— Nam June Paik
“The Yellow peril! C’est moi.”
“The Yellow peril! C’est moi.”
“The Yellow peril! C’est moi.”
“The Yellow peril! C’est moi.”
“The Yellow peril! C’est moi.”
“The Yellow peril! C’est moi.”
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Nam June Paik
Nam June Paik. Sistine Chapel. 1993, reconstructed 2021. Video projectors, metal, wood, custom video switchers and four video channels, colour, sound; dimensions variable. Collection of Ulsan Art Museum.

About the Exhibition


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City Hall Wing, Level 3, Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery

Playful, electrifying and thought-provoking, Nam June Paik: The Future Is Now invites audiences to reflect upon their relationship with technology, and its intersection with other disciplines such as nature, music and religion.

The first major retrospective of Nam June Paik in Southeast Asia, this exhibition surveys over five decades of his pioneering work in the use of television and video in art.

Born in present-day South Korea in 1932, Paik was a key figure in the avant-garde movements of the 20th century and one of the first international superstars in the art world. He is credited with coining the term “electronic superhighway,” which foretold transformations in the way people would communicate in the networked age of the internet.

Discover the expansive range of Paik’s work through 180 installations, projections, modified televisions, video sculptures, robots and other inventive contraptions, as well as archival materials relating to Paik’s training in music and participation in movements such as Fluxus. This international exhibition has travelled to London’s Tate, Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum and San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art—making its last stop here at National Gallery Singapore.

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This exhibition is organised by Tate Modern, London and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in collaboration with National Gallery Singapore.

Curated by Sook-Kyung Lee (Senior Research Curator, Tate) and Rudolf Frieling (Curator of Media Arts, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) in collaboration with curators from National Gallery Singapore, June Yap (Senior Curator), Clarissa Chikiamco (Curator), Jennifer K. Y. Lam (Assistant Curator) and Roy Ng (Curatorial Assistant).

National Gallery Singapore wishes to thank the following individuals and organisations, including those who do not wish to be named, for their warm support of this exhibition.

Lead Partner
Strategic Partner
Exhibition Patrons
  • Pierre & Bolor Lorinet
Estates and Lenders
  • Klaus Barisch
  • René Block and Gunther Gude
  • John Chia and Cheryl Loh
  • Ken Hakuta
  • Wulf Herzogenrath
  • Jon Huffman
  • Marc Leve
  • Manfred Montwé
  • Pierre Lorinet
  • Manon Lu-Winter and Michael Krupica
  • Dieter and Si Rosenkranz
  • Peter Wenzel
  • Archiv Bauermeister
  • Archiv Sohm, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
  • Arter, Istanbul
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • ARTIST ROOMS–Tate and National Galleries of Scotland
  • Artists Rights Society
  • bpk-Bildagentur
  • Centre Georges Pompidou
  • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
  • Electronic Arts Intermix
  • Estate of Manfred Leve
  • Estate of Nam June Paik
  • Kaldor Public Art Projects
  • Keio University Art Center
  • Korean Folk Village
  • Kunsthalle Bremen
  • Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf
  • Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
  • Museum Wiesbaden
  • Paula Cooper Gallery
  • Society of Artist’s Copyright of Korea, Seoul
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Library and Archives
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
  • Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum
  • Tate Library and Archive
  • Tate Modern
  • Ulsan Art Museum
  • VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
  • WGBH-TV Boston
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe
Project Director
  • Eugene Tan
  • June Yap
  • Clarissa Chikiamco
  • Jennifer K. Y. Lam
  • Roy Ng
Curatorial Support
  • Arethea Lim
Artwork & Exhibition Management
  • Anasthasia Andika
  • Johnny Chen
  • Hafiz Bin Osman
  • Yvette Lai
  • Muhamad Wafa
  • Lynn Poh
  • Suhirman Sulaiman
  • Teo Yen Sy
  • Karen Yap Xiao Zhen
  • Kelvin Yue
  • and all our colleagues at the Heritage Conservation Centre
Exhibition Lighting
  • Maarof Zulkifli
  • Mohammad Azmi
  • Rizuan Ooman
  • Roy Xu
  • Khairul Hilmi Bin Jumaat (special assistance for AV installations)
Exhibition Design & Fabrication
  • AE Models Team Pte Ltd
  • FARM
Community & Access
  • Mark Chia
  • Koh Yishi
  • Tan Heng Yeng
  • Alicia Teng
  • Jessica Yeo
  • and all Best Friends of the Gallery volunteers
Curatorial Programmes
  • Tamares Goh
  • Erica Lai
  • Lee E Shyen
  • Hu Qiren
  • Kng Mian Tze
  • Soh Ling Hui
Image Rights
  • Roy Ng
Legal Counsel
  • Huang Meili
Marketing & Communications
  • Choo Chin Nian
  • Gwen Thiam
  • Lovelynn Chong
  • Kerrie Wee
Partnership Development
  • Jayne Tan
  • Brenda Tan
  • Vanini Belarmino 
  • Maria Khoo Joseph 
  • Nathaniel Mah 
  • Nurdiana Rahmat 
  • Colinn Shae
Publications & Content Development
  • Patricia Lee
  • Genevieve Ng
  • Wong Jia Min
Website & Design Development