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Essentials with JD #449 **NORTH KOREAN ART HEATS UP GWANGJU BIENNALE**

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As the meeting between leaders of the two Koreas last week still draws the attention of the nation, the rare North Korean art pieces exhibited at the ACC at this year’s Gwangju Biennale are attracting more visitors.

Last week Tuesday alone, 16 groups paid a visit to the Asia Culture Center situated in downtown Gwangju to see the creations of North Korean artists and they are getting busier and busier. 

The groups of 30 to 50 art major students from Seoul, Busan and Incheon as well as local elementary and middle school students gathered for the exhibition and more visitors are expected during the busy Chuseok holidays.

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The Biennale Foundation provided docents for the viewing to help visitors better understand the artworks.

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.

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.

 

JD

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(Picture courtesy of the ACC Facebook page)