Korean media artwork, technology to adorn Scottish city 2013/05/12, Source,
Nam June Paik's "Schubert"
Works from three Korean artists, including the late media art pioneer Nam June Paik, will help transform the tranquil Scottish city of Edinburgh into a florescent cultural hub for the upcoming Edinburgh International Festival. The festival, which runs from August 9 to Sept. 1, focuses on how media art interacts with public space and performing arts, said Jonathan Mills, the festival director at a press conference held in Seoul last week. "Has anyone who is such a creative artist predicted so expertly and clearly, twenty, thirty, fifty and sixty years ago, the way in which our culture was about to become fascinated by the video image, by the photographic image, by the recorded image, by the recorded sound as your great artist Nam June Paik?" said Mills, adding he decided to invite the Nam June Paik Art Center to the festival after visiting the "TV Garden" exhibition last year, which he thought would be the most appropriate exhibition to meet this year's festival theme, "Art and Technology",...More
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