Gwangju Biennale

5TH GWANGJU BIENNALE 2004

10 Sep - 13 Nov 2004

5TH GWANGJU BIENNALE 2004
A Grain of Dust A Drop of Water
10 September – 13 November 2004

Curated by Yongwoo Lee
Co-Artistic Directors: Suk-won Jang and Kerry Brougher
Curators: Chika Okeke, Milena Kalinovska, Roberto Pinto, Won-il RHEE, Lee Seong-hoon, Park Chan-guk, Jeong Hui-seung, Jang Dong-jo

Participating Countries : 43 Countries
Artist : 92

Åsa Elzén, Ahmet Öktem, Alfredo/Isabel Aquilizan, Anish Kapoor, Annie Ratti, Antoni Muntadas, Barbara Edelstein, Brian Jungen, Bruna Esposito, BUAN People, Bul-dong Park, Byung-jong Kim, Daniel Pflumm, Doh-soo Lee, Dong-hwan Pai, ECO Artists, Eduardo Kac, Edward Ruscha, El Anatsui, Emily Jacir, Eva Marisaldi, Francis Ng, Gerhard Richter, Hon Koh,Ho-sup Hwang, Ibrahim Nasrallah, Ilka Meyer, Jennifer Allora/Guillermo Calzadilla, Jennifer Steinkamp, Jim Sanborn, Jimmie Durham, Jin-ran Kim, Jin-yong Lee, Joong-ki Geum, Joon-ho Jeon, Jota Castro, Kelly Richardson, Kendell Geers, Koji Iijima, Kolkoz,Kung-ho Lee, Larry Litt,Leonid Sokov, Lucy Orta, Lydmila Gorlova, Magdalena Jetelová, Malam, Marc Quinn, Marco Maggi, Mario Airo, Marjetica Potrč, Markus Wetzel, Michael Parekowhai, Mike Marshall, Min-jung Kim, Momoyo Torimitsu, Monika Goetz,Mounir Fatmi, Muyiwa Osifuye, Muzucks, Nayia Frangouli, Nguyen Minh Thanh, Ok-sang Lim, Pablo Cardoso, Pierre Huyghe, Raquel Schwartz, Richard Hamilton, Russell Crotty, Seung-young Kim, Site and Artists, Soo-cheon Jheon, Soon-shil Baik, Sun Xiaofeng, Sun Yuan/Peng Yu, Tatsuo Miyajima, Teresa Margolles, The Kingpins, Tisna Sanjaya, Waltercio Caldas, Wangechi Mutu, Young-nam Cho, Yue Minjun, Zilla Leutenegger, Zwelethu Mthethwa

Curated by Yongwoo Lee and Co-Curated by Kerry Brougher and Sukwon Chang, the 5th Gwanju Biennale acted as a cultural forum experimenting with the elevation of the spectator from passive observer to active participant by working collaboratively to produce works of art with the biennale's selected artists. "A Grain of Dust A Drop of Water" is a vital natural phenomenon and ecological interpretation of order describing the cycle of creation and extinction. Dust suggests noise and cries, covers the objects of our conspicuous consumption that are remains of our industrial society. A drop of water suggests the medium of creation, animates the inanimate thus allowing the cycle of life. Dust, together with water, heals the negative elements of the contemporary society, thus revitalizing the new cultural & aesthetic values in the present world.
 

Tags: Mario Airò, El Anatsui, Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan, Waltercio Caldas, Jota Castro, Russell Crotty, Jimmie Durham, Mounir Fatmi, Kendell Geers, Richard Hamilton, Ha Ji Hoon, Li Hui, Pierre Huyghe, Isabel, Emily Jacir, Magdalena Jetelová, Ou Jin, Brian Jungen, Eduardo Kac, Anish Kapoor, The Kingpins, Kolkoz, G. Küng, Zilla Leutenegger, H.H. Lim, Marco Maggi, Teresa Margolles, Eva Marisaldi, Mike Marshall, Yue Minjun, Tatsuo Miyajima, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Antoni Muntadas, Muntadas, Wangechi Mutu, Ahmet Öktem, Michael Parekowhai, Daniel Pflumm, Marjetica Potrc, Marc Quinn, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Jennifer Steinkamp, Sun Yuan + Peng Yu, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu