The Gwangju Biennale Foundation announced today that Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala will be the Artistic Directors of the 13th edition of the Gwangju Biennale, in 2020. As curators, Defne Ayas and Natasha Ginwala have been engaged in conceiving daring exhibition and biennale formats within diverse geographies, in each instance composing collaborative contexts and interdisciplinary frameworks that also provide historical anchoring and engagement with local conditions. In Gwangju, they intend to remain committed to the metabolic process of commissioning artworks and live performances, while continuing their active research in models of understanding shaped by the specificity of socio-political realities, complex historiography, cultural knowledge systems, and ancestral traditions, beyond the horizons of western reason. The Biennale will open in September of 2020, with further details to be announced.
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