Sept. 21, 2010 

Outside the Gwangju Biennale, 2010

Pawel Althamer’s portrait of his neighbors as Rodin’s Burghers of Calais

Photorealist painting by Franz Gertsch [left], and photo by Christopher Williams

Detail of Franz Gertsch Self-Portrait (1980)

Detail from restaging of Franco Vacari’s Leave on the Walls a Photographic Trace of Your Fleeting Visit (1972), for which visitors can have their pictures taken in a photobooth, to be displayed at the Biennale (at center: Francisco Bonami)

Detail of Jakub Ziolkowski’s illustrations of Georges Bataille’s The Story of the Eye, made specially for the 2010 Gwangju Biennale

Installation view of Fischli & Weiss’ The Visible World, with still from film by Peter Roehr in the background

Drawings by Ataru Sato

Paul Sharits’ Shutter Interface (1975)

Installation by Rupprecht Geiger, with paintings by Kerstin Bratsch [left] and Tauba Auerbach

Images of the SARS virus by Guo Fengyi

Untitled works by Jacob Kassay

Infrared video installation by Carsten Holler

Still from Immersion (2010), by Harun Faroki

Installation of notebooks by Shinro Ohtake (1983)

Images from commercial photographer Hanyong Kim

Still from Audition for a Revolution (2006) by Irina Botea, which has Chicago students restage scenes from the Romanian revolution

Members of Overplus project, creating sketches of visitors to the Gwangju Biennale

Installation view of Rent Collection Courtyard

Large portrait of activist Hay-yeol Lee, by democracy activist Byungsoo Choi

Guide explaining Thomas Hirshhorn’s Embedded Fetish (2006)

Photos of Palestinian posters collected in the West Bank, from Useful Photography

Visitors watching Leandro Katz’s El Dia Que Me Quieras (1997), documentary about Che Guavara

Visitor interacting from work from Gustav Metzger’s "Historical Photographs" series,  designed to "force the viewer to engage physically" with the work; Metzger won the Gwangju Biennale achievement prize for 2010

"Friends" made by outsider artist James Castle

Installation view of Ydessa Hendeles’ Teddy Bear Project

Detail of the cryptic "Elvis section" of Ydessa Hendeles’ Teddy Bear Project

Korean funerary sculpture, from the collection of Ock Rang Kim

James Lee Byars’ The Figure of the First Totally Interrogative Philosophy (1987)

Works by Hermann Glockner

Installation view of Duane Hanson’s Flea Market Vendor (1980)

Paul McCarthy’s Children’s Anatomical Educational Figure (1980) [background], and found sex dummy [foreground], in a room of the Gwangju Biennale 2010 intended as a tribute to Mike Kelley’s 1992 show, "The Uncanny"

Works by Jonathan Borofsky

John de Andrea’s Katy (1991)

Oh Yoon’s Deathmask of Oh Youngsoo (1979), a deathmask of the artist’s father

Technological Reliquary (1965), by Paul Thek

L’Amour by Tetsumi Kudo (1964) [left, near], with John Miller’s Mannequin Lover (2002) [right], and a stuffed monkey

Maurizio Cattelan’s Untitled (2008), with Portrait of Princess Park Chanjoo in her Infancy (ca. 1915)

"Healing drawings" by Emma Kunz

Found photo album of Ye Jinglu, collected by Tong Bingxue

The Gwangju Folk Museum, one of the venues for the Gwangju Biennale 2010

Detail of Henrik Olesen’s Some gay-lesbian artists and/or artists relevant to homo-social culture I-VII (2007)

Sculpture of buildings in Sochumi, Georgia, by Andro Wekua [foreground], with photos by Kwangho Choi, from his "My Family" series (1975-2009)

Thom Puckey’s True Light (1987), in the lobby of the Gwangju Museum of Art

Self-portraits by Roni Horn

Works by Paul McCarthy [foreground] and Cindy Sherman

Viewer with Ryan Trecartin’s P.opular (section ish) (2009)

Morton Bartlett’s dolls

Installation dedicated to Tehching Hsieh’s One Year Performance April 11, 1980-April 11, 1981 (Punching the Time Clock) (1980-1981)

Namjin Lim’s For the Souls of the Departed (2000)

Installation of Andy Warhol ephemera, with film dedicated to his mother, Julia Warhola

Curator Massimiliano Gioni, introducing "10,000 Lives" at the official debut for the city

A traditional tree planting ceremony kicks off the Gwangju Biennale 2010