13th Gwangju Biennale — Minds Rising Spirits Tuning

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Biennale Hall

111 Biennale-ro, Yongbong-dong, Buk-gu, 61104 Gwangju, South Korea
T. +82 (0)62 608 4114

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 […] READ MORE

Gwangju National Museum

110 Haseo-ro, Buk-gu, 61066 Gwangju, South Korea
T. +82 62-570-7000

The exhibition here unveils a dialogue with conceptions of death and the afterlife, reparation of spirit-objects, corporeal limits of the body as well as acts of mourning through newly commissioned works by Theo Eshetu, Trajal Harrell, Gala Porras-Kim, and Cecilia Vicuña. From the ephemeral aura of a flower mandala by Chrysanne Stathacos to the loneliness […] READ MORE

Gwangju Theater

10 Chungjang-ro 46beon-gil, Dong-gu, 61480 Gwangju, South Korea
T. +82 (0)62 225 8850

Judy Radul will challenge the concept of visual perception and “the image”, in a technological and biological sense, by pointing thermal cameras at a live orchestra performing at the 85 year-old Gwangju Theater, Korea’s single oldest cinema operating to date. Her installation stages an attempt to hijack a technology that usually appears in connection with […] READ MORE

Horanggasy Artpolygon

20, Jejung-ro 47beon-gil, Nam-gu, 61643 Gwangju, South Korea
T. +82 (0)62 682 0976

The Yangnim mountain area is symbolic of a layering of histories, from Japanese colonisation and the anticolonial resistance, to Christian evangelisation across the Korean peninsula and the geo-political / militaristic influence of the United States. These histories can be traced through the well-preserved examples of traditional Korean architecture, the cave tunnels dug as bomb shelters […] READ MORE