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Paik Nam-june's video tower to keep CRT monitors

"The More the Better," the largest video installation by avant-garde artist Paik Nam-june, at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Gwacheon has been switched off since February 2018 due to safety issues. After 19 months of suspension, the museum decided to turn it on again while maintaining its original state as much as possible, including hundreds of now-defunct cathode ray tube (CRT) monitors. Composed of 1,003 monitors, the 18.5-meter-tall video tower was installed at the nation's flagship art museum back in 1988 in commemoration of the 1988 Seoul Olympics which was a breakthrough for South Korea to step up in the international community.

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