This year's theme was the ROUNDTABLE, with six sub-themes: Logging In and Out of Collectivity, Re-visiting History, Transient Encounters, Intimacy, Autonomy and Anonymity, Back to the Individual Experience and Impact of Mobility on Space and Time. Overall 92 artists and groups from 43 countries had a hand in the projects.
While I'm not usually a particularly artsy person, I figured that this was too big of an event not to check it out!
|Some of the permanent artwork on the exhibition hall.|
|Community Members were invited to create their own rubbings while shopping in Daein Market for Do Ho Suh's "Rubbing Project III"|
|One of the giant wood and steel ginseng roots from Benjamin Armstrong's "Conjurer I-IV".|
|Possibly one of my favourite pieces, "From Where They Left" by Ahn Kyuchul , was once a full mural, but the tiles have been dispersed about the city.|
|Immigration instructions at Xijing Men's "Welcome to Xijing: Xijing Immigration Services, 20". I would love it if this was what customs were actually like!|
Another piece which I truly enjoyed but which is not photographed here was the 13min 45s parallel videos "El Fin Del Mundo, 2012" by Moon Kyungwon & Jeon Joonho.
|Unfortunately the title and artist of this piece eludes me (which is a shame as it was one of my absolute favourites!).|
|But check out some of the writing on the walls.|
|Photographing moving film is surprisingly hard. Seeing this projector brought back so many memories of elementary school though!|
Looking out over the Biennale - Jungeo Park (중어공원) area behind the Gwangju Museum of Art.