• Gwanju Biennale 2004

    Various Venues

    With the recent proliferation of biennials worldwide, curators are hard-pressed to differentiate their own from the others. Yongwoo Lee, the general artistic director of the Gwangju Biennale 2004, certainly came up with an original and courageous take on the problem: Starting from the insight that viewers are equal partners in the making of an artwork, he decided to pair each invited artist with a “viewer-participant,” an individual unconnected to the artist and his or her work (or rather, since the viewer-participants were selected first, to pair each viewer-participant with an artist according

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