4 years ago10,000+ Views
The Gwangju Biennale is Asia's first and most prestigious contemporary art event, held every other year in Gwangju, South Korea. This year's concept is "Burning Down The House", addressing themes of destruction and rebirth as inspired by the title of the 1983 Talking Heads' song. The event includes exhibits by 105 artists from 39 countries, and will run through November 9 at the Gwangju Biennale exhibit hall and other local museum and gallery space. Participating artists include Akram Zaatari from Lebanon, Carsten Holler from Belgium, Yves Klein from France, Ulrike Ottinger from Germany, Yoshua Okon from Mexico, Tomoko Yoneda from Japan, and Urs Fischer from Switzerland.
View more comments
This sounds really cool. I won't be in South Korea any time soon, but I will try to pay attention to any news about this exhibition.
The 3rd one is so interesting; do you by chance know which artist that piece is from? There's no way I'll be making it to wherever this is....
@timeturnerjones Of course! It's by Korean artist Sehee Sarah Bark and it's called "Vanished Landscape", unless you're referring to the black mobile piece which is "Heart of Darkness" by Cornelia Parker.from the UK.
This event sounds amazing. Like @peppermintt I'll have to keep an eye on the news for more details about it. I would have loved to see how the first piece was done.
@danidee Sweet, thank you!!