Nam June Paik Art Center in South Korea Announces New Director and Exhibition


GYEONGGI-DO, SOUTH KOREA.- The Nam June Paik Art Center announced the appointment of Manu Park as its new Director. Manu Park (b.1959) obtained a B.A. and a M.A. in aesthetics in Seoul National University, and completed a D.E.A. in aesthetics in Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Previously working as Director of Exhibitions for Gwangju Biennale and as curator and Artistic Director of Busan Biennale 2004/2006, he has been an independent curator producing many international art exhibitions, including “Leisure, a Disguised Labor?” organized by Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy for Hannover Messe 2009, and “The Multicultural in Our Time” at Gyeonggi Creation Center in collaboration with Palais de Tokyo in Paris in 2010. He is currently in charge of Artistic Directorship of Atelier Hermès, Seoul. With the newly reoriented direction of Manu Park, the NJP Art Center will seek to strengthen its role to develop initiatives…