The Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Hall brings together over 50 artists and thinkers including Candice Lin, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Ana María Millán, Jacolby Satterwhite, Vaginal Davis, Bad Fiji Gyals, Arpita Singh, Seyni Camara, Fernando Palma Rodríguez, John Gerrard and key figures from the contemporary cultural community in South Korea such as Kangseung Lee, Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho, Sangho Lee and Min Joung-Ki, amongst others. The ground floor gallery is envisioned as a space free to access to the public, with the new codes of proximity and gathering in mind, and featuring several new commissions by artists as well as archival and historical loans from the Shamanism Museum Collection and Gahoe Museum, with major collections on Korean Shamanism and folk painting on view. The works on view conjure sensorial entryways into the present while also inviting audiences to experience commemorative aesthetics, indigenous life worlds, legacies of militarism, and strategies of survival composed by matrilineal collectivities and queer cultures; laying bare the groundwork of collective intelligence in a networked society.
111 Biennale-ro, Yongbong-dong, Buk-gu, 61104 Gwangju, South Korea
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