An immersive exhibition featuring the works of renowned artist Nam June Paik is coming to Singapore this December

The word’s in: National Gallery Singapore is gearing up to stage its most anticipated international art show of the year this December. Featuring the works of Nam June Paik, aka the father of video art, the exhibition will be at the museum from Dec 10, 2021-Mar 27, 2022.

An immersive, travelling showcase, Nam June Paik: The Future is Now will be in Singapore as the last stop on its tour after visiting London’s Tate Modern, Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum and San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMa). The stop here at the Gallery will serve as the first and only Asian venue for audiences to catch the international art superstar’s first major retrospective in Southeast Asia.

So come December, locals will be treated to a riot of vision, colour and sound as playful and electrifying exhibits fill the museum space. Exploring over five decades of Paik’s pioneering work which utilises television and video in art, simply examine over 180 installations, projections, inventive sculptures, robots and more.

In anticipation of the exhibition, locals can also witness the symbolic passing of the baton and learn more about the enduring influence of Nam June Paik on local and international artists today through a two-day virtual event. Afterlude-Prelude: Responses to Nam June Paik will be streamed on the Gallery’s Facebook page from Sep 18-19 and SFMoMa’s page from Sep 17-19.

Lastly, tickets to the art show are now on sale here. Visitors can even enjoy an exclusive one-for-one deal for early bird tickets to the exhibition. This promotion will end Oct 31.

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