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Essentials with JD #412 **30 DAYS TILL GWANGJU BIENNALE**



With 30 days to go until the opening of the 2018 Gwangju Biennale, preparations are well under way.


With the theme of ‘Imagined Borders’, this year’s Biennale will see 165 artists from 43 different countries participate in a series of seven exhibitions exploring the political, cultural, physical and emotional concepts of borders in today’s global community.


The Biennale Foundation is trying to promote the event to local citizens. It has opened the promotion hall at the cultural square at Shinsaege Department store and also planning to communicate with baseball fans visiting KIA Champions Field on the 10th. It is also giving out free gifts through SNS events.


For this edition of the Gwangju Biennale, a collective of 11 curators from around the world devised a program of thematic exhibitions, in addition to a monumental new program, the GB Commission and a series of Pavilion Projects will be taking place across the City.


The Biennale will kick off from September 7th to November 11th for 66 days. The opening ceremony will take place at the Gwangju Biennale Plaza in Unamdong from 7:30 pm on September 6th showcasing a new media projection performance directed by well known media artist Lee Yi Nam.