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
Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla
Jeong A Koo
Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud
Young in Hong
Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz
Carol Christian Poell
Sehee Sarah Bark
Naufus Ramírez Figueroa
Young Soo Kim
Woon Hyong Choi