The Gwangju Biennale 2014
The Gwangju Biennale has released a list of select artists participating in its 10th edition (Sept. 5-Nov. 9). With a nod toward the art world's favorite New Wave band, Talking Heads, this year's biennale, titled "Burning Down the House," promises to evoke the city's spirited revolutionary past-more specifically, the 1980 Gwangju Uprising-a popular revolt against dictatorship.
Celebrating the "hedonism of sound and movement," curator Jessica Morgan, formerly chief curator of Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art, has gathered over 100 international artists from more than 35 countries. Morgan has commissioned 30 new works addressing themes such as Asia as an emerging consumer culture and methods of architectural development in the urban landscape.
Among those artists included in the biennale are:
El Ultimo Grito
Minouk Lim
Jeremy Deller
Sterling Ruby
Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla
Jack Goldstein
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
Carsten Höller
Pierre Huyghe
Jeong A Koo
Piotr Uklański
Ei Arakawa
Inza Lim
Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud
Young in Hong
Geumhyung Jeong
Okin Collective
Jane Alexander
Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz
Urs Fischer
Heman Chong
George Condo
Apostolos Georgiou
Prem Sahib
Stewart Uoo
Carol Christian Poell
Tomoko Yoneda
Eduardo Basulado
Huma Mulji
Liu Chang
Cornelia Parker
Mrinalini Mukherjee
Anwar Shemza
Mircea Suciu
Sehee Sarah Bark
Akram Zaatari
Renata Lucas
Roman Ondák
Naufus Ramírez Figueroa
Geng Jianyi
Wan Lee
Liu Xiaodong
Cezary Bodzianowski
Lee Bul
Young Soo Kim
Neungkyung Sung
AA Bronson
Sharon Hayes
Woon Hyong Choi
Andrea Bowers
Renate Bertlmann
Gulsun Karamustafa
Carlos Motta
Birgit Jürgenssen
Ulrike Ottinger
Suknam Yun
Nil Yalter
Güneş Terkol