Published on the occasion of the 8th Gwangju Biennale titled '10,000 Lives' held from 3 September to 7 November 2010, this short guide includes curator's introduction, floor plan of the exhibition venues, short articles on each artist's work as well as visitor information.
'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')
This guidebook can be downloaded at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10509560/Gwangju/GUIDEBOOK_E_FINAL.pdf
Please note that only Asian artists are listed below.