December 14, 2005 - Gwangju Biennale - Asian Art Forum, World Contemporary Art in the Eyes of Asia
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December 14, 2005

Asian Art Forum, World Contemporary Art in the Eyes of Asia

The 6th Gwangju Biennale 2006: Asian Art Forum: World Contemporary Art in the Eyes of Asia​
December 5-6, 2006

 

www.gb.or.kr/eng/


Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea

As one of the academic events accompanying the 6th Gwangju Biennale 2006, Asian Art Forum World Contemporary Art in the Eyes of Asia took place on December 5-6 at Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea. Thematically related to the concept of the Gwagnju Biennale 2006, this forum ran 2 sessions: Tradition and New Identity of Asia (Dec. 5) and Asian Contemporary Art and Global Networking (Dec. 6).
A publication containing the presentation texts and discussions of the Asian Art Forum will follow.

> Keynote Speech

The 6th Gwangju Biennale 2006 and the Problematics of Identity in Visual Art
Korean Case
Kim Hong-hee Artistic Director of Gwangju Biennale 2006

> Session 1: Tradition and New Identity of Asia

Moderator

Kim Hong-nam Director of the National Folk Museum of Korea
Reflections on Regional Contemporary Art
Wu Hung Chief Curator of The First Chapter, Gwangju Biennale 2006 Traditions for the Future: Case Studies for Asian Artists
Melissa Chiu Director of Asia Society Museum, New York Glimpses of Cosmopolitanism, after the Multiculturalism that never was
Nikos Papastergiadis Professor at the University of Melbourne Asias Pursuit of Tradition and a New Identity
Song Mi-sook Professor at Sungshin Women’s University
Session1 Discussants:

Eugene Tan Director of Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts Shinji Kohmoto Senior Curator of the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto Binghui Huangfu Director of Asia-Australia Arts Centre Jacquelynn Baas Director Emeritus of the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum Lee Won-bok Director of Gwangju National Museum Jo Song-sig Professor at Chosun University, Gwangju
> Session 2: Asian Contemporary Art and Global Networking

Moderator
Choi Eun-ju Chief Curator of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
The City of Minjung Art
Beck Jee-sook Project Director, Insa Art Space of the Arts Council Korea Please Dont Deny Them Agency
Shaheen Merali Head of Exhibition, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin Locale and Internationale Resituating Global Networks
Lu Jie Founder and President of Long March Foundation Gwangju as Epicenter and Asia
Kim Sang-yun Chief Programmer of The Third Sector_Citizen Program, Gwangju Biennale 2006
Session2 Discussants:
Manray Hsu Independent curator, art critic/ Curator of 2006 Liverpool Biennale Chris Gilbert Curator, University of California, Bekeley Art Museum Kim Ha-lim Professor at Chosun University, Gwangju Ryu Jae-han Professor at Chonnam National University, Gwangju Robert C. Morgan Visiting Professor at Chosun University, Gwangju

The 6th Gwangju Biennale 2006
Fever Variations

Sep. 8 Nov. 11, 2006
Jungoei Park, Gwangju, Korea

** For further enquires on the Gwangju Biennale 2006 and the Asian Art Forum, please contact:
Gwangju Biennale Foundation
211 Biennale 2-gil, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-070, Republic of Korea
biennale@gb.or.kr

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