Gwangju - Biennial

12th Gwangju Biennale: Imagined Borders

07 Sep 201811 Nov 2018

The first Gwangju Biennale featured 660 artists from 58 countries, exhibiting over 817 artworks. The theme “Beyond the Borders” conveyed a message of global citizenship that transcended divisions between ideologies, territories, religion, race, culture, humanity, and the arts. Twelve years later, the 12th Gwangju Biennale themed “Imagined Borders” presents two international programmes: the GB Commission and the Pavilion Projects to explore the founding principles of the Biennale: democracy, human rights and peace.

The Biennale involves different venues around the city: the Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Hall, the Asia Culture Center and different other selected locations in Gwangju Metropolitan City.

The 12th Gwangju Biennale
Gwangju, South Korea

September 7 – November 11, 2018

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Special Events

Destination: Gwangju
Where: Lotus Gallery
Type: Opening

Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP) Reception

Destination: Gwangju
Where: Mugaksa Temple
Type: Dinner

Helsinki International Artist Programme

Destination: Gwangju
Where: Gwangju Civic Center
Type: Performance

Palais de Tokyo performance reception

Destination: Gwangju
Where: Gwangju Biennale Geosigi Hall
Type: Press Conference

Gwangju Biennale

Destination: Gwangju
Where: ACC Creation Exhibition Hall 1
Type: Guided Tour

Gwangju Biennale

Destination: Gwangju
Where: Former Armed Forces' Gwanju Hospital
Type: Guided Tour

Gwanju Biennale Exhibition Tour: GB Commission

Destination: Gwangju
Where: Gwangju Biennale
Type: Opening

Opening Ceremony

Destination: Gwangju
Where: Leekangha Art Museum, Mugaksa Temple, Lotus Gallery, Hot-house
Type: Guided Tour
Destination: Gwangju
Where: Gwangju Biennale Geosigi
Type: Talk

International Symposium

Destination: Gwangju
Where: Asia Culture Center
Type: Dinner

ACC Dinner

Destination: Gwangju
Where: ACC International Conference Hall
Type: Talk

Special Session “The Goldfish remembers?”

Destination: Gwangju
Where: Leekangha Art Museum
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN) Reception

Destination: Gwangju
Where: Gwangju Biennale
Type: Press Preview

Professional and Press Preview

Destination: Gwangju
Where: Gwangju Biennale Geosigi
Type: Press Conference

Press Conference

Destination: Gwangju
Where: Asia Culture Center
Type: Talk

Special discussion

Destination: Gwangju
Where: The Mudeung Museum of Contemporary Art
Type: Opening

2018 Environment Art Festival: Flower Movement opening reception, seminar and performance

Contacts & Details

T: +82 62 608 4114 M: biennale@gwangjubiennale.org W: Gwangju Biennale
ADDRESS:
111 Biennale-ro, , Buk-gu Gwangju, 61104 South Korea