Gangwon International Biennale 2018: The Dictionary of Evil
Gangneung, Gangwon-do, South Korea
3 February – 18 March 2018
The Gangwon International Biennale 2018 presents the efforts made by artists to observe the special or universal evils of our society. These efforts are grounded in the role of the Biennale and the artist’s duty to question the essence and role of art in society through artistic language. The Biennale strategically presents the “artistic need” for a humane response to contemporary issues, where conscience crosses absence of mind, while also discussing, from a pratical perspective, the issues and discourses that contemporary art must address.
The exhibition represents 100 years of modern history as a “dictionary,” and connects the past and present through a Mobius strip, which indicates circularity instead of a defined beginning and end. In this time and space, artists examine themselves and consider the lack of good or evil behavior, and the history of disasters and catastrophes enacted for various reasons.