The Nam June Paik Museum
International architectural competition
The Kyonggi Cultural Foundation launched an international ideas competition for the design of a museum devoted to the work of the artist Nam June Paik, the media artist who broke new ground for the contemporary art.
The future museum should house the artist’s collections and offer an environment for his future creative activities.
The competition was aimed to seek a new paradigm for the fusion of architecture and art and to create an architectural design of excellence in tune with the pioneering, artistic spirit of the artist.
The concept for the design for the NJP Museum emerged from the spirit and structure of Nam June Paik’s sculptures and art objects.
The ideal of circuitry is at the core of this project and building program.
The design parallels the surface and architecture of a microchip, but more importantly it is influenced by Paik’s own methodology of mechanically adjusting video circuitry to produce abstract electronic patterns and images.