Lecturers Nahyun Hwang and David Eugin Moon’s Nam June Paik Library opens

Lecturers David Eugin Moon and Nahyun Hwang’s Nam June Paik Library has opened to public on April 15, 2011 with a public presentation and an opening ceremony. Located in Nam June Paik Art Center, in Yong-In, South Korea, the library houses and circulates the Center’s Nam June Paik Archives Collection, Nam June Paik Video Archives, and rare Fluxus Footages Collection, as well as the user generated materials.

Inspired by Nam June Paik’s artistic processes, Nam June Paik Library was designed as a multi-functional spatial device, which redefines the relationship between library users and information. In contrast to the conventional library characterized by the one directional transmission of the static, centralized, and predefined content, the Nam June Paik Library aims to promote non-linear and random access to information, and its production beyond the prescribed consumption. Through spontaneous expression and juxtaposition of ideas, the consumer of information becomes the producer and the static contents of the library turns dynamic. The collective generation and appreciation of information makes the library experience multi-directional and reciprocal.

The library is open to Art Center visitors and the general public. The design and construction of the library was made possible by City of YongIn and Gyeoggi Province Government’s Small Library Fund.