* Date : 2019-11-07
The late Nam June Paik was one of the most innovative artists of the 20th century, widely credited as the “father of video art.” In 2019, 13 years after his death in 2006, new light has been shed on his experimental artistry both in Korea and abroad. Tate Modern in London staged the first retrospective on the Korean-born visionary, while the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul announced plans to maintain his gigantic installation “The More The Better” close to its original form, despite the monitor problems that occurred on old CRT monitors. About 40 to 50 years ago, when internet use wasn’t prevalent, the late artist demonstrated the possibility of using media as a new means of communication. Take a nostalgic trip with the late legend Nam June Paik.
While being greatly appreciated and still taught at school, sijo, the Korean traditional three-line poetic form, is hardly a part of everyday life in Korea today. For one American, however, that is not the case. Since he first came to Korea in 1966, he has developed his interest and passion for Korean poetry, so enthusiastic that it even led to a career in academia. Meet professor David McCann and discover the beauty and value of Korean poetry and literature once again.
Every year in October, the city of Bucheon hosts the Bucheon International Animation Festival, an Academy Award qualifying festival in which the Grand Prize winner will automatically be eligible for consideration for the Oscar race each year. A total of 166 animated films from 38 countries were screened at BIAF this year, including the VR animation “Age of Sail.” Also, the festival organized Special Talk events for the judges of the festival to introduce their shorts and communicate with the audience genuinely. Visit the city of animation and fall in love with the motion art.