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IN PICTURES: THE GWANGJU BIENNALE 2010

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 S.ky (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


 





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