By News Reporter
American Street Artist and Social Activist, Shepard Fairey Chooses LG OLED as His
Digital Canvas at Frieze LA
SEOUL, Mar. 1, 2024 — At Frieze Los Angeles 2024, LG OLED is joining forces with Shepard Fairey, the acclaimed contemporary street artist, social activist and founder of OBEY street wear, to bring street art into the realm of transformative digital expression. LG OLED, the ultimate digital canvas, is interwoven with Shephard’s physical works and the exhibition space itself to deliver a compelling sensory experience at LA’s annual art extravaganza.
Themed Peace and Justice, the exhibition features a selection of Shepard Fairey’s instantly-recognizable work; hand-picked by the artist himself and drawing attention to some of the most pressing issues facing society today. Fairey blurs the boundary between traditional and commercial art, employing type and image to create vibrant pieces that offer bold, memorable visuals and thoughtful social critique.
Although street art is, by its nature, an outdoor art form, Shepard is unafraid to embrace the digital medium, deftly uniting physical and virtual elements to add a new dimension to his artistic practice. Through the collection Peace and Justice, with support from LG OLED, the exhibition space at Frieze LA becomes an extension of Shepard’s distinctive art, delivering his unique creative vision in an innovative and highly original way.
Reimagined for Frieze LA, the artist’s captivating Damaged Wrong Path Mural combines several iconic pieces from the artist’s well-received solo show, Damaged (2017). The clever deployment of LG OLED TVs brings fresh energy and a new dynamic to the large, complex piece.
Leveraging the image accuracy made possible by LG OLED’s pixel-level control, Shepard amplifies the impact of this visually striking mural while imbuing it with a ‘newness’ that may surprise those familiar with the work. Shepard and LG OLED’s exclusive exploration of digital art also serves as a masterclass in the harmonious fusion of art and technology.
“Art is about so much more than aesthetics; it should spur challenging conversations, broach meaningful topics and push us to feel uncomfortable emotions,” said Shepard Fairey. “The works included in my collaboration with LG OLED were chosen with these things in mind, and to demonstrate to audiences that the combining of art and technology can drive artistic practice and expression into new and rewarding territory.”
“LG OLED is delighted to join with Shepard Fairey to push artistic boundaries and engage and inspire visitors at Frieze LA,” said Kate Oh, vice president of the Brand Communication Division at the LG Home Entertainment Company. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to the arts and will continue to support artists who share our passion for innovation and for making a positive difference.”
LG OLED is dedicated to introducing more people to the exciting, always-evolving world of digital art. Through its LG OLED ART initiatives, the LG OLED brand continues to celebrate the fusion of art and technology, and connect with art enthusiasts from all around the globe.
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By News Reporter
The era of autonomous vehicles is fast approaching with expert forecast that approximately 8 million autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles will be on the road by 2025. This will soon make the task of driving pass into history, relieving drivers from the burden of having to keep their eyes on the road and stay put behind the steering wheel. In other words, the driver will become another passenger, able to spend their time in the car in more enjoyable ways and in much greater comfort.
One way for companies in this rapidly growing field to gain a competitive edge is to transform the car into a pleasant space offering experiences that can stimulate passengers’ senses such as sight, sound and touch. For instance, sound can be used as a powerful tool that can elicit emotions and sculpt the vibe of a given environment while lighting can play a key role in dramatically altering the mood of a space. Used and combined in different methods, such sensory information can help reimagine and reinvigorate the in-vehicle experience, enabling it to travel in a multitude of exciting directions.
Encompassing both sight and sound, AVN – short for Audio, Video and Navigation – can contribute to memorable in-vehicle experiences. AVNs comprise a range of electronic devices including a radio receiver, GPS navigation unit and user-interface technologies such as a touch screen or voice control. Through its constituent parts, an AVN system can provide a wealth of vehicle- and environment-related information as well as a variety of entertainment options to keep passengers amused on the road.
Next-generation AVNs are expected to evolve even further, leveraging high-end audio, impressive display tech and other immersion-enhancing features to turn our vehicles into private movie theaters, relaxing café-bars and more. They’ll also help to make cars ideal places for everyday activities, such as having meetings, watching TV or even doing some online shopping.
Aware of this fact, LG has been focused on developing quality AVNs for several years now. According to research conducted by eBEST Investment & Securities Co., Ltd, the company ranked second in the global AVN sector in 2021 with a market share of 12 percent. To understand LG’s vision for the future of automobiles and how it plans to implement AVN technologies and features that engage the five senses, look no further than the groundbreaking
link hidden, please login to view concept car. First introduced at CES 2022, LG OMNIPOD acts as an extension of the home, serving as a lounge, workspace, exercise studio or whatever its occupants need.
