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WBF No 1: Programa y referentes

World Biennial Forum No 1

Co-Directors: Ute Meta Bauer & Hou Hanru

Guest of Honor: René Block

Keynote Speakers:

Wang Hui
Professor in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Tsinghua University, Beijing

Nikos Papastergiadis
Professor for Cultural Studies and Media & Communications, University of Melbourne

Hans-Ulrich Obrist
Co-Director, Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects, Serpentine Gallery, London

Chantal Mouffe
Professor of Political Theory and Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, London

Case Studies

1. Emergent – Alternative
Emergency Biennale: Evelyne Hou Jouanno
Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Riyas Komu
Land Art Mongolia LAM 360˚: Marc Schmitz, Dolgor Ser-Od
Tbilisi Triennial: Wato Tsereteli
Riwaq Biennale: Reem Fadda

2. Asia Pacific - part a
Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT): Caroline Turner
Biennale Jogja: Alia Swastika
Singapore Biennale: tbc
Biennale of Sydney: Jonathan Watkins

3. Asia Pacific - part b
Taipei Biennial: Manray Hsu
Shanghai Biennale: Zhang Qing
Yokohama Triennial: Eriko Osaka
Aichi Triennale: Fumihiko Sumitomo
Kobe Biennale: Ritsuko Taho

4. Architecture - Design - Infrastructure
Istanbul Design Biennale: Joseph Grima
Gwangju Design Biennale: Pai Hyungmin
Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture: Ou Ning
Guangzhou Triennial: Wang Huangsheng

5. South Korea
Gwangju Biennale Foundation: Yongwoo Lee
Mediacity Seoul: Jin Sang Yoo
Busan Biennale: Doo-Shik Lee
Anyang Public Art Project - APAP: Jee-Sook Beck

6. Asia and its Margins
Sharjah Biennial: Hoor Al-Qasimi
Istanbul Biennial: Bige Orer
Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art: Alisa Prudnikova
Meeting Points: Tarek Abou El Fetouh

Marie Le Sourd, Secretary General ‘On the Move’
Kim Hong-Hee, Director, Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA)
Ute Meta Bauer, Dean of Fine Art, Royal College of Art, London
Hou Hanru, Curator, 5th Auckland Triennial
Apinan Poshyananda, Director General, Office of Contemporary Art and Ministry of Culture, Thailand
Zheng Yan, Deputy Director, Today Art Museum, Beijing

Venue Design: Choi Jeong Hwa

Archive Exhibition:
Publications from biennials worldwide

Biennial Representatives Meeting
Biennial practitioners from all regions are invited to take part in this meeting in order to discuss common objectives for biennale organisations and their role in society, and to jointly look into the possibilities and benefits of stronger professional alliances and collective and cooperative action.

Three Korean Biennials
The World Biennial Forum No 1 offers participants the opportunity to visit three Korean biennials:

ROUNDTABLE: 9th Gwangju Biennale
7 September - 11 November

GARDEN OF LEARNING: Busan Biennale 2012
22 September - 24 November

SPELL ON YOU: 7th Mediacity Seoul
11 September - 4 November

The World Biennial Forum No 1 will take place from Saturday 27th - Monday 29th of October.
Tours are offered on Tuesday October 30th and Wednesday October 31st.
SeMA DAY is organized by Seoul Museum of Art on 30th of October.

Travel Grants Awards
The Prince Claus Fund has generously provided ten travel grants to support the attendance of biennial practitioners from emerging and developing countries. The selected grantees are announced on the Forum website: http://www.worldbiennialforum.org/news/

Registration closes on 22 October 2012
Register at: http://www.worldbiennialforum.org/registration

For updates and current Program Agenda, see:


(Press information, 16 October 2012)

World Biennial Forum No 1
Shifting Gravity

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27 - 31 octubre 2012
Gwangju, República de Corea

Organizado por:
Gwangju Biennale Foundation
Biennial Foundation
ifa - Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen

En el marco de
9a Bienal de Gwangju "ROUNDTABLE"

Sede: Kim Dae - Jung Convention Center

Iniciado por Biennial Foundation

Ute Meta Bauer & Hou Hanru

Sitio web oficial:

Con el apoyo de: Gwangju Metropolitan City Government, Prince Claus Fund, The Netherlands, junot a Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) y Arts Network Asia (ANA) como parte
del programa Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe.

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