THE MORE THE BETTER – NAM JUNE PAIK
1988 • VIDEO INSTALLATION, 1003 MONITORS
Nominated international expert for The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea.
"The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) will begin repairing the legendary Nam June Paik’s (1932-2006) gigantic installation “The More, The Better” (1988) using old cathode ray tubes (CRT) television monitors, with only partial usage of LED monitors, the museum announced Wednesday.
“After consulting with numerous experts and researching similar cases in other countries, we have decided that the MMCA will preserve the original form of the work as much as possible, which means that we will be replacing broken monitors with CRT monitors,” said Park Mi-hwa, head of the exhibition team at the MMCA."
Extract from "‘The More, The Better’ has a monitor problem: The screens on Nam June Paik’s biggest work are staying retro" by YOON SO-YEON for Korea JoongAng Daily, September 16, 2019.