A fully autonomous vehicle, LG’s innovation incorporates expansive screens that can surround passengers with the content of their choice. The tunnel screen (Meta-environment Screen), which reaches from the floor to the ceiling, is key to the truly mesmerizing experiences that OMNIPOD can provide. With its suite of seamless multimedia displays, the vehicle becomes the perfect venue for enjoying movies – enabling passengers to feel like they are participating in, rather than watching, the on-screen action. Additionally, LG OMNIPOD automatically adjusts the screens according to passengers’ needs to ensure the optimal environment for productivity or play. Although impressive in and of themselves, these features are just a small part of what LG OMNIPOD has to offer.
Future mobility brings together the very latest advancements, such as autonomous driving technology, artificial intelligence, the cloud and 6G, all of which have previously been discussed in the series. Guided by its vision for better in-vehicle experiences, the LG Vehicle component Solutions (VS) Company will continue to accelerate innovations that satisfy the senses and drive customer value to ever-greater heights.
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Company Pursues New Growth Engines,
Enhancing Customer Experience at Every Contact Point
LG will innovate with a platform-based service business model that continuously generates profits, such as content and services, subscriptions and solutions, to the hardware-oriented businesses, which generate sales and profits at the time of purchase. This is part of the company’s attempt to create a business model centered on customer engagement, combining services with hundreds of millions of LG devices used by customers around the world.
To start, as of the end of this year, LG’s TV business is projected to make a great transformation based on its webOS operating system, which powers more than 200 million smart TVs around the world. In line with this, the company intends to transform its TV business portfolio into a “media and entertainment service provider” by expanding content, services and advertisement in products, including LG OLED and LG QNED TVs, which have differentiated competitiveness.
The company will invest more than KRW 1 trillion over five years to strengthen the content competitiveness and drive growth of LG Channels – an advertising-based free broadcast platform. LG Channels increased from 20 million users in 25 countries last year to 48 million users in 29 countries this year. To achieve quantitative growth, LG will expand customer contact points by increasing the supply of the webOS platform to external TV brands and expand the application of webOS to other product groups.
Household appliances are also speeding up the transformation of service-based portfolios. The goal is to further evolve LG ThinQ UP appliances that upgrade functions customers need even after purchase and evolve into a “Home as a Service” platform that combines hyper-personalization, subscriptions and smart home services. LG ThinQ will support the emerging home solutions business that encompasses the entire house by adding services that customers need in the home complementing connected devices.
The home appliance rental and care service business is also expanding to include all services necessary for spaces in the house, including product maintenance, management and cleaning. The compound annual growth rate of LG’s rental and care service sales has exceeded 30 percent over the past five years.
Accelerating the expansion of its B2B businesses, the company aims to evolve its electric vehicle (EV) business into a top electric component part provider worth more than KRW 20 trillion by more than doubling sales by 2030. Responding to trends, such as vehicle electrification and connected services, LG is actively seeking new opportunities in future mobility areas, such as autonomous driving, software solutions and content. The order backlog of LG’s Vehicle component Solutions Company is expected to reach KRW 100 trillion by the end of the year, showing the competitiveness of the business.
By 2030, LG aims to double sales for its heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) business and become a global top-tier comprehensive air conditioning company. The company also plans to discover organic strategies, such as completing mergers and acquisitions and making equity investments. The company is establishing a localized business structure that covers research and development, production, sales and maintenance of air conditioning projects in major regions such as North America and Europe. Also, LG will preemptively prepare for the future in energy service sectors, such as energy storage systems, home energy management systems and virtual power plants.
In the case of built-in home appliances, the company will expand markets in North America and Europe, which account for more than 70 percent of the global market and foster LG to become one of the top five built-in appliance brands. Commercial displays provide customized solutions for each specific customer group and secure growth momentum.
Over the past two years, considering market conditions and evolving business model strategies, the company boldly exited its mobile phone and solar panel businesses and, instead, focused resources on future high-growth areas. In the future, LG plans to accelerate future development by selecting and concentrating on new businesses that are expected to have similarly high growth potential.
The company is also continuing its strategic investment in digital healthcare, a key focus of the North American Innovation Center known as LG NOVA based in Silicon Valley, California. The scale of investment in LG NOVA is also on the rise. Among other LG NOVA-led initiatives, LG is providing remote medical treatment solutions in North America through the partnership with Amwell, a U.S. telemedicine company. In the future, the company will consider expanding its services through strategy investment to preventative and follow-up management.
