Nam June PAIK (1932-2006) whose three major video pieces will be shown in London for the first time.

The exhibition title is inspired by Nam June PAIK’s groundbreaking satellite installation project Good Morning, Mr. Orwell (1984) which linked New York and Centre Pompidou as well as hooking up with broadcasters in Germany and South Korea. Performed and originally broadcast on the first day of year 1984, PAIK’s project was a rebuttal to Orwell’s dystopian vision of the future, highlighting the use of the mass media and communication as means of creativity and expression of artistic freedom.

Good Morning Mr. Nam June PAIK does not follow the format or content of PAIK’s project but instead takes its spirit, and relates it to our times. Good Morning Mr. Nam June PAIK is a celebration of random creativity arising from unintended collaborations, which in itself arises from the joy of communication.