South Korean Artist Nam June Paik Exhibition Opens in Rio

Through August 27th, Oi Futuro Flamengo will display videos, TV monitors, installations and even robots made by Paik, a pioneer in the use of technology in the visual arts.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Today, June 27th, the exhibition "Retrospectiva Nam June Paik" opens at Oi Futuro in Flamengo. Displaying fifteen pieces, the exhibition honors the South Korean artist Nam June Paik, who innovated the field in the 1960s with the introduction of technology in the visual arts.

Curated by Italian Marco Pierini, the exhibition presents Paik's most interesting artistic experiences, like "Sfera/Punto electronic" (1990-1992), a curious work that gathers 26 TV monitors, three soccer balls, five laser paintings and a laser disc.

In the work “Violoncello” (1989), Paik made an object . . .

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