10,000 Lives: The Eight Gwangjou Biennale Now Open to the Public


GWANGJU.- The Gwangju Biennale Foundation and Artistic Director Massimiliano Gioni opened 10,000 Lives, the 8th installment of the The Gwangju Biennale. This edition marks the 30th anniversary of the movement that brought democracy to Korea for which the Biennale was founded. The Noon Award was founded by the Gwangju Biennale Foundation to recognize an established artist and an emerging artist from that year’s edition of the Biennale whose work particularly embodies its spirit and theme. For this first award a jury composed of the internationally-renowned curators Bice Curiger, Okwui Enwezor, Sungwon Kim, Akira Tatehata, and Vicente Todoli recognized the legendary 83 year old Gustav Metzger as recipient of the established artist prize, and acknowledged young South Korean Haegue Yang in the emerging artist category. Featuring works by 134 artists from 30 different countries, along with a diverse collection of cultural artifa