It almost came full circle when our Art Director Jacob Fabricius brought three video works from the Busan Biennale 2020 to Kunsthal Aarhus. In recent years, Jacob Fabricius and Kunsthal Aarhus have created a very special relationship with Korea and the Korean contemporary art scene. An exchange that would manifest once again with this exhibition...
... But we only got to the first chapter of the exhibition An exhibition in three chapters: Works from the Busan Biennale by Carey YOUNG, Kim GORDON & JANG Minseung / 전시 세 편: 캐리 영, 킴 고든, 장민승 - 부산비엔날레로부터 before Denmark shut down.
Artistic translation was the main theme of the Busan Biennale 2020. While we await the reopening, we have chosen to make a new translation of the exhibition we had already translated – the rest of the exhibition plus musical and literary accompaniments are made available on our frontpage throughout March.
01.03.–07.03. / Kim GORDON, July 24, 2020, 2020
08.03.–14.03. / JANG Minseung, Voiceless-pitch-dark, 2014
15.03.–21.03. / Elias Bender RØNNENFELT (Iceage), concert in Kunsthal Aarhus, 02.12.2020
22.03.– 26.03. / Mark von SCHLEGELL reads the short story Busan in Rose
27.03.–31.03. / Andrés Felipe SOLANO reads the short story We’ll All End Up Rocks in a Lake
The short story We’ll All End Up Rocks in a Lake by Andrés Felipe SOLANO was the literary model for the fifth chapter of the Busan Biennale 2020: Words At An Exhibition: Exhibition In Ten Chapters And Five Poems.
Andrés Felipe SOLANO is a novelist born in 1977 in Colombia. He is the author of the novels Sálvame, Joe Louis, Los hermanos Cuervo and Cementerios de neón. Corea, apuntes desde la cuerda floja, a non-fiction book about his life in South Korea, received the 2016 Premio Biblioteca de Narrativa
Colombiana prize and was translated in 2018 into Korean under the title 『한국에_삽니다. He was chosen as one of the Best Spanish-Language Young Writers by the UK literary magazine Granta.
The short story Busan en Rose by Mark von Schlegell was the literary model for the fifth chapter of the Busan Biennale 2020: Words At An Exhibition: Exhibition In Ten Chapters And Five Poems
An evening in December 2020, Elias Bender Rønnenfelt (lead singer of the bands Iceage and Marching Church) gave a quite unique concert in Kunsthal Aarhus
Minseung works across various disciplines including sculpture, furniture design, photography, video and sound, addressing place and cultural and social issues
Words at an Exhibition 《열장의 이야기와 다섯 편의 시》 an exhibition in ten chapters and five poems is the title of the Busan Biennale 2020, where Jacob Fabricius (Artistic Director, Kunsthal Aarhus) was artistic director in 2019–20
Kim GORDON is an artist, writer and founding member of the New Wave band Sonic Youth. Her visual practice, which encompasses painting, sculpture, video, performance and design, can be defined as a morphology of surface
What if visual culture was created and distributed by women? Evoking the idea of a female-centric vision, and developing her interest in the gaze, women and power, Carey YOUNG filmed female factory workers at SIGMA Corporation, one of the biggest manufacturers of lenses for photography and high-end cinema production
Jacob Fabricius, Artistic Director, would like to thank:
Executive Director KIM Seongyoun. Managing Director LEE Sangsub. Exhibition Team Leader LEE Seolhui. Exhibition Team: CHO Hyesu, CHUNG Pooluna, JANG Yoojin, KIM A Young, SEONG JiYeon, and WOO Jihyun. Exhibition Support Team leader HONG Jiyoung, HAN Hyemi, LEE Jieon, and LEE NaJeong. General Affairs CHOI Minseok, KANG Woogyu, KIM Bomi, and KIM Sujin. Last but not least the visual artists, writers and musicians who all believed in this idea and made the Busan Biennale 2020 and Words at an Exhibition 《열 장의 이야기와 다섯 편의 시》 an exhibition in ten chapters and five poems possible and exceptional.