September 18, 2012 - Busan Biennale - Garden of Learning
September 18, 2012

Garden of Learning

Lidwien van de Ven, Untitled (Norway roses), 2012.

Busan Biennale 2012
Garden of Learning

September 22–November 24, 2012

Opening ceremony: September 22, 4pm

Main exhibition: Busan Museum of Art
Special exhibition: Busan Cultural Center, Busanjin station, Gwangalli Meworld

www.busanbiennale.org
www.gardenoflearning.info

Hosted by Busan Metropolitan City, Busan Biennale Organizing Committee
Supported by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

The Garden of Learning grew out of a long-term civil discussion about what kind of exhibition would be expected, needed or desired in 2012 in Busan. Starting from his own ignorance when it comes to Korean matters, Roger M. Buergel, the Artistic Director, initiated a Learning Council—a group of about 80 people from all walks of life, including artists, to conceive and make the exhibition together.

In order to emphasize the role of public institutions when it comes to creative learning, and against the oppressive festival mood that has recently befallen large-scale exhibitions, it was decided that The Garden of Learning should have the feel of a museum collection, rather than a biennale-type exhibition.

With: Ai Weiwei; Ibon Aranberri; Seung Woo Back; Jo Baer; Ricardo Basbaum; Thomas Bayrle; Ben Cain; Mary Ellen Carroll; Choi Sunah; Gonzalo Díaz; Ines Doujak; Sheela Gowda; Guttorm Guttormsgaard; Tina Gverovic; Ham Kyungah; Romuald Hazoumé; Jun Sangchul; Franz Kapfer; Kim Joohyun; Kim Sangdon; Kim Yongik; Sakarin Krue-On; Lee Inmi; Moe Satt; Royce Ng; Nho Won Hee; Olaf Nicolai; Park Jahyun; Pei Yongmei; Mathias Poledna; Rho Jae Oon; Allan Sekula; Shen Shaomin; Imogen Stidworthy; Jürgen Stollhans; Sung Hyo-Sook; Tadasu Takamine; Javier Telléz; Shomei Tomatsu; Lidwien van de Ven; and Simon Wachsmuth.

A special exhibition, jointly organized by nine emerging curators under the title Outside of Garden, seeks to extend Garden of Learning beyond its museum premises by including spaces (Busanjin Station, for example) that reverberate in Busan’s historical memory. The special exhibition is curated by Yong Min Kim, Jeong Eun Kim, Ah Young Baek, Ji Min Song, Na Young Huh, Christina Choi, Ah Ram Kim, Hoon Suk Lee, Sun Jae Ham.

Garden of Learning / Busan Biennale 2012
September 22–November 24, 2012

Busan Museum of Art
Busan-si Haeundae-gu U 2-dong 1413
Busan, South Korea

Press opening: September 21, 10–4pm
Auditorium of Busan Museum of Art

Opening ceremony: September 22, 4–6pm
4-b Hall of Exhibition center 2 of BEXCO

Contact

Busan Biennale Organizing Committee
38, Busan Asiad Main Stadium, Worldcup St.

344 Yeonje-Gu, Busan, 611-809, Korea

T 82 51 503 6111
F 82 51 503 6584
busanbiennale [​at​] hanmail.net

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