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Gwangju Biennale Foundation Announces Six Young Asian Women as Joint Artistic Directors

GWANGJU.- The Gwangju Biennale Foundation announced the appointment of Sunjung Kim, Mami Kataoka, Carol Yinghua Lu, Nancy Adajania, Wassan Al-Khudhairi, and Alia Swastika as Joint Artistic Directors of the 9th Gwangju Biennale 2012. For the first time, the Biennale has appointed a group of six young Asian women curators to co-direct the exhibition and program. The Gwangju Biennale Foundation has not selected Asian female curators in order to display the political, cultural, or geopolitical hegemony of Asia. Instead, through their appointment, we seek to build a platform that can embrace layers of diverse and engaging discussions in visual culture. As the oldest and most prestigious biennale of Asia, we hope to provide an opportunity to rethink and reexamine the anthropological and aesthetic positioning of Asia. Breaking away from past regional and global conflicts and the constant collision between truth and information, we propose t