Taking soft and weak like water as its title, the 14th edition of the event (7 April–9 July) will take place in five venues, including a Buddhist temple and the Gwangju National Museum, as well as the city’s Exhibition Hall. With works by 79 artists on display, many of which have been commissioned for the occasion, the biennale presents its usual mix of art from South East Asia and further afield. This year’s event brings together 79 artists from South East Asia and further afield. Highlights include Theatre of Life (2023), a five-channel projection installation by the Japanese artist Meiro Koizumi which considers the cultural history of the Koryo-in – the Korean communities who were deported to central Asia from Soviet Russia in the 1930s. Elsewhere, the Seoul-based visual artist Seung-Ae Lee explores the imagery of Korean folk religions with a mural and an animation in the Biennale Hall. Find out more on the Gwangju Biennale’s website.
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