Titled “Divided We Stand”, the theme of the 9th Busan Biennale, is that of split territories as reflected in artists’ work from around the world. The exhibition will take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan and the former Bank of Korea in Busan. The two venues reflect the biennale’s theme: at the newly opened museum, the main focus is the Cold War era and its uncanny return in the present, while at the former Bank of Korea building, alternate futurist scenarios will unfold, looking at our current state of being through the lens of science fiction. The exhibition architecture for both venues has been designed by mnlp architects (Seoul/London).
The 65 participants from 34 countries were selected by Artistic Director Cristina Ricupero, Curator Jörg Heiser and Guest Curator Gahee Park, with the help of an advisory board which included Jee-sook Beck, Youngwook Lee, Minouk Lim, and Manu D. Park, as well as further advice from Tarek Abou El Fetouh, Julia Grosse, and Yekhan Pinarligil.
The list of participating artists includes: Yoo Yeun Bok & Kim Yongtae, Zhang Peili, Ulrich Wüst, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, Lars von Trier, Yuichiro Tamura, Jan Svenungsson, Hito Steyerl, Tayfun Serttaş, Bruno Serralongue, Min Jeong Seo, Adrian Piper, Susan Philipsz, Kelvin Kyungkun Park, Ferhat Özgür, Melik Ohanian, Marcel Odenbach, Henrike Naumann, Nástio Mosquito, Augustin Maurs, Marko Lulic, Liu Ding, Lin + Lam, Laura Lima and Zé Carlos Garcia, Minouk Lim, Gabriel Lester and Jonas Lund, Oliver Laric, Hayoun Kwon, Amar Kanwar, Nikita Kadan, Jung Yunsun, Joo Hwang, Hsu Chia-Wei, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Ramin & Rokni Haerizadeh, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Eva Grubinger, Smadar Dreyfus, Mauricio Dias & Walter Riedweg, Sunah Choi, Chin Cheng-Te, Mina Cheon, Onejoon Che, Yael Bartana, Khaled Barakeh, Maja Bajević, Chantal Akerman, Bani Abidi, Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme.
9th Busan Biennale
Busan, South Korea
September 8 – November 11, 2018
- Busan Biennale