Seoul, 18 November 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).
Seoul’s Nam June Paik Art Center is currently presenting “Electric Earth”, a solo exhibition of works by American artist Doug Aitken, to be on display until 9 February 2014.
The exhibition features the eponymous electric earth, a piece produced for the 1999 Venice Biennale, which acted as a prototype for Aitken’s later moving image art. The film’s protagonist – the last person on earth – moves through a “seamless patchwork” of desolate urban environments, subconsciously adopting the rhythms of each new setting.
Doug Aitken won the 2012 Nam June Paik Art Center Prize, which awards an artist with a solo exhibition at the South Korean institution. It is the first time that Aitken’s work has been exhibited in the country, with electric earth having toured galleries and museums across the world since its inauguration in Venice.
Born in California, in 1968, Aitken is renowned for his multimedia practice, with his work frequently focusing on the points at which artistic fields — such as literature, art, or music — merge.