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Lee Young-chul to lead Korean Pavilion at upcoming Venice Biennale

posted 02 Sep 2021

Arts Council Korea on Tuesday announced that Lee Young-chul would serve as the artistic director of the Korean Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale.

Lee is currently an art professor at Kaywon University of Art and Design. Born in 1957, Lee became the inaugural director of the Nam June Paik Art Center in 2008 and the chief curator of the second Gwangju Biennale in 1996.

Arko also announced that media artist Kim Yun-chul had been chosen to work on the Korean Pavilion’s theme for the upcoming biennale, “Campanella: The Swollen Sun.” The theme was inspired by the Italian philosopher Tommaso Campanella (1568-1639), who wrote “La citta del Sole (The City of the Sun),” which describes a Utopian society where goods are held in common, according to Arko.

Park Yuna

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