August 31, 2014 - Gwangju Biennale - Burning Down the House
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August 31, 2014

Burning Down the House

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

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

www.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:

14–15h 
OPEN BAR Library of Spirits-II presented by Banu Cennetoğlu and Donghee Kim

14:30–15:30h 
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.

15–15:10h 
Young In Hong, 5100 : pentagon

15–17h 
Cecilia Bengolea & François Chaignaud, Sylphides
 
17–18h 
Geumhyung Jeong, CPR Practice

21:30–22h 
OPEN BAR Library of Spirits-II presented by Banu Cennetoğlu and Donghee Kim 

21:30–22:30h
Cecilia Bengolea & François Chaignaud, Sylphides

Specially scheduled performances, 5 September:

11– 13h 
Cecilia Bengolea & Francois Chaignaud, Sylphides

14:30–15:30h 
OPEN BAR Library of Spirits-II presented by Banu Cennetoğlu and Donghee Kim 

15–15:10h 
Young In Hong, 5100 : pentagon

16–17h 
Geumhyung Jeong, CPR Practice


Hosts
Gwangju Biennale Foundation
Gwangju Metropolitan City

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


Support

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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