November 26, 2010 - Nam June Paik Art Center - Bruno Latour wins Nam June Paik Art Center Prize 2010
November 26, 2010

Bruno Latour wins Nam June Paik Art Center Prize 2010

Nam June Paik Art Center Prize 2010
Prize winner: Bruno Latour

Ceremony: November 26th 4:30 p.m.
Forum: November 27th 2:00 p.m.

Nam June Paik Art Center
85 Sanggal-dong, Giheung-gu,
Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do
446-905
Republic of Korea
T: + 82 (0) 31 201 8543
F: + 82 (0) 31 201 8515
chaeyoung [​at​] njpartcenter.kr

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The Nam June Paik Art Center Prize, an international yearly award, announces its 2010 solo-recipient, Bruno Latour. To respect Nam June Paik’s philosophy and creativity, the international jury and Nam June Paik Art Center Advisory Council reexamine Paik’s theoretical dimensions that hold urgent recognition and support. Based on the idea, the Prize opened its doors to internationally renowned researchers, thinkers and organizers of Paik studies and the jury selected the recipient among 8 strong nominees from around the world.

For the international jury panel the members were: Director of Le Consortium Xavier Douroux; Professor of Univ. Paris 1 Anne-Marie Duguet; Director of Kunsthalle Bremen Wulf Herzogenrath; former Director of Gwangju Biennale Wan-kyung Sung. The jury selected a person who will provide a new theoretical framework of Nam June Paik.

Some excerpts from the discussion: “[The recipient] has to be a high mediator to connect Paik’s thinking and action to the actual interests of intellectual and perceptive world,” said Xavier Douroux. According to Anne-Marie Duguet, “I find Latour’s thought very much in tune with Paik’s one. … None has the radical and deep thinking of Latour.” “We are honored to give this year’s Prize to Prof. Bruno Latour, and we are sure that master minds of both Latour and Paik will meet together to open up an unforeseen dimension in the future study of Paik. This will be a historical and strong statement,” said Nam June Paik Art Center Director Youngchul Lee.

The selected winner of 2010 Nam June Paik Art Center Prize, Bruno Latour (b. 1947), professor of Science Po Paris and Vice President of Research for the same institution, has been honored for being the forefront thinker who opened new ways of thinking with his theories bridging fields of philosophy, techno-science, scientific visualization, anthropology and politics. He is the author of numerous books dealing with scientific practice and political philosophy of nature, including We Have Never Been Modern, dealing with his theory of “Symmetric Anthropology,” “Politics of Nature” and “Reassembling the Social.” He co-curated two important exhibitions at ZKM, Karlsruhe, titled Iconoclash (2002) and Making Things Public (2005). These exhibitions are now regarded as a revolutionary way of linking art and science and they have resulted in the recent creation of a new program in ”political arts” in Sciences Po.

The Nam June Paik Art Center Prize will be endowed to the recipient on November 26th by the Governor of Gyeonggi Province at Nam June Paik Art Center. The Award ceremony comprises an exhibition composed of Paik’s major works specially supported by Shuya Abe, a Japanese technician who collaborated with Paik in creating Paik-Abe Video Synthesizer (1969).

On November 27th, the day after the ceremony, Bruno Latour will give a public lecture titled ‘The Time of Critique, The Time of Composition-Art and Politics Today.’

The Nam June Paik Art Center is supported by Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation and Gyeonggi Province.

Nam June Paik Art Center
85 Sanggal-dong, Giheung-gu,
Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do

446-905
Republic of Korea

T: + 82 (0) 31 201 8554

F: + 82 (0) 31 201 8530

chaeyoung@njpartcenter.kr

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