9TH GWANGJU BIENNALE 2012
07 Sep - 11 Nov 2012
7 September – 11 November 2012
Co-Artistic Directors: Sunjung Kim, Mami Kataoka, Carol Yinghua Lu, Nancy Adajania, Wassan AI-Khudhairi, Alia Swastika
Participating Countries : 40
Artist : 92
A Gentil Carioca(Botner e Pedro + Fabiano Gonper), Abraham Cruzvillegas, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Agung Kurniawan, Ahn Kyuchul, Ai Weiwei, Aki Sasamoto, Ala Younis, Allan Kaprow, Allan Sekula + Noel Burch, Ana Husman, Andy Hope, Anri Sala, Benjamin Armstrong, Bibimbbap(Sang-Hwa Park, Han-byul Jang, Mae-Lee Lee, Han-yeol Kim, Un Kang), Boris Groys, CAMP, Choi Mi-yeon, Chosil Kil, Chris Marker, Chto Delat?, Craig Walsh + Hiromi Tango, Dane Mitchell, Darinka Pop-Mitic, Delaine Le Bas, Dick Verdult, Do Ho Suh, Faycal Baghriche, Fouad Elkoury, Gulnara Kasmalieva and Muratbek Djumaliev and ArtEast School for Contemporary Ar.., Han Dong, Haroon Mirza, Hyun Tack Cho, James Cahill, Jangarh Singh Shyam, Jenny Holzer, Jeonglok LEE, Jihae Hwang, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Josef Dabernig, Julia Dault, Julieta Aranda & Anton Vidokle, Jun Yang, Jung Yoonsuk, Juyeon Kim, Kelly Schacht, Kim Beom, Kimsooja, Laurent Grasso, Li Fuchun, Li Ran, Lu Yue, Magnus Bartas, Maha Maamoun, Maki Toshima, Malak Helmy, Mark Bradford, Michael Joo, Monica Nador, MOON Kyungwon & JEON Joonho, Motoyuki Shitamichi, Nasrin Tabatabai & Babak Afrassiabi(Pages), Nastio Mosquito, NOH Suntag, Pedro Reyes, Poklong Anading, Porntaweesak Rimsakul, Rasheed Araeen, Rim Dong Sik, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Royce NG in collaboration with Zebadish Arrington, Suhuu Goh and Soichiro Mitsuy.., Sara Nuytemans, Scott Eady, Sejla Kameric, Sheba Chhachhi, Shuruq Harb, Simon Fujiwara, Slavs and Tatars, Sophia Al-Maria, Tintin Wulia, Tobias Rehberger, Tu Wei-Cheng, U Sunok, Varda Caivano, Vertical Submarine, Wael Shawky, West Eastern Divan Orchestra, Wolfgang Laib, Wu Tsang, Xijing Men (Chen Shaoxiong, Gimhongsok, Tsuyoshi Ozawa), xurban_collective (Guven Incirlioglu & Hakan Topal), Yerbossyn Meldibekov
While it operates simultaneously on many levels, one thing is quite clear: ROUNDTABLE, the 9th Gwangju Biennale, is not about unanimity. It is instead an open-ended series of collaborations that require active participation and individual responsibility, resulting in a multiplicity of voice, as well as opportunities for cross-contamination.
Beyond metaphor, ROUNDTABLE simultaneously describes the working relationship of the 2012 Gwangju Biennale’s six Co-Artistic Directors (Nancy Adajania, Wassan Al-Khudhairi, MamiKataoka, Sunjung Kim, Carol Yinghua Lu, and Alia Swastika), the conversational interaction of its six sub-themes, and its non-linear structure.