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2016 Daegu Photo Biennale

Exhibition Info

DAEGU PHOTO BIENNALE 2016

Event Overview

  • PeriodThursday, September 29th, 2016 - Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
  • VenuesDaegu Culture & Arts Center, Bongsan Cultural Center
  • EventsMain Exhibition, Special Exhibitions, Portfolio Review, International Symposium of Photography, Other Events
  • Participation
  • HostDaegu Metropolitan City
  • Organize The Daegu Photo Biennale organizing committee
  • SponsorsMinistry of Culture
  • SponsorshipSports and Tourism; Sambo Motors Co., Ltd; CoffeeMyungga

Exhibition Themes

“We are from somewhere, but where are we going?”
 
The ‘2016 Daegu Photo Biennale’, celebrating its upcoming 10th year of exhibition, will be based on the theme, “We are from somewhere, but where are we going?” The exhibition is inspired by creativity, experimental spirit, time(history), space and the environment of Asia, which will be epitomized in the Main Exhibition and Special Exhibition 1 and 2.

As we have entered the present 21st century, people transcending national boundaries and the massive flow of information is drastically accelerating, and based on the energy that is leading these trends, Asian countries have been experiencing cultural closeness and complex historical interaction.

The prevalence in the tremendous flow of energy is changing the overall situation in Asia, has put humans into a state of anxiety and is constantly motivating us to overcome ourselves. That is the reason for entitling the Main Exhibition, “Asian Express”, which embodies “drastic flow” and “individual expression”. From the Main Exhibition, we will be able to newly acknowledge our own existence as well as have a look into how each artist have understood this energy.

Furthermore, Special Exhibition 1 entitled, “"I AM IN THE PICTURE—Portraits and self-portraits of the current”" addresses the “me” in society by acting as a mouthpiece of society and race transcending each individuals.

Special Exhibition 2 is about Irigwanji(一以貫之: One principle runs through it all”). As artists from regions prospering in photographic culture; Daegu and Yeongnam, they have portrayed their artistic beliefs in their works in this exhibition, where their messages will be spread throughout the world by Daegu Photo Biennale.