“[Satellite art] must consider how to achieve a two-way connection between opposites of the earth; how to give a conversational structure to the art; how to master differences in time; how to play with improvisation, in-determinism, echos [sic], feedbacks, and empty spaces…”
— Nam June Paik, 1984
Inspired by Nam June Paik’s transnational art practice and experimentations in global satellite broadcast — as well as the present impact of the pandemic on remote communication — Afterlude/Prelude: Artists Respond to Nam June Paik brings together contemporary artists from around the world via webcast. The multiple-hour presentation features over twenty artists responding to Paik’s thinking and writing through readings, performances, music, video, and more.
Afterlude/Prelude: Artists Respond to Nam June Paik is jointly organized by SFMOMA and the National Gallery Singapore. The performance DO IT YOURSELF is presented in collaboration with Chronus Art Center.
The exhibition Nam June Paik is co-organized by Tate Modern and SFMOMA, co-curated by Sook-kyung Lee and Rudolf Frieling.
Header image: Timm Rautert, Nam June Paik lying among televisions, Zürich, 1991; © Timm Rautert