13th Gwangju Biennale — Minds Rising Spirits Tuning

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Media Coverage


January-February issue, 2021 Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning, by Katrin Figge, NOW! Jakarta

08.01.2021 “Die Zeit der Mega-Biennale ist vorbei”, by Ingo Arend, Süddeutsche Zeitung

03.01.2021 Sahej Rahal’s Virtual Biomes Shake up Old Myths, by Mahan Moalemi, Frieze

01.01.2021 Our guide to the top biennials and triennials coming up in 2021, by Gareth Harris, The Art Newspaper

Issue 95, November-December, 2020 What on Earth Is Going On? Art in the Pandemic: Art Fairs and Biennales, Canvas Magazine

31.12.2020 Art institutions push ahead with major shows in 2021, by Park Yuna, The Korea Herald

29.12.2020 2 French artists to join next year's Gwangju Biennale, by Yi Whan-woo, The Korea Times

23.12.2020 The year that wasn't, art-agenda

16.12.2020 Artists and Curators Choose Their Standout Artists of 2020, Elephant

10.12.2020 Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala on the curatorial framework of Gwangju Biennale, by Rahul Kumar, STIR World

06.12.2020 Events to Shake, or Gently Rattle, the World in 2021, by Masha Goncharova, The New York Times

20.11.2020 Artistic Directors of the 13th Gwangju Biennale announced further details of the forthcoming edition, by Carla Ingrasciotta, My Art Guides

19.11.2020 Participants of 13th Gwangju Biennale announced, ArtReview

19.11.2020 Soixante-neuf artistes invités à la Biennale de Gwangju, by Anne-Lys Thomas, The Art Newspaper Edition Française

18.11.2020 South Korea’s Gwangju Biennale Reveals Artist List for Star-Studded 2021 Edition, by Tessa Solomon, ARTnews

18.11.2020 THE 13TH GWANGJU BIENNALE REVEALS FULL ARTIST LIST, by Emika Suzuki, ArtAsiaPacific

18.11.2020 Art Industry News: These Over-40 Female Artists Just Won the Latest Round of $25,000 Anonymous Was a Woman Grants + Other Stories, Artnet News

18.11.2020 Gwangju Biennale Announces 69 Participating Artists, by Sam Gaskin, Ocula

18.11.2020 Gwangju Biennial announces participating artists, Metropolis M

18.11.2020 The 13th Gwangju Biennale 2021 Reveals List of Participants, Contemporary And

Winter (Vol. 8, No. 4), 2020, Previewed, p.23, ArtReview Asia

29.10.2020 Biennales: le casse-tête du Covid-19, by Par Roxana Azimi, Pedro Morais, and Marine Vazzoler, Le Quotidien de l’Art

09.10.2020 Gwangju Biennale marks 40 years of an uprising, by Avantika Bhuyan, MintLounge

12.05.2020 South Korea’s Gwangju Biennale Has Been Postponed Until Next Year, Adding to the Crush of International Shows in 2021, by Naomi Rea, artnet news

11.05.2020 Thirteenth Gwangju Biennale Pushed to 2021, Artforum

01.05.2020 Art Biennials Were Testing Grounds. Now They Are Being Tested, by Siddhartha Mitter, The New York Times

02.10.2019 13th Gwangju Biennale Takes Shape, by Shim Woo-hyun, The Korea Herald

01.10.2019 Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning: Gwangju Biennale 2020, e-flux

30.09.2019 Gwangju Biennale 2020 Reveals Title and First Artist List, by Ophelia Lai, ArtAsiaPacific

11.07.2019 2020 Gwangju Biennale to Shed Light on Past, Future of Human Intelligence, by Yu Jaeyeon, Yonhap News Agency

11.07.2019 Co-directors Ramp up Preparation for 2020 Gwangju Biennale, by Shim Woo-hyun, The Korea Herald

14.03.2019 Defne Ayas, Natasha Ginwala to Curate 2020 Gwangju Biennale, by Alex Greenberger, ARTnews

14.03.2019 Gwangju Biennale Appoints Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala Artistic Directors of Thirteenth Edition, Artforum

14.03.2019 Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala Appointed Artistic Directors of 13th Gwangju Biennale, e-flux


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18.11.2020_Participants and Further Details

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11.05.2020 GBF announces postponement of 13th Gwangju Biennale to 2021

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30.09.2019 Theme of the 13th Gwangju Biennale "Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning" and the first public program

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15.03.2019 Artistic Directors of the 13th Gwangju Biennale

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15.03.2019 Artistic Directors of the 13th Gwangju Biennale