Published on the occasion of the 8th Gwangju Biennale titled '10,000 Lives' held from 3 September to 7 November 2010, this exhibition catalogue includes images and checklist of the exhibited work, essays as well as short articles on each artist's work.

'10,000 Lives, the 8th Gwangju Biennale presents a sprawling investigation of the relationships that bind people to images and images to people. With works by 134 artists - realized between 1901 and 2010, as well as several new commissions - the exhibition brings together artworks and cultural artifacts to examine our obsession with images. [...] Along with the work of contemporary artists, the exhibition includes historical works, found photographs, and cultural artifacts that exemplify the multifaceted existence of images, placing them within a wider cultural context and, at times, blurring the line between documents, relics, and art works. It is a biennial conceived as a temporary museum - opening outwards to embrace history, the exhibition cultivates the exercise of memory, wandering through more than one hundred years of history.' (excerpt from 'Curator's Introduction', Short Guide of 10000 Lives: Gwangju Biennale 2010)

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10000 Lives - Massimiliano GIONI
The Genesis of Images - Regis DEBRAY
Citizenship Beyond Sovereignty - Ariella AZOULAY
Dispersion - Seth PRICE
Gulgae-Greem: Art of Public Square, Art of Revolution - GIM Jonggil, 김종길
In Defense of the Poor Image - Hito STEYERL
Art at War - Boris GROYS
The Ontology of the Photographic Image - Andre BAZIN
Vital Signs: Cloning Terror - William J. MITCHELL
The Uncanny Valley - Masahiro MORI, 森正洋
Versimilitude and Resemblance - David FREEDBERG
Arousal by Image - David FREEDBERG
10000 Lives: Gwangju Biennale 2010
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