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3rd Gwangju Biennale, 2000

Man and Space

Man and Space: The 3rd Gwangju Biennale was curated by Kwangsu Oh. "人 (Man)" is a pictograph that symbolizes a standing man, and implies that man is the most precious among creatures, while the pictograph "間 (Space)" originally symbolizes the gap between doors. In a broader sense, it is used to refer to distance, relationships, intervals, the center, a border, or contact. In terms of culture, man (人), alongside "間 (Space)," represents man as a social being by deconstructing and rebuilding the original meaning of each pictograph. In this way, the theme of Man+Space was an attempt to dismantle all past contradictions and divisions in human lives and construct a new notion of living. 245 artists from 46 countries participated in the 3rd Gwangju Biennale.


3rd Gwangju Biennale
Man and Space

29 March - 7 June 2000

Artistic direction:
Kwang-su Oh


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