13th Gwangju Biennale — Minds Rising Spirits Tuning

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Venues

Biennale Hall

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

The largest of the Gwangju Biennale’s exhibition venues, the Biennale Hall, treats each of its five large-scale galleries as a meta score. Several new commissions by artists, as well as archival and historical loans from major collections on Korean Shamanism and folk painting, will be on view. The ground floor is envisioned as a social space […] READ MORE

Gwangju National Museum

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

A dialogue with conceptions of death, reparation of spirit-objects and processes of mourning is unveiled at the Gwangju National Museum. From the ephemeral aura of a flower mandala to the loneliness of a desert necropolis, artistic and historical works will attune to linkages of ancestry, visions of the afterlife, non-western mappings of ailment and cure, […] READ MORE

Gwangju Theater

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

In Gwangju Theater, Korea’s oldest operational cinema, Judy Radul’s immersive installation and performance challenges the schematic refrains of image production in both a technological and biological sense. Heat will guide the dimension of visual perception and a live musical performance will accompany thermal cameras scanning bodies for an organic and mechanistic symmetry. What does it mean […] READ MORE

Horanggasy Artpolygon

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

The sacred Yangnim mountain – a symbol of South Korea’s layered histories, from Japanese colonisation and chapters of anticolonial resistance to Christian evangelisation, communal healthcare and the strategic role of American missionaries in Gwangju – is used as a Biennale venue for the first time. These histories can be traced at the Yangnim mountain site, […] READ MORE