Changwon Sculpture Biennale 2016
We create things, things create us
22 September – 23 October 2016
After biennials in Seoul, Gwangju and Busan, which opened earlier this month, a sculpture biennale in the South Gyeongsang Province marks the busy season of Korean art exhibitions. The Changwon Sculpture Biennale, which opens on 22 September, is mostly a showcase for works by Changwon-born sculptors, but it will also feature a number of works by international artists.
Works by sculptors including Novello Finotti, Mimmo Paladino and Michelangelo Pistoletto will be displayed at Yongji Lake, the main venue of the biennale. About 30 sculptures by Korean artists will also be on show there, with 18 of them to become permanent displays.
Another 60 works will be exhibited at Sungsan Arts Hall. According to the organisers, the exhibition will present variety of works – ranging from sculptures to pottery, installation art, architecture, land art to performance art – as the aim of the biennale is to explore the contingencies of contemporary sculpture.
The Moonshin Museum of Art will house a special exhibition of works by six recipients of the Henraux international sculpture award such as Alex Bombardieri and Mikayel Ohanjanyan.
The accompanying programme of events, will include a series of performances and an international academic symposium examining trends in contemporary sculpture to be held at the Gyeongnam Art Museum.