Nam June Paik

For the exhibition at Gagosian Hong Kong, Goto Design presents the hardcover catalogue Nam June Paik—The Late Style by curator and Paik scholar John G. Hanhardt. Through its fresh, contemporary design this monument to his last period of work vibrantly places the “father of video art” in the context of today’s art scene, underlining his continuing relevancy. Metallic foil stamping on the cover references the flickering colors of a television screen in a font that expresses both purity of form and warmth over an image that elegantly combines the different elements in his work—including a small robot in the foreground appearing to approach the viewer. Many works are seen for the first time, including a facsimile of Notebook from 1984—printed on thin, uncoated stock in contrast with the rest of the book—featuring small works that foreshadow his final decade when the movement of this hands-on artist was limited. The tone, however, is electric and very much alive.