Busan Biennale

July 20, 2004

21 August – 31 October 2004

Busan Metropolitan Art Museum
Busan Yachting Centre
Cinematheque PUSAN
Busan, Korea
Theme: Chasm-NET Host: Busan Metropolitan City, Busan Biennale Organizing Committee
Tae-Man Choi (Artistic Director)
 Manu D. Park (Curator)
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With the theme Chasm- NET, co-curators Tae-Man Choi and Manu D. Park collaborate with 92 artists from 37 countries to compose a dynamic exhibition in three parts. Interpreting chasm as a sort of post-traumatic mental/social/spiritual gap or dis-connect, the exhibition contemplates the post-colonial condition as well as that of contemporary culture and society. The sub-concept NET is employed to allow multiple interpretations of the exhibit concept with three inter-related sub-sections: Point of Contact, Hang in There My Dear Guem-sun and Moving Picture Desire.
Point of Contact, co-curated by Tae-Man Choi and Manu D. Park, brings together works that help to extenuate an idea of the Biennale as a point where nomadically flowing people and ideas of diverse cultural discourse intersect, exchange and continue a fluid motion. In so doing we seek to raise various questions about globalization, capitalism, and the post-colonial condition.
Hang in There My Dear Geum-sun, curated by Tae-Man Choi is inspired by a popular song from the Korean War period which speaks about the suffering of women and families in war. Through this section he tries to interweave feminist discourses with the senses of trauma which are brought on by war, colonialism, and rapid industrialization.
Moving Picture Desire, curated by Manu D. Park looks at the role of cinematic perception in the construction of desire towards the other, presenting works that deal with various types of differences, gaps and clashes while offering alternative modes of film/video presentation.

Participating Artists
Point of Contact
Rosemary Laing (Australia), Muntean/Rosenblum (Austria), Joelle Tuerlinckx (Belgium), Roy Arden (Canada), Lu Hao, Shi Qing (China), Moataz Nasr (Egypt), Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Ocean North (Finland), Marie Maillard (France), Michel Lasserre & Paola Yacoub (France and Lebanon), Franz Ackermann (Germany), Tallur L. N. (India), Nindityo Adipurnomo (Indonesia), Yael Bartana (Israel), Masato Nakamura, Tadasu Takamine, Novaia Liustra (Japan), Yiso Bahc, U-Ram Choe, Gene-Uk Choi, Kye-Ryoon Han, Eun-Kuk Park, Jeom-Hwan Shim, Haegue Yang (Korea), Young-Ho Yoo (Korea) & Bernhard Michael Kinzler (Germany), Tsagaandarin Enkhjargal (Mongolia), Jeroen de Rijke/Willem de Rooij (The Netherlands), Peter Robinson (New Zealand), Knut Asdam (Norway), Joanna Rajkowska (Poland), Oleg Kulik (Russia), Heman Chong (Singapore), Ana Laura Alaez, Jon Mikel Euba (Spain), Emmanuelle Antille, Roman Signer (Switzerland), Fikret Atay (Turkey), Darren Almond, Colin Darke, Willie Doherty, Gillian Wearing (UK), Tran Luong (Vietnam)
Hang In There, My Dear Geum-sun
Lani Maestro (Canada), Pascal Convert (France), Norbert Bisky (Germany), Sonia Khurana (India), Parastou Forouhar (Iran), Sung-Geum Ahn, Chang-Hong Ahn, Yong-Chang Chung, Ip Gim, Sung-Ryong Kim, Set-Byul Li, Sang-Hee Song, Man-Ki Yang (Korea), Deimantas Narkevicius (Lithuania), Juul Hondius (The Netherlands), Olu Oguibe (Nigeria), Son Kuk Gyon (North Korea), Rula Halawani (Palestine), Claudia Casarino (Paraguay), Berni Searle (South Africa), Marco Poloni (Switzerland), Denizhan Ozer (Turkey/UK), Graham Fagen (UK), Renee Cox, Guerrilla Girls on Tour (USA)
Moving Picture Desire
Emil Goh (Australia), Constanze Ruhm(Austria), Yang Fudong, Wu Ershan (China), Carole Benzaken, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Laurent Grasso, Ange Leccia, Christelle Lheureux, Christian Merlhiot, Arnold Pasquier (France), Omer Fast, Amos Gitai (Israel), Sung-Min Hong, Heung-Soon Im, Seub Jo, Sung-Hwan Kim, Yoon-Jean Lee (Korea), Rashid Masharawi (Palestine), Jonas Dahlberg (Sweden), John Armleder (Switzerland), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand), Isaac Julien (UK), Trinh T. Minha (Vietnam/USA)

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International Curator workshop & Panel Discussion (Think Tank Workshop: Aug 10 -19, 2004 , International Symposium: Aug 20-21, 2004)

Instead of the usual format of a symposium in the context of an international Biennial, with people that fly in and just give a talk, this Busan Biennale developed a platform for a symposium in progress. During the installing of the works by the artists, national and international curators and theorists, inspired by the creative atmosphere of the omnipresent artistic activities, reflect on issues related to current curatorial models and theories. Besides that, this niche will function as the critical consciousness of the curatorial perspective of the Busan Biennale 2004, as the invited speakers, but also a group of young international curators and some participating artists, continuously reflect on and discuss the premises of the exhibition from their own (Asian) experiences and perspective. During a concluding public symposium the results of this 10 days Think Tank workshop will be presented in broader perspectives.
Participants (tentative)
Ute Meta Bauer, Yuko Hasegawa, Vasif Kortun, Yukie Kamiya, Henk Slager, Hou Hanru, Manu D. Park, Tobias Berger, and others.

Busan Biennale
July 20, 2004

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