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Gridthiya Gaweewong Commissions new Apichatpong Weerasethakul project for the Gwangju Biennale

Posted on July 6, 2018

Gridthiya Gaweewong, curator of Serenity of Madness, will commission a new site-specific installation by Apichatpong Weerasethakul for the 12th Gwangju Biennale where she is a guest curator. For this Gwangju Biennale, Apichatpong Weerasethakul will share his outlook on the world within the historic framework of Gwangju, creating a new work within an abandoned hospital.

The theme of the biennial, “Imagined Borders” is a guiding concept that responds to the current times of change and uncertainty by recognizing the limits of grand narratives, singular authorship and the necessity to return to the complexities of multiple voices and perspectives. Referencing both the inaugural 1995 edition of the Gwangju Biennale titled Beyond the Borders and Benedict Anderson’s notion of citizenship and national identity, the biennial aims to question the notion of belonging and community within today’s political and planetary crises, quite markedly changed from the early days of the biennial where globalization aimed to dissolve borders.

For more information on the bienniale and the new commission, please continue here.

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