LG’s EV charging business has an aim to provide an integrated solution that encompasses the control area, not just the sales of chargers. The company recently launched four products in South Korea through its affiliate company HiEV Charger and will expand markets to Europe and Asia next year. LG also plans to start building additional production bases within the year to target the North American market.
The company is also establishing a wide range of strategic collaborations in the metaverse. Mixed Reality devices are continuously being developed jointly with leading global platform companies, while the development of Augmented Reality devices is underway at the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT’s project to advance the development of AR Glass Advancement and the building of content production ecosystem. Various efforts are also being made to provide a more immersive experience on large screens, such as TVs.
Breaking Business Limitations via Full Potential Strategy
LG has been operating a company-wide task force to preemptively respond to changes in the business environment. The task force aims to not only reduce short-term costs but also promote fundamental changes in business structure and methods to maximize business potential, securing suitable profit levels and promoting sustainable growth despite prolonged economic uncertainty.
These efforts have contributed greatly to LG’s performance as well. The company’s sales and operating profit in the second quarter of 2023 were the highest ever for the second quarter. In the first half of 2023, the company recorded the second highest sales ever and the third highest operating profit. These tangible results were achieved by improving the fundamentals of the business despite the prolonged slump in global demand.
LG believes that, in order to innovate the customer experience (CX), a company needs to advance digital transformation (DX) as it is essential to have a data-based understanding of customers to reflect hidden needs – which customers may not be aware of – in products and services. In this regard, the company is making efforts to combine CX and DX to make a business model to better communicate with customers by establishing various points of contact, provide a never-before-seen CX, build organizational capabilities to research and plan differentiated CX and innovate experiences throughout the customer experience journey.
To expand customer contact points, LG will strengthen direct-to-consumer (D2C) sales through LGE.com, the company’s online brand shop, and increase operation of pop-up stores to interact with the younger generation, including Gen Z. The number of visitors of pop-up stores throughout Korea since last year adds up to 600,000.
To plan and develop new products, the company actively utilized systems internally to understand customers based on data and discover hidden needs. This includes “Lifegraphy,” a customer data analysis system, and “IC 360 (Intellytics Customer 360),” a company-wide platform that integrates and manages customer data collected from all customer contact points.
In addition, in terms of organizational capabilities, LG is defining and applying its core customer experiences to products and services through customer behavior research led by the CX Center. The company is actively making changes in customer-centric working methods, with employees voluntarily participating in campaigns to define ‘customers’ and ‘customer value.’
Spreading Change Across Organizational Culture and Brand to Business Strategy
Internally, REINVENT LG, an organizational culture innovation campaign, was put in place to change the way of working and communicating at LG. By doing this, the company hopes to reinvent the brand by having employees lead changes themselves.
Transformations have also been made to bring a dynamic and youthful look to the brand at customer contact points. Changes that redefine the brand’s core values – Uncompromising Customer Experience, Human-Centered Innovation and Warmth to Power a Smile – and add dynamism to LG’s visual identity are actively being made around the world.
Supporting the ESG vision of a Better Life for All, the company has made six core commitments: achieving carbon neutrality, circular economies, eco-conscious products, sustainable supply chains, an inclusive organizational culture, and accessible products and services.
In particular, LG plans to actively expand various activities that customers can engage in, enabling them to better relate to the company’s ESG vision and understand its meaning and significance. With ESG management not only focused on suppliers, LG’s vision also takes ESG to a new level to instill a sense of pride in consumers that they positively contributed to the environment by selecting LG’s products and services, providing an experience of increased convenience and usability.
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By Tushar kesarwani
I have purchased a new TV and I'm unable to login to the LG account. Whenever i try i get the error saying : The lg services country information could not be retrieved from the server. Image is attached !
I have registered the TV online on lg.com I tried resetting and rebooting the TV I tried the LG customer service which is pathetic and they just asked to exchange the TV with the retailer ( I don't know what customer service is smoking, if people start replacing TV for every software issue, it will be the end for LG Business) What else can be done?
By David Vaughan
I’ve tried Google, Facebook, and Amazon. All 3 have a blank black screen, no sign in rendered.
I’ve tried a manual login. Tells me to use google. I created an iCloud account to log in. I can log into LGs website. I cannot sign into the TV with the newly created email. It says there’s a temporary problem.