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Busan Biennale 2018

Busan Biennale 2018

The Busan Biennale is a biannual international contemporary art show that integrated three different art events held in the city in 1998: the Busan Youth Biennale, the first biennale of Korea that was voluntarily organized by local artists in 1981; the Sea Art Festival, an environmental art festival launched in 1987 with the sea serving as a backdrop; and the Busan International Outdoor Sculpture Symposium that was first held in 1991. The biennale was previously called the Pusan International Contemporary Art Festival (PICAF) before it launched.

The biennale has its own unique attribute in that it was formed not out of any political logic or need but rather the pure force of local Busan artists’ will and their voluntary participation. Even to this day their interest in Busan's culture and its experimental nature has been the key foundation for shaping the biennale’s identity.

This biennale is the only one like it in the world that was established through an integration of three types of art events such as a Contemporary Art Exhibition, Sculpture Symposium, and Sea Art Festival. The Sculpture Symposium in particular was deemed to be a successful public art event, the results of which were installed throughout the city and dedicated to revitalizing cultural communication with citizens.

The networks formed through the event have assumed a crucial role in introducing and expanding domestic art overseas and leading the development of local culture for globalized cultural communication. Founded 38 years ago, the biennale aims to popularize contemporary art and achieve art in everyday life by providing a platform for interchanging experimental contemporary art.

Busan Biennale 2018

Theme

Divided We Stand

기간, 장소, 전시감독, 큐레이터에 대한 정보제공
Period Sep. 8~Nov. 11, 2018(65 days)
Venue Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, The former Bank of Korea, Busan
Artistic Director Cristina Ricupero
Curator Jörg Heiser
Artist Artworks 125 artworks of 66 artists (team) from 34 countries
Host Busan Metropolitan City, Busan Biennale Organizing Committe
Supporter Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

협찬

  • 신세계

  • 부산은행

  • 현대리바트

  • 팬스타

  • 고려제강

  • 오리온

  • 쏘카

  • 갈매기브루잉

  • 두성종이

  • 삼진어묵

후원

  • 문화체육관광부

  • 프로헬베시아

  • 몬드리안 펀드

  • 주한독일문화원

  • 독일국제교류처

  • 오스트리아연방내각사무처

  • 영국문화원

  • 대만국립문화예술재단

  • 주한프랑스문화원

  • 주한브라질대사관

  • 제이앤씨조앨

  • 주한오스트리아대사관

  • Harkness Screens