Gwangju Biennale - The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?)
Biennale, Multiple venues, Gwangju, Korea.
In many parts of the world, the art sphere is focusing on the infrastructure in the treacherous terrains of existing public and private systems. But therefore art itself seems to be partly forgotten. Here, attention is directed to artworks and projects addressing the question ‘what does art do?’. There is an interest in the performative aspect of art that concerns its projective and imaginative qualities – art's active relationship to the future, and in the mediation of art. The ‘eighth climate’ of the title refers to a state one might reach using his or her imaginative capacities.