BIENNALES CONTEMPORARY ART EVENTS KOREA
Mousse Magazine was chosen by the Gwangju Biennale to put together a series of video portraits of the entire 2010 event. The resulting set of films tour the various exhibition spaces and provide a surprisingly genuine experience of the artwork on display, with and without the crowds.
8 videos provide Biennale browsing opportunity
While nothing beats actually being there, we think what Mousse has put together acts as a pretty good substitute. Each of the five galleries, as well as the exhibitions at Gwangju Museum of Art and Gwangju Folk Museum, are shot using a series of close-ups, zooms and gallery panoramas, with detailed information on artist and artwork provided in Korean and English. What is particularly nice is that we are shown the Biennale audience interacting with the works.
Gwangju Biennale 2010 among most-visited art events
“Conceived as a temporary museum examining the relationships that tie people to images, the Biennale presented 134 artists and thousands of art works and cultural artifacts from 30 countries throughout the world. The attendance of over 490,000 marked a 25% increase from the previous edition, placing 10,000 Lives among the most visited exhibitions and biennials in the world.”
Gwangju Biennale, a South Korean event, was founded in 1995 in memory of the civil uprising resulting from the 1980 repression of the Gwangju Democratization Movement. This 8th event, Gwangju Biennale 2010: 10,000 Lives, coincided with the 30th anniversary of the uprisings. It is Asia’s oldest biennale and widely seen as the region’s most prestigious. This year’s artistic director was Massimiliano Gioni (Director of Special Exhibitions at The New Museum In New York and Artistic Director Of The Nicola Trussardi Foundation, Milan).
- Representing South Korea at the 54th Venice Biennale: Lee Yong-baek and his art – December 2010 – Lee, 44, has been chosen as the official representative for the Korean Pavilion
- Can’t get to the Shanghai Biennale? First day in 10 pictures – December 2010 – while at the Biennale we took a ton of photos and have selected ten of the best
- Follow “The Penguin” to the mountain – Tobias Berger on the NJPAC show – August 2010 – presents you with images from the exhibition and an interview with Berger
- Korean National Museum of Contemporary Art Young Korean Artists retrospective spans 30 years – May 2010 – explains the premise of the exhibition and names some of the artists
- Art about curators: Korean artist Yang Ah Ham’s No Nonsense solo show – April 2010 – this article describes the artist’s show and links to more information