12th Gwangju Biennale
06.09.18 – 20.10.18
Curated by Jean de Loisy and Sungwon Kim
As part of the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea, a new performance and sculpture was presented in the Palais de Tokyo-curated Pavilion Project. The exhibition fittingly took as its starting point the slippages that occur in language when lost in translation. Set in the Gwangju Civic Center, a remarkable brutalist space with a soaring central atrium, twelve artists responded to the ambiguities that occur when distinct domains and cultural codes meet and transform. Kiswanson produced his works in the city of Gwangju itself, working with twin eleven-year-old brothers to produce a performance in a language that he cannot speak himself.
Text by Louise Benson