The exhibition is a first-time collaboration between the MCA in Sydney and the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul (NMOCA) and is the first stage in a two-part cultural exchange of art and ideas. It is inspired by Nam June Paik's 1976 visit to Sydney and the 1976 Biennale of Sydney, that included a group of important Korean artists. Tell Me Tell Me explores conceptual, fluxus and technological art being created in both Korea and Australia at that time and regional variations in both countries over three decades to the present day.
The exhibition also explores the idea of artists using recent art histories to influence new work and sculpture, installation and object-based art forms now under the weight of conceptualism. The core of the exhibition comprises a significant collection of historical works by important artists from both countries.