Burning Down the House

Burning Down the House

Gwangju Biennale

Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud, Sylphides, 2009. Photo: Alain Monot. Courtesy the artists.

August 31, 2014

The 10th Gwangju Biennale
Burning Down the House

5 September–9 November 2014

Press & professional preview: 4 September, 10–18h
Opening ceremony: 4 September, 19–21h 

Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Hall and select locations in Jungoe Park, Gwangju, South Korea

Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Hall
111 Biennale-ro, Buk-gu
Gwangju 500-070
South Korea
Hours: Daily 9–18h

T +82 62 608 4114
F +82 62 608 4229
biennale [​at​] gwangjubiennale.org


The 10th Gwangju Biennale, Burning Down the House, curated by Jessica Morgan, Artistic Director of the Biennale and Daskalopoulos Curator of International Art at Tate Modern, will open with a professional and press preview on Thursday 4 September, before opening to the public on Friday 5 September.

A series of performances will take place in and around the Biennale exhibition halls on both the preview and the first public day.

Ongoing performances, 4–5 September:

Allora & Calzadilla, Temperament and the Wolf, 2014
Ei Arakawa & Inza Lim, The Unheroed Theatre (Character Studies with Gwangdae, Shinmyoung, Tobaki, the Fictitious Aseupalteu), 2014
Heman Chong, Simultaneous (Gwangju), 2014
Okin Collective, Operation-For the Beloved and Song, 2014
Roman Ondák, Clockwork, 2014
Pierre Huyghe, Name Announcer, 2011

Specially scheduled performances, 4 September:

OPEN BAR Library of Spirits-II presented by Banu Cennetoğlu and Donghee Kim

Talk: “The History and Unresolved Issues of LGBT Rights in Korea” by Choi Hyun-sook, in the context of Carlos Motta’s We Who Feel Differently installation.

Young In Hong, 5100 : pentagon

Cecilia Bengolea & François Chaignaud, Sylphides
Geumhyung Jeong, CPR Practice

OPEN BAR Library of Spirits-II presented by Banu Cennetoğlu and Donghee Kim 

Cecilia Bengolea & François Chaignaud, Sylphides

Specially scheduled performances, 5 September:

11– 13h 
Cecilia Bengolea & Francois Chaignaud, Sylphides

OPEN BAR Library of Spirits-II presented by Banu Cennetoğlu and Donghee Kim 

Young In Hong, 5100 : pentagon

Geumhyung Jeong, CPR Practice

Gwangju Biennale Foundation
Gwangju Metropolitan City

Ticket office: T +82 62 608 4222
Opens: 8:30h
Last entry: 17:30h


Official patrons:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Ministry of Education, Science and Technology / Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism / Ministry of Security and Public Administration / Korea Customs Service / Gwangju Metropolitan Office of Education

Official sponsors:
Gwangju Shinsegae Department Store / Kwangju Bank / Asiana Airlines / Kumho Buslines

Promotional sponsors:
Shinhan Card / Ramada Plaza Gwangju / Holiday Inn Gwangju / Kumho Resort / Gwangju Family Land / Joongwoe Happy Land / SK Planet / Korail / Gwangju Convention & Visitors Bureau / WeMakePrice / Bohae

Artist commissions:
The International Production Fund 2014: Outset USA, Outset England, Outset Netherlands, NEON Organization for Culture and Development, D. Daskalopoulos / PKM Gallery / Fondation Saradar / Naver / Laura Rapp and Jay Smith / Dakis Joannou / Fundació Per Amor a L’Art / Yana and Stephen Peel / Ross Sappenfield / SBS Culture Foundation / National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea / Gallery Koo / Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne / Maryam Eisler / Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques, Paris-France, FNAGP 

Institutional support:
Naver Corporation / SAHA Association / British Council / Institut Français / Canada Council for the Arts
National Arts Council Singapore / Japan Foundation / Acción Cultural Española, Gobierno de España / US Embassy Seoul

Catalogue / guide supporters:
Hansol Paper / Irene Panagopoulos / Maria and Malek Sukkar / Maya and Ramzy Rasamny

Media support:
Naver Corporation / Hyperallergic

Artist dinner:
Sadie Coles / Lisson Gallery / Kurimanzutto / Esther Schipper / IPF & Sotheby’s

Opening party:
Lehmann Maupin / Kukje Gallery / Hakgojae Gallery

Additional support:
Mercedes Zobel and all those who wish to remain anonymous

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