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Gwangju Biennale Names Artists for 2024 Edition

Gwangju Biennale Names Artists for 2024 Edition

The Gwangju Biennale, the most high-profile recurring art festival in Asia, has revealed the artists that will take part in the 2024 show, due to open in the South Korean city on September 7. The exhibition is this time being curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, a French curator best known for theorizing the relational aesthetics style of the 1990s. As is typical for Bourriaud’s exhibitions, his Gwangju Biennale comes with an ambitious framework that envisions sound as a means of structuring life as we know it. Its title is “Pansori, a soundscape of the 21st century,” a reference to a 17th-century Korean musical genre. “In Korean,” the biennial’s announcement notes, “pansori literally means ‘the noise from the public place’, which could also now be translated as ‘the voice of the subalterns,’” a possible reference to the field of subaltern studies, which has been crucial to scholars in understanding postcolonial South Asia. Related Articles Bourriaud’s description for the show promises a focus on multiverses, “a sonic image for a saturated space,” climate change, and nature more broadly. In addition …