Nam June Paik: In the Groove
The exhibition Nam June Paik: In the Groove features the delightful early experimental art practice of this clever and playful pioneer of media art. Akin to a TV signal or internet impulse, his groundbreaking multimedia work reverberated globally throughout the art world.
Showing his works and his creative processes in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb is not just going to inform regional audiences about Nam June Paik, but also reveal his specific relationships and parallel practices with Croatian, Serbian and Slovenian artists. In this way the exhibition will reconfigure certain aspects of media art from the 1960s to the 1990s.
Nam June Paik‘s fiercely experimental and innovative practice was revolutionary for contemporary art. His pioneering work helped define the emerging field of video and new media art, grounded in both a deep understanding of electronic communication technology and in its powerful effects on a global scale. Throughout his career, Paik traversed a plethora of different fields to contemplate and articulate a new society informed by technology and our relationship to it. His incessant drive to question and repurpose media while taking chances with various approaches to art-making has defined his legacy as a true pioneer in the contemporary art canon. More than any other single artist, Nam June Paik grasped the revolutionary implications for both art and society with the emergence of video technology into the hands of everyday people.
Tue – Fri 11am – 7pm
Sat – Sun 11am – 6pm
The Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Avenija Dubrovnik 17, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia