Gwangju Biennale

Gwangju Biennale

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  • Foreign Office Architects (creator)
  • Foreign Office Architects (archive creator)


Gwangju Biennale

Dates of creation


Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • 873 digital files
  • 0.05 l.m. textual records
  • 1 book
  • 1 floppy disk

Scope and Content

File documents the 4th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea, held from 29 March to 29 June 29, 2002. The Biennale's theme was P_A_U_S_E, and it was curated by Charles Esche, Hou Hanru and Sung Wan Kyung, with artistic director Wan-kyung Sung. The exhibition "invited the participation of non-profit and experimental art groups and movements from throughout the world to promote communication, and to propose a withdrawal from the narrative of modern art history, even from modern society itself, in an effort to build a new way forward". Material in this file was produced between 2000 and 2002.

File contains correspondence, planning notes, artist contracts and preliminary drawings.

Reference Number



South Korea

Credit line

Foreign Office Architects fonds
Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
Don de Farshid Moussavi et Alejandro Zaera-Polo/
Gift of Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera-Polo

Language of material

Documents are in English.


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