The Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Stone Park Management Office is holding the 78-day-long special exhibit titled <Communion; Nam June Paik and Jeju Meet at Gutpan> that started on June 15 and will run through August 31 at the Stone Park 500 Generals Gallery.
This special exhibit reexamines the art world of the world-renowned video artist Nam June Paik, who treated gut (shamanistic rituals) as the basic roots and origin of all arts, as an ‘energetic avant-garde electronic shaman’ who integrated all types of advanced scientific technologies.
There are about 100 works on display set apart in five sessions. ▶The first session contains photographs taken of Nam June Paik’s gut performance by the former chief photographer of Jungang Ilbo Choi Jae-young, ▶the second session displays Paik’s image and video installation art, ▶the third session is made up of works that use obangsaek (traditional five color spectrum of Korea) and light, as well as Jeju gut paper ornaments called gime among his artworks, ▶the fourth session exhibits Paik’s artwork related to music, and ▶fifth session is composed of Paik’s planar sketches and gut photographs.
A spokesperson for Stone Park commented, “We hope that Nam June Paik’s art, which achieved artistic sublimation of shamanism, can be creatively reinterpreted at Jeju Stone Park that contains the legend of Grandmother Seolmundae. Furthermore, we hope that through this special exhibit, we can combine the photographs, video installation art, planar work, images, and gut performance of Nam June Paik as a shaman with the artistic expressions of Jeju-style gut to become a bridgehead for expanding the horizons of Jeju gut to the entire world.”
For details related to the exhibit, contact the Stone Park Management Office (064-710-7758).
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