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The sixth Gwangju Biennale drew its theme from the word "Fever", which denotes passion and enthusiasm, and in particular the energy for change in Asia and the way in which Asia's power, dynamism and cultural abundance is being disseminated across the world.
The Artistic Director was Kim Hong-hee. Wu Hung was Chief Curator of The First Chapter and Kim Sang-yun was the Chief Programmer of The Third Sector.
The First Chapter_Trace Root: Unfolding Asian Stories:
Lida Abdul, Lise Autogena & Joshua Portway, Thomas Bayrle, Dove Bradshaw, Chen Chieh-jen, Choi Jung Hwa, Choi Min Hwa, David Hammons, Hong Lei, Michael Joo, Jitish Kallat, Akio Kamisato/Satoshi Shibata/Takehisa Mashimo, Kim Jong-ku, Kim Sang Yoen, Sun K. Kwak, Dinh Q. Le, Lee Jong Sang, Lee Soo Kyung, Lee Ufan, Shu-min Lin, Armin Linke, Susan Meiselas, Rei Naito, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Vong Phaophanit, Jean-Marc Pelletier, Qiu Zhijie, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Michal Rovner, Hiroshi Senju, Raqib Shaw, Chiharu Shiota, Shon Bong Chae, Song Dong, Manit Sriwanichpoon, Sissel Tolaas, Vasan Sitthiket, Suzann Victor, Chris Welsby, Whang In-kie, Miwa Yanagi, Zhang Dali, Zhang Huan, Zheng Liu, Xu Bing
The Last Chapter_Trace Route: Remapping Global Cities:
16 Beavers, Flying City, Ham Kyung-ah, Thomas Allen Harris, Jeong Ki-heoun, JNP, Mixrice, Paola Yacoub Michel Lasserre, Shin Ji-cheol, _kart, Akram Zaatari, Michael Beutler, Monica Bonvicini, Dias & Riedweg, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Gim Hong-sok, Jens Haaning, Laura Horelli, Lim Min-ouk, Melik Ohanian, Julika Rudelius, Bruno Serralongue, Shen Yuan, Sean Snyder, Song Sang-hee, Superflex, Jennifer Tee, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, Aporrea.org (Venezuela), Aru (Militant video collective, Bolivia), Dario Azzellini (Venezuela), Etcétera (Artists collective, Argentina), Grupo Alavío (Militant media collective, Argentina), Indymedia Bolivia (Bolivia), Kim Myoung Joon (Media activist, Korea), Vive (Television channel, Venezuela)
6th Gwangju Biennale
8 September - 11 November 2006
Artistic direction: Kim Hong-hee
with Wu Hung and Kim Sang-yun