13th Gwangju Biennale — Minds Rising Spirits Tuning

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Program Overview

September 19th: A keynote reimagining the race and new technologies by academic Ruha Benjamin 

October 17th-18th: A two-part lecture about resource extraction related to digital technologies and artificial intelligence by academic Vladan Joler 

October: A video contribution by activist Nadège about collective care on and off the internet  

October: A video contribution by curator, researcher, translator, and artist Min-hyung Kang about artistic strategies to question the ownership of technology  

October: A video contribution by academic and activist Lokman Tsui about the relationship of digital surveillance and grassroots movements 

October 20th: A keynote about Black feminism in Brazil by philosopher and human rights activist Djamila Ribeiro 

October 31st: A panel about the feminist legacies of uprisings with academic Jeong Kyung-woon, journalist Reem Abbas, and activist Huiyeon Choi 

November: A video contribution by activist Ester Haluk about the liberation of West Papuan women  

November 20th: A panel about archiving civic uprisings with archivist Kwon Do Gyun, sociologist Begüm Özden Fırat, and artist Zeyno Pekünlü, followed by a workshop about the afterlife of recent cycle of revolts with Begüm Özden Fırat and Zeyno Pekünlü 

November 25th: A workshop about Rites of passage, renewal, and intergenerational healing with Māori Healing practitioner Haaweatea Holly Bryson  

November 28th: A conversation addressing personal archives on unfinished freedom struggles and political violence, with researcher Kartika Pratiwi, filmmakers Ritu Sarin & Tenzing Sonam, and theater director Inza Lim

December 11th: A conversation around ecocide, Indigenous resistance, and planetary movements with artist Cian Dayrit, activist and Sámi nature guardian Beaska Niillas, and curator Marian Pastor Roces

December 12th: A discussion about women peasants and commoning farming practices in South Korea with artist collective Rice Brewing Sisters Club  

January 16th: A workshop about Rites of passage, renewal, and intergenerational healing with Māori Healing practitioner Haaweatea Holly Bryson  

January 30th: A keynote addressing an ethics of renunciation toward a unique proposal for non-injuriousness as a way of life by academic Leela Gandhi