Seoul, South Korea for Paik Nam June Exhibition in DDP

Paik Nam June was one of Korea’s leading contemporary artists and a father of video artwork. That’s why visiting his exhibition that was set up in Seoul’s number one artistic space, the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, was a must during our trip to Seoul. The exhibition was set in a circular space and was divided into six rooms, each with its own designated theme. We were provided with a comprehensive audio guide mobile app, which helped us get more informed about Paik’s art. His pieces were mostly inspired by television and the way he bridged technology with art was truly monumental and breathtaking. The last room of the exhibition, containing his piece The Turtle was arguably the most impressive one, with numerous TVs showing various content, built up in a shape of a turtle, a traditional Korean symbol of longevity and immortality. All in all, definitely a must see for all art lovers visiting the Korean capital.

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