Duration of Event: September 5 ~ November 9, 2008
The 7th Gwangju Biennale was comprised of a series of selected traveling exhibitions invited to use the biennale as a destination, a stop on the touring itinerary in the global exhibition network.
By inviting exhibitions to the Biennale, the aim was not simply to make an exhibition about exhibitions or to debate the principles of curatorial culture, rather, exhibitions are understood here as fundamental e x p r e s s i o ns of cultural and intellectual practice, and as such have gone beyond being understood as a form of reflection or forum of debate for art.
The programme was divided into three main strands: "On the Road,"a collection of traveling exhibitions that were produced elsewhere in 2006/2007; "Position Papers" involved curators in dialogue; and "Insertions" featured works and events specially commissioned for Gwangju.
The Artistic Director was Okwui Enwezor, and the Co-Curators were Hyunjin Kim and Ranjit Hoskote.