The Tate Modern is putting on a major retrospective of the work of Nam June Paik, showcasing his pioneering use of video over his fifty-year career.
Nam June Paik was one of the first to foresee the importance of mass media and how its technologies could be used to create exciting and innovative new works. His most experimental works continue to have an influence even to this day.
The exhibition promises to be a riot of sounds and sights, featuring everything from robots made out of old TV screens, to Sistine Chapel 1993 -- a dazzling room-sized installation that shines media images onto the ceiling.
The exhibition will also feature some of his collaborations with avant-garde artists and musicians like Charlotte Moorman, John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Fluxus.
Craig’s review of Tate Modern – “I promised myself that I would come to the Tate Modern with an open mind, but I know I'm going to laugh at the modern art. It's so bad, it's good. So you might want to take this review with a pinch of salt if you're an art lover. I do actually quite like art, believe it or not, but this isn't art to me. It's more like a song by someone who can't sing. It's a load of… continued”
William Blake — The Artist – 11 Sep 2019 to 2 Feb 2020 – Tate Britain will be putting on an exhibition of 300 works by the English poet, painter and printmaker, William Blake.
Antony Gormley at the Royal Academy of Arts – 21 Sep to 19 Dec 2019 – A solo exhibition by the famous sculptor Antony Gormley showcasing some of his best work, both old and new
Turner Prize winner, Mark Leckey – 24 Sep 2019 to 5 Jan 2020 – Discover how technology has been changing British culture through the work of Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey
Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits – 27 Oct 2019 to 26 Jan 2020 – The Royal Academy's landmark exhibition will unite more than fifty of Lucian Freud's self-portraits in a single exhibition
Eco-Visionaries at the Royal Academy – 24 Nov 2019 to 23 Feb 2020 – Eco-Visionaries will show how artists and architects are helping to fight climate change with their innovative new designs
Find more art exhibitions in October
If you enjoy Tate Modern then you might like to visit Hayward Gallery (walk it in 14 mins or catch the tube from Southwark to Waterloo), Saatchi Gallery (catch the train from Southwark to Sloane Square) and Serpentine Gallery (catch the train from Southwark to South Kensington)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans