Nam June Paik Library's mission is to support the public interested in the field of art and culture. Nam June Paik Library also serves Nam June Paik Art Center’s professional staffs as well as external research professionals.
Nam June Paik Library was designed by Nahyun Hwang + David Eugin Moon [N H D M]( www.nhdm.net) who work based in New York. 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 turn dynamic. The collective generation and appreciation of information make the library experience multi-directional and reciprocal.
Nam June Paik Library’s holdings include approximately 3,000 books and exhibition catalogues, 500 periodical subscriptions, and over 200 audio video materials. Library collection covers Nam June Paik, Media Art, Fluxus, Aesthetics, Art in general, Philosophy, and Social Science.
Nam June Paik Art Center Database includes records for all material in the Library, including books, periodicals, exhibition catalogues, artists' books, archives collections, and media materials. Database lists materials in diverse media, and some materials themselves are online.
Location: 1 Fl. Nam June Paik Art Center
Hours: 10 AM - 5 PM , Closed every 2nd/4th Monday
Access: Open to the general public and professional researchers
Rare research materials and archives collections can be accessed by appointment only
All appointments must be confirmed
(e-mail for appointment and questions: email@example.com)
Contact: 031-201-8571~2 / firstname.lastname@example.org