During the 59th Venice Biennale, The Gwangju Biennale Foundation presents “to where the flowers are blooming”. The exhibition is a celebration of the 5.18 Democratization Movement and aims to reflect on today’s humanity, presenting the spirit of Gwangju as explored through artistic language.
The title of the exhibition refers to the final chapter of Han Kang‘s novel “Human Acts“, which deals with the lasting trauma of May 1980 on Gwangju and questions which historical memories must be most tightly held onto.
The exhibition is divided into three sections: an archive section that outlines the 5.18 Democratization Movement and the history of democracy in Korea, a section of commissioned work from the Gwangju Biennale and a section on Gwangju’s spirit and contribution to Korea’s democratization.
Artists involved: Ahn Chang-Hong, Kader Attia, Bae Young-hwan, Choi Sun, Ho Tzu Nyen, Hong Sung-Dam, Kim Changhoon, Jin Meyerson, Noh Suntag, Park Hwayeon, Suh Dasom.